Sunday, May 02, 2010

In My Mailbox...

In My Mailbox is an exploration of what books I brought home this week, and is organized by The Story Siren.

I got four books for review this week:

Nomansland by Lesley Hauge
Sometime in the future, after devastating wars and fires, a lonely, windswept island in the north is populated solely by women. Among these women is a group of teenaged Trackers—expert equestrians and archers—whose job is to protect their shores from the enemy. The enemy, they’ve been told, is men.
When these girls come upon a partially buried home from the distant past, they are fascinated by the strange objects—high-heeled shoes, teen magazines, make-up—found there. What are they to make of these mysterious things, which introduce a world they have never known? And what does it mean for their strict society where friendship is forbidden and rules must be obeyed—at all costs?

This Gorgeous Game by Donna Freitas
Olivia Peters is over the moon when her literary idol, the celebrated novelist and muchadored local priest Mark D. Brendan, offers to become her personal writing mentor. But when Father Mark’s enthusiasm for Olivia’s prose develops into something more, Olivia’s emotions quickly shift from wonder to confusion to despair. Exactly what game is Father Mark playing, and how on earth can she get out of it?

Stolen by Lucy Christopher
Gemma, 16, is on layover at Bangkok Airport, en route with her parents to a vacation in Vietnam. She steps away for just a second, to get a cup of coffee. Ty--rugged, tan, too old, oddly familiar--pays for Gemma's drink. And drugs it. They talk. Their hands touch. And before Gemma knows what's happening, Ty takes her. Steals her away. The unknowing object of a long obsession, Gemma has been kidnapped by her stalker and brought to the desolate Australian Outback. STOLEN is her gripping story of survival, of how she has to come to terms with her living nightmare--or die trying to fight it.

Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr
Half-human and half-faery, Ani is driven by her hungers.
Those same appetites also attract powerful enemies and uncertain allies, including Devlin. He was created as an assassin and is brother to the faeries' coolly logical High Queen and to her chaotic twin, the embodiment of War. Devlin wants to keep Ani safe from his sisters, knowing that if he fails, he will be the instrument of Ani's death.
Ani isn't one to be guarded while others fight battles for her, though. She has the courage to protect herself and the ability to alter Devlin's plans—and his life. The two are drawn together, each with reason to fear the other and to fear for one another. But as they grow closer, a larger threat imperils the whole of Faerie. Will saving the faery realm mean losing each other?

What books did you bring home this week?


Holly said...

I also received This Gorgeous Game this week. I've been meaning to pick up Stolen at my library for some time now. Enjoy!

Lenore Appelhans said...

I got Nomansland from Amazon Vine. So excited!

Spellboundbybooks Mel said...

Great books. Stolen looks really good!!

Katie said...

I also got This Gorgeous Game this week and Radiant Shadows. They both sound very good. Stolen and Nomansland are ones that I am super interested in. Enjoy!

Vicki Rocho said...

I was at a thrift store with my daughter yesterday--killing time until her hair appointment--and picked up:
-- In the shadow of the Ark (Anne Provoost)

-- the Devil Wears Praa (Lauren Weisberger...loved the movie, didn't realize it was a book first)

-- the Shadow Thieves (Anne Ursu. I got this one SOLELY because it says "What if Greek myths were real?" on the front cover.

Christina Farley said...

All those books look really great! Sounds like you've got some great reading going.

Mary Witzl said...

All of these look great to me! I'm terribly behind in my reading, but the first thing I do when we go back to the U.K. is visit a book store and go wild in the YA section.

Lizzy said...

Lots of great books this week! Nomansland looks really interesting. Happy reading

Bish Denham said...

These sound like some intense and interesting books.

Kelsey said...

I love the cover for Nomansland! Enjoy reading!