Saturday, February 13, 2010

In My Mailbox (3)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren to share what books you received for review, purchased, or checked out from the library during the past week.

Books I received for review: none

Books I purchased:

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Persepolis is a memoir of Marjane Satrapi's youth living in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Told in comic book style, it was made into an award winning film.

Books I checked out from the library:

Ash by Malinda Lo

Ash loses both her parents and is left to live with her mean stepmother. She takes comfort from the fairy tales that her mother used to read to her until one day she meets Sidhean, a real fairy.  Ash is a retelling of Cinderella featuring fairies and a surprise twist.

Invisible Lives by Anjali Banerjee

Lakshmi Sen gives up her dreams to run her mother's sari shop and agrees to an arranged marriage because it was her father's dying wish. Then she meets American Nick Dunbar and she starts to question what she wants in life.
Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore

Nimira takes a job with sorcerer Hollin Parry to sing accompaniment with an automaton. Then she falls in love with the fairy Erris who is trapped inside the automaton and she tries to find a way to set him free.

My Lady of Cleves by Margaret Campbell Barnes

A novel that tells the story of Anne of Cleves, the fourth wife of Henry VIII, as she tries to survive the politics of the court and marriage to a volatile and powerful king.

O, Juliet by Robin Maxwell

This is a  retelling of Romeo and Juliet set in Florence. Juliet is betrothed to her father's business associate but then she meets Romeo when he crashes her best friend's engagement party. The two fall in love over poetry and Dante.

The King's Rose by Alisa M. Libby

Katherine Howard was a young teenager when she came to the attention of Henry VIII and became his fifth wife. This novel recounts her tragic story.

The Secret Bride by Diane Haeger

Mary Tudor was the youngest sister of Henry VIII. When her brother forces her to marry the old and ailing King Louis of France she gets him to promise that she will be able to marry whoever she chooses after King Louis dies. Mary plans to hold Henry VIII to his word as she sets her eyes on his best friend.


  1. Oooh, I just added Persepolis to my TBR this weekend - hope you enjoy it! Ash and Invisible Lives both sound promising, I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

  2. Wow! You got a lot of great books! Magic Under Glass and Ash have been on TBR list for awhile, but I just haven't gotten around to them - hopefully I'll get to them soon. Have a great reading week :)

  3. Magic Under Glass is one I've been wanting to read for ages, hope it's good! Ash looks really interesting as well. Happy reading :)

  4. excellent pile! thank you for sharing.

  5. I read Persepolis for a reader's advisory class in grad school. It was definitely a unique experience. I keep meaning to see the movie.

  6. You have some great books! I really want to read O, Juliet and a lot of people really liked Magic Under Glass. Enjoy and thanks for the comment on my page!

  7. Lots of cool books! I'm currently reading Ash, great so far! Enjoy them!

  8. Lot's of great library books! I hsve Ash on hold at my library, and I think that they have o. Juliet too.

  9. Ooh, you got a bunch of great books this week! They all look interesting. Happy reading :)

  10. I haven't read any of these books yet. I'm following now, so I can't wait to see your reviews :)

  11. Invisible Lives looks interesting to me - I have added it to my TBR!

    Enjoy your books -

  12. What a great week you had, I think I'll add Ash to my TBR. Thanks for visiting The Crowded Leaf.

  13. I am dying to read Ash, but I haven't had a chance to yet. I love retellings of old stories.

  14. Some beautiful covers. I love Historical Romances. Here's Mine

  15. I really want to read Persepolis and Ash. :)

    Want to enter my Book Lover's Basket Giveaway??

  16. Nice selection of books. I hope you enjoy them all - happy reading :)


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