Saturday, June 25, 2011

In My Mailbox: June 20 - 26, 2011

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

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Thanks to Entangled Publishing and NetGalley!

Coming August 2, 2011!

Twenty-year-old Ward de’Ath expected this to be a simple job—bring a nobleman’s daughter back from the dead for fifteen minutes, let her family say good-bye, and launch his fledgling career as a necromancer. Goddess knows he can’t be a surgeon—the Quayestri already branded him a criminal for trying—so bringing people back from the dead it is.

But when Ward wakes the beautiful Celia Carlyle, he gets more than he bargained for. Insistent that she’s been murdered, Celia begs Ward to keep her alive and help her find justice. By the time she drags him out her bedroom window and into the sewers, Ward can’t bring himself to break his damned physician’s Oath and desert her.

However, nothing is as it seems—including Celia. One second, she’s treating Ward like sewage, the next she’s kissing him. And for a nobleman’s daughter, she sure has a lot of enemies. If he could just convince his heart to give up on the infuriating beauty, he might get out of this alive…

Thanks to Egmont USA and NetGalley!

Coming September 6, 2011!

It could happen tomorrow...

A cataclysmic event. An army of "The Changed."

Can one teen really survive on her own?

An electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky, destroying every electronic device and killing billions. For those spared, it's a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human...

Desperate to find out what happened and to avoid the Changed, Alex meets up with Tom---a young army veteran---and Ellie, a young girl whose grandfather was killed by the electromagnetic pulse.

This improvised family will have to use every ounce of courage they have just to survive.

“Gripped me from the beginning to end—-dark, creepy and suspenseful. I loved it” - James Dashner

“A haunting and epic story of survival in a shattered world. ASHES is a must read.” - Michael Grant


There's something about the new guy at Crossroads High...

Most sixteen-year-olds have friends.

Aden Stone has four human souls living inside him:

One can time travel.

One can raise the dead.

One can possess another human.

One can tell the future.

Everyone thinks he's crazy, which is why he's spent his entire life shuffled between mental institutions and juvie. All of that is about to change, however. For months Aden has been having visions of a beautiful girl--a girl who carries centuries-old secrets. A girl who will either save him or destroy him.

Together they'll enter a dark world of intrigue and danger...but not everyone will come out alive.

Since coming to Crossroads, Oklahoma, former outcast Aden Stone has been living the good life. Never mind that one of his best friends is a werewolf, his girlfriend is a vampire princess who hungers for his blood, and he's supposed to be crowned Vampire King--while still a human! Well, kind of.With four--oops, three now--human souls living inside his head, Aden has always been "different" himself. These souls can time-travel, raise the dead, possess another's mind and, his least favorite these days, tell the future.The forecast for Aden? A knife through the heart.Because a war is brewing between the creatures of the dark, and Aden is somehow at the center of it all. But he isn't about to lie down and accept his destiny without a fight. Not when his new friends have his back, not when Victoria has risked her own future to be with him, and not when he has a reason to live for the first time in his life....

"Imagine every space in this room filled with people. Constantly being jostled and pushed. In the lower levels there is no quiet place. No peace. To a scrub, this room is paradise."

I drew a deep breath. I'd spoken more in one burst to this stranger whose room I'd invaded than anyone else in weeks. And with a single word he could alert the Pop Cops and send me to the Chomper. We stared at each other for a few heartbeats.

Before I could retreat he said, "My name's Riley Narelle Ashon. Any time you need peace, you're welcome to use my hideaway."

I'm Trella. I'm a scrub. A nobody. One of thousands who work the lower levels, keeping Inside clean for the Uppers. I've got one friend, do my job and try to avoid the Pop Cops. So what if I occasionally use the pipes to sneak around the Upper levels? The only neck at risk is my own...until I accidentally start a rebellion and become the go-to girl to lead a revolution.

Three boys, three talismans, one destiny. In this page-turning trilogy, Cinda Williams Chima explores what it means to be different, what’s worth fighting for, and what’s worth dying for…


Jack lives an unremarkable life in Trinity, Ohio. Only his daily medicine and the thick scar above his heart set him apart from other teenagers at his high school. Until one day, Jack skips his medicine and finds himself stronger, fiercer, and more confident than ever before. He feels incredible - until he nearly kills another player on the soccer field.

Soon, Jack learns the startling truth: he is Weirlind, part of a magical underground society of wizards, warriors, and enchantors. Weir’s mighty, feuding houses of the Red Rose and the White Rose determine power through The Game, a modern-day gladiator battle in which warriors from each house fight to the death. The winning house rules the Weir. But Jack finds out that he’s not just another member of Weirlind—he’s one of the last warriors—and both houses are scouting for a player.


Sixteen-year-old Seph McCauley has spent the past three years getting kicked out of one exclusive private school after another. Unfortunately it’s not his attitude that’s the problem. It’s the trail of magical accidents—lately, disasters—that follow in his wake. Seph is a wizard, orphaned and untrained—and now that the only person who could protect him has died, his powers are escalating out of control.

