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Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
I actually went out and bought a couple books this month. I had to have “Changeless” the second book in the Parasol Protectorate just because the first book was sooo awesome. Then of course I bought “Changes” by Jim Butcher; the latest in the Dresden Files series and one of the few series I always by in hardback because they are so awesome (of course I got it for a steal $9.99 on amazon).
Then I finally bought my Amazon Kindle and downloaded a few books for that. I bought “Rowan of the Wood” and “The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker” for under a dollar on Amazon. I also downloaded and ARC of “Iron Daughter” (Iron Fey, Book 2) from NetGalley.com.
Lastly I got “The Windup Girl” from the Library. I have heard wonderful things about this book. More info on the books mentioned is given below. Hope you all have a great week reading.
“Changeless” (Parasol Protectorate, Book 2) by Gail Carriger
First Sentence: “They are what?”
From Amazon.com: “Alexia Tarabotti, the Lady Woolsey, awakens in the wee hours of the mid-afternoon to find her husband, who should be decently asleep like any normal werewolf, yelling at the top of his lungs. Then he disappears – leaving her to deal with a regiment of supernatural soldiers encamped on her doorstep, a plethora of exorcised ghosts, and an angry Queen Victoria.
But Alexia is armed with her trusty parasol, the latest fashions, and an arsenal of biting civility. Even when her investigations take her to Scotland, the backwater of ugly waistcoats, she is prepared: upending werewolf pack dynamics as only the soulless can.
She might even find time to track down her wayward husband, if she feels like it. ”
Changes (Dresden Files, Book 12) by Jim Butcher
First Sentence: I answered the phone, and Susan Rodriguez said, “They’ve taken our daughter.”
From Amazon.com: “Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden’s lover-until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Susan then disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it.
Now Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the Red Court, has discovered a secret Susan has long kept, and she plans to use it-against Harry. To prevail this time, he may have no choice but to embrace the raging fury of his own untapped dark power. Because Harry’s not fighting to save the world…
He’s fighting to save his child. ”
The Iron Daughter (Book 2, The Iron Fey) by Julie Kagawa
First Sentence: The Iron King stood before me, magnificent in his beauty, silver hair whipping about like an unruly waterfall.
The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber
First Sentence: “Alexi felt the blood drain from his face.”
From Amazon.com: “The albino beauty who has come to study at Victorian London-s Athens Academy will learn not only to deal with the ghosts that she can see, but her own part in the puzzling prophecy that threatens the known world. ”
Rowan of the Wood by Christine Rose
First Sentence: “The wind whipped over the rolling Highlands, blowing the heather in a frenzied dance.”
From Amazon.com: “Rowan of the Wood, Winner of the Indie Excellence Award for Young Adult Fiction, tells the story of a young boy Cullen who meanders through the redwood forest every day on his way to school, losing himself in books and fantasy worlds full of elves, fairies, and wizards. He loves to escape to these magical lands because reality for him is not fun at all. Cullen and his two misfit friends, Maddy and April, are terribly unpopular amongst the other kids, and they regularly endure ridicule and bullying. Cullen’s life changes incredibly one day when he uncovers an ancient magic wand that is inhabited by a powerful wizard, Rowan. Inadvertently, Cullen releases Rowan from the wand and finds himself possessed by the wizard, with a great power and an obsessive need to find a lost love. When danger is near, Rowan emerges from the frightened child to set things right. He and Cullen try to understand what has happened to them, only to discover a deeper problem. Nearly fourteen centuries ago, Rowan and his bride Fiana were separated on their wedding day. Rowan manages to survive, trapped in time, until Cullen releases him from the wand. Fiana uses dark magic to stay alive as she continues searching for Rowan. Over the centuries, Fiana descends deeper into the darkness becoming something evil and eventually giving up her search…until a young boy brings Rowan back to her.”
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
First Sentence: “No! I don’t want the mangosteen.”
From Amazon.com: “What Happens when bio-terrorism becomes a tool for corporate profits? And what happens when said bio-terrorism forces humanity to the cusp of post-human evolution? In The Windup Girl, award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi returns to the world of “The Calorie Man”( Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award-winner, Hugo Award nominee, 2006) and “Yellow Card Man” (Hugo Award nominee, 2007) in order to address these questions.”