3 March 2012

In My Mailbox [2]

**'In My Mailbox' is a meme hosted by The Story Siren, that features books I have received/purchased/borrowed during the week**

.: For Review :.

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by Robin LaFevers



Thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.



Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?
Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.

Ismae's most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?



Starters (Starters #1) by Lissa Price



Thanks to Random House Children's Books.



HER WORLD IS CHANGED FOREVER
Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie. Callie's only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man.

He hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders—seniors who want to be young again. Callie, desperate for the money that will keep her, Tyler, and Michael alive, agrees to be a donor. But the neurochip they place in Callie's head malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, and going out with a senator's grandson. It feels almost like a fairy tale, until Callie discovers that her renter intends to do more than party—and that Prime Destinations' plans are more evil than Callie could ever have imagined. . . .






.: Bought :.

1984 by George Orwell





In 1984, London is a grim city where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.








Switched (Trylle Trilogy #1) by Amanda Hocking




What if your entire world was built on a lie?

Wendy Everly knew she was different the day her mother tried to kill her and accused her of having been switched at birth. Although certain she’s not the monster her mother claims she is – she does feel that she doesn’t quite fit in...

She’s bored and frustrated by her small town life – and then there’s the secret that she can’t tell anyone. Her mysterious ability – she can influence people’s decisions, without knowing how, or why...

When the intense and darkly handsome newcomer Finn suddenly turns up at her bedroom window one night – her world is turned upside down. He holds the key to her past, the answers to her strange powers and is the doorway to a place she never imagined could exist. Förening, the home of the Trylle.

Finally everything makes sense. Among the Trylle, Wendy is not just different, but special. But what marks her out as chosen for greatness in this world also places her in grave danger. With everything around her changing, Finn is the only person she can trust. But dark forces are conspiring – not only to separate them, but to see the downfall everything that Wendy cares about.

The fate of Förening rests in Wendy’s hands, and the decisions she and Finn make could change all their lives forever...





It's only a small list this week, but I am excited to read them all!
What's in your mailbox this week?

10 comments :

  1. I saw this on my feed and I got super excited for you! Grave Mercy and Starters are two books that are high on my TBR pile, so I'm looking forward to your reviews!

    And 1984 is such a great read. I hope you like it...I had to read it for my english class in high school and I was obsessed with the dystopian universe...especially considering 1984 has already passed and when Orwell wrote it, it was still about 40 years off for his time. :)

    And of course who wouldn't be interested in reading Hockings novel, with the beginning sentence of her mother trying to kill her?! Pretty intense stuff!

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  2. Switched sounds AMAZING. I want to read it now. Added it to my to-read list! :) And I looved Starters! :) Hope you enjoy it as well!

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  3. Grave Mercy looks AWESOME! I can hardly wait to read that one. I have 1984 waiting for me to read it. Same goes for Switched. I've heard great things about that particular series. Happy reading!

    http://notyourmothersbookblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/in-my-mailbox-pre-orders-bones-and-robb.html

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  4. Awesome IMM Renae! I haven't read Switched, Grave Mercy and Starters but I AM REALLY DYING TO READ THEM!!! Happy reading and I hope you've had a lovely weekend!

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  5. I so can't wait to read Grave Mercy! I read mixed reviews on Starters, hope you'll be the one who loves the book! Awesome IMM, Renae! Happy reading! <3

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  6. Starters sounds really interesting. I LOVED Switched, Torn, and Ascend! I've been meaning to buy the new published copies. And I'm really excited about Grave Mercy too! Happy reading and thanks for visiting My IMM!

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  7. Oh! The other cover of Switched!! Which if I am honest I love even more!! I haven't read this book yet, but I am planning since long time to do so :) Enjoy all your books this week :) ;)

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  8. I received Grave Mercy as well. Starters looks so good, can't wait to read it!

    Our IMM is at Book Sake. –Jessica

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  9. A pretty awesome haul this week - I adored "Grave Mercy" and "Starters" gave me nightmares (but it was still awesome)! I hope you enjoy them all this week!

    My IMM for this week!

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  10. Awesome haul! I just finished Starters and it's really good I hope you like it too!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughts!

Happy reading,
Renae

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