20 September 2009

In My Mailbox #9

This meme is hosted by The Story Siren and it has won the BBAW Best Meme/Carnival/Event Award, yaaay! I'm also pleased to report that I got some wonderful books this week - well, they better be since I spent my hard earned cash on them! ;)

DOR FALLS by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Sylvie Davies is a ballerina who can't dance. A broken leg ended her career, but what broke her heart was her father's death, and what's breaking her spirit is her mother's remarriage. Still reeling Sylvie is shipped off to stay with relatives in the back of beyond. Or so she thinks, in fact she ends up in a town rich with her family's history ...and as it turns out her family has a lot more history than Sylvie ever knew. More unnerving, though, are the two guys she can't stop thinking about. Shawn Maddox, the resident golden boy, is the expected choice. But handsome and mysterious Rhys has a hold on her that she doesn't quite understand. Then Sylvie starts seeing things - a girl by the lake and a man with dark unseeing eyes peering in through the window ...Sylvie's lost nearly everything - is she starting to lose her mind as well?

by Jennifer Brown

Five months ago, Valerie Leftman's boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things she and Nick hated. The list he used to pick his targets.
Now, after a summer of seclusion, Val is forced to confront her guilt as she returns to school to complete her senior year. Haunted by the memory of the boyfriend she still loves and navigating rocky relationships with her family, former friends and the girl whose life she saved, Val must come to grips with the tragedy that took place and her role in it, in order to make amends and move on with her life.

LIBYRINTH by Pearl North
In her debut novel, Pearl North takes readers centuries into the future, to a forgotten colony of Earth where technology masquerades as magic and wars are fought over books.
Haly is a Libyrarian, one of a group of people dedicated to preserving and protecting the knowledge passed down from the Ancients and stored in the endless maze of books known as the Libyrinth. But Haly has a secret: The books speak to her.
When the threat of the rival Eradicants drives her from her home, Haly learns that things are not all she thinks they are. Taken prisoner by the Eradicants, who believe the written word to be evil, she sees the world through thei
r eyes and comes to understand that they are not the book-burning monsters that she has known her entire life. The words of a young girl hiding in an attic—written hundreds of years before Haly’s birth—will spark the interest of her captors and begin the change necessary to end the conflict between the Eradicants and Libyrarians. With the help of her loyal companion Nod, a creature of the Libyrinth, Haly must mend the rift between the two groups before their war for knowledge destroys them all. Haly’s life—and the lives of everyone she knows—will never be the same.

So what did everyone else get? :)


ReggieWrites said...

THESE ALL LOOK FANTASTIC! Enjoy reading them all! :-)

Rebecca said...

Awesome books you got this week. They all look super cool. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

Lauren said...

Those all look great. I haven't paid much attention to Libyrinth before but that summary sounds really good!

Becky said...

The Splendour Falls sounds like something my sister would enjoy. I think I might put this down as a possible Christams for her. I look forward to reading your review.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Splendor Falls and Hate List sound so good. Enjoy your books!

Catriona said...

Oh I've heard great things about The Hate List :)! Happy reading :) x

Allison said...

I cannot wait for my library to get Hate List! I've been seeing it on IMM a lot today. Enjoy

The Story Siren said...

oh hate list! so good! hope you enjoy them all!! happy reading!

sharonluvscats said...

nice! I bought Splendor Falls this week too. don't you just love that cover?

Chloe @ chicklitreviews said...

Not my sort of reads at all, but enjoy them! You can see our mailbox hauls here: http://chicklitreviews.com/2009/09/20/in-our-mailbox-september-20th-7/

prophecygirl said...

I really hope you enjoy Hate List, it's fantastic!

The Bookologist said...

great books, enjoy!

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