'In My Mailbox' is hosted by The Story Siren
That creature with this week's book haul is Princess Tiana, the adorable stuffed frog that my pre-teen sister got me out of the blue during our visit to Paris. [It may strike you as odd that I have a stuffed animal still perched on my bed, but when you're a four hour flight away from home for eight months a year, you take whatever mementos you can get.] Tiana likes reading over my shoulder at night, and is especially excited about meeting Lucius from 'Jessica's Guide'. She's heard that he has the blogosphere's approval.
'Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side' by Beth Fantaskey
(Bought from Amazon)
'Newes from the Dead' by Mary Hooper
Anne can't move a muscle, can't open her eyes, can't scream. She lies immobile in the darkness, unsure if she'd dead, terrified she's buried alive, haunted by her final memory—of being hanged. A maidservant falsely accused of infanticide in 1650 England and sent to the scaffold, Anne Green is trapped with her racing thoughts, her burning need to revisit the events—and the man—that led her to the gallows.
Meanwhile, a shy 18-year-old medical student attends his first dissection and notices something strange as the doctors prepare their tools . . . Did her eyelids just flutter? Could this corpse be alive?
Beautifully written, impossible to put down, and meticulously researched, Newes from the Dead is based on the true story of the real Anne Green, a servant who survived a hanging to awaken on the dissection table. Newes from the Dead concludes with scans of the original 1651 document that recounts this chilling medical phenomenon.
What did you guys get?