So this week, I again have some that ACTUALLY CAME IN THE MAIL! I recieved my paperback copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows which I won from Reading Rocks. Thanks, guys!
It starts when Alexandria, a poor, plain goose girl, offers her own bread and water to a hungry old woman-who just happens to be a witch in disguise. Poof! Alexandria is suddenly heartstoppingly beautiful. Her hair rains down gold dust, and the tears she sheds turn to diamonds. Soon a prince and a king are fighting for her hand, and they've locked her in a tower to keep her "safe." How Alexandria wishes she was a goose girl again! Clearly the only thing to do is escape-which is when her problems really begin! Patrice Kindl's inimitable voice and craft make this take on the classic fairy tale extraordinary-and extraordinarily hilarious.
I've been living under the misconception that this book, which I've read before and enjoyed immensely, was Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. Glad I got that straightened out.
All over the country, a strange phenomenon is occurring. Some teenagers who die aren't staying dead. But when they come back to life, they are no longer the same. Feared and misunderstood, they are doing their best to blend into a society that doesn't want them.
When Phoebe falls for Tommy Williams, the leader of the dead kids, no one can believe it; not her best friend, Margi, and especially not her neighbor, Adam, the star of the football team. Adam has feelings for Phoebe that run much deeper than just friendship; he would do anything for her. But what if protecting Tommy is the one thing that would make her happy?
I have Guns, Germs, and Steel on my shelf, still need to read it, but this one sounded really interesting. I've always felt a sort of spooky wonderment when I see ruins on TV, this title really caught my eye.
That's all the books for this week which means that I've finished all of last weeks books, so expect many reviews in the near future!
1 Teehee, Mr. Linky, it makes me giggle!