Apr 3, 2010

In My Mailbox #13

This is "In my mailbox" a meme run by Kristi at The Siren Story (http://www.thestorysiren.com/) Here's what I got this week...

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Meghan Chase has a secret destiny—one she could never have imagined…
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home. But when a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change. But she could never have guessed the truth—that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart. (With all the blogger buzz, I just had to have this one.)

Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles
Maggie has just returned home from a long stay in the hospital to repair the leg that was badly injured in an automobile accident; Caleb has just returned from prison, where he served nine months for driving the car that hit Maggie. In spite of a court order to stay away from her, Caleb continues to encounter Maggie and even ends up working for Mrs. Reynolds, the same elderly lady who Maggie helps. Telling the story in alternate chapters, Elkeles reveals the traumatic accident and its consequences from both victims' points of view. Maggie can no longer play tennis and is now convinced that she is ugly; Caleb must endure the harassment of his former friends, especially the beautiful, seductive Kendra. Not everything in the crowded plot is adequately addressed, but Elkeles creates raw emotions, dialogue, and high-school ambience that's just right. (After reading PERFECT CHEMISTRY I just had to have this.)

I also got Beastly by Alex Flinn this week. I already read it and reviewed it.

13 comments:

Alex (Tales of a Teenage Book Lover) said...

The Iron King is brilliant! I also heard that Leaving Paradise is great.

Crystal Cook said...

I have been debating for weeks about buying The Iron King! I think I'll just have to go get it, my library doesn't have it yet.

Great books! But I had a hard time getting into Beastly, I never finished it.

Crystal said...

The Iron King sounds pretty interesting..I might have to check it out

ck.twilighter said...

I have the Iron King and will be reading soon!! I have been hearing some great things about it!!=)


Enjoy your reads this week!!
Chasity @
Lovin' & Livin' Life in the 808

Book Monster said...

The Iron King is awesome, amazing and terrific. If you love that , you love the sequel 10 times more :)

chrissie_goldsmith said...

I got The Iron King this week too! I can't wait to start on it. Hope you enjoy your books :)

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Tabitha said...

I enjoyed Leaving Paradise, and I thought the end was very interesting.

I read Beastly a while ago and really enjoyed it. I thought Flinn was very clever modernizing the story with the chat rooms and such. A Kiss In Time is good, too, if you haven't picked that up yet.

Enjoy your books!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

These books sound wonderful! Hope you enjoy them.

loreleimarsh said...

Nice loot! Hope you enjoy them both.

Maria the Bookworm said...

I've read them both. You're in for a thrill, that's for sure :D

Sarah said...

I really like the look of The Iron King so I'll be looking forward to reading your review! I just ordered Leaving Paradise & can't wait to get my hands on it!

Hope you have a fab week :o)

Jackee said...

I'm really excited to read Iron King as well--it's been sitting far too long on my shelf all lonely.

Have fun with these new ones!

Lori said...

I won the Iron King, but have yet to read it. I hope that you will enjoy your books. Here's mine.