Sunday, August 23, 2009

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a post where I tell you the books that I received this week either by buying them from the bookstore, going to the library or from my mailbox. Check out The Story Siren to learn more!

Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

For seventeen-year-old actress Kelley Winslow, faeries are just something from childhood stories. Then she meets Sonny Flannery, whose steel-gray eyes mask an equally steely determination to protect her.

Sonny guards the Samhain Gate, which connects the mortal realm with the Faerie's enchanted, dangerous Otherworld. Usually kept shut by order of icy King Auberon, the Gate stands open but once a year.

This year, as the time approaches when the Samhain Gate will swing wide and nightmarish Fae will fight their way into an unsuspecting human world, something different is happening . . . something wondrous and strange. And Kelley's eyes are opening not just to the Faerie that surround her but to the heritage that awaits her.

Now Kelley must navigate deadly Faerie treachery—and her growing feelings for Sonny—in this dazzling page-turner filled with luminous romance.

Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White

When someone leaves three mystery flowers outside her dorm door, Laurel thinks that maybe the Avondale School isn't so awful after all -- until her own body starts to freak out. In the middle of her English presentation on the Victorian Language of Flowers, strange words pop into her head, and her body seems to tingle and hum. Impulsively, Laurel gives the love bouquet she made to demonstrate the language to her spinster English teacher. When that teacher unexpectedly and immediately finds romance, Laurel suspects that something -- something magical -- is up. With her new friend, Kate, she sets out to discover the origins and breadth of her powers by experimenting on herself and others. But she can't seem to find any living experts in the field of flower powers to guide her. And her bouquets don't always do her bidding, especially when it comes to her own crush, Justin. Rumors about Laurel and her flowers fly across campus, and she's soon besieged by requests from girls -- both friends and enemies -- who want their lives magically transformed -- just in time for prom.
-Amanda

10 comments:

Kate said...

You had a good week. I really want to read Forget-Her-Nots. Love your layout btw.

Lizzy said...

Great week this week! Forget-Her-Nots looks like a great read. Hope you enjoy your books

Lauren said...

Forget-Her-Nots looks soo good!

Windowpane Memoirs said...

Nice books I want to read Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White. Happy Reading!

katie said...

Ooh both of those sound and look amazing. I really need to read Wondrous Strange. I'm a little behind. Enjoy!

Allison said...

Sound like good books! Enjoy :)

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Forget-Her-Nots looks great. Enjoy your books!

Faye said...

awesome books this week. They both look really good :D

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

Ooh! I want to read Wondrous Strange! :D

-Briana

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. They both sound really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.