In My Mailbox (23)

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

I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett
From Goodreads:
It starts with whispers.
Then someone picks up a stone.
Finally, the fires begin.
When people turn on witches, the innocents suffer. . . .
Tiffany Aching has spent years studying with senior witches, and now she is on her own. As the witch of the Chalk, she performs the bits of witchcraft that aren't sparkly, aren't fun, don't involve any kind of wand, and that people seldom ever hear about: She does the unglamorous work of caring for the needy.
But someone or something is igniting fear, inculcating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches. Aided by her tiny blue allies, the Wee Free Men, Tiffany must find the source of this unrest and defeat the evil at its root before it takes her life. Because if Tiffany falls, the whole Chalk falls with her.
Chilling drama combines with laughout-loud humor and searing insight as beloved and bestselling author Terry Pratchett tells the high-stakes story of a young witch who stands in the gap between good and evil.

I don't really need to go into detail about how ridiculously excited I am to read this. You probably heard me scream when I got it.

As You Wish by Jackson Pearce
From Goodreads:
Ever since Viola's boyfriend broke up with her, she has spent her days silently wishing—to have someone love her again and, more importantly, to belong again—until one day she inadvertently summons a young genie out of his world and into her own. He will remain until she makes three wishes.

Jinn is anxious to return home, but Viola is terrified of wishing, afraid she will not wish for the right thing, the thing that will make her truly happy. As the two spend time together, the lines between master and servant begin to blur, and soon Jinn can't deny that he's falling for Viola. But it's only after Viola makes her first wish that she realizes she's in love with Jinn as well . . . and that if she wishes twice more, he will disappear from her life—and her world—forever.

Jackson Pearce spins a magical tale about star-crossed lovers, what it means to belong . . . and how important it is to be careful what you wish for.

I've wanted to read this, despite the horrid cover fail. Miz Pearce's tweets are a delight. So I picked it up and gobbled it and all it's yummy goodness up. Review to come.

Grace by Elizabeth Scott
From Goodreads:
A fable of a terrifying near future by critically acclaimed author Elizabeth Scott.

Grace was raised to be an Angel, a herald of death by suicide bomb. But she refuses to die for the cause, and now Grace is on the run, daring to dream of freedom. In search of a border she may never reach, she travels among malevolent soldiers on a decrepit train crawling through the desert. Accompanied by the mysterious Kerr, Grace struggles to be invisible, but the fear of discovery looms large as she recalls the history and events that delivered her uncertain fate.

Told in spare, powerful prose, this tale of a dystopian near future will haunt readers long after they've reached the final page.

Zombies vs. Unicorns by Holly Black, Justine Larbalestier, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Maureen Johnson, Carrie Ryan, Scott Westerfeld, Meg Cabot, Garth Nix , more...Kathleen Duey, Margo Lanagan, Naomi Novik, Diana Peterfreund, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare
From Goodreads:
It's a question as old as time itself: which is better, the zombie or the unicorn? In this anthology, edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier (unicorn and zombie, respectively), strong arguments are made for both sides in the form of short stories. Half of the stories portray the strengths--for good and evil--of unicorns and half show the good (and really, really bad-ass) side of zombies. Contributors include many bestselling teen authors, including Cassandra Clare, Libba Bray, Maureen Johnson, Meg Cabot, Scott Westerfeld, and Margo Lanagan. This anthology will have everyone asking: Team Zombie or Team Unicorn?


10 thoughts?:

kirsty at the overflowing library September 26, 2010 at 8:14 AM  

fab books!

My IMMB is here

Kathy Martin September 26, 2010 at 8:29 AM  

Nice books! As You Wish is somewhere on my TBR stack. My mailbox is here. Happy reading!

Lisa September 26, 2010 at 9:22 AM  

wonderful ones this week

Here's mine

chelleyreads September 26, 2010 at 11:54 AM  

i really enjoyed reading as you wish but i agree with you on the cover--it's not very attractive and doesn't match the story at all. awesome books this week. enjoy!


Anonymous September 26, 2010 at 12:00 PM  

Ooh, I am so looking forward to the new Pratchett! Lucky you!


Jennifer (An Abundance of Books) September 26, 2010 at 1:14 PM  

I agree, the Wish cover bites, but I think I want it now. I Shall WEar Midnight also looks good, I'm looking forward to your review.

Kate September 26, 2010 at 4:39 PM  

Those look like some interesting reads. I look forward to your reviews. I'm a new follower and here is my mailbox.

Amelia Robinson September 26, 2010 at 5:53 PM  

I can't wait to read "Grace" by Elizabeth Scott! I think I saw a bit of "As You Wish" and wasn't really impressed with it. But I can't remember to be honest. XD

"I Shall Wear Midnight" looks super cool. I'm totally adding it to my to-read list. :)

Fabulous books this week, chica! :) Happy reading!! (And don't fall into a hole somewhere. We miss ya.)


Alison September 26, 2010 at 8:31 PM  

Great reads. I'm intrigued by Zombies v. Unicorns.
Alison Can Read

Tara September 27, 2010 at 1:21 PM  

As You Wish has such a cute cover! And I cannot wait to read Zombies v Unicorns and Grace. I haven't read anything by Terry Pratchett, but I'll look into that series. You got a great haul this week - I hope you enjoy them all! I'm a new follower :)

Here's what I got this week :)

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