Sunday, 22 August 2010

In My Mailbox (#11)

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren  to show what everyone has been recieving or buying each week.

For Review:

Finding Sky - Joss Stirling
Publisher: Oxford University Press
UK Release Date: October 2010
When Sky catches a glimpse of Zed for the first time, lounging against his motorbike at school, she is drawn to him just like every other girl in Wickenridge. But Zed sees something special in her that the other girls don't have. Zed tells her they are both Savants - people with special powers like telepathy and the ability to see into the future. Not only that, she is a Savant too, and his soulfinder - meant to be together. When a soulfinder speaks telepathically to her partner, it's like all the lights coming on in a building. You lit me up like Vegas. But for Sky it's just not that easy - she's a mystery to herself, haunted by nightmares from her past before she was adopted, and riddled with doubt and insecurity. Just when Sky is slowly coming round to the idea of being with Zed she is kidnapped by a family of criminal Savants. In a chilling twist, Sky and Zed's relationship is put to the ultimate test and the fate of those she loves lie in Sky's hands. Will Sky have the strength to embrace her power and be brave enough to control her own destiny, or will the dark demons of her past prevent her from realising her true potential?

Bought:

The Ask And The Answer - (Choas Walking Book 2) - Patrick Ness
We were in the square, in the square where I'd run, holding her, carrying her, telling her to stay alive, stay alive till we got safe, till we got to Haven so I could save her - But there weren't no safety, no safety at all, there was just him and his men. Fleeing before a relentless army, Todd has carried a desperately wounded Viola right into the hands of their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss. Immediately separated from Viola and imprisoned, Todd is forced t learn the ways of the Mayor's new order. But what secrets are hiding just outside of town? And where is Viola? Is she even still alive? And who are the mysterious Answer? And then, one day, the bombs begin to explode. "The Ask and the Answer" is a tense, shocking and deeply moving novel of resistance under the most extreme pressure. This is the second book in the "Chaos Walking" trilogy.

City Of Ashes (Mortal Instruments Book 2) - Cassandra Clare
Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go -- especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil -- and also her father.

To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings -- and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?

From the fabulous Emma at Asamum Booktopia!

So Emma sent me ahuge fantastic package of things from the OU, knowing that I'm going to University pretty soon.

Here are the books she sent:
As you like it - Shakespeare
Othello - Shakespeare
The Colour Purple - Alice Walker
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Top Girls - Caryl Churchill
Great Expectations - Charles Dickins
Frankenstien - Mary Shelley

Not only did Emma send me all of these books but she also sent me a range of text books and CD Roms which are going to help me out so much.







So that's what I got in my mailbox this week. What did you get in yours?

6 comments:

anjohnston said...

Wow, you got some great books! I hadn't heard of Finding Sky. It looks really good!

Happy reading!

cynthial11 said...

Awesome books! Finding Sky sounds really good. Happy reading!! =)

asamum said...

Oh Finding Sky looks amazing.
You are welcome for the Uni stuff - at least you will put it to good use :D

Dwayne said...

Finding Sky! Where is my copy gone? :(

Anyway, I studied Lit for my A levels and I have some books that you might be interested in! I'll email/twitter you.

Liz. R said...

Finding Sky looks great, a lot of people have got it for review this week! Happy reading :).

chrissie_goldsmith said...

Finding Sky looks really good! Hope you enjoy your books :)

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