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Saturday, October 23, 2010

In My Mailbox: October 23rd 2010

  In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren and inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie.

For Review-

The False PrincessTHE FALSE PRINCESS BY EILIS O'NEAL (Jan. 25th 2011)

Princess and heir to the throne of Thorvaldor, Nalia's led a privileged life at court.  But everything changes when it's revealed, just after her sixteenth birthday, that she is a false princess, a stand-in for the real Nalia, who has been hidden away for her protection.  Cast out with little more than the clothes on her back, the girl now called Sinda must leave behind the city of Vivaskari, her best friend, Keirnan, and the only life she's ever known.

Sinda is sent to live with her only surviving relative, an aunt who is a dyer in a distant village. She is a cold, scornful woman with little patience for her newfound niece, and Sinda proves inept at even the simplest tasks.  But when Sinda discovers that magic runs through her veins - long-suppressed, dangerous magic that she must learn to control - she realizes that she can never learn to be a simple village girl.

Returning to Vivaskari for answers, Sinda finds her purpose as a wizard scribe, rediscovers the boy who saw her all along, and uncovers a secret that could change the course of Thorvaldor's history, forever.

A dazzling first novel, The False Princess is an engrossing fantasy full of mystery, action, and romance. 


Shadow HillsSHADOW HILLS BY ANASTASIA HOPCUS (July 13th 2010)

His love captivated her... his secrets might kill her.

Since her sister’s mysterious death, Persephone “Phe” Archer has been plagued by a series of disturbing dreams. Determined to find out what happened to her sister, Phe enrolls at Devenish Prep in Shadow Hills, Massachusetts—the subject of her sister’s final diary entry.

After stepping on campus, Phe immediately realizes that there’s something different about this place—an unexplained epidemic that decimated the town in the 1700s, an ancient and creepy cemetery, and gorgeous boy Zach—and somehow she’s connected to it all.

But the more questions she asks and the deeper she digs, the more entangled Phe becomes in the haunting past of Shadow Hills. Finding what links her to this town…might cost her her life
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The Invisible Order, Book One: Rise of the DarklingsTHE INVISIBLE ORDER BY PAUL CRILLEY (Sept. 28th 2010)

Emily Snow is twelve years old, supporting herself and her younger brother on the streets of Victorian England by selling watercress. One early winter morning on her way to buy supplies, she encounters a piskie--a small but very sarcastic fey creature that has been cornered by a group of the Black Sidhe, piskies from an opposing clan. She rescues him and unknowingly becomes involved in a war between the Seelie and the Unseelie, two opposing factions of fairies that have been battling each other throughout the long centuries of human history, with London--and England itself--as the ultimate prize.

When the Invisible Order--a centuries-old secret society of humans that has protected mankind from the fey's interference--gets involved, things really start to get complicated.

Now she is the central figure in this ancient war that could permanently change Earth. With no one to trust, Emily must rely on her own instincts and guile to make the right choices that could save her family and all of mankind


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11 comments:

BrittLit said...

Shadow Hills was great, hope you enjoy it. Happy Reading!

Christina/Book Addict said...

Great mailbox! Shadow Hills was very entertaining. I hope you enjoy it. I also am dying to read The False Princess....so I am definitely looking forward to your review. Enjoy your books!

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Great books! The False Princess sounds wonderful, Shadow Hills rocks, and TIO sounds awesome too! Hope you enjoy them all :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

O I want both of these.

Jessica said...

Nice looking mailbox!

Here's mine: http://jessica-agreatread.blogspot.com/2010/10/in-my-mailbox_24.html

jackie b central texas said...

Kim nice mailbox and that pup cracks me up every time I see it! Shadow Hills is on my wishing to read, looking forward to seeing what you think of it!

My Mailbox this week is 6 MMPB's I bought

jackie >_<

Julia Writer said...

Great haul, I especially like the sound of The False Princess.

Alison said...

False Princess sounds great! I've heard great things about Shadow Hills.

Page (One Book At A Time) said...

False Princess and Shadow Hills are both on my wishlist. Enjoy!

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Casey said...

great books! loved shadow hills, and i hope you enjoy it too. looking forward to your thoughts on the false princess.

enjoy and happy reading!

Bere said...

You got some awesome books there, Kim! I really want to read Shadow Hills. It sounds so great. I will definitely be looking out for your reviews. Happy reading! =)