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Monday, December 6, 2010

Haulin' (3)

So I have a teeny tiny haul. Only three books. But I wanted to share because I am so so excited about them all.

Shiver By Maggie Stiefvater
For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf - her wolf - is a haunting presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human -- until the cold makes him shift back again. Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears and the temperature drops, Sam must fight to stay human or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

This is one I have seen mentioned a lot but never really read what it was about. Many of the books that are on my wish list are hardbacks and at this time I cannot justify buying hardbacks. So I went for the trusty soft cover, and Shiver fit the bill and it looked really good. So I'll probably read this one before the year is out.

Beautiful Creatures By Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
There were no surprises in Gatlin County . We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere. At least, that's what I thought. Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong. There was a curse. There was a girl. And in the end, there was a grave. Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them. In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.
This is another one I have seen mentioned a few times in various blogs, but I've never really looked into what it was about, so when I was in the bookstore today I picked it up and was fairly intrigued. So yeah, I bought it and I will read it soon.

Precious and Fragile Things By Megan Hart
Gilly Soloman has been reduced to a mothering machine, taking care of everyone and everything except herself. But the machine has broken down. Burnt out by the endless days of crying children and menial tasks, and exhausted from always putting herself last, Gilly doesn't immediately consider the consequences when she's carjacked. With a knife to her throat, her first thought is that she'll finally get some rest. Someone can save her for a change.
But salvation isn't so forthcoming. Stranded in a remote, snowbound cabin with this stranger, hours turn to days, days into weeks. As time forges a fragile bond between them, she learns her captor is not the lunatic she first believed, but a human being whose wasted life has been shaped by secrets and tragedy. Yet even as their connection begins to foster trust, Gilly knows she must never forget he's still a man teetering on the edge. One who just might take her with him

This is an advanced readers copy that I got from Megan which I was very grateful for. I've read many (if not all) of her books and this one is a little different then what she normally writes but that's ok. She writes beautifully and I am looking forward to reading this.
So this is my little haul. I still have a few books from my last two hauls left to read, so look out for those reviews. School is out now (well except for a few exams) so I have more time to read all that I have recently purchased. But that is it.

Happy Reading Everyone.

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