Sunday, April 22, 2012

In My Mailbox #14

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This has been a great week for e-galleys! Click read more to see the awesome titles I've received!





E-galleys received for review:


Rapture
By: Lauren Kate
Release Date: 06/12/12
A big thanks to Delacorte for letting me review this title!
Synopsis from goodreads.com:
The sky is dark with wings . . . .

Like sand in an hourglass, time is running out for Luce and Daniel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past they must find the place where the angels fell to earth. Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn’t know if he can do this—live only to lose Luce again and again.

Yet together they will face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies . . . and angel dust. Great sacrifices are made. Hearts are destroyed. And suddenly Luce knows what must happen.

For she was meant to be with someone other than Daniel. The curse they’ve borne has always and only been about her—and the love she cast aside. The choice she makes now will be the only one that truly matters.

In the fight for Luce, who will win?

The astonishing conclusion to the FALLEN series. Heaven can’t wait any longer.



Dead Time
By: Anne Cassidy
Release Date: 05/22/12
A big thanks to Bloomsbury/Walker for letting me review this title!
Synopsis from goodreads.com:
When Rose was twelve, her mother and stepfather went out for dinner and never came back. Now seventeen, she lives with her grandmother and goes to school in London. She’s always wondered about her stepbrother, Joshua, whom she only lived with briefly and who was also relocated after their parents’ disappearance. When Rose and Joshua meet again, they find they have much in common, including a desire to uncover the mystery surrounding their parents’ disappearance . . . and a mutual attraction to each other. But when Rose witnesses the murders of not one but two of her classmates, she must uncover who is behind these violent crimes. And when she and Joshua discover that a much larger conspiracy is underway, both of their lives will be in danger. From international bestseller Anne Cassidy, this first in a fastpaced and romantic new mystery series will keep readers guessing.

Endure
By: Carrie Jones
Release Date: 05/08/12
A big thanks to Bloomsbury for letting me review this title!
Synopsis from goodreads.com:
It’s all-out war (and no-holds-barred romance) in the climactic conclusion to Carrie Jones’s bestselling series.

Zara is at the center of an impending apocalypse. True, she’s successfully rescued Nick from Valhalla, but it simply isn’t enough. Evil pixies are ravaging Bedford, and they need much more than one great warrior; they need an army. Zara isn’t sure what her role is anymore. She’s not just fighting for her friends; she’s also a pixie queen. And to align her team of pixies with the humans she loves will be one of her greatest battles yet. Especially since she can’t even reconcile her growing feelings for her pixie king . . .

Unexpected turns, surprising revelations, and one utterly satisfying romantic finale make Endure a thrilling end to this series of bestsellers.



Something Red
By: Douglas Nicholas
Release Date: 09/18/12
A big thanks to Simon and Schuster for letting me review this title!
Synopsis from goodreads.com:
From debut novelist Douglas Nicholas comes a haunting fantasy of love, murder, and sorcery set in one of the coldest winters of thirteenth-century England.During the 1200s in northwest England, in one of the coldest winters in living memory, a formidable middle-aged Irishwoman and the troupe she leads are trying to drive their three wagons across the mountains before the heavy snows set in. Molly, her powerful and enigmatic lover, her fey granddaughter, and her young apprentice, soon discover that something terrible prowls the woods. As the group travels from refuge to refuge, it becomes apparent that the mysterious evil force must be faced and defeated—or else they will surely die.     An intoxicating and spirited blend of fantasy, mythology, and history, Something Red features the most fascinating of characters including shapeshifters, Irish battle queens, Norman knights, Templars, pilgrims, Saracens, a Lithuanian noblewoman, warrior monks, strong—even dangerous—women, and ten murderous mastiffs, as well as an epic snowstorm that an early reader described as “one of the coldest scenes since Snow Falling on Cedars.”


Glitch 
By: Heather Anastasiu
Release Date: 08/07/12
A big thanks to St. Martin's Griffin for letting me review this title!
Synopsis from goodreads.com:
In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network. When Zoe starts to malfunction (or "glitch"), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers. As Zoe struggles to control her abilities and stay hidden, she meets other glitchers including Max, who can disguise his appearance, and Adrien, who has visions of the future. Together, this growing band of glitchers must find a way to free themselves from the controlling hands of the Community before they’re caught and deactivated, or worse. In this action-packed debut, Glitch begins an exciting new young adult trilogy.


