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Friday, September 11, 2009

In My Mailbox (15)

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Marisa: I didn't receive as many books in the mail as last week but I still got some pretty awesome books!

Storm Glass (Glass, #1) by Maria V. Snyder

Untrained. Untested. Unleashed. With her unique magical abilities, Opal has always felt unsure of her place at Sitia's magic academy. But when the Stormdancer clan needs help, Opal's knowledge makes her the perfect choice - until the mission goes awry. Pulling her powers in unfamiliar directions, Opal finds herself tapping into a new kind of magic as stunningly potent as it is frightening. Now Opal must deal with plotters out to destroy the Stormdancer clan, as well as a traitor in their midst. With danger and deception rising around her, will Opal's untested abilities destroy her - or save them all?

Received in the mail and signed :)

Sea Glass (Glass, #2) by Maria V. Snyder

Like the colorful pieces of sea glass washed up on shore, Opal has weathered rough waters and twisting currents. But instead of finding a tranquil eddy, Opal is caught in a riptide. Her unique glass messengers which allow instant communication over vast distances have become a vital part of Sitian society. Once used solely by the Councilors and magicians, other powerful factions are now vying for control. Control of the messengers equals control of Sitia. Unfortunately that also means control of Opal. If that isn’t enough of a problem, Opal’s determination to prove blood magic is still being used is met with strong resistance. The Council doubts her, her mentor doubts her, and even her family is concerned. When her world is turned upside down, she begins to doubt herself. In the end, Opal must decide who to believe, who to trust, and who has control—otherwise she will shatter into a million pieces and be swept out by the tide.

Also received in the mail and signed!

The Pace by Shelena Shorts

Weston Wilson is not immortal and he is of this world. But, aging is not part of his existence, and eighteen-year-old Sophie Slone is determined to find out why. In doing so, she could also uncover something about her own life expectancy that she may not want to know. Suddenly, immortality will mean everything and nothing all at the same time. Intensely fascinating and rich with determination, The Pace brings together romance, mystery, and suspense in a compelling bond that is sure to have readers asking for more.

Received in the mail and signed :)

Undead Much by Stacey Jay

Even Zombie Settlers with Super Hot Boyfriends get the Blues... A few months ago I was a normal girl with a normal life. But that was before my power to Settle the Undead returned and someone tried to kill me with zombies. Now I work magic and practice kicking butt while trying to find time for pom squad and my boyfriend, Ethan, and trying NOT to think about how freaky my life has become. It can be tough. Still…things could be worse… Oh yeah, right: 1. Feral new super-strong zombies. Check. 2. Undead psychic hottie predicting a zombie apocolypse. Check. 3. Earth-shattering secrets that could land me in Settler prison for life. Check. 4. Cheerleader vs. pom squad turf war threatening the end of the half time as we know it. Check. I’m going to need therapy (and a cookie) if I live through the week. Unfortunately I’m learning that’s not something Zombie Queens can take for granted.

So I haven't read the first book by Stacey, You're So Undead To Me, but I received this ARC in the mail so I'll go out and buy her first book before reading this sequel.

Briana: I went home last weekend and HAD to buy a book :D

Gossip Girl (Gossip Girl Series #1) by Cecily Von Ziegesar

Welcome to New York City's Upper East Side, where my friends and I live, go to school, play, and sleep—sometimes with each other.

S is back from boarding school, and if we aren't careful, she's going to win over our teachers, wear that dress we couldn't fit into, steal our boyfriends' hearts, and basically ruin our lives in a major way. I'll be watching closely...

You know you love me,
gossip girl

I've been wanting to read the books for a while now so I decided to buy it :) I love the show and even though I hear they're NOTHING alike, I want to give it a shot!


Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

(Contains spoilers if you haven't read The Hunger Games!)

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

Such a great book!! OMG! I was so happy to get this in the mail!

Hunger by Michael Grant

(Contains spoilers if you haven't read Gone!)

It's been three months since everyone under the age of fifteen became trapped in the bubble known as the FAYZ. Things have only gotten worse. Food is running out, and each day more kids are developing supernatural abilities. Soon tension rises between those with powers and those without, and when an unspeakable tragedy occurs, chaos erupts. It's the normals against the mutants, and the battle promises to turn bloody.

But something more dangerous lurks. A sinister creature known as the Darkness has begun to call to the survivors in the FAYZ. It needs their powers to sustain its own. When the Darkness calls, someone will answer -- with deadly results.

I just recently finished Gone by Michael Grant and that was such a great book! I am so excited to read this book!!!


  1. Nice books! I got Undead Much too. I definitely need to read You Are So Undead To Me!(:

  2. Lovely new books, yay for Maria Snyder, I still need to read my copy of Poison Study LOL, can't wait for all your new reviews of these books :-D

  3. Hey guys!! I've given y'all an award!!


  4. Great books. I have been meaning to read the Gossip Girl series for a while but haven't yet. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  5. I haven't read the other books by Stacey Jay, but I definitely need to pick up a copy. They look like fun reads. Enjoy your books!

  6. I'm so jealous that you got Undead Much?! I didn't like Gossip Giel too much, though I hope you do!

  7. Wow for all the great books. Ohhh Undead Much is in my reading pile and I so need to read it. I loved it's predecessor.

    Enjoy all your reads :)

  8. I am jealous of the Maria V. Snyder books! I really want to read those

  9. I love the cover of undead much. It sounds so good! :) Enjoy reading the books, can;t waite for the reviews.

  10. Lots of good books this week! Enjoy!

  11. Awesome books. I'm getting Glass storm soon. Can't wait! enjoy ur books :D

  12. The Pace sounds interesting, and it's a new one on me. Hope you enjoy your books.

  13. I'm reading Gone right now and enjoying it. Glad I can look forward to the sequel!

  14. Great books. I'm DYING to read Catching Fire, but I just haven't gotten around to it :( When you're done reading it, you should post a review or a few comments about it. I really wanna know how if it's as good as Hunger Games.

  15. How do you get all the signed books?!


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