Sunday, August 1, 2010

What In My Mailbox #19 - All The Past 2 to 3 weeks

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi over at The Story Siren! In My Mailbox is a way to share the books you received each week.

So this weeks What's In My Mailbox is a catchup of all the books I've received in the last 2 to 3 weeks. I'm now officially 17 years old (as of July.18th) so for my b-day I did get a book gift card and a whole load of cash (some I still haven't spent). So enjoy everyone XD And what is in your mailbox???

For Review
Author: Alexandra Adornetto
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 496
Source: Publisher
Available: August 31st, 2010
Three angels are sent down to bring good to the world: Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, a teenage girl who is the least experienced of the trio. But she is the most human, and when she is romantically drawn to a mortal boy, the angels fear she will not be strong enough to save anyone—especially herself—from the Dark Forces.

Is love a great enough power against evil?

I've been quite lazy this summer so I've been taking my time on this one. I'm currently on page 380 our 496. So far I'm enjoying it, though I find it a bit slow. I'm really envious of the authors age and how many books she has published.

Author: Alyson Noel
Publisher: Square Fish
Pages: 192
Source: Publisher
Available: August 31st, 2010
Riley has crossed the bridge into the afterlife—a place called Here, where time is always Now. She has picked up life where she left off when she was alive, living with her parents and dog in a nice house in a nice neighborhood. When she’s summoned before The Council, she learns that the afterlife isn’t just an eternity of leisure. She’s been assigned a job, Soul Catcher, and a teacher, Bodhi, a possibly cute, seemingly nerdy boy who’s definitely hiding something. They return to earth together for Riley’s first assignment, a Radiant Boy who’s been haunting a castle in England for centuries. Many Soul Catchers have tried to get him to cross the bridge and failed. But all of that was before he met Riley...

I've only read the first chapter so far. I'll read this one after Halo. So far I think I enjoy the Immortal Series better then this spin off. I feel the Riley from Evermore has been a bit lost in the adaption, from what I can see so far. Also it's a bit confusing.

Author: Karen Kincy
Publisher: Flux
Pages: 336
Source: Chapters
Available: Now
Feathers unfurl from my skin. My plummet curves into a swoop, and I tuck my talons beneath my body. From girl to great horned owl in about a second. Pretty good, huh? Gwen Williams is like any other modern teenager with one exception: she's a shapeshifter. Never having known her Pooka-spirit father, Gwen must struggle with the wild, wonderful magic inside of her alone-and in secret. While society may tolerate vampires, centaurs, and Others like Gwen, there are plenty of folks in Klikamuks, Washington, who don't care for her kind. Now there's a new werewolf pack in town, and Others are getting killed, including Gwen's dryad friend. The police are doing zilch. In the midst of terrible loss and danger, Gwen meets a cute Japanese fox spirit who's refreshingly comfortable with his Otherness. Can Gwen find the courage to embrace her true self and find the killer-before she becomes the next victim?
Me and my host sister found the synopsis intriguing. Especially with the part about the Japanese Fox Spirit (seeing as my host sis is Japanese).

Author: Anastasia Hopcus
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Pages: 400
Source: Amazon Canada
Available: Now
After her sister Athena's tragic death, it's obvious that grief-stricken Persephone "Phe" Archer no longer belongs in Los Angeles. Hoping to make sense of her sister's sudden demise and the cryptic dreams following it, Phe abandons her bubbly LA life to attend an uptight East Coast preparatory school in Shadow Hills, MA -- a school which her sister mysteriously mentioned in her last diary entry before she died.

Once there, Phe quickly realizes that something is deeply amiss in her new town. Not only does Shadow Hills' history boast an unexplained epidemic that decimated hundreds of its citizens in the 1700s, but its modern townies also seem eerily psychic, with the bizarre ability to bend metal. Even Zach -- the gorgeous stranger Phe meets and immediately begins to lust after -- seems as if he is hiding something serious. Phe is determined to get to the bottom of it. The longer she stays there, the more she suspects that her sister's untimely death and her own destiny are intricately linked to those who reside in Shadow Hills.
I had read a ARC version of this awhile back. It was for a book tour and I had reviewed it. I absolutely adored and loved the story so much, I bought a finalized copy.

Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin; Original edition
Pages: 304
Source: Chapters
Available: August 1st, 2010
Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.

Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.
I had gotten a review copy of this from NetGalley, but couldn't read it. Why? I didn't have a kindle back then and I hated reading it from my computer. I found this easier.

Kindle Buys

Author: Brenda Pandos
Publisher: Obsidian Mountain Publishing
Pages: 280
Source: Amazon Kindle Store
Available: Now
o be normal, sixteen-year-old Julia Parker would shed her empathic gift in a second. Life has been difficult since her mother's mysterious disappearance ten years earlier - an event she witnessed, but can't remember. Julia's situation becomes more complicated after a near death experience from a blood thirsty stalker. As high school students go missing it is clear there is a connection to her own experience--past and present. Someone has to stop the madness and a chance encounter with a creepy psychic foretells that only Julia is the key to stopping the madness, but it may require the life of the one she loves.
THIS BOOK is literally being added to one of my all time favorites. I read it in less then a day and loved it. I can't wait to write a review on this one. I'm so darn excited for December when the sequel comes out.

Author: Tricia Rayburn
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Pages: 352
Source: Amazon Kindle Store
Available: Now
Seventeen-year-old Vanessa Sands is afraid of everything--the dark, heights, the ocean--but her fearless older sister, Justine, has always been there to coach her through every challenge. That is until Justine goes cliff diving one night near the family's vacation house in Winter Harbor, Maine, and her lifeless body washes up on shore the next day.

Vanessa's parents want to work through the tragedy by returning to their everyday lives back in Boston, but Vanessa can't help feeling that her sister's death was more than an accident. After discovering that Justine never applied to colleges, and that she was secretly in a relationship with longtime family friend Caleb Carmichael, Vanessa returns to Winter Harbor to seek some answers.

But when Vanessa learns that Caleb has been missing since Justine's death, she and Caleb's older brother, Simon, join forces to try to find him, and in the process, their childhood friendship blossoms into something more.
Soon it's not just Vanessa who is afraid. All of Winter Harbor is abuzz with anxiety when another body washes ashore, and panic sets in when the small town becomes home to a string of fatal, water-related accidents . . . in which all the victims are found grinning from ear to ear.

As Vanessa and Simon probe further into the connections between Justine's death and the sudden rash of creepy drownings, Vanessa uncovers a secret that threatens her new romance, and that will change her life forever.
I've been wanting to read this one for a while, and since my store didn't have it in stock and I'm a impatient person I bought it off the kindle.

From Library

I'm not going to give a description of each one. But these books are historical fiction about the province I come from. They're very interesting and I love them. I read them as a child. Now I just ordered the fifth book which I've never read.


Thanks to Anastasia Hopcus for sending me a signed poster and some magnets/pins. And as you can see in the upside down picture, I now own a Kindle . I got it as a birthday gift XD

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Yours Truly,


Kate said...

Wow! You got some great books. I hope you enjoy them. Happy reading :)

Diana Dang said...

Happy very belated birthday girl! :D

And homg, the Tunnel series! I remember those! They were very good!

Shields Of Paper said...

That is a great selection of books! Have fun reading them all :)

Book Monster said...

@Diana Dang: Yah they're are awesome books. Did you know there was a fifth one?? I just ordered it :)

brandileigh2003 said...

Awesomeness!! Iron Daughter was amazing- hope you enjoy! Here is my IMMB

Addicted Book Reader said...

Ooh awesome books and goodies! My birthday is very soon, and I'm hoping for the new kindle : )

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Wow, what a ton of great books! Have fun!

Teens Read & Write

Jenny N. said...

All really good books you got. And you got a kindle *jealous. Happy reading!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

omg i want to read all of these!! AND you got a kindle!!?? Woohoo!!

Lily Child said...

Wow! What a great mix of books! Happy reading! :)

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