Sunday, 6 June 2010

In My Mailbox (2)

In My Mailbox is a meme created by The Story Siren (a really cool blog). In my mailbox is used to display what books you got this week.

   Last week I didn't post anything because, of course because I didn't get anything. This week I got a book that I preordered in the mail and the library's reading program started so I get some cool free books.

 Library Reading Program

Sovay by Celia Rees
It's England, 1783. When the rich and beautiful Sovay isn't sitting for portraits, she's donning a man's cloak and robbing travelers—in broad daylight. But in a time when political allegiances between France and England are strained, a rogue bandit is not the only thing travelers fear. Spies abound, and rumors of sedition can quickly lead to disappearances. So when Sovay lifts the wallet of one of England's most powerful and dangerous men, it's not just her own identity she must hide, but that of her father. A dazzling historical saga in which the roles of thieves and gentry, good and bad, and men and women are interchanged to riveting effect.

The Diamond of Drury Lane by Julia Golding
Set in 1790's Covent Garden this book whisks you back to a bygone era. The narrator's colourful slang and confident I-will-tell-you-how-it-really-is, makes the story sparkle off the page. It is the tale of Cat Royal, an orphan who lives at the back of the real-life theatre in Drury Lane. It contains a wonderful colourful cast of characters - awkward actors, on stage, and off, barrow boys in the grimy marketplace, street gangs fighting for territory...and it's packed with local colour and authentic detail. And of course there is the diamond mystery. What more could you want?

Bought off

Shadows of the Redwood (Book 1, The Scions of Shadow Trilogy or the Faire Folk Trilogy Two) by Gillian Summers
The acclaimed Faire Folk Saga continues with a new trilogy starring half-elf Keelie Heartwood
Summer is here, and all sixteen-year-old halfelf Keelie wants to do is visit her friend Laurie in L.A. Instead she, her cat Knot, and her cranky, medieval, elf-lady grandmother are on their way to help the Redwood Forest, whose tree shepherd is missing.
With the help of the handsome Sean, and Scott, her father's former apprentice, along with a mysterious coyote, Keelie sets out to find the lost tree shepherd. But can she discover the deadly secret of the Bloodroot tree in time to vanquish the darkness and save the Redwood Forest?

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a great week. Check out my IMMB if you want here