Sunday, March 18, 2012

In My Mailbox #9

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme brought to you by The Story Siren.


Hey guys, this was a great week for my mailbox!




Unraveling
By: Elizabeth Norris
Release Date: 04/24/12
I'd like to give a big thanks to Harper Collins for sending me this ARC!

Synopsis from goodreads.com:
Two days before the start of her junior year, seventeen-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed—as in blinding light, scenes of her life flashing before her, and then nothing. Except the next thing she knows, she's opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from her high school whom Janelle has never talked to, leaning over her. And even though it isn't possible, she knows—with every fiber of her being—that Ben has somehow brought her back to life. 

But her revival, and Ben's possible role in it, is only the first of the puzzles that Janelle must solve. While snooping in her FBI agent father's files for clues about her accident, she uncovers a clock that seems to be counting down to something—but to what? And when someone close to Janelle is killed, she can no longer deny what's right in front of her: Everything that's happened—the accident, the murder, the countdown clock, Ben's sudden appearance in her life—points to the end of life as she knows it. And as the clock ticks down, she realizes that if she wants to put a stop to the end of the world, she's going to need to uncover Ben's secrets—and keep from falling in love with him in the process. 

From debut author Elizabeth Norris comes this shattering novel of one girl's fight to save herself, her world, and the boy she never saw coming. 




The Girl in the Clockwork Collar
By: Kady Cross
Release Date: 05/29/12
Received through NetGalley - I'd like to give a big thanks to Harlequin Teen for this title!


Synopsis from goodreads.com:
In New York City, 1897, life has never been more thrilling - or dangerous. 

Sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne and her "straynge band of mysfits" have journeyed from London to America to rescue their friend Jasper, hauled off by bounty hunters. But Jasper is in the clutches of a devious former friend demanding a trade-the dangerous device Jasper stole from him...for the life of the girl Jasper loves. 

One false move from Jasper and the strange clockwork collar around Mei's neck tightens. And tightens. 



Spell Bound
By: Rachel Hawkins
Currently in stores
Purchased from Amazon.com


Synopsis from goodreads.com:
Hailed as “impossible to put down,” the Hex Hall series has both critics and teens cheering. With a winning combination of romance, action, magic and humor, this third volume will leave readers enchanted. 

Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies—the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium. Or at least that’s what Sophie thinks, until she makes a surprising discovery. The Brannicks know an epic war is coming, and they believe Sophie is the only one powerful enough to stop the world from ending. But without her magic, Sophie isn’t as confident. 

Sophie’s bound for one hell of a ride—can she get her powers back before it’s too late? 



The Savage Grace
By: Bree Despain
Currently in stores
Purchased from Amazon.com


Synopsis from goodreads.com:
A troubled soul. An impossible choice. A final battle. 

Wrestling with the werewolf curse pulsing deep inside of her, Grace Divine was finally able to find her brother, but it nearly cost her everything. 

With her boyfriend, Daniel, stuck in wolf form and Sirhan's death approaching, time is running out for Grace to stop Caleb Kalbi and his gang of demons. If she fails, her family and hometown will perish. Everything rests on Grace's shoulders. 

The final installment in The Dark Divine trilogy brings Daniel and Grace's love story to a breathtaking conclusion. 



Dearly Departed
By: Lia Habel
Currently in stores
Borrowed from library

Synopsis from goodreads.com:
Love can never die.

Love conquers all, so they say. But can Cupid’s arrow pierce the hearts of the living and the dead—or rather, the undead? Can a proper young Victorian lady find true love in the arms of a dashing zombie? 

The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria—a high-tech nation modeled on the manners, mores, and fashions of an antique era. A teenager in high society, Nora Dearly is far more interested in military history and her country’s political unrest than in tea parties and debutante balls. But after her beloved parents die, Nora is left at the mercy of her domineering aunt, a social-climbing spendthrift who has squandered the family fortune and now plans to marry her niece off for money. For Nora, no fate could be more horrible—until she’s nearly kidnapped by an army of walking corpses. 

