Sunday, 13 June 2010

In My Mailbox (37)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren. Check out her awesome YA reviews.

I got a fair few things this week! :)

For Review:

My Soul to Keep by Rachel VincentMy Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent

Kaylee has one addiction: her very hot, very popular boyfriend, Nash. A banshee like Kaylee, Nash understands her like no one else. Nothing can come between them.
Until something does.

Demon breath. No, not the toothpaste-challenged kind. The Netherworld kind. The kind that really can kill you. Somehow the super-addictive substance has made its way to the human world. But how? Kaylee and Nash have to cut off the source and protect their friends—one of whom is already hooked.

And so is someone else…
From Amazon US

Manifest by Artist ArthurManifest by Artist Arthur

“We’re not that different, you know. Most kids have the same problems, just different circumstances.”

Fifteen-year-old Krystal Bentley is royally miffed. Why her mom had to divorce her dad and drag her from New York City to the middle-of-nowhere Connecticut is beyond her. She’s never lived outside of The City and doesn’t know what to expect. But there’s one thing she never could have expected: the cute dead boy standing in her bedroom asking for help.

As she juggles being the new girl, resisting the requests of Ricky, the transparent dead boy, to find his killer, and dodging the demands of every other ghost on the planet, she can barely find time to hate her mother’s new husband.

When she begins to think it’s all too much, she finds comfort in a bizarre friendship with Sasha, a disappearing socialite and Jake, the telekinetic boy from the wrong side of the tracks. They both bear the same M shaped birthmark as her and the alliance of their powers seems to have a history that dates back to the 1700s.

But what are their powers for? Can they be used to get themselves out of the dangerous mess they’re currently in, or will they prove to be more dangerous than anything they’ve ever imagined?
From Amazon US

shades of grey by jackie kessler and caitlin KittredgeShades of Grey by Jackie Kessler and Caitlin Kittredge - for Ink and Paper

When Jet and Iridium - best friends turned enemies - came together to bring down a supervillain, they inadvertently destroyed the secret Corp-Co transmitter, whose frequency kept the New Chicago's heroes of in-line - and sane. Now the city is plunged into chaos as these heroes are suddenly the biggest threat. Corp-Co brings in a new Squadron from India - but when heroes are tied into a system of sponsorship, only money, and not a sense of duty, can persuade them to save the day. As they haggle, Everyman sets out to destroy the powers with a group of enhanced super-soldiers, and the mysterious villain Doctor Hypnotic is lulling heroes and supervillains alike into his seductive web - a dream-world where everything is perfect, but nothing is real. Once again Jet and Iridium are forced to set aside their hatred of each other to do what they were born to do: save the world. From Amazon UK


The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz ZafónThe Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

In an abandoned mansion at the heart of Barcelona, a young man - David Martin - makes his living by writing sensationalist novels under a pseudonym. The survivor of a troubled childhood, he has taken refuge in the world of books, and spends his nights spinning baroque tales about the city's underworld. But perhaps his dark imaginings are not as strange as they seem, for in a locked room deep within the house letters hinting at the mysterious death of the previous owner. Like a slow poison, the history of the place seeps into his bones as he struggles with an impossible love. Then David receives the offer of a lifetime: he is to write a book with the power to change hearts and minds. In return, he will receive a fortune, perhaps more. But as David begins the work, he realises that there is a connection between this haunting book and the shadows that surround his home... From Amazon UK

Blog Tour:

Sing Me To Sleep by Angela MorrisonSing Me To Sleep by Angela Morrison

Beth has always been “The Beast”—that’s what everyone at school calls her because of her awkward height, facial scars, and thick glasses. Beth’s only friend is geeky, golden-haired Scott. That is, until she’s selected to be her choir’s soprano soloist, and receives the makeover that will change her life forever.


When Beth’s choir travels to Switzerland, she meets Derek: pale, brooding, totally dreamy. Derek’s untethered passion—for music, and for Beth—leaves her breathless. Because in Derek’s eyes? She’s not The Beast, she’s The Beauty.


