Sunday, 5 June 2011

In My Mailbox 84

This meme was started by the fabulous Kristi who was inspired by Alea. Check out their blogs for more information. All summaries are from the book jackets.

My mum came up with my little sister to visit me in Bath and brought all of the packages that have amassed at home so I have quite a few this week! Here goes:

For review:
Trial by Fire – Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Bryn faces the dangers and joys of love and loyalty in this thrilling sequel to Raised by Wolves.

Bryn is now alpha of the Cedar Ridge Pack – although it’s not simple when you’re a human leading a band of werewolves. Then she finds a teenage boy on her porch. Before collapsing, he tells her his name is Lucas, he’s a Were, and Bryn’s protection is his only hope.

But Lucas is part of another alpha’s pack and Bryn has no right to claim him, as danger closes in, Bryn will have to accept that to be alpha, she will have to give into her animal instincts and become less human. And she’s going to have to do it alone.

Thanks, Quercus!
Mad Love – Suzanne Selfors

As the daughter of the bestselling Queen of Romance life for Alice Amorous should be pretty good. Except that she is covering for her mother – answering her fan mail, forging her signature and telling her publisher that all is well.

When Alice needs to deliver a new novel for her mother, or risk losing everything, help comes in the unlikely form of Errol, a strange guy who claims to be cupid. Alice’s problems are really only just getting started!

VERY excited for this. Thanks, Bloomsbury!

Everfound – Neal Shusterman

Your forever. Your choice.
 It’s time for the final battle to decide the fate of Everlost. Mary lies sleeping and her minions are preparing for her awakening by building an army of lost souls. But when she does wake, Mary decides that one soul at a time isn’t enough – it's time to save everyone – and the way to do it is by destroying the world. Mikey, Allie and Nick have one last chance to stop her and save Everlost. Otherwise they too may be lost forever...

Thanks, S&S!

Blood Red Road – Moira Young

I ain’t afeared of nuthin.

When Saba’s brother is stolen, red rage fills her soul.

She races across the cruel dustlands to find him.

Saba can trust no one. Even the boy who saves her life.

She must silence her heart to survive.

Blood will spill.

Thanks, Scholastic!

The Medusa Project: Double Cross – Sophie McKenzie

Fourteen years ago, scientist William Fox implanted four babies with the Medusa gene – a gene for psychic abilities. Fox’s experiment left a legacy: four teenagers – Nico, Ketty, Ed and Dylan – each with their own distinct and special skill.

Initially the four worked together as The Medusa Project – a secret, government-funded, crime-fighting force. But now their mentor has betrayed them and they are on the run.

As they travel, they discover the code for the Medusa gene may have been duplicated on the other side of the world. Could there be more Medusa teens out there?

Thanks, S&S!

Vampirates: Immortal War – Justin Somper

The final battle...

A bloody war is raging across the oceans, with the Pirate Federation and the Nocturnals allied against the renegade Vampirates led by Sidorio and a heavily pregnant Lady Lola.

Meanwhile, Connor and Grace tempest each have their own important roles to play – he as a pirate warrior at the heart of the battle, she as a powerful healer working with the war-wounded. As the twins face their greatest challenges yet, old allies and former foes return for the ultimate battle...

Thanks, S&S!
Tiger’s Curse – Colleen Houck

Passion. Fate. Loyalty.

Would you risk it all to change your destiny.

The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she’d be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year-old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world.

But that’s exactly what happened.

Face-to-face with dark forces, spell-binding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything trying to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever.

Tiger’s Curse is the exciting first volume in an epic fantasy-romance that will leave you breathless and yearning for more.

Thanks, Hodder!
Theodore Boone: The Abduction – John Grisham

Theodore Boone is back in a new adventure, and the stakes are higher than ever.

When his best friend, April, disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, no one, not even Theo Boone – who knows April better than anyone – has answers.

As fear ripples through his small hometown and the police hit dead ends, it’s up to Theo to use his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save April.

Thanks, Hodder!

Haunting Violet – Alyxandra Harvey (signed)

Violet Willoughby doesn’t believe in ghosts...but they believe in her.

Violet has spent years taking part in her mother’s elaborately faked séances, putting the rich and powerful in touch with the dead, and their success has brought them a life of luxury they could only have dreamed of and Violet the prospect of a society marriage.

The last thing Violet expected was to start seeing and hearing the dead for real. But now she is haunted day and night by the ghost of a drowned girl who won’t let her rest until her murderer is uncovered. Violet must use her talents to unravel to mystery surrounding the girl’s death – and quickly before the killer strikes again.

I bought this at the Alyxandra Harvey signing attending last week with the lovely Carly.
What Happened to Goodbye – Sarah Dessen

Mclean never lets herself get too attached...

After the scandal of her mother’s affair, Mclean and her dad chose life on the road. But since losing her family and home, Mclean lost herself too; she’s been Eliza, then Lizbet, then Beth – changing her name as often as she changes towns.

Until now. Her neighbour, Dave, is like no one she’s met before. It’s as if she’s always known him, and just like that, she becomes Maclean again. Is it finally time to stop reinventing? Or will Mcleanturn her back on the new life she loves, without even saying goodbye...

YAY!!!!!!!!!! Such a bad book to get when exams are approaching...



  1. Sarah Dessen! Woohoo! I don't think you need anything else to get you through exams :D

  2. Blood Red Road is awesome, and I loved WHTG. Hope you enjoy them all :)

    Happy reading!

  3. I adore the cover of Tiger's Curse- it's so pretty. :)

  4. Oh wow, great ones this week!

    Here's mine:

  5. Great set! I quite enjoyed Mad Love. I want to start reading Sarah Dessen.
    My IMM

  6. Mad Love is awesome!

    This is a fabulous haul.

    Happy reading :-D

  7. Ooh great collection! I've seen Haunting Violet a lot, can't wait to read your review of it!

  8. Wonderful books! Happy reading - and good luck in the exams! :)

  9. What a lot of great books there :) I have to start the Medusa Project series or the Neal Shuterman ones, but I'm excited to read the books eventually :) Good luck with exams.

  10. Great books!! =)
    So want to read Trial By Fire, happy reading


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