Monday, November 23, 2009

In My Mailbox

Again with thanks to the very creative Kristi aka Story Siren and Alea of Pop Culture Junkie, the blogs where this meme started, here are the books I acquired this week. And what a week - such good books I don't know where to start.

Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantasky

Jill Jekel has always obeyed her parents’ rules – especially the one about never opening the mysterious, old box in her father’s office. But when her dad is murdered, and her college savings disappear, she's tempted to peek inside, as the contents might be key to a lucrative chemistry scholarship.

To better her odds, Jill enlists the help of Tristen Hyde, who has his own dark secrets locked away. As the team of Jekel and Hyde, they recreate experiments based on the classic novel, hoping not only to win a prize, but to save Tristen’s sanity. Maybe his life. But Jill’s accidental taste of a formula unleashes her darkest nature and compels her to risk everything – even Tristen’s love – just for the thrill of being… bad.

I loved, really loved, Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side so was absolutely delighted when Beth sent this to me (and yes, I admit it, I've already finished it! Review soon.)

Captivate by Carrie Jones

Another one I was clutching to my chest when I got hold of it. I loved Need so can't wait to start this. (And I love the cover!)

Zara and her friends knew they hadn't solved the pixie problem for good. Far from it. The king's needs grow deeper every day he's stuck in captivity, while his control over his people gets weaker. It's made him vulnerable. And now there's a new king in town.

A turf war is imminent, since the new pixie king, Astley, is moving in quickly. Nick nearly killed him in the woods on day one, but Zara came to his rescue. Astley swears that he and Zara are destined to be together, that he's one of the good guys. Nick isn't buying it, though Zara isn't as sure -- despite herself, she wants to trust the new king. But it's a lot more than her relationship with Nick that is at stake. It's her life -- and his.

Firespell by Chloe Neill

The very talented Lucienne Diver sent me this to review - a book she was talking about when she visited Kepler's last month. Don't think I'll be able to read quickly enough this week.

Lily's parents have sent her to a fancy boarding school in Chicago filled with the ultra-rich. If that wasn't bad enough, she's hearing and seeing bizarre things on St. Sophie's creepy campus. Her roommate, Scout, keeps her sane, but keeps disappearing at night. When one day Lily finds Scout running from real-life monsters, she learns the hard way that Scout is involved in a splinter group of rebel teens.

They protect Chicago from demons, vamps, and dark magic users. It's too bad Lily doesn't have powers of her own to help. At least, none that she's discovered yet...

Feel very lucky this week. Wonderful books. Many thanks to everyone who gave them to me. Now back to reading.

How was your week?


Cynthia said...

you had a great week. congrats

Cindy said...

yay you got Jekel. I really want Firespell!

I'm a follower now!

Heidi R. Kling said...

Jekel loves Hyde is a clever premise--you do have some good books. :) Happy Thanksgiving!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I REALLY want Jekel Loves Hyde and Captivate! Hope you enjoy your books!

Bookgeek said...

Thanks. Have already read Jekel Loves Hyde. Captivate next. And I just received a copy of The Reckoning! You can see what I'll be doing over the Thanksgiving weekend!