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Sunday, April 17, 2011

In My Mailbox {6}



In My Mailbox is an amazing weekly meme hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren that features the books we have received during the week.

Here are the books I bought this week:


City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the events of City of Glass. In it, a mysterious someone’s killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle and displaying their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, leaving tensions running high in the city and disrupting Clary’s plan to lead as normal a life as she can — training to be a Shadowhunter, and pursuing her relationship with Jace. As Jace and Clary delve into the issue of the murdered Shadowhunters, they discover a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever.
Meanwhile, internecine warfare among vampires is tearing the Downworld community apart, and only Simon — the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side — can decide the outcome; too bad he wants nothing to do with Downworld politics. Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.
Rumors by Anna Godbersen

After bidding good-bye to New York's brightest star, Elizabeth Holland, rumors continue to fly about her untimely demise.

All eyes are on those closest to the dearly departed: her mischievous sister, Diana, now the family's only hope for redemption; New York's most notorious cad, Henry Schoonmaker, the flame Elizabeth never extinguished; the seductive Penelope Hayes, poised to claim all that her best friend left behind—including Henry; even Elizabeth's scheming former maid, Lina Broud, who discovers that while money matters and breeding counts, gossip is the new currency.

As old friends become rivals, Manhattan's most dazzling socialites find their futures threatened by whispers from the past. In this delicious sequel to The Luxe, nothing is more dangerous than a scandal...or more precious than a secret.


Envy by Anna Godbersen

In this sequel to Rumors, novelist Elizabeth Holland returns to the inner circle of New York's Gilded Age upper crust. Gramercy Park society watchers quickly notice that differences appear to be simmering between Elizabeth and her sister Diana. Meanwhile, troubles are also festering between celebrated newlyweds Henry and Penelope Schoonmaker. Apparently, the stately brass doors of Manhattan's 400 conceal more tumult than the general public suspects. Silk gowns and scandals

Splendor by Anna Godbersen

New beginnings.

Shocking revelations.

Unexpected endings.

As spring turns into summer, Elizabeth relishes her new role as a young wife, while her sister, Diana, searches for adventure abroad. But when a surprising clue about their father's death comes to light, the Holland girls wonder at what cost a life of splendor comes.

Carolina Broad, society's newest darling, fans a flame from her past, oblivious to how it might burn her future. Penelope Schoonmaker is finally Manhattan royalty—but when a real prince visits the city, she covets a title that comes with a crown. Her husband, Henry, bravely went to war, only to discover that his father's rule extends well beyond New York's shores and that fighting for love may prove a losing battle.

In the dramatic conclusion to the bestselling Luxe series, New York's most dazzling socialites chase dreams, cling to promises, and tempt fate. As society watches what will become of the city's oldest families and newest fortunes, one question remains: Will its stars fade away or will they shine ever brighter? 


I definitely need to buy Luxe also by Anna Godbersen so I can start reading this series.  I just couldn't find any hard cover copy of this novel at our local bookstore AND it's also out of stock at Book Depository.  My only chance to get a copy of this is through Amazon, but the shipping rates are rather high.  Oh well, looks like I just need to wait a little more to start reading these books.


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8 comments:

Vy (Vy's Blog)

The covers for the Luxe series are just so pretty! I'm a sucker for dresses. Hope you can find a copy of Luxe, I haven't read it yet but its on my tbr list.

Cyndi M.

Wow! The covers to the Anna Godbersen's books are incredible!

Renu

CoFA is awesome! The cover for the other three books are really pretty. :)
Happy reading!

Alison

Fab set! I want to read more by Anna Godbersen.
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Jenny N.

Same here. I have the books 2-4 but dont have book one yet. It's a great series so hope you enjoy it.

Little Miss Becky : )

I love the covers on the Luxe series! I've been tempted to start them more than a few time, but just never have the time! I'm hearing great things about CoFA! Enjoy!

Chelsey @ Starry Sky Books

Thanks for stopping by! I haven't read any from the Luxe series yet, but I've been hearing good things about it. Enjoy your books this week!

MiaandSofia

A great pile of books! They all look fab. I LOVED City of Fallen Angels :)
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