Monday, June 29, 2009

In My Mailbox

I'm a bit late again this week but it's that time again when I get to talk about the books I acquired this week and how excited I am to read them. And I'm always excited about the new books I get. This week being exceptional, as you will see. Again thanks to the very creative Story Siren and Alea of Pop Culture Junkie, the blogs where this meme started. And now to the books.

The book fairy was very good to me this week. Very good. She brought me the one book I really really wanted. And apparently they are not printing arcs for this title, so I've got a bound manuscript. And it's been hard to stop jumping around with glee.
1. Blood Promise by Richelle Mead.
Yes - now you can see why I am so very very excited.

How far will Rose go to keep her promise? The recent Strigoi attack at St. Vladimir’s Academy was the deadliest ever in the school’s history, claiming the lives of Moroi students, teachers, and guardians alike. Even worse, the Strigoi took some of their victims with them. . . including Dimitri.

He’d rather die than be one of them, and now Rose must abandon her best friend, Lissa—the one she has sworn to protect no matter what—and keep the promise Dimitri begged her to make long ago. But with everything at stake, how can she possibly destroy the person she loves most?

2. Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
How far will Rose go to keep her promise?

Tamsin Greene comes from a long line of witches, and she was supposed to be one of the most Talented among them. But Tamsin's magic never showed up. Now seventeen, Tamsin attends boarding school in Manhattan, far from her family. But when a handsome young professor mistakes her for her very Talented sister, Tamsin agrees to find a lost family heirloom for him. The search—and the stranger—will prove to be more sinister than they first appeared, ultimately sending Tamsin on a treasure hunt through time that will unlock the secret of her true identity, unearth the sins of her family, and unleash a power so vengeful that it could destroy them all. This is a spellbinding display of storytelling that will exhilarate, enthrall, and thoroughly enchant.

3. Ghosthuntress: The Guidance by Marley Gibson
Kendall and her ghost hunting team is the talk of Radisson, Georgia, but one person isn’t so pleased. Courtney Langdon doesn’t appreciate Kendall’s new popularity or her relationship with Jason, Courtney’s ex.

So Courtney begins dabbling in the paranormal world. At first it’s all a game to draw attention away from Kendall. But Courtney doesn’t know what she’s getting into—or what wants in her. This is one game that’s about to turn deadly serious.

What a wonderful pile of books. Now I have to get back to Rose and Dimitri and Blood Promise. Do you know how hard it is to have this title and be so so busy? What is she going to do? How can I work out a way to abandon eveyerthing else to finish this book?


Debbie's World of Books said...

OMG! I am so envious! First Catching Fire and now Blood Promise?! What an excellent haul. I am so bummed to hear they are not doing ARCs. I was hoping to review this book for my readers.

Debbie's World of Books said...

Sorry my daughter hit the key to submit before I could say happy reading!

Frankie Diane said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! I am SOOOOO jealous!!! You have Blood Promise!!! I'm dying of jealously. You are SO lucky! And Once A Witch looks good too.

Lenore said...

That all sounds very paranormal. Enjoy!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Blood promise! Aah, it's killing me to wait to find out what happens!

Paula said...

Blood Promise! I need to know!

Ravenous Reader said...

OMG!!!! kill me now...You have blood promise. I think I am gonna pass out!!AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH


Bookgeek said...

I was dancing around clutching the manucript to my fluttering heart when I was given it - really. And do you know how hard it is to write a review and give no spoilers? OK, harder than I thought. But this really is Rose and Dimitri's book and the choices they make. Aaah, I really want to just scream all about it from the rooftops. So tempting...