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Saturday, January 2, 2010

In My Mailbox - January 3, 2010

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren :)

Another double week post as I was away for Christmas last week (oh my, was it only last week!?)

For Review:
Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey
(from PaperBackSwap)
On Solange’s sixteenth birthday, she is going to wake up dead. As if that’s not bad enough, she also has to outwit her seven overprotective older brothers, avoid the politics involved with being the only daughter born to an ancient vampire dynasty, and elude Kieran Black—agent of an anti-vampire league who is searching for his father’s killer and is intent on staking Solange and her entire family.Luckily she has her own secret weapon—her human best friend Lucy—who is willing to defend Solange’s right to a normal life, whether she’s being smothered by her well-intentioned brothers or abducted by a power-hungry queen. Two unlikely alliances are formed in a race to save Solange’s eternal life—Lucy and Solange’s brother Nicholas, and Solange and Kieran Black—in a dual romance that is guaranteed to jump start any romance-lover’s heart.Even fans of the genre who’ve seen it all will find a fresh read with kick-butt characters and family dynamics that ring true for all brothers and sisters—vampire or otherwise.

For Review:
Captivate by Carrie Jones
(from PaperBackSwap)
Zara and her friends knew they hadn't solved the pixie problem for good. Far from it. The king's needs grow deeper every day he's stuck in captivity, while his control over his people gets weaker. It's made him vulnerable. And now there's a new king in town.
A turf war is imminent, since the new pixie king, Astley, is moving in quickly. Nick nearly killed him in the woods on day one, but Zara came to his rescue. Astley swears that he and Zara are destined to be together, that he's one of the good guys. Nick isn't buying it, though Zara isn't as sure -- despite herself, she wants to trust the new king. But it's a lot more than her relationship with Nick that is at stake. It's her life -- and his.


Sphinx's Princess by Esther Friesner
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz
The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
Need by Carrie Jones

So, what's in your mailbox?


  1. You did get great books! Captivate??!! Lucky you!

    Have fun reading! :)

  2. What a nice selection of books! I too am looking forward to Captivate. Hearts At Stake is sitting on my TBR pile too. Happy reading!

  3. Great books! The Gemma Doyle trilogy is one of my favorite series. I also loved Deadly Little Secrets. Laurie is a good writer.

    Here's what I got this week: http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2010/01/in-my-mailbox-1-3-10.html

    Have a great start of the year!

  4. Ooh, I just got Need! And there's something fascinating about the gold makeup on the covers, haha :)

    Happy Reading!

  5. All the books look so good! I loooved Graceling! Enjoy!

  6. Captivate should be on the way to me soon (prebuy), I HOPE - I have yet to read Need but I think I will as soon as I can read Need and Captivate together! :) And Heart At Steke looks soo good, I hope you enjoy them both!

    I really enjoyed Deadly Little Secret, I hope you do too! :)

  7. I haven't read Need but I've been wanting to! I hope you enjoy Captivate and your other books. :)


  8. Hearts at stake is a awesome book :) I'm currently reading Need.
    Happy Reading!!


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