Sunday, January 17, 2010

In My Mailbox (9)

I actually went to the bookstore this week! It's been a while. I found two books: Darklight (it seemed everybody else was getting it, and I was feeling a little left out) and Ella Minnow Pea (because it was $2 for the hardcover, and I couldn't pass that up).

by Lesley Livingston

Faerie can't lie . . . or can they?

Much has changed since autumn, when Kelley Winslow learned she was a Faerie princess, fell in love with changeling guard Sonny Flannery, and saved the mortal realm from the ravages of the Wild Hunt. Now Kelley is stuck in New York City, rehearsing Romeo and Juliet and missing Sonny more with every stage kiss, while Sonny has been forced back to the Otherworld and into a deadly game of cat and mouse with the remaining Hunters and Queen Mabh herself.

When a terrifying encounter sends Kelley tumbling into the Otherworld, her reunion with Sonny is joyful but destined to be cut short. An ancient, hidden magick is stirring, and a dangerous new enemy is willing to risk everything to claim that power. Caught in a web of Faerie deception and shifting allegiances, Kelley and Sonny must tread carefully, for each next step could topple a kingdom . . . or tear them apart.

With breathtakingly high stakes, the talented Lesley Livingston delivers soaring romance and vividly magical characters in darklight, the second novel in the trilogy that began with Wondrous Strange.

Ella Minnow Pea
by Mark Dunn

Ella Minnow Pea is a girl living happily on the fictional island of Nollop off the coast of South Carolina. Nollop was named after Nevin Nollop, author of the immortal pangram,* “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” Now Ella finds herself acting to save her friends, family, and fellow citizens from the encroaching totalitarianism of the island’s Council, which has banned the use of certain letters of the alphabet as they fall from a memorial statue of Nevin Nollop. As the letters progressively drop from the statue they also disappear from the novel. The result is both a hilarious and moving story of one girl’s fight for freedom of expression, as well as a linguistic tour de force sure to delight word lovers everywhere.

*pangram: a sentence or phrase that includes all the letters of the alphabet

What was in your "mailbox" this week?

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi of The Story Siren.


  1. Excellent books this week. Darklight looks amazing, but I need to read the first novel still.

  2. I know exactly what you mean; it seems like everyone has been reading Darklight. I got to get a copy myself soon. :)

  3. Awesome books you got this week. Hope you enjoy reading them both.

  4. Ooh nice, Darklight! I really liked Wondrous Strange so I can't wait to read it :)

    Happy Reading!

  5. Loved Darklight. Haven't heard about Ella Minnow Pea, but it looks good

  6. I definitely need to read Wondrous Strange at some point. Enjoy Darklight!