Sunday, June 21, 2009

In My Mailbox (June 21)

Well, I've had a pretty rough week, but in the midst of all the misery I managed to get some books!

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...

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
Published by Simon & Schuster

Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go -- especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil -- and also her father.

To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings -- and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?



Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Published by HarperCollins

Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries.

Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty—especially if they learn of her Sight—and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.

Rule #2: Don't speak to invisible faeries.

Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.

Rule #1: Don't ever attract their attention.

But it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost—regardless of her plans or desires.

Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything.



Red Glass by Laura Resau
Published by Random House

One night Sophie and her parents are called to a hospital where Pedro, a six-year-old Mexican boy, is recovering from dehydration. Crossing the border into Arizona with a group of Mexicans and a coyote, or guide, Pedro and his parents faced such harsh conditions that the boy is the only survivor. Pedro comes to live with Sophie, her parents, and Sophie's Aunt Dika, a refugee of the war in Bosnia. Sophie loves Pedro—her Principito, or Little Prince. But after a year, Pedro’s surviving family in Mexico makes contact, and Sophie, Dika, Dika’s new boyfriend, and his son must travel with Pedro to his hometown so that he can make a heartwrenching decision.



Midnight Twins by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Published by the Penguin Group

Meredith and Mallory Brynn are mirror twins born on either side of midnight one snowy New Y ear's Eve. They have always been inseparable. But after they are nearly killed in a mysterious fire on their thirteenth birthday, the bond that has always joined them unravels. They begin to have visions and dreams that reveal the deep secrets kept by the people around them. Meredith and Mallory realize they have each been given a gift: Mallory can see deep into the past; Meredith can see the future. But when they discover that one boy is not what they imagined, their lives will be changed forever. If they can survive . . .

15 comments:

Kristen said...

Awesome books, I've read the whole Mortal Instruments series and love Wicked Lovely. Those other two have been on my TBR list for a while, so I'll be curious as to what you think of them. :)

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Wicked Lovely and City of Ashes are made of awesome. Happy reading!

Ravenous Reader said...

You had a great book week. I adored the Mortal Instruments and The Fairie series that Melissa Marr has written.

~The Book Pixie said...

I love Wicked Lovely> Great books you got there! :)

The Book Explorer said...

I really want to read The Midnight Twins and City of Ashes (Thought I need to read Bones first lol)

Library Lounge Lizard said...

Wicked Lovely and City of Ashes are both GREAT books! Enjoy!

Melanie said...

Midnight Twins sounds really fascinating! The cover is absolutely gorgeous. Happy reading!

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

I've been strongly considering reading Wicked Lovely, but I'm not sure if I would like reading about faeries. But then again, I didn't want to read Harry Potter because of wizards and Twilight because of vampires. I'll probably give it a shot too. I'll be looking out for your review on it (if you decide to do one).

-Briana

pirate penguin said...

I already want the second book in the Mortal Instruments series and I haven't even read the first! xD Wicked Lovely was really good. Red glass looks intense o.o

Jo said...

Great haul! Wicked Lovely is such an awesome novel, I hope you like it! I look forward to your reveiws!

Rebecca said...

Awesome books you got this week, Wicked Lovely is really good. Hope next week goes better for you.

Jacqueline C said...

Wicked Lovely is on my TBR list. I've been thinking about trying the Mortal Instruments series. Great stuff this week!

cupcakewitch said...

Nothing like some good books to cheer you up during a bad week, eh?

Callie said...

Hope the books can help you feel better. Enjoy!

Amanda said...

I can't wait to get my hands on Wicked Lovely!

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