In my mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren. Please click on the link for more information and guidelines. IMM is a way to share books that you've received and bring them to other reader's attention. For Christmas I received a few gift cards from Barnes & Nobles and this is what I purchased. I try to buy softcover books since they are less expensive and I usually get newer hardcover books from the library.
1. World Made By Hand by James Howard Kunsteler. I love apocalyptic stories and find it fascinating to imagine what would happen if the world suddenly changed. Whether by plague, natural disaster or manmade folly. Whether I witness the world changing or enter the story in the distant future. What we have once believed is important suddenly changes. This story examines what happens "...when oil wells run dry, the world economy collapses and society as we know it ceases..."
2. Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier. Marillier wrote the Sevenwaters Trilogy (a re-telling of the Celtic legend about 6 brothers who were turned into swans). Heart's Blood is quoted as a "Beauty and the Beast tale". Another genre I love - fairy tale re-tellings! The main character is an 18 year old female, but this was not in the YA section, so I'm not sure how appropriate (or interesting) this would be to the YA crowd.
3. Muse and Reverie by Charles de Lint. I'm really looking forward to booking my ticket to Newford again. Although it's apparently fictional, it's one of my favorite places to visit. Unusual occurrences are more common than not, characters are old friends and once you get there you really believe in magic and that you are connected to it.
I hope I'm able to get to the above books soon because here is just one of my TBR piles in our guest room.