Sunday, August 2, 2009

In My Mailbox(Week of August 2nd)

In My Mailbox was memified by Kristi at The Story Siren, who was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie. No vlog this week.
For Review:
In the early days of the Civil War, rumors of gold in the frozen Klondike brought hordes of newcomers to the Pacific Northwest. Anxious to compete, Russian prospectors commissioned inventor Leviticus Blue to create a great machine that could mine through Alaska’s ice. Thus was Dr. Blue’s Incredible Bone-Shaking Drill Engine born.
But on its first test run the Boneshaker went terribly awry, destroying several blocks of downtown Seattle and unearthing a subterranean vein of blight gas that turned anyone who breathed it into the living dead.
Now it is sixteen years later, and a wall has been built to enclose the devastated and toxic city. Just beyond it lives Blue’s widow, Briar Wilkes. Life is hard with a ruined reputation and a teenaged boy to support, but she and Ezekiel are managing. Until Ezekiel undertakes a secret crusade to rewrite history.
His quest will take him under the wall and into a city teeming with ravenous undead, air pirates, criminal overlords, and heavily armed refugees. And only Briar can bring him out alive.
It is a YA crossover and sounds pretty awesome. I love alternative history books.
Bran Hambric was found locked in a bank vault at six years old, with no memory of his past. For years, he has lived with one of the bankers, wondering why he was left behind- until one night, when he is fourteen, he is suddenly confronted by a maddened creature, speaking of Bran’s true past and trying to kidnap him. Bran finds that he is at the center of a plot which started years before he was even born: the plot of a deadly curse his mother created…and one that her former masters are hunting for him to complete. Haunted by the spirit of his mother’s master and living in a city where magic is illegal, Bran must undo the crimes of his past...if it's not already too late.
Sounds interesting. I am on a blog tour for this.

Poland, 1870: Life is increasingly formidable for Leo and his family, with the threat of famine and war rolling over Poland. When Leo gets a job working at the manor of a local aristocrat, it looks like life might be getting better—until the aristocrat's son decides to take out his anger on Leo.
So begins Leo's journey away from home. From encounters with thieving soldiers in the war-torn countryside, to developing a dangerous friendship, to becoming a thief on the streets of a bustling city, Leo's life will never be the same. His mission now is to find a new place to call home, where he can work his way out of poverty and away from war. When he hears of a perfect place across the sea, he becomes determined to sail away to the promise of America.
I like historical fiction.
Tessa Crimson: Cheerleader by Day, Spy by Night
As leader of the SOS (Society of Smitten Kittens), Tessa’s mission is twofold: pep preservation and relationship salvation. That’s right, Tessa is a head cheerleader whose night job is catching cheating boyfriends in the act! Thank goodness her own relationship with Aiden is strawberry-smoothie purrfect—except for the fact that she’s been concealing her nocturnal habits for, oh, two years.
Aiden suspects something’s up, and his patience is wearing thin. But in the meantime, Tessa’s far too busy to deal with her own romantic roadblocks. The Naughty List is at maximum capacity; because so far, every single suspect on it is 100% guilty.
When sultry Chloe Ferril transfers to Washington High, things only become more catastrophic. Tessa knows this predatory vixen won’t stop hunting Aiden until her claws are planted firmly in his backside…
But Tessa’s in for an even bigger shock when Aiden’s name shows up on The Naughty List, and she’s finally forced to confront the unthinkable: is her own boyfriend just as naughty as all the rest?
I was so excited to get this book. I have already read it and love it.
For Borrow:
I got Waiting For You by Susane Colasanti and It's Not You, It's Me by Kerry Cohen Hoffmann from Lizzie. Thanks!


  1. Cherie was at the ELS launch party... did you see her? She had on the great blue-and-cream Fluevog shoes! :D

    (And the moment you're not looking, I'm snaking the Boneshaker ARC! *L*)

  2. Oh Boneshaker! So want to read that, bad! :D

    Great week!

  3. Ooh I am very jealous of The Naughty List. It sounds great, as does Bran Hambric. Enjoy!

  4. Lisa, I did see her. *hides Boneshaker ARC from Lisa*

  5. oooooooo the naughty list sounds good :D

  6. Awesome books you got this week, The Naughty List looks like an interesting book. Hope you enjoy all your books.

  7. Ahhh! The Naughty List... I want it! Can't wait for your review... :)

  8. Bone Shaker sounds awesome! I love alternate history, and come on, steampunk zombies? XD

  9. Woah you got the Naughty List already. I so want to know what you think of it.

  10. I love the sound of The Naughty List. Glad you enjoyed it!

  11. oooh, lucky!

    I love Cherie Priest, but I haven't read Boneshaker yet.


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