Saturday, January 29, 2011

In My Mailbox: January 24 - 30, 2011

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

Review:


The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney

Thanks to Flux!

Freak. That's what her classmates call seventeen-year-old Donna Underwood. When she was seven, a horrific fey attack killed her father and drove her mother mad. Donna's own nearly fatal injuries from the assault were fixed by magic—the iron tattoos branding her hands and arms. The child of alchemists, Donna feels cursed by the magical heritage that destroyed her parents and any chance she had for a normal life. The only thing that keeps her sane and grounded is her relationship with her best friend, Navin Sharma.

When the darkest outcasts of Faerie—the vicious wood elves—abduct Navin, Donna finally has to accept her role in the centuries old war between the humans and the fey. Assisted by Xan, a gorgeous half-fey dropout with secrets of his own, Donna races to save her friend—even if it means betraying everything her parents and the alchemist community fought to the death to protect.



Born at Midnight by C. C. Hunter

Plus a pen, notepad, bookmark and compact!

Thanks to St. Martin's!

Coming March 29, 2011!

One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever. Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls—a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren’t just “troubled.” Here at Shadow Falls, vampires, werewolves, shapshifters, witches and fairies train side by side—learning to harness their powers, control their magic and live in the normal world.

Kylie’s never felt normal, but surely she doesn’t belong here with a bunch of paranormal freaks either. Or does she? They insist Kylie is one of them, and that she was brought here for a reason. As if life wasn’t complicated enough, enter Derek and Lucas. Derek’s a half-fae who’s determined to be her boyfriend, and Lucas is a smokin’ hot werewolf with whom Kylie shares a secret past. Both Derek and Lucas couldn’t be more different, but they both have a powerful hold on her heart.

Even though Kylie feels deeply uncertain about everything, one thing is becoming painfully clear—Shadow Falls is exactly where she belongs…


Won:


The Iron Queen (Iron Fey #3) by Julie Kagawa

Signed + an Iron Queen-inspired necklace!

My name is Meghan Chase.

I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who's sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I'm not sure anyone can survive it.

This time, there will be no turning back.


Bought:


The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher

Would you risk everything for someone you just met?

What if he had a secret worth killing for?

Welcome to a future where water is more precious than oil or gold...

Hundreds of millions of people have already died, and millions more will soon fall-victims of disease, hunger, and dehydration. It is a time of drought and war. The rivers have dried up, the polar caps have melted, and drinkable water is now in the hands of the powerful few. There are fines for wasting it and prison sentences for exceeding the quotas.

But Kai didn't seem to care about any of this. He stood in the open road drinking water from a plastic cup, then spilled the remaining drops into the dirt. He didn't go to school, and he traveled with armed guards. Kai claimed he knew a secret-something the government is keeping from us...

And then he was gone. Vanished in the middle of the night. Was he kidnapped? Did he flee? Is he alive or dead? There are no clues, only questions. And no one can guess the lengths to which they will go to keep him silent. We have to find him-and the truth-before it is too late for all of us.


I was really excited to get The Iron Witch because I've been eagerly anticipating it for ages! I read it as soon as I got it, so my review will be coming soon! I was SO happy to win a signed copy of The Iron Queen (for offering to bathe Grimalkin, no less) because I ADORE that series -- it pretty much made my week. I can't wait to read Born at Midnight -- it's on my 2011 DAC list!

What's in your mailbox this week?


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

11 comments:

kapri said...

Oh, I really want The Iron Witch and Born at Midnight. I hope you enjoy your books!

Precious said...

Like Kapri, I'm eager to read Born at midnight and The Iron Witch too! You're so lucky to get copies!

Julie said...

Nice! A signed copy of The Iron Queen!! How cool is that? I can't wait to win The Iron Witch, too. Mine should be coming next week! Happy reading :)

Kristin said...

I keep seeing The Iron Queen on everyone's blog this week - I'm going to have to look into this series!

My mailbox can be found here.

The Slowest Bookworm said...

Wow you have an awesome haul there! I am green with envy over Born at Midnight. Just can't wait for it to be released.

christitheteenlibrarian said...

Great list this week! Lots of interesting books. I enjoyed the Water Wars, can't wait to hear your thoughts!

My IMM is here, if you'd like to check it out: http://christitheteenlibrarian.blogspot.com/2011/01/in-my-mailbox-19.html

Have a great week!

Elodie said...

I'm jealous !! I really want to read BOrN at Midnight !! =) Enjoy !!

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

Great books! I'm so excited to read The Iron Witch and Born at Midnight. Happy reading :D

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

Oooo, you had a great week in books! Love the sounds of them all and hope you enjoy them. :)

GMR said...

OOh...nice mailbox! Sounds like you have some great reading ahead...especially interestd in THE IRON WITCH. Happy reading!

Lost In Literature said...

I can't wait to read the Iron Queen! It looks so good!! Congrats on your winnings as well. :) Enjoy!

Lisa @ Lost in Literature
My IMM

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