Saturday, October 17, 2009

In My Mailbox (18)

In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. Sadly the only books I order are those that are hard to find. The following books are from the library and bookstores.

Author: Mercedes Lackey
Title: Winds of Change
Series: Mage Winds (book 2)
Publication Date: 1992
Synopsis: "In The Mage Winds trilogy, which began with the best-selling novel,Winds of Fate, author Mercedes Lackey continues the epic that started with her first published book, Arrows of the Queen introduced readers to the remarkable land of Valdemar, the kingdom protected by its Heralds--men and women gifted with extraordinary mind powers--aided and served by their mysterious Companions--horselike beings who know the many secrets of Valdemar's magical heritage. None but the Companions remember the long-ago age when high magic was lost to Valdemar as the last Herald-Mage gave his life to protect his kingdom from destruction by dark sorceries.

But now the protective barrier set so long ago over Valdemar is crumbling, and with the realm imperiled by the dark magic of Ancar of Hardorn, Princess Elspeth, Herald and heir to the throne, has gone on a desperate quest in search of a mentor who can teach her to wield her fledgling mage-powers and help her to defend her threatened kingdom."

Author: John Marsden
Title: Tomorrow, When the War Began
Series: Tomorrow series (book 1)
Publication Date: 1995
Synopsis: "When Ellie and her friends go camping, they have no idea they're leaving their old lives behind forever. Despite a less-than-tragic food shortage and a secret crush or two, everything goes as planned. But a week later, they return home to find their houses empty and their pets starving. Something has gone wrong--horribly wrong. Before long, they realize the country has been invaded, and the entire town has been captured--including their families and all their friends. Ellie and the other survivors face an impossible decision: They can flee for the mountains or surrender. Or they can fight."

Author: John Marsden
Title: The Dead of Night
Series: Tommorow series (book 2)
Publication Date: 1997
Synopsis: "A few months after the first fighter jets landed in their own backyard, Ellie and her five terrified but defiant friends struggle to survive amid a baffling conflict. Their families are unreachable; the mountains are now their home. When two of them fall behind enemy lines, Ellie knows what must happen next: a rescue mission. Homer, the strongest and most unpredictable among them, is the one to take charge. While others have their doubts about his abilities, Homer has no choice but to prove them wrong - or risk losing everything to the enemy."

Author: Natsuki Takaya
Title: Fruits Basket
Series: Fruits Basket (book 4)
Publication Date: 2004
Synopsis: "When the infamous Akito makes an in-class appearance at the start of the school year, the Sohma family worries that his arrival will be an uncensored exercise of show-and-tell about Yuki's past. Meanwhile, when Ayame vows to rekindle his brothers' lost friendship, he begins to realize that you can choose your friends but you can't choose your family -- especially when they're acting like animals!"

Author: H.G. Wells
Title: The Time Machine and The Invisible Man
Publication Date: 1895 and 1897
Synopsis: "The Time Machine, H. G. Wells’s first novel, is a tale of Darwinian evolution taken to its extreme. Its hero, a young scientist, travels 800,000 years into the future and discovers a dying earth populated by two strange humanoid species: the brutal Morlocks and the gentle but nearly helpless Eloi."
Synopsis: "The Invisible Man mixes chilling terror, suspense, and acute psychological understanding into a tale of an equally adventurous scientist who discovers the formula for invisibility—a secret that drives him mad."

OMZ, if you haven't read Tomorrow, When the War Began yet, I highly suggest that your remedy that. I devoured it and couldn't resist getting the sequel. Fruits Basket is still awesomely funny, to bad my library doesn't have the 5th or 6th volumes. Winds of Change is awesome I am almost done with it.
Hope ya'll all had a great week in books. My computer's on the frits, so no pictures. :(



  1. The theme on my phone is Fruit Baskets and it has the ringtone and it's like 'never give up... that's what my mother says!'' or something. Haha it's cute. Anyways happy reading!!

  2. Sounds like you got some good ones this week.
    Question for you - take a look at my IMM if you don't mind - I got two manga books from a library sale this week. (Vampire Hunter D) I know nothing about them and you are the only blogger I know who reads manga :) They looked good...what do you think?

  3. I didn't get much this week either. I don't know any of these books. Hope you enjoy them!


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