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Saturday, January 22, 2011

In My Mailbox: January 22, 2011

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

**REVIEW**


Vesper (Deviants, #1)
VESPER BY JEFF SAMPSON (Feb. 1 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?

Enclave (Razorland, #1) ENCLAVE BY ANN AGUIRRE (April 12, 2011)

WELCOME TO THE APOCALYPSE

In Deuce's world, people earn the right to a name only if they survive their first fifteen years. By that point, each unnamed 'brat' has trained into one of three groups-Breeders, Builders, or Hunters, identifiable by the number of scars they bear on their arms.

Deuce has wanted to be a Huntress for as long as she can remember. As a Huntress, her purpose is clear--to brave the dangerous tunnels outside the enclave and bring back meat to feed the group while evading ferocious monsters known as Freaks. She's worked toward this goal her whole life, and nothing's going to stop her, not even a beautiful, brooding Hunter named Fade.

When the mysterious boy becomes her partner, Deuce's troubles are just beginning. Down below, deviation from the rules is punished swiftly and harshly, and Fade doesn't like following orders. At first she thinks he's crazy, but as death stalks their sanctuary, and it becomes clear the elders don't always know best, Deuce wonders if Fade might be telling the truth.

Her partner confuses her; she's never known a boy like him before, as prone to touching her gently as using his knives with feral grace. As Deuce's perception shifts, so does the balance in the constant battle for survival. The mindless Freaks, once considered a threat only due to their sheer numbers, show signs of cunning and strategy... but the elders refuse to heed any warnings. Despite imminent disaster, the enclave puts their faith in strictures and sacrifice instead. No matter how she tries, Deuce cannot stem the dark tide that carries her far from the only world she's ever known.


**LIBRARY** 
(We have the best library for YA books!)

YOUNG ADULT
Vixen (The Flappers)Vampire CrushAscendantRampant

ADULT
To Tame a Highland Warrior (Highlander, Book 2)Kiss of the Highlander (The Highlander Series, Book 4)
 **BOUGHT**
by Karen Marie Moning Dreamfever 1 editionShadowfever




16 comments:

Momo (Books Over Boys) said...

Wow! Great list of books! :) Happy reading!

Orchid said...

Great books! Ascendant and Rampant and Vixen sound like great reads. Happy reading. ^_^

Cicely said...

I've heard brilliant things about Enclave. It sounds amazing! Great mailbox. Happy reading :D

Jessica said...

Wow! You got a lot! Happy Reading!

My IMM goes up tomorrow, be sure to stop by then!

a GREAT read

Christina/Book Addict said...

Great books this week-you aren't kidding when you said your library has a great YA section. Impressive! I look forward to your review of Vixen and Vesper!

BrittLit said...

Vespers sounds great. Happy Reading!

Jayme @ Horribly Bookish said...

I'm waiting for Vixen to hit our library--it looks so good!

brandileigh2003 said...

I'll watch for your review of Vampyre Crush
Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Lost In Literature said...

Great list of books!! Happy reading! :)

Here's my IMM for this week: http://lost-in-lit.blogspot.com/2011/01/in-my-mailbox-4.html

Marce said...

I see KarenMM books everywhere, I wonder if I would enjoy them.

My IMM

http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2011/01/in-my-mailbox-exciting-mix.html

Lu said...

Great mailbox! Vesper looks awesome :)

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christitheteenlibrarian said...

Great list this week! Have heard really good things about Vesper, enjoy!

YA reader said...

I've heard good things about Enclave - enjoy!

Library Lounge Lizard said...

I have Vesper but haven't read it yet. Enclave is a great read and I loved, loved loved both Rampant and Ascendant! Happy reading :)

basma aal said...

Heard great stuff about vesper. Hope you like it.

Moonlight Gleam said...

Awesome haul! Thank you for sharing :)


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