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Saturday, November 27, 2010

In my Mailbox: Week of November 22, 2010

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

*** Different Area Codes ARC Book Tour
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Vesper: A Deviants NovelVesper by Jeff Sampson Balzer + Bray (January 25, 2011)


Emily Webb is a geek. And she’s happy that way. Content hiding under hoodies and curling up to watch old horror flicks, she’s never been the kind of girl who sneaks out for midnight parties. And she’s definitely not the kind of girl who starts fights or flirts with other girls’ boyfriends. Until one night Emily finds herself doing exactly that . . . the same night one of her classmates—also named Emily—is found mysteriously murdered.

The thing is, Emily doesn’t know why she’s doing any of this. By day, she’s the same old boring Emily, but by night, she turns into a thrill seeker. With every nightfall, Emily gets wilder until it’s no longer just her personality that changes. Her body can do things it never could before: Emily is now strong, fast, and utterly fearless. And soon Emily realizes that she’s not just coming out of her shell . . . there’s something much bigger going on. Is she bewitched by the soul of the other, murdered Emily? Or is Emily Webb becoming something else entirely—something not human?

As Emily hunts for answers, she finds out that she’s not the only one this is happening to—some of her classmates are changing as well. Who is turning these teens into monsters—and how many people will they kill to get what they want.

***Bought*** (I am on a book buying CRAZE and can't stop!!)


IntrinsicalIntrinsical by Lani Woodland  Pendrell Publishing (August 20, 2010)

Sixteen-year-old Yara Silva has always known that ghosts walk alongside the living. Her grandma, like the other females in her family, is a Waker, someone who can see and communicate with ghosts. Yara grew up watching her grandmother taunted and scorned for this unusual ability and doesn't want that to be her future. She has been dreading the day when she too would see ghosts, and is relieved that the usually dominant Waker gene seems to have skipped her, letting her live a normal teenage life. However, all that changes for Yara on her first day at her elite boarding school when she discovers the gene was only lying dormant. She witnesses a dark mist attack Brent, a handsome fellow student, and rushes to his rescue. Her act of heroism draws the mist's attention, and the dark spirit begins stalking her. Yara finds herself entrenched in a sixty-year-old curse that haunts the school, threatening not only her life, but the lives of her closest friends as well. Yara soon realizes that the past she was trying to put behind her isn't going to go quietly.

CaptivateCaptivate by Carrie Jones Published January 5th 2010 by Bloomsbury USA
Zara and her friends knew they hadn't solved the pixie problem for good. Far from it. The king's needs grow deeper every day he's stuck in captivity, while his control over his people gets weaker. It's made him vulnerable. And now there's a new king in town.

A turf war is imminent, since the new pixie king, Astley, is moving in quickly. Nick nearly killed him in the woods on day one, but Zara came to his rescue. Astley swears that he and Zara are destined to be together, that he's one of the good guys. Nick isn't buying it, though Zara isn't as sure -- despite herself, she wants to trust the new king. But it's a lot more than her relationship with Nick that is at stake. It's her life -- and his. 


EchoesEchoes  by Melinda Metz HarperTeen; 1 edition (July 27, 2010)

Can't believe she did that . . .
. . . at four-thirty I have to . . .
. . . I hate this place . . .
Rae Voight is losing her mind. When she walks down the halls of Sanderson Prep, she hears voices . . . even when no one is talking. Other people's thoughts crowd her head, a confusing tangle of insecurities and dark secrets. Just when Rae reaches her breaking point, one voice comes screaming through the din, loud and clear:
. . . Rae must die . . .
If Rae doesn't figure out who the thought belongs to soon, she could lose more than just her sanity.

The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and The Struggle The Vampire Diaries (The Awakening & The Struggle) by L.J. Smith

Elena: the golden girl, the leader, the one who can have any boy she wants.
Stefan: brooding and mysterious, he seems to be the only one who can resist Elena, even as he struggles to protect her from the horrors that haunt his past.
Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betrayed him. Determined to have Elena, he'd kill to possess her.
Collected here in one volume for the first time, volumes one and two of The Vampire Diaries, the tale of two vampire brothers and the beautiful girl torn between them.

