Saturday, April 11, 2009

In My Mailbox - 4/11/09

Credit goes to The Story Siren for thinking up the In My Mailbox feature.

Well I had a pretty slow week, I guess with how good last week was, it balances out.

The Agency: A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee

At a young age, Mary is rescued from the gallows by a woman masquerading as a prison warden. She is taken to Miss Scrimshaw's Academy for Girls. The school, Mary learns, is a front for a private investigation agency and, at 17, she is taken on as an agent. In her new role she is catapulted into the family home of the Thorolds to investigate the shady business dealings of Mr Thorold.

Far From Home by K.M. Peyton

Passion, courage and determination burn brightly in Roman servant-girl Minna's final heart-rending adventure. When Minna's true love Theo sets off north to battle, commanding an army that includes her brother, her friends and her beloved horse, Silva, Minna cannot bear to see them all leave her. Regardless of the dangers she will be facing, she joins the baggage train and becomes a Roman spy. Army life is hard and brutal, yet her growing closeness with Theo makes it bearable. Could he finally admit his love for her? But when Theo is wounded in battle and Silva is stolen by the enemy, Minna must throw off all her romantic dreams and set off alone on a life-or-death mission to save her horse.

The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams

Thirteen-year-old Kyra has grown up in an isolated polygamous community without questioning her father’s three wives and her twenty brothers and sisters. Or at least without questioning them much—if you don’t count her secret visits to the Mobile Library on Wheels to read forbidden books, or her meetings with the boy she hopes to choose for herself instead of having a man chosen for her. But when the Prophet decrees that Kyra must marry her 60-year-old uncle—who already has six wives—Kyra must make a desperate choice in the face of violence and her own fears of losing her family.

(I wouldn't usually buy this kind of book, but it was being offered on Amazon Vine and it looked interesting so I decided to request it)

Pirate Hannah Pritchard: Captured by Bonnie Pryor

Aboard the Sea Hawk, Hannah Pritchard and her fellow pirates are sailing home to share the treasure they took from the British. But, during their journey, a British frigate attacks the Sea Hawk, destroying the ship. Hannah and a few crewmates narrowly escape with the treasure chest. Marooned on an island, Hannah and her friends are captured by the British. Follow Hannah Pritchard in her second pirate adventure as she faces brutal conditions as a British prisoner during the American Revolution; sequel to Hannah Pritchard: Pirate of the Revolution, published in 2008. (I couldn't find the cover for this book anywhere online, my scanner refused to work, I finally took this crappy picture with my digital camera)

And a few I bought used or got through Paperbackswap or Bookmooch:

Anyway hopefully next week will be better, and be sure to check out the contest one post below this!


MySharonAnne said...

omg you get book from vine? *jealous!

Rebecca Herman said...

Yeah, I've been a member of Vine for a while. It's a pretty good program but some months aren't as good as others. But during an average month I'd find 1-3 books I want from the list.

Lianne said...

Allie Finkeles Rules For Girls: Moving Day is a really awsome book!

Nancy said...

Happy Easter!!

Wow! you had a great week with so many good books. What are you going to start with first? The Chosen One has my vote :)

Anonymous said...

I love the cover for The Chosen One but the book does seem a bit creepy and interesting, I think.

the story siren said...

Yeah, Amazon Vine! Lots of great books.

vvb32 reads said...

the agency has a great cover and interesting premise. look forward to your review on this one.

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