Sunday, July 3, 2011

In My Mailbox - 7/3/11

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Here are the new books I got this week:

Bought:

Traitor's Kiss by Pauline Francis

This is the captivating true story of the young Elizabeth I, as she struggles to survive the treacherous world of Tudor England. After the death of her father, Henry VIII, a young Elizabeth journeys to London to live with her father's widow, Katherine Parr, and her new husband, Thomas Seymour, brother-in-law to King Edward. Surrounded by malicious whisperings of her late mother's witchcraft, Elizabeth is desperate to escape suspicion and discover the truth about her mother. A young stranger asserting Anne's Boleyn's innocence sends her on search a that takes her on a dangerous midnight journey to Bedlam, the hospital for the insane, to meet her mother's former lady-in-waiting. This encounter changes the way she views her mother - and herself. Meanwhile, at home, Elizabeth's reputation is increasingly under threat, as her stepfather, Thomas Seymour makes unwanted advances toward her. Her stepmother witnesses a kiss and Elizabeth is sent back to Hertfordshire in disgrace. Here she falls seriously ill and rumours abound that she is hiding a pregnancy. When Thomas Seymour is arrested for treason in a plot to overthrow King Edward, Elizabeth is implicated by association. Now it is up to her to defend her integrity - and her life...From the author of the best-selling Raven Queen comes a new masterpiece of historical fiction.


Wolf Blood by N.M. Browne

A Celtic warrior girl is held captive and enslaved by a rival tribe. When fever takes her only friend she knows she must escape, but she runs straight into the path of two Roman foot soldiers. Thinking they will kill a warrior instantly, the girl disguises herself as a beggar and asks to share their fire. Using her gift as a seer she discovers that one of the soldiers is not what he seems. Celtic blood courses through his veins too, but there is something else. He is a shapeshifter - a Versipellum. He shares his soul with that of the wolf. The girl needs to reach the leader of her dead friend's tribe, and the boy must escape the Romans before they discover his true nature. Their only chance of survival is to help each other. But what will happen when their powers are combined?


Tomorrow Girls: Run for Cover by Eva Gray

In a terrifying future world, four girls must depend on each other if they want to survive.
Now that best friends Louisa, Rosie, Evelyn, and Maddie know the truth -- or at least the danger they're in -- the girls have run away from their "safe" country retreat. But life is riskier than ever, and Rosie still doesn't know who she can trust.
Rosie's survival skills are top-notch. But how well can she keep her own secrets?


For review:

The Flappers: Ingenue by Jillian Larkin

Bobbed hair. Short skirts. Cool jazz. Dark speakeasy. Anything goes. Meet the flappers, Gloria, Clara, Lorraine . . . and the rich young boys who love and loathe them.

8 comments:

Sab H. said...

Great books! I still need to read Vixen! Happy reading :)

Katie said...

Great books this week. I really want to read Vixen soon. Happy reading!

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

You're so lucky to have the Traitor's Kiss!I can't wait to hear what you think of it :)

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

OMG, Wolf's Blood sounds amazing!

Kristina said...

I have never seen these books before, but I really love the cover to Wolf's Blood

Kristin said...

You have a nice list of books that you received this week in your mailbox.
Happy Reading,
Book Sniffers Anonymous

DeniseF said...

Traitor's Kiss sounds really good! I will have to add it to my TBR list.

DeniseF said...

Traitor's Kiss sounds really good! I will have to add it to my TBR list.

 
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