Saturday, July 24, 2010

In My Mailbox: July 19 - 25, 2010

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.

I'm doing this a day early this week so that I can post my review, interview and giveaway with Kate Kaynak, author of Minder, at the beginning of the week!

For Review:

Manifest (Mystyx #1) by Artist Arthur
Past Midnight by Mara Purnhagen
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare (part of Book It Forward ARC Tours)

Manifest (Mystyx #1) by Artist Arthur

When fifteen-year-old Krystal Bentley moves to Lincoln, Connecticut, her mom's hometown, she assumes her biggest drama will be adjusting to the burbs after living in New York City

But Lincoln is nothing like Krystal imagined. The weirdness begins when Ricky Watson starts confiding in her. He's cute, funny, a good listener—and everything she'd ever want—except that he was killed nearly a year ago. Krystal's ghost-whispering talents soon lead other "freaks" to her door—Sasha, a rich girl who can literally disappear, and Jake, who moves objects with his mind. All three share a distinctive birthmark in the shape of an M and, fittingly, call themselves the Mystyx. They set out to learn what really happened to Ricky, only to realize that they aren't the only ones with mysterious powers. But if Krystal succeeds in finding out the truth about Ricky's death, will she lose him for good?


The Choir Boats by Daniel A Rabuzzi (Free download from WOWIO)

The Choir Boats by Daniel A Rabuzzi

London, 1812 | Yount, Year of the Owl

What would you give to make good on the sins of your past? For merchant Barnabas McDoon, the answer is: everything.

When emissaries from a world called Yount offer Barnabas a chance to redeem himself, he accepts their price—to voyage to Yount with the key that only he can use to unlock the door to their prison. But bleak forces seek to stop him: Yount's jailer, a once-human wizard who craves his own salvation, kidnaps Barnabas's nephew. A fallen angel—a monstrous owl with eyes of fire—will unleash Hell if Yount is freed. And, meanwhile, Barnabas's niece, Sally, and a mysterious pauper named Maggie seek with dream-songs to wake the sleeping goddess who may be the only hope for Yount and Earth alike.

Rented from Bookswim:

Need by Carrie Jones
Captivate (Need #2) by Carrie Jones
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Need by Carrie Jones

Zara White suspects there's a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She's also obsessed with phobias. And it's true, she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane...but Zara's pretty sure her mom just can't deal with her right now.

She couldn't be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara's overactive imagination. In fact, he's still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There's something not right - not human - in this sleepy Maine town, and all signs point to Zara.

In this creepy, compelling breakout novel, Carrie Jones delivers romance, suspense, and a creature you never thought you'd have to fear.

What exciting new reads are you digging into this week?


Savannah said...

Awedsome books. Manifest was good. I also loved Need. I haven't had the chance to download The Choir boats. I need too soon.

Bookventures said...

Great books this week. You've got some with some really interesting titles. I hope you enjoy them. Happy Reading!!!

The Bookish Type said...

Hi guys! Thanks for stopping by!

@Savannah - I'm glad to hear Manifest is good! I can't wait to start it! I hope you enjoy The Choir Boats!

@Bookventures - Thanks! I've started Clockwork Angel and it's great!! I hope you're having a good reading week as well!

chelleyreads said...

awesome books this week! i've been wanting to read need by carrie jones. enjoy :)

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i read manifest! i hope you like it!

Missie said...

Great books! I wanna read manifest! Hope you enjoy!

Here is my IMM! I'm also hosing my first giveaway! Hope you can check it out!

Happy Reading!
The Unread Reader

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