Sunday, March 6, 2011

In My Mailbox (1)

This is my first In My Mailbox!! I got a ton of books this week- honestly I have no clue how I'm going to finish the ones from the library in time.  I currently have 26 books checked out at the library!  In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren 

The Library:
(the summaries are from

Darkfever (Fever Series, Book 1)1- Darkfever (Fever #1) by Karen Marie Moning- I LOVE this series....I recently lent out all my books in the Fever series and I've really been wanting to read them so I picked up my library card and checked out the book.  You can read my review here.
Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 3)2- Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood #3) by J.R. Ward-  (just finished it and LOVED IT!!)   A former blood slave, the vampire Zsadist still bears the scars from a past filled with suffering and humiliation. Renowned for his unquenchable fury and sinister deeds, he is a savage feared by humans and vampires alike. Anger is his only companion and terror his only passion-until he rescues a beautiful female from the evil Lessening Society. 
Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses. But even as their desire for each other begins to overtake them, Zsadist's thirst for vengeance against Bella's tormentors drives him to the brink of madness. Now Bella must help her lover overcome the wounds of his tortured past and find a future with her.

The Swan Kingdom3- The Swan Kingdom by Zoe Marriott-When Alexandra’s mother is slain by an unnatural beast, shadows fall on the once-lush kingdom. Too soon the widowed king is entranced by a cunning stranger — and in one chilling moment Alexandra’s beloved brothers disappear, and she is banished to a barren land. Rich in visual detail, sparked by a formidable evil, and sweetened with familial and romantic love, here is the tale of a girl who discovers powerful healing gifts — and the courage to use them to save her ailing kingdom.

Full Moon (Dark Guardian, Book 2)
4-Full Moon (Dark Guardian #2) by Rachel Hawthorne-   I may be promised to another...but thoughts of Rafe consume me. I don't know how much longer I can resist.  LINDSEY is wild and reckless, a natural rebel—maybe because her entire life was laid out for her even before she was born. Her parents are among the most powerful members of the Dark Guardians, an ancient tribe of werewolves, and they arranged Lindsey's betrothal to Connor long ago. The next full moon is coming all too soon, and then her commitment to Connor will be final—no turning back. She should be why can't she stop thinking about gorgeous, brooding Rafe? 
When a dangerous threat on the pack escalates, so do tensions between Connor and Rafe. A fight over Lindsey is imminent, but will it be to the death?

Fairy Tale5-Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog- A captivating and witty dark fantasy that will have girls lusting after it.  Morgan Sparks has always known that she and her boyfriend, Cam, are made for each other. But when Cam’s cousin Pip comes to stay with the family, Cam seems depressed. Finally Cam confesses to Morgan what’s going on: Cam is a fairy. The night he was born, fairies came down and switched him with a healthy human boy. Nobody expected Cam to live, and nobody expected his biological brother, heir to the fairy throne, to die. But both things happened, and now the fairies want Cam back to take his rightful place as Fairy King.  Even as Cam physically changes, becoming more miserable each day, he and Morgan pledge to fool the fairies and stay together forever. But by the time Cam has to decide once and for all what to do, Morgan’s no longer sure what’s best for everyone, or whether her and Cam’s love can weather an uncertain future.

Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)6-Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2)  by Suzanne Collins- Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark won the annual competition described in Hunger Games, but the aftermath leaves these victors with no sense of triumph. Instead, they have become the poster boys for a rebellion that they never planned to lead. That new, unwanted status puts them in the bull's-eye for merciless revenge by The Capitol.

The Iron Duke (A Novel of the Iron Seas)7-The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook-  After the Iron Duke freed England from Horde control, he instantly became a national hero. Now Rhys Trahaearn has built a merchant empire on the power-and fear-of his name. And when a dead body is dropped from an airship onto his doorstep, bringing Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth into his dangerous world, he intends to make her his next possession.  But when Mina uncovers the victim's identity, she stumbles upon a conspiracy that threatens the lives of everyone in England. To save them, Mina and Rhys must race across zombie-infested wastelands and treacherous oceans-and Mina discovers the danger is not only to her countrymen, as she finds herself tempted to give up everything to the Iron Duke.

Firelight8-Firelight by Sophie Jordan-  A hidden truth.   Mortal enemies.   Doomed love.  Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki—a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form.  Forced to flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her new surroundings. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she is irresistibly drawn to him, Jacinda knows Will's dark secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But her inner draki is slowly slipping away—if it dies she will be left as a human forever. She'll do anything to prevent that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy.  Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide.

Wildwing9-Wildwing by Emily Whitman- When Addy is swept back in time, she couldn't be happier to leave her miser-able life behind. Now she's mistaken for Lady Matilda, the pampered ward of the king. If Addy can play her part, she'll have glorious gowns, jewels, and something she's always longed for—the respect and admiration of others. But then she meets Will, the falconer's son with sky blue eyes, who unsettles all her plans.
From shipwrecks to castle dungeons, from betrothals to hidden conspiracies, Addy finds herself in a world where she's not the only one with a dangerous secret. When she discovers the truth, Addy must take matters into her own hands. The stakes? Her chance at true love . . . and the life she's meant to live.

