In My Mailbox (34)

Sunday April 4 , 2010
In My Mailbox hosted by The Story Siren and inspired by Alea @ Pop Culture Junkie is a way to share what new books you get each week.  They can be books you borrowed from the library, bought, traded, won or received for review.

So, without further adieu, the following are books I received this past week...enjoy!

Bought:


 Two beautiful brand new SIGNED copies of The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting! I went to her book signing at Powells Books in Portland yesterday bought a few books and talked to her for a few minutes...VERY nice lady :) Stay tuned next week to win a signed copy plus some cool swag!



 








For review:

Thief Eyes
by Janni Lee Simner
April 27, 2010
Random House
After her mother mysteriously disappears, sixteen-year-old Haley convinces her father to take her to Iceland, where her mother was last seen. There, amidst the ancient fissures and crevices of that volcanic island, Haley meets gorgeous Ari, a boy with a dangerous side who appoints himself her protector.

When Haley picks up a silver coin that entangles her in a spell cast by her ancestor Hallgerd, she discovers that Hallgerd's spell and her mother's disappearance are connected to a chain of events that could unleash terrifying powers and consume the world. Haley must find a way to contain the growing fires of the spell—and her growing attraction to Ari.



Possessing Jessie
by Nancy Springer
April 15, 2010
Holiday House
Two-time Edgar Award winner Nancy Springer has written a chilling psychological thriller about a teenage girl possessed by her dead brother. Quiet, cautious Jessie had always lived in the shadow of her dynamic younger brother--her mother's clear favorite. His recent death leaves Jessie and her mother numb with grief. 

That is, until the morning Jessie cuts her hair and dresses in Jason's clothes, swaggering out of the house in an uncanny imitation of her brother. Her mother is visibly cheered, and for once Jessie is the center of attention at school. But each day Jason takes over Jessie more and more. Can she escape his power? Fast-paced, accessible, and truly creepy, this novel will have readers on the edge of their seats.




 Goddess of Partholon Series
by P.C. Cast
Divine by Mistake
Divine by Choice 
Divine by Blood

This thrilling fantasy book series transports teacher Shannon Parker into the world of Partholon, a land rich in goddesses, centaurs, magic and passion.

These are the UK covers that have just recently been released. This series is available in the US too...I am almost finished with Divine by Mistake and it is awesome, I am totally loving it! An adult series that is filled with action and is very sexy!

Young Adult Partholon Books 
Elphame's Choice
by P.C. Cast
Available now in the US
June 2010 in the UK
I was marked from birth as belonging to the Goddess Epona--but that didn't make my life easy. Because of my "blessings," I was set apart, worshipped, unable to make real connections with others. Then came the Feeling, and with it a glimpse of my destiny. It led me to the MacCallen castle of legend, deserted since the terrible Fomorian war.

I followed the wordless call to breathe new life into a place long dead, but I didn't realize there were dark remnants of the war lingering in the nearby forest--victims and survivors who remained hidden. Others marked as different, powerful. Feared.

My choice was now twofold. I could keep to the happiness and safety of my newfound home, or I could choose a path that led to something more terrible, more dangerous, more thrilling than anything I'd ever expected.

And in that future I might never be alone again. . . 

Brighid's Quest
by P.C. Cast
Available now in the US
June 2010 in the UK
Fleeing her centaur clan's increasingly militant beliefs, Brighid Dhianna has begun to find peace and acceptance among the humans of Clan MacCallan. Still, she agrees to leave her newly formed friendships to guide her clan chieftain's grieving brother home. As she journeys, Brighid discovers that the long-dormant Shaman blood that runs so thickly in her veins will no longer be silenced. As seductive new powers begin to beckon, Brighid glimpses a future that is more impossible -- and more magical -- than any she could have dared to imagine.

But when tragedy summons her back to the Centaur Plains, Brighid must make a decision that will affect not only her friendship with the humans, but the centaur herd and indeed the world. For the Great Goddess Epona has set her on a new path that demands everything she has to give.

When the whole world is turning to her for help, healing the heart of a warrior doesn't sound so daunting . . . 

Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens: A reading Journal for Book Lovers
by Rachelle Rogers Knight
April 1, 2010
Sourcebooks
Perfect for teens who love to read and those who need a companion for school assignments or summer reading programs, Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens offers more than 2400 award-winning and notable reading suggestions in many genres, cross-referenced to help parents and teens chose the right books for them.

This unique journal sold out its first print run, attracting readers with recommended lists for fiction, manga, historical fiction, romance, westerns, crime novels, and poetry, as well as nonfiction sections focusing on biography/ autobiography.
College-bound readers will find a section to help guide their reading selections. The journal also provides room to record books read, jot down thoughts and ideas, and keep track of recommendations, books to read next, and works by favorite authors.

9 comments:

ck.twilighter said...

Wow, those PC Cast books look and sound great!!=)

Enjoy your reads this week!!
Chasity @
Lovin' & Livin' Life in the 808

Diana Dang said...

Enjoy!

Kathy Martin said...

Nice books this week! I love the covers on the Goddess books by P.C. Cast. I have them on my Kindle so I'm missing the lovely covers. I hope you enjoy all your new books. Happy reading!

Christina T said...

Thief Eyes and The Body Finder are both on my TBR list. The P.C. Cast books look interesting too. Have fun reading all your great books! I look forward to your reviews.

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fredamans said...

Good week!

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Maria the Bookworm said...

It's the first time I've read the synopsis for Thief Eyes and I must admit that I added it straight to my wishlist. The PC Cast books looks great as well. Enjoy :)

Rosey said...

Reading THe Body Finder next. Also getting the P.C. Cast books too! Can't wait to read your reviews...

Lori said...

You did well this week. I hope that you will enjoy your books.

Lori said...

You did well this week. I hope that you will enjoy your books.