Sunday, 23 January 2011

In My Mailbox #6

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren, and is a great way to get book recommendations, and find out what other bloggers are reading. =]

(Links to reviews)


Awakened (House of Night, #8)
Awakened by PC & Kristin Cast (House of Night #8)

At the start of Awakened, the pulse-pounding eighth installment of the bestselling House of Night series, Zoey has returned, mostly whole, from the Otherworld to her rightful place as High Priestess at the House of Night. Her friends are just glad to have her back, but after losing her human consort, Heath, will Zoey—or her relationship with her super- hot Warrior, Stark—ever be the same? Stevie Rae is drawn even closer to Rephaim, the Raven Mocker with whom she shares a mysterious and powerful Imprint, but he is a dangerous secret that isolates her from her school, her red fledglings, and even her best friends. When the dark threat of Neferet—who is coming closer and closer to achieving her twisted goal of immortality—and Kalona returns, what will it take to keep the House of Night from being lost forever, and what will one desperate girl do to keep her heart from being irreparably broken?

0.40.4 by Mike Lancaster

It's a brave new world. 

'My name is Kyle Straker. And I don't exist anymore.' 

So begins the story of Kyle Straker, recorded onto old audiotapes. You might think these tapes are a hoax, but perhaps they contain the history of a past world....If what the tapes say is true, it means that everything we think we know is a lie. 

And if everything we know is a lie, does that mean that we are, too?

Inside Out Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder (Inside Out #1)

Keep your head down. Don't get noticed. Or else. I'm Trella. I'm a scrub. A nobody. One of thousands who work the lower levels, keeping Inside clean for the Uppers. I've got one friend, do my job and try to avoid the Pop Cops. So what if I occasionally use the pipes to sneak around the Upper levels? Not like it's all that dangerous - the only neck at risk is my own. Until I accidentally start a rebellion and become the go-to girl to lead a revolution...

Lament (Books of Faerie, #1)Lament by Maggie Stiefvater (Books of Faerie #1)

Sixteen-year-old Deirdre Monaghan is a painfully shy but prodigiously gifted musician. She's about to find out she's also a cloverhand—one who can see faeries. Deirdre finds herself infatuated with a mysterious boy who enters her ordinary suburban life, seemingly out of thin air. Trouble is, the enigmatic and gorgeous Luke turns out to be a gallowglass—a soulless faerie assassin. An equally hunky—and equally dangerous—dark faerie soldier named Aodhan is also stalking Deirdre. Sworn enemies, Luke and Aodhan each have a deadly assignment from the Faerie Queen. Namely, kill Deirdre before her music captures the attention of the Fae and threatens the Queen's sovereignty. Caught in the crossfire with Deirdre is James, her wisecracking but loyal best friend. Deirdre had been wishing her life weren't so dull, but getting trapped in the middle of a centuries-old faerie war isn't exactly what she had in mind . . . 

e-ARC for review from NetGalley:

The VespertineThe Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell (Vespertine #1)

It’s the summer of 1889, and Amelia van den Broek is new to Baltimore and eager to take in all the pleasures the city has to offer. But her gaiety is interrupted by disturbing, dreamlike visions she has only at sunset—visions that offer glimpses of the future. Soon, friends and strangers alike call on Amelia to hear her prophecies. However, a forbidden romance with Nathaniel, an artist, threatens the new life Amelia is building in Baltimore. This enigmatic young man is keeping secrets of his own—still, Amelia finds herself irrepressibly drawn to him.
When one of her darkest visions comes to pass, Amelia’s world is thrown into chaos. And those around her begin to wonder if she’s not the seer of dark portents, but the cause.


  1. I really want to read Inside Out and I love Laments cover! 0.4 looks interesting as well. Happy reading :D

  2. Oh lovely! I also got Inside Out this week and 0.4 last week. I haven't read any of the PC Cast books. It sounds great though. I hope you enjoy them.

  3. Wow! Nice set of books there! Like the cover for Inside Out. Different than mine. Is that the UK one? I like it better since it shows who Trella is in a way!

    Here's my IMM

    Happy Reading!

  4. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I've heard Inside Out is a really amazing novel and I love the author so I hope that's true. You had a wonderful mailbox this week. Hope you enjoy all your reads!

  5. oooooh you got 0.4! My bookstore didn't have it, unfortunately, but I'm really looking forward to your review for it! Enjoy :)

  6. I'm interested to see what you think of 0.4 and Inside Out! Both are on my to-read list. Hope you have a great week!

  7. I just picked up Inside Out this week too! Mine has the US cover though. I think the UK cover is cooler! Haha. Enjoy all your books! :)

  8. Ooh, I'll be looking forward to your thoughts on 0.4! I've heard really good things. I'm also curious about what you'll think of The Vespertine. I enjoyed it, but I had a few issues with certain parts.

  9. 0.4 Looks really good, I may have to pick that up myself. I received The Vesperine as well from netGalley and am eager to dig in.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Sara @ Just Another Story

  10. I've had my eye on 0.4 so I'm definitely looking forward to hear what you think of it! Inside Out looks amazing, I still need to read the first one though! lol Great mailbox! :)


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