The Immortal Highlander (The Highlander Series, Book 6)The Immortal Highlander (The Highlander Series, Book 6) by Karen Marie Moning (*Note: This is adult :)

Enter a world of timeless seduction, of ancient intrigue and modern-day passion. Enter the dazzling world of Karen Marie Moning, whose acclaimed Highlander novels have captivated readers, spanning the continents and the centuries, bringing ancient Scotland vividly to life. In a new novel brimming with time-travel adventure and sensual heat, the nationally bestselling author of The Dark Highlander delivers a love story that will hold you in thrall—and a hero you will most certainly never forget.

BEWARE: lethally seductive alpha male of immense strength and dark eroticism, do not look at him. Do not touch him. Do not be tempted. Do not be seduced.

With his long, black hair and dark, mesmerizing eyes, Adam Black is Trouble with a capital T. Immortal, arrogant, and intensely sensual, he is the consummate seducer, free to roam across time and continents in pursuit of his insatiable desires. That is, until a curse strips him of his immortality and makes him invisible, a cruel fate for so irresistible a man. With his very life at stake, Adam’s only hope for survival is in the hands of the one woman who can actually see him.


***Received*** 

Zombies vs. UnicornsZombies vs Unicorns by Holly Black, et al.


It's a question as old as time itself: which is better, the zombie or the unicorn? In this anthology, edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier (unicorn and zombie, respectively), strong arguments are made for both sides in the form of short stories. Half of the stories portray the strengths—for good and evil—of unicorns and half show the good (and really, really bad-ass) side of zombies. Contributors include many bestselling teen authors, including Cassandra Clare, Libba Bray, Maureen Johnson, Meg Cabot, Scott Westerfeld, and Margo Lanagan. This anthology will have everyone asking: Team Zombie or Team Unicorn?

19 comments:

Eleni @ La Femme Readers said...

I think we all go on book sprees. :) Great books this week, look forward to your reviews dollface!

Mad Scientist said...

Nice Review:)

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Bere said...

You got some great books, Kim! Vesper sounds great. I will definitely be on the lookout for your reviews. Happy reading! =)

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. Vesper looks good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

Uniquely Moi Books said...

You did get a lot! Great pics though! Have a great week!

Kay said...

Hey! I just wanted you to know that I gave you an award!

You can view the details here: http://kays-brookside-reviews.blogspot.com/2010/11/versatile-blogger-award.html

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

Great books this week. I really like the sound of Vesper and Intrinsical is a really good read - very unique story. Hope you enjoy! :)

Christina/Book Addict said...

Great books this week! Vesper looks really good! I read a few of the Vampire Diaries books, but I actually like the TV show better--(which is completely out of character for me!) I look forward to your reviews and enjoy all your books.

geekyreads said...

Like another commenter said, I've read the first three Vampire Diaries books, and I like the TV show better than the books. Maybe the last book will turn it around for me?

The Slowest Bookworm said...

You've had a really great mailbox this week. I want ALL of those LOL.

nikkibrandyberry said...

Great books this week! I am reading the Fever series by Karen Moning right now...I might have to check out the Highlander series after that. My IMM is here: http://nikkibrandyberry.wordpress.com/2010/11/27/in-my-mailbox-kinda-9/

GREYZ said...

Haven't read any of the vampire diaries but I am planning to next year. :) Great books this week. Mine are at Clandestine Sanctuary. Have a great week!

Julie Anne Lindsey said...

I'm a new follower! Looks like a great set of reading this week! I'm jealous!! You can find my IMM here http://blog.juliealindsey.com/

Gabrielle Carolina said...

Paranormal week much? ;)

Happy reading!

If you want to know what I got in my mailbox this week, check out my blog here-

http://themodpodgebookshelf.blogspot.com/2010/11/imm-13-deb-week.html

And don’t forget to enter my book-a-week giveaway!

http://themodpodgebookshelf.blogspot.com/2010/11/second-hand-saturday-3.html

Blessings,

Gabrielle

Ashley said...

Wow, great IMM! Have fun reading!

Have you seen my 2011 YA Reading Challenge? You should sign up!

http://whatsyourstorybookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/11/350-page-books-2011-challenge.html

Sugarbeat said...

Wow! That puppy in the mailbox is sooo cute! I'm a new follower. Drop by and have a look at what I received this week at http://www.sugarbeatsbooks.com/

Emma Michaels said...

Yeay! I love IMM. My to-reads list is growing by leaps and bounds today!!! Hope you will stop by mine!

Sincerely,
Emma Michaels
http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

Scoot said...

Awesome books! I hope you enjoy them all!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

FAB stack :)