Saturday, September 18, 2010

In My Mailbox (September 19)

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


Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Sixteen-year-old Evie's job is bagging and tagging paranormals. Possessing the strange ability to see through their glamours, she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency. But when someone--or something--starts taking out the vamps, werewolves, and other odd beasties she's worked hard to help become productive members of society, she's got to figure it out before they all disappear and the world becomes utterly normal.

Normal is so overrated.

(From Goodreads)

Aces Up by Lauren Barnholdt

Seventeen-year-old high school senior Shannon Card needs money. And lots of it. She's been admitted to Wellesley, but her dad just lost his job, and somehow she has to come up with a year of tuition herself. But Shannon's dream of making big bucks waitressing at the local casino, the Collosio, disappears faster than a gambler's lucky streak. Her boss is a tyrant, her coworker is nuts, and her chances of balancing a tray full of drinks while wearing high-heeled shoes are slim to none. Worse, time is running out, and Shannon hasn't made even half the money she'd hoped.

When Shannon receives a mysterious invitation to join Aces Up, a secret network of highly talented college poker players, at first she th
inks No way. She has enough to worry about: keeping her job, winning the coveted math scholarship at school, and tutoring her secret crush, Max. But when Shannon musters up the nerve to kiss Max and he doesn't react at all, the allure of Aces Up and its sexy eighteen-year-old leader, Cole, is suddenly too powerful to ignore.

Soon Shannon's caught up in a web of lies and deceit that makes worrying about tuition money or a high school crush seem like kid stuff. Still, when the money's this good, is the fear of getting caught reason enough to fold? (From Goodreads)

Deadly Little Lies (Touch #2) by Laurie Stolarz

Last fall, sixteen-year-old Camelia fell for Ben, the mysterious new boy at school who turned out to have a very mysterious gift--pyschometry, the ability to sense the future through touch. But just as Camelia and Ben's romance began to heat up, he abruptly left town. Brokenhearted, Camelia has spent the last few months studying everything she can about psychometry, and experiencing her own strange brushes with premonition. Camelia wonders if Ben's abilities have somehow rubbed off on her. Can the power of psychometry be transferred?

Even once Ben returns to school, Camelia can't get close enough to share her secret with him. Despite the romantic tension between them, Ben remains aloof, avoiding contact. Then when an unexpected kiss leads to a frightening argument, Camelia makes the painful decision to let Ben go and move on. Adam, the hot new guy at work, seems good for her in ways Ben wasn't. Adam is easygoing, and seems to really care about her.

But when Camelia and Adam start dating, a surprising love triangle results. A chilling sequence of events upturns secrets from Ben's past--and Adam's. Someone is lying, and it's up to Camelia to figure out who-before it's too late. (From Goodreads)


prophecygirl said...

Nice week. I'm so excited about Paranormalcy - hope you enjoy it! :)

Kapri (Book Fanatics) said...

I'm jelous of Aces Up and Paranormalcy! I hope you enjoy your loot!

Happy reading!

Tasha said...

Deadly Little Lies sounds like it's going to be a good read. You can find my mailbox here.

Jenny N. said...

Have read positive reviews about Paranormalcy and am looking forward to reading it soon. Happy reading :)

Belinda said...

You have some great books there. I've heard alot of great things about Paranormalcy. I've bought it as well but haven't been able to read it yet. Look forward to your review of it.

Here's my In My Mailbox

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

very jealous of paranormalcy

My In my Mailbox is here

Manda said...

I can't wait for my copy of Paranormalcy to arrive! You lucky thing, you. :P

Brittany said...

Great books this week. I love the cover for Paranormalcy. Happy Reading!

Nina said...

Great books! Paranormalcy looks good. Enjoy!

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