Saturday, June 12, 2010

In My Mailbox - 6/12/10

Credit goes to The Story Siren for creating and hosting the In My Mailbox feature. Here are my new books for this week.

For review:

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours.
But Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.
So much for normal.


Fallen Grace by Mary Hooper

Grace Parkes has just had to do a terrible thing. Having given birth to an illegitimate child, she has travelled to the famed Brookwood Cemetery to place her small infant's body in a rich lady's coffin. Following the advice of a kindly midwife, this is the only way that Grace can think of to give something at least to the little baby who died at birth, and to avoid the ignominy of a pauper's grave. Distraught and weeping, Grace meets two people at the cemetery: Mrs Emmeline Unwin and Mr James Solent. These two characters will have a profound affect upon Grace's life. But Grace doesn't know that yet. For now, she has to suppress her grief and get on with the business of living: scraping together enough pennies selling watercress for rent and food; looking after her older sister, who is incapable of caring for herself; thwarting the manipulative and conscience-free Unwin family, who are as capable of running a lucrative funeral business as they are of defrauding a young woman of her fortune. A stunning evocation of life in Victorian London, with vivid and accurate depictions, ranging from the deprivation that the truly poor suffered to the unthinking luxuries enjoyed by the rich: all bound up with a pacy and thrilling plot, as Grace races to unravel the fraud about to be perpetrated against her and her sister.

Heartless by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

Princess Una of Parumvir has come of age and will soon be married. She dreams of a handsome and charming prince, but when the first suitor arrives, she finds him stodgy and boring. Prince Aethelbald from the mysterious land of Farthestshore has traveled far to prove his love--and also to bring hushed warnings of danger. A dragon is rumored to be approaching Parumvir.
Una, smitten instead with a more dashing prince, refuses Aethelbald's offer--and ignores his warnings. Soon the Dragon King himself is in Parumvir, and Una, in giving her heart away unwisely, finds herself in grave danger. Only those courageous enough to risk everything have a hope of fighting off this advancing evil.

The Seeker by Ann H. Gabhart

Charlotte Vance is a young woman who knows what she wants. But when the man she planned to marry joins the Shakers--a religious group that does not marry--she is left dumbfounded. And when her father brings home a new wife who is young enough to be Charlotte's sister, it is more than she can bear. With the country--and her own household--on the brink of civil war, this pampered gentlewoman hatches a plan to avoid her new stepmother and win back her man by joining the Shaker community at Harmony Hill. Little does she know that this decision will lead her down a road toward unforeseen peace--and a very unexpected love.

The Protector by Carla Capshaw

Quintus Ambustus is a slave — Adiona Leonia is a wealthy socialite. He fights for his life in the gladiator's ring — she plays cutthroat politics in Rome's high society. He's sacrificed everything for his Christian faith — she believes in nothing and no one. But when Adiona's life is threatened, Quintus is chosen as her bodyguard, and their fascination with one another shocks them both. Neither thought to find joy in a match society would condemn…but their feelings cannot be denied. Have they lost too much to believe in happiness? Or will their growing love let them leave the past behind—and build a new future together?


Kelsey said...

So jealous of Paranormalcy- it sounds great :) Enjoy!

Dahlia (TheBookShopaholic) said...

Paranormalcy! Woo, I can't wait for the release of that one. I will devour it. I hope you enjoy it as well as your other books.

prophecygirl said...

Paranormalcy looks really good, and I can't wait to hear what you think of Fallen Grace. I haven't read it yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

Have a great week :)

Christina T said...

Heartless and Fallen Grace both look really good. I've only read one of Mary Hooper's books but I thought it was fantastic.

~The Book Pixie said...

Heartless and Paranormalcy are both on my wishlist! Fallen Grace sounds really good too. Happy reading. :D


Vicki said...

I really enjoyed Fallen Grace, hope you do too.

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

Fantastic week for you..JEALOUS!

the story siren said...

great books this week! happy reading!

Alison Can Read said...

These books look very interesting. Especially Fallen Grace.
I gave you the Versatile Blogger Award on my blog -

Arena said...

Looks like an awesome haul!

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Happy Monday!

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