Saturday, July 30, 2011

In My Mailbox: July 25 - 31, 2011

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


For Review:


The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Thanks to NetGalley and HarperTeen!

Coming September 20, 2011!

Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.

Elisa is the chosen one.

But she is also the younger of two princesses. The one who has never done anything remarkable, and can’t see how she ever will.

Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs her to be the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.

And he’s not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies, seething with dark magic, are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people’s savior, and he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young.

Most of the chosen do.


A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies

Thanks to NetGalley and HarperTeen!

Coming September 27, 2011!

On the night of Skye's seventeenth birthday, she meets two enigmatic strangers. Complete opposites--like fire and ice--Asher is dark and wild, while Devin is fair and aloof. Their sudden appearance sends Skye's life into a tailspin. She has no idea what they want, or why they seem to follow her every move--only that their presence coincides with a flurry of strange events. Soon she begins to doubt not just the identity of the two boys, but also the truth about her own past.

In the dead of a bitingly cold Colorado winter, Skye finds herself coming to terms with the impossible secret that threatens to shatter her world. Torn between Asher, who she can't help falling for, and Devin, who she can't stay away from, the consequences of Skye's choice will reach further than the three of them could ever imagine.


Vanish (Firelight #2) by Sophie Jordan

Thanks to NetGalley and HarperTeen!

Coming September 6, 2011!

To save the life of the boy she loves, Jacinda did the unthinkable: She betrayed the most closely-guarded secret of her kind. Now she must return to the protection of her pride knowing she might never see Will again—and worse, that because his mind has been shaded, Will’s memories of that fateful night and why she had to flee are gone.

Back home, Jacinda is greeted with hostility and must work to prove her loyalty for both her sake and her family’s. Among the few who will even talk to her are Cassian, the pride’s heir apparent who has always wanted her, and her sister, Tamra, who has been forever changed by a twist of fate. Jacinda knows that she should forget Will and move on—that if he managed to remember and keep his promise to find her, it would only endanger them both. Yet she clings to the hope that someday they will be together again. When the chance arrives to follow her heart, will she risk everything for love?

In bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s dramatic follow-up to Firelight, forbidden love burns brighter than ever.


Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles #2) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Thanks to Chelsy at Big Honcho Media!

Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.

Sometimes life-ending.

Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.


Sacrifice (Crave #2) by Melinda Metz and Laura Burns

Thanks to Melinda Metz and Simon & Schuster!

Coming September 20, 2011!

Gabriel and Shay are convinced that they can make their relationship work. Knowing that Shay is half-vampire, Gabriel thinks that his coven will embrace her as one of their own, but instead they view her as an abomination, a thing that doesn’t belong in either world. And they want her dead. Now Gabriel must make the ultimate decision - watch his love be killed by his coven or defy the people closest to him, the people he has spent centuries with to save her.


Soul Thief (Demon Trappers #2) by Jana Oliver

Thanks to Jana Oliver and C.J.!

Coming August 30, 2011!

Riley Blackthorne is beginning to learn that there are worse things than death by demon. And love is just one of them…

Seventeen-year-old Riley has about had it up to here. After the devastating battle at the Tabernacle, trappers are dead and injured, her boyfriend Simon is gravely injured, and now her beloved late father’s been illegally poached from his grave by a very powerful necromancer. As if that’s not enough, there's Ori, one sizzling hot freelance demon hunter who’s made himself Riley’s unofficial body guard, and Beck, a super over-protective “friend” who acts more like a grouchy granddad. With all the hassles, Riley’s almost ready to leave Atlanta altogether.

But as Atlanta’s demon count increases, the Vatican finally sends its own Demon Hunters to take care of the city’s “little” problem, and pandemonium breaks loose. Only Riley knows that she might be the center of Hell’s attention: an extremely powerful Grade 5 demon is stalking her, and her luck can't last forever…


Won:


Shimmer (Riley Bloom #2) by Alyson Noel

Thanks to Kristin at My Bookish Ways!

Having solved the matter of the Radiant Boy, Riley, Buttercup, and Bodhi are enjoying a well-deserved vacation. When Riley comes across a vicious black dog, against Bodhi’s advice, she decides to cross him over. While following the dog, she runs into a young ghost named Rebecca. Despite Rebecca’s sweet appearance, Riley soon learns she’s not at all what she seems. As the daughter of a former plantation owner, she is furious about being murdered during a slave revolt in 1733. Mired in her own anger, Rebecca is lashing out by keeping the ghosts who died along with her trapped in their worst memories. Can Riley help Rebecca forgive and forget without losing herself to her own nightmarish memories?


