06 February 2011

In My Mailbox (30)

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So I finally got those books I ordered from BookDepository!  (The ones that I was sniffling over last week. XD)  I am TOTALLY psyched to share these books with you because they are most definitely my newfound FAVORITE series. :)


The Buccaneer’s Apprentice
V. Briceland
Cassaforte Chronicles #2

On his first sea voyage away from the magical city of Cassaforte, seventeen-year-old Nic Dattore awakens to find the vessel overrun by marauding pirates—and everyone else on board kidnapped or killed. After slaying the pirate who attacked him, Nic tosses a torch into a cache of gunpowder and blows up the ship.

Washed up on a deserted island, Nic and a motley crew of castaways decide to commandeer the pirate ship to get home. They battle pirates, assassins, and a cursed ship with a powerful secret while racing against time to save Cassaforte from a diabolical plot.

The Nascenza Conspiracy
V. Briceland
Cassaforte Chronicles #3

Volume III in the acclaimed Cassaforte Chronicles Petro Divetri—younger brother to famed sorceress Risa Divetri—wants to be left alone. His status as one of the seven ruling families in Cassaforte has saddled him with unwanted attention from bullies as well as those seeking favors. When Petro and his best friend Adrio are sent to far-off Nascenza for the Midsummer rituals, they swap identities. Their prank goes awry when Adrio, mistaken for Petro, is kidnapped by loyalists seeking to overthrow the king. With the help of palace guard Emilia, Petro must rescue his friend and defeat a political plot that threatens to wipe out all of Cassaforte.

Currently Reading

Jellicoe Road
Melina Marchetta

In this lyrical, absorbing, award-winning novel, nothing is as it seems, and every clue leads to more questions.

At age eleven, Taylor Markham was abandoned by her mother. At fourteen, she ran away from boarding school, only to be tracked down and brought back by a mysterious stranger. Now seventeen, Taylor's the reluctant leader of her school's underground community, whose annual territory war with the Townies and visiting Cadets has just begun. This year, though, the Cadets are led by Jonah Griggs, and Taylor can't avoid his intense gaze for long. To make matters worse, Hannah, the one adult Taylor trusts, has disappeared. But if Taylor can piece together the clues Hannah left behind, the truth she uncovers might not just settle her past, but also change her future.

My name is Kvothe.

I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep.

You may have heard of me.

So begins a tale unequaled in fantasy literature—the story of a hero told in his own voice.  It is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man’s search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

So while I’m having a hard time with my school work, I do have awesome books in my reading pile.  “The Name of the Wind” is a great story so far, even though it takes forever for it to pick up in action.

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Upcoming Releases:

  • 2/8 – “Where I Belong” by Gwendolyn Heasley

Upcoming Reviews:

  • The Buccaneer’s Apprentice by V. Briceland