Saturday, July 31, 2010

In My Mailbox: July 26 - August 1, 2010

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


For Review:


The Wedding Gift by Kathleen McKenna

A southern gothic told in the voice of a charming crazy small town beauty queen who marries money, is given a fabulous antebellum home and tells the readers about her lummox of a new husband, her mother in law straight from Dante's seventh circle and the dead former owner of her home who just wont vacate the premises.

(Author's description)


Won:


The Wolves Within by M. E. Harper

Our birth defines our past. Our present defines our future. And our future is the gateway to eternity. For some, the past, present, and future are a perilous mix. But living only in the here and now proves dangerous for two people who meet and fall in love. Not only will their most fundamental beliefs be tested by each other, but people and circumstances will challenge them to rise above their own destiny. Surviving a catastrophic life event that spans years, Ariel Morgan finds herself starting life over on the streets of Los Angeles. After a disturbing nightmare, she comes face to face with the man of her dreams and is swept into the world of the affluent, even though she is determined to distance herself from everything that world represents. Fighting for her spiritual independence, despite the tempestuous relationship that threatens to consume her body and soul, she harbors a deadly secret that may ultimately cost her more than just her life. Noah Stanton never considered that he lacked anything in life. A child of privilege, he grew up in a world of political and social power. But his world begins to change when he meets a woman with ideas so radically different from anyone he has ever known that he actually begins to question his own ideologies. Torn between a desperate need to maintain his identity and his obsessive desire, he struggles with a path that leads him further and further away from the truth.

(Description from Goodreads)


Bought:


City of Bones (Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder - much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing - not even a smear of blood - to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know....

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.


(Description from Goodreads)

City of Bones has been on my TBR list for ages, but after reading Clockwork Angel I just couldn't wait any longer! I'm so excited to start reading it!

What's in your mailbox this week?

5 comments:

Savannah said...

Love City of Bones!

Erika said...

i've been meaning to get started on the mortal instruments series. i've heard such great things about it! can't wait to read your review :)

misha1989 said...

Great books! Enjoy reading them.
My first IMM post-
http://books-love-affair.blogspot.com/2010/08/in-my-mailbox.html

Alexia561 said...

Great books! Haven't heard of The Wedding Gift before, but it sounds like a good one. Enjoy!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

I have heard great things of The City of Bones series. I have it on my list, but have to find time to get to it. :) Hope you have a great week.

If you would like to stop by and read my Monday's Beginnings...
http://melissa-melsworld.blogspot.com/2010/08/mondays-beginnings-49.html

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