Sunday, March 11, 2012

In My Mailbox (17)


This meme is hosted by The Story Siren and you should head over there straightaway to check out what's hot in books right now.


It was a light week for me this week (Yay! Catch up time! Why did I put so many books on hold??) So, this week, I'm going to include a few summaries for you to peak your interest...

Library:

The Scoop (Goodreads):
Acclaimed, award-winning author Margot Livesey delivers her breakout novel: a captivating tale, set in Scotland in the early 1960s, that is both an homage and a modern variation on the enduring classic, Jane Eyre

Fate has not been kind to Gemma Hardy. Orphaned by the age of ten, neglected by a bitter and cruel aunt, sent to a boarding school where she is both servant and student, young Gemma seems destined for a life of hardship and loneliness. Yet her bright spirit burns strong. Fiercely intelligent, singularly determined, Gemma overcomes each challenge and setback, growing stronger and more certain of her path. Now an independent young woman with dreams of the future, she accepts a position as an au pair on the remote and beautiful Orkney Islands.

But Gemma's biggest trial is about to begin . . . a journey of passion and betrayal, secrets and lies, redemption and discovery that will lead her to a life she's never dreamed.



E-Library:

The Scoop (Goodreads):
There are many things that Annah would like to forget: the look on her sister's face when she and Elias left her behind in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, her first glimpse of the horde as they found their way to the Dark City, the sear of the barbed wire that would scar her for life. But most of all, Annah would like to forget the morning Elias left her for the Recruiters.

Annah's world stopped that day and she's been waiting for him to come home ever since. Without him, her life doesn't feel much different from that of the dead that roam the wasted city around her. Then she meets Catcher and everything feels alive again.

Except, Catcher has his own secrets—dark, terrifying truths that link him to a past Annah's longed to forget, and to a future too deadly to consider. And now it's up to Annah—can she continue to live in a world drenched in the blood of the living? Or is death the only escape from the Return's destruction?



ARC's Netgalley:

Yay!! I can see how Carrie Jones' Need series ends. I'm so excited to dig in!

The Scoop (Goodreads):
Zara is at the center of an impending apocalypse. True, she’s successfully rescued Nick from Valhalla, but it simply isn’t enough. Evil pixies are ravaging Bedford, and they need much more than one great warrior; they need an army. Zara isn’t sure what her role is anymore. She’s not just fighting for her friends; she’s also a pixie queen. And to align her team of pixies with the humans she loves will be one of her greatest battles yet. Especially since she can’t even reconcile her growing feelings for her pixie king . . .

Unexpected turns, surprising revelations, and one utterly satisfying romantic finale make Endure a thrilling end to this series of bestsellers.



ARC's Edelweiss:


Documents the harrowing 12-day period in 1919 Chicago during which a blimp crash, a race riot, a crippling transit strike and a sensational child murder case challenged the city's modernization efforts. By the author of The White Cascade.









In this striking literary debut, Carol Rifka Brunt unfolds a moving story of love, grief, and renewal as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don’t know you’ve lost someone until you’ve found them.

An emotionally charged coming-of-age novel, Tell the Wolves I’m Home is a tender story of love lost and found, an unforgettable portrait of the way compassion can make us whole again.



 
 
Two hundred years after the Salem witch trials, in the summer of 1892, a grisly new witch hunt is beginning, as the murder of a prostitute in Portland, Maine, kicks off an eerie investigation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I just discovered Edelweiss and if you haven't checked it out yet, you should. They have the current catalogs for just about every publisher in existence! That way you can plan your reading list waaaaay ahead of time. They also have a review galley area where you can request galleys similar to Netgalley. Although they have many of the same titles you can find on Netgalley, for some reason I seem to find more non-YA titles here.
 
 
That's it for this week, peeps! I can't wait to peek at what was in your mailboxes this week! Be sure to stop by The Story Siren to see more buzzed about books and share a few of your own!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


3 comments:

  1. Oooh, glad you finally got Endure! You've been eyeing that one for awhile it seems! The Flight of Gemma Hardy & The Truth of All Things sounds really good! I have the 3 books from the FoH&T series- I gotta get to those sometime!!!
    Happy Reading buddy!!! <3

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  2. Ahh, Carrie Ryan! I loved The Forest of Hands and Teeth but haven't brought myself to read The Dead Tossed Waves yet! I own them all though, hah! I ought to get started. And I love the cover of Tell the Wolves I'm home! I hope you love all these books!

    Tara @ Hobbitsies

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  3. Wow, so many good books! The Truth of All Things looks really interesting!

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