Saturday, January 22, 2011

In My Mailbox: January 17 - 23, 2011

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

For Review:

Dark Mirror by M. J. Putney

Thanks to Sarah at St. Martin's!

Coming March 1, 2011!

Lady Victoria Mansfield, youngest daughter of the Earl and Countess of Fairmount, is destined for a charmed life. Soon she will be presented during the London season, where she can choose a mate worthy of her status.

Yet Tory has a shameful secret—a secret so powerful that, if exposed, it could strip her of her position and disgrace her family forever. Tory’s blood is tainted…by magic. When a shocking accident forces Tory to demonstrate her despised skill, the secret she’s fought so hard to hide is revealed for all to see. She is immediately exiled to Lackland Abbey, a reform school for young men and women in her position. There she will learn to suppress her deplorable talents and maybe, if she’s one of the lucky ones, be able to return to society.

But Tory’s life is about to change forever. All that she’s ever known or considered important will be  challenged. What lies ahead is only the beginning of a strange and wonderful journey into a world where destiny and magic come together, where true love and friendship find her, and where courage and strength of character are the only things that determine a young girl’s worth.

Memento Nora by Angie Smibert

Thanks to Diana at Marshall Cavendish!

Coming April 1, 2011!

Nora, the popular girl and happy consumer, witnesses a horrific bombing on a shopping trip with her mother. In Nora’s near-future world, terrorism is so commonplace that she can pop one little white pill to forget and go on like nothing ever happened. However, when Nora makes her first trip to a Therapeutic Forgetting Clinic, she learns what her mother, a frequent forgetter, has been frequently forgetting. Nora secretly spits out the pill and holds on to her memories. The memory of the bombing as well as her mother’s secret and her budding awareness of the world outside her little clique make it increasingly difficult for Nora to cope. She turns to two new friends, each with their own reasons to remember, and together they share their experiences with their classmates through an underground comic. They soon learn, though, they can’t get away with remembering.

From author's website.

I am SO excited to read Dark Mirror! It looks like exactly my kind of read (which is why I WoWed it not long ago -- thanks so much to Sarah for ending my wait!). Diana at Marshall Cavendish was kind enough to send over some Memento Nora ARCs for the upcoming dystopian event Danya at A Tapestry of Words and I are planning -- I'm so excited!

What's in your mailbox this week?

Descriptions from Goodreads. Click hyperlinked titles to preorder.


Allison said...

ooo...Dark Mirror! I have book envy :) I hope it is as good as it looks and sounds!

Elodie said...

Great mailbox Casey !!! Memento Nora seems like a great read !! I hope you'll enjoy it !!

The Book Pages said...

Dark Mirror loooks amazing! I love the cover [:

brandiheather said...

Such book envy!! What beautiful covers! Can't wait to read the reviews on these!!

Happy Reading!

danya said...

Yay! *is excited for the event and happy that some ARCs have arrived* Also, must get my hands on a copy of Dark Mirror somehow...

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

oooh, i really want to read dark mirror!! i hope you like it!

GMR said...

Nice mailbox! I've heard good things about that first one, can't wait to hear what you think....but the second is new to me. Happy reading!

the Vintage Bookworm said...

Memento Nora sounds great. :) Can't wait to hear what you think on them. Great week this week. :)

Aisle B said...

Ohhh Dark Mirror! Anything by M J Putney is bound to rock you period.

Cynthia said...

I have Memento Nora on my TBR pile too, I heard it's really good. Enjoy your books! =)

Anonymous said...

Great books this week, enjoy!

Candace said...

Both of them sounds REALLY good!

Jordyn said...

Momento Nora looks pretty awesome. I hadn't heard of it before but I looove the idea of it.

Check out my IMM.

Ava said...

I haven't haerd of either of these before but they look AWESOME! Thanks for sharing them, Casey, and happy reading!

Moonlight Gleam said...

Awesome haul!!!

Thank you for sharing :)

BLHmistress said...

Been Wanting to read Dark Mirror since I have seen it around. Hope you enjoy it and can't wait to hear what you think of it.


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