Saturday, September 5, 2009

In My Mailbox - 9/5/09

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

Here are the new books I bought or received this week:

Dark Guardian: Dark of the Moon by Rachel Hawthorne

Brittany is determined to prove herself to the Dark Guardians. And yet she's been keeping a devastating secret: She hasn't experienced any of the intense, early signs of change that mark a Dark Guardian's transformation. The only intense feelings she has are for Connor—and she's kept that a secret, too. But she knows she'll never truly have Connor's love if she's not a Shifter like him.
At the first full moon after her birthday, her greatest fear is realized: She doesn't transform. Brittany is so desperate to become a wolf that she'll go to extremes she never thought possible . . . and put all the Dark Guardians in incredible danger.

The Squire's Quest by Gerald Morris

Why is it, Terence wondered, that the things you know most surely are always the things you can’t demonstrate to any one else?
And why is it, after all of these years, that Terence is still just a squire, offering advice on how best to scrub the rust spots from armor? But Squire Terence has more to worry about than his place on the social scale. For all the peace and prosperity that has made England famous across Europe, Terence is uneasy. After nearly six months without contact with the World of the Faeries – not even from his old friend, the mischievous sprite Robin – Terence is sure something is rotten in King Arthur's court.

Look to the East by Maureen Lang

At the dawn of the First World War, the French provincial village of Briecourt is isolated from the battles, but the century-old feud between the Toussaints and the de Colvilles still rages in the streets. When the German army sweeps in to occupy the town, families on both sides of the feud must work together to protect stragglers caught behind enemy lines. Juliette Toussaint may have been adopted from a faraway island, but she feels the scorn of the de Colvilles as much as anyone born a Toussaint. So when she falls in love with one of the stragglers - a wealthy and handsome Belgian entrepreneur - she knows shes playing with fire. Charles Lassone hides in the cellar of the Briecourt church, safe from the Germans for the moment. But if hes discovered, it will bring danger to the entire village and could cost Charles his life. First in a three-book series.

Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis

Okay, so maybe Shelby has made a few mistakes with boys lately (how was she supposed to know Wes had "borrowed" that Porsche?). But her stepmother totally overreacts when she catches Shelby in a post-curfew kiss with a hot senior: Suddenly Shelby's summer plans are on the shelf, and she's being packed off to brat camp. It's good-bye, prom dress; hello, hiking boots.
Things start looking up, though, when Shelby meets fellow camper (and son of a rock star) Austin Bridges III. But soon she realizes there's more to Austin than crush material-his family has a dark secret, and he wants Shelby's help guarding it. Shelby knows that she really shouldn't be getting tangled up with another bad boy . . . but who is she to turn her back on a guy in need, especially such a good-looking one? One thing's for sure: That pesky full moon is about to get her into trouble all over again.

Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow

Dru Anderson has what her grandmother called “the touch.” (Comes in handy when you’re traveling from town to town with your dad, hunting ghosts, suckers, wulfen, and the occasional zombie.)
Then her dad turns up dead—but still walking—and Dru knows she’s next. Even worse, she’s got two guys hungry for her affections, and they’re not about to let the fiercely independent Dru go it alone. Will Dru discover just how special she really is before coming face-to-fang with whatever—or whoever— is hunting her?

Wishing for Tomorrow: The Sequel to A Little Princess by Hilary McKay

Hilary McKay revisits Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies after the events of A Little Princess and Sara Crewe's happily ever after. But Sara is much missed - and most acutely by best friend Ermengarde, who laments that 'nothing is the same as it was before'. But life must go on at Miss Minchin's as new friendships are made, rivalries continued, lessons learned and, most importantly, fairytale endings are had.

Winter's Child by Cameron Dokey

A Retelling of "The Snow Queen"
Free-spirited Grace and serious Kai are the best of friends. They grew up together listening to magical tales spun by Kai's grandmother and sharing in each other's secrets. But when they turn sixteen and Kai declares his love for Grace, everything changes. Grace yearns for freedom and slowly begins to push Kai — and their friendship — away.
Dejected Kai dreams of a dazzling Snow Queen, who entices him to leave home and wander to faraway lands. When Grace discovers Kai is gone, she learns how much she has lost and sets out on a mystical journey to find Kai...and discover herself.

A Blue and Gray Christmas by Vickie McDonough, Lauralee Bliss, Tamela Hancock Murray, and Carrie Turansky

Surrender yourself to the forces of love in four engaging Civil War Christmas romances. Join up with Leah Woods as she searches for her missing fiancé in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Stick to your guns with Arabella Lambert as she pledges her allegiance to pacifist Barry Birch, a man labeled a coward. Ride out the storm with Rachel Thornton as she resists her attraction to the wounded artist James Galloway. Saddle up with Confederate-born Hannah McIntosh as she falls for Chris Haley, an embittered Union soldier. Can these couples forge an everlasting union in the tide of civil war?

Her Inheritance Forever by Lyn Cote

In 1836 Texas, Alandra Sandoval is determined to run her rancho without a man. Scully Falconer is top hand on a neighboring spread. The Mexican lady and the American cowboy are on separate paths---until greedy relatives, a troubled past, and the tides of history bring them together! Will their lives change forever?


Anonymous said...

Ooh, I want "Never Cry Werewolf!" A ton of awesome books this week for you!

Happy reading!

- Katie

Thao said...

I like Wishing For Tomorrow, it sounds so cute. You got quite a lot of books this week hey? ^^

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. Strange Angels sounds really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

April (BooksandWine) said...

Okay, all of those books look really awesome! All of them look like something I would want to read LOL, especially the Winter's Child and Dark of the Moon and Never Cry Werewolf.

the story siren said...

oh wow! what a ton of great books this week! hope you enjoy them all! happy reading!

Lizzy said...

You got a bunch of great books this week! I need to read Never Cry Werewolf, it looks fun. Winter's Child looks interesting too. Happy reading!

Lyn Cote said...

Please let me know if you enjoy HER INHERITANCE FOREVER. I really loved writing it.

Unknown said...

Have read Strange Angels, was quite good I thought. Never Cry Werewolf looks great and I love the cover. Happy reading!

Alyssa F said...

You always get such great books! Really jealous about Winter's Child. Can't wait to see what you think of it!

Mari - Escape In A Book said...

You've got some great books this week. I have to say that I loved the cover on Winter's child!

I'm waiting for a copy of Strange Angels to dump into my mailbox =D Never Cry Werewolf is on my WL.

Anonymous said...

About Winter's Child by Cameron Dokey. Not too bad, but I like Andersen's original version much more. By the way, here I found a lot of illustrations to The Snow Queen. Modern, elegant, deep.

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