In My Mailbox (12)

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

Nomansland by Lesley Hauge
From Goodreads:
Sometime in the future, a lonely, windswept island is populated solely by women. Among these women is a group of teenaged Trackers—expert equestrians and archers—whose job is to protect their shores from the enemy. The enemy, they’ve been
told, is men. When these girls come upon a partially buried home from the distant past, they are fascinated by the strange objects—high-heeled shoes, teen magazines, make-up—found there. What are they to make of these mysterious things? And what does it mean for their strict society where friendship is forbidden and rules must be obeyed—at all costs?

Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart by Beth Pattillo
From Goodreads:
Claire Prescott is a sensible woman who believes in facts and figures, not fairy tales. But when she agrees to present a paper to a summer symposium at Oxford on her ailing sister's behalf, Claire finds herself thrown into an adventure with a gaggle of Jane Austen-loving women all on the lookout for their Mr. Darcy. Claire isn't looking for Mr. Anyone. She's been dating Neil -- a nice if a bit negligent -- sports fanatic. But when a tall, dark and dashing stranger crosses her path, will the staid Claire suddenly discover her inner romantic heroine? Her chance meeting with a mysterious woman who claims to have an early version of Austen's Pride and Prejudice -- in which Lizzie ends up with someone other than Fitzwilliam Darcy -- leads to an astounding discovery about the venerated author's own struggle to find the right hero for Lizzie Bennett. Neil's unexpected arrival in Oxford complicates Claire's journey to finding her own romantic lead. Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart is the story of a woman who finds that love isn't logical and that a true hero can appear in the most unexpected of places.

The Changeling Sea by Patricia A. McKillip
From Goodreads:
A young girl, bereft of her parents' care by the sea, tries her newly acquired magic skills against it. She evokes from the sea a monster—and a Prince with a strange compulsion.

Seven Tears into the Sea by Terri Farley
From Goodreads:
Beckon the sea,
I'll come to thee....
Shed seven tears,
perchance seven years....

At the age of ten, Gwen Cooke had a strange encounter with a boy with dark, slightly tilted eyes. He came to her on the beach, whispered strange words in her ear, and then disappeared. Shortly thereafter, her family moved away from their seaside home and Gwen never saw the boy again.
Now seventeen, Gwen is returning to her childhood home. Her nana asked her to come. But Gwen knows it's time to go back for another reason: She yearns for the sea. Perhaps the sea itself is calling to her. Perhaps the memory of the boy and his haunting words are drawing her back to the place they met. Perhaps it's time for her to face her destiny.

The Siren by Kiera Cass
From Goodreads:
"You must never do anything that might expose our secret. This means that, in general, you cannot form close bonds with humans. You can speak to us, and you can always commune with the Ocean, but you are deadly to humans. You are, essentially, a weapon. A very beautiful weapon. I won't lie to you, it can be a lonely existence, but once you are done, you get to live. All you have to give, for now, is obedience and time..."
The same speech has been given hundreds of times to hundreds of beautiful girls who enter the sisterhood of sirens. Kahlen has lived by these rules for years now, patiently waiting for the life she can call her own. But when Akinli, a human, enters her world, she can't bring herself to live by the rules anymore. Suddenly the life she's been waiting for doesn't seem nearly as important as the one she's living now.

Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, #1)
by Tamora Pierce

From Goodreads:
Alan of Trebond, the best warrior in the palace, is harboring a big secret: he is really a she - Alanna. But when her prince is felled by an illness, Alanna has no choice but to use her healing magic - even if it means ruining her career.

9 thoughts?:

Kathryn June 12, 2010 at 7:13 PM  

"Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart" sounds awesome! Some good reads you got there! Also, how cute is a pink mailbox??? :D (My husband would veto that)

Spellboundbybooks Melissa June 12, 2010 at 7:58 PM  

Great Books!! I've seen Nomansland on another book blog. Sounds good!!

Happy Reading

~The Book Pixie June 12, 2010 at 11:17 PM  

Nomansland and The Siren are both on my wishlist. You got some great books and I hope you enjoy them. :D


Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read June 13, 2010 at 5:46 AM  

Great new books! Amazing, but also all the covers look great!

bclement412 June 13, 2010 at 9:06 AM  

Great books, I got Nomansland as well this week.

Lillie (AliseOnLife) June 13, 2010 at 2:21 PM  

I have to admit that I will read almost any book connected to Jane Austen, so I'll have to check out Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart.
Happy reading!

A Simple Love of Reading June 13, 2010 at 6:24 PM  

Those look like some really good reads! I just might have to add some to my TBR shelf! Happy reading! Here's mine:

brandileigh2003 June 14, 2010 at 5:58 PM  

Looks like a great week: Happy Reading! Check out my IMMB if you want here

Angiegirl June 25, 2010 at 3:32 PM  


This bodes well. I shall await your reviews with much anticipation. :)

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