In My Mailbox (1)

I'm jumping on the IMM meme bandwagon. Woot. Hurray for first post!

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren in which we share the books we received for the week.

Clicking on an image will take you to Goodreads.

Soulless by Gail Carriger
Description from Goodreads: Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.

Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.

With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?

Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
Description from Goodreads: 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.

What goodies did you get??

8 thoughts?:

Stella (Ex Libris) March 28, 2010 at 9:57 AM  

Oooh, you've got yourself some great books for your first IMM post :-) I can't wait to read Soulless, I've heard wonderful things about it! And I love the cover of Brightly Woven, so colourful and mystical. I'm curious to read your reviews of them. Happy reading :-)

GABY March 28, 2010 at 1:20 PM  

congrats on your first IMM! I havent read any of this books soo i'll be waiting your reviews

So Many Books, So Little Time March 28, 2010 at 3:41 PM  

I love the sound of Soulless. Hope you enjoy your books!

Suzanne March 28, 2010 at 4:29 PM  

Both books sound great! I picked up Soulless, but I'm putting Brightly Woven on my TBR list! Thanks for sharing some great books! And have fun with your new IMM posts!

Natalie (Mindful Musings) March 28, 2010 at 4:49 PM  

I read Soulless this past week and loved it. Hopefully you'll enjoy it as well. I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on it and Brightly Woven! :)

ninefly March 29, 2010 at 12:53 AM  

I loved soulless, and brightly woven is pretty high on my wishlist
love to hear your thoughts when you read them! =)

Ladybug April 5, 2010 at 8:27 AM  

I thought Soulless was great so I hope you like it too =)

Jenny Girl April 5, 2010 at 9:13 PM  

I've heard mixed things on Soulless so I'm interested in what you think. Haven't read it yet, but it's on the list.
Enjoy your books.

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