Friday, April 30, 2010

In My Mailbox (6)

This is a meme that I first heard about from Kristi over at The Story Siren and immediately wanted to jump on board.

Every week we’ll post about what books we have received (whether they’re bought/borrowed, etc… you get the idea). This is generally done on Sunday, but I’m told that it’s really whatever day works for you; I’m going to be posting mine on Fridays because I tend to post less on the weekends.

Everyone participating will try and visit other lists to comment and possibly pine for the new arrivals everyone’s talking about. I’ve learned that it’s a great idea to really try and stop by at least two or three lists because I’m constantly finding out about new books that I’ve later added to my TBR list.

So this week I was lucky enough to snag some of the books I've been dying to read and to cross some off my TBR list (which never really seems to get shorter, only longer)!

The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa (thanks to Harlequin Teen)

Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron Fey, iron-bound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen.

But no one believes her. Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's alone in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.

The Oracle of Dating by Allison van Diepen (thanks to Harlequin Teen)

No one at Kayla’s school knows she’s the famous Oracle of Dating—the anonymous queen of dating advice, given through her own Web site. Kayla doesn’t even have a boyfriend. Two relationship disasters were enough to make her focus on everyone else’s love life. But then her advice backfires on her own best friend. And Kayla starts to seriously obsess about Jared Stewart—the very cute, very mysterious new guy in school. Suddenly, the teen queen of advice needs her own oracle of dating--and she knows just where to find one... 

Burned by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast

Y’all need to get yourselves together. Here’s a newsflash from the only High Priestess you have left at this dang school: Zoey isn’t dead. And believe me, I know dead. I’ve been there, done that and got the fricken tee-shirt. 

Zoey Redbird is the youngest High Priestess in House of Night history and is the only person – vamp or fledgling – that can stop the evil Neferet from raising all kinds of immortal trouble. And she might just have a chance if she wasn’t so busy being dead.

Well, dead is too strong a word. Stevie Rae knows she can bring her BFF back from her unscheduled va-cay in the Otherworld. But it’s going to take a lot more than hoping to bring Zoey back. Stevie Rae will have to give up a few secrets of her own . . .

I flew through this book so fast...loved every minute of it...check out the review I posted Wednesday.

And finally...Beautiful Malice:  A Novel by Rebecca James (won from First Reads at Library Thing)

So. Were you glad, deep down? Were you glad to be rid of her? Your perfect sister? Were you secretly glad when she was killed? Following a terrible tragedy that leaves her once-perfect family shattered, Katherine Patterson moves to a new city, starts at a new school, and looks forward to a new life of quiet anonymity. 

But when Katherine meets the gregarious and beautiful Alice Parrie her resolution to live a solitary life becomes difficult. Katherine is unable resist the flattering attention that Alice pays her and is so charmed by Alice’s contagious enthusiasm that the two girls soon become firm friends.  Alice’s joie de vivre is transformative; it helps Katherine forget her painful past and slowly, tentatively, Katherine allows herself to start enjoying life again. 

But being friends with Alice is complicated – and as Katherine gets to know her better she discovers that although Alice can be charming and generous she can also be selfish and egocentric. Sometimes, even, Alice is cruel. And when Katherine starts to wonder if Alice is really the kind of person she wants as a friend, she discovers something else about Alice - she doesn’t like being cast off.

So I've got some great reads to get through this week....what did you guys get this week?  Anything you'd wanna recommend I add to my TBR list?

And yes, it's Friday and you know by now what that's Book Blogger Hop time!  I can't tell you how many great blogs I've come across and started following week after week thanks to Jennifer's weekly meme that gives everyone a chance to get their blog head on over to Crazy-for-Books and let me know what you find.

Also...I just wanted to let you guys know that I'm getting such a great response on the contest I'm hosting that I decided to add another book to the pile and give the chance to a 4th winner as well!  I will be adding Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken into the possible winnings because after reading this book all I can say is that it's one that EVERYONE should read.  So if you haven't signed up click here to enter (and if the link doesn't work go to the Contest tab at the top of the page)!

Have a great weekend guys and Happy Reading as always!


  1. Found you through the book hop! I'm now following.

  2. Great list! I loved Burned, want to read Beautiful Malice! Happy Friday!

  3. Hi Katelyn, I hopped on over here to see your pretty, pretty blog.

  4. Love the hop, I discover so many wonderful book sites.
    Kelly Bookend Diaries

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I can't wait to hear what you think about The Iron Daughter. I loved it. Just became a follower! :)

  6. Some fun books like week! But Beautiful Malice sounds very emotional. Hope you enjoy!

  7. Katelyn! I'm so happy we found each other's blogs this week! You have reviews of so many books that I can't wait to read. I just became a follower and I know I'll be back soon :)

  8. Um, so... I just left you a comment about an hour ago! But I wanted to let you know that there's a "Bookshelf Sophisticate" shout out on my blog:

  9. Hi, I found you from the blog hop! I'll be following your blog. Cheers!

  10. hi there! thanks for visiting my blog :) your blog is lovely, and i've started following you!

  11. you have some really great books this week, i hope you enjoy them. thanks for stopping by my blog 8)

  12. Hi! Thanks for checking out my blog during the blog hop! I am now following your blog, too!




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