At the Havens, a secluded boys’ school in Maine, Seph meets headmaster Gregory Leicester, who promises to initiate him into his order of wizards. But Seph soon learns that training comes at a steep cost, and that Leicester plans to use his students' powers to serve his own malicious agenda. This wizard war is one that Seph may not have the strength to survive.


The covenant that was meant to keep the wizard wars at bay has been stolen, and Trinity must prepare for attack. Jason Haley finds himself excluded from the action - until he finds the Dragonheart. The opal stone seems to sing to his very soul, but Trinity's guardians seize it after they realize its powers. Madison Moss feels the beating heart of the opal, too. The desire for it surges through her, but Maddie also has a secret. Ever since absorbing the magical blow that was meant to kill Seph, she's been leaking dark powers. Trinity's enemies believe they can use her to get to the Dragonheart - and they'll use anyone she cares about to make her steal the stone for them.

Moral compasses spin out of control as a final battle storms through what was once a sanctuary for the gifted. With so much to lose, what will Jason and Maddie be willing to fight for — and what will they sacrifice?

Tamsin Greene comes from a long line of witches, and she was supposed to be one of the most Talented among them. But Tamsin's magic never showed up. Now seventeen, Tamsin attends boarding school in Manhattan, far from her family. But when a handsome young professor mistakes her for her very Talented sister, Tamsin agrees to find a lost family heirloom for him. The search—and the stranger—will prove to be more sinister than they first appeared, ultimately sending Tamsin on a treasure hunt through time that will unlock the secret of her true identity, unearth the sins of her family, and unleash a power so vengeful that it could destroy them all. This is a spellbinding display of storytelling that will exhilarate, enthrall, and thoroughly enchant.


When It Happens by Susane Colasanti

"Reminiscent of the movie Say Anything, a debut novel for all those searching for The One! Sara and Tobey couldn't be more different. She is focused on getting into her first-choice college; he wants to win Battle of the Bands. Sara's other goal is to find true love, so when Dave, a popular jock, asks her out, she's thrilled. But then there's Tobey. His amazing blue eyes and quirky wit always creep into her thoughts. It just so happens that one of Tobey's goals is also to make Sara fall in love with him. Told in alternating points of view, Sara and Tobey's real connection will have everyone rooting for them from the minute they meet!"

There were some great sales on Fictionwise and Amazon this week, so I finally caved and broke the book buying ban. It was only a matter of time. I've been dying to read Susane Colasanti's books since I saw her at the Teen Author Carnival, so I was ecstatic that my pitiful library actually had one of her books. I've heard When It Happens is really good. The Heir Chronicles also sound really great! I got to meet Cinda Williams Chima at BEA, so I'm looking forward to reading her books. I also got Twisted at BEA, which gave me an excuse to buy the first two books in the series, which I've been wanting to read for agesss. I don't know where to start!

What's in your mailbox this week?


Safari Poet said...

I haven't read any of these, but they sound great. Happy reading!

Ria said...

I got Ashes from NetGalley, too. I really enjoyed another of Bick's books (Draw the Dark), and I'm hoping this one will be as enjoyable! I'll probably read it this coming week.

Khadija said...

Inside Out is really good. It's actually a favorite of mine ^-^ I've read Unraveled but not Intwined and I really enjoyed it.

Hope you enjoy all the great books!

Bookish Brunette said...

Oooh I wonder if Ashes is a zombie book... Kinda sounds like it might be!

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Vy (Vy's Blog) said...

I really enjoyed The Heir Chronicles and hope you'll like it! Really love Cinda's books :) I haven't heard of any of the other books but I will have to look into it now!

Happy Reading :)

Lauren M said...

Awesome haul this week! I hope you enjoy everything! (I was a big fan of the Heir Chronicles when I read them--yay for high fantasy!)

Kristina said...

Awesome books! I really liked Intertwined and I have been debating requesting Ashes. It looks really good. Hope you enjoy all of your new books!

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Precious said...

I got Ashes too! :) I hope you like Inside Out. It's one of my favorites. Happy reading!

Celesta said...

ooh, so jealous! I tried to get Ward against death but they had closed down submissions! Can't wait to see what you think of it!

Here’s my IMM!

Lori said...

Awesome book week! I read Once a Witch a couple of years ago and loved it!

Jennifer said...

Ward Against Death and Ashes look like awesome reads. Enjoy!

Stephanie (Books Are A Girl's Best Friend) said...

Thanks for stopping by my IMM! I haven't read any of these but Inside Out looks especially intriguing. Happy reading :)

Jules said...

You've got a great selection of books this week!

I hope you enjoy them :)

I'm a new follower! :D

Alison said...

Great set! I really want to read the Chima books. I loved Once a Witch.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh wow! Amazing books here this week. :) I just got Inside Out as well. I was able to get mine at a book signing even at the local university here and got it signed by Maria. :)

Have a great week!

Small Review said...

Nice books! I just finished Ward Against Death today. I liked it :) I see you're reading Waterfall?? OOoh, I hope you love it as much as I do!

Miss Page-Turner said...

Inside Out is on my wishlist, enjoy your new reads!

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