Saturday, September 4, 2010

In My Mailbox (18)

I got four new books this week. I found a great deal on Sovay (less than $5 for the hardcover!), and I wanted to get free shipping... so I had to buy some more books. My wishlist just got smaller... but my TBR pile got bigger!

Here's what I got:

The Reckoning
by Kelley Armstrong

My name is Chloe Saunders. I'm fifteen, and I would love to be normal. But normal is one thing I'm not. For one thing, I'm having these feelings for a certain antisocial werewolf and his sweet-tempered brother—who just happens to be a sorcerer—but, between you and me, I'm leaning toward the werewolf. Not normal. My friends and I are also on the run from an evil corporation that wants to get rid of us—permanently. Definitely not normal. And finally, I'm a genetically altered necromancer who can raise the dead, rotting corpses and all, without even trying. As far away from normal as it gets.

by Maurice Gee

When his father Tarl is captured and enslaved to work in Deep Salt, Hari vows to rescue him. This is a forbidding task: no one returns from Deep Salt. But Hari was born and raised in Blood Burrow. He's tough and smart -- and he has a secret gift: he can communicate with animals. The beautiful Pearl, born into the privileged world of the ruling class known as Company, has learned forbidden things from her mysteriously gifted maid Tealeaf. Now her father has promised her in marriage to the powerful and ambitious Ottmar. But Pearl will never submit to a subordinate life, so she and Tealeaf must flee. When their paths cross, Hari and Pearl realize that together they must discover the secrets of Deep Salt. Their long journey through the badlands becomes far more than a quest to save Tarl -- their world is on the brink of unspeakable terror.

Ship Breaker
by Paolo Bacigalupi

In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.

by Celia Rees

In 1794 England, the beautiful Sovay dons a man's cloak and holds up stagecoaches in broad daylight. Posing as a highway robber began as a lark to test a suitor's devotion. But when she lifts the wallet of one of England's most dangerous men, Sovay begins to unravel a web of deceit and duplicity.

What was in your "mailbox" this week?

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


  1. Looks like you got some good reading time ahead of you :) Enjoy your books!

  2. I thought about getting Sovay this week, but I bought Perfect Chemistry instead, I hope you enjoy your books!

  3. Hey! Hope you are doing well. It has been a little while. But looks like you have a few great books here to read. :) I hope you enjoy them all.

    And if you would like to stop by I have my Monday's Beginnings up...

  4. Nice mailbox! Looks like someone is in for a few good reads....enjoy!