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Saturday, April 9, 2011

In My Mailbox!



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

WON! Thanks James @ Book Chic Club! 
Abandon
ABANDON BY MEG CABOT (POINT April 26th 2011)
New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a dark, fantastical story about this world . . . and the underworld.

Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can't help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she's never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.

But now she's moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid.

Only she can't. Because even here, he finds her. That's how desperately he wants her back. She knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven, yet she can't stay away . . . especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.

But if she lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself back in the one place she most fears: the Underworld.

Where She WentWHERE SHE WENT BY GAYLE FORMAN (April 5th 2011)

It's been three years since the devastating accident . . . three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life forever.

Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard's rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia's home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future and each other.

Told from Adam's point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.
REVIEW BOOKS
The Iron Thorn (The Iron Codex)
THE IRON THORN BY CAITLIN KITTREDGE (February 22nd 2011)


In the city of Lovecraft, the Proctors rule and a great Engine turns below the streets, grinding any resistance to their order to dust. The necrovirus is blamed for Lovecraft's epidemic of madness, for the strange and eldritch creatures that roam the streets after dark, and for everything that the city leaders deem Heretical—born of the belief in magic and witchcraft. And for Aoife Grayson, her time is growing shorter by the day.

     Aoife Grayson's family is unique, in the worst way—every one of them, including her mother and her elder brother Conrad, has gone mad on their 16th birthday. And now, a ward of the state, and one of the only female students at the School of Engines, she is trying to pretend that her fate can be different.

The Hunt of the Unicorn THE HUNT OF THE UNICORN BY C.C. HUMPHREYS (March 8th 2011)
Elayne thinks the old family story that one of her ancestors stepped through a tapestry into a world of mythical beasts makes a great fireside tale. But she lives in the real world. In New York City. And she's outgrown that kind of fantasy.

Until she finds herself in front of a unicorn tapestry at the Cloisters museum and sees her

Suddenly the line between fantasy and reality isn't so clear. But the danger is real enough. Almost before she can think, Elayne is attacked by a ferocious beast, rescued by a unicorn, and taken prisoner by a tyrant king. Each of them seems to have an idea about her—that she's a hero, a villain, dinner!

But Elayne has a few ideas of her own. She wants to overthrow the king; she wants to tame the unicorn. She wants to go home! And she's willing to become both hero and villain to do it. initials woven into the fabric. And hears a unicorn calling to her. And slips and falls—into that other world.
LIBRARY BOOKS
Angelfire (Angelfire - Trilogy)

ANGELFIRE BY COURTNEY ALLISON MOULTON (March 1st 2011)


First there are nightmares.

Every night Ellie is haunted by terrifying dreams of monstrous creatures that are hunting her, killing her.

Then come the memories.

When Ellie meets Will, she feels on the verge of remembering something just beyond her grasp. His attention is intense and romantic, and Ellie feels like her soul has known him for centuries. On her seventeenth birthday, on a dark street at midnight, Will awakens Ellie's power, and she knows that she can fight the creatures that stalk her in the grim darkness. Only Will holds the key to Ellie's memories, whole lifetimes of them, and when she looks at him, she can no longer pretend anything was just a dream.

Now she must hunt.

Ellie has power that no one can match, and her role is to hunt and kill the reapers that prey on human souls. But in order to survive the dangerous and ancient battle of the angels and the Fallen, she must also hunt for the secrets of her past lives and truths that may be too frightening to remember.
I can't wait to read these. First I have to read If I Stay by Gayle Forman from the library so that I can be ready to read my copy of Where She Went.  I've heard so many great things! Hope you all got some great books this week and Happy Reading!

3 comments:

Jessica said...

Awesome! Another Abandon!! Kind of jealous now!! I ordered my copy from Bookperks! Technically I ordered a book by Francesa Lia Block and then got this one for free! So I have to wait til release day for it I think.

Congrats on winning a copy!

My IMM goes up tomorrow! Be sure to stop by!

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Jessicaa GREAT read

Kristina said...

Awesome books! Enjoy Angelfire it is great. I will be getting Iron Thorn soon, I can't wait for it. I will have to look into The Hunt of the Unicorn.

BooksforCompany said...

Wow!!!
How amazing are all of these books?!
Great week of books =)