Friday, May 7, 2010

In My Mailbox (7)

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)!

Angel Star by Jennifer Murgia

Seventeen-year-old Teagan McNeel falls for captivating Garreth Adams and soon discovers that her crush has an eight-point star etched into the palm of his right hand-the mark of an angel. 

But where there is light, dark follows, and she and Garreth suddenly find themselves vulnerable to a dark angel's malicious plan that could threaten not only her life, but the lives of everyone she knows, and now, she is torn between one angel's sacrifice and another angel's vicious ambition.

Mistwood by Leah Cypess

The Shifter is an immortal creature bound by an ancient spell to protect the kings of Samorna. When the realm is peaceful, she retreats to the Mistwood.  But when she is needed she always comes. 

Isabel remembers nothing. Nothing before the prince rode into her forest to take her back to the castle. Nothing about who she is supposed to be, or the powers she is supposed to have.

Prince Rokan needs Isabel to be his Shifter. He needs her ability to shift to animal form, to wind, to mist. He needs her lethal speed and superhuman strength. And he needs her loyalty--because without it, she may be his greatest threat.

Isabel knows that her prince is lying to her, but she can't help wanting to protect him from the dangers and intrigues of the court . . . until a deadly truth shatters the bond between them.

Now Isabel faces a choice that threatens her loyalty, her heart . . . and everything she thought she knew.

The Clearing by Heather Davis (thanks to NetGalley)

Amy, a sixteen-year-old recovering from an abusive relationship, moves to the country to start a new life with her aunt–all she wants is for everything to be different. In the clearing at the back of Aunt Mae’s property, she makes an amazing discovery—Henry, a boy stuck in the endless summer of 1944. Henry and his world become Amy’s refuge and she begins to learn that some moments are worth savoring. But when the past and present come crashing together, both of them must find the courage to face what is meant to be, even if it means losing each other forever.

Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton (thanks to NetGalley)

Teagan Wyllston grew up hearing about Celtic mythology, night crawlers and banshees, and how the Irish Travelers have been at war with goblin kind since before time. One of her favorite stories is the legend of Fionn Mac Cumhaill, the great hero who defended his people and was cursed by the goblin god for all eternity. It's a good one, full of powerful beings and romance, but it is just that . . . a story, and nothing more. 

That is, until eighteen-year-old Finn comes unexpectedly into her life. Then, suddenly, the stuff of Irish legend doesn't seem quite so fantastical. Could Finn be her hero, like his namesake in the stories? Or is Teagan destined to fight the forces of evil herself?

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.

Just another reminder...don't forget to enter the contest for your chance to win one of four great books!  Check it out here, contest ends May 21st.

Have a great weekend everybody!


  1. Fan girl squeal for Angel Star - I hope you LOVE it! :)

    Mistwood and I did not get along so well, but I really hope you enjoy it, I think it was me! :)

    Happy reading - awesome mailbox!!

  2. Mistwood and Angel star! Yay for you! Cant wait for your review! :)

  3. These looks really interesting, I know what you mean about TBR list's getting longer, it happens to me alll the time! >_< I just can't resist certain books. I now need more bookshelves because I've been buying so many books. I should start doing this meme as well.

  4. Hi Katelyn, I'm hopping in from blog hop. I also got Tyger, Tyger & The Clearing from NetGalley. I'm currently reading The Clearing and really liking it. I'm now a follower and I'll be looking forward to seeing what you think of Mistwood and Angel Star. :D

  5. Just hopping by - I just got Iron Daughter and Tyger, Tyger from NetGalley as well. I can't wait to see what you thought of them! I have been wishing for time to read Mistwood and with all the buzz I have to move it up on my list. I haven't seen Angel Star, that I remember, but it is not on my list! Thanks for stopping by The Wormhole

  6. I'm a new follower-found you through the hop. Just wanted to say hello!

  7. Hi! I found you through the hop. I'm a new follower...

  8. I'm a follower via the blog hop. Happy Friday. Pussreboots.

  9. Hi!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your blog is wonderful! Btw you got some amazing books this week. I heard Mistwood was great! Happy reading :D

  10. Hi Katelyn! I've hopped on by again to invite you to check out my own blog page and hopefully become a follower. I am already following you from a previous blog hop, and would love it if you could follw me!

  11. You have some great books to read! I've heard good things about Angel Star and The Clearing. I hope you enjoy all your books.

    I also wanted to let you know that I gave you an award on my blog.

  12. I've heard a lot of great things about Angel Star - that is one I really can't wait to read :o) Hope you have a great week!

  13. All these books looks super good-especially Mistwood. I hope you enjoy them all!

    And I have just became a new follower through The Blog HOp! I love your layout.

  14. Hey Katelyn, I'm already a follower, just stopping by to say HEY! :) Happy Sunday xx

  15. Katelyn, I just gave you an award over on my blog page! Please come over and check it out!




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