Sunday, October 11, 2009

In My Mailbox (October 11)

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...

The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

Nick and his brother, Alan, have spent their lives on the run from magic. Their father was murdered, and their mother was driven mad by magicians and the demons who give them power. The magicians are hunting the Ryves family for a charm that Nick's mother stole -- a charm that keeps her alive -- and they want it badly enough to kill again.

Danger draws even closer when a brother and sister come to the Ryves family for help. The boy wears a demon's mark, a sign of death that almost nothing can erase...and when Alan also gets marked by a demon, Nick is des-perate to save him. The only way to do that is to kill one of the magicians they have been hiding from for so long.

Ensnared in a deadly game of cat and mouse, Nick starts to suspect that his brother is telling him lie after lie about their past. As the magicians' Circle closes in on their family, Nick uncovers the secret that could destroy them all.

This is the Demon's Lexicon. Turn the page.

Candor by Pam Bachorz (Part of 1 ARC Tours)

Oscar Banks has everything under control. In a town
where his father brainwashes everyone, he's found a way to secretly fight the subliminal Messages. He's got them all fooled: Oscar's the top student and the best-behaved teen in town. Nobody knows he's made his own Messages to deprogram his brain. Oscar has even found a way to get rich. For a hefty price, he helps new kids escape Candor, Florida before they're transformed into cookie-cutter teens. But then Nia Silva moves to Candor, and Oscar's carefully-controlled world crumbles.

Psych Major Syndrome by Alicia Thompson

Patient Name: Leigh Nolan Age: 18 years Presenting Concerns: Leigh Nolan has just started her first year at Stiles College. She has decided to major in psychology (even though her parents would rather she study Tarot cards than Rorschach blots), despite reporting that she thinks, "Psychology is a load of crap." Patient has always been very good at helping her friends with their problems, but when it comes to solving her own...not so much. Patient has a tendency to overanalyze things, particularly when the opposite sex is involved. Like why doesn't Andrew, her boyfriend of over a year, ever invite her to spend the night? Or why can't she commit to taking the next step in their relationship? And why does his roommate Nathan dislike her so much? More importantly, why did Nathan have a starring role in a much-more-than-friendly dream? Aggravating factors include hyper-competitive fellow psych majors, a professor who's badly in need of her own psychoanalysis, and mentoring a middle-school-aged girl who thinks Patient is, in a word, nave. Preliminary treatment will include Introduction to Psychology, but may require more if she's going to answer these questions and make it through her freshman year. Diagnosis: Psych Major Syndrome

The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong

Book II in the Darkest Powers trilogy takes us deeper into a world where the supernatural intrudes on the everyday with riveting effect. If you had met me a few weeks ago, you probably would have described me as an average teenage girl—someone normal. Now my life has changed forever and I'm as far away from normal as it gets. A living science experiment—not only can I see ghosts, but I was genetically altered by a group of people who call themselves The Edison Group. What does that mean? For starters, I’m a teenage necromancer whose powers are out of control: I raise the dead without even trying. Trust me, that is not a power you want to have. Ever. I'm running for my life with three of my supernatural friends—a charming sorcerer, a cynical werewolf, and a disgruntled witch—and we have to find someone who can help us gain our freedom back before The Edison Group finds us first. Or die trying.

What did you get this week?


Erica said...

The Awakening is amazing! Pysch Major Symdrome looks really great as well.

a flight of minds said...

I love The Demon's Lexicon and Candor! And Psych Major Syndrome sounds really good. :) Happy reading!

- Alex

Emi said...

Loved The Awakening. I have yet to read any of the others, though Candor is on my must read list.

Sara said...

Great books. I've read the first and last of those books and Psych Major Syndrome looks really good!

I Want To Read That said...

I really like the look of Pysch Major Syndrome - look forward to your review. Happy reading:)

Kelsey said...

I loved Candor and really want to read all the others! Enjoy(:

Sab H. said...

Darkest Powers is one of my favorite series!! I LOVE DEREK! LOL
Great books! Enjoy!

Amy said...

I love the cover model on candor. Can you say cute? lol :-D

ReggieWrites said...

Psych Major Syndrom looks amazing! Awesome books =) Happy reading =)

Anonymous said...

The Awakening is great, I hope you enjoy it. I can't wait to see what you think about everything. =)

~The Book Pixie said...

Wow, you got some really fabulous books. Good luck deciding which to read first. lol. Enjoy.


Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

Awesome books this week Lizzy! Happy reading.

Alexia561 said...

The Demon's Lexicon seems to have been popular this week! Have it sitting in my TBR pile, and really need to get reading! The Awakening looks really good as well. Enjoy!

Tales of Whimsy said...

I can't wait to see what you think of the 1st one.

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