Sunday, November 21, 2010

In My Mailbox #38

To Serve a King by Donna Russo Morin
*I love historical fiction and when Donna contacted me to review her book, I took her up on her offer immediately! Thanks, Donna!
Summary says, "In Donna Russo Morin's new historical novel, a young woman is caught in the rivalry between two powerful kings- Henry VIII of England and Francois I of France- creating a story that teems with compelling drama and vibrant details."

Firespell by Chloe Neill
*I've always wanted to read this series and when I won this book over at The Bookologist, I was very happy!  Thanks for the contest!
Goodreads says, "As the new girl at the elite St. Sophia’s boarding school, Lily Parker thinks her classmates are the most monstrous things she’ll have to face…When Lily’s guardians decided to send her away to a fancy boarding school in Chicago, she was shocked. So was St. Sophia’s. Lily’s ultra-rich brat pack classmates think Lily should be the punchline to every joke, and on top of that, she’s hearing strange noises and seeing bizarre things in the shadows of the creepy building.  The only thing keeping her sane is her roommate, Scout, but even Scout’s a little weird—she keeps disappearing late at night and won’t tell Lily where she’s been. But when a prank leaves Lily trapped in the catacombs beneath the school, Lily finds Scout running from a real monster.  Scout’s a member of a splinter group of rebel teens with unique magical talents, who’ve sworn to protect the city against demons, vampires, and Reapers, magic users who’ve been corrupted by their power. And when Lily finds herself in the line of a firespell, Scout tells her the truth about her secret life, even though Lily has no powers of her own—at least none that she’s discovered yet…"

The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
*I bought this book after reading so many great reviews. It's a huge novel, but I am excited to pick it up over the holidays.
Goodreads says, "This long-awaited novel by the author of The House at Riverton begins with a long lost letter. Its contents compel young Edie Burchill to journey to the eerie realm of Millderhurst Castle, where her mother, then just 13 years old, waited out the London Blitz. What Edie learns about those distant hours in that faraway place will forever change her view of her mother and herself. A subtle, artfully constructed story about place, the past, and time's reverberations."

What did you get in your mailbox?  Have you read any of these books? Let me know what you think.   This meme is hosted by The Story Siren.  


  1. What a great mix! Hope you enjoy them.

  2. I really enjoyed Firespell. It's a really short, quick read, but I love Chloe Neill's sense of humor and I can't wait for Hexbound in January! I'll be interested to see what you think:)

  3. Nice collection of books! Very eclectic! I enjoyed Firespell and am eager for the sequel. My mailboxes are here and here. Happy reading!

  4. I've always wanted to read Firespell an I just put The Distant Hours in my TBR pile! Great books!

  5. I'm going to read The Distant Hours over the holidays too. I can't wait to read it!

    I thought Firespell was pretty average. I couldn't really get into it, even though it had so many plot element that I love. Will be interested to see what you think.

    Happy reading! :)

  6. I have The Distant Hours planned for next week... I can't wait to start!

    Enjoy her book :)

    PS Indigo is sponsoring a Kate Morton event via Facebook this upcoming week. Check it out and if you like her other books just make sure to click "I will attend". It's going to be an amazing meet & greet with Morton.

  7. Great list! I received To Serve a King as well... so excited about it :)

  8. Great IMM this week! I just finished Torment and loved it, so I definitely recommend it. Once I finish the rest of my library stack I plan on reading Dash & Lily and Amy & Roger. Enjoy all your new books! :-)

  9. Awesome books! I hope you enjoy them all!

    Happy Reading,
    Zakiya - My IMM this week

    Dont miss my new meme!

  10. Thanks for stopping by to check out my new books! I hope everyone has a great week.


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