Sunday, October 3, 2010

In My Mailbox

Can it really be sunday again? Wow the week went quickly. We hosted Lauren Kate (who was awesome). I finished Hold Me Closer Necromancer by Lish McBride (yes I got another copy) and The Miles Between by Mary Pearson (SO not like Jenna Fox!). And here are the books I got this week. Again with thanks to the Story Siren for hosting this meme.

1. Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr
You can't possibly know how excited I was to receive this. When Melissa arrived with the Smart Chicks and had a copy to give away, I said, "So it's for me - right?" Wrong. It was to give away to a member of the audience. But now I have my own copy and I just can't wait to find out how the series will end, because I've loved it SO much. In this final conflict some will win and some will lose everything.
Oh, I just can't wait to start this.

2. Please Ignore Vera Dietz by AS King
Dust of 100 Dogs is one of my favorite novels. It is absolutely unlike anything else I've read so I'm eager to see what she's written next.
Vera’s spent her whole life secretly in love with her best friend, Charlie Kahn. And over the years she’s kept a lot of his secrets. Even after he betrayed her. Even after he ruined everything. So when Charlie dies in dark circumstances, Vera knows a lot more than anyone—the kids at school, his family, even the police. But will she emerge to clear his name? Does she even want to?

3. Strings Attached by Judi Blundell
What I Saw and How I Lied was fantastic, well deserving of it's National Book Award and I'm hoping this is just as good. Again a great moody noirish cover and a tag line: Every favor comes with a price
When Kit Corrigan arrives in New York City, she doesn't have much. She's fled from her family in Providence, Rhode Island, and she's broken off her tempestuous relationship with a boy named Billy, who's enlisted in the army.The city doesn't exactly welcome her with open arms. She gets a bit part as a chorus girl in a Broadway show, but she knows that's not going to last very long. She needs help--and then it comes, from an unexpected source. Nate Benedict is Billy's father. He's also a lawyer involved in the mob. He makes Kit a deal--he'll give her an apartment and introduce her to a new crowd. All she has to do is keep him informed about Billy and maybe do him a favor every now and then.

4. Timeless by Alexandra Monir
When tragedy strikes Michele Windsor’s world, she is forced to uproot her life and move across the country to New York City, to live with the wealthy, aristocratic grandparents she’s never met. In their old Fifth Avenue mansion filled with a century’s worth of family secrets, Michele discovers a diary that hurtles her back in time to the year 1910. There, in the midst of the glamorous Gilded Age, Michele meets the young man who has haunted her dreams all her life – a man she always wished was real, but never imagined could actually exist. And she finds herself falling for him, into an otherworldly, time-crossed romance. Michele is soon leading a double life, struggling to balance her contemporary high school world with her escapes into the past. But when she stumbles upon a terrible discovery, she is propelled on a race through history to save the boy she loves – a quest that will determine the fate of both of their lives.

5. The Romeo and Juliet Code by Phoebe Stone
Felicity's parents have a secret. When they leave her with distant relatives in Maine, Felicity hopes they won't leave her long. Her new Uncle Gideon hides things. Her Aunt Miami is star-crossed. And Derek, a kid her age, refuses to leave his room. But Felicity needs Derek's help. Gideon is getting coded letters from Felicity's parents, and she's sure they're in trouble. Can Felicity crack the code, heal the family and save her parents, all while surviving her first crush?

6. Kindred by Tammar Stein
Miriam is an unassuming college freshman stuck on campus after her spring break plans fall through. She's not a religious girl--when pressed she admits reluctantly to believing in a higher power. Truth be told, she's about as comfortable speaking about her faith as she is about her love life, which is to say, not at all. And then the archangel Raphael pays Miriam a visit, and she finds herself on a desperate mission to save two of her contemporaries. To top it all off, her twin brother, Mo, has also had a visitation, but from the opposite end of the good-evil spectrum, which leaves Miriam to wonder--has she been blessed and her brother cursed or vice versa? And what is the real purpose behind her mission?


La Coccinelle said...

Enjoy your books! :)

Page (One Book At A Time) said...

Timeless is on my radar. I haven't seen any reviews for it yet!

Reverie said...

I AM SOOO jealous of your Darkest Mercy! I was very tempted to snatch Melissa's copies while on tour. Alas I wasn't so stealthy! Enjoy!


Debbie's World of Books said...

Looks like great books! Have fun reading. See you at tomorrow's event!

Mundie Moms said...

I am so jealous of your Darkest Mercy! I so wanted to "borrow" the copies she was giving away on the Smart Chicks tour and read it while they were signing. LOL

ENJOY it and I can't wait to read your review!