Sunday, October 31, 2010

In My Mailbox (20)

In My Mailbox (IMM) is hosted by The Story Siren every week. IMM is where book reviewers get a chance to show others what they got that week in books. This week I was surprised twice with two great books showing up.

For Review:
I literally jumped up and down when I got a package from Simon and Schuster. Inside the package was:

Wither by Lauren DeStefano; coming March 2011.
Here is the synopsis for Wither (from the back of the ARC):
In the not-too-distant future, because of genetic engineering, every human is a ticking time bomb- males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. To keep the population from dying out, girls are kidnapped and sold into polygamous marriages.
When sixteen-year-old Rhine is taken, she enters a world of wealth and privilege that both entices and terrifies her. She has everything she ever wanted- expect freedom. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to escape before it is too late.


Injane by Douglas K Pearson
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Most people think I'm crazy because I see things they cannot. But if they saw the blood and the torture, or felt an ounce of the pain I feel, they would know I'm not insane. No one believes me and that makes me more alone than I feel. To those who meet me for the first time, I'm Jane; once they hear my one-sided conversations and terrified screams, they refer to me as Injane.

Thank you to the people @ Simon and Schuster and Pot-Boilers Publishing!

So... what did you all get this week? Anything good?

5 comments:

The Library Lurker said...

Wither looks soooo good! Injane looks really different. I hope you enjoy them! Here's My IMM if you want to check it out!

Amelia said...

oh hey congrats for getting WITHER! It looks pretty good :D

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Julie Anne Lindsey said...

Oh, I am so jealous you have Wither! Ah! I suppose I shall have to wait lol Boo! :) Meanwhile, I'm finishing the third in an Angie Fix series this week, not YA but light humorous para and I am loving it. http://blog.juliealindsey.com/ You might want to try?

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

I cannot even tell you how jealous I am! I am dying to read Wither! Both of these sound amazing! I hope you enjoy your fabulous new reads =)