Sunday, June 14, 2009

In My Mailbox (June 14)

In my mailbox was created by Kristi of The Story Siren, who was inspired by Pop Culture Junkie. Here are the books I got this week...

Vamped by Lucienne Diver (Won from a contest at My Favorite Author)
Published by Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.

Gina Covello's Perks and Pitfalls
of Vamp Life
1. Hello?! Eternal youth and beauty!

2. Free. Designer. Clothes.

3. My hot new boyfriend Bobby went from chess dud to vamp stud.

4. No reflection! First order of business: turn my own stylist to stop the downward spiral from chic to eek.

5. Vampire vixen Mellisande has taken an interest in my boyfriend, and is now transforming the entire high school into her own personal vampire army. If anyone's going to start their own undead entourage it should be me.

I guess I'll just have to save everyone from fashion disasters and other fates worse than death.


Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
Published by Mira

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooma in the palace--and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.

And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly's Dust--and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.

As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can't control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren't so clear...

Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
Published by HarperCollins

Since the dawn of time, the Faerie have taken. . . .

For seventeen-year-old actress Kelley Winslow, faeries are just something from childhood stories. Then she meets Sonny Flannery, whose steel-gray eyes mask an equally steely determination to protect her.

Sonny guards the Samhain Gate, which connects the mortal realm with the Faerie's enchanted, dangerous Otherworld. Usually kept shut by order of icy King Auberon, the Gate stands open but once a year.

This year, as the time approaches when the Samhain Gate will swing wide and nightmarish Fae will fight their way into an unsuspecting human world, something different is happening . . . something wondrous and strange. And Kelley's eyes are opening not just to the Faerie that surround her but to the heritage that awaits her.

Now Kelley must navigate deadly Faerie treachery—and her growing feelings for Sonny—in this dazzling page-turner filled with luminous romance.

The week ahead: I have reviews for Bones of Faerie, Watersmeet, and Chalice. I'm also thinking that I should hold a contest soon...mainly due to the fact that I seem to have accumulated more books than I have room for...which says a lot considering how much storage I have.

10 comments:

Fantastic Book Review said...

You got some great books! I love the Study Series by my favorite author and I really enjoyed Wondrous Strange. Happy Reading!

Catt said...

Wow, have fun reading all those awesome books! I can't wait to see what you think of them! Wondrous Strange is REALLY good, I hope you enjoy it!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I really do want to read Vamped and Wondrous Strange. They both look great.

-Lauren

Michelle said...

Vamped sounds really interesting. I hope you enjoy all of these great books! =D

ZAC said...

o0o0o Poison Study looks fab.

Callie said...

These book look really great. Enjoy them!

Library Lounge Lizard said...

Great books! I'm anxious for a Wondrous Strange sequel! Enjoy

The Story Siren said...

awesome books! Love the Study Series and Wondrous Strange! Happy reading!

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. I haven't read any of them but they sound really good. Enjoy.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Vamped looks great. I love the cover.

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