Saturday, 19 January 2013

In My Mailbox #49


Welcome to  In My Mailbox, a meme run by The Story Siren where each week over 200 bloggers post on their blogs the books they have bought, received to review or won in the past week.

To find out more information, get involved yourself or see what's in other bloggers mailboxes this week head over to The Story Siren or to find out what is in my mailbox this week, keep reading.

Don't forget to comment and post your IMM link or just let me know what's in your mail box this week.

Productive week this week.  Got a number of posts scheduled along with a little bit of reading done.

To Review (via Netgalley):

Devil's Bargain (Red Letter Days #1) by Rachel Caine
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What's the price of a deal with the devil?

Playing by the psychic underworld's rules has cost.

Jazz Callender's whole life just got turned upside down. Her friend Ben's been convicted of a crime he didn't commit, and Jazz is determined to clear his name, even if it means enlisting the help of dark forces.

Enter James, a stranger with a mysterious offer. If Jazz pledges to work for The Cross Society, a shadowy secret organisation, he'll help her save Ben.

But as she's thrust into a world of psychic powers and dangerous magic, Jazz isn't just bargain for her friend's freedom. She's bargaining for her soul too.

And how high a price is she willing to pay?

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Devil's Due (Red Letter Days #2) by Rachel Caine
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The psychic world will never be the same again...

Lucia Garza is trapped in a supernatural power struggle. To save a friend she adreed to work for sinister psychic organisation The Cross Society. But after a death threat that almost succeeds, she's starting to think they want her out of the way. Forever.

Worse, as Lucia uncovers the society's most dangerous secrets, she discovers that she's being used as a pawn between two warring paranormal factions. Caught in a battle no-one can win, Lucia's only choice could be to go against long told prophecy to destroy both the Cross Socitey and its sworn enemies. But what are the consequences of defying destiny?

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Borrowed this from the library this week, read it in a few hours and returned it the next day :-)  Review to come.

(Elemental #1) by Brigid Kemmerer
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Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys all the ones she doesn't want. Ever since her ex-boyfriend spread those lies about her. Then she saves Chris Merrick from a beating in the school parking lot. Chris is different. Way different: he can control water just like his brothers can control fire, wind, and earth. They're powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death.

And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca.

Secrets are hard to keep when your life's at stake. When Hunter, the mysterious new kid around school, turns up with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, Becca thinks she can trust him. But then Hunter goes head-to-head with Chris, and Becca wonders who's hiding the most dangerous truth of all.

The storm is coming

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Darkness Unbound (Dark Angel #1) by Keri Arthur

I have been meaning to read Keri Arthur's books for a while so figured I would start with this one.

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Risa Jones is as extraordinary as her heritage. Born from a lab-enhanced clone mother and an Aedh father, she can not only talk to the souls of the dying and the dead, but she can see the reapers and walk the gray fields that divide this world from the next.

They are skill she rarely uses, however, preferring to concentrate on the business she shares with her two best friends. But when her mother asks her to help the parents of a little girl locked in a coma, she reluctantly agrees. What she discovers scares the hell out of her. Because the little girl’s soul no longer resides in her body, and it wasn’t death and the reapers that took her.

Someone had ripped her soul from her flesh.

As it turns out, a creature consuming the souls of the innocent–and not so innocent–is the least of her problems.

Because someone wants to rip open the gates that divided hell from earth, and Risa is a key component in their plans.

And the only person standing between her and disaster is a reaper who isn’t exactly on her side.

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Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

I recently bought this as an e-book but i had already reserved a print copy from the library and it become available this week.

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole introduces The Arcana Chronicles, post-apocalyptic tales filled with riveting action, the dark mysticism of Tarot cards, and breathtaking romance.

She could save the world—or destroy it.

Sixteen year old Evangeline “Evie” Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future—and they’re still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux.

But she can’t do either alone.

With his mile-long rap sheet, wicked grin, and bad attitude, Jack is like no boy Evie has ever known. Even though he once scorned her and everything she represented, he agrees to protect Evie on her quest. She knows she can’t totally depend on Jack. If he ever cast that wicked grin her way, could she possibly resist him?

Who can Evie trust?

As Jack and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have gotten the same call. An ancient prophesy is being played out, and Evie is not the only one with special powers. A group of twenty-two teens has been chosen to reenact the ultimate battle between good and evil. But it’s not always clear who is on which side….

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The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove by Lauren Kate

I have been meaning to read this for a while and saw it on the shelf this week so I borrowed it :-)

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A steamy Southern beauty makes one fatal mistake
Natalie Hargrove would kill to be her high school’s Palmetto Princess. But her boyfriend Mike King doesn’t share her dream and risks losing the honor of Palmetto Prince to Natalie’s nemesis, Justin Balmer. So she convinces Mike to help play a prank on Justin. . . one that goes terribly wrong. They tie him to the front of the church after a party—when they arrive the next morning, Justin is dead.

From blackmail to buried desire, dark secrets to darker deeds, Natalie unravels. She never should’ve messed with fate. Fate is the one thing more twisted than Natalie Hargrove.

Cruel Intentions meets Macbeth in this seductive, riveting tale of conscience and consequence.

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So what was in your mailbox this week?


  1. Awesome books this week. I love Rachel Caine, haven't read this series though, will have to check it out. I have the Poison Princess, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Happy reading.

    Katie ~ My Mailbox

  2. Awesome haul this week! Poison Princess sounds soo good!!

  3. Awesome books for you this week! I hope you enjoy them!
    Brittany @ Spare Time book blog
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  4. Wauw, great books!
    I would also like to read the Rachel Caine books - the covers of those two books looks like the covers of 'The Morganville Vampires series' .. which is good, they are pretty ;-)
    Happy reading.

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  5. I really need to catch up with Rachel Caine's series. I recently read Glass Houses and it was pretty good. I hope you enjoy everything!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  6. You have so many great books this week! I am jealous!
    Devils Bargain & Devils Due looks awesome :)
    I am new follower btw.
    I have Poison Princess as #3 on my next books read list. I have heard good things about it. Are you enjoying it so far?
    What's on Bella's Shelf?

  7. I bought Poison Princess this week and can't wait to read it! It's a little different than what I normally read and I think that's why I'm so excited!
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  8. I've been meaning to read The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove for awhile too. I own a copy, but haven't gotten to it yet. I hope you enjoy all your goodies :)