Sunday, September 20, 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!

Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

Once upon a time, I was a little girl who disappeared.

Once upon a time, my name was not Alice.

Once upon a time, I didn't know how lucky I was.

When Alice was ten, Ray took her away from her family, her friends — her life. She learned to give up all power, to endure all pain. She waited for the nightmare to be over.

Now Alice is fifteen and Ray still has her, but he speaks more and more of her death. He does not know it is what she longs for. She does not know he has something more terrifying than death in mind for her.

This is Alice's story. It is one you have never heard, and one you will never, ever forget.


Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran

The marriage of Marc Antony and Cleopatra is one of the greatest love stories of all time, a tale of unbridled passion with earth-shaking political consequences. Feared and hunted by the powers in Rome, the lovers choose to die by their own hands as the triumphant armies of Antony’s revengeful rival, Octavian, sweep into Egypt. Their three orphaned children are taken in chains to Rome; only two– the ten-year-old twins Selene and Alexander–survive the journey. Delivered to the household of Octavian’s sister, the siblings cling to each other and to the hope that they will return one day to their rightful place on the throne of Egypt. As they come of age, they are buffeted by the personal ambitions of Octavian’s family and court, by the ever-present threat of slave rebellion, and by the longings and desires deep within their own hearts.

-Amanda

12 comments:

book weirdo said...

living dead girl souds really good.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I really want to read Living Dead Girl. I really enjoyed Elizabeth's first two books. Happy reading!

Allison said...

Living Dead Girl was great! Enjoy

Insert Book Title said...

Living Dead Girl sounds really interesting.

ReggieWrites said...

WOW! Great books this week! They both sounds exciting!

katie said...

Ooh I also got Cleopatra's Daughter this week. I can't wait to read it. Oh and Living Dead Girl is amazing. Hope you like it!

Kristan said...

living dead girl is really sad but super well written... an excellent book for sure.

reviewsbylola said...

I got Cleopatra's Daughter in my mailbox this week as well!

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. I quite enjoyed Living Dead Girl. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

Thao said...

You're so lucky you got Living The Dead Girl. The book sounds way too cool.

Michelle said...

Great books! Living Dead Girl is a really haunting story.

Tay-Toe said...

It'd be cool to read both of those. ^-^