This week I don't have that many books to share, but I'm still pretty excited.
Books I Received for Review:
I actually received both of these books in my mailbox...totally fitting. I received both of these novels in part of the blogging tours that LDS author Tristi Pinkston sets up and has graciously allowed me to be a part of.
Cold River by Liz Adair.
Published September 29, 2011
This book sounds really interesting.
Here's the summary from Goodreads:
Mandy Steenburg thinks her doctorate in education has prepared her to run any school district - until she tangles with the moonshine-making, coon-dog-owning denizens of a tiny district in Pacific Northwest timber country. She's determined to make a difference, but the local populace still looks to the former superintendent for leadership. When Mandy lands in the middle of an old feud and someone keeps trying to kill her, instinct tells her to run. And though she has to literally swim through perilous waters, she finds a reason to stay and chance the odds.
What's not to love. A good historical fiction novel with the word moonshine on the back cover. A keeper for sure. I'm really looking forward to reviewing this. My review will be posted in early December!
Also, on Goodreads this novel is currently in a giveaway. So go sign up for a chance to win a free book. Everybody loves a free book, right?
Heir to Power by Michele Proague, which is the first novel in her The Healing Crystal series.
Published December 27, 2010
This one also sounds really good. It's a really thick long book of bout 500 pages, but I've heard really good things about it.
Here's what Goodreads had to say:
The colony of Survin has been hidden for centuries, protecting an ancient religious artifact called the Healing Crystal from men who would steal or destroy it. Kairma, heir to the Crystal, is destined to mate with the handsome Naturi and become the leader of the reclusive colony, but she is too young to realize the peril soon to arrive. At sixteen, Kairma is too young to realize many things ....
Kairma would rather go spelunking with her brother and his best friend than study ancient medicine and religious laws, but the discovery of a tomb containing ancient artifacts leads Kairma to question her religion and the true nature of the Crystal. To further complicate Kairma's ascent, a childhood illness has left her resembling a nearby race of men both hated and feared by the people of Survin. Because of this, Kairma's younger sister Kinter, who is in love with Naturi, believes she is the rightful heir.
Disease and infertility have decimated Survin, but bigotry and religious laws forbid the introduction of new members so things heat up when a traveling archeologist stumbles upon the reclusive colony and introduces a powerful new weapon. Forced into a larger world, the Survinees discover they hold an object of unimaginable power, a power other men covet, a power that might save or forever damn the human race.
That sounds pretty intense. I'm really excited to review this. My review will be posted in early December as well...meaning I better start reading.
Book my friend lent me:
So my amazing friend Mary, whom I love, lent me her novel Divergent by Veronica Roth. Yes!!!!! I know so exciting.
Divergent was published on May 3, 2011...so I'm not too far behind the times. Here's what Goodreads has to say about this novel:
Beatrice "Tris" Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenagers in Veronica Roth's dystopian Chicago must select which of five factions to join for life. Each faction represents a virtue: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. To the surprise of herself and her selfless Abnegation family, she chooses Dauntless, the path of courage. Her choice exposes her to the demanding, violent initiation rites of this group, but it also threatens to expose a personal secret that could place her in mortal danger. Veronica Roth's young adult Divergent trilogy launches with a captivating adventure about love and loyalty playing out under most extreme circumstances.
I can't wait to read this. I love friends who lend me their books. :)
And that's sadly all I received this week. However, all of the novels I did receive sound incredible, so I'll survive. Plus, I'm going to the library again this week to get new books and stock up for Thanksgiving Break. I can probably even go to two libraries. Yes!
What did you guys get this week? Feel free to leave your link in the comments.
(who apologizes for all of the posts she's posted in the last few days. I had a lull and wanted to catch up on my reviews :) )