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!
Perchance to Dream
Theatre Illuminata #2
by Lisa Mantchev
Feiwel & Friends
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.
Enter BERTIE AND COMPANY
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
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 :)