Feb 28, 2010

In My Mailbox #8

This is "In my mailbox" a meme run by The Siren Story (http://www.thestorysiren.com/) Every week I will post the books I checked out from the Library. Here is what I got this week....

The Healing Wars: The Shifter by Janice Hardy
Nya is an orphan struggling for survival in a city crippled by war. She is also a Taker—with her touch, she can heal injuries, pulling pain from another person into her own body. But unlike her sister, Tali, and the other Takers who become Healers' League apprentices, Nya's skill is flawed: She can't push that pain into pynvium, the enchanted metal used to store it. All she can do is shift it into another person, a dangerous skill that she must keep hidden from forces occupying her city. If discovered, she'd be used as a human weapon against her own people. Rumors of another war make Nya's life harder, forcing her to take desperate risks just to find work and food. She pushes her luck too far and exposes her secret to a pain merchant eager to use her shifting ability for his own sinister purposes. At first Nya refuses, but when Tali and other League Healers mysteriously disappear, she's faced with some difficult choices. As her father used to say, principles are a bargain at any price; but how many will Nya have to sell to get Tali back alive?

Has anyone read this? I have no idea what to expect with it.

16 comments:

Jeff King said...

sorry I have not read or know anything about it... let us know how it turns out.

Melissa said...

I've never even hard of this one, but it sounds excellent! :)

Your Friendly Neighborhood Palindrome said...

I have not heard of this one but the story intrigues me and the cover is fabulous! I have requested it at my library. And yes, I judge books by their covers, I'm very visual.

choco (In Which a Girl Reads) said...

THE SHIFTER is awesome goodness :)

The voice is just wonderful and it's a fun MG read. I really enjoyed it!

Sarah said...

I've not even heard of this one but it sounds really interesting. I'll be looking forward to reading your review :o)

bclement412 said...

I HAVE heard of this, and it sounds awesome. It's on my TBR list.

Here's what's in my mailbox: http://bclement412.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

I haven't read it or heard of it but I'm going to track it down now. I love the cover!

Michelle said...

Nice cover! Happy Reading ;)

Peace


Michelle
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Sara said...

I haven't heard of this, but it sounds really interesting! Enjoy :)

Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

Awesome book, I've never heard of it but it looks awesome. I looove your rating idea too. Too cute!

Here's what I got this week: http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2010/02/in-my-mailbox-2-28-10.html

Have an awesome booktastic Monday! :D
The Bookie Bunch

Lori said...

I want to read this...loving the cover as well. Enjoy your books. Here's Mine.

you're the ocean i'm the sea said...

sounds like an interesting story... may check it out! Happy Monday :)

hmsgofita said...

I love the cover!

Cindy said...

Enjoy your books! I became a follower!

Jo said...

I'm like evryone else who's commented. I've never even heard of this (let alone read it), but it certainly sounds interesting.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

O I really really want to read this one too!