Sunday, 11 July 2010

In My Mailbox (41)

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

For Review:

Fade by Lisa McMannFade by Lisa McMann

For Janie and Cabel, real life is getting tougher than the dreams. Disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody's talking. When Janie taps into a classmate's violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open - but nothing goes as planned. Not even close. Janie's in way over her head, and Cabe's shocking behaviour has grave consequences for them both. And if that isn't bad enough, Janie has discovered Martha Stubin's journals, and what she learns through them chills her to the bone. For not only is her fate as a Dream Catcher sealed, but what's to come is so much darker than she'd ever feared...It seems that some nightmares never end... From Amazon UK

Dark Life by Kat FallsDark Life by Kat Falls

Ty has lived under the ocean for his entire life. Following global warming and the rise of the seas, his family joined an underwater community in hopes of living in the new frontier of the ocean floor. But When Ty meets Gemma, a girl from "topside", who is searching the seas for her brother, she quickly makes his life very complicated. Together Ty and Gemma face dangerous sea creatures and venture into the frontier town's rough underworld as they search for her missing brother. But the deeper they dig, the more attention they attract, and soon Ty and Gemma find themselves being hunted by a gang of outlaws who roam the underwater territories causing havoc, and who seem to have eerie abilities. But Ty has a secret of his own, living underwater for his entire life has meant he has also developed a "special" power. Can he keep it a secret from Gemma and his family or is it time for him to finally tell everyone the truth? From Amazon UK

Noah's Castle by John Rowe TownsendNoah's Castle by John Rowe Townsend


The coming winter was going to be a bad one - and not because of the weather.

Sixteen-year-old Barry Mortimer's life turns upside down when his father suddenly moves the family from their comfortable modern home in the city to a decaying old mansion on the outskirts of town. Strange and mysterious events follow.

Why isn't anyone allowed to visit their new home? What is Father doing in the basement and why is he keeping it a secret?

As rumors of skyrocketing prices and food shortages become a full-fledged economic meltdown, Barry's world begins to crumble. Can his family hold together as a nation collapses around them?

From Amazon US

Pink by Lili WilkinsonPink by Lili Wilkinson

The pink jumper was glowing in my grey bedroom like a tiny bit of Dorothy's Oz in boring black-and-white Kansas. Pink was for girls. Ava Simpson is trying on a whole new image. Stripping the black dye from her hair, leaving her uber-cool girlfriend, Chloe, behind. Ava is quickly taken under the wing of perky, popular Alexis who insists that: a) she's a perfect match for handsome Ethan; and b) she absolutely must audition for the school musical. But while she's busy trying to fit in - with Chloe, with Alexis and her Pastel friends, even with the misfits in the stage crew - Ava fails to notice that her shiny reinvented life is far more fragile than she imagined. From Amazon UK

Halo by Alexandra AdornettoHalo by Alexandra Adornetto

Three angels are sent down to bring good to the world: Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, a teenage girl who is the least experienced of the trio. But she is the most human, and when she is romantically drawn to a mortal boy, the angels fear she will not be strong enough to save anyone—especially herself—from the Dark Forces.

Is love a great enough power against evil?
From Amazon US

Gifted from Sophie of So Many Books, So Little Time - because she is unbelievably awesome! I can't thank her enough!

Rules of Attraction by Simone ElkelesRules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles

Carlos Fuentes doesn't want any part of the life his older brother, Alex, has laid out for him in Boulder, Colorado. He wants to keep living on the edge, and carve his own path—just like Alex did. Unfortunately, his ties to a Mexican gang aren't easy to break, and he soon finds himself being set up by a drug lord.

When Alex arranges for Carlos to live with his former professor and his family to keep him from being sent to jail, Carlos feels completely out of place. He's even more thrown by his strong feelings for the professor's daughter, Kiara, who is nothing like the girls he's usually drawn to. But Carlos and Kiara soon discover that in matters of the heart, the rules of attraction overpower the social differences that conspire to keep them apart.

As the danger grows for Carlos, he's shocked to discover that it's this seemingly All-American family who can save him. But is he willing to endanger their safety for a chance at the kind of life he's never even dreamed possible?
From Amazon US

I'm a happy girl!


  1. Perfect Chemistry was amazing and I've only heard good things about Rules Of Attraction.Also, Halo is on my TBR list, I'd love to read it!
    Happy reading :)

  2. You got some great books! I loved Fade and love the cover-even better than the US cover. I hope you enjoy all your books

  3. Nice books this week, enjoy!

  4. I have been wanting Dark Life and Halo forever! SO glad you got them. I can't wait to hear what you think!

  5. i really want to read halo. great books! my IMMB post is here.


  6. Can't wait for Fade and Dark life and Halo looks amazing. Hope you enjoy them:)

  7. AtenRa - Thank you! I am so looking forward to Rules of Attraction, you have no idea! I literally squeed when I saw it! :D And Halo sounds amazing, I'm looking forward to reading it.

    Morgan - Thank you! I don't mind the cover, but it doesn't fit at all with the UK cover for Wake. I'm looking forward to reading it, though!

    Eleni - Thanks! :)

    Alex - I'm looking forward to reading them! :) I hope I end up writing good reviews for you! :)

    Chelley - Thanks! :) I'm so looking forward to Halo, it sounds amazing!

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

  8. Halo and Rules Of Attraction! Great week!

  9. I'm glad you got Rules of Attraction. I'm saving my copy to read by the pool in Florida! :) I hope you enjoy it!

  10. Great new stuff!

    Dark Life by Kat Falls sounds interesting! And lucky you, you got Halo! Have a great reading week!

  11. Great week! How cool is the Halo cover? I love the shiny Dark Life one too, as well as the book. Happy reading Jo!

  12. I can't wait to get my hands on Halo! Thanks for putting some new titles on my radar.

    Here is my IMM! Plus, I have a new meme that I'm trying to start: When I'm Not Reading. Hope you can check it out. Enjoy your books!

    The Unread Reader

  13. Rhiana - Thank you! I'm looking forward to reading them!

    Sophie - Thank you, thank you, thank you! :D I am so excited to read it!

    Marie - Cheers! I'm looking forward to reading both Halo and Dark Life! :)

    Jenny - I love the cover for Halo! I'm looking forward to reading both Halo and Dark Life! :)

    Missie - No problem! Can't wait to read Halo!

  14. Hee hee. Love the pink font on the UK Rules of Attraction cover. Ah Fuentes!

  15. I'm so looking forward to reading it! And congrats on the quote! :)

  16. Great week! I can't wait to get my hands on Halo! You have some sweet reading in your future! Here is what I got.

  17. I saw that you are a part of the Debut Author Challenge! That is so amazing that you are supporting debut authors and I only recently found out that I am going to be one!!! I wanted to ask if you wouldn’t mind heading over to my blog and giving me your opinion. As a blogger turned author I would really appreciate it and the publisher is still giving out ARCs so you might have a chance at a free copy! Thank you and I hope you will stop by and check out The Thirteenth Chime!

    Emma Michaels

    P.S.- P.S.- My release date if Friday the 13th (August this year) isn't that crazy?

  18. Bradleigh - Thanks! I'm looking forward to Halo! It looks so good!

    Emma - I will definitely check out your blog! Thanks for letting me know! And your release date is so weird but cool! :)

  19. Pink sounds really good -- and it probably doesn't hurt that that's my favorite color! I have an ARC of Halo in my bookcase and am looking forward to reading it. Sounds like a great story, and I love that gorgeous cover!

  20. I love the cover too! It's awesome! Can't wait to read it, it sounds amazing! I'm looking forward to reading Pink too :)