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Sunday, April 25, 2010

In My Mailbox 2010/04/25

Each week I will post a list of the books I've borrowed, received, or bought. I will keep a weekly tally in each post, as well as a yearly one on the sidebar. All books with PoC themes/authors will be listed for the "New Crayons" meme.
All prices are listed in Canadian dollars.
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Tally for 2010/04/25
Borrowed: 0
Received: 5
Bought: 0
Total Cost: $0.00

A whole month since my last mailbox listing and I got 5 books. Most are from contests and since I'm leaving the country during the summer I won't really be expecting that many more in the next few weeks (and none at all over the summer lol, though I may be buying).

Bartimaeus Trilogy #2:
The Golem's Eye
by Jonathan Stroud
The young magician Nathaniel is fast rising through the government ranks. His most urgent task is to put an end to the mysterious Resistance, but Kitty and her friends continue to elude him. As the pressure mounts, London is suddenly threatened by a new series of terrifying attacks. Is it the Resistance - or something even more dangerous? Nathaniel is forced to embark on a perilous mission to the enemy city of Prague; and to summon once again the troublesome, enigmatic and quick-witted djinni, Bartimaeus.

Won from Brizmus Blogs Books

Théâtre Illuminata #1:
Eyes Like Stars
by Lisa Mantchev
Enter Stage Right
All her world's a stage. Beatrice Shakespeare Smith is not an actress, yet she lives in a theater. She is not an orphan, but she has no parents. She knows every part, but has no lines of her own. Until now.
Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the characters of every place ever written can be found behind the curtain. They were born to play their parts, and are bound to the Théâtre by The Book—an ancient and magical tome of scripts. Bertie is not one of them, but they are her family—and she is about to lose them all and the only home she has ever known.
Open Curtain

Won from Rhia @ Rather Be Reading *hardcover

Likely Story! (#1-3)
by David Van Etten
Watch out, daytime soaps, there’s a new kid on the channel!
Mallory is a teenage girl living in L.A. and her mother is the oftnominated, never-winning star of a daytime soap; she is, in fact, the ultimate drama queen. After yet another blowout about her mother’s awful plotlines and overacting, Mallory starts blogging about how she wishes soap operas were more like real kids’ lives instead of the ridiculous storylines the shows usually feature. Her mother’s agent reads the blog, offers to show it around, and a star is born!
Soon Mallory’s caught up in her own whirlwind drama, both at school and on the lot, as she works to protect the integrity of her original idea, cope with her mother’s jealousy, get through school, and get her best-friend-but-not-the-best-actress a lead role on the show.

David Van Etten = David Levithan + David Ozanich + Chris Van Etten for those wondering why I would read this kind of book lol
Won from Random House Kids @ Twitter

Skindancer #1:
Frost Moon
by Anthony Francis
In an alternate Atlanta where vampires and werewolves prowl the night, magic is real, and tattoo magic is the strongest magic of them all, a serial killer is targeting the magically tattooed on the full moon.
Dakota Frost, best magical tattooist in the Southeast, learns from the police she may be a target...just when she receives a lucrative commission to ink a magic tattoo for a werewolf before the next full moon.
Caught between the rough and tumble world of the werewolves, the law and order rules of the vampires, and a sexy man-in-black whose motives are in doubt, Dakota must tread carefully to survive - because she doesn't know whether her werewolf client is the tattoo killer...or the next victim.

Received for review from editor

The Left Hand of God
by Paul Hoffman
The Sanctuary of the Redeemers is a vast and desolate place - a place without joy or hope. Most of its occupants were taken there as boys and for years have endured the brutal regime of the Lord Redeemers whose cruelty and violence have one singular purpose - to serve in the name of the One True Faith.
In one of the Sanctuary's vast and twisting maze of corridors stands a boy. He is perhaps fourteen or fifteen years old - he is not sure and neither is anyone else. He has long-forgotten his real name, but now they call him Thomas Cale. He is strange and secretive, witty and charming, violent and profoundly bloody-minded. He is so used to the cruelty that he seems immune, but soon he will open the wrong door at the wrong time and witness an act so terrible that he will have to leave this place, or die.
His only hope of survival is to escape across the arid Scablands to Memphis, a city the opposite of the Sanctuary in every way: breathtakingly beautiful, infinitely Godless, and deeply corrupt.
But the Redeemers want Cale back at any price...not because of the secret he now knows but because of a much more terrifying secret he does not.

Won from LibraryThing Early Reviewers *ARC
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Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Looks like some great books in the mail. I hope you enjoy them all. I have not heard of Frost Moon until now, so I am curious to read what you think of it. Enjoy!

Liviania said...

Likely Story looks cool! I hadn't heard about it.

vvb32 reads said...

i have eyes like stars too. love its cover. i'll be curious to hear about frost moon.

Marie said...

Great new reads!

I recently got a copy of Eyes Like Stars as well. I can't believe the second one is coming out so soon!

A Simple Love of Reading said...

I have Eyes Like Stars on my TBR list too! Great stash! Happy Reading! :)