Sunday, January 15, 2012

In My Mailbox {047}

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren
 
 
Tangled (Torn Trilogy #2) by Erica O'Rourke
(Kensington Publishing)
For Review
Constance started to keen as the air around us began to thrash and twist, the caustic scent of ozone burning my nose. As I watched, her dark gold hair began to lift and kink into knots.

“I’m here. It’ll be okay.” It was the last thing I said before my best friend’s little sister went supernova in the second-floor girls’ bathroom, taking me with her.

A month ago, Mo Fitzgerald risked her life to stop an ancient prophecy and avenge her best friend's murder. Now, she only wants to keep her loved ones safe. But the magic—and the Chicago Mob—have other plans.

Mysterious, green-eyed Luc is back, asking for help—and a second chance. Colin, her strongest protector, is hiding a shocking secret. And inside Constance, the magic is about to go terribly wrong. Tangled in a web of love and betrayal, Mo must choose between the life she's dreamed of and the one she's destined for.

Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters by Meredith Zeitlin
(G.P Putman & Sons / Putman Juvenile)
For Review
Kelsey Finkelstein is fourteen and FRUSTRATED. Every time she tries to live up to her awesome potential, her plans are foiled – by her impossible parents, her annoying little sister, and life in general. But with her first day of high school coming up, Kelsey is positive that things are going to change. Enlisting the help of her three best friends — sweet and quiet Em, theatrical Cass, and wild JoJo — Kelsey gets ready to rebrand herself and make the kind of mark she knows is her destiny.

Things start out great - her arch-nemesis has moved across the country, giving Kelsey the perfect opportunity to stand out on the soccer team and finally catch the eye of her long-time crush. But soon enough, an evil junior’s thirst for revenge, a mysterious photographer, and a series of other catastrophes make it clear that just because KELSEY has a plan for greatness… it doesn’t mean the rest of the world is in on it.

Kelsey’s hilarious commentary throughout her disastrous freshman year will have you laughing out loud—while being thankful that you’re not in her shoes, of course…

The Earthquake Machine by Mary Pauline Lowry
(AuthorHouse Publishing)
For Review
The Earthquake Machine tells the story of 14 year-old Rhonda. On the outside, everything looks perfect in Rhonda's world but at home Rhonda has to deal with a manipulative father who keeps her mentally ill mother hooked on pharmaceuticals. The only reliable person in Rhonda's life is her family's Mexican yardman, Jesús. But when the INS deports Jesús back to his home state of Oaxaca, Rhonda is left alone with her increasingly painful family situation. Determined to find her friend Jesús, Rhonda seizes an opportunity to run away during a camping trip with friends. She swims to the Mexican side of the Rio Grande and makes her way to the border town of Boquillas, Mexico. There a peyote-addled bartender convinces her she won't be safe traveling alone into the country's interior. So with the bartender's help, Rhonda cuts her hair and assumes the identity of a Mexican boy named Angel. She then sets off on a burro across the desert to look for Jesús. Thus begins a wild adventure that explores the borders between the United States and Mexico, adolescence and adulthood, male and female, English and Spanish, and adult coming-of-age and Young Adult novels.

A Brush of Darkness (Abby Sinclair #1) - Allison Pang
(Pocket Books)
For Review
The man of her dreams might be the cause of her nightmares.
Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn’t at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and sexy-as- sin incubus searching for his sister, convinced Abby has the key to the succubus’s whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invade her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish, as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As she is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, Abby realizes her life is in as much danger as her heart—and there’s no one she can trust to save her.

A Sliver of Shadow (Abby Sinclair #2) - Allison Pang
(Pocket Books)
For Review
Just when her new life as a TouchStone – a mortal bound to help OtherFolk cross between Faery and human worlds – seems to be settling down, Abby Sinclair is left in charge when the Protectorate, Moira, leaves for the Faery Court. And when the Protectorate’s away…let’s just say things spiral out of control when a spell on Abby backfires and the Faery Queen declares the Doors between their worlds officially closed.

The results are disastrous for both sides: OtherFolk trapped in the mortal world are beginning to fade, while Faerie is on the brink of war with the daemons of Hell. Along with her brooding eleven prince Talivar and sexy incubus Brystion, Abby ventures to the CrossRoads in an attempt to override the Queen’s magic. But nothing in this beautiful, dangerous realm will compare to the discoveries she’s making about her past, her destiny, and what she will sacrifice for those she loves.


Cycles by Lois D. Brown
(Levanter Publishing)
For Review
She remembers things that never happened.
She's a stranger in her own home.
She always knew she was different.
She just didn't know why.
Until now.

Renee Beaumont is about to die . . . again.

8 comments:

Shirley said...

I received Fresh Year& Other Unnatural Disasters as well :D It definitely sounds like a light and fun read!
Enjoy all your awesome books <3
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Lucia (iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books) said...

I'll be receiving Freshman Year soon, also! It looks like a cute book. :)

Happy Reading!
Lucia
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Alison Can Read said...

Great set! The Zeitlin book looks very cute. Cycles sounds great.
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Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

Ooooh everything in your mailbox looks great! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

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A Beautiful Madness said...

Got Freshman Years this week too! Hope you enjoy it!
Happy Reading!
Em
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Ailsa said...

Ooh, I love A Brush Of Darkness last year, hope you like it! I'll have to get hold of book two when it comes out :)

I don't have an IMM this week, but I'm giving away Evermore & Hush Hush here, if you're interested.

~Ailsa

Katelyn said...

Gosh, you got such a great mix of books this past week! I have a review request (that I STILL need to reply to!) for Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters. Just the title of that is so stinkin cute! Also, A Brush of Darkness is sounding really interesting. An enchanted iPod and mini Unicorn? Crazy but SO something I would love! Happy reading :)

Kary said...

New follower here! Cycles sounds really good! Here is my IMM if you'd like to follow me back: http://theonceandfuturelibrarian.blogspot.com/2012/01/in-my-mailbox-3.html

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