Saturday, November 19, 2011

In My Mailbox (14)- Different Range of Books and The Hunger Games Movie Trailer!



In My Mail­box« is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi – The Story Siren.
 In this meme, we share the books we received for review, purchased, got from the library, traded/swapped, etc. Great way to network your blog with other bloggers and readers. 
Readers if you don't participate in In My Mailbox will still love to hear from you!
              What's In Your Mailbox?
Books Received:

Won In Giveaways:
Signed Book Copy of Between The Sea and Sky by Jacylyn Dolamore
Thanks to Mary at Bookhounds YA blog.
For as long as Esmerine can remember, she has longed to join her older sister, Dosinia, as a siren--the highest calling a mermaid can have. When Dosinia runs away to the mainland, Esmerine is sent to retrieve her. Using magic to transform her tail into legs, she makes her way unsteadily to the capital city. There she comes upon a friend she hasn't seen since childhood--a dashing young man named Alandare, who belongs to a winged race of people. As Esmerine and Alandare band together to search for Dosinia, they rekindle a friendship . . . and ignite the emotions for a love so great, it cannot be bound by sea, land, or air.


Schoolgirl by Osamu Dazai
Thanks to Man of la Book blog!
The novella that first propelled Dazai into the literary elite of post-war Japan. Essentially the start of Dazai's career, Schoolgirl gained notoriety for its ironic and inventive use of language. Now it illuminates the prevalent social structures of a lost time, as well as the struggle of the individual against them--a theme that occupied Dazai's life both personally and professionally. This new translation preserves the playful language of the original and offers the reader a new window into the mind of one of the greatest Japanese authors of the 20th century.


The Captive Queen by Alison Weir
Thanks to The Secret Writer blog.
Having proven herself a gifted and engaging novelist with her portrayals of Queen Elizabeth I in The Lady Elizabeth and Lady Jane Grey in Innocent Traitor, New York Times bestselling author Alison Weir now harks back to the twelfth century with a sensuous and tempestuous tale that brings vividly to life England’s most passionate—and destructive—royal couple: Eleanor of Aquitaine and King Henry II.

Nearing her thirtieth birthday, Eleanor has spent the past dozen frustrating years as consort to the pious King Louis VII of France. For all its political advantages, the marriage has brought Eleanor only increasing unhappiness—and daughters instead of the hoped-for male heir. But when the young and dynamic Henry of Anjou arrives at the French court, Eleanor sees a way out of her discontent. For even as their eyes meet for the first time, the seductive Eleanor and the virile Henry know that theirs is a passion that could ignite the world.

This past week from Monday - Friday I began a book trilogy many people who read had great things to say about. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I was one of the few to have not read this trilogy but I'm so glad I did. Should have done so sooner. This series is most amazing. The dystopian, science fiction atmosphere, hope for the better, and romance is magnificent. No wonder it's going to be a movie.  



     In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. 

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to death before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
               Enjoy The Hunger Games movie trailer!
                      Release Date: March 23, 2012

11 comments:

FABR Steph said...

OMG! I so want to read Between the Sea and Sky! I can't wait to see what you think.

Cassandra (The Book and Movie Dimension blogger) said...

Thanks Steph. Looks great.

moretalesfromthecrypt said...

The Hunger Games are pretty dang phenominal aren't they. Thanks for stopping by the blog yesterday. Between the Sea and Sky looks really interesting.

Mrs Q Book Addict said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the Hunger Games trilogy.

your mailbox looks great. Schoolgirl looks interesting.

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

I've heard great things about Between The Sea and the Sky, and Alison Weir's book cover is gorgeous! Hope you enjoy all your books, Cassandra! Thank you for stopping by :)

Lucie said...

Hi Cassandra,
I can't wait for "The Hunger Games". This trailer is great! I like it a lot...better than the first one with only a few pictures of the movie.
See you soon,
Lucie

Cassandra (The Book and Movie Dimension blogger) said...

Thanks for coming guys.
Between The Sea & Sky can't wait to read.

I know Lucie the trailer is spectacular! Can't wait for the movie to be released in dvd.

roro said...

Hi Cassandra,
I can't wait for "The Hunger Games". This trailer is great! I like it a lot...better than the first one with only a few pictures of the movie.
wishing, wishing for Between the Sea and Sky

Cassandra (The Book and Movie Dimension blogger) said...

I know I have seen the The Hunger Games trailer I swear maybe 20 times!

Erica said...

I really like The Captive Queen's cover. Happy reading :)

Cassandra (The Book and Movie Dimension blogger) said...

I like the covers bright colors. And her pose. Thanks for stopping by Erica.

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