Sunday, April 5, 2009

In My Mailbox Elise (1)

Shakespeare's Muse and I will switch off every other week doing the "In My Mailbox" segment. These are the books that I have recieved either in the mail, from the library, or bought this week.
A Map of the Known World by Lisa Ann Sandell
In A Map of the Known World, Cora Bradley dreams of escape. Ever since her reckless older brother, Nate, died in a car crash, Cora has felt suffocated by her small town and high school. She seeks solace in drawing beautiful maps, envisioning herself in exotic locales. When Cora begins to fall for Damian, the handsome, brooding boy who was in the car with Nate the night he died, she uncovers her brother's secret artistic life and realizes she had more in common with him than she ever imagined. This is the tale of one girl's journey through the redemptive powers of art, friendship, and love.

Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
Beatrice Shakespeare Smith is not an actress, yet she lives in a theater.
She's not an orphan, but she has no parents.
She knows every part, but she has no lines of her own.
Until now.

Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the characters of every play ever written can be found behind the curtain. They were born to play their parts, and are bound to the Théâtre by The Book--an ancient and magical tome of scripts. Bertie is not one of them, but they are her family--and she is about to lose them all and the only home she has ever known.

The Weight of the Sky by Lisa Ann Sandell
This trip is Sarah’s first time going away without her family, and she is terrified and thrilled, all at once, but her journey entails more than just being on an adventure far from home; it’s about figuring out how to fit in when you’ve felt so apart all your life.

The Singer of All Songs by Kate Constable
Calwyn has lived all her life behind the high ice-wall that guards the sisters of Antaris from the world of Tremaris.
The sisters practice ice chantment -- one of the Nine Powers of chantment, a form of magic worked through music. But when Calwyn finds an Outlander man fallen, wounded, through the wall, she is drawn to him ... and drawn into a wondrous, dangerous adventure.
It is an adventure that takes her outside the wall and to the limits of her own powers, as she, the Outlander Darrow, and others unite to defeat the sorcerer Samis, who seeks to claim all Nine Powers and become the Singer of All Songs.

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