Sunday, February 7, 2010

In My Mailbox (6)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme that talks about books that have been bought, swapped, received for review or borrowed from the library.

This week, I only have two books in my mailbox.  Both from the library:

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (Dial Books, January 26, 2010)

Summary from Goodreads: Incarceron -- a futuristic prison, sealed from view, where the descendants of the original prisoners live in a dark world torn by rivalry and savagery. It is a terrifying mix of high technology -- a living building which pervades the novel as an ever-watchful, ever-vengeful character, and a typical medieval torture chamber -- chains, great halls, dungeons. A young prisoner, Finn, has haunting visions of an earlier life, and cannot believe he was born here and has always been here. In the outer world, Claudia, daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, is trapped in her own form of prison -- a futuristic world constructed beautifully to look like a past era, an imminent marriage she dreads. She knows nothing of Incarceron, except that it exists. But there comes a moment when Finn, inside Incarceron, and Claudia, outside, simultaneously find a device -- a crystal key, through which they can talk to each other. And so the plan for Finn's escape is born ...

I am very excited to read Incarceron. I've been seeing it on a bunch of blogs, with some really great reviews.  I can't wait to read it! 

Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey (Walker Books for Young Readers, December 2009)

Summary from GoodreadsOn Solange’s sixteenth birthday, she is going to wake up dead. As if that’s not bad enough, she also has to outwit her seven overprotective older brothers, avoid the politics involved with being the only daughter born to an ancient vampire dynasty, and elude Kieran Black—agent of an anti-vampire league who is searching for his father’s killer and is intent on staking Solange and her entire family. Luckily she has her own secret weapon—her human best friend Lucy—who is willing to defend Solange’s right to a normal life, whether she’s being smothered by her well-intentioned brothers or abducted by a power-hungry queen. Two unlikely alliances are formed in a race to save Solange’s eternal life—Lucy and Solange’s brother Nicholas, and Solange and Kieran Black—in a dual romance that is guaranteed to jump start any romance-lover’s heart. Even fans of the genre who’ve seen it all will find a fresh read with kick-butt characters and family dynamics that ring true for all brothers and sisters—vampire or otherwise.

Another vampire book!  It looks like Hearts at Stake mixes chick lit with fantasy.   And it sounds like it will be a fun read.
What's in your mailbox this week?


  1. Wow two great ones. I've been wanting to read these two. I wish my library had such great picks :)

  2. Great books you got this week. Hearts at Stake look really interesting. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  3. I am hoping to read both of those books this year. I'm on the waiting list for Hearts at Stake at my library so hopefully I will get to read it soon. Have fun reading them!

    Here is what's in my mailbox this week.

  4. I got Incarceron this week too! I can't wait to read it. Enjoy and Happy Reading!

  5. Awesome books! I've been wanting to read both, so I can't wait to see what you think of them! :)

    Happy reading!!

  6. Hi!
    They both sound really good!! I'll have to check these out. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  7. Two great books this week! I have a library copy of Incarceron and just put Hearts at Stake on hold so hopefully it'll arrive soon. Enjoy!

    What Book is That?

  8. oh good books! need to read incarceron, but really liked hearts at stake! hope you enjoy them both! happy reading!

  9. I really want to read Incarceron- I'll keep my eye out for your review! Thanks for the comment on my page!

  10. I really like the sound of Incarceron! Hearts at Stake has been on my wish list for ages so I'm jealous of your books this week :o) Hope you enjoy them both

  11. Both look awesome! I have Incarceron on my wishlist so can't wait to read your review. Happy reading!


  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I got Incarceron this week too! Except I had to buy it :/. Here's my post if you want to check it out:

  13. Thank you for participating in The Saturday Network!

    And awesome books! I'm intersted in Incarceron though not entirely decided on it, so I'll be looking forward to your thoughts. Hearts at Stake is super-action packed and a fast but enjoyable read. I hope you enjoy, and happy reading! :)

  14. I'm really curious about Hearts at Stake. Enjoy your books!

  15. Hearts At Stake was a good book. I so want to read Incarceron , enjoy :)

  16. I just finished Hearts At Stake yesterday and I enjoyed it very much!!! =)


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