Sunday, January 10, 2010

In My Mailbox

A new year, a new decade, and some very wonderful books in my mailbox this week. As you all know, In My Mailbox explores the contents of my mailbox on a weekly basis. Of course I only mention things like books! As ever with thanks to The Story Siren and Pop Culture Junkie who host and inspired this meme.

And ah, this week, I got such wonderful books. Three books I have been waiting for. Can you hear my glee from here?

1. Captivate by Carrie Jones.
Sequel to the very wonderful Need, essential for anyone who wondered what was going to happen next to Zara, her werewolf boyfriend Nick, and all those pixies.

From the back: Zara and her friends knew they hadn't solved the pixie problem for good. Far from it. The king's needs grow deeper every day he's stuck in captivity, while his control over his people gets weaker. It's made him vulnerable. And now there's a new king in town. A turf war is imminent, since the new pixie king, Astley, is moving in quickly. Nick nearly killed him in the woods on day one, but Zara came to his rescue. Astley swears that he and Zara are destined to be together, that he's one of the good guys. Nick isn't buying it, though Zara isn't as sure -- despite herself, she wants to trust the new king. But it's a lot more than her relationship with Nick that is at stake. It's her life -- and his.

Best news of all: Carrie Jones will be visiting Kepler's for a meet and greet February 12th at 5.30 before our event with Heather Brewer. So we can get to hear her talking about this!

2. The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan.
Yes! The companion volume to The Forest of Hands and Teeth

from the back: Gabry lives a quiet life. As safe a life as is possible in a town trapped between a forest and the ocean, in a world teeming with the dead, who constantly hunger for those still living. She’s content on her side of the Barrier, happy to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse. But there are threats the Barrier cannot hold back. Threats like the secrets Gabry’s mother thought she left behind when she escaped from the Sisterhood and the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Like the cult of religious zealots who worship the dead. Like the stranger from the forest who seems to know Gabry. And suddenly, everything is changing. One reckless moment, and half of Gabry’s generation is dead, the other half imprisoned. Now Gabry only knows one thing: she must face the forest of her mother’s past in order to save herself and the one she loves.

And yes, Carrie Ryan will be visiting Kepler's too!

3. Linger by Maggie Steifvater.
What more can I say. Maggie has to be one of my favorite YA writers at the moment adn Linger continues Grace and Sam's story after Shiver.

from the back: In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack. And Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.

At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story that explores both sides of love -- the light and the dark, the warm and the cold -- in a way you will never forget.

Maggie is also touring this July so I'm crossing fingers and toes...

I'm giddy just trying to choose which to start first. What did you get in your mailbox this week?

8 comments:

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

People are dying to get their hands on these books. You're very lucky :)

-Briana

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Wow, awesome books!! I can't wait for Linger. So jealous. Happy reading! :D

Dani. said...

Ooooh all sequels! Thats fun:)

Rhiannon Hart said...

OMG you lucky thing! Enjoy!

Sarah said...

What great book! Wow!

Book Monster said...

Ahhh Linger :) *currently reading Shiver*!!!
Need is awesome and I'm excited to read Captivate!! Enjoy!! Happy Reading!!

Bookgeek said...

Thanks. Already finished Captivate (review soon). On to Dead-Tossed Waves...

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week, they all look really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.