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February 12, 2012 by Heidi

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In my mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren in which you share the books you added to your collection in the past week.

Book cover of The Girls of No Return by Erin Saldin

From the Library:
The Girls of No Return – Erin Saldin

Erin Saldin’s The Girls of No Return is a lacerating young adult debut about girls, knives, and redemption. The Alice Marshall School, set within a glorious 2-million acre wilderness area, is a place where teenage girls are sent to escape their histories and themselves. Lida Wallace has tried to negate herself in every way possible. At Alice Marshall, she meets Elsa Boone, Jules, and Gia Longchamps, whose glamour entrances the entire camp. As the girls prepare for a wilderness trek, Lida is both thrilled and terrified to be chosen as Gia’s friend. Everyone has their secrets – the “Things” they try to protect; and when those come out, the knives do as well.

Book cover of Interim Goddess of Love by Mina V. Esguerra

Purchased from Amazon
Interim Goddess of Love – Mina V. Esguerra

College sophomore Hannah Maquiling doesn’t know why everyone tells her their love problems. She’s never even had a boyfriend, but that doesn’t stop people from spilling their guts to her, and asking for advice. So maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise when the cutest guy in school tells her that she’s going to have to take on this responsibility — but for all humanity.

The Goddess of Love has gone AWOL. It’s a problem, because her job is to keep in check this world’s obsession with love (and lack of it). The God of the Sun, for now an impossibly handsome senior at an exclusive college just outside of Metro Manila, thinks Hannah has what it takes to (temporarily) do the job.

While she’s learning to do this goddess thing, she practices on the love troubles of shy Kathy, who’s got a secret admirer on campus. Hannah’s mission, should she choose to accept it, is to make sure that he’s not a creepy stalker and they find their happily ever after — or at least something that’ll last until next semester. (As if she could refuse! The Sun God asked so nicely. And he’s so, well, hot.)

Book cover of Witch's Brew by Heidi R. Kling

Purchased from Amazon
Witch’s Brew – Heidi R. Kling

The Spellspinners of Melas County is a fantasy YA romance series about a witch, a warlock, and their fight for their forbidden but prophesied love.

Once soulmates, the witch and warlock covens of the California coast have been estranged for a century. Raised to hate each other, their teenagers meet in the Solstice Stones, a magical battleground where they draw energy from each other to maintain their balance. 16 year olds Logan and Lily have spent years training for their first Stones…only to discover just days before that the enemy may not be what either of them had thought.

In Witch’s Brew, Lily is torn between her feelings for Logan and her coven’s need to know who—or what—he is. The young lovers race against time, their distrust for each other, and the powerful influence of their elders to unravel the mystery of their pasts before their future is destroyed.

This is an Active Fiction title
“Active fiction” is a new type of e-reading experience that allows the reader and the author to interact with each other and the text in new and different ways.

In Witch’s Brew, Lily and Logan’s fate is already decided, but Heidi explores several different possible pathways for how they get there. She shares scenes that wouldn’t normally fit in a book format and gives readers more precious moments between the two young lovers. As the series progresses, you’ll see some normal narrative forms, interspersed with smaller scenes, alternate points of view, and a lot of “what if” scenarios.

Only three books this week, which is good for me!  Witch’s Brew has choose your own adventure awesomeness, and I’m excited to read some Filipino lit featuring some mythology in Interim Goddess of Love.  What’s in your mailbox?

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8 comments »

  1. Anna says:

    Witch's Brew looks really awesome! I hope you enjoy the interactive qualities!My IMM

  2. Oo, Witch's Brew looks intriguing–I'm a sucker for most stories featuring a girl (or a boy) with paranormal abilities, hah. I've been away for a month but had a bunch of ARCs waiting when I got home, which is always nice!Wendy The Midnight Garden

  3. Great set! The Girls of No Return sounds really interesting. Hope you enjoy it.My IMM

  4. Amanda B. says:

    Witch's Brew sounds pretty cool! Happy reading!My IMM

  5. Lindsay says:

    The Girls of No Return looks like a great book!! Will have to add that to the ever-growing list.Here is my IMMHappy ReadingLindsay @ Turning the Pages

  6. Chachic says:

    Woohoo Interim Goddess of Love! :) Hope you enjoy reading it. I'm always interested in what foreign readers think of Filipino fiction.

  7. The Girls Of No Return looks great! AND I see Witch's Brew which also looks awesome.Happy reading :-)

  8. Sash and Em says:

    Girls of No Return looks GREAT!!Our IMM!

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