Sunday, May 23, 2010

In My Mailbox

Sunday again - after oh, such a busy week - and time to explore the contents of my mailbox this week. With thanks, as ever, to The Story Siren and Pop Culture Junkie who host and inspired this meme.

This week I've read Paranormalcy (couldn't put it down - review later), in the middle of For the Win (fascinating) and have just started Nightshade (and all I can say is oh. my. god. Get this book if you can get your hands on it. Just started it and so far it's brilliant).

Now to this week's books:

1. Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Super excited because I loved Beautiful Creatures

Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen. Sometimes life-ending.

Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.

Immortal Beloved by Cate Tuernan

Nastasya has spent the last century living as a spoiled, drugged-out party girl. She feels nothing and cares for no one. But when she witnesses her best friend, a Dark Immortal, torture a human, she realizes something's got to change. She seeks refuge at a rehab for wayward immortals, where she meets the gorgeous, undeniably sexy Reyn, who seems inexplicably linked to her past.

Nastasya finally begins to deal with life, and even feels safe--until the night she learns that someone wants her dead.

3. Ascendant by Diana Peterfreund
Sequel to Rampant

Astrid Llewelyn is now a fully-trained unicorn hunter, but she’s learning she can’t solve all her problems with just a bow and arrow. Her boyfriend Giovanni has decided to leave Rome, the Cloisters is in dire financial straits, her best friend’s powers seem to be mysteriously disintegrating, and Astrid fears that school, home, and her hopes of becoming a scientist are nothing but impossible dreams.

So when she’s given the opportunity to leave the Cloisters and put her skills to use as part of a scientific quest to discover The Remedy, Astrid leaps at the chance. Finally, she can have exactly what she wants…or can she? At the Gordian Pharmaceuticals headquarters deep in the French countryside, Astrid begins to question everything she thought she believed: her love for Giovanni, her loyalty to the Cloisters, and - most of all - her duty as a hunter. Should Astrid be saving the world from killer unicorns, or saving the unicorns from the world?

Oh, and of course I bought a copy of Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead because I had to. Even though I was disappointed in Blood Promise. Because I had to see where Richelle is taking this story. Will let you know. What did you get this week?


Morgan said...

Great books! I still haven't read beautiful creatures-bit I hope you love the sequel!

prophecygirl said...

Wow, great week! I want to read all 3 of those :D Happy reading!