Saturday, April 30, 2011

In My Mailbox - 4/30/11

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Here are the new books I got this week. I was really excited to receive these books as all were books I really wanted to read.

For review:

Fateful by Claudia Gray

In Fateful, eighteen-year-old maid Tess Davies is determined to escape the wealthy, overbearing family she works for. Once the ship they’re sailing on reaches the United States, she’ll strike out on her own. Then she meets Alec, a handsome first-class passenger who captivates her instantly. But Alec has secrets....
Soon Tess will learn just how dark Alec’s past truly is. The danger they face is no ordinary enemy: werewolves are real and they’re stalking him—and now Tess, too. Her growing love for Alec will put Tess in mortal peril, and fate will do the same before their journey on the Titanic is over.
Featuring the opulent backdrop of the Titanic, Fateful’s publication is poised to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of the ship’s doomed maiden voyage. It is sure to be a hit among Titanic buffs and fans of paranormal romance alike. (I already finished reading this, and I loved it!)

The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell

Twelve princesses suffer from a puzzling—and downright silly—curse. Ridiculous though the curse may be, whoever breaks it will win a handsome reward.
Sharp-witted Reveka, an herbalist’s apprentice, has little use for princesses, with their snooty attitudes and impractical clothing. She does, however, have use for the reward money that could buy her a position as a master herbalist.
But curses don’t like to be broken, and Reveka’s efforts lead her to deeper mysteries. As she struggles to understand the curse, she meets a shadowy stranger (as charming as he is unsettling) and discovers a blighted land in desperate need of healing. Soon the irreverent apprentice is faced with a daunting choice—will she break the curse at the peril of her own soul? (I'm reading this now, and really enjoying it so far)

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.
Elisa is the chosen one.
But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can’t see how she ever will.
Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.
And he’s not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people’s savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.
Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young.
Most of the chosen do.


Unknown said...

I love the sound of Fateful - I plan to keep an eye out for that.

Jessica said...

All three of these sound great!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

the princess curse looks adorable!!

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Unknown said...

A great pile of books! They all seem great. The Girl of fire and thorn looks fab :)
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Majanka said...

OMG. All of these look amazing. The cover of Fateful looks eerie and haunting. The Princess Curse looks beyond adorable, and The Girl of Fire and Throns looks absolutely mesmerising. Adding all three of these to my wishlist. Enjoy reading!

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Bella said...

I love Claudia Gray, Fateful looks awesome! And The Girl of Fire and Thorns looks pretty cool too, happy reading! :)

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Michelle Santiago said...

i really want to read the girl of fire and thorns. awesome mailbox this week! enjoy :)



Anonymous said...

I think I would like The Princess Curse! Thanks for the heads up!

heavenisabookstore said...

The Girl of Fire and Thorns looks like a good pick!

Sally said...

Awesome books this week. So jealous that you have The Girl of Fire and Thorns can't wait to get my hands on it.
Happy reading.

Sab H. said...

SO jealous of FATEFUL!! :P Happy reading!

Bijou-Heart said...

Fateful looks good! Can't wait to read your review on it! And so does The girl of Fire and thorns! Happy reading :)

Allison Vaughn said...

I love the cover of The Girl of Fire and Thorns. What great reads this week!

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Unknown said...

The Princess Curse is bound to be a little adorable read. You have so many good ones this week. I hope you enjoy :)

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Christina Reads YA said...

Ah, I entered Claudia Gray's contest for Fateful. It sounds so wonderful! But then again, anything she writes is bound to be good given her talent.

And you have the Girl of Fire and Thorns -- I first saw that one on Steph Su's blog. It's been on my wishlist ever since :D.

I would love to read what you have to say about both books! It'll only get me more excited for their release :).

Happy reading!

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Unknown said...

Ooh... That second one sounds Fantastic. I will have to look for that.

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