31 March 2012

In My Mailbox [6]

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

.: Bought :.


The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns #1) by Rae Carson




Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.


Elisa is the chosen one.

But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can't see how she ever will.

Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.

And he's not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people's savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young.

Most of the chosen do. 




Enclave (Ravorland #1) by Ann Aguirre




WELCOME TO THE APOCALYPSE

In Deuce’s world, people earn the right to a name only if they survive their first fifteen years. By that point, each unnamed ‘brat’ has trained into one of three groups–Breeders, Builders, or Hunters, identifiable by the number of scars they bear on their arms. Deuce has wanted to be a Huntress for as long as she can remember.

As a Huntress, her purpose is clear—to brave the dangerous tunnels outside the enclave and bring back meat to feed the group while evading ferocious monsters known as Freaks. She’s worked toward this goal her whole life, and nothing’s going to stop her, not even a beautiful, brooding Hunter named Fade. When the mysterious boy becomes her partner, Deuce’s troubles are just beginning.

Down below, deviation from the rules is punished swiftly and harshly, and Fade doesn’t like following orders. At first Deuce thinks he’s crazy, but as death stalks their sanctuary, and it becomes clear the elders don’t always know best, Deuce wonders if Fade might be telling the truth. Her partner confuses her; she’s never known a boy like him before, as prone to touching her gently as using his knives with feral grace.

As Deuce’s perception shifts, so does the balance in the constant battle for survival. The mindless Freaks, once considered a threat only due to their sheer numbers, show signs of cunning and strategy… but the elders refuse to heed any warnings. Despite imminent disaster, the enclave puts their faith in strictures and sacrifice instead. No matter how she tries, Deuce cannot stem the dark tide that carries her far from the only world she’s ever known.



Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker #1) by Paolo Bacigalupi




Nailer's time is running out. He's getting too big for his work - stripping copper wire from old oil tankers - and once he's off the crew he's on his own, stuck in a shack on the beach with no food, no money and no way of earning his keep.


He has one last chance. The thing all crew members dream about, a lucky strike, has hit in the shape of a clipper ship beached during the last hurricane. If he can hold off the rest of the scavengers long enough to get the oil out, he might just have a future.


But oil's not the only thing on the ship. And what Nailer finds is going to change his life forever.




The Boy Next Door (Boy #1) by Meg Cabot




To: You (you)
From: Human Resources (human.resources@thenyjournal.com)
Subject: This Book


Dear Reader,

This is an automated message from the Human Resources Division of the New York Journal, New York City's leading photo-newspaper. Please be aware that according to our records you have not yet read this book. What exactly are you waiting for? This book has it all:

Humor
Romance
Cooking tips
Great Danes
Heroine in peril
Dolphin-shaped driftwood sculptures

If you wish to read about any of the above, please do not hesitate to head to the checkout counter, where you will be paired with a sales associate who will work to help you buy this book.

We here at the New York Journal are a team. We win as a team, and lose as one as well. Don't you want to be on the winning team?


Sincerely,
Human Resources Division
New York Journal



Please note that failure to read this book may result in suspension or dismissal from this store.

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Really excited to read all of these, but unfortunately it may be a while until I get to them. 
Sigh, so many books, so little time! xD
What's in your Mailbox this week?

12 comments :

  1. Enclave is fabulous! Her sequel comes out at the end of this year or next year, can't wait!

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  2. Those books look cool! Especially Enclave, which I've had on my To-Buy list for ages.

    Enjoy your lovely books, and thanks for dropping by my blog!

    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
    My IMM!

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  3. Great haul! I've been wanting to read Enclave and Ship Breaker for some time now. They sound amazing. The description for Boy Next Door was really funny. I love Meg Cabot and boy next door type stories. I just give it a whirl sometime when I need something fun. Thanks for visiting My IMM!

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  4. Ohhh I'm excited to read Girl of Fire and Thorns! It definitely looks like a good one :) Enjoy all your books this week!

    Thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. Shipbreaker was a good book! I liked it a lot!!! My IMM is http://ilovebooksclub101.blogspot.com/2012/04/in-my-mailbox-9.html

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  6. I have The Girl of Fire and Thorns on my TBR - a little bit more fantasy than I normally read, but variety is good!

    Ah I need to get a copy of Enclave AND Shipbreaker, they both sound amazing!

    Thanks for stopping by - have a great week :-D

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  7. The Girl of Fire and Thorns have been on my shelf for a while. Enclave was such a good read. I liked it! Happy reading!
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    Giselle from booknerd.ca
    In My Mailbox

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  8. Enclave looks great! Awesome haul =D

    Here's my IMM!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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  9. Great mailbox. I love Meg Cabot!

    Enjoy and thanks for stopping by my IMM.

    ~Danica Page
    Taking It One Page at a Time

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  10. I haven't heard of any of these, how is this possible, lol! They all sound very good, I hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my IMM:
    http://bumblesandfairytales.blogspot.com/2012/03/in-my-mailbox-13-my-shelf-overfloweth.html

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  11. I haven't read any Meg Cabots books but I really want too! I hope you enjoy it and thanks for checking out my IMM!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books
    http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/

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  12. oOoOh Enclave! I've heard SO many good things about that one I really want to get it soon! Awesome haul!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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