Sunday 16 September 2012

In My Mailbox 130

This meme was started by Kristi of The Story Siren who was inspired by Alea from Pop Culture Junkie. Check out their blogs for more information. All summaries are from the book jackets unless otherwise stated.

For review:

Tiger’s Destiny – Colleen Houck

With three of the goddess Durga’s quests behind them, only one prophecy now stands in the way of Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan breaking the tiger’s curse. But the trio’s greatest challenge awaits them; a life-endangering pursuit in search of Durga’s final gift, the Rope of Fire, on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal.

It’s a race against time – and the evil sorcorer Lokesh – in this eagerly anticipated fourth volume in the bestselling Tiger’s Curse series, which pits good against evil, tests the bounds of love and loyalty, and finally reveals the tigers’ true destinies once and for all.

I haven’t read any of this series, but thanks Hodder. I'm passing this on to Anya from An Awful Lot of Reading

Heart-Shaped Bruise – Tanya Byrne

When Archway Young Offenders Institution is closed down a notebook is found in one of the rooms.

I have to start by saying that this isn’t an apology. I’m not sorry. I’m not.

This is that notebook.

They say I’m evil and everyone believes it.
Including you.
But you don't know.

It’s pages reveal the dark and troubled mind of Emily Knoll, Archway’s most notorious inmate.

Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever shake off my mistakes or if I’ll just carry them around with me forever like a bunch of red balloons.

The gorgeous papaerback of this seriously amazing book. Thank you, Headline!

What’s Left of Me – Kat Zhang 

This is a love story.
But this is not a romance.

Imagine that you have two minds, sharing one body. You and other self are closer than twins, better than friends. You have known each other forever.

Then imagine that people like you are hated and feared. That the government want to hunt you down and tear out your second soul, separating you from the person you love most in the world.

Now meet Ava and Addie.

They don’t have to imagine.

How I Live Now twins with His Dark Materials in this stunningly written and intensely moving debut.

Thank you, HarperCollins! I’ve heard so many good things about this.

Liar & Spy – Rebecca Stead

Georges (the S is silent)has a lot going on.

He’s having trouble with some boys at school, and his dad has lost his job so his mum is working all the time – and they’ve had to sell their house and move into an apartment.

But moving into the apartment block does bring one good thing – Safer, an unusual boy who lives on the top floor. He runs a spy club, and is determined to teach Georges everything he knows.

Their current cause is to spy on the mysterious Mr X in the apartment above Georges. But as Georges and Safer go deeper into their Mr X plan, the line between games, lies and reality starts to blur...

Thanks, Andersen Press. Really looking forward to this one.

Blink Once – Cylin Busby

‘I’m your neighbourm Olivia. Don't bother trying to talk...Just blink once for yes and twice for no.’

Lying in a hospitak bed, unable to move, West meets the girl of his dreams. She is beautiful and mysterious, and she likes him too.

But if no one else sees their love, is it real? West has to find the truth, for her sake. Even if she’s never coming back.

Thanks to Bloomsbury for this, but I’m not entirely convinced by this one...

Unwholly – Neal Shusterman

Unwinding – the process by which a child is both terminated and kept alive.

In a society where unwanted and troublesome teens are salvaged for their body parts, Connor, Risa, and Lev continue to fight against the system that would ‘unwind’ them. But unwinding has become big business and there are powerful people, including the illegal ‘Parts Pirates’ who want it to continue no matter what.

Connor, Risa and Lev each struggle to rescue as many AWOL teens as possible, but life at the Graveyard is hard and rivalries bubble under the surface... One of them will be betrayed. One of them will go on the run. And one of them will cross paths with Can, a rewound teen who doesn’t exist, and make a startling discovery about the truth behind unwinding.

I loved the fist book, Unwind, but it was so long ago I’m not sure I remember it! Thanks, S&S!

Posion Princess – Kresley Cole

She could save the world – or destroy it.

Sixteen-year-old Evangeline ‘Evie’ Greene thought her horrifying hallucinations were a sign that she was slowly losing her mind. But when an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, killing everyone she lvoes, Evie realises that her hallucinations are actually visions of the future – and they’re still happening.

Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, Evie turns to wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate, the gorgeous and dangerous Jackson Deveaux, for help. With his bad attitude and wicked grin, Jack is like no boy Evie has ever known. She knows she can’t totally trust him, but if he ever casts that sexy grin her way, can she possibly resist him?

As Jackson and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have got the same call and discover that Evie is not the only one with special powers. An ancient prophecy is being played out, and as the battle between good and evil intensifies, it is not always clear who is on which side...

In her first YA novel, New Yor Times bestselling author Kresley Cole introduces a dark nd intriguing world of unspeakable danger and irresistable romance.

Ooh, this looks interesting! Thanks, S&S! 


Carnival of Souls – Melissa Marr

Enter the carnival

The carnival pulsed in the centre of The City  - a swirl of masked decadence and danger. Music played constantly as the dancers demonstrated their flexibility. At times it was a glamorous cacophony. Jugglers and fire-twirlers showed their skills in time to the music. In this carnival, both pleasure and murder are going up for sale...

Once in a generation, the carnival hosts a deadly competition that allows every daimon a chance to join the ruling elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures – if for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way to live.

From the author of the million-copy selling Wicked Lovely series comes this sinister tale of lush secrets, dark love, and the struggle to forge one’s own destiny.

My pre-order came through and it’s gorgeous!



  1. Great haul of books. I see that you got some really interesting choices this week.


  2. Nice haul! Can't wait to see what you think of Poison Princess xXx

  3. "What Left of Me" I feel like I've seen that cover around quite a bit! Maybe I'll need to check it out! :)

    Interested to find out what everyone thinks of "Carnival of Souls"! :)

    Here's my IMM:

  4. wow the heart shaped bruise looks fantastic and i can't wait for what's left of me! plus i've been meaning to read the tiger's curse series. Great book haul! Enjoy! :D

  5. I've read so many great reviews for What's Left Of Me! Heart-Shaped Bruise looks interesting too.

    Hope you enjoy everything :)

  6. OOh all of these are on my TBR list, can't wait to read them (eventually as my TBR pile is enormous). Great haul!

    Check out my IMM post :)
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  7. Love the haul! Got a few of them on my shelf. I have to get my hands on a copy of Poison Princess.. NOW. I've heard about it a lot.
    My post - My book haul of the week
    Old follower :)
    Aditi @ READioactive


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