Sunday, May 30, 2010

In My Mailbox: May 24 - 30, 2010

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren where bloggers can share what books they've received (for review, bought, from the library, won, etc) in the past week. The purpose is to encourage interaction amongst bloggers and to get new books on the radar, as well as to share what we're going to be reading! 

I'm really excited about my new books this week!


Yay!! Finally!
From the back cover:

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny—one she could never have imagined...

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school... or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth—that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she’ll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

My name is Meghan Chase.

In less than twenty-four hours I'll be sixteen. Countless stories, songs and poems have been written about this wonderful age, when a girl finds true love and the stars shine for her and the handsome prince carries her off into the sunset.

I don't think it will be that way for me.

 I've been dying to read this book and now I've finally started it! The main appeal for me was the fact that it features the fairies from "A Midsummer Night's Dream," one of my favorite Shakespeare plays, but I've also read a lot of great reviews that made it sound amazing and so far I haven't been disappointed! This is my first ever Fey novel and it could be the start of a new obsession (as if I need another one).


I won two great books from the lovely blog For What It's Worth! Thanks!!

From Goodreads:

Late-night radio you can sink your teeth into....

Recovering con artist Ciara Griffin is trying to live the straight life, even if it means finding a (shudder!) real job. She takes an internship at a local radio station, whose late-night time-warp format features 1940s blues, 60s psychedelia, 80s Goth, and more, all with an uncannily authentic flair. Ciara soon discovers how the DJs maintain their cred: they're vampires, stuck forever in the eras in which they were turned.

Ciara's first instinct, as always, is to cut and run. But communications giant Skywave wants to buy WMMP and turn it into just another hit-playing clone. Without the station--and the link it provides to their original Life Times--the vampires would "fade," becoming little more than mindless ghosts of the past. Suddenly a routine corporate takeover becomes a matter of life and un-death.

To boost ratings and save the lives of her strange new friends, Ciara re-brands the station as "WVMP, the Lifeblood of Rock 'n' Roll." In the ultimate con, she hides the DJs' vampire nature in plain sight, disguising the bloody truth as a marketing gimmick. WVMP becomes the hottest thing around--next to Ciara's complicated affair with grunge vamp Shane McAllister. But the "gimmick" enrages a posse of ancient and powerful vampires who aren't so eager to be brought into the light. Soon the stakes are higher--and the perils graver--than any con game Ciara's ever played....

From Goodreads:

Turn On. Tune In. Drop Dead.

If you’re just joining us, welcome to radio station WVMP, “The Lifeblood of Rock ’n’ Roll.” Con-artist-turned-station-owner Ciara Griffin manages an on-air staff of off-the-wall DJs—including her new boyfriend Shane McAllister—who really sink their teeth into the music of their ‘Life Time” (the era in which they became vampires). It’s Ciara’s job to keep the undead rocking, the ratings rolling, and the fan base alive—without missing a beat.

For Halloween, WVMP is throwing a bash sure to raise the dead. They’ve got cool tunes, hot costumes, killer cocktails—what could go wrong? Well, for starters, a religious firebrand ranting against the evils of the occult preempts the station’s midnight broadcast. Then, when Ciara tracks down the illegal transmission, the broadcast tower is guarded by what appears to be…a canine vampire? And behind it all is a group of self-righteous radicals who think vampires suck (and are willing to stake their lives on it).

Now Ciara must protect the station while struggling with her own murky relationship issues, her best friend’s unlikely romance with a fledgling vampire, and the nature of her mysterious anti-holy powers. To make it to New Year’s in one piece, she’ll need to learn a few new tricks.…

Well, those are the books from my mailbox this week (that I know of - I've been away from my mailbox for a few days)! What exciting new reads have you picked up?

Coming soon: I'm going to be participating in an exciting book blog event during the month of June. Come back on June 1st to find out all the details! I can't wait!


Melissa @ Flourish {and} Blotts said...

Iron King looks so good ... I think I'll have to finally break down and buy it soon! :)

Bookventures said...

Iron King sounds really interesting. I hope you enjoy it. Here's my mailbox

Natalie Long said...

You have an award waiting (!

We love your blog :)


The Bookish Type said...

@Melissa - I just finished it last night & LOVED it! Review coming soon! I really hope you enjoy it when you read it! =)

@Bookventures - Thanks! I did enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by - I'll head over to your mailbox now!

@Natalie - Aww, thank you so much!!! I'm really glad you like the blog!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

I hope you enjoy Iron King. I have heard nothing but great things of it. And I can't wait to break into my copy here. :) Jeri-Smith Ready's books look great. I look forward to your thoughts on them :) Enjoy!

Midnyte Reader said...

I've read all 3 books above and loved them all! Hope you enjoy.

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