Sunday, October 18, 2009

In My Mailbox (7)

So, I've been a very bad blogger these past couple of weeks... hopefully, I'll be able to post more reviews this week. Now, on to the IMM.

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren. :)

It seems like our post office suddenly vastly improved and I received a lot of great books (from contests) this week!

*All descriptions are from Goodreads*

I just bought one book and that's:

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (check out my review)

And now my contest wins:

Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran
(not from the giveaway I hosted. Just making it clear. Haha.)

Follows the incredible life of Cleopatra's surviving children with Marc Antony -- twins, named Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene, and a younger son named Ptolemy. All three were taken to Rome and paraded through the streets, then sent off to be raised by Octavia (the wife whom Marc Antony left for Cleopatra). Raised in one of the most fascinating courts of all time, Cleopatra's children would have met Ovid, Seneca, Vitruvius (who inspired the Vitruvian man), Agrippa (who built the Pantheon), Herod, his sister Salome, the poets Virgil, Horace, Maecenas and so many others!

Immortal by Gillian Shields
(from Melissa Marr's contest)

She sent me some bracelets too! Awesome!

Wyldcliffe Abbey School for Young Ladies, housed in a Gothic mansion on the bleak northern moors, is elite, expensive, and unwelcoming. When Evie Johnson is torn away from her home by the sea to become the newest scholarship student, she is more isolated than she could have dreamed. Strict teachers, snobbish students, and the oppressive atmosphere of Wyldcliffe leave Evie drowning in loneliness.

Evie's only lifeline is Sebastian, a rebellious, mocking, dangerously attractive young man she meets by chance. As Evie's feelings for Sebastian grow with each secret meeting, she starts to fear that he is hiding something about his past. And she is haunted by glimpses of a strange, ghostly girl—a girl who is so eerily like Evie, she could be a sister. Evie is slowly drawn into a tangled web of past and present that she cannot control. And as the extraordinary, elemental forces of Wyldcliffe rise up like the mighty sea, Evie is faced with an astounding truth about Sebastian, and her own incredible fate.

Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
(from The Epic Rat)

California high school student Audrey Cuttler dumps self-involved Evan, the lead singer of a little band called The Do-Gooders. Evan writes, “Audrey, Wait!,” a break-up song that's so good it rockets up the billboard charts. And Audrey is suddenly famous!
Now rabid fans are invading her school. People is running articles about her arm-warmers. The lead singer of the Lolitas wants her as his muse. (And the Internet is documenting her every move!) Audrey can't hang out with her best friend or get with her new crush without being mobbed by fans and paparazzi.
Take a wild ride with Audrey as she makes headlines, has outrageous amounts of fun, confronts her ex on MTV, and gets the chance to show the world who she really is.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
(from IB Teen Blog)

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf--her wolf--is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again.
Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

Lament by Maggie Stiefvater
(by IB Teen Blog)

Sixteen-year-old Deirdre Monaghan is a painfully shy but prodigiously gifted musician. She's about to find out she's also a cloverhand—one who can see faeries. When a mysterious boy enters her ordinary suburban life, seemingly out of nowhere, Deirdre finds herself infatuated. Trouble is, the enigmatic and conflicted Luke turns out to be a gallowglass—a soulless faerie assassin – and Deirdre is meant to be his next mark. Deirdre has to decide if Luke's feelings towards her are real, or only a way to lure her deeper into the world of Faerie.

Luke isn't her only problem. A sinister faerie named Aodhan is also stalking Deirdre. Long-time enemies with a common goal, Luke and Aodhan carry the same assignment from the Faerie Queen. Namely, kill Deirdre before her music captures the attention of the Fae and threatens the Queen's sovereignty. Caught in the crossfire with Deirdre is her best friend James whose devotion has been teetering precariously on the line between friendship and love for months – a feeling that Dee doesn't quite reciprocate. It's Luke she can't stop thinking about: Luke, who was supposed to kill her immediately but hasn't. Luke, who cannot refuse the Queen's orders without paying an unimaginable price. Deirdre ultimately must confront the Faerie Queen before she loses everyone she loves.

