Saturday, August 13, 2011
11:10 PM | Posted by Alexis Ladig
In my mailbox is a weekly meme that I thought would be fun to started doing. I just tell about the books I've bought, borrowed, or received for review. It's hosted every week on Sunday by Kristi @ The Story Siren! She has one of my favorite blogs out there and has a lot of information for new bloggers on her site. If you haven't checked her have a look.
This week I got two books for review.
1. Perception by Heather Cashman
Summary taken from Goodreads:
"Your perception will sharpen once you see through a tiger's eyes.
More than five hundred years after the apocalypse, the survivors of off-grid genetic experimentation have refined their mixed DNA to the point that humans and their animal counterparts share physical and mental links. Varying species have divided into districts, living in a tenuous peace under the President of Calem.
Ardana and her tiger ingenium Rijan leave their life of exile and abuse in the Outskirts, setting out with their twin brothers to redeem themselves and become citizens of the Center. But shedding their past isn't as easy as they had hoped. When the system that shunned them becomes embroiled in political conflict and treachery, their unique abilities and experiences from the Outskirts make them invaluable to every faction. The runaways become pawns to friends as well as enemies, and with every step it becomes more difficult to tell which is which."
I'm excited to read this one! It sounds like it's really original, and I always love finding worlds that are so far outside our own to read about. Stay tuned on this one for a review and an interview with Heather Cashman, the author of Perception!
2. Elemental: The First by Alexandra May
Summary taken from Goodreads:
"Rose Frost receives a bracelet on her sixteenth birthday, a parting gift from her mother who claims it is a family heirloom. From that night Rose starts having vivid dreams which make no sense. Days after, her family separate and Rose moves into her grandmother’s house in Warminster, England. Rose remembers happy childhood holidays with her grandmother, and is eager to rekindle her friendship with Hannah and Mira, the two girls she played with as a child. Rose’s dreams start to involve a woman called Halíka Dacomé. A legend or a figment of her imagination, she knows not, but her grandmother, Daisy, remains reluctant to talk about the subject. One night a freak fire occurs but when the fuel tank of a car explodes Aiden Deverill pulls Rose to safety. But not before the fire burns her face. She uses her healing gift to heal the scars and to all appearances remains unscathed..."
(This summary was really long so I shorted it a bit. You can find the whole summary HERE .)
Again this is totally going on my TBR pile. I've started it and I'm thinking it's going to be a really good read. I'll probably have a review up early September.
That's all for me this week! Tell me in the comments what you got in your mailboxes. If have have a blog and do an In My Mailbox, leave a comment with the link and I'll be sure to check it out. :)
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