Monday, February 23, 2009

In My Mailbox (2)

I've been reading Story Siren's In My Mailbox post for a while, which explores the contents of her mailbox on a weekly basis and thought it was a great way to share what we are about to read.

And this week I have three very wonderful looking books.

Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman
From the cover: Persephone is no cowering maiden, but a young woman with a choice. And she chooses the lord of the underworld.
Due out May

The Dust of 100 Dogs by AS King
(which I have been wanting for such a long time)
In the late seventeenth century, famed teenage pirate Emer Morrisey was on the cusp of escaping the pirate life with her one true love and unfathomable riches when she was slain and cursed with the dust of one hundred dogs, dooming her to one hundred lives as a dog before returning to a human body - with her memories intact.
(out this week!)

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
(which I've also been waiting and waiting for - and need to read before she visits)
From the back:
“Dead girl walking,” the boys say in the halls.
“Tell us your secret,” the girls whisper, one toilet to another.
I am that girl.
I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.
I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame.

Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest. But what comes after size zero and size double-zero? When Cassie succumbs to the demons within, Lia feels she is being haunted by her friend’s restless spirit. Laurie Halse Anderson explores Lia’s descent into the powerful vortex of anorexia, and her painful path toward recovery.

Have already started them!


Shooting Stars Mag said...

i finally went out and bought The Dust of 100 Dogs. Everyone is saying it's great.


The Story Siren said...

awesome books! loved Do100D!! need to read Radiant and I'm reading Wintergirls!

thanks for participating in IMM!!

Ravenous Reader said...

Oh you had a wonderful book week. Wintergirls is amazing so far, I was a bit distracted with my "Twilight" weekend but will definately have it read this week.

Bookworm said...

Ooooh Dust of 100 Dogs....*jealous*, it looks so good!

Thao said...

Lots of good books! I want Wintergirls. Tell me if you like it.

Bookgeek said...

So excited. Will be hosting a competition to give away a copy of Dust of 100 Dogs. Very soon!