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Sunday, September 12, 2010

In My Mailbox!

I haven't done one of these in awhile but thought it might be fun to get back into it.  In My Mailbox was created by The Story Siren. 


Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1)CLOCKWORK ANGEL by Cassandra Clare
Hardcover, 479 pages
Published August 31st 2010 by Margaret K. McElderry

Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still.
           When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos. 

           Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own. 

           Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: Jem, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length...everyone, that is, but Tessa. 

           As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world...and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

The IvyTHE IVY by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published August 31st 2010 by Greenwillow Books

Freshman year at Harvard--glamorous parties, blossoming friendships, steamy romances, and scandalous secrets. Skip the campus tour and get right to the good stuff: classes are for scoping guys (and their Facebook profiles), not taking notes. The library is for study dates (the medieval history stacks get a lot of action), not studying. And success is a 4.0 GPA... plus getting into the most exclusive parties. How will Callie--a California girl with brains, beauty, and big dreams--and her three roommates survive?

Get admitted to The Ivy, the first book in a provocative new series about the world of the Ivy League

Delcroix Academy, Book One:: The Candidates
Hardcover, 293 pages
Published August 24th 2010 by Hyperion Book CH

Dancia Lewis is far from popular. And that's not just because of her average grades or her less-than-glamorous wardrobe. In fact, Dancia's mediocrity is a welcome cover for her secret: whenever she sees a person threatening someone she cares about, things just...happen. Cars skid. Structures collapse. Usually someone gets hurt. So Dancia does everything possible to avoid getting close to anyone, belieiving this way she can supress her powers and keep them hidden.

But when recruiters from the prestigious Delcroix Academy show up in her living room to offer her a full scholarship, Dancia's days of living under the radar may be over. Only, Delcroix is a school for diplomats' kids and child geniuses--not B students with uncontrollable telekinetic tendencies. So why are they treating Dancia like she's special? Even the hottest guy on campus seems to be going out of his way to make Dancia feel welcome.

And then there's her mysterious new friend Jack, who can't stay out of trouble. He suspects something dangerous is going on at the Academy and wants Dancia to help him figure out what. But Dancia isn't convinced. She hopes that maybe the recruiters know more about her "gift" than they're letting on. Maybe they can help her understand how to use it...But not even Dancia could have imagined what awaits her behind the gates of Delcroix Academy.


As Lie the Dead (Dreg City, Book 2)AS LIE THE DEAD (Dreg City #2) by Kelly Meding 
Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
Published July 27th 2010 by Dell

Evangeline Stone, a rogue bounty hunter, never asked for a world divided between darkness and light…

…or the power to die and live again in someone else's borrowed body. After a murder plot meant to take her out leaves an entire race of shapeshifters nearly extinct, Evy is gnawed by guilt. So when one of the few survivors of the slaughter enlists her aid, she feels duty-bound to help—even though protecting a frail, pregnant shifter is the last thing Evy needs, especially with the world going to hell around her.

Amid weres, Halfies, gremlins, vamps—and increasingly outgunned humans—a war for supremacy is brewing. With shifters demanding justice, her superiors desperate to control her, and an assassin on her trail, Evy discovers a horrifying conspiracy. And she may be the only person in the world who can stop it—unless, of course, her own side gets her first. 


Darkfever (Fever Series, Book 1) *Won from Readfreek Reviews. This is adult but it is my all time favorite series!*

DARKFEVER BY Karen Marie Moning
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published October 31st 2006 by Delacorte Press

MacKayla Lane’s life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she’s your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman.

Or so she thinks…until something extraordinary happens.

When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed–a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae….

As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister’s death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future. As she begins to close in on the truth, the ruthless Vlane–an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women–closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac’s true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book–because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds in their hands…. 


Sarah said...

Lots of great books this week!


I really want to read Clockwork Angel, you have me so excited about this series. Some great books in your mailbox this week.

Aisle B said...

You're going to love Monig's Fever series. Dying to get my hands on the last on.... ahhhh too long of a wait.

You got Clockwork Angel and The Ivy! Lucky you! My girlfriend has The Ivy on her wish list and I'll have to come back to see what the hype is.

Posted mine on Aisle B... come by if you get a chance.


PS love the look of your site and the fairies are cool.

Christina/Book Addict said...

Great mailbox this week! I really liked Clockwork Angel. I hope you do as well. I am interested to hear what you think of The Ivy and Delcroix. I look forward to your reviews!

Nina said...

Youre mailbox is full with awesome books. I want to read most of them. THE IVY sounds like a whole lot of fun. ;) Enjoy!

Sam Ripley said...

I got Clockwork Angel as well! Hoping to read your review of that one. :)

Eleni @ La Femme Readers said...

Clockwork! I look forward to your review Kim, hopefully you love it. :) Enjoy!

Hayley said...

I'm very curious about The Ivy...can't wait til the reviews come up!

LMW said...

Sound like a great reading week!! Looking for ward to your reviews! I'm a new follower! :)
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Lillie (AliseOnLife) said...

The Candidates sounds pretty good. I have As Lie the Dead too, but I didn't realize it was the second in the series! *headdesk* So, I'm waiting until I get Three Days to Dead.

Have fun reading!

TheBookishSnob said...

Great mailbox this week! I picked The Candidates up the other day but I wasn't sure. I'll be back to your review :)

Come by to see my mailbox

Happy reading this week

Claire @ YA Bookie Monster said...

Wow! You got tons of great books this week! I really loved Clockwork Angel, so I hope you enjoy it!

I'm a new follower :)

Come see what I got In My Mailbox!

Elie said...

You got some great titles this week. I have been hearing good things about The Ivy. Happy Reading.

Julie said...

Great books for review and congrats on the win! Here's my IMM. Happy reading!

Kathy Martin said...

Great mailbox! I got Clockwork Angel this week too. My mailboxes are here and here. Happy reading!

Julia Writer said...

Clockwork Angel sounds like a book I would enjoy. I'm a new follower :)

pussreboots said...

Clockwork Angel is on my wishlist. Enjoy your books. I purchased two and received one.

Reena Jacobs said...

I can't believe how yummy your mailbox goodies look! Love the puppy picture. :) Very cute.