From the library:


Captivate
By: Carrie Jones
Synopsis from goodreads.com:
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.

Entice
By: Carrie Jones
Synopsis from goodreads.com:
Zara and Nick are soul mates, meant to be together forever.
But that's not quite how things have worked out.

For starters, well, Nick is dead. 
Supposedly, he's been taken to a mythic place for warriors known as Valhalla, so Zara and her friends might be able to get him back. But it's taking time, and meanwhile a group of evil pixies is devastating Bedford, with more teens going missing every day. An all-out war seems imminent, and the good guys need all the warriors they can find. But how to get to Valhalla?

And even if Zara and her friends discover the way, there's that other small problem: Zara's been pixie kissed. When she finds Nick, will he even want to go with her? Especially since she hasn't just turned...she's Astley's queen.

Angel Fire
By: L.A. Weatherly
Synopsis from goodreads.com:
In Book Two of L. A. Weatherly’s wildly romantic, action-packed trilogy, the angels are back with a vengeance . . . and they don’t have heaven in mind. 

In the wake of the Second Wave, the angel menace has exploded, and Alex and Willow are on the lam. Willow’s prophetic dream points them to Mexico City, where they connect with a fledgling group of angel killers led by the exotically beautiful Kara, an Angel Killer from Alex’s past. But the team remains suspicious of Willow, even after the more-experienced Alex takes over as leader, training them hard for a rush attack on the Seraphic Council, or “The Twelve.” This elite group of all-powerful angels is also under the scrutiny of Willow’s angel-father, Raziel, who has his own sinister plan to defeat them. 

What Willow hasn’t told Alex is that there was also a mysterious boy in her dream, one she felt overpoweringly attracted to. When brooding, gorgeous Seb shows up in the flesh, he turns out to be another—possibly the world’s only other—half angel. He’s been searching for Willow all his life, and when Alex enlists this rival to help keep Willow safe, he can’t predict what chemistry will pass between them . . . or how far Willow might go to keep Alex safe. Will their love endure or spell doomsday for the human race?

Daughter of Smoke and Bone
By: Laini Taylor
Synopsis from goodreads.com:
Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war. 


Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages—not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.

When one of the strangers—beautiful, haunted Akiva—fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

What did you get in your mailbox this week?!

14 comments:

  1. Aww Rapture!! So good!! Great mailbox! Enjoy all your amazing books this week ;) :)

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  2. I love Daughter, it was one of my favorite books last year. Glitch and Rapture look amazing. I started the Need series (read books 1 and 2), but I need to catch up soon. Happy reading :)

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  3. I really want to read Glitch, Angel Fire and Daughter of Smoke and Bone I love the covers for all of them and they sound like such good reads :) I love your IMM!
    Here's my IMM post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

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  4. I haven't heard of Something Red but it sounds really amazing! I love, love, love Daughter of Smoke and Bone! It's truly amazing! Happy reading :) Check out my IMM:

    http://www.elegantlyboundreviews.com/2012/04/in-my-mailbox-37.html

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  5. so many great books this week! you have a lot of fantastic reading ahead of you. enjoy :)

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    -michelle

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  6. Awesome books! Hope you enjoy these awesome reads!

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    Chantel aKa LittleMissBookWorm :)

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  7. Great set! I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone. The cover of Rapture is great.
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  8. Great books! I really want to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone, so I can't wait to see what you think of it. (:
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  9. Ahh! Great haul! Endure and Entice? Yay for you! I loved the Need series and your lucky to get approved Amber! And Rapture is on NetGalley? I must request it ASAP!
    And Glitch looks awesome!
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    Patrick @ The Bookshelves

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  10. Awesome IMM! Rapture!!! I've been seeing a bunch of people with it this week! Now I'm gonna have to see if I can get it!!! Lol. I got Glitch this week as well!

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    -Brittani

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  11. You got some fantastic books, I have Daughter of Smoke and Bone and I've heard it's fantastic but I still haven't read it - thanks for the reminder!

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  12. Fantastic! They all look great, I hope you enjoy them all. Especially Daughter of Smoke and Bone, it's one of my favourites of the year :)

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  13. Great imm this week! Dead TIme has been on my wishlist for awhile now hope you enjoy all of these. x

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  14. Awesome books this week! Hope you enjoy reading them :)

    Here is my IMM post. Check it out? ;)

    -Maxine @ Teenage Fiction

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