Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Book Bundle

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
Incarceron, a futuristic prison, sealed from view, where the descendants of the original prisoners live in a dark world torn by rivalry and savagery. It is a terrifying mix of high technology -- a living building which pervades the novel as an ever-watchful, ever-vengeful character, and a typical medieval torture chamber -- chains, great halls, dungeons. A young prisoner, Finn, has haunting visions of an earlier life, and cannot believe he was born here and has always been here. In the outer world, Claudia, daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, is trapped in her own form of prison -- a futuristic world constructed beautifully to look like a past era, an imminent marriage she dreads. She knows nothing of Incarceron, except that it exists. But there comes a moment when Finn, inside Incarceron, and Claudia, outside, simultaneously find a device -- a crystal key, through which they can talk to each other. And so the plan for Finn's escape is born ...-Goodreads.com

Liar by Justine Larbalestier
Micah will freely admit that she’s a compulsive liar, but that may be the one honest thing she’ll ever tell you. Over the years she’s duped her classmates, her teachers, and even her parents, and she’s always managed to stay one step ahead of her lies. That is, until her boyfriend dies under brutal circumstances and her dishonesty begins to catch up with her. But is it possible to tell the truth when lying comes as naturally as breathing? Taking readers deep into the psyche of a young woman who will say just about anything to convince them—and herself—that she’s finally come clean, Liar is a bone-chilling thriller that will have readers see-sawing between truths and lies right up to the end. Honestly. -Goodreads.com

All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab
Carly: She was sweet. Smart. Self-destructive. She knew the secrets of Brighton Day School’s most privileged students. Secrets that got her killed.

Neily: Dumped by Carly for a notorious bad boy, Neily didn’t answer the phone call she made before she died. If he had, maybe he could have helped her. Now he can’t get the image of her lifeless body out of his mind.

Audrey: She’s the reason Carly got tangled up with Brighton’s fast crowd in the first place, and now she regrets it—especially since she’s convinced the police have put the wrong person in jail. Audrey thinks the murderer is someone at Brighton, and she wants Neily to help her find out who it is.

As reluctant allies Neily and Audrey dig into their shared past with Carly, her involvement with Brighton’s dark goings-on comes to light. But figuring out how Carly and her killer fit into the twisted drama will force Audrey and Neily to face hard truths about themselves and the girl they couldn’t save. -Goodreads.com

Unknown by Rachel Caine
Living among mortals, the djinn Cassiel has developed a reluctant affection for them-especially for Warden Luis Rocha. As the mystery deepens around the kidnapping of innocent Warden children, Cassiel and Luis are the only ones who can investigate both the human and djinn realms. But the trail will lead them to a traitor who may be more powerful than they can handle...

Source:All of these were purchased from my local indie bookstore.

Most Anticipated:
It's actually a tie between Incarceron and All Unquiet Things. I have read stellar reviews for both and can not wait to dive into them! I have also heard good things about Liar from TJ (Book Love Affair). I am looking forward to the new series from Caine. However, after flying through two of her other series' (Morganville Vampires and Weather Warden) I will be taking a break from her and catching up on some other books. Thus giving me proper time to truly anticipate this newer series! :)


  1. Incarceron is one I was looking at picking up in the future, so I'll be curious to see what you think!

    And I truly hope you love Liar. I thought it was amazingly well done. Then again, I have a thing for unreliable narrators. ;)

  2. Wonderful bundle of books! Incarceron sounds so good! I'll be looking forward to your thoughts on it. :) Happy reading!

  3. @Juju
    Thanks love! :)

    Incarceron does look pretty sweet! I am also very much looking forward to Liar! I know it'll be amazing since you enjoyed it so much! :)

    Agreed! Incarceron sounds amazing! I can't wait to read it! :)

  4. I hope you post a review on Incarceron, I've been seeing it everywhere.

    LOL! How did I know you'd get the latest Rachel Caine book? :D

  5. Great books you got there. ENJOY.

  6. I have high hopes for Incarceron too. I've read lots of good reviews, and the cover is awesome!

  7. Incarceron and Liar sound so interesting! I need to find a copy of Liar to read. I may be the last person who hasn't gotten around to it yet. ;)

  8. @Donna
    I will probably read Incarceron after I finish the Jane Jameson series I am reading. :) It sounds soooo good! :) LOL! I couldn't resist! I am a fan of Caine's for life!

    Thanks love! :)

    I am very much looking forward to reading Incarceron. The cover is amazing! :)

    Well, take comfort in the fact that you aren't the last! I have yet to read it! :P We'll have to compare notes when we're finished! :)