In My Mailbox (22)

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

This weeks loot came from The Smart Chicks Kick It Tour and Lemuria Books.

Plain Kate by Erin Bow
From Goodreads:
Plain Kate lives in a world of superstitions and curses, where a song can heal a wound and a shadow can work deep magic. As the wood-carver's daughter, Kate held a carving knife before a spoon, and her wooden talismans are so fine that some even call her “witch-blade”: a dangerous nickname in a country where witches are hunted and burned in the square.

For Kate and her village have fallen on hard times. Kate’s father has died, leaving her alone in the world. And a mysterious fog now covers the countryside, ruining crops and spreading fear of hunger and sickness. The townspeople are looking for someone to blame, and their eyes have fallen on Kate.

Enter Linay, a stranger with a proposition: In exchange for her shadow, he’ll give Kate the means to escape the angry town, and what’s more, he’ll grant her heart’s wish. It’s a chance for her to start over, to find a home, a family, a place to belong. But Kate soon realizes she can't live shadowless forever -- and that Linay's designs are darker than she ever dreamed.

The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong
From Goodreads:
Only two weeks ago, life was all too predictable. But that was before I saw my first ghost. Now, along with my supernatural friends Tori, Derek, and Simon, I’m on the run from the Edison Group, which genetically altered us as part of their sinister experiment. We’re hiding in a safe house that might not be as safe as it seems. We’ll be gone soon anyway, back to rescue those we’d left behind and to take out the Edison Group . . . or so we hope.

The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
From Goodreads:
Nick and his brother, Alan, have spent their lives on the run from magic. Their father was murdered, and their mother was driven mad by magicians and the demons who give them power. The magicians are hunting the Ryves family for a charm that Nick's mother stole -- a charm that keeps her alive -- and they want it badly enough to kill again.

Danger draws even closer when a brother and sister come to the Ryves family for help. The boy wears a demon's mark, a sign of death that almost nothing can erase...and when Alan also gets marked by a demon, Nick is des-perate to save him. The only way to do that is to kill one of the magicians they have been hiding from for so long.

Ensnared in a deadly game of cat and mouse, Nick starts to suspect that his brother is telling him lie after lie about their past. As the magicians' Circle closes in on their family, Nick uncovers the secret that could destroy them all.

This is the Demon's Lexicon. Turn the page.

The Demon's Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan
From Goodreads:
Mae Crawford's always thought of herself as in control, but in the last few weeks her life has changed. Her younger brother, Jamie, suddenly has magical powers, and she's even more unsettled when she realizes that Gerald, the new leader of the Obsidian Circle, is trying to persuade Jamie to join the magicians. Even worse? Jamie hasn't told Mae a thing about any of it. Mae turns to brothers Nick and Alan to help her rescue Jamie, but they are in danger from Gerald themselves because he wants to steal Nick's powers. Will Mae be able to find a way to save everyone she cares about from the power-hungry magician's carefully laid trap?

8 thoughts?:

Little Miss Becky : ) September 18, 2010 at 11:47 PM  

I have Plain Kate and I'm dying to find time to read it! I hope you enjoy the Reckoning--I loved that whole series!

kirsty at the overflowing library September 19, 2010 at 7:09 AM  

oh fab books I want plain kate

Jennifer (An Abundance of Books) September 19, 2010 at 7:35 AM  

Ooh, I've got Plain Kate coming soon, can't wait!

Anonymous September 19, 2010 at 9:31 AM  

Great books! I loved Plain Kate and The Reckoning. Enjoy!

Anonymous September 19, 2010 at 11:59 AM  

A great haul! I absolutely loved Kelly Armstrong's Darkest Powers Trilogy. Hope you do as well.

Candace September 19, 2010 at 12:12 PM  

I heard Plain Kate is GOOD! I have The Demon's Lexicon and can't wait to read it. You had an awesome week of book loot!

TheBookishSnob September 19, 2010 at 12:21 PM  

The Demon's Covenant look really good. Congratulations on an amazing mailbox and I hope you have a great week of reading :)

Here's my mailbox for the week

Alison September 19, 2010 at 7:34 PM  

Plain Kate sounds really good and I've always wanted to read Sarah Rees Brennan.

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