Sunday, December 12, 2010

In My Mailbox (December 12)

In My Mailbox was created by Kristi of The Story Siren, who was inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. All of the synopses you see below were found on Goodreads. Here are the books I got this week...

For Review

Human .4 by Mike Lancaster
The Millgrove talent show has the same performances as any other small town — a cheesy ventriloquist, off-key karaoke singers, and bad dance routines. But after Kyle Straker is hypnotized as part of his friend’s mysterious new act, Millgrove will never be the same again.

When Kyle and the other volunteers awaken, the entire audience, the entire town, and possibly the entire world, is frozen still. Telephones, radios, televisions, and computers no longer work— only a strange language flashes across the screens. When everybody suddenly wakes up, it becomes clear that they have
changed—and that Kyle is now an outsider, one of the 0.4.

Is Kyle still under hypnosis, or is this chilling new world real? Will he awaken from a dream to roars of laughter, or is there something much more sinister happening?

One of the last of his kind, Kyle records his story on a series of cassette tapes, describing the shift, and what it means for the future of mankind.

The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal

Princess and heir to the throne of Thorvaldor, Nalia's led a privileged life at court. But everything changes when it's revealed, just after her sixteenth birthday, that she is a false princess, a stand-in for the real Nalia, who has been hidden away for her protection. Cast out with little more than the clothes on her back, the girl now called Sinda must leave behind the city of Vivaskari, her best friend, Keirnan, and the only life she's ever known.

Sinda is sent to live with her only surviving relative, an aunt who is a dyer in a distant village. She is a cold, scornful woman with little patience for her newfound niece, and Sinda proves inept at even the simplest tasks. But when Sinda discovers that magic runs through her veins - long-suppressed, dangerous magic that she must learn to control - she realizes that she can never learn to be a simple village girl.

Returning to Vivaskari for answers, Sinda finds her purpose as a wizard scribe, rediscovers the boy who saw her all along, and uncovers a secret that could change the course of Thorvaldor's history, forever

I also got some fabulous gifts from my Secret Santa, Wendy. I wanted to thank her again :)

15 comments:

Pisinat said...

Human .4 sounds really good! Happy reading :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

O I want FP :)

Dazzling Mage said...

Ooh, the False Princess seems like a great read! Enjoy. =)

~The Book Pixie said...

I also got The False Princess! Enjoy! :D

~Briana

Michelle said...

I think both of these sound really great.

Happy reading Lizzy, hope you enjoy! :D

BrittLit said...

These both sound really interesting. Happy Reading!

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

FP sounds awesome! Hope you enjoy them both :D

Gabrielle Carolina said...

Happy reading!

If you want to know what I got in my mailbox this week, check out my blog here-

http://themodpodgebookshelf.blogspot.com/
Merry Christmas!
Gabrielle Carolina

Alexia561 said...

Great mailbox, as both of these books sound awesome! Enjoy!

Jenny N. said...

Two books i really want, happy reading!

Julie said...

Fab mailbox! Human .4 sounds really good! Looking forward to both. Here's my IMM. Happy reading!

Lori said...

Cool books. I hope you enjoy the books you got. Happy Reading. Check out what I got In My Mailbox.

MiaandSofia said...

Great books! Happy reading :)
Check out what's In My Mailbox

Mia @GrippedintoBooks

Book Monster said...

The False Princess seems like a cool novel. Hope you enjoy, Happy Reading XD

Nina said...

Great books you got there. The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal looks so adoreable. :)

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