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Monday, June 29, 2009

Mailbox Monday: June 29, 2009

Mailbox Monday is a way for readers to share new books that have come into their homes over the past week. It was started over at the Printed Page by Marcia. I have to agree with Marcia when she said "Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists." That couldn't be more true!

I was fortunate to receive a copy of Ghost Huntress: The Awakening by Marley Gibson in my mailbox. I ended up reading the whole book within one day and really enjoyed it. I'll be posting a review soon.

About the Book:
The first in a trilogy. Get out your tape recorders, crystals, and extra batteries— you're about to go where our world meets the spirit world.Psychic Kids, Paranormal State, Haunting Evidence—these and countless other television shows are making believers out of millions of people: Ghosts exist, and they're living right beside us. For centuries, individuals have been trying to prove the existence of ghosts. But without hard evidence, it's been difficult to make the case. But now as science and technology have progressed, ghost hunters have been able to use scientific means, along with more traditional psychic tools, to make their case. Photographs, video recordings, and sound recordings are all producing some amazing results.

In this new series, Ghost Huntress, meet Kendall Moorehead, a seemingly typical teen. When her family moves from Chicago to the small historical town of Radisson, Georgia, her psychic abilities awaken. She's hearing, feeling, and seeing things that seem unbelievable at first, but with the help of the town psychic, Kendall is able to come to terms with her newly emerging gift. So, together with her new BFF, Celia, Kendall forms a ghost hunting team. They've got all the latest technology. They've got Kendall for their psychic. Now they're going to clean up Radisson of its less savory spirits.

The story is fiction. The science is real. Welcome to a new reality.

I am extremely excited to read Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard.

About the Book:
To impress the popular girls on a high school trip to London, klutzy Callie buys real Prada heels. But trying them on, she trips…conks her head…and wakes up in the year 1815!

There Callie meets Emily, who takes her in, mistaking her for a long-lost friend. As she spends time with Emily’s family, Callie warms to them—particularly to Emily’s cousin Alex, a hottie and a duke, if a tad arrogant.

But can Callie save Emily from a dire engagement, and win Alex’s heart, before her time in the past is up?

I am finally going to read the Shifters series! I've heard so many great things about them and I'm really looking forward to reading the books. This one is the first in the series, Stray, Shifters #1 by Rachel Vincent.

About the Book:
I look like an all-American grad student. But I am a werecat, a shape-shifter, and I live in two worlds.
Despite reservations from my family and my Pride, I escaped the pressure to continue my species and carved out a normal life for myself. Until the night a Stray attacked.

I'd been warned about Strays: werecats without a Pride, constantly on the lookout for someone like me: attractive, female and fertile. I fought him off, but then learned two of my fellow tabbies had disappeared.

This brush with danger was all my Pride needed to summon me back for my own protection. Yeah, right. But I'm no meek kitty. I'll take on whatever and whoever I have to in order to find my friends. Watch out, Strays cause I got claws, and I'm not afraid to use them.

What's in your mailbox?


~The Book Pixie said...

I want Ghost Huntess. It sounds interesting. Great set of books. Enjoy!

~Briana :D

Kristen said...

You know you want to give me those books when your done? No? Darn.. I'm drowning in enough library books as it is. So much to read and so little time to read it in. :)

Mary said...

Love your mailbox pic!
Enjoy the books.

Jessica Kennedy said...

Woohoo! Rachel's series is awesome.

Warning though: The first few books can be tough. Faythe's character makes you want to smack the shit out of her. Just hang it. It's well worth it!

Kate said...

It looks like you received three great books! Happy reading :)

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Thanks guys! Jess- I'll keep that in mind about Faythe and let you know what I think :)

Anonymous said...

"Prada and Prejudice" was a cute and fun read! :) As for the "Shifters" series, I'm currently reading the fourth and I love it! (It's true I'd been waiting for a while!)

It really is a series that's worth continuing with. Like Jessica said, Faythe is quite annoying in the first two books, but the beauty of it is that she actually matures and develops a stronger personality later on. Also, I love how the author created her werecats, it's realistic enough. Hope you'll enjoy it! :)