Sunday, October 4, 2009

In My Mailbox 14

In My Mailbox was started by the Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie.

Among the Betrayed by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Pub. date: June 02
"What does it mean to save yourself?
Nina Idi — a third child in a society where families are allowed only two children — has been betrayed by the boy she loved, and arrested by the Population Police for exposing other alleged third children. Angry and confused, Nina knows only one thing for sure: She is innocent of the charges. But now she is faced with the most difficult choice of her life: Get three other prisoners to admit they are shadow children and be spared herself, or refuse to cooperate and be killed.
The options are clear. The choice, Nina discovers, is not...."
After accidentally spoiling the ending of City of Bones a few months ago by reading the synopsis for City of Glass, I decided never to read about a book before finishing its predecessor. So I was a bit surpised when I found out this book wasn't about Luke. It will be interesting to see the world of the Shadow Children series from someone else's point of view.

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Pub. date: April 07
"When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder — much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing — not even a smear of blood — to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end."
I was so excited when I found out this was finally in at the library! I've had it on hold for what seems like months, when I was only third in line to get it. Now I finally have it! I can't wait to read this! ^_^

Eclectically yours,


Orchid said...

Yay, you finally get to read City of Bones. :)

Happy reading.

Jessica Secret said...

Woo hoo! City of Bones is great! I hope you enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE City of Bones! Enjoy!!

Rebecca said...

Awesome books you got this week, they all look really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

natalierenae said...

I absolutely LOVED City of Bones and The Mortal Instruments series. I hope you enjoy them!

Natalie @ Mindful Musings

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Coty of Bones is AMAZING! One of my favourite series ever. Enjoy!