Friday, September 4, 2009

In my Mailbox!

So I just received a few new books in my mailbox and have seen this meme floating around so I thought I'd give it a go. The Credit goes to: Story Siren for 'In My Mailbox'! Okay, on to what I got this week in my wonderful Mailbox:
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Synopsis (spoilers if you have not read The Hunger Games):
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
When Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland, where spiders, rats, cockroaches coexist uneasily with humans. This world is on the brink of war, and Gregor's arrival is no accident. A prophecy foretells that Gregor has a role to play in the Underland's uncertain future. Gregor wants no part of it -- until he realizes it's the only way to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance. Reluctantly, Gregor embarks on a dangerous adventure that will change both him and the Underland forever.

The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art-and he is the city's most accomplished artist. For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he's grown up in the slums, and learned to judge people quickly - and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint.But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name. As Kylar Stern, he must learn to navigate the assassins' world of dangerous politics and strange magics - and cultivate a flair for death.

23 Witty Remarks!:

Juju from Tales of Whimsy said...

Catching Fire?
I'm jealous.
Can't wait for the review.

Crystal said...

Yay!!! Catching Fire!!! I'm gonna read it this weekend. Looking forward to seeing your thoughts!

Anonymous said...

k i'm jealous, you got Catching fire. :)

OH! but let us know how The Way of Shadows is! I have the book just haven't gotten around to reading it!

Jessica (BookLover) said...

I'm hoping to get to Catching Fire sometime next week. :)
I can't wait to find out what happens!

I also picked up a really good copy of the third book in the Overlander series at a book sale for a dollar. I couldn't resist.
So now, I just have to get the books that come before it. :)

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Nice list!

Alexia561 said...

The Way of Shadows looks really good! Can't wait to see your review. Enjoy!

Ryan G said...

You have some great book there. I'm looking forward to the reviews.

Stop by and pick up an award!

Krista said...

Thanks, guys! I'm supper excited about diving into all of these books! Now if I could just find the time LOL!

Alexia561 said...

Wanted to let you know I had an award for you!

Faye said...

Catching fire! The Way of Shadows looks good 2 :D

Can't wait 4 ur review on Catching Fire

Jenn-ay said...

I have an award for you...come & get it!!!

Sarbear said...

Oooh it's sooo cute!!! And you get another award at my blog.

Anonymous said...

The book by Brent Weeks looks really that cover!

Froggy said...

wow, looks like some awesome reads!! :)


Nice books! I'm reading Catching Fire now, I want to see what you think of it :) I never heard of The Way of Shadows, it sounds good! Happy Reading!

bookmagic said...

I must be the only person not reading Catching Fire!

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

Great stuff in your mailbox!

logankstewart said...

Cool, Krista. I really want to read the Hunger Games series. Hope all's well.

Krista said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by! I can't wait to dive into them!

Blodeuedd said...

catching Fire, so jealous! :D
Oh and that last book looks nice

Gregory @ Teens Read and Write said...

Hunger games was awesome. Would love to have Catching Fire.

Hey Gregor the Overlander must be a fantastic read since he has the coolest name ever!

Way of Shadows looks good too, even though the main character's name sucks!

Krista said...

Blodeuedd, I know I'm super excited about starting these books!

Gregory, I LOVED The Hunger Games I wrote my very first review on it here:
It was an amazing book one of my favorite YA books to date!
Yeah, I can't wait to start Gregor the Overlander! I've heard good things and plus it's Suzanne Collins so it has to be good! And his name is Awesome! LOL!
I'm so looking forward to starting The Way of Shadows too! I hope it's as good as it looks! Yeah, the names are a little out there LOL!

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Oh, I'm up for another Suzanne Collins. And assassins? Count me in! If the guy's hot, I can overlook the iffy name!