In My Mailbox (26)

Sunday January 3, 2010

In My Mailbox hosted by The Story Siren is a way to share what you new books get each week. So, the following books are all ARCs I received in the mail this week for review or bought :o)

All Unquiet Things
by Anna Jarzab
Available January 12, 2010
Carly: She was sweet. Smart. Self-destructive. She knew the secrets of Brighton Day School’s most privileged students. Secrets that got her killed.

Neily: Dumped by Carly for a notorious bad boy, Neily didn’t answer the phone call she made before she died. If he had, maybe he could have helped her. Now he can’t get the image of her lifeless body out of his mind.

Audrey: She’s the reason Carly got tangled up with Brighton’s fast crowd in the first place, and now she regrets it—especially since she’s convinced the police have put the wrong person in jail. Audrey thinks the murderer is someone at Brighton, and she wants Neily to help her find out who it is.

As reluctant allies Neily and Audrey dig into their shared past with Carly, her involvement with Brighton’s dark goings-on comes to light. But figuring out how Carly and her killer fit into the twisted drama will force Audrey and Neily to face hard truths about themselves and the girl they couldn’t save.

by Tricia Rayburn
Available June 10, 2010
Egmont USA
Seventeen-year-old Vanessa Sands is afraid of everything—the dark, heights, the ocean—but her fearless older sister, Justine, has always been there to coach her through every challenge. That is, until Justine goes cliff-diving one night near the family’s vacation house in Maine, and her lifeless body washes up on shore the next day.

Though her parents hope that they’ll be able to find closure back in Boston, Vanessa can’t help feeling that her sister’s death wasn’t an accident. After discovering that Justine was keeping a lot of secrets, Vanessa returns to Winter Harbor, hoping that Justine’s boyfriend might know more. But Caleb has been missing since Justine’s death.

Soon, it’s not just Vanessa who’s afraid. All of Winter Harbor is abuzz with anxiety when another body washes ashore, and panic sets in when the small town becomes host to a string of fatal, water-related accidents in which all the victims are found, horrifically, grinning from ear to ear.

Vanessa turns to Caleb’s brother, Simon, for help, and begins to find herself drawn to him. As the pair try to understand the sudden rash of creepy drownings, Vanessa uncovers a secret that threatens her new romance—and will change her life forever.

A seductive paranormal romance full of unexpected twists, Siren is certain to make a big summer splash.

Bad Blood (Blood Coven #4)
by Mari Mancusi
Available January 5, 2010
by Berkley Trade
Sunny McDonald is in the ultimate forbidden relationship. Her boyfriend Magnus is a vampire, and the leader of the Blood Coven. Their differences have never been an issue, until now…

When the Blood Coven decides that Magnus needs a mate to be his co-ruler, Sunny’s humanity puts her out of the running. The Coven’s chosen candidate is Jane Johnson, a magna cum laude graduate of Oxford University who just happens to look like a vampiric celebutante.

Sunny is suspicious of a Rhodes Scholar who can’t answer the most basic poly-sci questions, but Magnus brushes it off as petty jealousy. Still, when the Blood Coven goes to Las Vegas for a vampire convention—where Magnus and Jane’s bonding ceremony will be the main event—Sunny and her sister Rayne secretly tag along. And Sunny’s not going home before she learns the truth about Jane. Because not everything stays in Vegas—especially bad blood…

Whirlwind Dreamhouse Kings #5
by Robert Liparulo
Available December 29, 2009
Thomas Nelson

David King is reeling from his travels through history-and the evil he's found there.

The last thing he needs is his great-great-uncle Jesse's hosipital bed instructions:

You can't simply do nothing. You must fix things.

David and his brother Xander's search for their abducted mother has repatedly led them on strange and terriflying journeys as they've stepped through the portals of the creepy old house and into some of history's most turbulent moments...and confronted an unimaginably bleak vision of the future.

Now Jesse's words saddle them with an obligation to not only visit the past, but the need to rewrite it.

Fulfilling their purpose will take everything they have, both mentally and physically. But they have no choice...because everything in the past-and the future-is on the line.


Nikki @ Bookizzle said...

Ooh, I haven't heard of most of these! I love every single cover. Looks like I have some new books to check out. :)

Happy reading!

Bookalicious Ramblings said...

Wow, I haven't heard of Siren before, but it sounds really good and intriguing! Happy reading! :)

ck.twilighter said...

OMG!! What a great list!! I can not wait to review your thoughts!!

Becky said...

Siren sounds fab. I wonder if it has a UK release date. I'll shall investigate. Hope you enjoy all your books this week!

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Siren looks like it'll be a great read! Enjoy :)

Wendy said...

Siren definitely looks good, enjoy all your books! :)

Kathy Martin said...

Siren and Whirlwind both sound great. I'll have to add them to my TBR pile too. Happy reading!

fredamans said...

They all look good.

Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

Great books! I really am excited for All Unique Things. I adore the cover.

Here's what I got this week:

Have a good one!

StephTheBookworm said...

Ooh, Siren looks really good and I hadn't hear of it before. Enjoy!

loreleimarsh said...

Your books look wonderful! I hope you enjoy them!

The Book Owl said...

Siren looks awesome! Enjoy your books.

Lea said...

Siren sounds incredible! I can't wait to see what your review is like,

Happy reading :D