Saturday, April 2, 2011

In My Mailbox - 4/2/11

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Here are the new books I got this week:

For review:

Shadows on the Moon by ZoĆ« Marriott Suzume is a shadow-weaver. She can create mantles of darkness and light, walk unseen in the middle of the day, change her face. She can be anyone she wants to be. Except herself. Suzume died officially the day the Prince's men accused her father of treason. Now even she is no longer sure of her true identity. Is she the girl of noble birth living under the tyranny of her mother’s new husband, Lord Terayama? A lowly drudge scraping a living in the ashes of Terayama’s kitchens? Or Yue, the most beautiful courtesan in the Moonlit Lands? Everyone knows Yue is destined to capture the heart of a prince. Only she knows that she is determined to use his power to destroy Terayama. And nothing will stop her. Not even love.


The Lady of Bolton Hill by Elizabeth Camden

Female journalists are rare in 1879, but American-born Clara Endicott has finally made a name for herself with her provocative articles championing London's poor. When the backlash from her work forces a return home to Baltimore, Clara finds herself face-to-face with a childhood sweetheart who is no longer the impoverished factory worker she once knew. In her absence, Daniel Tremain has become a powerful industry giant and Clara finds him as enigmatic as ever. However, Daniel's success is fueled by resentment from past wounds and Clara's deeply-held beliefs about God's grace force Daniel to confront his own motives. When Clara's very life is endangered by one of Daniel's adversaries, they must face a reckoning neither of them ever could have foreseen.


Steel by Carrie Vaughn

Sixteen-year-old Jill has fought in dozens of fencing tournaments, but she has never held a sharpened blade. When she finds a corroded sword piece on a Caribbean beach, she is instantly intrigued and pockets it as her own personal treasure.
The broken tip holds secrets, though, and it transports Jill through time to the deck of a pirate ship. Stranded in the past and surrounded by strangers, she is forced to sign on as crew. But a pirate's life is bloody and brief, and as Jill learns about the dark magic that brought her there, she forms a desperate scheme to get home—one that risks everything in a duel to the death with a villainous pirate captain.
Time travel, swordplay, and romance combine in an original high-seas adventure from New York Times bestseller Carrie Vaughn.


Bought:

Jane Austen Stole My Boyfriend by Cora Harrison

Jane wants to meet a hero worthy of her extraordinary imagination: a gentleman who is dashing and daring and handsome and brave; who can dance like a viscount and duel like a king. Jane and Jenny are whiling away the season in Bath and there are plenty of dances, rumours and scandals to entertain them. But a good reputation, once lost, is gone forever; and Jane is in danger of becoming the talk of the town for all the wrong reasons…

11 comments:

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

Steel!!!! That one sounds AWESOME! I hope you enjoy!

ComaCalm said...

Jane Austen Stole My Boyfriend... ~giggle~
Awesome title, I want!

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Jenny said...

I got Steel recently also but haven't read it yet. I'm looking forward to your review of it! Happy reading~

Vy (Vy's Blog) said...

I haven't read Steel yet but I want too! The Lady of Bolton Hill as such a gorgeous cover!

Stephanie (Books Are A Girl's Best Friend) said...

This has to be the best mailbox ever! I can't wait for Jane Austen Stole My Boyfriend as I loved the first onne. I've never heard of The Lady Of Bolton Hill but I want to be a journalist so it looks like another one for the TBR pile. Also, I hope you're enjoying Entwined, it's on my birthday wishlist :)

Aleetha said...

YAY for Steel. You are so lucky getting the ARC of that book. I wish I can tead it too

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Julie Anne Lindsey said...

Great set this week. I hope you enjoy every word :) You can find my mailbox over here: http://blog.juliealindsey.com/

Christy @TheReaderBee said...

Ohh, Steel! I can't wait to read it, it sounds awesome! Enjoy!!

kathy@bookskidslike.com said...

Looks like you have some great reading ahead of you. I'm particularly interested in Shadows on the Moon and Steel!

Sally said...

Great books this week.
I really really want to get Steel. Pirates!
Happy reading.
Sally.
http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-my-mailbox-13.html

Eden said...

Steel PLUS SHadows On The Moon! You lucky duck! *reaches through Internet* *steals books*

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