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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Showcase Sunday (1)



Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme created by Vicky over at Books, Biscuits, and Tea. This is a post in which I blabber about all the books I've received this week. Let's see what I've got, shall we?


A Brief History of Montmaray (The Montmaray Journals #1) by Michelle Cooper

[Status: Borrowed From Library]

There’s a fine line between gossip and history, when one is talking about kings.”

Sophie FitzOsborne lives in a crumbling castle in the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray with her eccentric and impoverished royal family. When she receives a journal for her sixteenth birthday, Sophie decides to chronicle day-to-day life on the island. But this is 1936, and the news that trickles in from the mainland reveals a world on the brink of war. The politics of Europe seem far away from their remote island—until two German officers land a boat on Montmaray. And then suddenly politics become very personal indeed.

A Brief History of Montmaray is a heart-stopping tale of loyalty, love, and loss, and of fighting to hold on to home when the world is exploding all around you.


Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater


[Status: Borrowed From Library]

“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.


Well, there it is! My librarian recommended A Brief History Of Montmaray, so I felt obliged to read it, as librarians are all angels. And I get embarrassingly ecstatic over books in third person, so I'm very excited to start Raven Boys. What's in your showcase this week? Comment and leave a link! 

1 comments:

Lanaia M.

I've been eyeing The Raven Boys for some time now and it does look great. I also want to read The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, I've head many good things about it. Happy reading!

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