Saturday, September 25, 2010

In My Mailbox: September 20 - 26, 2010

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


For Review:

 
Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers

Part of Book It Forward ARC Tours

Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with a bit of a wicked streak. She's spent years keeping everyone at a distance—even her closest friends—and it seems her senior year will be more of the same...until Luc Cain enrolls in her class. No one knows where he came from, but Frannie can't seem to stay away from him. What she doesn't know is that Luc works in Acquisitions—for Hell—and she possesses a unique skill set that has the King of Hell tingling with anticipation. All Luc has to do is get her to sin, and he’s as tempting as they come. Frannie doesn’t stand a chance.

Unfortunately for Luc, Heaven has other plans, and the angel, Gabe, is going to do whatever it takes to make sure that Luc doesn’t get what he came for. And it isn't long before they find themselves fighting for more than just her soul.

But if Luc fails, there will be Hell to pay…for all of them.



Rage (Horsemen of the Apocalypse #2) by Jackie Morse Kessler

Thanks to NetGalley!

Coming April 8, 2011!


Missy didn’t mean to cut so deep. But after the party where she was humiliated in front of practically everyone in school, who could blame her for wanting some comfort? Sure, most people don’t find comfort in the touch of a razor blade, but Missy always was . . . different.

That’s why she was chosen to become one of the Four Horsemen Apocalypse: War. Now Missy wields a different kind of blade—a big, brutal sword that can cut down anyone and anything in her path. But it’s with this weapon in her hand that Missy learns something that could help her triumph over her own pain: control.

A unique approach to the topic of self-mutilation, Rage is the story of a young woman who discovers her own power, and refuses to be defeated by the world.


Won:

The Shifter Series by Rachel Vincent

Thanks to Cherry Mischievous!


Stray (Shifters #1) by Rachel Vincent

There are only eight breeding female werecats left...

And I'm one of them. 


I look like an all-American grad student. But I am a werecat, a shape-shifter, and I live in two worlds.

Despite reservations from my family and my Pride, I escaped the pressure to continue my species and carved out a normal life for myself. Until the night a Stray attacked.


I'd been warned about Strays -- werecats without a Pride, constantly on the lookout for someone like me: attractive, female, and fertile. I fought him off, but then learned two of my fellow tabbies had disappeared.
This brush with danger was all my Pride needed to summon me back . . . for my own protection. Yeah, right. But I'm no meek kitty. I'll take on whatever -- and whoever -- I have to in order to find my friends. Watch out, Strays -- 'cause I got claws, and I'm not afraid to use them...





Gift:


Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury by Rebecca Dickson

In the minds of fans and scholars alike, Jane Austen has never grown old. Now more than ever, Jane Austen is a presence in pop culture—a major accomplishment for someone who published her books anonymously all her life. Who was Jane Austen? We have only a couple of sketches and letters to tell us about her, but from this slim thread hangs a library’s worth of speculation, including countless Hollywood interpretations of her life and her books.

Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury takes you inside the author’s world—the hardships she faced, the loves she lost, and the keen sense of irony that kept her going. Fully illustrated with Regency-era artwork, the book also explains key aspects of life in Austen’s time.

This treasury also contains removable reproductions of many important documents, including a handwritten letter from Jane to her sister Cassandra, pages from the rough draft of Persuasion, and a quirky “History of England” written by Jane as a schoolgirl and illustrated by her sister. These special features, combined with the insightful narrative and evocative images, make Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury an intimate and unique experience for anyone who appreciates the timeless significance of her work.


I've already read about 3/4 of Personal Demons and it is so addictive! I've been growing more and more excited for this one after reading everyone's reviews, so I'm thrilled I'm finally reading it! I've also heard great things about The Shifter Series, so I'm keen to try them out as well, especially with Alpha coming out so soon! Aren't the Horsemen of the Apocalypse covers so simple yet intriguing?

What's in your mailbox this week? 



Descriptions from Goodreads. Click the hyperlinked titles to purchase or preorder.

8 comments:

Jennifer (An Abundance of Books) said...

I thought Jackie Morse's "Hunger" was insightful and humorous. Yes, there was a message, but you weren't beaten over the head with it. I'm definitely looking forward to "Rage".

TheBookishSnob said...

Ooooh I want to read Rage lol. Great mailbox. I'll be posting mine shortly so come by :)

I also came by to "Tag You" If you come by my blog there's more info and it's a get to know you activity that's being passed around (I'm really sorry if you're an award free blog because I searched your site)

Miranda said...

Hi! It's Miranda from Just Read. You should enter my contest to win a signed copy of Paranormalcy! THanks for following! http://just-read-books.blogspot.com/2010/09/mini-reviews-contest-book-banning.html

Chrissie said...

I've heard loads of great things about Personal Demons - I'm glad you are enjoying it! Congrats on winning the Shifters series! Enjoy your books :)

Kelly said...

I just recently got the Shifter series too, they look great! Enjoy them all :)

Mine is here.

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

Thank you all for stopping by! It looks like you all got some great reads this week as well!

Alayne said...

Looks like you got some fun books! Happy reading! Thanks for visiting The Crowded Leaf.

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

I hope you enjoy all these books. They all look great. :) And lucky you on that win. ;) Have a great week!

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