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Saturday, January 30, 2010

In My Mailbox - January 30, 2010

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren :)

Ok, so you know how the last couple of weeks were "oh, I didn't get too much and that's ok"? Well, I think I was making up for it this week! I got a TON of great books :)

From the Publisher:
Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu -- 2010 Debut Author!

Everyone has secrets. Some are just bigger and dirtier than others.
For sixteen years, Lucy has kept her mother's hoarding a secret. She's had to—nobody would understand the stacks of newspapers and mounds of garbage so high they touch the ceiling and the rotting smell that she's always worried would follow her out the house. After years of keeping people at a distance, she finally has a best friend and maybe even a boyfriend if she can play it right. As long as she can make them think she's normal.
When Lucy arrives home from a sleepover to find her mother dead under a stack of National Geographics, she starts to dial 911 in a panic, but pauses before she can connect. She barely notices the filth and trash anymore, but she knows the paramedics will. First the fire trucks, and then news cameras that will surely follow. No longer will they be remembered as the nice oncology nurse with the lovely children—they'll turn into that garbage-hoarding freak family on Collier Avenue.
With a normal life finally within reach, Lucy has only minutes to make a critical decision. How far will she go to keep the family secrets safe?

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain - 2010 Debut Author!
Signed copy! Already read and reviewed this one :)

Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared--the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in his own blood--but she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night held.
The memories her family has tried to bury resurface when Daniel returns, three years later, and enrolls in Grace and Jude's high school. Despite promising Jude she'll stay away, Grace cannot deny her attraction to Daniel's shocking artistic abilities, his way of getting her to look at the world from new angles, and the strange, hungry glint in his eyes.
The closer Grace gets to Daniel, the more she jeopardizes her life, as her actions stir resentment in Jude and drive him to embrace the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind the boy's dark secret...and the cure that can save the ones she loves. But she may have to lay down the ultimate sacrifice to do it--her soul.

Bought New
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa - 2010 Debut Author!

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny—one she could never have imagined…
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home.
When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.
But she could never have guessed the truth—that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

For Review from 1 ARC Tours
The Line by Teri Hall - 2010 Debut Author!

An invisible, uncrossable physical barrier encloses the Unified States. The Line is the part of the border that lopped off part of the country, dooming the inhabitants to an unknown fate when the enemy used a banned weapon. It's said that bizarre creatures and superhumans live on the other side, in Away. Nobody except tough old Ms. Moore would ever live next to the Line.
Nobody but Rachel and her mother, who went to live there after Rachel's dad died in the last war. It's a safe, quiet life. Until Rachel finds a mysterious recorded message that can only have come from Away. The voice is asking for help.
Who sent the message? Why is her mother so protective? And to what lengths is Rachel willing to go in order to do what she thinks is right?

Bought New
Firespell by Choloe Neill
Fade by Lisa McMann
Full Tilt by Neal Shusterman
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo
Never Slow Dance with a Zombie by E. Van Lowe
Magic Can Be Murder by Vivian Vande Velde

PaperBack Swap
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin

Won from Erica at The Book Cellar
WTF by Peter Lerangis
The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams


  1. the Line - OMG I cant WAIT to read that book - I cant wait to hear what you think about it as well!

    I have Dirty Little Secrets on order - I cant wait till it comes out and gets here! :)

    Enjoy your reading!

  2. Great books! hope you enjoy them. :)

  3. Yay, so many awesome books!! Dirty Little Secrets was great, and I can't wait to pick up my copy of The Iron King. I'll be looking forward to your thoughts, and happy reading! :D

  4. OOooooo nice week!
    DD, The Iron King, and The Line?
    VERY cool!

  5. These are all great and I've heard amazing things about them. Happy reading of course. ;)

  6. Nice week! Firespell and The Iron King are on my wishlist, and I loved The Dark Divine. Happy reading!

  7. awesome books! Can't wait 2 read Iron King!Hope you enjoy them
    Happy reading!

  8. Love the whole lot of books you received this week! I hope you enjoy them all!

    I have a contest running on my blog right now for the book Break by Hannah Moskowitz. Feel free to check it out. :)

  9. These look good. I have been intrigued by Dirty Little Secrets. And I've been reading great reviews of The Dark Divine.

  10. Wow, you've got loads of great books this week! I really like the look of Dirty Little Secrets and The Iron King. Happy reading!

  11. Dirty little Secrets is on my WIsh List.. I hope you enjoy it! :)

    Please stop by my blog and check out mine! :)

  12. The Line looks really good. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  13. Wow! There are a lot of books on here that I really want to read :) Hope you enjoy them!

  14. Great books you got this week. I got The Dark Divine this week too. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.


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