Sunday, June 20, 2010

In My Mailbox #19

Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
*I won this ARC through Debbie's World of Books Giveaway. Thank you! Can't wait to read it this summer!
Goodreads says, "Sydelle Mirabil is living proof that, with a single drop of rain, a life can be changed forever. Tucked away in the farthest reaches of the kingdom, her dusty village has suffered under the weight of a strangely persistent drought. That is, of course, until a wizard wanders into town and brings the rain with him. In return for this gift, Wayland North is offered any reward he desires—and no one is more surprised than Sydelle when, without any explanation, he chooses her. Taken from her home, Sydelle hardly needs encouragement to find reasons to dislike North. He drinks too much and bathes too little, and if that isn’t enough to drive her to madness, North rarely even uses the magic he takes such pride in possessing. Yet, it’s not long before she realizes there’s something strange about the wizard, who is as fiercely protective of her as he is secretive about a curse that turns his limbs a sinister shade of black and leaves him breathless with agony. Unfortunately, there is never a chance for her to seek answers.  Along with the strangely powerful quakes and storms that trace their path across the kingdom, other wizards begin to take an inexplicable interest in her as well, resulting in a series of deadly duels. Against a backdrop of war and uncertainty, Sydelle is faced with the growing awareness that these events aren’t as random as she had believed—that no curse, not even that of Wayland North, is quite as terrible as the one she herself may carry."


It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han
*I bought this one even though I am not done with The Summer I Turned Pretty yet, because I'm sure I will want to know what happens next. INSWY and TSITP seem to be the perfect summer reads!  I am really enjoying Jenny Han's writing style.  I am not including the synopsis from Goodreads, because I don't want to catch any spoilers.


What did you guys get in your mailbox?  Have you read any of these books? Let me know what you think.  I look forward to checking out everyone's  mailboxes. Have a great day!  This meme is hosted by The Story Siren.



18 comments:

  1. I've heard great things about It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han!

    Happy reading!

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  2. My students requested that I purchase It's Not Summer Without You. Actually that is not quite true. What happened was I had a group of girls rush in holding The Summer I Turned Pretty asking if there was more. They loved it.

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  3. Brightly Woven sounds interesting!

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  4. I just finished Brightly Woven this week and I thought it was really entertaining! Hope you like it!

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  5. I really loved Brightly Woven. Hope you like it. :D

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  6. Awesome books this week! Gosh I LOVE the Jenny Han series. I just read the second one and it was great. I hope you like it. Happy reading :D

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  7. Looks like a great week: Happy Reading! Check out my IMMB if you want here

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  8. Your books sound great. I really want to read The Summer I turned Pretty since you've made it sound so good!! Hope to get it soon if I can find it over here.

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  9. Great books. I still need to read The Summer I Turned Pretty. I really hope to get it soon. :) Happy Reading!!

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  10. I can't wait to read Jenny Han's sequel - you're so lucky! :-) Brightly Woven has great reviews. Have a great week!

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  11. Ooh! I really want to read both of these! I hope you like them both :)

    Happy reading!

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  12. I have INSWY on hold at my library and I can't wait for it to show up! I LOVED TSITP and I want to know what happens next, too. Congrats on winning BW! Look forward to reading your review -- I've been debating whether I should read this one. Happy reading!!

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  13. I haven't read either of these books, but they both sound interesting! I hope you enjoy them. Happy reading!

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  14. I really want to read Brightly Woven.
    Hope you enjoy!

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  15. Thanks for all the comments, guys! I hope everyone has a great week!

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  16. I want to read both of those, especially It's Not Summer Without You. Enjoy your books!

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  17. Hope you enjoy Brightly Woven! I have The Summer I Turned Pretty but I haven't had a chance to read it yet.

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