Sunday, August 2, 2009

In My Mailbox ( 7/27 to 8/1)

I am "stealing" this from The Story Siren. If you want to find out more about it click here. Anyway, these are books I got this week at the bookstore, library, and in the mail, of course. All summaries are from either Barnes and Noble, Amazon or Goodreads.

For Review:

Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda ( UK Edition Paperback)

As the youngest and only female member of the Knights Templar, Bilquis SanGreal grew up knowing she wasn't normal. Instead of hanging out at the mall or going on dates, she spends her time training as a soldier in her order's ancient battle against the Unholy.

Billi's cloistered life is blasted apart when her childhood friend, Kay, returns from Jerusalem, gorgeous and with a dangerous chip on his shoulder. He's ready to reclaim his place in Billi's life, but she's met someone new: amber-eyed Michael, who seems to understand her like no one else, effortlessly claiming a stake in her heart.

But the Templars are called to duty before Billi can enjoy the pleasant new twist to her life. One of the order's ancient enemies has resurfaced, searching for a treasure that the Templars have protected for hundreds of years -- a cursed mirror powerful enough to kill all of London's firstborn. To save her city from catastrophe, Billi will have to put her heart aside and make sacrifices greater than any of the Templars could have imagined.

I really can't wait to read this! It looks amazing!

Fade To Blue by Sean Beaudoin ( ARC/ August 2009/ Little Brown)

Sophie Blue started wearing a black skirt and Midnight Noir lipstick on her last birthday. It was also the day her father disappeared. Or spontaneously combusted. Which is sort of bad timing, since a Popsicle truck with tinted windows has started circling the house.

Kenny Fade is a basketball god. His sneakers cost more than his Jeep. He's the guy all the ladies (and their mommas) want. Bad.

Sophie Blue and Kenny Fade don't have a thing in common. Aside from being reasonably sure they're losing their minds.

Acclaimed author Sean Beadoin's wildly innovative novel combines uproarious humor with enough plot twists to fill a tube sock. Park thriller, part darkly comic philosophical discussion, and accompanied by a comic book interstitial, Fade to Blue is a whip-smart romp that keeps readers guessing until the last paragraph.

This looks interesting.

Soulstic: The Devouring Book 2 ( ARC/ September 2009/ Little Brown)

The terrifying, nail-biting, and grossly intriguing sequel toThe Devouring.

It's been six months since Reggie first discovered and fought against the Vours, malicious and demonic beings that inhabit human bodies on the eve of the Winter Solstice.

The Vours still haunt Reggie, but only in her dreams-until one night, when an unexpected visitor turns her nightmares into reality.

The battle against evil continues in Soulstice, the second book in the thrilling The Devouring series, which School Library Journal called, "Comparable to books by R. L. Stine and Stephen King....A must-have for horror fans."

I've been looking for a really scary read for a while and I think I may have one in this.

From The Library:

Books Shown:

Stray by Rachel Vincent
Old Magic by Marianne Curley
Are U 4 Real? by Sara Kadefors
Tempo Change by Barbara Hall
Entr@pment : a high school comedy in chat by M. Spooner
The Devouring by Simon Holt
The Fidelity Files by Jessica Brody
Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber
The A List: Hollywood Royalty by Zoey Dean
Testimony by Anita Shreve
Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner
What I Did For Love by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Vision in White by Nora Roberts
Sisters by Danielle Steel

The above truly shows why I shouldn't go to the library because I only come out with more books then I brought back. lol

Anyway, I had a fantastic week! Did you get anything interesting in the mail this week?


  1. Great Week Lauren! I got DK too! I have to read The Devouring before Soulstice comes out.

    Happy Reading!

  2. I really enjoyed Stray. I do that with library books too, but I power through them so fast! Way faster than my tbr pile, I don't know why.

  3. Is FADE TO BLUE a graphic novel? I can't tell on amazon because it's not very forthcoming with the information. :)

    Either way it looks interesting!

  4. Great books there girl! :) The library was a super score for you! With my millions of books to read, I've been avoiding the library.. hehe.

  5. Great stack of books. I love the side of Entrapmen :D

  6. Great books! I really want to read The Devouring. I might save it for closer to Halloween though, so it will really creep me out. Happy reading!

  7. I really want to read Entrapment! I hope you enjoy it :)


  8. Tons of great books this week! Happy Reading :)

  9. Stray and Vampire Kisses look really good. Enjoy your books!

  10. I cant wait for Devouring's sequel Soulstice to come out! Loved the first book! Cant wait to see what you think!

  11. Wow you got a lot of library books. I have read some of them and they were pretty good. I can't wait for all your reviews. Enjoy!

  12. Can't wait for Devil's Kiss. It looks sooooo good. Enjoy!! Can't wait to see what you think of it.

  13. The library is a dangerous land for you indeed. I'm so pleased to see "Old Magic" on your pile -- I read it as a teen when it first came out and I love that book.

    Happy reading!

  14. I really enjoyed Devil's Kiss - hope you do too!

  15. Wow you got heaps of books this week. I do that when I go to the library too. Enjoy reading all your books.

  16. Awesome week!
    I got Soulstice too! I just have to reread The Devouring, because it's been soo long that I don't remember a thing! Happy Reading!


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