Sunday, October 24, 2010

In My Mailbox (24)

by Becca Fitzpatrick

Nora should have known her life was far from perfect.  Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up.  Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can't figure out if it's for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar.  Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.

The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl.  Since Patch isn't answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own.  Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again.  But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?

by Emma Donoghue

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world.  It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play.  At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.

Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years.  Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack.  But she knows it's not enough... not for her or for him.  She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son's bravery and a lot of luck.  What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

I have got to stop buying books! If only I could resist the temptation of sales and coupons. (It's not like I wasn't going to buy these two at some point, anyway. I just thought I would have gotten through a bit more of my TBR pile before I went and added stuff to it!)

What was in your "mailbox" this week?

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


  1. Hey Congratulations! You received the "One Lovely Blog Award":) You deserve it! Here is how it works:

    PS: Am really lookinf forward to Crescendo!Need to get this one soon.

  2. I've tried not buying books. It doesn't work very well for me. And you're right, you were going to buy them anyway, might as well be broke now!

  3. I can't wait to read your review for Room. A book I never heard of before! :) Looks good!

  4. I got Crescendo this week too! Hope you enjoy both of your books!

    My Mailbox

  5. I want to read both of these books! I love forward to reading your reviews on both. Happy reading :)

  6. You are cordially invited to add a link to your book reviews for the week at my Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon. It's a sort of round-up of bloggers' book reviews each week on Saturday:

  7. Ohh, you got Crescendo. I have to get to the first book yet, but I want to. I hope you enjoy your new books and have a great week. :)

    If you would like to stop by I have Monday's Beginnings up...