Saturday, June 5, 2010

In My Mailbox - 6/5/10

Credit goes to The Story Siren for creating and hosting the In My Mailbox feature. Here are my new books for this week.

For review:

The Agency: The Body at the Tower by Y.S. Lee

Mary Quinn is back, now a trusted member of the Agency, the all female detective unit operating out of Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls. Her new assignment sends her into the grimy underbelly of Victorian London dressed as a poor boy, evoking her own childhood memories of fear, hunger, and constant want. As she insinuates herself into the confidence of several persons of interest, she encounters others in desperate situations and struggles to make a difference without exposing --or losing --her identity. Mary’s adventure, which takes place on the building site of the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament, offers a fictional window into a fascinating historical time and place.


Stork by Wendy Dersol

Sixteen-year-old Katla has just moved from Los Angeles to the sticks of Minnesota. As if it weren’t enough that her trendy fashion sense draws stares, she learns to her horror that she’s a member of an ancient order of women who decide to whom certain babies will be born. Add to that Wade, the arrogant football star whom Katla regrettably fooled around with, and Jack, a gorgeous farm boy who initially seems to hate her. Soon Katla is having freaky dreams about a crying infant and learns that, as children, she and Jack shared a near-fatal, possibly mystical experience. Can Katla survive this major life makeover and find a dress for the homecoming dance?

Bought:

The World Above by Cameron Dokey

Gen and her twin brother, Jack, were raised with their mother's tales of life in the World Above. Gen is skeptical, but adventureous Jack believes the stories--and trades the family cow for magical beans. Their mother rejoices, knowing they can finally return to their royal home.
When Jack plants the beans and climbs the enchanted stalk, he is captured by the tyrant who now rules the land. Gen sets off to rescue her borther, but danger awaits her in the World Above. For finding Jack may mean losing her heart....

8 comments:

Kelsey said...

Nice books! I still really need to read the first Agency novel...Enjoy :)

prophecygirl said...

Cool week! I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of The Agency :)

Christina T said...

I loved A Spy in the House and The Body At The Tower sounds like it will be another fantastic story.

~The Book Pixie said...

I really want to read The Agency books! They sound amazing. Stork is also on my wishlist. Great books, hope you enjoy them. :D

~Briana

Tez said...

The Agency looks great. Looking forward to your review!

Jennifer @ Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

Wow, beautiful book covers. I have the first Agency book, and I hope to read it soon.

Great books!

Little Miss Becky :) said...

I loved Stork!! I hope you enjoy it, too! You got some fun books this week!

brandileigh2003 said...

Looks like a great week. Check out my IMMB if you want here

 
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