Saturday, April 30, 2011

In My Mailbox: April 25 - May 1, 2011

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


For Review:


Moonglass by Jessi Kirby

Thanks to Chelsy at Big Honcho Media!

Coming May 3, 2011!

From Jessi Kirby, a debut novel about confronting the past in order to move ahead.

I read once that water is a symbol for emotions. And for a while now, I've thought maybe my mother drowned in both.

Anna's life is upended when her father accepts a job transfer the summer before her junior year. It's bad enough that she has to leave her friends and her life behind, but her dad is moving them to the beach where her parents first met and fell in love- a place awash in memories that Anna would just as soon leave under the surface.

While life on the beach is pretty great, with ocean views and one adorable lifeguard in particular, there are also family secrets that were buried along the shore years ago. And the ebb and flow of the ocean's tide means that nothing- not the sea glass that she collects on the sand and not the truths behind Anna's mother's death- stays buried forever.


Blood Red Road by Moira Young

Thanks to Simon and Schuster!

Coming June 7, 2011!

Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That's fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother Lugh is around. But when a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba's world is shattered. Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on an epic quest to get him back.

Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the world outside of desolate Silverlake, Saba is lost without Lugh to guide her. So perhaps the most surprising thing of all is what Saba learns about herself: she's a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. And she has the power to take down a corrupt society from the inside. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization.

Blood Red Road has a searing pace, a poetically minimal writing style, violent action, and an epic love story. Moira Young is one of the most promising and startling new voices in teen fiction.


Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

Thanks to Simon & Schuster!

Coming June 28, 2011!

Sixteen-year-old Maya and seventeen-year-old Lochan have never had the chance to be 'normal' teenagers. Having pulled together for years to take care of their younger siblings while their wayward, drunken mother leaves them to fend alone, they have become much more than brother and sister. And now, they have fallen in love. But this is a love that can never be allowed, a love that will have devastating consequences ...

How can something so wrong feel so right?


Witch Song by Amber Argyle

Thanks to Rhemalda Publishing!

Coming September 1, 2011!

The world is changing.

For thousands of years, witch song has controlled everything from the winds to the shifting of the seasons. But not anymore. All the Witches are gone, taken captive by the dark Witch, Espen.

As the last echoes of witch song fade, Espen grows stronger as winter and summer come within the space of a day. Now she’s coming for the one she missed—a shy, untrained girl of fifteen named Brusenna.

Somehow, Brusenna has to succeed where every other Witch has failed. Find Espen. Fight her. Defeat her.

Or there won’t be anything left to save.

To read the first chapter, click here.


Won:


The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller

Thanks to Misha at My Love Affair with Books!

Haven Moore can't control her visions of a past with a boy called Ethan, and a life in New York that ended in fiery tragedy. In our present, she designs beautiful dresses for her classmates with her best friend Beau. Dressmaking keeps her sane, since she lives with her widowed and heartbroken mother in her tyrannical grandmother's house in Snope City, a tiny town in Tennessee. Then an impossible group of coincidences conspire to force her to flee to New York, to discover who she is, and who she was.

In New York, Haven meets Iain Morrow and is swept into an epic love affair that feels both deeply fated and terribly dangerous. Iain is suspected of murdering a rock star and Haven wonders, could he have murdered her in a past life? She visits the Ouroboros Society and discovers a murky world of reincarnation that stretches across millennia. Haven must discover the secrets hidden in her past lives, and loves¸ before all is lost and the cycle begins again.


I am SO excited this week! I WoWed both Blood Red Road and Witch Song recently, and have been dying to read them! I cannot wait for this semester to end so I can dive in! I'm also really excited to be reviewing and giving away Moonglass on May 9! It's blurbed by Sarah Dessen, so it automatically gets brownie points from me. And the cover is pretty and shiny =) I've heard AMAZING things about Forbidden from Lindsi over at BSAOT, so I'm eager (and a little nervous) to check out that one. Finally, I've been excited to read The Eternal Ones since it came out last year, so I'm thrilled to win a copy! I didn't notice till I saw it in person that the circle on the cover is a snake -- love it! So fitting. I'm a sucker for reincarnation stories. The concept fascinates me. Have you guys read it? What did you think?

What's in your mailbox this week?

12 comments:

F.a.Ellis said...

Good luck with finals!
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Khadija said...

I've really wanted to read The Eternal Ones. Moonglass, Forbidden, and Witch Song all look like great reads.

Hope you enjoy!! ^-^

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danya said...

Nice mailbox! I've heard that Forbidden is really well-written, and I am liking the sound of Witch Song (and the cover!) As for The Eternal Ones, I actually got it out from the library and tried it but it really didn't grab me at all...but hope you have a better experience with it! :)

Vy (Vy's Blog) said...

I also got Blood Red Road and Forbidden this week. Really looking forward to what you'll think of both and hope you're enjoying your books. Congrats on your win.

The Slowest Bookworm said...

Wow, they all sounds amazing! I love the cover on Moonglass. looking forward to hearing what you think of that one.

Blueicegal ♥ said...

Okay first of all Forbidden is amazing. I am so envious of Blood Red Road *WANTS* Great books this week missy!

Novels On The Run said...

Hi,

Great IMM. Witch Song , beautiful cover!!
I want to read Forbidden.
Nice win for you too.

Well Done!!

Michelle

Ria said...

I also grabbed a copy of Forbidden from Simon & Schuster, since I've been wanting to read it for months! I wasn't about to turn down the chance to, especially because I keep hearing talk about how amazing it is. Loving it so far.

Bookish Brunette said...

I got Red Blood Road & Forbidden from S&S!

I finished Forbidden in a night... It was freaking amazing!

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Kristina said...

Awesome books I'm reading moonglass right now

http://kristina-worldofbooks.blogspot.com/2011/05/in-my-mailbox-7.html

Shirley said...

Hope you enjoy MoonGlass! I just read an interesting review for it and would like to get a copy. Enjoy your reads!

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

Oh I do hope you enjoy all the great sounding books you got. :) They all sound amazing. :) Hope you have a great week!

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