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Saturday, May 07, 2011

In My Mailbox {9}

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 received this week:


Wither by Lauren DeStefano

What if you knew exactly when you would die? 

Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out. 

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home. 

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limited time she has left.

Stay by Deb Cabletti

Clara's relationship with Christian is intense from the start, and like nothing she’s ever experienced before. But what starts as devotion quickly becomes obsession, and it's almost too late before Clara realizes how far gone Christian is—and what he's willing to do to make her stay.

Now Clara has left the city—and Christian—behind. No one back home has any idea where she is, but she still struggles to shake off her fear. She knows Christian won't let her go that easily, and that no matter how far she runs, it may not be far enough....


The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell



It’s the summer of 1889, and Amelia van den Broek is new to Baltimore and eager to take in all the pleasures the city has to offer. But her gaiety is interrupted by disturbing, dreamlike visions she has only at sunset—visions that offer glimpses of the future. Soon, friends and strangers alike call on Amelia to hear her prophecies. However, a forbidden romance with Nathaniel, an artist, threatens the new life Amelia is building in Baltimore. This enigmatic young man is keeping secrets of his own—still, Amelia finds herself irrepressibly drawn to him.

When one of her darkest visions comes to pass, Amelia’s world is thrown into chaos. And those around her begin to wonder if she’s not the seer of dark portents, but the cause.



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12 comments:

Midnight Bloom

I just love the cover for Wither... I can admire it all day long and still never stop loving it! I hope you enjoy reading all your new novels! :)

Jenn (Books At Midnight)

Awesome books! I own and like all of them except for Stay, since I have yet to read it. Enjoy! :)

Bookish Brunette

Oooooh I want The Vespertine so badly!!!!

My keeper shelf

I really enjoyed Wither, I hope you like it!

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Carina

Great books! I haven't read any of them, but I want to do so really badly! I hope you'll enjoy them and I'm looking forward to your opinion on them!

Carina
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Christy @TheReaderBee

I really enjoyed The Vespertine! It was such a great read! I can't wait to read Wither, I'm hoping to get to it soon! Enjoy!

Candace

I'm in love with the cover for Wither and I loved the story as well! I've heard amazing things about Stay and I enjoyed The Verspertine. Hope you love them all!
Thanks for stopping by!

Vy (Vy's Blog)

i just love Wither and I really want to read Stay. Hope you're enjoying your books!

Alison

Fab set! I really enjoyed Wither and The Vespertine.
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Reading Angel

I loved Wither and The Vespertine! I've heard really good things about Stay, I look forward to your review of it.

Little Miss Becky : )

Wither is fantastic! I hope you love it! I really want to read Vespertine...someday soon, hopefully!

Amber

I love love love Wither and Stay so much! Hope you enjoy them too. I have The Vespertine but haven't read it yet. Happy reading!

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