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Saturday, April 23, 2011

In My Mailbox!

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

Wow! What a great week for books! 

Tris & Izzie
Tris & Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison (October 11, 2011)

A modern retelling of the German legend "Tristan and Isolde", "Tris and Izzie", is about a young witch named Izzie who is dating Mark King, the captain of the basketball team and thinks her life is going swimmingly well. Until-- she makes a love potion for her best friend Brangane and then ends up taking it herself accidentally, and falling in love with Tristan, the new guy at school.

Light, contemporary romantic fantasy for teens

Tempest RisingTempest Rising by Traci Deebs  (May 10, 2011)
Tempest Maguire wants nothing more than to surf the killer waves near her California home; continue her steady relationship with her boyfriend, Mark; and take care of her brothers and surfer dad. But Tempest is half mermaid, and as her seventeenth birthday approaches, she will have to decide whether to remain on land or give herself to the ocean like her mother. The pull of the water becomes as insistent as her attraction to Kai, a gorgeous surfer whose uncanny abilities hint at an otherworldly identity as well. And when Tempest does finally give in to the water's temptation and enters a fantastical underwater world, she finds that a larger destiny awaits her-and that the entire ocean's future hangs in the balance. (Loved this one!)

Die for MeDie for Me by Amy Plumb (May 10, 2011)

In the City of Lights, two star-crossed lovers battle a fate that is destined to tear them apart again and again for eternity.

When Kate Mercier's parents die in a tragic car accident, she leaves her life--and memories--behind to live with her grandparents in Paris. For Kate, the only way to survive her pain is escaping into the world of books and Parisian art. Until she meets Vincent.

Mysterious, charming, and devastatingly handsome, Vincent threatens to melt the ice around Kate's guarded heart with just his smile. As she begins to fall in love with Vincent, Kate discovers that he's a revenant--an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save the lives of others. Vincent and those like him are bound in a centuries-old war against a group of evil revenants who exist only to murder and betray. Kate soon realizes that if she follows her heart, she may never be safe again.

In this incandescent debut, newcomer Amy Plum has created a powerful paranormal mythology with immortal revenants. The Paris setting comes enchantingly alive as a relentless struggle between good and evil takes place in its streets. Rich with romance, atmosphere, and thrills, Die for Me will leave readers breathlessly awaiting its sequel.
Corsets & Clockwork: 13 Steampunk RomancesCorsets & Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances (April 26, 2011)

Bestselling romance editor Trisha Telep brings an exciting new element to the fast-growing sub-genre of steampunk, which bends and blends the old and the new in increasingly popular dark urban fantasies. Young heroes and heroines battle evil, in various forms with the help of super-technological or supernatural powers, while falling in and out of love.


Jessica said...

OOh Corsets and Clockwork! I can't wait to read that one! Quite a few of my fave YA authors are in it! Dying to read it! Hope you enjoy it!

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Laurel said...

Great selection! I am drooling over each book, especially Tris and Izzie. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Die for me and Tempest Rising!

Anonymous said...

Holy cow I am SO beyond jealous that you got Tris & Izzie!!! That is one of my most anticipated books this year. Can't wait to hear what you think of it!

Kristina said...

Oh so jealous of Die for Me and Corset one

BooksforCompany said...

Oh wow!
I think you just got all the books everyone wants! lol
I read Die For Me and LOVED IT!!!
Tris & Izzie sounds amazing =)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

O we! FAB week!

Brodie said...

Tris and Izzie!!! So jealous! I've been coveting that ever since I saw the beautiful cover art <3 So excited to read your thoughts!

Awesome books this week - I really enjoyed Die For Me. Happy reading! :)


Lauren said...

Ooh, Tris & Izzie?!! I'm so jealous! Though, I hope you enjoy it, and I'll be looking forward to seeing your review for it! Happy reading! :)

Alison said...

Fab set! I'm really excited for Tris and Izzie.

Devan said...

What a great lot of books! Tris & Izzie looks great and I love re-tellings. Mette Ivie Harrison is such a good author too. Happy Easter and Happy Reading!

Shannon the BookStalker said...

Can't wait to hear what you think of Tempest Rising & Tris and Izzie! Enjoy all your books and have a great week!