Sunday, May 31, 2009

In My Mailbox (7)

Once Dead Twice Shy by Kim Harrison
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Pub. Date: May 2009
Age Range: 12
240pp

Synopsis
My name is Madison Avery, and I'm here to tell you that there's more out there than you can see, hear, or touch. Because I'm there. Seeing it. Touching it. Living it.

Madison's prom was killer—literally. For some reason she's been targeted by a dark reaper—yeah, that kind of reaper—intent on getting rid of her, body and soul. But before the reaper could finish the job, Madison was able to snag his strange, glowing amulet and get away.

Now she's stuck on Earth—dead but not gone. Somehow the amulet gives her the illusion of a body, allowing her to toe the line between life and death. She still doesn't know why the dark reaper is after her, but she's not about to just sit around and let fate take its course.

With a little ingenuity, some light-bending, and the help of a light reaper (one of the good guys! Maybe . . . ), her cute crush, and oh yeah, her guardian angel, Madison's ready to take control of her own destiny once and for all, before it takes control of her.
Well, if she believed in that stuff
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Ashes of Midnight (Midnight Breed Series #6) by Lara Adrian
Publisher: Dell Publishing
Pub. Date: May 2009
368pp

Synopsis
A woman driven by blood. A man thirsting for vengeance.
A place where darkness and desire meet...

As night falls, Claire Roth flees, driven from her home by a fiery threat that seems to come from hell itself. Then, from out of the flames and ash, a vampire warrior emerges. He is Andreas Reichen, her onetime lover, now a stranger consumed by vengeance. Caught in the cross fire, Claire cannot escape his savage fury—or the hunger that plunges her into his world of eternal darkness and unending pleasure.

Nothing will stop Andreas from destroying the vampire responsible for slaughtering his Breed brethren . . . even if he must use his former lover as a pawn in his deadly mission. Blood-bonded to his treacherous adversary, Claire can lead Andreas to the enemy he seeks, but it is a journey fraught with danger—and deep, unbidden desires. For Claire is the one woman Andreas should not crave, and the only one he’s ever loved. A dangerous seduction begins—one that blurs the lines between predator and prey, and stokes the flames of a white-hot passion that may consume all in its path. . . .

20 Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pub. Date: June 2009
Age Range: Young Adult
304pp

Synopsis
"Don't worry, Anna. I'll tell her, okay? Just let me think about the best way to do it."
"Okay."
"Promise me? Promise you won't say anything?"
"Don't worry." I laughed. "It's our secret, right?"

According to her best friend Frankie, twenty days in Zanzibar Bay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy ever day, there's a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there's something she hasn't told Frankie---she's already had that kind of romance, and it was with Frankie's older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.

Beautifully written and emotionally honest, this is a debut novel that explores what it truly means to love someone and what it means to grieve, and ultimately, how to make the most of every single moment this world has to offer.

Immortal Outlaw by Lisa Hendrix
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Pub. Date: June 2009
336pp

Synopsis
Only her kiss can save this cursed Viking warrior.

Like the rest of his crew, Steinarr the Proud is condemned to live out eternity as a were-creature—at night he transforms into a lion. Now only one maiden can set him free to love as a man.

Sea Change by Aimee Friedman
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Pub. Date: June 2009
Age Range: Young Adult
304pp

Synopsis
16-year-old Miranda Merchant is great at science...and not so great with boys. After major drama with her boyfriend and (now ex) best friend, she's happy to spend the summer on small, mysterious Selkie Island, helping her mother sort out her late grandmother's estate.

There, Miranda finds new friends and an island with a mysterious, mystical history, presenting her with facts her logical, scientific mind can't make sense of. She also meets Leo, who challenges everything she thought she knew about boys, friendship...and reality.

Is Leo hiding something? Or is he something that she never could have imagined?


The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Pub. Date: June 2009
Age Range: Young Adult
336pp

Synopsis
Nick and his brother, Alan, have spent their lives on the run from magic. Their father was murdered, and their mother was driven mad by magicians and the demons who give them power. The magicians are hunting the Ryves family for a charm that Nick's mother stole — a charm that keeps her alive — and they want it badly enough to kill again.

Danger draws even closer when a brother and sister come to the Ryves family for help. The boy wears a demon's mark, a sign of death that almost nothing can erase...and when Alan also gets marked by a demon, Nick is des-perate to save him. The only way to do that is to kill one of the magicians they have been hiding from for so long.

Ensnared in a deadly game of cat and mouse, Nick starts to suspect that his brother is telling him lie after lie about their past. As the magicians' Circle closes in on their family, Nick uncovers the secret that could destroy them all.
This is the Demon's Lexicon. Turn the page.

17 comments:

  1. Ohhh Ashes of Midnight, I lover Lara's take on vampires and this is going to be my next purchase.

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  2. I personally can't wait to read Twenty Boy Summer. All the reviews on it so far have given me high expectations! Enjoy your books!

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  3. The Demon's Lexicon and twenty Boy SUmmer looks great! Happy reading!

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  4. All your books look great this week. I hope you enjoy reading them all!

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  5. Those are some really great books. I hope you enjoy them. :D

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  6. You got some great books! Have fun reading ^_^

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  7. Once dead might be one to pick up. Happy reading.

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  8. Pretty SWEET stash! Looking forward to seeing what you think of 20 boy summer.
    -amy

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  9. Twenty Boy Summer is really good and I am so jealous of Sea Change. I really want to read that book! Happy reading!

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  10. I agree with katie, definitely jealous of Sea Change, lol!

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  11. I've heard Twenty Boy Summer is really good. I can't wait to get Sea Change! I really want to read that. I just did a review on Seven Tears Into the Sea by Terri Farley. If you like Sea Change you would probably like it! :)

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  12. Great week! I much prefer the US cover for Demon's Lexicon, though the UK one has grown on me. Enjoy!

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  13. What a great pile of books! I think I would like to add them all to my wish list(Twenty Boy summer is already on my list) :)

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  14. Great books you got. I got Once Dead, Twice Shy this week too. Happy reading!

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  15. Once Dead Twice Shy, Twenty Boy Summer and Sea Change are all on my wishlist! Looking forward to your reviews! :)

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  16. I hear great things about 20 Boy Summer! It looks like you had a great week!

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