Saturday, May 9, 2009

In My Mailbox (5)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren. On it, we will post the books we have gotten this week from the library, the bookstore, the mail, a friend that leant it to us, and any other ways that we manage to get a book from. This week Shakespeare's Muse is not in town and doesn't have internet access, so you will just be seeing what books I got.

IN ELISE'S MAILBOX:
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
From: The mail, ARC- I'm not sure if this is actually YA, but I agreed to read it because it looks really good. The Salem Witch Trials always interest me.
Harvard graduate student Connie Goodwin needs to spend her summer doing research for her doctoral dissertation. But when her mother asks her to handle the sale of Connie's grandmother's abandoned home near Salem, she can't refuse. As she is drawn deeper into the mysteries of the family house, Connie discovers an ancient key secreted within a seventeenth-century Bible. The key contains a yellowing fragment of parchment with a name written upon it: Deliverance Dane. This discovery launches Connie on a quest to find out who this woman was, and to unearth a rare colonial artifact of singular power: a physick book, its pages a secret repository for lost knowledge of herbs and other, stranger things.
As the pieces of Deliverance's harrowing story begin to fall into place, Connie is haunted by visions of the long-ago witch trials, and begins to fear that she is more tied to Salem's dark past then she could have ever imagined.

Snap by Carol Snow

From: The mail, ARC

Madison Sabatini thought she knew who she was. Then, in a flash, everything changed.
Now Madison finds herself stuck in a strange, sleepy beach town, and she throws herself into her one passion: photography. But when bizarre figures start appearing in her photos—people who are later reported dead—Madison begins to question everything about who she is...and who she wishes she could be.
Both chilling and relatable, this is the story of a normal girl who finds her life spinning strangely out of control. Carol Snow once again deftly blends teen-angst realism with paranormal suspense.


Wake by Lisa Mcmann

From: An awesome bookstore three stories tall and very exciting!

For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, the naked-but-nobody-notices dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie's seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime.

She can't tell anybody about what she does -- they'd never believe her, or worse, they'd think she's a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she doesn't want and can't control.

Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else's twisted psyche. She is a participant....

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

From: The same awsome bookstore!

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered a reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace, and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia. And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly's Dust, and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison. As Yelena tries to escape her dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and she develops magical powers she can't control. Her life’s at stake again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren’t so clear!

9 comments:

  1. Snyder's book is sooo mcuh prettier in person. right? ahhh but hey you got some great books and hope you enjoy them all! happy reading!

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  2. You had a great week with some awesome book. Poison Study is a great read and it has had so many different cover looks. Wake is a wonderful start to a good series and I cannot wait for Snap

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  3. I got a copy of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane too. Looks really cool!

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  4. Looks like you had an awesome week, heaps of those books sound really good. Enjoy.

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  5. I'm really looking forward to Snap. Lucky you! :)

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  6. Cool books. I'm pretty sure this is my first visit or your layout has changed. Your layout is very nice, very appealing. Happy reading.

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  7. great book week! lots of fantastic titles! i love Snyder's series! hope you enjoy them! happy reading and thanks for participating in IMM!

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  8. Snap looks great. I loved Switch.

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  9. Poison Study looks cool. I lovelovelove Wake. And I am so jealous of Snap. Happy reading!

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