When Beth comes home, Scott, her best friend in the world, makes a confession that leaves her completely torn. Should she stand by sweet, steady Scott or follow the dangerous, intense new feelings she has for Derek?


The closer Beth gets to Derek, the further away he seems. Then Beth discovers that Derek’s been hiding a dark secret from her …one that could shatter everything.
From Amazon US


The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie MeyerThe Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

Fans of The Twilight Saga will be enthralled by the riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character introduced in Eclipse, and the darker side of the newborn vampire world she inhabits. In another irresistible combination of danger, mystery and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of Bree and the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion. From Amazon UK


I won the following bookmarks from Monica of The Bibliophilic Book Blog in her Bookmark Day contests. They're from Urban Design. Aren't they gorgeous?

urban design bookmarks
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I'm a happy girl!


  1. I just got the Bree Tanner book too. I'm interested to read Sing me to Sleep and My Soul to Keep but I have to read the first two soul books before I can read that one!

  2. The bookmarks are just gorgeous!
    I'm desperate for the Stephanie Meyer book!
    Its a must read!
    Happy Reading :)

  3. Awesome books, they look very interesting. Happy reading!

  4. Awesome books this week! Nights of Shade looks so good!

    Enjoy. =)

  5. Great mailbox! I loved Sing Me to Sleep. I also really liked My Soul to Keep. Manifest and Bree Tanner are on my TBR stack. Happy reading!

  6. I LOVED Bree Tanner and Sing Me to Sleep looks fabulous. Hope you enjoy them all!

  7. Good books! I have Sing Me To Sleep on my TBR shelf too. :D Enjoy!

  8. Lynsey - I am soo looking forward to reading Bree Tanner! It's going to be awesome! I'm just a few pages away from finishing Sing Me to Sleep, it's so good! The Soul Screamers series is amazing, you really should read it! :D

    Ria - I love the bookmarks! I'm so looking forward to reading Bree Tanner, you have no idea! Thank you!

    Kate - Thank you! I'm looking forward to reading them all! :D

    Dazzling Mage - Thank you! I haven't read the book before Shades of Grey, so I'll have to look out for it, but it sounds great!

    Kathy - Thank you! Sing Me to Sleep is just awesome, so sweet! My Soul to Keep, Bree Tanner and Manifest all have me excited! Can't wait to read them!

    Sophie - Awesome! I am so excited to read Bree Tanner, you have no idea! Sing Me to Sleep is just awesome, I'm loving it! Thank you!

    Sarah - Thanks! Oh, Sing Me to Sleep is just lovely! I'm sure you'll enjoy it! :)

  9. Nice week - Manifest looks good, and I loved Bree Tanner! :)

  10. The Angel's Game is fabulous. Not quite as fabulous as The Shadow of the Wind, but still a proper escape-into-another-world piece of fiction. Enjoy!

  11. Great books! Have a fun week. I like the Rachel Vincent series.

  12. Good haul! Have a great week. :)

  13. Jenny - Thank you! So looking forward to both Manifest and Bree Tanner! Excited! :)

    Splendibird - Thank you! I've not read anything by Carlos Ruiz Zafón before, but I do have Prince of Mist on my TBR pile. I'm excited to read both, they sound great!

    Alyssa - Thank you! The Soul Screamers series is amazing! I'm really looking forward to reading MSTKeep! It's going to be awesome!

    Ryan - Thank you! :) I'm looking forward to them all! :)

  14. Looks like a great week: I can't wait to read Sing me to sleep and bree tanner! Happy Reading! Check out my IMMB if you want here

  15. Thank you! Sing Me to Sleep is absolutely amazing! I adore it! I am so excited to read Bree Tanner, it's going to be good!

  16. Nice mailbox! I too recently received the BREE book....MUST READ! (No haven't read it yet...but I REALLY REALLY want to! Must work it in somehow...) Happy reading!

  17. Thank you! I am so excited for Bree Tanner, it's going to be awesome! :D