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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.
This week I got three books. I got “Sapphique” though Around the World Arc Tours. This is the second book in the Incarceron dulogy; you can read my review of it here.
I got the remaining two books through the Amazon Vine program. The first was Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler…you can read my review of that book here. The second book was Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready.
For more information on the books I got please see below. Hope that you all have a great week of reading!
Sapphique by Catherine Fisher
First Sentence: “The alleyway was so narrow that Attia could lean against one wall and kick the other.”
From Amazon.com: “Finn has escaped from the terrible living Prison of Incarceron, but its memory torments him, because his brother Keiro is still inside. Outside, Claudia insists he must be king, but Finn doubts even his own identity. Is he the lost prince Giles? Or are his memories no more than another construct of his imprisonment? And can you be free if your friends are still captive? Can you be free if your world is frozen in time? Can you be free if you don’t even know who you are? Inside Incarceron, has the crazy sorcerer Rix really found the Glove of Sapphique, the only man the Prison ever loved. Sapphique, whose image fires Incarceron with the desire to escape its own nature. If Keiro steals the glove, will he bring destruction to the world? Inside. Outside. All seeking freedom. Like Sapphique.”
Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler
First Sentence: “Lisabeth Lewis didn’t mean to become Famine.”
From Amazon.com: ““Thou art the Black Rider. Go thee out unto the world.”
Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
First Sentence: “You can hear me, can’t you?”
From Amazon.com: “Love ties them together. Death can’t tear them apart.
Best. Birthday. Ever. At least, it was supposed to be. With Logan’s band playing a critical gig and Aura’s plans for an intimate after-party, Aura knows it will be the most memorable night of her boyfriend’s life. She never thought it would be his last.
Logan’s sudden death leaves Aura devastated. He’s gone.
Well, sort of.
Like everyone born after the Shift, Aura can see and hear ghosts. This mysterious ability has always been annoying, and Aura had wanted nothing more than to figure out why the Shift happened so she can undo it. But not with Logan’s violet-hued spirit still hanging around. Because dead Logan is almost as real as ever. Almost.
It doesn’t help that Aura’s new friend Zachary is so understanding–and so very alive. His support means more to Aura than she cares to admit.
As Aura’s relationships with the dead and the living grow ever complicated, so do her feelings for Logan and Zachary. Each holds a piece of Aura’s heart…and clues to the secret of the Shift.”