Saturday, April 16, 2011

In My Mailbox #8

What Areej Got: 


The Dark And Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan
 Annah knows she has a twin sister, but she forgot her long ago. Back when they went to play in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, she and Elias lost her, and after that there was no going back to the village.


Life’s been hard, but Elias has taken care of her, and living in the Dark City can help one to forget the horror of the Unconsecrated—if you try hard enough.
But when Elias disappears, Annah’s world crumbles. To her, life isn’t worth much more than the walking dead who roam the wasted world she lives in. It’s not until she meets Catcher that she cares to start living again.
Yet Catcher has secrets. Dark, terrifying secrets that link him to a past she’s longed to forget and to a future too deadly to consider.
Annah must decide: Can she continue to live a world covered in the blood of the living?
Or is death the answer to all her problems?




  Timelss by Alexandra Monir
When tragedy strikes Michele Windsor’s world, she is forced to uproot her life and move across the country to New York City, to live with the wealthy, aristocratic grandparents she’s never met. In their old Fifth Avenue mansion filled with a century’s worth of family secrets, Michele discovers a diary that hurtles her back in time to the year 1910. There, in the midst of the glamorous Gilded Age, Michele meets the young man with striking blue eyes who has haunted her dreams all her life – a man she always wished was real, but never imagined could actually exist. And she finds herself falling for him, into an otherworldly, time-crossed romance.

Michele is soon leading a double life, struggling to balance her contemporary high school world with her escapes into the past. But when she stumbles upon a terrible discovery, she is propelled on a race through history to save the boy she loves – a quest that will determine the fate of both of their lives.



 Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken 
Sydelle Mirabil is living proof that, with a single drop of rain, a life can be changed forever. Tucked away in the farthest reaches of the kingdom, her dusty village has suffered under the weight of a strangely persistent drought. That is, of course, until a wizard wanders into town and brings the rain with him. 

In return for this gift, Wayland North is offered any reward he desires—and no one is more surprised than Sydelle when, without any explanation, he chooses her. Taken from her home, Sydelle hardly needs encouragement to find reasons to dislike North. He drinks too much and bathes too little, and if that isn’t enough to drive her to madness, North rarely even uses the magic he takes such pride in possessing. Yet, it’s not long before she realizes there’s something strange about the wizard, who is as fiercely protective of her as he is secretive about a curse that turns his limbs a sinister shade of black and leaves him breathless with agony. Unfortunately, there is never a chance for her to seek answers.

Along with the strangely powerful quakes and storms that trace their path across the kingdom, other wizards begin to take an inexplicable interest in her as well, resulting in a series of deadly duels. Against a backdrop of war and uncertainty, Sydelle is faced with the growing awareness that these events aren’t as random as she had believed—that no curse, not even that of Wayland North, is quite as terrible as the one she herself may carry.



The Mermaids Mirror by L.K Madigan

Lena has lived her whole life near the beach — walking for miles up and down the shore and breathing the salty air, swimming in the cold water, and watching the surfers rule the waves — the problem is, she’s spent her whole life just watching.


As her sixteenth birthday approaches, Lena vows she will no longer watch from the sand: she will learn to surf.
But her father — a former surfer himself — refuses to allow her to take lessons. After his near drowning years ago, he can’t bear to let Lena take up the risky sport.
Yet something keeps drawing Lena to the water . . . an ancient, powerful magic. And one morning Lena catches sight of this magic: a beautiful woman — with a silvery tail.
Now nothing can stop Lena from seeking the mermaid, not even the dangerous waves at Magic Crescent Cove.
And soon . . . what she sees in the mermaid’s mirror will change her life forever.

 Misfit by Jon Skovron (ARC)
Jael Thompson has never really fit in. She’s changed schools too many times to count. The only family she’s ever known is her father, a bitter ex-priest who never lets her date and insists she attend the strictest Catholic school in Seattle. And her mother—well, she was a five thousand year old demon. That doesn’t exactly help. 

But on her sixteenth birthday, her father gives her a present that brings about some unexpected changes. Some of the changes, like strange and wonderful powers and the cute skater boy with a knack for science, are awesome. But others, like the homicidal demon seeking revenge on her family? Not so much.

Steeped in mythology, this is an epic tale of a heroine who balances old world with new, science with magic, and the terrifying depths of the underworld with the ordinary halls of high school

*I received my second ARC from Jon Skovron, thank you so much Jon!

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In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Storey Siren

17 comments:

  1. Looks like both of you had a great book week!
    I really want to read The Dark And Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan, it sounds AWESOME!

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  2. You both got a bunch of great books, The Iron Witch sounds like a really good book.

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  3. great IMM post, great load of books you guys got!

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  4. amazing haul! Hope you both enjoy your books!

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  5. Thanks! It was a great week for both of us!
    -Areej

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  6. You both got awesome titles this week!
    I really want to read The Mermaids Mirror, it sounds phenomenal. I believe L.K. Madigan just recently passed away, thats sad, I hope her book turns out to be good.

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  7. A great mailbox! They all look fab. I can't wait to read Timeless :)
    Check out what's In My Mailbox

    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

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  8. SOOO many great books! I really need to start The Forest of Hands and Teeth series. All of these sound great, enjoy!!

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  9. Thank you, My TBR pile is growing MASSIVE!
    - Areej

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  10. Wow, you guys got a bunch of awesomeness this week! Happy reading!

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  11. Fab set! I want to read Carrie Ryan's books and I loved Brightly Woven.
    My IMM
    Get a free download of Wings by Aprilynne Pike at my blog!

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  12. Thanks, Carrie Ryan's book are phenomenal!
    -Axelle

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  13. Thanks, can't wait to pick 'em up!

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  14. Wow you guys got a great bunch of books. Looks like you have a lot of reading to do!

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