Saturday, 12 January 2013

In My Mailbox #48


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So got right back in to my reading this week, getting through a couple of books this week.  Not as much blogging as I would have liked.  Unfortunately my computer is in the hottest room of the house and with the extra hot weather this week, I didn't spend too much time there.  Hoping to get a pile of posts: reviews/memes and blasts finished and scheduled over the next couple of days.  Great week in books though.

To Review:

So So excited for this one.  It is on my top 10 books I am looking forward to in 2013, so when my Netgalley request was approved yesterday, I started jumping round the house for joy and promptly started downloading then reading it!

The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3) by Richelle Mead

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In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, the Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive—this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.

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Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires #1) by Chloe Neill

I enjoyed Chloe Neill's Dark Elite series and have good things about the Chicagoland Vampires series so reserved the first three at my local library. This is the first one.

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Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn't exactly glamorous, but it was Merit's. She was doing fine until a rogue vampire attacked her. But he only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker-and this one decided the best way to save her life was to make her the walking undead.

Turns out her savior was the master vampire of Cadogan House. Now she's traded sweating over her thesis for learning to fit in at a Hyde Park mansion full of vamps loyal to Ethan "Lord o' the Manor" Sullivan. Of course, as a tall, green-eyed, four-hundred- year-old vampire, he has centuries' worth of charm, but unfortunately he expects her gratitude- and servitude. But an inconvenient sunlight allergy and Ethan's attitude are the least of her concerns. Someone's still out to get her. Her initiation into Chicago's nightlife may be the first skirmish in a war-and there will be blood.

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Brighid's Quest by P.C. Cast

I have a feeling i have read this before but i saw it at the library and the blurb didn't sound all that familiar so borrowed it anyway.

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Torn between the possibilities . . .
Fleeing her centaur clan's increasingly militant beliefs, Brighid Dhianna has begun to find peace and acceptance among the humans of Clan MacCallan. Still, she agrees to leave her newly formed friendships to guide her clan chieftain's grieving brother home.

As she journeys, Brighid discovers that the long-dormant Shaman blood that runs so thickly in her veins will no longer be silenced. As seductive new powers begin to beckon, Brighid glimpses a future that is more impossible -- and more magical -- than any she could have dared to imagine.

But when tragedy summons her back to the Centaur Plains, Brighid must make a decision that will affect not only her friendship with the humans, but the centaur herd and indeed the world. For the Great Goddess Epona has set her on a new path that demands everything she has to give.

When the whole world is turning to her for help, healing the heart of a warrior doesn't sound so daunting . . .

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The Secret Circle #1 (The Initiation & The Captive Part 1) by L. J. Smith

I saw the pilot of the tv series made from this book series and didn't mind it so thought I would give it a go.

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Forced to move from sunny California to gloomy New England, Cassie longs for her old life. Even so, she feels a strange kinship to a terrifying group of teens who seem to rule her school. Initiated into the coven of witched that's controlled New Salem for hundreds of years, she's drawn into the Secret Circle, a thrill that's both intoxicating and deadly. But when she falls for the mysterious and intriguing Adam, Cassie must choose whether to resist temptation or risk dark forces to get what she wants - even if it means that one wrong move could ultimately destroy her.

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The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George

This is a little different from my usual fare but it sounded interesting so I thought I would give it a go.

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The first young adult book by a #1 New York Times bestselling author

Whidbey Island may be only a ferry ride from Seattle, but it's a world apart. When Becca King arrives there, she doesn't suspect the island will become her home for the next four years. Put at risk by her ability to hear "whispers"--the thoughts of others--Becca is on the run from her stepfather, whose criminal activities she has discovered. Stranded and alone, Becca is soon befriended by Derric, a Ugandon orphan adopted by a local family; Seth, a kindhearted musician and high school dropout; Debbie, a recovering alcoholic who takes her in; and Diana, with whom Becca shares a mysterious psychic connection.

This compelling coming-of-age story, the first of an ongoing sequence of books set on Whidbey Island, has elements of mystery, the paranormal, and romance. Elizabeth George, bestselling author of the Inspector Lynley crime novels, brings her elegant style, intricate plotting, incisive characterization, and top-notch storytelling to her first book for teens.

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Above by Leah Bobet

I have been hearing good things above this book so finally need to get around to seeing for myself

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Matthew has loved Ariel from the moment he found her in the tunnels, her bee’s wings falling away. They live in Safe, an underground refuge for those fleeing the city Above—like Whisper, who speaks to ghosts, and Jack Flash, who can shoot lightning from his fingers.

But one terrifying night, an old enemy invades Safe with an army of shadows, and only Matthew, Ariel, and a few friends escape Above. As Matthew unravels the mystery of Safe’s history and the shadows’ attack, he realizes he must find a way to remake his home—not just for himself, but for Ariel, who needs him more than ever before.

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So what was in your mailbox this week?


  1. Awesome books. I've heard Chloe Neill is great, my Mum and Sister really enjoyed them. I enjoyed Brighid's Quest, it was a great read. The Indigo Spell, I grabbed from NetGalley too and was so excited. Happy reading.

    Katie ~ My Mailbox

  2. I've heard great things about Chicagoland Vampires series! I hope I'd have enough time to start on it as well. Anyway, Happy Reading!

    Dea @ Teen Readers' Diary

  3. Great reads! Ive been wanting to read the edge of nowhere. Enjoy!
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  4. Congrats on The Indigo Spell. I am dying to get my hands on an ARC of that one! Hope you enjoy your books!
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  5. Looks like some great books!! :)

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  6. Lots of great looking books! I haven't read any of them, but I hope you enjoy them!

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  7. Sweet haul! Lucky you got The Indigo Spell! Enjoy all that you got this week! Happy reading :)

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