Saturday, December 26, 2009

In My Mailbox

So...I haven't done one of these posts in for about ever, but I had an excellent book week that I had to share! In My Mailbox was started by Kristi over at The Story Siren.

For Review:

Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu

Everyone has a secret. But Lucy's is bigger and dirtier than most. It's one she's been hiding for years - that her mom's out of control hoarding has turned their lives into a world of garbage and shame. She's managed to keep her home life hidden from her best friend and her crush, knowing they'd be disgusted by the truth. So, when her mom dies suddenly in their home, Lucy hesitates to call 911 because revealing their way of life would make her future unbearable - and she begins her two-day plan to set her life right. 

Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey

On Solange’s sixteenth birthday, she is going to wake up dead. As if that’s not bad enough, she also has to outwit her seven overprotective older brothers, avoid the politics involved with being the only daughter born to an ancient vampire dynasty, and elude Kieran Black—agent of an anti-vampire league who is searching for his father’s killer and is intent on staking Solange and her entire family.

Luckily she has her own secret weapon—her human best friend Lucy—who is willing to defend Solange’s right to a normal life, whether she’s being smothered by her well-intentioned brothers or abducted by a power-hungry queen. Two unlikely alliances are formed in a race to save Solange’s eternal life—Lucy and Solange’s brother Nicholas, and Solange and Kieran Black—in a dual romance that is guaranteed to jump start any romance-lover’s heart.

The Mark by Jen Nadol

Cassandra Renfield has always seen the mark—a glow around certain people reminiscent of candlelight. But the one time she mentioned it, it was dismissed as a trick of the light. Until the day she watches a man awash in the mark die. After searching her memories, Cassie realizes she can see a person’s imminent death. Not how or where, only when: today.

Armed with a vague understanding of the light, Cassie begins to explore her “gift,” seeking those marked for death and probing the line between decision and destiny. Though she’s careful to hide her secret—even from her new philosophy-obsessed boyfriend—with each impending death comes the temptation to test fate. But so many questions remain. How does the mark work? Why is she the only one who sees it? And finally, the most important of all: If you know today is someone’s last, should you tell them?

Captivate by Carrie Jones

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.

On Monday, I walked onto my front porch and about tripped over a package. I have no clue why I got this, but I am NOT complaining!

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Catlin is haunted by dreams of beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.

From Giveaways:

Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers

(SQUEE!!!! I finished reading this in one sitting last night - sooooo good. Review will be posted later in the week.)

Climbing to the top of the social ladder is hard--falling from it is even harder.  Regina Afton used to be a member of the Fearsome Fivesome, an all-girl clique both feared and revered by the students at Hallowell High... until vicious rumors about her and her best friend's boyfriend start going around.  

Now Regina's been "frozen out" and her ex-best friends are out for revenge.  If Regina was guilty, it would be one thing, but the rumors are far from the terrifying truth and the bullying is getting more intense by the day.  She takes solace in the company of Michael Hayden, a misfit with a tragic past who she herself used to bully.  Friendship doesn't come easily for these onetime enemies, and as Regina works hard to make amends for her past, she realizes Michael could be more than just a friend... if threats from the Fearsome Foursome don't break them both first.

That's it for me! What did you get?



Mavie said...

Wow! You got tons of great books, I'm so jealous! Bloomsbury is awesome! Happy Reading. =)

Bianca said...

Incredibly jealous of the books you got!

I only have BC and I'm very excited to read it!

Katie said...

Great books this week. I am super jealous of Some Girls Are. I really want to read it. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I agree, you did have an excellent week! :P

Sab H. said...

OMG! What an awesome week you had! I really want to read the Mark and SGA!! ENJOY ;D

Anonymous said...

So jealous of SGA. I loved her other book Cracked Up to Be. Enjoy!!

Unknown said...

Yeah for a great week! I got Beautiful Creatures as well and it is on my IMM! I am jealous of you for Dirty Little Secrets and The Mark. They are on my list for the 2010 Debut Challenge!

Happy Reading!!


ps... I featured your blog this week too! Go check it out!

Lilixtreme said...

I wish to read Dirty Little Secrets so fast!

Sara said...

Wow GREAT book week for you! I'm jealous!

Anonymous said...

I pretty much want to read all of these. I look forward to reading your reviews! :D

prophecygirl said...

Wow, what a great supernatural themed week! I love that cover for Captivate, and Some Girls Are sounds really good.

Happy reading!

The Book Explorer said...

A lot of people got The Mark this week, as well as Dirty Little Secrets~

I hope you enjoy all your books!

Happy Reading,


Lauren said...

That really is an amazing week! All of those sound fantastic. Don't you just love surprise packages?

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu sounds really good! Have a great reading week!

Unknown said...

That is some serious bookish awesomeness. I really want to read Captivate and The Mark. Enjoy!

Kaylyn said...

You got some AMAZING books! I want to read Hearts At Stake quite badly, xD.

Briana said...

Beautiful Creatures is getting so many good reviews. I hope you like it as much as everyone else :)


Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

Oh man, I'm so jealous of you! The Mark, Dirty Little Secrets, Captivate and Some Girls Are are on my tbr pile! Enjoy!

Here's what I got this week!

Have a great and safe New Year!