Saturday, October 2, 2010

In My Mailbox (21)

Catching Fire
by Suzanne Collins

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark.  But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules.  Katniss and Peeta should be happy.  After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty.  But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion.  The Capitol is angry.  The Capitol wants revenge.

The Dresskeeper
by Mary Naylus

When 13-year-old Picky's Mum forces her to look after Gran, who has dementia, she is accidentally locked in Gran's dusty old attic. There she finds a chest full of old clothes, and tomboy Picky is forced to don what appears to be a ball-gown when the freezing night temperatures hit. As soon as the dress is pinned together, Picky is transported back to the year 1700, where a man who appears to know her as Amelia is trying to kill her. Managing to get the dress off just in time, Picky returns to the present with the dress covered in blood. Did the man kill the girl called Amelia? Will wearing the other dresses in the chest take her back in time too? And will she be in danger again should she try it?

Little (Grrl) Lost
by Charles de Lint

When fourteen-year-old TJ and her family are forced to move from their farm to the suburbs, she has to give up her beloved horse, Red — but she makes a surprising new friend.  Elizabeth is a "Little," a six-inch-high punked-out teen with an attitude, who has run away from home to make her way in the world.  TJ and Elizabeth — the Big and the Little — soon become friends, but each quickly finds herself in a truly life-threatening situation, and they are unable to help each other.  Little (Grrl) Lost  is a delightful combination of realism, magic, humor, and hope, and is sure to win Charles de Lint many new teen and adult fans.

The Magic Thief
by Sarah Prineas

In a city that runs on a dwindling supply of magic, a young boy is drawn into a life of wizardry and adventure.  Conn should have dropped dead the day he picked Nevery's pocket and touched the wizard's locus magicalicus, a stone used to focus magic and work spells.  But for some reason he did not.  Nevery finds that interesting, and he takes Conn as his apprentice on the provision that the boy find a locus stone of his own.  But Conn has little time to search for his stone between wizard lessons and helping Nevery discover who — or what — is stealing the city of Wellmet's magic.

The Revolution of Sabine
by Beth Levine Ain

In 1776 Paris, a feisty teenager defies her mother, her closest friend, and the aristocracy that rules her life in a compelling romantic novel of social intrigue.

Sixteen-year-old Sabine Durand, daughter of aristocrats, thinks of nothing but donning exquisite ball gowns and being seen at all the right parties in Paris.  When she secretly rekindles a forbidden friendship with Michel, he spirits her away to her first salon and she meets the revolutionary Ben Franklin.  Fueled by ideas of change, Sabine is determined to take control of her life as it spins toward an arranged marriage to a salacious aristocrat.  But how can she break free of her social-climbing mother's cruel grasp?  Perhaps the secret lies in her portrait, recently painted by Fragonard, and her new understanding of love.

I really do need to stay away from the bargain book rack. But Charles de Lint! One of my favourite authors! I actually squealed when I found that one.

I guess I should also mention that I got a Kobo this week!  Catching Fire, The Dresskeeper, and The Magic Thief are all e-books, and there will probably be many more e-books in my mailbox in the weeks and months to come.

What was in your "mailbox" this week?

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


  1. You make me curious about Charles de Lint writing since I've never really read anything by him. Will surely google about them very soon!

    The Revolution of Sabine looks rather interesting to me. I'll surely be waiting for your review on that particular book.

    By the way, thank you for stopping by my site. I'm now following you too =)

  2. Looks like you have some interesting reading ahead of you :) Have a great week!

    Here's my mailbox

  3. I love your books this week! I'm a bit jealous that you got Catching Fire! I love the Hunger Games series <3

    Dresskeeper's summary sounded insane. I wonder who the man was and why he was trying to kill the girl Amelia. Did he kill her? What do the other dresses do?! I think this one is going to the top of my tbr. I need to find out what happens. I hope you review this! :)

    Here's what I got this week :)

  4. Catching fire is awesome :). I hope you'll like it !
    I'm your new follower now.
    Happy reading :D !

  5. I finished Catching Fire a few weeks ago and really liked it. The Revolution of Sabine sounds very interesting.
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  6. I got a Kobo this week, too! It's so fun! Lots more reading was definitely done :) Enjoy Catching Fire!

  7. Woah great books!
    Hope you enjoy! :)

  8. You are going to LOVE Catching Fire. It was my favorite book of the trilogy!

    The Dresskeeper seems like a good book as well. I will be interested to hear what you think of it!