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Saturday, March 6, 2010

In My Mailbox [4]

In My Mailbox [4]
In my mailbox is a post exploring the contents of book related things I got in the past week, it is hosted by Kristi, The Story Siren and inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie.

The Iron King
by: Julie Kagawa

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny—one she could never have imagined…
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home.
When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.
But she could never have guessed the truth—that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

*I've started this one because it does sound amazing, and the writing is good and I like it but I just don't think I like Faerys, I don't know why. I don't understand it. haha.


by: Robin Mckinley

Beauty has never liked her nickname. She is thin and awkward; it is her two sisters who are beautiful. But what she lacks in looks she can perhaps make up for in courage. When her father comes home with the tale of an enchanted castle in the forest and the terrible promise he had to make to the Beast who lives there, Beauty declares she must go to the castle, a prisoner of her own free will.

*I've wanted this book for years, I didn't like the hero and the Crown by Robin Mckinley, but Beauty and the Beast is my favorite fairy tale so I have much hope for this.

by: Tricia Rayburn

Seventeen-year-old Vanessa Sands is afraid of everything—the dark, heights, the ocean—but her fearless older sister, Justine, has always been there to coach her through every challenge. That is, until Justine goes cliff-diving one night near the family’s vacation house in Maine, and her lifeless body washes up on shore the next day.
Though her parents hope that they’ll be able to find closure back in Boston, Vanessa can’t help feeling that her sister’s death wasn’t an accident. After discovering that Justine was keeping a lot of secrets, Vanessa returns to Winter Harbor, hoping that Justine’s boyfriend might know more. But Caleb has been missing since Justine’s death.
Soon, it’s not just Vanessa who’s afraid. All of Winter Harbor is abuzz with anxiety when another body washes ashore, and panic sets in when the small town becomes host to a strong of fatal, water-related accidents in which all the victims are found, horrifically, grinning from ear to ear.
Vanessa turns to Caleb’s brother, Simon, for help, and begins to find herself drawn to him. As the pair tries to understand the sudden rash of creepy drownings, Vanessa uncovers a secret that threatens her new romance—and will change her life forever.

*I LOVE the sound of this book, it looks absolutely amazing. I cant wait to read it!

What did you guys get this week?


April (BooksandWine) said...

Robin McKinley is awesome. That's such a pretty copy of Beauty!

Also yay for the Iron King. :-)

Happy reading!

Christina said...

Thank you and I'm very excited for both of them!

Anything involving Beauty and the Beast has my name written all over it :)

Swimmer said...

Those all look so good!!

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

These look really good. I keep reading glowing reviews of The Iron King. Enjoy!!

Michelle said...

Oooh you got Siren which sounds so good. Beauty sounds really interesting too. I think I'm gonna add it to my list.

Enjoy! :D

Christina said...

Thanks guys! I'm super excited about this week as well!

Lori said...

I got the Iron King in my mailbox too. I hope that you will enjoy your books. Here's mine.

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