Sunday, July 18, 2010

In My Mailbox #7

Hola Amigos! It's in my Mailbox time! so much for work with the books in my tbr pile. I got another three!!!! yes, THREE!!!!!! *confession* My name is Lisa and I'm addicted to books. (Links to Goodreads, descriptions taken from there too!) Anyway, this week I got....

1) Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
Princess of Glass recently came out but i couldn't find it so I got this instead. it's got a pretty cover.

Description- The Brothers Grimm tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses is vibrantly retold and set in a fictionalized nineteenth-century Europe. Galen, a soldier (and knitter) returning home from war, encounters an old woman who gives him an invisibility cloak and yarn possessing magical powers. While working as a gardener at the palace, he encounters the princess, Rose, and her 11 younger sisters. Because of a secret bargain their mother made with the evil King Under Stone, the princesses are cursed to dance each night till their shoes are worn ragged. Aided by the good magic held in his yarn, Galen solves the puzzle that has stumped many a prince and earns Rose’s love and hand in marriage. Though cursed and in need of rescue, the sisters are feisty and cunning—not passive victims of their fate. Galen’s magical knitting patterns will appeal to teens fond of this trendy hobby.

2) Fallen Grace by Mary Hooper
I thought the name was pretty catchy and the auburn hair, so I read the blurb and took it home...

Description- Grace Parkes has just had to do a terrible thing. Having given birth to an illegitimate child, she has travelled to the famed Brookwood Cemetery to place her small infant's body in a rich lady's coffin. Following the advice of a kindly midwife, this is the only way that Grace can think of to give something at least to the little baby who died at birth, and to avoid the ignominy of a pauper's grave. Distraught and weeping, Grace meets two people at the cemetery: Mrs Emmeline Unwin and Mr James Solent. These two characters will have a profound affect upon Grace's life. But Grace doesn't know that yet. For now, she has to suppress her grief and get on with the business of living: scraping together enough pennies selling watercress for rent and food; looking after her older sister, who is incapable of caring for herself; thwarting the manipulative and conscience-free Unwin family, who are as capable of running a lucrative funeral business as they are of defrauding a young woman of her fortune

3) Kisses and Lies by Lauren Henderson
I read the first book some time ago in late Dec or early Jan and have been wanting to read it so yer I'm going to.

Description- After discovering that someone saw what looked like Dan’s emergency EpiPen in A-lister Plum’s designer handbag, Scarlett and her tough American sidekick, Taylor, sneak into a posh London nightclub, where Plum has a private table. Scarlett is stunned to discover a piece of evidence that might implicate another girl in Plum’s exclusive circle, Lucy Raleigh. Which means Scarlett must cast a wider net in order to catch the right suspect.Back at school, groundskeeper Jase is hoping to take Scarlett’s mind off her troubles with some heart-stopping kisses. Scarlett can’t help but feel guilty for indulging in romantic rendezvous when she should be hunting down Dan’s killer. However, once Scarlett finds out how Lucy is connected to Dan, she knows she must drop everything and travel to the McAndrew estate in Scotland to hunt for more clues. But when she arrives, Scarlett becomes the target of a dangerous hunt herself.

That's all I got this week! What did you get?
Badass Bookie xx


  1. Great mailbox! Thanks for reminding me that I have both Princess books somewhere on my TBR stack. Happy reading!

  2. I love the cover of Fallen Grace, the models hair colour is so vibrant!

  3. Awesome books you got this week. Kisses and Lies is really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  4. some beautiful covers here. I am awful for buying books purely for the cover

  5. Hello. So sorry not to have returned your visit before now, blame it on an awful summer cold. Many thanks for visiting me over at Pen and Paper. Nice to have met you, I've enjoyed visiting your blog with its great selection of reviews.

  6. What beautiful covers! Have fun reading your new books :)

  7. Fallen Grace looks really good.

  8. These look like good books! Happy reading. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  9. OMG. Wow. Princess of the Midnight Ball sounds so good. Thank you for posting the description... I don't think I would have discovered it other wise!!!

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