Saturday, September 19, 2009

In My Mailbox - 9/19/09

Credit goes to The Story Siren for thinking up the In My Mailbox feature.

Here are the new books I bought or received this week:

Alice in Love and War by Ann Turnbull

1644 - Alice Newcombe, trapped and unhappy on her uncle's farm, finds her life transformed when royalist soldiers are billeted there during the Civil War. Suddenly her days are filled with excitement - and love for one young soldier, Robin. When the regiment moves on, Alice persuades Robin to take her with him, and she joins the other army women on the baggage train. The road ahead is long and hard - will there be happiness at its end?


A Pearl Among Princes by Coleen Murtagh Paratore

Gracepearl Coal is the cook's daughter on Miramore, the island all princes visit for their summer program in the Charming Arts. Each year, the princes-in-training arrive on gallant seacraft, guided by captains trained to navigate the island's treacherous waters. Passage on one of these boats is the only method to leave the island—thus betrothal to a royal is the only way for Pearl to find her far-off destiny, the one that's started haunting her dreams. Luckily, this year's crop of princes include some promising prospects, but how will Pearl leave behind her ailing father or—hardest of all—marry a boy other than her long-time beloved, Mackree . . . who now finds it too painful to even speak to her?


Ice by Sarah Beth Durst

When Cassie was a little girl, her grandmother told her a fairy tale about her mother, who made a deal with the Polar Bear King and was swept away to the ends of the earth. Now that Cassie is older, she knows the story was a nice way of saying her mother had died. Cassie lives with her father at an Arctic research station, is determined to become a scientist, and has no time for make-believe.
Then, on her eighteenth birthday, Cassie comes face-to-face with a polar bear who speaks to her. He tells her that her mother is alive, imprisoned at the ends of the earth. And he can bring her back — if Cassie will agree to be his bride.
That is the beginning of Cassie's own real-life fairy tale, one that sends her on an unbelievable journey across the brutal Arctic, through the Canadian boreal forest, and on the back of the North Wind to the land east of the sun and west of the moon. Before it is over, the world she knows will be swept away, and everything she holds dear will be taken from her — until she discovers the true meaning of love and family in the magical realm of Ice.

19 comments:

Storyheart said...

Looks like a few good reads there, thank you for sharing in your normal great style
Barry Eva (Storyheart)
Author of "Across the Pond"

Blog: http://acrossthepond-storyheart.blogspot.com

katie said...

Ooh all of those sound really good. I really want to read Ice. Can't wait for your reviews. =]

Kelsey said...

Jealous of those great books! I really want to read A Pearl Among Princes. Looking forward to your reviews.

ReggieWrites said...

Great books! I'm not really into these books, but I might check it out. Can't wait for your reviews! Happy Reading :-)

~The Book Pixie said...

I'd love to have all three of these books! Especially Ice. I hope you enjoy them! :D

~Briana

Cindy said...

Yay! they all look good! happy reading!

Lexie said...

I can't wait for Ice to come out and 'Pearl Among Princes' sounds really good!

Lexie

Catherine said...

Ice is one I have been eager for for a while now. It looks amazing!

The Story Siren said...

awesome! ice looks great! hope you enjoy! happy reading!

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. They all look really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

Lauren said...

Ice sounds really wonderful. The summary kind of reminds me of the His Dark Materials trilogy. I hope you enjoy it!

The Book Bug said...

you had a great week!! Im so jealous! I really want a pearl among princes!

enjoy
TBB

Becky said...

These books all sound great. Happy reading!

Nina said...

Great books you got! Alice in Love and War by Ann Turnbull sounds good! Enjoy reading them.

cat said...

Those are three books that look fantastic! Great week and happy reading!

Becky said...

Blarg! I'm so jealous of ICE! I did a waiting on wednesday of it a few weeks ago. Guess I'll keep waiting, I'm excited for your review! =)

Allison said...

Ice sounds interesting!

bookjourney said...

Ice looks pretty wonderful!

Lenore said...

Oooh! ICE is on the loose! I will have to call my dad to see if my copy came yet :)

 
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