In My Mailbox (21)


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


Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
From Goodreads:
BROOKLYN: Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying her. And she’s about to be expelled from Brooklyn Heights’ most prestigious private school when her father intervenes. Now Andi must accompany him to Paris for winter break.

PARIS: Alexandrine Paradis lived over two centuries ago. She dreamed of making her mark on the Paris stage, but a fateful encounter with a doomed prince of France cast her in a tragic role she didn’t want—and couldn’t escape.

Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages—until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present.

Jennifer Donnelly, author of the award-winning novel A Northern Light, artfully weaves two girls’ stories into one unforgettable account of life, loss, and enduring love. Revolution spans centuries and vividly depicts the eternal struggles of the human heart.


Chalice by Robin McKinley
From Goodreads:
As the newly appointed Chalice, Mirasol is the most important member of the Master's Circle. It is her duty to bind the Circle, the land and its people together with their new Master. But the new Master of Willowlands is a Priest of Fire, only drawn back into the human world by the sudden death of his brother. No one knows if it is even possible for him to live amongst his people. Mirasol wants the Master to have his chance, but her only training is as a beekeeper. How can she help settle their demesne during these troubled times and bind it to a Priest of Fire, the touch of whose hand can burn human flesh to the bone?


My Booky Wook by Russell Brand
From Goodreads:
Russell Brand learned early on to make a joke of fear and failure. From a troubled childhood in industrial Essex, England, to his descent into addictions to alcohol, drugs, and sex in the seamy underbelly of London, Brand has seen his share of both and miraculously lived to tell the tale. In My Booky Wook he leads readers on a rollicking journey through his disastrous school career, his infamous antics on MTV, and his multifarious sexual adventures. But this irreverent memoir is a story not simply of struggle but also of redemption, a testament to the difficulty of discovering what you want from life and the remarkable power of a bloody-minded determination to get it. My Booky Wook is a giddy trip through the brilliant mind of one of Britain's most valuable exports.

7 thoughts?:

Leilani @Leilani Loves Books September 12, 2010 at 12:05 AM  

Russell!

Happy Reading!

Little Miss Becky : ) September 12, 2010 at 1:48 AM  

Revolution is amazing!! I hope you enjoy it! I really want to read Chalice--I actually have it home from the library, but I don't know if I'll get to it before the due date!

Amelia Robinson September 12, 2010 at 9:12 AM  

We're gonna have ourselves a revolution!

XD I've seen that book about and it looks pretty good. :) I'm not really a historical fiction buff though. More like something I dabble in--like alchemy. Oh! I don't actually dabble in alchemy, that was just an example...cause I'm too sensible for alchemy...(Oh god, I'm digging myself a hole. I don't practice alchemy!)

*sigh* Sleep deprivation is no friend to anyone.

You know, I really need to pick up something by Robin McKinley. I know plenty of people like her but I haven't actually read anything by her yet. Thanks for the inspiration! ^_^

Happy reading, chica! ^_^ Have an awesome week! :)

-Amelia

Lillie (AliseOnLife) September 12, 2010 at 10:48 AM  

I have Revolution in my pile, but I haven't gotten to it yet. Sounds good, though. hope you really enjoy it!

TheBookishSnob September 12, 2010 at 12:53 PM  

Ugh Russell Brand. I'm excited for you reading Revolution. I've had my eye on that for a while so I'm looking forward to your review :)

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Claire @ YA Bookie Monster September 12, 2010 at 12:57 PM  

Awesome books! I hadn't heard of Revolution before today, but I see that lots of other people have gotten it in their mailbox as well, so I'll have to check it out! Happy reading!

I'm a new follower :)

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Audra September 14, 2010 at 3:57 PM  

I'm drooling over Revolution!

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