Saturday, October 30, 2010

In My Mailbox - 10/30/10

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Here are my new books for this week:

For review:

The Secret Journeys of Jack London, Book One: The Wild by Christopher Golden

The world knows Jack London as a writer who lived his own thrilling, real-life adventures. But there are parts of his life that have remained hidden for many years, things so horrifying even he couldn’t set them down in writing. These are the Secret Journeys of Jack London.
We meet Jack at age seventeen, following thousands of men and women into the Yukon Territory in search of gold. For Jack, the journey holds the promise of another kind of fortune: challenge and adventure. But what he finds in the wild north is something far more sinister than he could ever have imagined: kidnapping and slavery, the murderous nature of desperate men, and, amidst it all, supernatural beasts of the wilderness that prey upon the weakness in men’s hearts.
Acclaimed writers Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon, along with illustrator Greg Ruth, have crafted a masterful tale both classic and contemporary, a gripping original story of the paranormal in the tradition of the great Jack London. (this was a surprise review copy that just showed up and I can't find a finished cover picture)


Swapped/traded:

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Septys

Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they've known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded and dirty train car, Lina, her mother, and her young brother slowly make their way north, crossing the Arctic Circle, to a work camp in the coldest reaches of Siberia. Here they are forced, under Stalin's orders, to dig for beets and fight for their lives under the cruelest of conditions.
Lina finds solace in her art, meticulously - and at great risk - documenting events by drawing, hoping these messages will make their way to her father's prison camp to let him know they are still alive. It is a long and harrowing journey, spanning years and covering 6,500 miles, but it is through incredible strength, love, and hope that Lina ultimately survives. Between Shades of Gray is a novel that will steal your breath and capture your heart.

6 comments:

Page (One Book At A Time) said...

I so WANT Between Shades of Grey. It just sounds so amazing.

Michelle said...

I've seen a lot of positive reviews for this book. I hope you like it! :)

Gabrielle Carolina said...

I have to read Shades.

Happy reading!
If you want to know what I got in my mailbox this week, check out my blog here-
http://themodpodgebookshelf.blogspot.com
Blessings,
Gabrielle

Jessica Lawlor said...

I've seen Between Shades of Grey all over the place this week! Looks great. Hope you enjoy it!

Here's mine this week!

Little Willow said...

Would you be interested in doing an interview with Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon about The Secret Journeys of Jack London? If so, please email me or leave a comment at my blog so we can get in contact! :) Thanks!!

Hafsah @ IceyBooks said...

Between Shades of Grey looks and sounds pretty good! I'm your newest follower, please stop by and follow back!
Hafsah @ IceyBooks

 
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