But fate is just getting started with Nora. Catapulted from her world of drawing-room civility, she’s suddenly gunning down ravenous zombies alongside mysterious black-clad commandos and confronting “The Laz,” a fatal virus that raises the dead—and hell along with them. Hardly ideal circumstances. Then Nora meets Bram Griswold, a young soldier who is brave, handsome, noble . . . and dead. But as is the case with the rest of his special undead unit, luck and modern science have enabled Bram to hold on to his mind, his manners, and his body parts. And when his bond of trust with Nora turns to tenderness, there’s no turning back. Eventually, they know, the disease will win, separating the star-crossed lovers forever. But until then, beating or not, their hearts will have what they desire.

In Dearly, Departed, romance meets walking-dead thriller, spawning a madly imaginative novel of rip-roaring adventure, spine-tingling suspense, and macabre comedy that forever redefines the concept of undying love. 




Cinder
By: Marissa Meyer
Currently in stores
Borrowed from library


Synopsis from goodreads.com:
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl... 

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. 
Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future. 



What did you get in your mailbox this week?



16 comments:

  1. Awesome books this week!
    I got Spell Bound too!
    Unraveling seems pretty awesome!

    Happy reading!

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  2. Lovely haul! I'm looking forward to your reviews of Cinder and Unraveling, both are on my TBR list. :)

    Happy reading!

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  3. Those are amazing books! EEEK, so envious! >_< I've been pining to read Cinder, and I've heard fantastic things about the other books too! Hope you enjoy them, and awaiting some more of your awesome reviews ;)

    Happy Reading!
    Vivian's IMM

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  4. Wow, what a great stack of books! I really feel like I'm the only one who hasn't been following the Hex Hall series, lol! Sounds like a good one!
    The Girl in the Clockwork Collar sounds like a really good read, can't wait!
    Enjoy your newbies :)

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  5. I JUST finished Unraveling this morning. It was very interesting, not really sure how I felt about it. Hope you enjoy it. :)

    I need to get myself a copy of Spell Bound! I completely forgot it came out this past week.

    Thanks for stopping by LIO!

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  6. Wow, these are some amazing books! Unraveling sounds so good.
    Here is my IMM.

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  7. I need to get a copy of the Girl in the Clockwork collar when it comes out, and Spellbound and Cinder!! I have the Dearly, Departed on my shelf, but still have to read it.

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  8. Great books! Cinder's on my waiting list at the library ... I can't wait to read it. Same thing with The Girl in the Clockwork Collar ... I haven't read the first one in the series yet, but now I'll have to get on it!

    Happy reading!

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  9. So very jealous that you got Unraveling!! I'm still waiting for Cinder to come in for me at the library but I think I'm about 150 on the list, LOL. Happy reading!
    Becca @ OMFG!Books

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  10. Fab books this week! I hope I can buy a copy of The Savage Grace soon, because I really liked the first two books in the series.
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  11. Great books! I loved Cinder-hope you do too!

    Can't wait to read Pandemonium! Hope you enjoy it! And I've heard great things about Feed!

    Thanks for stopping by My IMM!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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  12. Great Books! I have Cinder for my IMM this week as well. I can't wait to love it like everyone else!

    Happy Reading!

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  13. Ohh freaking amazing haul! I loved Cinder and Dearly, Departed! And I'm really jealous that you got copies of Unraveling and Spell Bound. I seriously need to finish the Hex Hall series after that huge cliffhanger at the end of Demonglass! Really hope you enjoy all your books :)

    Kim @ The Paper Planes

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  14. Oh, mama mia. *SQUEALS* Unraveling - *blinks rapidly in disbelief* *jaw-drops* The Girl in the Clockwork Collar - *fist-bumps* We totally got the same amazing sequel to look forward to :D Spell Bound - *moans* Oh, no, you didn't. I want this book something fierce. The Savage Grace - I STILL HAVE TO READ THE LOST SAINT. I loved the first book, but I've been so reluctant to embark on the second one for some crazy, nonsensical reason :( Dearly, Departed - the characters really shine. You will love them. Cinder - Marissa Meyer really knows how to whip up a story full of elements you'd never thought would go together in a way that fits :D

    Have an amazing reading week!

    Asher

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  15. You have some amazing books over there! I'm especially interested in Cinder by Marissa Meyer.

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