Sunday, August 28, 2011

In My Mailbox (#2)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.
Each post shows a list of books that were bought/borrowed/received for reviews for this week.
It's always fun to see what other people are talking about and what's coming out soon!

The Borders Stash I

The Help
Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step.
Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.
Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.
Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody's business, but she can't mind her tongue, so she's lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.
Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein bites into her mother's homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother’s emotions in the slice. To her horror, she finds that her cheerful mother tastes of despair. Soon, she’s  privy to the secret knowledge that most families keep hidden: her father’s detachment, her mother’s transgression, her brother’s increasing retreat from the world. But there are some family secrets that even her cursed taste buds can’t discern.
The Iron Knight (for review via the fair folks of NetGalley) 
Ash, former prince of the Winter Court, gave up everything. His title, his home, even his vow of loyalty. All for a girl… and all for nothing. 
Unless he can earn a soul. 
To cold, emotionless faery prince Ash, love was a weakness for mortals and fools. His own love had died a horrible death, killing any gentler feelings the Winter prince might have had. Or so he thought.
Then Meghan Chase—a half human, half fey slip of a girl— smashed through his barricades, binding him to her irrevocably with his oath to be her knight. And when all of Faery nearly fell to the Iron fey, she severed their bond to save his life. Meghan is now the Iron Queen, ruler of a realm where no Winter or Summer fey can survive.
With the (unwelcome) company of his archrival, Summer Court prankster Puck, and the infuriating cait sith Grimalkin, Ash begins a journey he is bound to see through to its end— a quest to find a way to honor his solemn vow to stand by Meghan’s side.
To survive in the Iron realm, Ash must have a soul and a mortal body. But the tests he must face to earn these things are impossible. At least, no one has ever passed to tell the tale.
And then Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that turns reality upside down, challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.


  1. I have not gotten to The Help yet, but I have got to read it. Here's Mine

  2. Great books!!! I love Iron Knight!!! :-)

  3. I love the Iron Fey series(:
    Awesome book!


  4. Love NetGalley. Em is currently reading The Iron Daughter!

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  5. I just finished watching the movie the Help and loved it, but wish I would have read the book first. Hope you enjoy them. Happy Reading
    Ange @ the Moonlight Reader

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  6. Great books, I can't wait to get my hands on the Iron Knight, I actually have the Iron Queen in my IMM this week :) I also really liked The Help.

    Have a great week,

    Rachel @ Fictional Fantasy

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  7. Great haul this week, I have wanted to read The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake for ages, I hope you enjoy it, I will look out for your review.

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  8. I hope you enjoy your books. I'm sure The Iron Knight is great!

    Books of Amber

  9. I really want to read The Help (before the movie comes out). Have a nice week!

  10. I got The Iron Knight, too! I was so excited I had to read it immediately ;)

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  11. LOVED the Iron Knight. I simple adore this series. Hope you like it too!
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  12. I need to read The Help. And a friend has been pushing the audiobook on me, which she says is really well done.

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  13. I still really need to read The Iron Fey series! I see this new book everywhere and hear so great things about it. :) Hope you enjoy!

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  14. Great Books. I LOVE The Iron Fey series... happy reading :) Check out my IMM

    Mia @ Gripped into Books

  15. Oh, I've been hitting the Borders sales as well. It's so hard to resist.

    Nothing new for me this time, but don't worry, I already have a monster pile of books in my To Be Read List.

  16. You got a nice set of books. The Help has been on my TBR list for a long time now. I wonder if my borders has it.
    Happy Reading,
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

  17. I tried reading The Help and I think I was too distracted at the time because I just couldn't get into it. So I set it aside to read another day. Hope you enjoy your books.

  18. @Madigan You should check out your Borders! Most of the "good books" are gone, but if they had a lot in stock they might still have it.