Sunday, January 17, 2010

In My Mailbox: Week 2

If last week was a bad book week for me, this one was great! It's going to take me a while to read all these books! :) Here's what I got in My Mailbox this week:


My Love Lies Bleeding (a.k.a Hearts At Stake) by Alyxandra Harvey
On Solange’s sixteenth birthday, she is going to wake up dead. As if that’s not bad enough, she also has to outwit her seven overprotective older brothers, avoid the politics involved with being the only daughter born to an ancient vampire dynasty, and elude Kieran Black—agent of an anti-vampire league who is searching for his father’s killer and is intent on staking Solange and her entire family.
Luckily she has her own secret weapon—her human best friend Lucy—who is willing to defend Solange’s right to a normal life, whether she’s being smothered by her well-intentioned brothers or abducted by a power-hungry queen. Two unlikely alliances are formed in a race to save Solange’s eternal life—Lucy and Solange’s brother Nicholas, and Solange and Kieran Black—in a dual romance that is guaranteed to jump start any romance-lover’s heart.

From the wonderful Mandy of Edge of Seventeen (Thank you!):

Fallen by Lauren Kate
There's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce--and goes out of his way to make that very clear--she can't let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.

Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, Fallen is a page turning thriller and the ultimate love story.

From the generous Jennifer Laurens (Thank you!):

Heavenly (signed!) by Jennifer Laurens
I met someone who changed everything. Matthias. My autistic sister's guardian angel. Honest. Inspiring. Funny. Hot. And immortal. That was the problem. What could I do? I did what any other girl would do-I fell in love with him. Zoe's sister darts in front of cars. Her brother's a pothead. Her parents are so overwhelmed; they don't see Zoe lost in her broken life. Zoe escapes the only way she knows how: partying. Matthias, a guardian sent from Heaven, watches over Zoe's autistic sister. After Zoe is convinced he's legit, angel and lost girl come together in a love that changes destiny. But Heaven on Earth can't last forever.

From the Library:

Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
Waiting tables, sweeping floors, reading minds and solving mysteries for the undead. It's all in a day's work for Sookie...

Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is on a streak of real bad luck. First, her co-worker gets murdered and no one seems to care. Then Sookie is attacked - and poisoned - late one night by some weird and apparently mythical beast. She only survives because the local vampires roll up and graciously suck the poison from her veins (like they didn't enjoy it). But in return the blood-suckers need a favor.

Which is why Sookie ends up in Dallas, using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire, on the condition that her undead friends don't do anything, well, vampiric while she's there. Easier said than done. All it takes is one delicious blonde and one small mistake for things to turn deadly...

Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
When Sookie's brother Jason's eyes start to change, she knows he's about to turn into a were-panther for the first time. But her concern becomes cold fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population-and Jason's new panther brethren suspect he may be the shooter. Now, Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who's behind the attacks, unless the killer decides to find her first.

This Charming Man by Marian Keyes
Paddy de Courcy is Ireland's debonair politician, the "John F. Kennedy Jr. of Dublin." His charm and charisma have taken hold of the country and the tabloids, not to mention our four heroines: Lola, Grace, Marnie, and Alicia. But though Paddy's winning smile is fooling Irish minds, the broken hearts he's left in his past offer a far more truthful look into his character.

Narrated in turn by each woman, This Charming Man explores how their love for this one man has shaped their lives. But in true Marian Keyes fashion, this is more than a story of four love affairs. It's a testament to the strength women find in themselves through work, friendship, and family, no matter what demons may be haunting their lives. Depression, self-doubt, domestic abuse—each of these women has seen tough times in life, and it's through Keyes's wonderful storytelling ability that these subjects are approached with the appropriate tone and candor. Her deft touch provides a gripping story and, ultimately, a redemptive ending.

What did you get in your mailboxes?

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10 kommentarer:

brizmus said...

ooh! I've been wanting to read the Charming Man! You really did have a great week this week!

Faye said...

awesome books! Loved Fallen!! can't wait 2 read the next book!
Happy reading!

prophecygirl said...

I hope you enjoy Fallen and My Love Lies Bleeding - both are good reads! :)

Anonymous said...

Ooh, great books. Fallen's really good! Very addicting! Happy reading! :D

Book Crazy Jenn said...

I cant wait to read Fallen - I have it, but not picked it up yet...what's wrong with me LOL :) Enjoy it!

Kari (Flamingo1325) said...

Awesome books this week!!! =D Have fun!

Lea said...

Heavenly sounds so good...and I love the cover for MLLB. Have fun reading :)

Kathy Martin said...

You got a nice group of books. I have read the ones by Charlaine Harris and enjoyed them. I also liked Hearts at Stake and was a little less certain about Fallen. I thought it was just OK but I'm giving it the a second chance because I read it right after a book that I thought was really amazing. Happy reading!

Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

Great books! I'm wanting Fallen!

Here's what I got this week:

Have a great week!

Lily Child said...

Wow! That is one packed mailbox! Happy reading!