Sunday, December 12, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page.

Thank you Jenny Q at Let Them Read Books for hosting this month's Mailbox Monday blog tour.

Check out her blog and post all the new books you acquired last week.

 Across the Universe by Beth Revis (ARC from publisher)

From author's website:

Across the UniverseSeventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awake on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into a brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.
Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone—one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship—tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn’t do something soon, her parents will be next.
Now, Amy must race to unlock Godspeed’s hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there’s only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.
 Wither (The Chemical Garden Trilogy) by Lauren DeStefano (ARC from publisher)

 From Good Reads:

What if you knew exactly when you would die?

Wither (The Chemical Garden Trilogy)Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left.


Mystica said...

Enjoy your books!

My mailbox is also up. please come over - there is also a giveaway going on!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Jess....hope you enjoy these new books.

bermudaonion said...

Across the Universe was getting lots of buzz at SIBA - I hope it's great! Enjoy your new books!

Jenny Q said...

I devoured Acroass the Universe and thought it was great! I've got Wither, too. Thanks for stopping by my Mailbox. Happy reading!

TheBookGirl said...

I've seen these two on alot of blogger wishlists :)
Hope you enjoy them!

Alayne said...

Across the Universe looks so good! Happy reading! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

Tribute Books Mama said...

I received for review The Job by Craig Davis from the author.

Joe B. enjoys the sweet life as a vice president at a huge conglomerate, Universal Whirligig. But along with the Big Boss' favor, he has also gained the notice of a bitter human resources manager, Luci Fernandez. Hateful of any success but her own, Luci manages to get him demoted to the mail room! A rollicking comedy of errors follows as Joe B. tries to figure out what's happened to him, and attempts to get a meeting with the Big Boss. Joe B.'s great expectations have taken a dickens of a twist. His family is forced to make a series of hard adjustments, and he gets only lame comforts from a string of the worst friends anyone could have. Will he finally track down the cause of his frustrations? Or will he only learn a lesson about what it is to be the boss, and that what is apparent is often only a shadow of a greater ongoing good? "The Job: Based on a True Story (I Mean, This is Bound to Have Happened Somewhere) is a modern parable of ancient troubles and truths.

Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

Wither is on my wishlist. I hope you enjoy your new books!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I received Wither last week also. It sounds very interesting. I hope we both enjoy it.

avisannschild said...

Both of these sound great -- I hope you enjoy them!

nat @book, line, and sinker said...

these sound good to me--futuristic, dystopian stuff! i'm pretty new to the genre but am enjoying it (generally!).

i think i'd give 'wither' a try depending on your review.

have a great week!