In My Mailbox (19)

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

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
From Goodreads:
Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss's family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.

It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans -- except Katniss.

The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss's willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels' Mockingjay -- no matter what the personal cost.

I don't have to tell you why I bought this one....and why I've already devoured it.

The Demon King (Seven Realms #1) by Cinda Williams Chima
From Goodreads:
Times are hard in the mountain city of Fellsmarch. Reformed thief Han Alister will do almost anything to eke out a living for himself, his mother, and his sister Mari. Ironically, the only thing of value he has is something he can't sell. For as long as Han can remember, he's worn thick silver cuffs engraved with runes. They're clearly magicked-as he grows, they grow, and he's never been able to get them off.

While out hunting one day, Han and his Clan friend, Dancer catch three young wizards setting fire to the sacred mountain of Hanalea. After a confrontation, Han takes an amulet from Micah Bayar, son of the High Wizard, to ensure the boy won't use it against them. Han soon learns that the amulet has an evil history-it once belonged to the Demon King, the wizard who nearly destroyed the world a millennium ago. With a magical piece that powerful at stake, Han knows that the Bayars will stop at nothing to get it back.

Meanwhile, Raisa ana'Marianna, Princess Heir of the Fells, has her own battles to fight. She's just returned to court after three years of relative freedom with her father's family at Demonai camp - riding, hunting, and working the famous Clan markets. Although Raisa will become eligible for marriage after her sixteenth name-day, she isn't looking forward to trading in her common sense and new skills for etiquette tutors and stuffy parties.

Raisa wants to be more than an ornament in a glittering cage. She aspires to be like Hanalea-the legendary warrior queen who killed the Demon King and saved the world. But it seems like her mother has other plans for her--plans that include a suitor who goes against everything the Queendom stands for.

I believe Donna @ Bites was singing this book's praises on Twitter a couple of weeks ago and if she says read it, then you should.

9 thoughts?:

Little Miss Becky : ) August 29, 2010 at 12:54 AM  

I think I must be the only person out there who didn't buy Mockingjay this week! :) But I definitely plan to soon! Enjoy your books!

Misha1989 August 29, 2010 at 2:45 AM  

Great books ! Have a fun time reading them.

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kirsty at the overflowing library August 29, 2010 at 4:47 AM  

yay! mockingjay!

Anonymous August 29, 2010 at 8:18 AM  

I think pretty much everyone has bought Mockingjay. LOL

Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading) August 29, 2010 at 10:28 AM  

I enjoyed the Demon King...but I was disappointed in Mockingjay. Not as good as the other two in that series, IMO.

Kris August 29, 2010 at 10:51 AM  

Great books! Happy reading!

Dwayne August 29, 2010 at 11:19 AM  

Demon King I haven't heard about, but Mockingjay I read and loved :) Have a great time reading!

Amelia Robinson August 29, 2010 at 12:35 PM  

Everyone went out and got Mockingjay. XD I haven't read it yet either, and won't for a while yet because I have library books to finish first. But it'll be the first book I read as soon as I get through with my library books. I'm so exicted!

THE DEMON KING! I flipping LOVED that book! I have a copy of it myself. I can't wait for the sequel.

Looks like you had a lovely week, chicadee! The layout looks UBERAWESOME! I absolutely adore it! :)

Hasta luego!


prernatutors August 30, 2010 at 5:40 AM  

hi i like the blog very much.

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