Bought:


Supernaturally (Paranormalcy #2) by Kiersten White

Evie finally has the normal life she’s always longed for. But she’s shocked to discover that being ordinary can be . . . kind of boring. Just when Evie starts to long for her days at the International Paranormal Containment Agency, she’s given a chance to work for them again. Desperate for a break from all the normalcy, she agrees.

But as one disastrous mission leads to another, Evie starts to wonder if she made the right choice. And when Evie’s faerie ex-boyfriend Reth appears with devastating revelations about her past, she discovers that there’s a battle brewing between the faerie courts that could throw the whole supernatural world into chaos. The prize in question? Evie herself.

So much for normal.

When I saw the new HarperTeen titles on NetGalley, I almost had a fit. I've been dying to read all of those! I'm also really excited to catch up on the Caster Chronicles in time for Beautiful Chaos on October 18. I'll be hosting a giveaway on August 15 for the first two books in the series -- so keep an eye out! And Supernaturally finally came out! Squee! I'm almost done, and it is AH-MAZ-ING. Unsurprising, right? Kiersten White rocks my socks.

What's in your mailbox this week?

23 comments:

Khadija said...

Fab books this week! I can't beleive I still haven't read Beautiful Darkness yet! Supernaturally is awesome ^-^

Hope you enjoy!

http://blackfingernailedreviews.blogspot.com/

lisa [the nerd] said...

ooooh - what an amazing bookish week for you! happy reading. :)

Grace Fonseca said...

Wow. What an excellent selection of books. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love. Love seeing the Mailboxes.

Savannah said...

Great mailbox! You got some awesome books!

Hafsah @ IceyBooks said...
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Hafsah @ IceyBooks said...

I'm really looking forward to starting Soul
Thief, as well as A Beautiful Dark, and The
Girl of Fire and Thorns, all waiting for me on
my bookshelf. I finished Vanish a few days
ago, and loved it!

Enjoy your awesome haul!

Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said...

I can't wait to read 'Supernaturally'! I also enjoyed 'The Girl of Fire and Thorns'.

Great books this week! =)

Blueicegal ♥ said...

Casey! You have some great books there. Hope you enjoy them :)

Siobhán said...

fantastic IMM. So many great looking reads

Love Fantasy's Mailbox

Shelbie and Amanda said...

Awesome IMM. The first four are all on my TBR. Hope you enjoy them!

Here's my post: http://themortalslibrary.blogspot.com/2011/07/in-my-mailbox15-vlog.html

- Amanda

bookchilla said...

Caster Chronicles rocks! enjoy reading :)

My IMM:
http://bookchilla.wordpress.com/2011/07/30/in-my-mailbox-9/

Alison Can Read said...

Great set! I'll have to look for Beautiful Dark on NetGalley. I love the Caster Chronicles series.
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Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

What an awesome bookish week! Harper does have some great ones coming out, love what you picked.

Jennie said...

I really enjoyed Vanish!

Misty said...

You know, I have had BC and BD (both signed) for over a year now, but I have still not started the series... I had intended to this year, so hopefully...

I need to read The Demon Trapper's Daughter, too. I think I'm going to schedule it in for this Halloween.

And I'm curious about the HC titles you got from Netgalley. I don't have time to read them right now, or I'd request them, but I'm curious for sure. I'll be keeping an eye out.


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Laura (The Zealous Reader) said...

Great books this week! A Beautiful Dark sounds awesome. I'm super jealous.

Here's my IMM: http://bit.ly/qadpcl

Mia said...

An awesome week! Great stuff... I can't wait to read Vanish! :)
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Chey said...

Really great IMM!! I hope you enjoy them all. :D

Jenn of Frequent Reader, Infrequent Blogger said...

All of those books look awesome :)

Zakiya LadyWings said...

Want to read a bunch of those!! :D My IMM is here!

Happy Reading!
~Zakiya LadyWings :D

Kristin said...

Nice mailbox! A Beautiful Dark looks like a really good book.
Book Sniffers Anonymous

Kristina said...

I got those titles from netgalley as well, I can't wait to read them :)

Angelica Joy said...

Great collection of books :) Looking forward to reading "Supernaturally" and "Beautiful Darkness" too.

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