Monday, December 21, 2009

Monday: Books in the Mail

Two books in the mail this week. Both from the authors. Both Canadian authors!

A Cybils nominee.

The road to god knows... is the story of Marie, a teenage girl coming to grips with her Mom's schizophrenia. As a result, she's struggling to grow up fast; wrestling with poverty, loneliness, and her Mom's illness every step of the way. Betty, Marie's Mom, can't help; she's living with an illness that's slowly getting worse and increasingly frightening, and she just doesn't have the resources left over at the end of the day to help Marie. With her Mom absorbed in her own problems, Marie is essentially alone while she learns to deal with the chaos in her young life. Marie's youth makes it that much harder for her to cope - as a teenager, she just doesn't have the life experience to feel confident about her decisions. At the start of the story, we see a scared young girl, uncertain and overwhelmed, but as Betty collapses into a full nervous breakdown, Marie is forced to examine herself and her life and come to a decision: does she continue to be a child, reacting to what's happening around her? Or does she take control of her life, come what may?
I've already read and reviewed this here.

And a review copy. I have been eagerly anticipating this sequel to The Third Eye, review here.


What if the only way to get rid of your worst enemy was to sacrifice your brother?

When hyenas snatch Tara’s brother, Suraj, and two other children from the local fair in Morni, Tara and her new found companions decide to rescue them on their own. Tara soon discovers that Zarku, her nemesis with the third eye, is back and intent on revenge.

A deadly game of hide and seek ensues, and Tara and her companions must work together to survive. But it is soon clear that Zarku is only after Tara; the others are dispensable.

Should Tara risk the lives of her friends? Or can she once again defeat Zarku and save her brother, armed only with belief in herself and a silver anklet?

3 comments:

  1. That first one sounds very interesting! I remember the days of receiving a book in the mail and reading it right away. Try not to get behind like me! My MM is up!

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  2. the books just keep coming. Happy reading

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  3. Great books!

    Here's what I got this week! http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2009/12/in-my-mailbox-12-23-09.html

    Happy Holidays!

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