Demon Princess by Michelle Rowen
(from Megan Crewe's contest)

As if trying to fit in at a new school isn't stressful enough, sixteen-year-old Nikki Donovan just found out that her long-lost father is, in fact, the demon king of the Shadowlands—the world that separates and protects us from the Underworld. When she is brought there by the mysterious—and surprisingly cute—messenger Michael, she learns that her father is dying, and he wants her to assume the throne. To complicate matters, a war is brewing between the Shadowlands and the Underworld, her half-demon qualities are manifesting, and her gowing feelings for Michael are completely forbidden. Ruling a kingdom, navigating a secret crush, and still making it home by curfew—what's a teenage demon princess to do?

Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
(Megan Crewe's contest)
I really love the cover!

In an explosion of his own making, Lucius blew his arms off. Now he has hooks. He chose hooks because they were cheaper. He chose hooks because he wouldn’t outgrow them so quickly. He chose hooks so that everyone would know he was different, so he would scare even himself.

Then he meets Aurora. The hooks don’t scare her. They don’t keep her away. In fact, they don’t make any difference at all to her.

But to Lucius, they mean everything. They remind him of the beast he is inside. Perhaps Aurora is his Beauty, destined to set his soul free from its suffering.

Or maybe she’s just a girl who needs love just like he does.

Give Up The Ghost by Megan Crewe
(again from Megan Crewe's contest)

*plus I received some lovely Give Up The Ghost SWAG! Love 'em!

Cass McKenna much prefers the company of ghosts over "breathers." Ghosts are uncomplicated and dependable, and they know the dirt on everybody... and Cass loves dirt. She's on a mission to expose the dirty secrets of the poseurs in her school.

But when the vice president of the student council discovers her secret, Cass's whole scheme hangs in the balance. Tim wants her to help him contact his recently deceased mother, and Cass reluctantly agrees.

As Cass becomes increasingly entwined in Tim's life, she's surprised to realize he's not so bad--and he needs help more desperately than anyone else suspects. Maybe it's time to give the living another chance...

I also won two books from a local bookstore which are:
YAY! I love love love love the books I got this week. :)


Unknown said...

Ooh, you got so many great books this week! Happy reading! :)

Stormi said...

Wow, you won a lot of book, Cool!

Here is my book load this week:

Eleni said...

Holy moly you won a lot of books! that's awesome...enjoy!

GardenofEdee said...

Wow you won so many books this week!!

I want to read Hush Hush so bad! And Cleopatra's Daughter sounds cool too. Enjoy Shiver! It's great!

Happy Reading!

Sab H. said...

OMG! You won all that??? How lucky are you??!! Awesome! Enjoy!

Reverie said...

lucky lucky you! What great books! WOW!

Sara said...

You've been on a lucky streak! All of those look really good.... I really enjoyed Hush, Hush! :)

Anonymous said...

You have some wonderful reads here! I am so looking at your books and wondering how I can get connected for reviews of these! :)

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

Wow, you won all those, it was your lucky week :O You got some great books, enjoy!

Dahlia (TheBookShopaholic) said...

Awesome Books!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Congrats on all your wins! Audrey, Wait! is really good, Happy reading!

Arielle said...

Wow looks like you won some great books there :-)

Tena said...

great books! I have been wanting to read Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran for a bit now

Allison said...

Awesome books! Enjoy

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Wow, you won so many awesome books! I'm so jealous, especially of Immortal and Audrey, Wait!
Happy reading! :)

Rebecca said...

Great week you had. You got so many really awesome books. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

Briana said...

Hush, Hush = love!! :) such a good book!
And I really want Crazy Beautiful and Shiver!

Enjoy your books!


Kapri (Book Fanatics) said...

Those all look great!
Hope you enjoy them!

austenfan said...

Thanks everyone! Yeah, I'm so happy with my contest wins, it's just crazy! :p

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