Sunday, September 5, 2010

In My Mailbox 35

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Bought

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Pub. date: August 2010
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what’s worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss’s family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins’s groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.
This was a bit of a surprise. My mom went to the grocery store, and came back with this (and groceries, but they aren't nearly as important). Yay! I read half of it in one night (didn't sleep at all), and finished it a day or two later. So good!!! My review will be up as soon as I review Catching Fire.

Borrowed

Another Faust by Daniel and Dina Nayeri
Pub. date: August 2009
One night, in cities all across Europe, five children vanish — only to appear, years later, at an exclusive New York party with a strange and elegant governess. Rumor and mystery follow the Faust teenagers to the city’s most prestigious high school, where they soar to suspicious heights with the help of their benefactor’s extraordinary "gifts." But as the students claw their way up — reading minds, erasing scenes, stopping time, stealing power, seducing with artificial beauty — they start to suffer the sideeffects of their own addictions. And as they make further deals with the devil, they uncover secrets more shocking than their most unforgivable sins. At once chilling and wickedly satirical, this contemporary reimagining of the Faustian bargain is a compelling tale of ambition, consequences, and ultimate redemption.
Borrowed this from Orchid. Haven't actually started it yet, but read the first two chapters a few months ago and really liked it, so I'm really looking forward to reading the rest. Thanks, Orchid!

Eclectically yours,

5 comments:

Tuning Into YA Books said...

Oh. I really wish I had another Faust. But I really can't wait to hear how you thought of Mockingjay.
My review of that is here

http://tuningintoyabooks.blogspot.com/2010/09/mockingjay-review-non-spoiler-edition.html

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

I hope you enjoy Mockingjay! I'll be waiting to see what you think of Another Faust---I've heard mixed reviews of it.

~The Book Pixie said...

Both of those books are on my wishlist! Hope you enjoy them. :D

~Briana

Dazzling Mage said...

*sigh* I can't wait to read Mockingjay! Expecting my copy any day now.

Orchid said...

Love Another Faust! Have you finished it yet? I better go and read Catching Fire soon so I can read Mockingjay. ^_^