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Sunday, August 9, 2009

In My Mailbox(2)

Started by Kristi over at The Story Siren this meme focuses on what we received/bought or borrowed this week. This week I got some really good books. I am really excited about them.

From the library:

The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks

Valiant by Holly Black

The Squad: Perfect Cover by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Dead is the New Black by Marlene Perez

Night Road by A.M. Jenkins

Bought :

Prophecy of the Sisters by Michell Zink

An ancient prophecy divides two sisters-
One good...
One evil...
Who will prevail?
Twin sisters Lia and Alice Milthorpe have just become orphans. They have also become enemies. As they discover their roles in a prophecy that has turned generations of sisters against each other, the girls find themselves entangled in a mystery that involves a tattoo-like mark, their parents' deaths, a boy, a book, and a lifetime of secrets. Lia and Alice don't know whom they can trust.
They just know they can't trust each other.

Bad Moon Rising
( I preordered this one from Premiere Collectables- Signed/numbered and in a leather box)
I plan to give away the second one during BBAW

Fang Kattalakis isn't just a wolf.
He is the brother of two of the most powerful members of the Omegrion: the ruling council that enforces the laws of the Were-Hunters. And when war erupts among the lycanthropes, sides must be chosen. Enemies are forced into shaky alliances. And when the woman Fang loves is accused of betraying her people, her only hope is that Fang believes in her. Yet in order to save her, Fang must break the law of his people and the faith of his brothers. That breech could very well spell the end of both their races and change their world forever.
The war is on and time is running out...

Auction by Cherie Priest:( she was being an awesome friend and raising money to help a friend in need)

Dreadful Skin

A runaway Irish nun pursues a murderous werewolf across post–Civil War America in this riveting Southern gothic from Priest (Wings to the Kingdom). Divided into three atmospheric, slightly disjointed sections, the story opens aboard a riverboat carrying John Gabert, the werewolf, and Sister Eileen Callaghan, who's pursuing him with a Colt revolver hidden under her skirts. Gabert escapes, but Eileen is infected by the lycanthrope's blood. Nine years later, she picks up the scent, investigating a traveling Pentecostal revivalist show that leaves a trail of chewed corpses in its wake. Eileen struggles to control her own bloody urges, while fighting to protect innocents before she confronts Gabert again, two years later. Though the jumps in time make the plot feel forced, the haunting characters will keep readers turning the pages. When one must become a monster in order to kill a monster, can the hunt still be justified? This book raise tantalizing philosophical questions about good and evil as well as the roles of hunter and prey.

Not Flesh Nor Feathers

A devastating storm swells the Tennessee River to dam-breaking levels on the eve of Eden's planned move into a new riverside apartment complex. With the gushing waters comes a tide of corpses sunk in the river for more than a century, now animated and organized by a malignant force with an inscrutable purpose. When psychic investigator Eden realizes that the zombie army is converging on historic Read House, she draws a connection to the ghost of Caroline Read, who haunts the building trying to resolve a hushed-up 19th-century atrocity. Although talky and too dependent on convenient last-minute information, Priest's tale crackles with action and occult thrills, especially in the scenes of the inundated city reeling under the double assault of Mother Nature and the supernatural. Fans will find this her most assured outing yet.
What did you guys get this week????


Lilibeth Ramos said...

Really want to read Dead is the New Black and Prophecy of the Sisters, happy reading! Great job this week.

Donna (Fantasy Dreamer) said...

You have some good reads this week. I almost bought Prophecy of the Sisters this past weekend, it looks really interesting. Enjoy your reading!

RKCharron said...

Hi :)
What a great bunch of books.
You have some great reading ahead of you!
Thanks for sharing.
Love and best wishes,