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Sunday, May 24, 2009

In My Mailbox (6)

Won in Contest courtesy of Jenny @ Wondrous Reads

Stolen by Lucy Christopher

Told in a letter to her captor by 16-year-old Gemma, Stolen explores the influence that a really wild and remote space can have on the inner development of a young woman.

Gemma, a British city-living teenager, is kidnapped while on holiday with her parents. Her kidnapper, Ty, takes her to the wild land of outback Australia. To Gemma’s city-eyes, the landscape is harsh and unforgiving and there are no other signs of human life for hundreds of kilometres in every direction. Here, there is no escape. Gemma must learn to deal with her predicament, or die trying to fight it.

Ty, a young man, has other ideas for her. His childhood experience of living in outback Australia has forever changed the way he sees things. But he too has been living in the city; Gemma’s city. Unlike Gemma, however, he has had enough. In outback Australia he sees an opportunity for a new kind of life; a life more connected to the earth. He has been watching and learning about Gemma for many years; when he kidnaps her, his plan finally begins to take shape.

But Ty is not a stereotypical kidnapper and, over time, Gemma comes to see Ty in a new light, a light in which he is something more sensitive. The mysteries of Ty, and the mystery of her new life, start to take hold. She begins to feel something for her kidnapper when he wakes screaming in the night. Over the time spent with her captor, Gemma’s appreciation of him develops into what is could be referred to as Stockholm syndrome.

For Review

Eyes Like Stars (ARC) by Lisa Mantchev

All her world’s a stage.
Bertie Shakespeare Smith is not an actress, yet she lives in a theater.

She’s not an orphan, but she has no parents.

She knows every part, but she has no lines of her own.

That is, until now.

Enter Stage Right

NATE. Dashing pirate. Will do anything to protect Bertie.

COBWEB, MOTH, MUSTARD SEED, and PEASEBLOSSOM. Four tiny and incredibly annoying fairies. BERTIE’S sidekicks.
ARIEL. Seductive air spirit and Bertie’s weakness. The symbol of impending doom.

BERTIE. Our heroine.

Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the actors of every play ever written can be found behind the curtain. They were born to play their parts, and are bound to the Théâtre by The Book—an ancient and magical tome of scripts. Bertie is not one of them, but they are her family—and she is about to lose them all and the only home she has ever known.

Crazy Beautiful (ARC) by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

In an explosion of his own making, Lucius blew his arms off. Now he has hooks. He chose hooks because they were cheaper. He chose hooks because he wouldn’t outgrow them so quickly. He chose hooks so that everyone would know he was different, so he would scare even himself.

Then he meets Aurora. The hooks don’t scare her. They don’t keep her away. In fact, they don’t make any difference at all to her.

But to Lucius, they mean everything. They remind him of the beast he is inside. Perhaps Aurora is his Beauty, destined to set his soul free from its suffering.

Or maybe she’s just a girl who needs love just like he does.


  1. YAY ELS!?!?!?!?! WHOOOOO

    sigh Crazy beautiful?!?! Omg If I see this book on one more IMM i will cry!!! *tears up* I want it so bad!

  2. I really can't wait to read Eyes Like Stars. Have fun reading!

  3. Eyes Like Stars and Crazy Beautiful sound amazing. Enjoy!

  4. Stolen sounds complex and therefore interesting. Happy reading.

  5. I am adding Stolen to my list right now. Sounds fascinating. What a great week! Enjoy!

  6. awesome book week!! really good titles! CB!! yay! happy reading!

  7. You got some great books this week. Hope you enjoy reading them!

  8. Great haul this week! Crazy Beautiful looks really intriguing. Happy reading!

  9. Stolen looks good!

    I am so eager for ELS to come out! Hope you enjoy it!

  10. WOW - such amazing books this week. Getting Crazy Beautiful & Eyes like Stars, lucky ;) I remember seeing Stolen on Jenny's blog; the premise sounds great! Happy reading.

  11. Yeay!!! for having such a great book week! Crazy Beautiful ohhhh I am getting all Smegal over that one. Meeeeee wants! ELS also sounds like a great read and it is next on my TBR pile :)

  12. Wow, I really want to read Stolen now, I had overlooked it before! Sounds great-looking forward to you review!

  13. Lot of great books. Hope you enjoy them!

  14. I'm so glad you got the book okay, and I hope you enjoy it!

  15. You got some really good books. Stolen looks quite interesting. Enjoy.

  16. Eyes Like Stars is pretty good. It's not amazing, but it's good. Have fun reading!


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