Sunday, April 1, 2012

In My Mailbox #128

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Absolutely nothing is sacred to Christopher Moore. The phenomenally popular, New York Times bestselling satirist whom the Atlanta Journal-Constitution calls, “Stephen King with a whoopee cushion and a double-espresso imagination” has already lampooned Shakespeare, San Francisco vampires, marine biologists, Death…even Jesus Christ and Santa Claus! Now, in his latest masterpiece, Sacre Bleu, the immortal Moore takes on the Great French Masters. A magnificent “Comedy d’Art” from the author of Lamb, Fool, and Bite Me, Moore’s Sacre Bleu is part mystery, part history (sort of), part love story, and wholly hilarious as it follows a young baker-painter as he joins the dapper Henri Toulouse-Lautrec on a quest to unravel the mystery behind the supposed “suicide” of Vincent van Gogh.

Based on an actual crime in 1955, this YA novel is at once a mystery and a coming-of-age story. The brutal murder of two teenage girls on the last day of Nora Cunningham's junior year in high school throws Nora into turmoil. Her certainties, friendships, religion, her prudence, her resolve to find a boyfriend taller than she is - are shaken or cast off altogether. Most people in Elmgrove, Maryland, share the comforting conviction that Buddy Novak, who had every reason to want his ex-girlfriend dead, is responsible for the killings. Nora agrees at first, then begins to doubt Buddy's guilt, and finally comes to believe him innocent - the lone dissenting voice in Elmgrove.

Fated - Alyson Noël
Lately strange things have been happening to Daire Santos. Animals follow her, crows mock her, and glowing people appear out of nowhere. Worried that Daire is having a nervous breakdown, her mother packs her off to stay in the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico with a grandmother she’s never met. There she crosses paths with Dace, a gorgeous guy with unearthly blue eyes who she’s encountered before...but only in her dreams. And she’ll get to know her grandmother—a woman who recognizes Daire’s bizarre episodes for what they are. A call to her true destiny as a Soul Seeker, one who can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead. Her grandmother immediately begins teaching her to harness her powers—but it’s an art that must be mastered quickly. Because Dace’s brother is an evil shape-shifter who’s out to steal her powers. Now Daire must embrace her fate as a Soul Seeker and find out if Dace is one guy she’s meant to be with...or if he’s allied with the enemy she’s destined to destroy.

So that's what I got this week. What did you all get?


  1. Fated sounds really good! Happy reading :D

  2. OOOh interesting!! Haven't read these but seeing Fated floating around lately! Hope you enjoy all these reads!!

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  3. Fated sounds good but I haven't heard of the other two. Hope you enjoy your books :)

  4. You've got quite a mix of books. The only one I've heard of is the Alyson Noel one. I still have to read one of her books, though I have one on the shelf. Enjoy!

  5. The Fated cover is so pretty! Enjoy!


  6. Ooo the Alyson Noel book sounds really good! I've read some of the Immortal Series, but need to finish it. I hope you're having an awesome weekend! :)

  7. I'm jealous that you got a copy of Fated! The cover is so pretty! Sacre Bleu looks good too. Plus, I love that French expression. ;) Enjoy your books! :)


  8. "Sacre Bleu" sounds like it has the potential for many laughs.

    I bought "Angelfall" for Kindle this week and my cousin grabbed me a copy of "A Game of Thrones", which 3 of my cousins won't shut up about.

  9. What a nice haul! I may have to add some of these to my TBR pile.

    Thanks for sharing your goodies!
    Dani C


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