Mailbox Monday – April 15, 2013

According to the Mailbox Monday blog, “Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.”

Mailbox Monday is being hosted in April at MariReads. Click over to add your link and check out other bloggers’ mailboxes!

Icons by Margaret Stohl – ARC from the publisher

Goodreads blurb: Everything changed on The Day. The day the windows shattered. The day the power stopped. The day Dol’s family dropped dead. The day Earth lost a war it didn’t know it was fighting.

Since then, Dol has lived a simple life in the countryside — safe from the shadow of the Icon and its terrifying power. Hiding from the one truth she can’t avoid.

She’s different. She survived. Why?

When Dol and her best friend, Ro, are captured and taken to the Embassy, off the coast of the sprawling metropolis once known as the City of Angels, they find only more questions. While Ro and fellow hostage Tima rage against their captors, Dol finds herself drawn to Lucas, the Ambassador’s privileged son. But the four teens are more alike than they might think, and the timing of their meeting isn’t a coincidence. It’s a conspiracy.

Within the Icon’s reach, Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas discover that their uncontrollable emotions — which they’ve always thought to be their greatest weaknesses — may actually be their greatest strengths.

Bestselling author Margaret Stohl delivers the first book in a heart-pounding series set in a haunting new world where four teens must piece together the mysteries of their pasts — in order to save the future.

The Last Camellia by Sarah Jio – ARC from the publisher

Goodreads blurb: On the eve of World War II, the last surviving specimen of a camellia plant known as the Middlebury Pink lies secreted away on an English country estate. Flora, an amateur American botanist, is contracted by an international ring of flower thieves to infiltrate the household and acquire the coveted bloom. Her search is at once brightened by new love and threatened by her discovery of a series of ghastly crimes.

More than half a century later, garden designer Addison takes up residence at the manor, now owned by the family of her husband, Rex. The couple’s shared passion for mysteries is fueled by the enchanting camellia orchard and an old gardener’s notebook. Yet its pages hint at dark acts ingeniously concealed. If the danger that Flora once faced remains very much alive, will Addison share her fate?

Any new books in your house this week?

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8 Responses to Mailbox Monday – April 15, 2013

  1. irene says:

    Don’t know if I could read the Icon book, too out there for me, but the flower book, now that sound like a good read. I’ll be watching for your reviews. Happy Week.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Irene – have you read any of Sarah Jio’s other books? I love her work.

  2. Michelle says:

    Okay. Now I want to the new Stohl book! How did I miss it?

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Michelle – I know – I’m excited to read it! Of course, that means starting another series…

  3. Elizabeth says:

    The Last Camellia looks good…beautiful cover too.

    THANKS for sharing…ENJOY your books.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  4. bermudaonion(Kathy)
    Twitter: bermudaonion

    I bet The Last Camellia is fabulous!