Sunday, January 16, 2011

In My Mailbox (January 16)

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:From Around the World ARC Tours

*If you haven't read Hex Hall, don't read the synopsis. It contains spoilers.

Demonglass (Hex Hall 2) by Rachel Hawkins


Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch.

That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered the family secret, and that her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping Prodigium off the face of the earth.

Turns out, Sophie’s a demon, one of only two in the world—the other being her father. What’s worse, she has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is precisely why Sophie decides she must go to London for the Removal, a dangerous procedure that will destroy her powers.

But once Sophie arrives she makes a shocking discovery. Her new friends? They’re demons too. Meaning someone is raising them in secret with creepy plans to use their powers, and probably not for good. Meanwhile, The Eye is set on hunting Sophie down, and they’re using Archer to do it. But it’s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?


Published by Hyperion
Release Date: March 1, 2011

Purchased


Apollo's Angels by Jennifer Homans

For more than four hundred years, the art of ballet has stood at the center of Western civilization. Its traditions serve as a record of our past. A ballerina dancing The Sleeping Beauty today is a link in a long chain of dancers stretching back to sixteenth-century Italy and France: Her graceful movements recall a lost world of courts, kings, and aristocracy, but her steps and gestures are also marked by the dramatic changes in dance and culture that followed. Ballet has been shaped by the Renaissance and Classicism, the Enlightenment and Romanticism, Bolshevism, Modernism, and the Cold War. Apollo’s Angels is a groundbreaking work—the first cultural history of ballet ever written, lavishly illustrated and beautifully told.

11 comments:

brandileigh2003 said...

I am excited for Demonglass- enjoy!

Happy reading and have a great week!
here is mine

Alexia561 said...

Love the sound of Demonglass. I'm going to have to read this series! Enjoy!

Christina T said...

I hope you enjoy Demonglass. I liked Hex Hall. I look forward to your review!

Nina said...

I like the cover of Demonglass! I really enjoyed the first book, so I hope the sequal is as good as the first one. :)

katie said...

Awesome books this week. I am dying to read Demonglass. Happy reading!

BrittLit said...

Wooo Demonglass. Happy Reading!

Jenny N. said...

Looking forward to Demongalss, happy reading!

Anna said...

Great books, they sound so interesting! I so have to read Hex Hall. :D Have fun reading!

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YA Vampire Books said...

Oh I'm dying to read Demonglass! Hope you'll enjoy it!

Julie said...

Ooooo! I'm sooo jealous! Hex Hall was one of the my favorite books of 2010! Can't wait to read Demonglass. Happy reading!

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