Saturday, September 4, 2010

In My Mailbox: August 30 - September 5, 2010

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

For Review:

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Part of We Love YA ARC Tours

Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything--including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?

Juliet by Anne Fortier

Thanks to Random House and Pump Up Your Book Promotions!

Twenty-five-year-old Julie Jacobs is heartbroken over the death of her beloved aunt Rose. But the shock goes even deeper when she learns that the woman who has been like a mother to her has left her entire estate to Julie’s twin sister. The only thing Julie receives is a key—one carried by her mother on the day she herself died—to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy. This key sends Julie on a journey that will change her life forever—a journey into the troubled past of her ancestor Giulietta Tolomei. In 1340, still reeling from the slaughter of her parents, Giulietta was smuggled into Siena, where she met a young man named Romeo. Their ill-fated love turned medieval Siena upside-down and went on to inspire generations of poets and artists, the story reaching its pinnacle in Shakespeare’s famous tragedy. But six centuries have a way of catching up to the present, and Julie gradually begins to discover that here, in this ancient city, the past and present are hard to tell apart. The deeper she delves into the history of Romeo and Giulietta, and the closer she gets to the treasure they allegedly left behind, the greater the danger surrounding her—superstitions, ancient hostilities, and personal vendettas. As Julie crosses paths with the descendants of the families involved in the unforgettable blood feud, she begins to fear that the notorious curse—“A plague on both your houses!”—is still at work, and that she is destined to be its next target. Only someone like Romeo, it seems, could save her from this dreaded fate, but his story ended long ago. Or did it?

From Anne Fortier comes a sweeping, beautifully written novel of intrigue and identity, of love and legacy, as a young woman discovers that her own fate is irrevocably tied—for better or worse—to literature’s greatest star-crossed lovers.


Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange

Thanks to Lora at Read Read Read!

Amanda Grange, bestselling author of Mr. Darcy's Diary, gives us something completely new—a delightfully thrilling, paranormal Pride and Prejudice sequel, full of danger, darkness and deep romantic love…

Amanda Grange's style and wit bring readers back to Jane Austen's timeless storytelling, but always from a very unique and unusual perspective, and now Grange is back with an exciting and completely new take on Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet.

Mr. Darcy, Vampyre starts where Pride and Prejudice ends and introduces a dark family curse so perfectly that the result is a delightfully thrilling, spine-chilling, breathtaking read. A dark, poignant and visionary continuation of Austen's beloved story, this tale is full of danger, darkness and immortal love.

I just finished Nightshade and it was a captivating read! Review coming soon! I'm really excited to read Juliet as well. I'm a huge fan of Shakespeare, and this sounds like an intriguing new take on one of his best-known works. I'm not usually big on the Austen-meets-paranormal genre that's floating around out there now, but Amanda Grange is supposed to be really good and I had to pick one for the Jane Austen Challenge, so we'll see how this goes...

What's in your mailbox this week?


Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

Looks like you got some great books this week! Can't wait to see what you think of them!


kirsty at the overflowing library said...

awesome books!

Jenny said...

Oh Nightshade! I enjoyed that one, I'm really really looking forward to book 2. Not so excited I have to wait for it:( Happy reading!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

I have heard a few others talk about Nightshade and they really enjoy it. I am glad to read your foot note to see you did too. :) Sounds like an amazing book. :)

If you would like to stop by I finally got my Monday's Beginnings up. :)

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