Sunday, October 18, 2009

In My Mailbox - October 18, 2009



In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren

I'm so excited for my goodies this week:



It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. Their Leviathan is a whale airship, and the most masterful beast in the British fleet.

Aleksandar Ferdinand, prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battle-torn Stormwalker and a loyal crew of men.

Deryn Sharp is a commoner, a girl disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She's a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered.

With the Great War brewing, Alek's and Deryn's paths cross in the most unexpected way...taking them both aboard the Leviathan on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure. One that will change both their lives forever.





When Cassie was a little girl, her grandmother told her a fairy tale about her mother, who made a deal with the Polar Bear King and was swept away to the ends of the earth. Now that Cassie is older, she knows the story was a nice way of saying her mother had died. Cassie lives with her father at an Arctic research station, is determined to become a scientist, and has no time for make-believe.

Then, on her eighteenth birthday, Cassie comes face-to-face with a polar bear who speaks to her. He tells her that her mother is alive, imprisoned at the ends of the earth. And he can bring her back -- if Cassie will agree to be his bride.

That is the beginning of Cassie's own real-life fairy tale, one that sends her on an unbelievable journey across the brutal Arctic, through the Canadian boreal forest, and on the back of the North Wind to the land east of the sun and west of the moon. Before it is over, the world she knows will be swept away, and everything she holds dear will be taken from her -- until she discovers the true meaning of love and family in the magical realm of Ice.


What did you get?

25 comments:

  1. Both of those are on my wishlist, and both look so different from the other books I've read lately. Awesome week!

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  2. Can you believe that my mailbox was empty last week? Crazy, huh? Oh, well, gives me a chance to catch up on my TBR pile!

    Your books look great, especially "Ice"- enjoy!

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  3. I have been looking to read reviews for Leviathan, i loved Scott Westerfeld Uglies trilogy but i haven't read anything else from him. The cover of this book is beautiful.

    Ad i don't know anythig about ICE, but every time i see that cover i think of His Dark Material by Philip Pullman.
    Hope you enjoy them =)

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  4. Lauren ~ Hope you get them too!

    Jonita ~ yes, sometimes nothing is a good thing ;)

    Pattepoilue ~ yes, the cover of Leviathan is truly amazing! As for ICE, I love fairy tale books, the cover is stunning & it takes place in Canada :)

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  5. I heard ICE is really good! Hope you enjoy your books!

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  6. Yep you got some awesome books!!! I really want 2 read those 2 :D

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  7. Great books! I want to read both Leviathan and Ice!! Happy Reading!!

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  8. I bought Leviathan, and it looks incredible. ICE sounds so awesome, I really need to get it.

    Happy reading!

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  9. I'm jealous about Leviathan. Excited to read your review.

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  10. I'm interested in Leviathan, too. The cover of that second book is gorgeous! I look forward to your reviews.

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  11. Leviathan is REALLY amazing and Ice looks brilliant too. Hope you enjoy your books!

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  12. I think Ice looks really good. I got a few good ones too this week as well as a fun one that included a board game - no kidding! I posted about it.

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  13. Thanks guys, I was super excited getting these too. I can't wait to read Leviathan. Truth be told, I would buy it even if I didn't want to read it just for the cover, it's so cool ;)

    Sheila ~ that is too funny, guess you never know who'll read your blog after all :O

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  14. Awesome books you got this week. Leviathan sounds like a really good book. Hope you enjoy reading your books.

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  15. You got two great books. I want to get my hands on both of those. Have fun with them.

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  16. Great covers on both. I've heard alot about Leviathan but not Ice. I'll look forward to your reviews

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  17. I've been seeing these two books all over the blog world recently. May have to go grab my own copies to see what all the raves are about! *L*

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  18. Ice sounds really interesting, and I've seen it pop up on a bunch of different blogs. I'll have to add it to my list. Happy reading

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  19. I got a lot of books in my mailbox after few weeks of slacking. A diwali bonanza?!

    ICE is on my wish list.

    Mondays: Musings/Mailbox Bonanza/Whereabouts

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  20. I received "Cult Insanity" and bought another one that I'm looking forward to reading.

    My post is here:

    http://laurelrainsnowcreations.blogspot.com

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  21. Awesome books! I really want to read Leviathan and Ice. Happy reading! :)

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  22. I want to read both of those! Can't wait to see what you think.

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