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Saturday, September 18, 2010

In My Mailbox: September 13-18th

  In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren and inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie.

Books for Review

Raised by Wolves
Reading level: Young Adult 
Hardcover: 432 pages 
Publisher: EgmontUSA (June 8, 2010)
Adopted by the Alpha of a werewolf pack after a rogue wolf brutally killed her parents right before her eyes, fifteen-year-old Bryn knows only pack life, and the rigid social hierarchy that controls it. That doesn't mean that she's averse to breaking a rule or two.

But when her curiosity gets the better of her and she discovers Chase, a new teen locked in a cage in her guardian's basement, and witnesses him turn into a wolf before her eyes, the horrific memories of her parents' murders return. Bryn becomes obsessed with getting her questions answered, and Chase is the only one who can provide the information she needs.

But in her drive to find the truth, will Bryn push too far beyond the constraints of the pack, forcing her to leave behind her friends, her family, and the identity that she's shaped? 

***Already read this. I LOVED it. Review to come.....***

When Rose Wakes
Reading level: Young Adult 
Paperback: 320 pages 
Publisher: MTV; Original edition (September 28, 2010)

Her terrifying dreams are nothing compared to the all-too-real nightmare that awaits. . . 

Ever since sixteen-year-old Rose DuBois woke up from months in a coma with absolutely no memories, she’s had to start from scratch. She knows she loves her two aunts who take care of her, and that they all used to live in France, but everything else from her life before is a blank.Rose tries to push through the memory gaps and start her new life, attending high school and living in Boston with her aunts, who have seriously old world ideas. Especially when it comes to boys. But despite their seemingly irrational fears and odd superstitions, they insist Rose not worry about the eerie dreams she’s having, vivid nightmares that she comes to realize are strangely like the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty. The evil witch, the friendly fairies, a curse that puts an entire town to sleep—Rose relives the frightening story every night. And when a mysterious raven-haired woman starts following her, Rose begins to wonder if she is the dormant princess. And now that she’s awake, she’s in terrible, terrible danger. . . .

**I did an interview with Christopher Golden which will be posting soon. AND I'll be raffling off a signed copy so if you're interested in this one, look out for that post. **

Reading level: Young Adult 
Hardcover: 304 pages 
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (December 28, 2010)

Beware of a kiss under the full moon. It will change your life forever.

Celeste Parker is used to hearing scary stories about werewolves—Legend’s Run is famous for them. But when, after an unnerving visit with a psychic, she encounters a pack of wolves and gorgeous, enigmatic Brandon, she must discover whether his transformation is more than legend or just a trick of the shadows in the moonlight. Brandon may be Celeste’s hero, or he may be the most dangerous creature she could encounter in the woods of Legend’s Run.

The bestselling Vampire Kisses author, Ellen Schreiber, weaves together psychic predictions, generations-old secrets, a town divided, and the possibility of falling in love with a hot and heroic werewolf—the perfect formula for what happens...once in a full moon.


Raíla said...

I've been reading a lot of Raised By Wolves reviews and this is growing a lot on me that I am crazy to read it now. When Rose Wakes also sounds incredible and has an AH-MAZING cover! Happy reading!

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Nice books! When Rose Wakes sounds so cool,

Hope you enjoy them! :)

Bere said...

Kim, you got some awesome books this week. Like Raila said, I've heard great things on Raised by Wolves. It is already on my wish list. When Rose Wakes sounds interesting and Once in a Full Moon sounds wicked cool. Love the cover! Happy reading Kim, I will be looking out for your reviews. =)

brandileigh2003 said...

You have some great reading to look forward to! Here’s my IMMB

prophecygirl said...

When Rose Wakes! Yay! Looking forward to seeing what you think of that one - I've been a Chris Golden fan since he wrote his first Buffy book. :D

I have Raised by Wolves to read, so it's good to hear you loved it!

Sarah said...

Oh!!! Once in a Full Moon & When Rose wakes look so good! They are definitely on my TBR List. I hope you enjoy them!

Actin' Up with Books said...

How could I have not heard about When Rose Wakes. It sounds great! I'll be on the lookout for it on the 28th! Happy reading!

TheBookishSnob said...

When Rose Wakes looks like such a great read so I'm looking forward to seeing what you thought about it. Great books this week and have fun reading them :)

Here's my In My Mailbox

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

i can't wait to read raised by wolves

BrittLit said...

When Rose Wakes sounds really great. Happy Reading!


Raised by Wolves looks good. Great books in your postbox!

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

Oo When Rose Wakes sounds really interesting! I love it when they redo old fairy tales! I'll be keeping an eye out for that interview =)

yllektra (force-oblique) said...

I love these books already!
They look wonderful!!
And When Rose wakes.. Wow seems intense! :)
Thanks for posting this!

danya said...

When Rose Wakes is on my wishlist - I have a soft spot for fairytale retellings & I like the sound of this one! Have you started reading it yet?

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Hi Danya--just started reading When Rose Wakes now! We'll see.. :) I'm excited about it though.