Saturday, November 27, 2010

In My Mailbox (67) + Contest Links

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi of 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.

Bright Young Things (Bright Young things, 1) by Anna Godbersen, 2010.
The year is 1929. New York is ruled by the Bright Young Things: flappers and socialites seeking thrills and chasing dreams in the anything-goes era of the Roaring Twenties.

Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey escaped their small Midwestern town for New York's glittering metropolis. All Letty wants is to see her name in lights, but she quickly discovers Manhattan is filled with pretty girls who will do anything to be a star…

Cordelia is searching for the father she's never known, a man as infamous for his wild parties as he is for his shadowy schemes. Overnight, she enters a world more thrilling and glamorous than she ever could have imagined—and more dangerous. It's a life anyone would kill for . . . and someone will.

The only person Cordelia can trust is Astrid Donal, a flapper who seems to have it all: money, looks, and the love of Cordelia's brother, Charlie. But Astrid's perfect veneer hides a score of family secrets.
A huge thanks goes out to Rummanah of Books in the Spotlight.
I am so excited about winning Bright Young Things. I absolutely loved the first two Luxe books (sadly I haven't finished the series yet) by Anna Godbersen, and I cannot wait to read her latest.

Graceling (The Seven Kingdoms, 1) by Kristin Cashore, 2008.
Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight — she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme, and in her case horrifying, skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug. When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change.

She never expects to become Po’s friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace — or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away... a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.
A huge thanks goes out to Julie of A Tale of Many Reviews.
I absolutely loved Graceling when I read it last year, so I'm super excited about now owning a copy of it. I'll definitely have to re-read it sometime.

Tithe (The Modern Faerie Tales, 1) by Holly Black, 2004.
Sixteen-year-old Kaye is a modern nomad. Fierce and independent, she travels from city to city with her mother's rock band until an ominous attack forces the sixteen-year-old back to her childhood home. There, amid the industrial, blue-collar New Jersey backdrop, Kaye soon finds herself an unwilling pawn in an ancient power struggle between two rival faerie kingdoms -- a struggle that could very well mean her death.
I've actually been meaning to read Tithe for quite sometime, but have just never gotten around to checking it out from the library. Now I can read it... just as soon as I get through some of my older TBR books.

Dreamhunters (Book One of the Dreanhunter Duet) by Elizabeth Knox, 2005.
Laura comes from a world similar to our own except for one difference: It is next to the Place, an unfathomable land that fosters dreams of every kind and is inaccessible to all but a select few, the dreamhunters. These are individuals with the ability to catch larger-than-life dreams and relay them to audiences in the magnificent dream palace. People travel from all around to experience the benefits of the hunters’ unique visions.

Now, fifteen-year-old Laura and her cousin Rose, daughters of dreamhunters, are old enough to find out if they qualify to enter the Place. But nothing can prepare them for what they are about to discover. In the midst of a fascinating landscape, Laura’s dreamy childhood is ending, and a nightmare is beginning.
I was pleasantly surprised when I realized that Dreamhunter, was one of the books that had been on my wish list for ages. Can't wait to get round to reading it.

Thanks to Enna Isilee of Squeaky Books for the awesome trades.

I feel so bad for the librarians at my local library, there new system has been so whacked out that they haven't really been checking anything in or out for the last week or so. But the good news is, I think they might have everything sorted out now, so I'll probably have some library finds next week.
Hope y'all had an awesome week in books.

Be sure to check out the interview with author Jess Haines and enter for a chance to win Hunted by the Others. Also Zombie Girrl of Crackin' Spines and Takin' Names is giving away a copy of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies on her blog. So go forth and check out both contests.


  1. Awesome books you got this week. I absolutely loved Graceling. I hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  2. Great selection of books! I'm looking forward to Bright Young Things! Drop by to see my list.

  3. There is obviously a lot to know about this. I think you made some good points in Features also. Keep working ,great job!.

  4. Thought I would comment and say neat theme, did you make it for yourself? It’s really awesome!


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