Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Melting Pot Monday...on Tuesday

These Things Hidden
by, Heather Gudenkauf
February 2011
Mystery, Suspense Fiction

Allison Glenn tried to hide what happened that night...and failed. The consequence? Five years in prison. Now she's free. But secrets have a way of keeping you caged...When Allison is sent to prison for a heinous crime, she leaves behind her reputation as Linden Falls' golden girl forever. Her parents deny the existence of their once-perfect child. Her former friends exult in her downfall. Her sister, Brynn, faces the whispered rumours every day in the hallways of their small Iowa high school. It's Brynn - shy, quiet Brynn - who carries the burden of what really happened that night. All she wants is to forget Allison and the past that haunts her. But then Allison is released, and is more determined than ever to speak with her sister. Now their legacy of secrets is focused on one little boy. And if the truth is revealed, the consequences will be unimaginable for the adoptive mother who loves him, the girl who tried to protect him and the two sisters who hold the key to all that is hidden.(summary from goodreads)

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The Skin Map (Bright Empires #1)
 by Stephen R. Lawhead
Sci-Fi
August 2010


"He had a sensation of being told a secret he knew to be true, but which would be far, far easier--and much safer--to ignore; all the more so since he strongly suspected that acknowledging the truth meant his life would change utterly."
 
Kit Livingstone's great-grandfather has re-appeared with an unbelievable story--the ley lines throughout Britain are not merely the stuff of legends but truly are pathways to other worlds. So few people know how to use them, though, that doing so is fraught with danger.

But one explorer knew more than most. Because of his fear of being unable to find his way home, he developed an intricate code and tattooed his map onto his skin. But the map has since been lost and rival factions are in desperate competition to recover it. What none of them yet realize is that the skin map itself is not the prize at the end of this race . . . but merely the first goal of a vast and marvelous quest to regain Paradise.

Enter the ultimate treasure hunt--with a map made of skin, a playing field of alternate realities, and a prize that is the greatest mystery of all.

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6 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

O the second one sounds gooood.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Thanks for always finding cool things outside of the box.

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

Oooooh I love both of those covers, which, in turn, makes me want to read the books. Great finds, Elie! :)

Elie said...

Thanks JuJu, I like to look outside my usual genres. These are mainly review requests that I am unable to accept.

Melissa, I am a sucker for a great cover too.

Darlyn said...

These Things Hidden is kind of my cup of tea. I love suspense and mystery! Great covers too!

Joel said...

I just finished with The Skin Map and loved it! If you haven't already found Stephen Lawhead on facebook you should check his page out http://on.fb.me/cYTDHs He's got a lot of great extra content there.

 
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