Monday, 30 January 2012

In My Mailbox: The Universe, Dragons, and A Bloody Dress

Hooray! I'm still on track with my non-spending on books (even though it breaks my heart, having to walk past bookstores). Got to love reading copies and the library.

Across the Universe by Beth Revis. Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.
Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone - one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship - tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.
Now, Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini. Not so very long ago, Eragon—Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider—was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders.
Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chances. 
The Rider and his dragon have come further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaƫsia? And if so, at what cost?
This is the much-anticipated, astonishing conclusion to the worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle. 

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendara Blake.Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead. 
So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay. 
When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: move, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, but now stained red and dripping blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home. 
And she, for whatever reason, spares his life. 
What bookish goodies did you get this week?

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme created by The Story Siren for book bloggers so we can share the books and book-related items that we're excited about.


  1. AHHHH so many awesome books!!! Anna and Across the Universe are both REALLY good. Great haul :)


    Tempest and The Eternal One's Giveaway!

  2. I'm listening to Across the Universe now! I really need to read Eldest and see if I'm still in love with that series!

    1. I found that as I progressed through the series, my love for it decreased with each book. :(

      Hopefully Inheritance wouldn't be as much of a let down as Brisingr was! Brisingr was just a whole lot of nothing happening.

  3. njoy all

    hope hope hope you;ll across the universe

  4. Great set! I need to read the Paolini books. My husband loves them.
    My IMM