Sunday 30 September 2012

In My Mailbox 132

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:

Dance of Shadows – Yelena Black (ARC)

Vanessa Adler attends an elite ballet school – the same one her older sister, Margaret, attended before she disappeared. Vanessa feels she can never live up to her sister’s shining reputation. But Vanessa, with her glorious red hair and fair skin, has a kind of power when she dances – she loses herself in the music, breathes different air, and the world around her turns to flames. Soon she attracts the attention of three men: gorgeous Zep, mysterious Josh, and the great, enigmatic choreographer Josef Zhalkovsky. When Josef asks Vanessa to dance the lead in the Firebird, she has little idea of the danger that lies ahead – and the burning forces about to be unleashed.

I can’t wait to get to stuck in to this! Thanks, Bloomsbury!

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares – Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

I’ve left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.

At the urge of her lucky-in-live brother, sixteen-year-old Lily has left a red notebook on her favourite bookshop shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept.

Curious, snarky Dash isn’t one to back down from a challenge – and the Book of Dares is the perfect thing to keep him occupied this Christmas.

As they send each other on a snowbound scavenger hunt across Manhattan, they’re falling for each other on paper. But finding out if their real selves share their on-page chemistry could be their biggest dare yet.

YAY! So excited to finally read this! Thanks Mira Ink!

Devil’s Bargain – Rachel Caine

Playing by the psychic underworld’s rules has a cost.

Jazz Callender’s whole life just got turned upside down. Her friend Ben’s been convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and Jazz is determined to clear his name, even if it means enlisting the help of dark forces.

Enter James, a stranger with a mysterious offer. If Jazz pledges to work for The Cross Society, a shadowy, secret organisation, he’ll help her save Ben.

But as she’s thrust into a world of psychic powers and dangerous magic, Jazz isn’t just bargaining for her firend’s freedm. She’s bargaining for her soul too.

And how high a price is she willing to pay?

Woop, Rachel Caine! Thanks again Mira!



  1. Grr, jealous! Stupid postie, being late :(

  2. Awesome books sophie, I got Dance of shadows and Dash and Lily too, cant wait to start either of them!!

  3. Dash and Lily's Book of Dares is so lovely - cute, funny - ah, it's so good. I really hope you enjoy it :)

  4. I absolutely love the cover of Dance of Shadows! It's so pretty, and the premise sounds even better. Happy reading! :)

  5. Dash and Lily's! heard great things about this book, hope you feel the same!

  6. Yay for new books! I def have to read DASH & LILY'S. :)

  7. New Rachel Caine novel! SAY WHA??? lol, thanks for inadvertently letting me know! Happy reading!

  8. Loving the cover of the new Rachel Caine novel! Can't wait to read it.

    New follower.

    Libby x

  9. Dance of Shadows looks great!

    Hope you enjoy all of your books :)

  10. I'm reading Dance of Shadows at the moment, really enjoying it too :D

  11. I love Dash and LIly's Book of Dares. Truly a great novel, relatable/likable characters! I'm interested in Dance of Shadows... will have to check that one out at the bookstore.
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