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Saturday, August 29, 2009

In My Mailbox (13)

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Marisa: I received a lot of books in the mail this week. All of them sound excellent and I can't wait to read them.

Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough

Tamsin Greene comes from a long line of witches, and she was supposed to be one of the most Talented among them. But Tamsin's magic never showed up. Now seventeen, Tamsin attends boarding school in Manhattan, far from her family. But when a handsome young professor mistakes her for her very Talented sister, Tamsin agrees to find a lost family heirloom for him. The search—and the stranger—will prove to be more sinister than they first appeared, ultimately sending Tamsin on a treasure hunt through time that will unlock the secret of her true identity, unearth the sins of her family, and unleash a power so vengeful that it could destroy them all. This is a spellbinding display of storytelling that will exhilarate, enthrall, and thoroughly enchant.

My second ARC! Yay! Sounds great, love the cover and can't wait to read it.

Stolen by Lucy Christopher

Told in a moving letter to her captor, sixteen-year-old Gemma relives her kidnapping from Bangkok airport while on holiday. Taken by Ty, her troubled young stalker, to the wild and desolate Australian outback, she reflects on a landscape from which there's no escape. A story of survival, passion and darkness, Gemma reveals how she had to deal with the nightmare, or die trying to fight it. Sensitive, powerful and beautifully written.

I received this book in the mail from Europe! I was SO excited because it really sounds fantastic!

Wake by Lisa McMann

Not all dreams are sweet.

For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, the naked-but-nobody-notices dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie's seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime. She can't tell anybody about what she does — they'd never believe her, or worse, they'd think she's a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she doesn't want and can't control. Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else's twisted psyche. She is a participant....

I have been wanting this book for WAY too long. And I finally got it. In the mail! :)

Fade by Lisa McMann (Wake series #2)


For Janie and Cabel, real life is getting tougher than the dreams. They're just trying to carve out a little (secret) time together, but no such luck. Disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody's talking. When Janie taps into a classmate's violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open — but nothing goes as planned. Not even close. Janie's in way over her head, and Cabe's shocking behavior has grave consequences for them both. Worse yet, Janie learns the truth about herself and her ability — and it's bleak. Seriously, brutally bleak. Not only is her fate as a dream catcher sealed, but what's to come is way darker than she'd feared....

Along with Wake, there was Fade in my mailbox too! I couldn't be happier.

Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz

Schuyler Van Alen is confused about what is happening to her. Her veins are starting to turn blue, and she's starting to crave raw meat. Soon, her world is thrust into an intricate maze of secret societies and bitter intrigue. Schuyler has never been a part of the trendy crowd at her prestigious New York private school. Now, all of a sudden, Jack Force, the most popular guy in school, is showing an interest in her. And when one of the popular girls is found dead, Schuyler and Jack are determined to get to the bottom of it. Schuyler wants to find out the secrets of the my sterious Blue Bloods. But is she putting herself in danger? Melissa de la Cruz's vampire mythology, set against the glitzy backdrop of New York City, is a juicy and intoxicating read.

Another series that I've been dying to read for too long. This book was in my mailbox too!

Masquerade by Melissa De La Cruz (Blue Bloods series #2)

Schuyler Van Alen wants an explanation for the mysterious deaths of young vampires. With her best friend, Oliver, Schuyler travels to Italy in the hope of finding the one man who can help-her grandfather. Meanwhile, back in New York, preparations are feverishly underway for the Four Hundred Ball, an exclusive gala hosted by the city's wealthy, powerful, and unhuman-a true Blue Blood affair. But it's at the after-party, a masquerade ball thrown by the cunning Mimi Force, that the real danger lurks. Hidden behind the masks is a revelation that will forever change the course of a young vampire's destiny. Rich with glamour, attitude, and vampire lore, this sec ond installment in the Blue Bloods saga will leave readers thirsting for more.

With Blue Bloods also came Masquerade! Yipee!!!

Revelations by Melissa De La Cruz (Blue Bloods series #3)

Have you ever wondered what secrets lurk behind the closed doors of New York City’s wealthiest families? They're powerful, they're famous... they're undead. Schuyler Van Alen’s blood legacy has just been called into question - is the young vampire in fact a Blue Blood, or is it the sinister Silver Blood that runs through her veins? As controversy swirls, Schuyler is left stranded in the Force household, trapped under the same roof as her cunning nemesis, Mimi Force, and her forbidden crush, Jack Force. When one of the Gates of Hell is breached by Silver Bloods in Rio de Janeiro, however, the Blue Bloods will need Schuyler on their side. The stakes are high; the battle is bloody; and through it all, Carnavale rages on. And in the end, one vampire’s secret identity will be exposed in a revelation that shocks everyone.

And yes with Blue Bloods and Masquerade there was also Revelations. But not the fourth book :(
Briana: Sorry that I'm pretty MIA lately! College is crazy busy already and I'm having a blast. I bought all of my school books this week, which I will not post about considering you'll be bored! I did find a nice classic that I've wanted to read forever.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
In a remote Hertfordshire village, far off the good coach roads of George III's England, a country squire of no great means must marry off his five vivacious daughters. At the heart of this all-consuming enterprise are his headstrong second daughter Elizabeth Bennet and her aristocratic suitor Fitzwilliam Darcy—two lovers whose pride must be humbled and prejudice dissolved before the novel can come to its splendid conclusion.
Buying my books at the book store was pretty pricey... but then I saw this little beauty for $4.00! I couldn't pass it up :)
(Arielle may post later.)


  1. Awesome books. I love the Blue Bloods & Wake series. Jealous of Once a Witch!(:

  2. YAY! u got WAKE!
    U should that it 1st. It's sooo good. I'm so jealous u got Fade. i have 2 get it.

  3. Wow you did get a lot of books this week. I love the Blue Bloods series. I can't wait for The Van Alen Legacy. I hope you enjoy all your lovely books!

  4. What a good mailbox -- I'm so jealous!

  5. Awesome books! I can't wait for my copy of Once a Witch! The author just sent it to me! EEP!

    Happy Reading!

    Reggie :-)

  6. I love Pride and Prejudice. I have it in leather. lol. All of those others are ones I want to read too. Especially Stolen. Great batch. Enjoy! :D


  7. Great books! I've been wanting to read Wake for a quite some time too. I hear good things about it so I'm going to have to read it soon. Once a Witch sounds interesting, really want to read that one too. Hope you enjoy all your books.

    Happy reading!

  8. Great books you got this week. I love the Blue Bloods series. I can't wait for the next book. Enjoy reading all your books.

  9. Once A Witch is definitely on my wishlist. Great books! Happy reading. :)

  10. I just bought Wake and Fade and got them in the mail yesterday!!

    Happy Reading!


  11. Oh man - I loved Once and Witch and Wake. Just finished Blue Bloods and I'm jealous of your Fade and Masquerade :)

  12. Great books...congrats on your 2nd ARC, I'm sure a lot more will come your way, and hopefully mine too hehe =] Enjoy the books, can't wait to hear ur review chicas :P

  13. all good. but yay! for p&p - such a great classic.

  14. I read Pride & Prejudice this year and really loved it, it's a great classic.


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