Sunday, August 2, 2009

In My Mailbox (24)

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Here's what I got this week in my mailbox:

For review:

Immortal by Gillian Shields

Release Date: August 4, 2009 from Harperteen


Wyldcliffe Abbey School for Young Ladies, housed in a Gothic mansion on the bleak northern moors, is elite, expensive, and unwelcoming. When Evie Johnson is torn away from her home by the sea to become the newest scholarship student, she is more isolated than she could have dreamed. Strict teachers, snobbish students, and the oppressive atmosphere of Wyldcliffe leave Evie drowning in loneliness.

Evie's only lifeline is Sebastian, a rebellious, mocking, dangerously attractive young man she meets by chance. As Evie's feelings for Sebastian grow with each secret meeting, she starts to fear that he is hiding something about his past. And she is haunted by glimpses of a strange, ghostly girl—a girl who is so eerily like Evie, she could be a sister. Evie is slowly drawn into a tangled web of past and present that she cannot control. And as the extraordinary, elemental forces of Wyldcliffe rise up like the mighty sea, Evie is faced with an astounding truth about Sebastian, and her own incredible fate.

Gillian Shields's electrifying tale will dazzle readers with suspense, mysticism, and romance.

This has been on my wishlist for a long while, so I was thrilled to finally get my hands on it. I will be reading it very soon.

The Stolen One by Suzanne Crowley

Release Date: Available Now from Harperteen


No one wanted you. But I did.

Kat's true identity is a secret, even from her. All she has ever known are Grace and Anna and their small village. Kat wants more—more than hours spent embroidering finery for wealthy ladies and more than Christian, the gentle young farmer courting her.

But there are wolves outside, Grace warns. Waiting, with their eyes glowing in the dark . . . and Grace has given Kat safety and a home when no one else would.

Then a stranger appears in their cottage, bringing the mystery of Kat's birth with her. In one night, Kat's destiny finds her: She will leave. She will journey to London, and her skill with the needle will attract the notice of the magnificent Queen Elizabeth—and of the wolves of the court. She will discover what Grace would never tell her.

Everything will unravel.

I'm very excited for this one. I love historical fiction set during Elizabethan times, so this one is right up my alley. Thanks Suzanne for hooking me up.

Legacy by Cayla Kluver

Release Date: August 18, 2009 from AmazonEncore


In an award-winning YA fantasy debut, 16-year-old novelist Cayla Kluver brings a magical touch to an unrelentingly suspenseful coming-of-age tale. Duty-bound to wed her father’s choice in successor to the throne, Princess Alera of Hytanica believes that she is being forced into the worst of all possible fates—a marriage to the arrogant and hot-tempered suitor, Steldor. When a mysterious boy from enemy Cokyri appears bearing secrets and an entirely different view of what's appropriate behavior for a young lady, Alera learns that her private desires threaten to destroy the kingdom. When Narian’s shocking past comes to light, Alera finds herself in a shadowy world of palace intrigue and ancient blood feuds, facing an uncertain future with dwindling options—and must learn to decide between right and wrong all alone. Marked by witty, rapid-fire dialogue and dramatic complexity that belie the writer’s age, Legacy brings a fresh, new sensibility to age-old questions of duty and inheritance and to a young heroine’s quest to find her true voice.

Legacy was Bronze Medalist in Young Adult Fiction in the 2008 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards; Finalist in Young Adult Fiction in the National Best Books Awards 2008, sponsored by USA Book News.

This looks amazing and I've heard only good things. If you look it up on Amazon there's tons of information about the author and the title. Very cool!!


Two incredibly expensive and yet boring-looking textbooks for my Fall class. Why are textbooks soooo expensive? It's hard to justify buying three books for one class, but I'm sure I will learn a lot and should just stop complaining.

Oh well, moving on:

Bite Me by Melissa Francis
The Comeback by Marlene Perez
The Tomorrow Code by Brian Falkner

I think that's it for me this week. Can't wait to see what everyone else got in their mailboxes.


  1. Bite Me, The Stolen One, and Immortal all look so good! Happy reading :)

  2. Ohhh, I've been wanting to read Immortal. Can't wait to hear what you think.

  3. I really want to read Immortal it sounds really good! And textbooks...bah! I'm sure they weren't any less than $100 huh! Crazy!

  4. Great books this week! Ugh, textbook buying sucks. :(

    I hope you enjoy your books, I'm a bit green with envy over Immortal.

  5. Nice. You got some interesting looking books there. I want to read The Chosen One sooo bad! It looks so good and I too love historical fiction set in Elizabethan times. Can't wait for your review!

  6. Great books you got this week. Hope you enjoy reading them all. I love the cover of Immortal and it sounds really good too.

  7. Amazing week! Lucky you! Immortal sounds mega koolio...I'll check it out!!! Happy Reading!

  8. Im SOOOOO jealous, you got IMMORTAL and THE STOLEN ONE!!!!!!! Happy reading Your face:) my face :<>

  9. Oo, all three of those are on my I WANT THAT! list. ;) Happy reading!

  10. Oooh Immortal and The Comeback! Have fun reading!

  11. Oooo - adding to my wishlist :)

  12. I'm looking forward to the review of The Comeback. That book appeals to me.

  13. I'm also looking forward to the review of The Comeback :)


  14. I'm reading Immortal and I really want to read The Stolen One. Great batch of books. Enjoy!


  15. Nice week. Immortal sounds great, and the cover is very cool!

  16. Immortal and The Stolen One both sound really good! Lots of great books this week for you. :) Happy reading!

    - Alex

  17. Everybody's reading Immortal! Legacy looks GREAT. I'll have to add that to my list.

    I feel your pain on textbooks. I'm entering my last semester of my Masters - no more will I have to shell out $$$ for textbooks! I'm so excited.

    Enjoy your new reads!