Thanks to gift cards and Amazon’s prices I received six books in the mail this week. I have already started Magic Study and plan to move on to The Scorch Trials next. Lots of heroines faces on the covers in this batch and receiving them together made me realize that the covers of Magic Study and The Iron King are very similar. The Adoration of Jenna Fox is my favorite cover in this bunch (shiny :P) and XVI is my least favorite cover.
Also in my mailbox this week, though not book related, some new DVD’s and a case for my IPad 🙂
Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
What if you knew exactly when you would die?
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.
Publication Date: March 22, 2011
A meme in which we all pretend to like the fact that it’s Monday.
Just kidding. (Sort of.)
Reviews to come when my brain has woken up.
This is my first time participating in the meme so here we go!
I bought these from Amazon and thanks to Amazon Prime (free for a year if you have a student email adress, fyi) they came within two days. I have started The Water Wars and am finding the story a little slow and the characters a little flat thus far which is a shame since the dust jacket is so beautiful.
Here are the GoodReads links to these books. I’m excited to get to them all.