Sunday 23 August 2009

In My Mailbox 30

This was started by the fabulous Kristi who was inspired by Alea. If you want more information check out their blogs. All summaries are from the book jackets.

Blood Promise: A Vampire Academy Novel - Richelle Mead


Bound by love, but sworn to kill…

The world thought Dimitri was dead. And to a certain extent, he was. But I hadn’t been able to forget a conversation he and I had once had. We’d both agreed that we’d rather be dead - truly dead - than walk the world as Strigoi. It was time to honour our words.

Guardian Rose Hathaway’s life will ever be the same. The recent attack on St. Vladimir’s Academy devastated the entire Moroi world. And, for the few victims carried off by Strigoi, their fates are even worse. A rare tattoo now adorns Rose’s neck; a mark that says she’s killed far too many Strigoi to count.

But only one victim matters…Dimitri Belikov. Rose must now choose one of two very different paths: honouring her life’s vow to protect Lissa - her best friend and the last surviving Dragomir princess - or, dropping out of the Academy to strike out on her own and hunt down the man she loves. She’ll have to go to the ends of the earth to find Dimitri and keep the promise he begged her to make. But the question is, when the time comes, will he want to be saved?

Now, with everything at stake - and worlds away from St. Vladimir’s Academy and her unguarded, vulnerable, and newly rebellious best friend - can Rose find the strength to destroy Dimitri? Or, will she sacrifice herself for a chance at eternal love?

Readers who fell in love with Rose, Lissa, and Dimitri won’t want to miss Blood Promise, the much-anticipated, epic fourth novel in Richelle Mead’s enthralling Vampire Academy series.

I’ve already read this and all I can say is !!!!.

206 Bones - Kathy Reichs

‘You have an enemy, Dr Brennan. It is in your interest to learn who placed that call.’

A routine case turns sinister when Dr Temperance Brennan is accused of mishandling the autopsy of a missing heiress. Someone has made an incriminating accusation that she missed or concealed crucial evidence. Before Tempe can get to the one man with information, he turns up dead.

The heiress isn’t the only elderly female to have appeared on Tempe’s gurney recently. Back in Montreal, three more women have died, their bodies brutally discarded. Tempe is convinced there’s a link between their deaths and that of the heiress. But what - or who - connects them?

Tempe struggles with the clues, but nothing adds up. Has she made a grave error or is some unknown for sabotaging her? It soon becomes frighteningly clear. It’s not simply Tempe’s career at risk. Her life is at stake too.

I love Kathy Reichs’s books. There aren’t many adult authors - let alone crime authors - that I read religiously, but she is one of them.

The Hollow - Jessica Verday

Even though he was sitting a couple of feet away from me, his black suit blended in completely with the shadows. Only his hair gave him away. The white-blond colour glowed in the dark room. It was the boy from the cemetery…

When Abbey’s best friend, Kristen, vanishes at the bridge near Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, everyone in the town assumes that she is dead. Everyone, that is, except Abbey.

Struggling to come to terms with Kristen’s disappearance and desperately seeking some answers, Abbey finds herself drawn more and more to the mysterious - and drop-dead gorgeous - Caspian, who keeps reappearing in her life. But Caspian has secrets of his own, and when Abbey uncovers the frightening truth about him, she starts to question not only their emerging love but also her own sanity…

Thanks to Simon and Schuster for this. I’m so excited to read it, it sounds fantastic.



  1. All three of your books I want to read!! I have them all on my wishlist. I hope you have lots of fun reading them! :)

  2. Great books you got this week. I love the sound of The hollow and I love Kathy Reichs books. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  3. I'm really excited about The Hollow! I'm looking forward to reading what you think of it.

  4. WOW! I really want The Hollow!!!!!!!! It looks amazing! I love both of the covers! Very cool! Happy reading!

  5. Blood Promise rules! I want to read The Hollow!

  6. I wish I had The Hollow. It sounds Amazing! Enjoy your books! :D


  7. Jealousss of The Hollow! Great haul! I hope you enjoy your reading, and I look forward to your reviews!

  8. Very jealous that you got the Hollow! Enjoy it and I can't wait to see your review of it!

  9. The Hollow looks great. I really love this cover of it.

  10. I keep seeing The Hollow everywhere. I'll look out for your review!

  11. Jealous of The Hollow. I can't wait to read it, it looks amazing. Hope you enjoy your books

  12. I am reading Blood Promise right now and geez it's keeping me awake cause i'm trying to figure out what's gonna happen next o.0

  13. Lots of spooky stuff there. Looking forward to future reviews!

  14. I'm really looking forward to The Hollow too!

  15. I really want to read The Hollow and Blood Promise! Happy reading!

    - Alex

  16. I am seriously envious of The Hollow!

    Enjoy your awesome new reads. :-)

  17. OMG I am sooo excited for Blood Promise and The Hollow! I'm a hugh VA fan! Hope you enjoy them.

  18. I can't wait to read The Hollow. Have fun reading!

  19. The Hollow...and Blood Promise....(!!!!)

    I'm drooling with literary lust right now.

    I started reading Hush Hush today and I feel for Nora. I'd act just like her @___@

  20. The UK cover of "The Hollow" is so much better! Argh, I'm so jealous of it, it's so pretty!

    Awesome books, happy reading!

  21. Those books look fantastic! I also got the Hollow! Happy reading!

  22. Oh, I'm looking up The Hollow now!

    Thanks for sharing -- they all look good, but one has to draw the line somewhere! LOL



  23. Yay for BP and The Hollow! Cool week :D


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