In My Mailbox (32)

Sunday March 7, 2010
In My Mailbox hosted by The Story Siren and inspired by Alea @ Pop Culture Junkie is a way to share what new books you get each week.  They can be books you borrowed from the library, bought, traded, won or received for review.

So, without further adieu, the following are books I received this past week...enjoy!

For review:

Perchance to Dream
Theatre Illuminata #2
by Lisa Mantchev
Feiwel & Friends
The stuff that dreams are made on.
Act Two, Scene One
Growing up in the enchanted Thèâtre Illuminata, Beatrice Shakespeare Smith learned everything about every play ever written. She knew the Players and their parts, but she didn’t know that she, too, had magic. Now, she is the Mistress of Revels, the Teller of Tales, and determined to follow her stars. She is ready for the outside world.


But the outside world soon proves more topsy-turvy than any stage production. Bertie can make things happen by writing them, but outside the protective walls of the Thèâtre, nothing goes as planned. And her magic cannot help her make a decision between—

Nate: Her suave and swashbuckling pirate, now in mortal peril.

Ariel: A brooding, yet seductive, air spirit whose true motives remain unclear.

When Nate is kidnapped and taken prisoner by the Sea Goddess, only Bertie can free him. She and her fairy sidekicks embark on a journey aboard the Thèâtre’s caravan, using Bertie’s word magic to guide them. Along the way, they collect a sneak-thief, who has in his possession something most valuable, and meet The Mysterious Stranger, Bertie’s father—and the creator of the scrimshaw medallion. Bertie’s dreams are haunted by Nate, whose love for Bertie is keeping him alive, but in the daytime, it’s Ariel who is tantalizingly close, and the one she is falling for. Who does Bertie love the most? And will her magic be powerful enough to save her once she enters the Sea Goddess’s lair?

House of Night #5
by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
St. Martins Griffin
The good news: Zoey’s friends have her back again and Stevie Rae and the red fledglings aren’t Neferet’s secrets any longer.  The bad news: Ancient evil with the face of an angel has been let loose – that and various other nasties (whose faces aren’t so angelic).  Grandma Redbird is in trouble.  Heath is in trouble.  The House of Night is in trouble.  Okay, let’s face it – Zoey’s whole world is in trouble!  But when the trouble comes from a being who appears to be beauty personified, will the world believe it? Especially when only a teenager and a group of misfits are the only ones who really understand the danger he brings.  Will Zoey have the strength and wisdom to reveal the truth?  Especially when, in the House of Night, the truth is often hard to come by…

Seriously, the arrival of these two books this week nearly caused total anarchy in the library. I made the mistake of showing a bunch of my regular library peeps the cool cover of Perchance to Dream and I was met with demands of "give it to me now" and when I said "uh, I'm going to read it first" two of them seriously tried to wrestle it out of my hands....I wish I was kidding. Anyway suffice to say, I'm bigger and stronger and more determined :)

Hope you had a great week too! Happy reading :)


Diana Dang said...

Lucky! Got Penance! Enjoy!

I'm a Lit-Bitch, Baby said...

Perchance to Dream has such a gorgeous cover.

Spellboundbybooks Melissa said...

Perchance to Dream seems to be showing up in a few blogs lately. I'm thinking I might have to go and buy this book :). Hunted is a really good book. I hope you enjoy it!

Dazzling Mage said...

Perchance to Dream looks so good. I think I might put this series on my TBR.

Happy reading!

Amber Skye said...

I haven't read the first series. I'm thinking that maybe I should. I've read the first two House of Night books, and I'm definitely planning on finishing that series.

Sarahbear9789 said...

I got Perchance to Dream a few weeks back... it looks amazing.

Shanyn said...

I haven't read either of those series, not really sure if they are for me. I've almost started the House of Night series a couple of times but other books always show up that I want to read first!

fredamans said...

Both look really great!!!

The Library Lurker said...

I probably would have done the same thing your friends did! Can't wait for your review!

Stephanie said...

The cover of Perchance to Dream is beautiful -- it's a good thing you're stronger than your friends! :-)

Christina T said...

I've heard that these are both great series but I haven't read them yet. Perchance to Dream looks like something I'd really enjoy.

Have fun reading your books. I look forward to your reviews.

Here is what's in my mailbox.

Book Chick City said...

I'm read the House of Night series, on book two at the moment, for my HoN week in April. I'm really enjoying it. Enjoy your books and have a great week! :)

Lori said...

I hope that you will enjoy your books. Here's Mine.