The Mockingbirds
10-Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney- Some schools have honor codes.  Others have handbooks.  Themis Academy has the Mockingbirds.  Themis Academy is a quiet boarding school with an exceptional student body that the administration trusts to always behave the honorable way--the Themis Way. So when Alex is date raped during her junior year, she has two options: stay silent and hope someone helps her, or enlist the Mockingbirds--a secret society of students dedicated to righting the wrongs of their fellow peers.
In this honest, page-turning account of a teen girl's struggle to stand up for herself, debut author Daisy Whitney reminds readers that if you love something or someone--especially yourself--you fight for it.

Queen of Babble11-Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot- Lizzie Nichols has a problem, and it isn’t that she’s blowing her college graduation money on a trip to visit her long-distance boyfriend Andy in London.   She just can’t keep anything to herself, including her indignation at finding out her beloved boyfriend wasn’t completely faithful to her during their separation. She’s now out on the streets with no money and a non-changeable airline ticket home for exactly a month away.  Fortunately, Lizzie’s best friend, Shari, comes to the rescue. She’s spending the summer in the South of France catering weddings in a romantic sixteenth century chateau, and she’s able to sort Lizzie out with a job. One glimpse of the gorgeous Chateau Mirac, not to mention the equally gorgeous son of the owner, and Lizzie is hooked.

12-Reincarnation by Suzenn Wyn-From prehistory to the present, theirs was a love for the ages. It starts with a fight in a cave over an elusive green jewel . . . and then travels over time and lives to include Egyptian slaves, Greek temples, Massachusetts witch trials, Civil War battlefields, Paris on the eve of World War II, America in the 1960s . . . and a pair of modern-day teenagers. For readers who believe that love is stronger than time or death, this is an unforgettable novel from a wonderful storyteller.

My Kindle:
The Sext Crime (C.Y.A. : Covert Youth Agency)1-The Sext Crime (CYA: Covert Youth Agency) by Jason Ancona-SNAP--a girl sexts racy pics of herself.
She thought the fun shots would stay between her and her boyfriend.   SNAP--an anonymous hacker hijacks her photos.  If she doesn't obey, she'll be exposed.  SNAP--the Covert Youth Agency takes the girl's case.
The agents jump headfirst into Operation: Sext Crime. Their new client has less than a week to surrender to the hacker's ultimatum. Or else the naughty photos go "wide."  SEND--a squad of goons are closing in on C.Y.A. members.  Agent identities may be unmasked.  REPLY ALL--end communication.   It's not safe.  WARNING--this book contains NO explicit sexual content.   Material suitable for ages 12 and above. May contain some humor.

The Fire Inside (Sidekicks)2-The Fire Inside by Raymond Rose- Ten years ago, Jack and Bruce barely survived a battle royale between good and evil that left half of their city destroyed. Over the years, they’ve drifted apart – their lives going separate paths. Now Bruce is back in town looking for Jack’s help. Because what’s about to happen is worse than anything they could imagine!

Better Together3-Better Together by Raymond Rose- Paul Rhoads, a successful horror novelist, has moved back to his hometown in Pennsylvania. Moving back home turns out to be more than just returning to his roots but starting up a relationship with his high school sweetheart, Annie. Annie, recently divorced, is the mother of a precious eight month old, Max. However, when Annie dies in a freak car accident, Paul finds himself catapulted into the role of father and decides to do something he would never have imagined himself doing: raise Max as his own.

4-Abithica by Susan Goldsmith (ARC)- What if you knew you were about to be torn from your body and replaced by an imposter in a seamless switch forever separating you and the one you love? Would you do whatever it took to stay? Even if YOU happened to be the imposter? Abithica must borrow all that she is from others: names, lives, even bodies. When she switches into the troubled life of Sydney Turner, she breaks the rule that has sustained her, the one thing in her control—never get attached. Lane Riley has no idea he’s fallen for Abithica, wearing Sydney Turner’s body and that a future with her is impossible. Desperate to stay with him, Abithica uncovers the mystery of what she is, only to learn she’s a pawn in a battle over souls, and that she’s probably one of the “bad guys.” What will happen if she refuses to leave Sydney’s body?


Alison said...

So many great books! Catching Fire was my fav of the Hunger Games trilogy. And I want to start reading JR Ward.

A Journey in Reading said...

I love the BDB! Zsadist is my favorite of all the brothers!

Frosy said...

You have some great books there. I hope you enjoy Full Moon by Hawthorne I loved that one!

I'm looking forward to reading your reviews especially for Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog. I have been wanting to read this for a while.

Anonymous said...

You have twenty-six books checked out from the library?! Wowsers. I admire your ambition! There is no way I could read them all before they were due, PLUS the ones you just bought :)

Awesome books this week!

Jessica said...

Whoa. You got a lot of books in this week alone! And 26 are from the library?! Guess you'll tackle that pile first huh? Happy Reading!

Here's my IMM

Majanka Verstraete said...

That's a lot of novels you got there! Firelight, Catching Fire and Full Moon are on my wishlist as well, but I also love the sound of The Swan Kingdom. It sounds a bit like a fairytale, and I love retold fairytales. Enjoy!

Take a look at what's In My Mailbox this week.

BooksforCompany said...

Yay! Hope u join in with IMM every week now! =)
Great books, wish my library was this up to date!

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