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Sunday, September 26, 2010

In My Mailbox: September 19-25

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. Anyone can participate in IMM and you are not limited to only sharing books that arrive via your mailbox. You can also share books that you've bought or books that you've gotten at the library. If interested please click the link above and sign up!

The Hunger Games - Library EditionThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the other districts in line by forcing them to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the-death on live TV. One boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and sixteen are selected by lottery to play. The winner brings riches and favor tohis or her district. But that is nothing compared to what the Capitol wins: one more year of fearful compliance with its rule. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her impoverished district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. Acclaimed writer Suzanne Collins, author of the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles, delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this stunning novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.

The Dark Queen: A NovelThe Dark Queen by Susan Carroll
From Brittany's misty shores to the decadent splendor of Paris's royal court, one woman must fulfill her destiny -- while facing the treacherous designs of Catherine de Medici, the dark queen. She is Ariane, the Lady of Faire Isle, one of the Cheney sisters, renowned for their mystical skills and for keeping the isle secure and prosperous. But this is a time when women of ability are deemed sorceresses, when Renaissance France is torn by ruthless political intrigues, and all are held in thrall to the sinister ambitions of Queen Catherine de Medici.

Then a wounded stranger arrives on Faire Isle, bearing a secret the Dark Queen will do everything in her power to possess. The only person Ariane can turn to is the comte de Renard, a nobleman with fiery determination and a past as mysterious as his own unusual gifts. Riveting, vibrant, and breathtaking, The Dark Queen follows Ariane and Renard as they risk everything to prevent the fulfillment of a dreadful prophecy -- even if they must tempt fate and their own passions.

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Born to Bite by Lynsay Sands
Midnight's Daughter (Dorina Basarab, Dhampire Book 1) by Karen Chance
My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding edited by P.N. Elrod
206 Bones by Kathy Reichs
The Handmaid's Tale Born to Bite: An Argeneau Novel (Argeneau Vampires) Midnight's Daughter (Dorina Basarab, Dhampir, Book 1) My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding (Paperback) 206 Bones

I also would like to give a big thank you to Mitchell Kaplan for giving me a signed book plate and a copy of his great book By Fire, By Water to replace the copy I gave away in a contest earlier.
If you would like to read my review click HERE or if you would like to read my interview with Mitchell click HERE.


Alison said...

The Hunger Games is really great - and I don't like dystopias. For example, I hated Handmaid's Tale, but lots of others love it, so I'm sure you will too.
Alison Can Read

Jenny said...

Yay Hunger Games! I love that series, I hope you do as well. I also enjoy the Karen Chance series though it's very complicated at times. Great group this week, enjoy!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i still need to read the hunger games too!!

Lady Q said...

Oh goodie!! You got the first books in two of my favorite series! I was blown away by Hunger Games and the other two books are just as good. First-class fiction right there. And I love Carroll's Fair Isle series. I've read them all, but was a bit disappointed in the last one. But the first four rocked! They got me back into historical fiction. Hope you enjoy them. Keep me updated on what you think!