Sunday, August 15, 2010

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.

This week's books:
Brightly Woven
Title: Brightly Woven
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Goodreads Description: Sydelle Mirabil is living proof that, with a single drop of rain, a life can be changed forever. Tucked away in the farthest reaches of the kingdom, her dusty village has suffered under the weight of a strangely persistent drought. That is, of course, until a wizard wanders into town and brings the rain with him. 

In return for this gift, Wayland North is offered any reward he desires—and no one is more surprised than Sydelle when, without any explanation, he chooses her. Taken from her home, Sydelle hardly needs encouragement to find reasons to dislike North. He drinks too much and bathes too little, and if that isn’t enough to drive her to madness, North rarely even uses the magic he takes such pride in possessing. Yet, it’s not long before she realizes there’s something strange about the wizard, who is as fiercely protective of her as he is secretive about a curse that turns his limbs a sinister shade of black and leaves him breathless with agony. Unfortunately, there is never a chance for her to seek answers.

Along with the strangely powerful quakes and storms that trace their path across the kingdom, other wizards begin to take an inexplicable interest in her as well, resulting in a series of deadly duels. Against a backdrop of war and uncertainty, Sydelle is faced with the growing awareness that these events aren’t as random as she had believed—that no curse, not even that of Wayland North, is quite as terrible as the one she herself may carry. 

The 12th Kiss
Title: The 12th Kiss
Author: Laura N. Hogg
Goodreads Description: An American heiress living in 19th century London can fight and uses her talent to go about in disguise as a superhero and make the streets safer. She meets and falls in love with a Viscount and they become close friends. They wander the Citys most dangerous streets together, fighting crime. All the while, she has an enemy who wants her dead.

The Viscount is in love with the American heiress, not knowing that she is the best friend he tells his deepest secrets to. He proposes marriage, and she turns him down because he would make her give up fighting if he discovered her true identity.

They finally marry and for the sake of true love, he releases her. Their hearts are broken until they can find a way to reconcile their deeply different points of view. All ends well after a bumpy ride where true love was almost lost forever, under the weight of crushed dreams.

Stayed Tuned For Reviews!


Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

I've heard so many great things about Brightly Woven, it's supposed to rock :)

Hope you enjoy them both!

Lori said...

Ihope that you enjoy your book. Happy reading. Check out my mailbox

Kaitlyn (Kaitlyn in Bookland) said...

I've never heard of these, but they seem pretty good! Thanks for bringing them to my attention :)
Here is my mailbox for the week <3

pussreboots said...

Enjoy your books. Here's what I received.

kapri said...

Brightly Woven looks interesting.
Hope you enjoy!

Ashley's Bookshelf said...

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Caitlin said...

I've been wanting to check out Brightly Woven for while. Can't wait to hear you thoughts on it!

Midnight Bloom said...

I've heard about Brightly Woven before but never checked it out before in stores. Can't wait to hear what you think about it! :)

Erika said...

I LOVED BRIGHTLY WOVEN!!!! You have some great books!!