In My Mailbox March 9-14

As always, In My Mailbox was created by The Story Siren. Both summaries are from Barnes & Noble. I received two books this week.

Jake Ransom and the Skull King’s Shadow – James Rollins (ARC)

When a mysterious envelope arrives for Jake Ransom, he and his older sister, Kady, are plunged into a gripping chain of events. An artifact found by their parents—on the expedition from which they never returned—leads Jake and Kady to a strange world inhabited by a peculiar mix of long-lost civilizations, a world that may hold the key to their parents’ disappearance.

But even as they enter the gate to this extraordinary place, savage grackyls soar across the sky, diving to attack. Jake’s new friends, the pretty Mayan girl Marika and the Roman Pindor, say the grackyls were created by an evil alchemist—the Skull King. And as Jake struggles to find a way home, it becomes obvious that what the Skull King wants most is Jake and Kady—dead or alive.

1968 – Michael T. Kaufman

1968, THE YEAR AMERICA GREW UP From racial and gender equality fights to the struggle against the draft and the Vietnam war, in 1968 Americans asked questions and fought for their rights.  Now, 30 years later, we look back on that seminal year–from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assasination to the Columbia University riots to our changing role among other nations–in this gripping introduction to the events home and abroad.  The year we first took steps in space, the year we shaped the present, 1968 presented by a former New York Times writer who lived through it all, shares the story with detail and passion.

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3 Responses to In My Mailbox March 9-14

  1. haven’t heard of either of these! can’t wait to see what you think!

  2. Erika Lynn says:

    i’m not familiar with either of these but they both sound really good.

  3. 1968 was recommended as a good school library resource. Its the year after I was born so it would be a pretty interesting read.

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