Sunday, October 17, 2010

In My Mailbox #35

Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
*I am very excited for this one as I love Godbersen's addictive writing style.  And as most of you know, I love historical fiction. Jazz Age = awesome.
Goodreads says, "The year is 1929. New York is ruled by the Bright Young Things: flappers and socialites seeking thrills and chasing dreams in the anything-goes era of the Roaring Twenties.  Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey escaped their small Midwestern town for New York's glittering metropolis. All Letty wants is to see her name in lights, but she quickly discovers Manhattan is filled with pretty girls who will do anything to be a star...  Cordelia is searching for the father she's never known, a man as infamous for his wild parties as he is for his shadowy schemes. Overnight, she enters a world more thrilling and glamorous than she ever could have imagined—and more dangerous. It's a life anyone would kill for...and someone will.  The only person Cordelia can trust is Astrid Donal, a flapper who seems to have it all: money, looks, and the love of Cordelia's brother, Charlie. But Astrid's perfect veneer hides a score of family secrets. Across the vast lawns of Long Island, in the illicit speakeasies of Manhattan, and on the blindingly lit stages of Broadway, the three girls' fortunes will rise and fall—together and apart. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Luxe comes an epic new series set in the dizzying last summer of the Jazz Age."

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
*I loved Maze Runner --even my husband read and loved it! I had SO many unanswered questions at the end of MR. I need to know what happens!
Goodreads says, "The Maze was only the beginning...  Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. No more puzzles. No more Variables. And no more running. Thomas was sure that escape meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one really knew what sort of life they were going back to.  In the Maze, life was easy. They had food, and shelter, and safety... until Teresa triggered the end. In the world outside the Maze, however, the end was triggered long ago.  Burned by sun flares and baked by a new, brutal climate, much of the earth is a wasteland. Government has disintegrated--and with it, order--and now Cranks, people covered in festering wounds and driven to murderous insanity by the infectious disease known as the Flare, roam the crumbling cities hunting for their next victim... and meal.  The Gladers are far from done running. Instead of freedom, they find themselves faced with another trial. They must cross the Scorch, the most burned-out section of the world, and arrive at a safe haven in two weeks. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them."

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
*Here's another historical fiction that I can't wait to read.  It's been getting great reviews so I need to move this one up on my TBR pile.
Goodreads says, "BROOKLYN: Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying her. And she’s about to be expelled from Brooklyn Heights’ most prestigious private school when her father intervenes. Now Andi must accompany him to Paris for winter break. PARIS: Alexandrine Paradis lived over two centuries ago. She dreamed of making her mark on the Paris stage, but a fateful encounter with a doomed prince of France cast her in a tragic role she didn’t want—and couldn’t escape.  Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages—until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present. Jennifer Donnelly, author of the award-winning novel A Northern Light, artfully weaves two girls’ stories into one unforgettable account of life, loss, and enduring love. Revolution spans centuries and vividly depicts the eternal struggles of the human heart.
What did you get in your mailbox?  Have you read any of these books? Let me know what you think.  Have a great day!  This meme is hosted by The Story Siren.


  1. Eeek! I want BYT so much! I am really tempted to just order it now and now wait for the January UK release. I think I deserve a treat...

    Revolution is great. I think you will love it. Also, once you've finished the book, go check the comments on my review as there were some VERY interesting observations made there!

    Happy reading! :)

  2. All three sound interesting and intense, happy reading and am adding Revolution to my wishing to read list so thanks for the heads up on an author and book new to me Christina!!

    My Mailbox is a mixed bag this week

    jackie >_<

  3. You got some great books! My partner in crime Mrs Q Book Addict just got Bright Young Things and I'm so jealous of your copy of REVOLUTION!

    Please just let me sit here and admire your books....

    Enjoy girl :)

  4. Revolution sounds great to me. I have to admit that I haven't chosen to grab The Maze Runner off my massive TBR stack yet. I'll wait for The Scorch Trials until after I have read the first book. Bright Young Things is on my school book order. I had students who loved The Luxe series. Happy reading!

  5. I really want to check out Bright Young Things as well...Ive have heard some really good things about it and I haven't read anything by that author before...Great post! My IMM is here:

  6. All books I am dying to read. Can't wait to see what you think, especially with Revolution!

  7. I just ordered Bright Young Things and Revolution. I can't wait to finally get them!

    I have yet to read The Maze Runner but it seems interesting so I'll have to get it some time. Enjoy!

  8. I also got The Scorch Trials and Revolution this weekend in my big box from Barnes and Noble! I took large advantage of the Educator Appreciation Days.

    I also got Out of my Mind by Sharon Draper. You should definitely check this book out. It was amazing and perfect for middle grade readers.

    Looks like you got a lot of fun books! Have a great week!

  9. Bright young things looks sooooo awesome!! i have revolution too, but haven't had a chance to read it yet, enjoy!

  10. I'm really looking forward to getting Bright Young Things for myself. I love Anna Godbersen. I'm getting ready to start The Maze Runner so I assume I'll have The Scorch Trials on my IMM soon enough.
    Happy Reading! Megan @ Read It, See It

  11. Great books you got there. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly looks so pretty. I really want tor ead that one. :)

  12. Thanks for checking out my mailbox! Hope everyone has a great week.

  13. Wow...nice mailbox! BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS is totally on my wish list after reading the teaser...happy reading!


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