Sunday, May 2, 2010

In My Mailbox (14)

My mailbox has been kind of empty as of late. At least as far as books go. I need to read what I've got here!

Anyway, this past week I did get one book:

The Girl with Glass Feet
by Ali Shaw

Strange things are happening on the remote and snowbound archipelago of St. Hauda’s Land. Unusual winged creatures flit around the icy bogland, albino animals hide themselves in the snow-glazed woods, and Ida Maclaird is slowly turning into glass. Ida is an outsider in these parts, a mainlander who has visited the islands only once before. Yet during that one fateful visit the glass transformation began to take hold, and now she has returned in search of a cure.

Midas Crook is a young loner who has lived on the islands his entire life. When he meets Ida, something about her sad, defiant spirit pierces his emotional defenses. As Midas helps Ida come to terms with her affliction, she gradually unpicks the knots of his heart. Love must be paid in precious hours and, as the glass encroaches, time is slipping away fast. Will they find a way to stave off the spread of the glass?

The Girl with Glass Feet is a dazzlingly imaginative and magical first novel, a love story to treasure.

What was in your "mailbox" this week?

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


  1. I'd never heard of this one before, but it definitely looks interesting. Hope you enjoy!

  2. Ive read quite a few reviews on this one, one LOVED it and another really hated it but most people thought it was ok.

  3. I've been wanting to read this one. Can't wait to see what you think of it.

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