Saturday, January 30, 2010

In My Mailbox - 1/30/10

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Here are my new books for this week:

The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal

Princess and heir to the throne of Thorvaldor, Nalia knows her role in life. But everything changes when she learns, just after her sixteenth birthday, that she is a false princess–a stand-in for the real Nalia, who has been hidden away for her protection. Cast out with little more than the clothes on her back, the girl now called Sinda must leave behind the city, her best friend, Kiernan, and the only life she’s ever known.
While struggling with her new peasant life, Sinda discovers that magic runs through her veins–long-suppressed, dangerous magic that she must learn to control. Returning to the city to seek answers, she instead uncovers a secret that could change the course of Thorvaldor’s history forever.

Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

At the age of four, Bryn watched a rabid werewolf brutally murder her parents. Alone in the world, she was rescued and taken in by Callum, the alpha of his pack. Now fifteen, Bryn's been raised as a human among werewolves, adhering to pack rule (mostly). Little fazes her.
But the pack's been keeping a secret, and when Bryn goes exploring against Callum's orders, she finds Chase, a newly turned teen Were locked in a cage. Terrifying memories of the attack on her mom and dad come flooding back. Bryn needs answers, and she needs Chase to get them. Suddenly, all allegiances to the pack no longer matter. It's Bryn and Chase against the werewolf world, whatever the consequences.

The Fool's Girl by Celia Rees

Young and beautiful Violetta may be of royal blood, but her kingdom is in shambles when she arrives in London on a mysterious mission. Her journey has been long and her adventures many, but it is not until she meets the playwright William Shakespeare that she gets to tell the entire story from beginning to end. Violetta and her comic companion, Feste, have come in search of an ancient holy relic that the evil Malvolio has stolen from their kingdom. But where will their remarkable quest—and their most unusual story—lead? In classic Celia Rees style, it is an engrossing journey, full of political intrigue, danger, and romance.
This wholly original story is spun from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, and includes both folly and suspense that would make the Bard proud.

Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George

Hoping to escape the troubles in her kingdom, Princess Poppy reluctantly agrees to take part in a royal exchange program, whereby young princes and princesses travel to each other’s countries in the name of better political alliances—and potential marriages. It’s got the makings of a fairy tale—until a hapless servant named Eleanor is tricked by a vengeful fairy godmother into competing with Poppy for the eligible prince. Ballgowns, cinders, and enchanted glass slippers fly in this romantic and action-packed happily-ever-after quest from an author with a flair for embroidering tales in her own delightful way.

The Queen's Daughter by Susan Coventry

Joan’s mother is Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, the most beautiful woman in the world. Her father is Henry II, the king of England. She loves them both—so what can she do when she’s forced to choose between them? As her parents’ arguments grow ever more vicious, Joan begins to feel like a political pawn.
When her parents marry her off to the king of Sicily, Joan finds herself with a man ten years her senior. She doesn’t love him, and she can’t quite forget her childhood crush, the handsome Lord Raymond.
As Joan grows up, she begins to understand that her parents’ worldview is warped by their political ambitions, and hers, in turn, has been warped by theirs. Is it too late to figure out whom to trust? And, more important, whom to love?

My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent

When Kaylee Cavanaugh screams, someone dies.

So when teen pop star Eden croaks onstage and Kaylee doesn't wail, she knows something is dead wrong. She can't cry for someone who has no soul.
The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad's ironclad curfew and putting her too-hot-to-be-real boyfriend's loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls: a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for eternity in the Netherworld—a consequence they can't possibly understand.
Kaylee can't let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk…
(Side note... I requested this from Amazon Vine... they sent me a finished copy... has anyone gotten a finished book from them before? They've always sent me only ARCs before. I am kinda disappointed because I prefer, by quite a lot, the original ARC cover and hoped to get it... I showed the original cover here so people would know what I am talking about...)

I also have one book I forgot to post about last week - a signed hardcover copy of Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, which I won from the Book Angel contest.


Julie said...

I'm SO insanely jealous of what you got. The Queen's Daughter, The Fool's Girl, The False Princess and Princess of Glass are all books I'm itching for!

Hilary Wagner said...

Wow! These all look great!

xoxo -- Hilary

Steph Su said...

Wow, I've been looking forward to The False Princess, Princess of Glass, and The Queen's Daughter! The plot of The False Princess sounds exactly like that of Margaret Peterson Haddix' Palace of Mirrors, haha.

prophecygirl said...

Ooh, Raised by Wolves sounds fab! Looking forward to seeing what you think of that one :)

Rebecca said...

Awesome books you got this week. They all look really interesting. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

Corrine said...

Wow! I haven't heard of these books, and they all look god! I hope you enjoy them!

I have a contest running on my blog right now for the book Break by Hannah Moskowitz. Feel free to check it out. :)

Nancy said...

You had a book week. I am currently reading MSTS and it is a good read. Raised by wolves is on my wish list and I cannot wait to see what you think about it.

Enjoy your reads :)

Unknown said...

Wow so many great books this week. Cannot wait for your reviews. Enjoy!

Chrissie said...

Wow, you have got loads of great books this week. Several of them are on my TBR list!

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Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I usually see these posts and mention one book I would like to read. In your case - I want to read all of them! They all look so good! :)

Stephanie said...

These look great! I have never seen The False Princess before -- I really like the premise. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I really want to read Raised by Wolves.. Great mailbox!

Please stop by my blog and check out mine! :)

Alayne said...

Lovely covers! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

Kathy Martin said...

What a nice group of books! I have to get Princess of Glass because I really like Jessica Day George. The False Princess also sounds good.

I just got a couple of other books by Jennifer Lynn Barnes after seeing Raised by Wolves. I really want to read that one but I also want to check out her style.

My Soul to Save was good. And Beautiful Creatures was excellent.

Happy reading!

Brooke Reviews said...

There are so many lovely covers here, and they sound like great books! Happy Reading :)

Monster of Books said...

Raised Wolves look amazing :)

Broche Fabian said...

I absolutely loved Raised by Wolves and just finished enjoying The False Princess. Our reading lists were so similar, how funny! I look forward to reading your reviews.

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