Saturday, March 17, 2012

In My Mailbox - 3/17/12

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I only got two new books this week. The first is a review copy, and I also bought a finished copy of Grave Mercy since I had a B&N gift card and I *LOVED* the book so I much that I wanted a hardcover copy with the cover art.

Violins of Autumn by Amy McAuley

When the Germans begin bombing London in World War II, Betty is determined to do her part. Instead of running air raid drills like most girls her age, she lies about her age and trains to become a spy. Now known by her secret agent persona, Adele Blanchard, she finds herself parachuting over German-occupied France under the cover of darkness to join the secret Resistance movement. Prepared to die for her cause, Adele wasn’t expecting to make a new best friend in her fellow agent or fall for a handsome American pilot. With the brutality of war ever present, can Adele dare to dream of a future where the world is at peace and she is free to live and love of her own accord?


Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?
Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.
Ismae's most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart? (reviewed here)

6 comments:

Marg said...

Violins of Autumn looks good!

margie c {the bumble girl} said...

Grave Mercy sounds like one of the best ones out there right now! I cannot wait to read it too! Enjoy :)

Miss Page-Turner said...

Ohh Violins of Autumn sounds really good! I mostly read YA ficiton, but I should make an exception for this one. Enjoy!
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Michelle said...

I've heard good things about Grave Mercy so far. Hope you enjoy!

beccabooklover said...

I really need to get a hold of a copy of Grave Mercy because it sounds amazing!

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Alison Can Read said...

Great set! I can't wait to read Grave Mercy. Violins of Autumn sounds great too. Enjoy!
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