Sunday, June 27, 2010

In My Mailbox (16)

Hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren, In My Mailbox is where you share the recent books you've bought/received/taken out from the library.
Hey! This week I have two awesome books to show you all. I had them on hold from the library and they just came in yesterday. I'm way too excited to read them.

The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness:
Fleeing before a relentless army, Todd has carried a desperately wounded Viola right into the hands of their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss. Immediately separated from Viola and imprisoned, Todd is forced to learn the ways of the Mayor's new order. But what secrets are hiding just outside of town? And where is Viola? Is she even still alive? And who are the mysterious Answer? And then one day, the bombs begin to explode... - From back of book


Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan:
Tender Morsels is a dark and vivid story, set in two worlds and worrying at the border between them. Liga lives modestly in her own personal heaven, given to her by natural magic in exchange for her earthly life. Her two daughters, gentle Branza and curious Urdda, grow up in this soft world, protected from the violence and prejudice that harmed their mother. But the real world cannot be denied forever - magicked men and wild bears break down the borders of Liga's refuge. Now, having known heaven, how will these three women survive in a world where beauty and brutality lie side by side? - From back of book

I really loved The Knife of Never Letting Go, and I've heard that The Ask and the Answer is a great follow-up. As for Tender Morsels, all I can say is that I'm curious. I have next to no knowledge about what the story is actually about, so I'm going into this one with no expectations. Let's hope it's a success!

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19 comments:

Lauren said...

Great books! I haven't read the The Knife of Never Letting Go or The Ask and the Answer, but I'm planning to soon. Also, Tender Morsels looks interesting. I'll be looking forward to seeing what your review of that one. Happy reading! :)

kirstylouise1984 said...

I am reading the ask and the answer now - quite slow going at the beginning but I am hoping it picks up. I also managed to get a signed copy of the next one from Amazon which you ought to check out!

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Nice books! I've heard Patrick Ness is a great author,

Happy reading! :)

Mrs. DeRaps said...

I've wanted to read Tender Morsels for some time. I'll look forward to your review.

Christina T said...

I haven't read The Knife of Never Letting Go yet but I have heard really good things about both of these. Tender Morsels also sounds really good. I hope you enjoy both of them!

Wendy said...

Loved The Knife of Never Letting Go, hope you enjoy The Ask and Answer!

Great books - enjoy :)

brandileigh2003 said...

Good selection this week: Happy Reading! Here is my IMMB if you want a peek: Blkosiner Book Blog

Darlyn said...

tender morsels sounds pretty good...

Nymeth said...

Tender Morsels is probably my favourite book of the last ten years, and you already know I'm a Patrick Ness fangirl. Fingers crossed that you enjoy them both!

Allison said...

Hope you enjoy them both!

I'm really looking forward to reading The Knife of Never Letting Go, but I haven't had the chance yet :)

Aths said...

The Ask and the Answer does sound interesting. Since you loved The Knife of Never Letting Go, this should be a great book to read next! Looking forward to what you think.

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Awesome books! I've heard The Knife of Never Letting Go is an awesome book I still need to read and pretty much the same with Tender Morsels. Enjoy! :D

Emidy said...

Thanks for all the replies! It sounds like both these books are great. Can't wait to get started!

Sara said...

Lovely books this week! Both sounds so very interesting. And I just love it when books on hold finally come in! Happy reading Emidy :)

Jan von Harz said...

Both books sound very interesting. I look forward to reviews. Have a great week.

Emidy said...

Sara - Oh, it's a great feeling when you have books waitig for you!

Jan - Thank you! I'm excited to finish them.

NotNessie @ Today's Adventure said...

Tender Morsels was definitely different from anything else I've read. I hope you like it.

Emidy said...

NotNessie - So I've heard! That's good, though. I'm excited to read it.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Sweet pile :)