Friday, 6 November 2009

In My Mailbox (7)

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Two this week!

For Review:


Wicked: Witch & Curse by Nancy Holder  & Debbie ViguieWicked: Witch & Curse by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie

Holly Cathers's world shatters when her parents are killed in a terrible accident. Wrenched from her home in San Francisco, she is sent to Seattle to live with her relatives, Aunt Marie-Claire and her twin cousins, Amanda and Nicole.
In her new home, Holly's sorrow and grief soon give way to bewilderment at the strange incidents going on around her. Such as how any wish she whispers to her cat seems to come true. Or the way a friend is injured after a freak attack from a vicious falcon. And there's the undeniable, magnetic attraction to a boy Holly barely knows.
Holly, Amanda, and Nicole are about to be launced into a dark legacy of witches, secrets, and alliances, where ancient magics yield dangerous results. The girls will assume their roles in an intergenerational feud beyond their wildest imaginations...and in doing so, will attempt to fulfill their shared destiny.
Won from Kim at The Book Butterfly:


Ice by Sarah Beth DurstIce by Sarah Beth Durst - Yup, my second copy!

When Cassie was little her grandmother would tell her stories about the Arctic...stories about snow and ice, about a beautiful castle made of ice, and about her mother, who made a deal with the Polar Bear King and was swept away to the ends of the earth to become a prisoner of the trolls. Cassie is older now and has no time for fairytales and talking animals, or lies about her dead mother. Living with her father at the Arctic research centre, she is determined to become a leading scientist and researcher. But when Cassie comes face to face with a mysterious polar bear, one that defies all scientific fact or knowledge, she begins realise that the fairytales could actually be true. Armed with the knowledge that her mother might be alive, Cassie makes a deal with the Polar Bear King, and embarks on a dangerous journey against time to save her. But her agreement with the Polar Bear King comes with consequences she never bargained for, and before her journey's end Cassie will discover the true meaning of love and family, and loss. A compelling romantic fantasy set in the beautiful frozen Arctic.


So I'm a happy chappy! You get anything good this week?

19 comments:

  1. I didn't get anything new this week. But I still haven't read all the books I got last week! One of them was Ice. I love the cover.

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  2. It is a beautiful cover! I hope you enjoy it!

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  3. Nice week! The Ice cover is amazing. Happy reading, Jo!

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  4. Thanks, Jenny! It is pretty lovely! That's the US cover though - there is a slight difference in font layout between the US and UK covers. No biggie. It is pretty!

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  5. Nanncy Holder is an awesome author!, I haven't read ICE yet, but i probably should asap :D
    Happy reading!!

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  6. Thank you! Well I loved Witch, and I'm loving Curse, so it's all good! Ice was awesome, you should read it! :)

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  7. Nice! I really want to read Ice. Happy reading. :)

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  8. Ice's cover is so gorgeous! I love the colour of her hair against the blue!

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  9. I'm waiting on a copy of Ice right now - can't wait for that one. I like the sound of Witch too. I hadn't realised that was two books in one.

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  10. Jenn - Cheers! Ice is awesome, I hope you enjoy it when/if you get round to reading it! :)

    1inseveralbillion - The cover is lovely! Ahh, the joys of being a red head, it stands out against most colours! :)

    Lauren - Hope you enjoy Ice, it's awesome! Witch is awesome, Curse is pretty good so far! I'm enjoying them! :)

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  11. Both books look great and I love the covers. I hope you enjoy them both :)

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  12. I really need to get my hands on ICE. It sounds lovely and I keep seeing it everywhere. Happy reading! :)

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  13. Book Chick City - Thank you! The covers are really awesome, I love them!

    Polish Outlander - It is SO lovely! It is amazing, I really hope you enjoy it when/if you get it!

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  14. great books... happy reading this week

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  15. Great books you got this week. They both look really good. Hope you enjoy reading your books.

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  16. Tena - Thank you! I loved Ice, Witch was great, and Curse is pretty good so far!

    Rebecca - Cheers! I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy finishing them.

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  17. I love the cover of Ice. Hope you enjoy your books!

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  18. I read Ice a while ago and liked it. It's based on the old German fairy tale "East of the Sun, West of the Moon". Edith Pattou has a similar book called East and I liked it a lot.

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