Monday, July 20, 2009

Mailbox Monday, July 20, 2009

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. "Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists." ~Marcia

This week in my Mailbox I received a variety of ARCs, many surprises showed up.
Here is my exciting mailbox..which one do you like the best? Which one would you suggest I read next? Please help me decide.

Fire by Kristin Cashore (Young Adult)
Dial Press
July 2009
461 pages

From the Jacket:
Young King Nash clings to the throne, while rebel lords in the north and south, build armies to unseat him. War is coming. The mountains and forests are filled with spies and thieves. This is where Fire lives, a girl whose startling appearance is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her. Everyone...except Prince Brigan.

The Brutal Telling,Louise Penny
Minotaur Books
October 2009

From the Jacket:
:"Caos is coming, old son."
With those words the peace of the Three Pines is shattered. When a stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team are called in to strip back layers of lies- and catch a killer whose identity will shock them all....

I Can See You, Karen Rose
Hachette Book Group
480 pp

From the Jacket:
Eve Wilson's face was once scarred by a vicious assault. Terrified and ashamed, she escaped to the online realm, where she could choose the face she allowed people to see. Years later, her outer scars faded and inner scars buried. Eve has fought her way back to the real world and is determined to help others do the same. Now a graduate student moonlighting as a bartender, Eve researches the addictive powers of online communities. When her test subjects begin turning up dead as a result of apparent suicides, she doesn't know where to turn.

The Day the Falls Stood Still
Cathy Marie Buchanan
September 2009
Hardcover, 978-1-4013-4097-1

From the Jacket:
The year is 1915, the dawn of the hydroelectric era in Niagra Falls. Seventeen-year-old Bess Heath has led a life of comfort and ease as the younger daughter of the director of the Niagara Power Company. But when a tragedy leaves her beautiful sister dead and her family disgraced, Bess's life is transformed beyond imagination.

The Widow's Secrets by Laura Brodie
The Penguin Group

From the Jacket:
Sarah McConnell's husband had been dead three months when she saw him in the grocery store...

What does a woman do when she's thirty-nine, childless, and completely alone for the first time in her life? Is she crazy if she sees her husband standing beside a display of plastic pumpkins? Or is that a natural response to grief that will diminish in time?


Mary (Bookfan) said...

I'm curious about The Widow's Season - sounds like it could be good!

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

You got some interesting books. Here is mine

Zia said...

All these books look great! Have a good reading week =)

Jenni @ Falling Off The Shelf said...

I too recieved a copy of I Can See You by Karen Rose. I've already started it, and so far it's very good. I'd be reading right now if it weren't for my addiction to finding out everyone's mailbox monday surprises, lol. You should definitely read it soon!


Oh, here's mine :)

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

Quite the interesting mailbox! I look forward to your reviews.

Anna said...

These sound good. I'm looking forward to your thoughts.

My Mailbox post is here.

Diary of an Eccentric

serendipity_viv said...

I like the look of The Day The Falls Stood Still. Some great books this week.

Iliana said...

Wah, everyone is getting the Louise Penny book but me :)

You got lots of good books there. I hope you enjoy them and looking forward to your reviews.

Kaye said...

Ooh, you got some really great books. The Widow's Secret and The Day The Falls Stood Still look very interesting. Enjoy!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Very cool mailbox picture, not to mention some terrific books too!! ENJOY

Darlene said...

Wow-great books. I'll be reading The Day the Falls Stood Still but I'm really curious about The Widow's Season-it sounds good. Happy Reading!

The Bookworm said...

great books in the mail, happy reading :O) The Day the Falls Stood Still and The Widow's Secrets sound great.

Sheila DeChantal said...

The Day the Falls stood still and Widdows season looks good!

Blodeuedd said...

The Cashore book looks nice, and that last one, I am just tempted by it

Ana S. said...

Ooooh, Fire! I've heard nothing but good things about it and Graceling.