Sunday, September 18, 2011

In My Mailbox (#5)

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!

Witch Song 
The world is changing. Once, Witch Song controlled everything from the winds to the shifting of the seasons-but not anymore. All the Witches are gone, taken captive by a traitor. All but Brusenna. As the echo of their songs fade, the traitor grows stronger. Now she is coming for Brusenna. Her guardian has sworn to protect her, but even he can't stop the Dark Witch. Somehow, Brusenna has to succeed where every other Witch has failed. Find the traitor. Fight her. Defeat her. Because if Brusenna doesn't, there won't be anything left to save.

In Deuce's world, people earn the right to a name only if they survive their first fifteen years. By that point, each unnamed 'brat' has trained into one of three groups-Breeders, Builders, or Hunters, identifiable by the number of scars they bear on their arms. Deuce has wanted to be a Huntress for as long as she can remember. As a Huntress, her purpose is clear--to brave the dangerous tunnels outside the enclave and bring back meat to feed the group while evading ferocious monsters known as Freaks. She's worked toward this goal her whole life, and nothing's going to stop her, not even a beautiful, brooding Hunter named Fade. When the mysterious boy becomes her partner, Deuce's troubles are just beginning. Down below, deviation from the rules is punished swiftly and harshly, and Fade doesn't like following orders. At first she thinks he's crazy, but as death stalks their sanctuary, and it becomes clear the elders don't always know best, Deuce wonders if Fade might be telling the truth. Her partner confuses her; she's never known a boy like him before, as prone to touching her gently as using his knives with feral grace. As Deuce's perception shifts, so does the balance in the constant battle for survival. The mindless Freaks, once considered a threat only due to their sheer numbers, show signs of cunning and strategy... but the elders refuse to heed any warnings. Despite imminent disaster, the enclave puts their faith in strictures and sacrifice instead. No matter how she tries, Deuce cannot stem the dark tide that carries her far from the only world she's ever known.

The Little White Horse 
In 1842, newly orphaned Maria Merryweather, her governess, and dog arrive at her ancestral home in an enchanted village in England's West Country where the people's bliss is marred by a dark shadow.


  1. I've heard great things about The Withc song & Enclave! I hope you enjoy them! My IMM here :)

  2. Never heard of The Little White Horse. I've been a little curious about Enclave though.

  3. @Laura - I saw a movie based on The Little White Horse called The Secret of Moonacre. When I looked up the book online, I saw the J.K.R liked it, so I had to check it out =D

  4. Great books! I haven't seen The Little White Horse before, looks interesting. I think I would really like Witch Song! Happy Reading!

    In My Mailbox

  5. Witch Song looks good :)

    I need help picking out books for my year in China. Eyes Like Stars is on my list? Let me know what you think?

    Mad Scientist

    Steampunkery & Book Reviews

  6. Cannot WAIT to read Enclave, it sounds so good! Hope you enjoy everything else you got this week!!

    You can see my IMM here :) Happy Reading!

    Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

  7. I love an IMM where I've never heard of the books although it is very bad for my Wishlist's waistline... I hope you enjoy these!

    Lyrical Review's IMM

  8. Lovely picks! Thanks for commenting me on my IMM! Matched was pretty enjoyable although the book progressed slowly. Enjoy reading :)

  9. Enclave! DEFINITELY on my to-buy list! What a great mailbox! Enjoy!

  10. Enclave!! I'm super jealous of you, I've heard it is amazing!