Sunday, May 23, 2010

In My Mailbox (week 20)

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Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols
All Meg has ever wanted is to get away. Away from high school. Away from her backwater town. Away from her parents who seem determined to keep her imprisoned in their dead-end lives. But one crazy evening involving a dare and forbidden railroad tracks, she goes way too far... and almost doesn't make it back.
John made a choice to stay. To enforce the rules. To serve and protect. He has nothing but contempt for what he sees as childish rebellion, and he wants to teach Meg a lesson she won't soon forget. But Meg pushes him to the limit by questioning everything he learned at the police academy. And when he pushes back, demanding to know why she won't be tied down, they will drive each other to the edge - and over...

For Review:

Insatiable by Meg Cabot
Sick of vampires? So is Meena Harper.

But her boss is making her write about them anyway, even though Meena doesn’t believe in them.

Not that Meena isn’t familiar with the supernatural. See, Meena Harper knows how you’re going to die (not that you’re going to believe her; no one ever does).

But not even Meena’s precognition can prepare her for what happens when she meets—then makes the mistake of falling in love with—Lucien Antonescu, a modern-day prince with a bit of a dark side . . . a dark side a lot of people, like an ancient society of vampire-hunters, would prefer to see him dead for.

The problem is, he already is dead. Maybe that’s why he’s the first guy Meena’s ever met that she could see herself having a future with. See, while Meena’s always been able to see everyone else’s future, she’s never been able look into her own.

And while Lucien seems like everything Meena has ever dreamed of in a boyfriend, he might turn out to be more like a nightmare.

Now might be a good time for Meena to start learning to predict her own future . . .

If she even has one.

From the library:

Soulless by Gail Carrager

Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.

Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.

With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?

From Dead To Worse by Charlaine Harris
The supernatural community in Bon Temps, Louisiana, is reeling from two hard blows - the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina and the man-made horror of the explosion at the vampire summit the month before in the up-north city of Rhodes. Sookie Stackhouse is safe but dazed, yearning for things to get back to normal. But that's just not happening. Too many vampires - some friends, some not - were killed or injured, and her weretiger boyfriend, Quinn, is among the missing." "It's clear that things are changing, whether the Weres and vamps of her corner of Louisiana like it or not. And Sookie - friend of the pack and blood-bonded to Eric Northman, the leader of the local vampire community - is caught up in the changes." In the ensuing battles, Sookie faces danger, death... and, once more, betrayal by someone she loves. And when the fur has finished flying and the cold blood flowing, her world will be forever altered.

Forever Princess by Meg Cabot
What's a Princess to do?

It's Mia's senior year, and things seem great. She aced her senior project, got accepted to her dream college(s), and has her birthday gala coming up . . . not to mention prom, graduation, and Genovia's first-ever elections.

What's not to love about her life? Well . . .

Her senior project? It's a romance novel she secretly wrote, and no one wants to publish it. Prince Phillipe's campaign in the Genovian elections isn't going well, thanks to her totally loathsome cousin René, who decided to run against him. Her boyfriend, J.P., is so sweet and seemingly perfect. But is he the one? And her first love, Michael, is back from Japan . . . and back in her life.

With Genovia's and her own future hanging in the balance, Mia's got some decisions to make: Which college? Which guy? How can she choose? Especially when what she decides might determine not just the next four years, but . . . forever!

City of Bones, City of Ashes and City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

An awesome book week for me! :) I can't wait to read all great books I got this week.
I want to thank Meg Cabot, for sending me Insatiable to review. I also want to thank my library for buying the complete Mortal Instruments trilogy, when I asked them!

What did you get this week?

9 kommentarer:

Karen said...

you got some nice books here!I'm so curious about insatiable!!,and i've been wanting to read the immortal instruments series for a while :)

looking forward to the reviews,enjoy!

Unknown said...

Great books! Going Too Far is AMAZING, so I hope you enjoy it. Also Insatiable looks fab! I'll be looking forward to seeing your thoughts on it. Happy reading! :)

YA Book Queen said...

Wonderful books! Insatiable sounds awesome, and Forever Princess is awesome! Soulless is supposed to rock,

Hope you enjoy them all :)

Morgan said...

Great books! Insatiable looks super good-I love the red on the cover. I hope you enjoy them all!

prophecygirl said...

Ooh, the MI series. Love those books.

Going Too Far is also really good, and I'm looking forward to your thoughts on Insatiable. Happy reading!

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I'm liking.

Here is mine

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

The Mortal Instruments is one of my fasvourite series'. I hope you love it!

Shauna Leigh Atkinson said...

I'm reading City of Ashes right now, LOVE it!!! :) I also want Soulless, it's on my list. Great books, congrats. =]

Bere said...

Wow! You got some fantastic books this week Sara. I haven't read The Mortal Instruments series yet, but they are definitely on my list. Can't wait to hear what you think of them. Happy reading =)