Sunday, March 29, 2009

In My Mailbox (3/23 to 3/28)

I am "stealing" this from The Story Siren. If you want to find out more about it click here. Anyway, these are books I got this week at the bookstore, library, and in the mail, of course. All summaries are from either Barnes and Noble or Amazon.

The Received:

The Sorceress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel) by Michael Scott (ARC and Releases: May 26, 2009)

Nicholas Flamel's heart almost broke as he watched his beloved Paris crumble before him. The city was destroyed by Dee and Machiavelli, but Flamel played his own role in the destruction. Sophie and Josh Newman show every sign of being the twins of prophecy, and Flamel had to protect them and the pages from the Dark Elders.

But Nicholas grows weaker with each passing day. Perenelle is still trapped in Alcatraz, and now that Scatty has gone missing, the group is without protection. Except for Clarent—the twin sword to Excalibur. But Clarent’s power is unthinkable, its evil making it nearly impossible to use without its darkness seeping into the soul of whoever wields it.

If he hopes to defeat Dee, Nicholas must find an Elder who can teach Josh and Sophie the third elemental magic—Water Magic. The problem? The only one who can do that is Gilgamesh, and he is quite, quite insane

I got this in a random package from Random House this week. I've never read the first two in this series. So, I guess I'll have to go see if my library has them.

Persistence of Memory by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (ARC and already relased)

Sixteen-year-old Erin Misrahe just wants to be like everyone else in her new school. But Erin has more to worry about than passing AP Chemistry or making friends. In times of stress, she has always been overcome by her alter ego, Shevaun, whose violent behavior wreaks havoc on those around her. Erin can never remember anything about these episodes, and she’s grateful to have been spared them for a while.

But when a protective friend comes back into Erin’s life, he insists that Shevaun is a vampire who actually exists apart from Erin. Shevaun has dangerous allies, like the handsome witch Adjila—and they’re determined to sever Shevaun’s connection to Erin once and for all.

This is the other book that was in that package from Random House. I actually already own this. So, I possibly may give this away in the future or donate it to my library. Not sure which, yet.

Overall: A sad and slow week, don't you think? Though, I still got some great books.


  1. It's okay. Other weeks will be better. And this week is obviously for catching up on your reading, of course!!

  2. I used to read a lot of Amelia Atwater-Rhodes when I was in high school. I really enjoyed the books and I want to re-read them and get the new ones.

  3. it happens:) I had a small week as well, but the sorceress looks good. My friend recommended the series very highly, but I've yet to read it..

  4. You had a good week. The Persistence of Memory sound really good. I always see it in the book store but never get it?? I will wait to see what you think about it, before I make up my mind.

  5. The good thing about slow weeks is that they give you a chance to catch up on your TBR pile! :)

  6. Oh well, but you do have more books!!

    They all look pretty good!

    Wdebo :)

  7. slow but good! Random books from Random house! Ha! I haven't read that series either!

  8. I'm so jealous! Random books from Random house! Both of these sound good to me. I have been reading the Nicholas Flamel series and I'm reading the second now. It's pretty good and I would love to get #3. It combines present time and some very special teenage twins and ancient times with a lot of mythological creatures. It may have been a slow week but it looks like a good one. Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

  9. Do you have a contact to Random House...I REALLY want Sorceress. So please just get back to me about the whole contact thing...Happy reading!
    -Senfaye :)

  10. The Sorceress!!! I really don't want to say I'm jealous but I'd be lying. I can't wait until it comes out (or I can get a copy myself!)

  11. sometimes slow is needed to catch up from other weeks. happy reading

  12. At least they're good book. Next week you'll get more, hopefully ^^


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