Sunday, May 30, 2010

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. The idea is to share what books you got your hands on in the last week. This week has been kind of slow as far as getting new books- to be honest I haven't requested anything from the library because I've got a to-read pile that is starting to scare me- two of which I have to finish for reviews. I've blocked off most of June for reading books I already own, no borrowing, no buying, and unless someone surprises me, I don't think I have anything coming in the mail.
So this week I bought one book. I had a gift certificate that was burning a hole in my pocket and I picked this book based solely on title/cover. I'm about 1/2 way through and really liking it so far- my only regret is that this is book one in a series, and there are 5 more book after this one, as well as 9 other books about the same place but not in this direct series. This means my to-read list just grew by 14 :)

by Ted Dekker

It has been 13 years since Black, and the Forest Guard is slowly being defeated by the Horde. Thomas Hunter is forced to lower the recruiting age from 18 to 16 in order to find enough troops to train for his armies. Of those new recruits, four are chosen to become squad leaders--two boys and two girls--but first they must pass one of Thomas's tests and bring four cacti back to the group.

Nothing goes as expected on their quest, though. They are pursued by the Horde and Johnis, the youngest of the four, sees both Roush and Shatiki--both of which vanished 13 years ago. The Roush give Johnis a new mission: he, along with the other three recruits, must recover the six missing Books of History. Silvie is the only one willing to follow John's lead, though, and rescuing the other two from the trouble they bring upon themselves only delays the quest for the books. The books have the power to bring about unspeakable evil if they fall into the wrong hands. (from


  1. and you have now increased my TBR by 15...gee, thanks ;)

  2. ohhh Ted Dekker is awesome! Hope you like it :D