Saturday, July 21, 2012

In My Mailbox {048}

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren

So, as you can see... I've started blogging again. I finally have some free time in my schedule and I am delighted to be back with you guys. So without further ado.. here is what I picked up this week. I went a little crazy at the library - I picked up a number of books that I've been meaning to read for a while. I got a tad bit carried away.

 The Demon Catchers of Milan by Kat Beyer
Egmont USA / Netgalley
 Mia's ordinary life is disrupted in the most horrifying way possible when she is possessed by a hungry and powerful demon--and only saved by the arrival of relatives from Italy, the country her grandfather fled many decades ago. Now her cousins Emilio and Giuliano say the only way to keep her safe is for her to come back with them to Milan, to live, to learn Italian, to fall in and out of love, and to master the family trade: fighting all demons with the lore of bell, book, and candle. Milan is not what Mia expected, but it will change her forever, in this stunningly well-written novel about an American girl who, fleeing an ancient evil, finds her only salvation in her ancestral home.

Alien Diplomacy (Katherine "Kitty" Katt #5) by Gini Koch
From Library
Being newlyweds and new parents is challenging enough. But Jeff and Kitty Martini are also giving up their roles as super-being exterminators and Commanders in Centaurion Division while mastering the political landscape as the new heads of Centaurion's Diplomatic Corps. Enter a shadowy assassination plot and a new set of anti-alien conspirators, and nothing will ever be the same...

Allison Hewitt is Trapped (Zombie #1) by Madeleine Roux
From Library
"One woman's story as she blogs - and fights back - the zombie apocalypse"
Allison Hewitt and her five colleagues at the Brooks and Peabody Bookstore are trapped together when the zombie outbreak hits. Allison reaches out for help through her blog, writing on her laptop and utilizing the military's emergency wireless network (SNET). It may also be her only chance to reach her mother. But as the reality of their situation sinks in, Allison's blog becomes a harrowing account of her edge-of-the-seat adventures (with some witty sarcasm thrown in) as she and her companions fight their way through ravenous zombies and sometimes even more dangerous humans.

The Shattering by Karen Healey
From Library
Seventeen-year-old Keri likes to plan for every possibility. She knows what to do if you break an arm, or get caught in an earthquake or fire. But she wasn’t prepared for her brother’s suicide, and his death has left her shattered with grief. When her childhood friend Janna tells her it was murder, not suicide, Keri wants to believe her. After all, Janna’s brother died under similar circumstances years ago, and Janna insists a visiting tourist, Sione, who also lost a brother to apparent suicide that year, has helped her find some answers.

As the three dig deeper, disturbing facts begin to pile up: one boy killed every year; all older brothers; all had spent New Year’s Eve in the idyllic town of Summerton. But when their search for the serial killer takes an unexpected turn, suspicion is cast on those they trust the most.

As secrets shatter around them, can they save the next victim? Or will they become victims themselves?

Jane by April Lindner
From Library
Forced to drop out of an esteemed East Coast college after the sudden death of her parents, Jane Moore takes a nanny job at Thornfield Park, the estate of Nico Rathburn, a world-famous rock star on the brink of a huge comeback. Practical and independent, Jane reluctantly becomes entranced by her magnetic and brooding employer and finds herself in the midst of a forbidden romance.

But there’s a mystery at Thornfield, and Jane’s much-envied relationship with Nico is soon tested by an agonizing secret from his past. Torn between her feelings for Nico and his fateful secret, Jane must decide: Does being true to herself mean giving up on true love?

An irresistible romance interwoven with a darkly engrossing mystery, this contemporary retelling of the beloved classic Jane Eyre promises to enchant a new generation of readers.

Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey

From Library
Wilde Island is not at peace. The kingdom mourns the dead Pendragon king and awaits the return of his heir; the uneasy pact between dragons, fairies, and humans is strained; and the regent is funding a bloodthirsty witch hunt, hoping to rid the island of half-fey maidens.

Tess, daughter of a blacksmith, has visions of the future, but she still doesn't expect to be accused of witchcraft, forced to flee with her two best friends, or offered shelter by the handsome and enigmatic Garth Huntsman, a warden for Dragonswood. But Garth is the younger prince in disguise and Tess soon learns that her true father was fey, making them the center of an exciting, romantic adventure, and an ancient prophecy that will bring about peace between all three races - dragon, human, and fairy.

The Lost Code (The Atlanteans #1) by Kevin Emerson

From Library
What is oldest will be new, what was lost shall be found.

The ozone is ravaged, ocean levels have risen, and the sun is a daily enemy.

But global climate change is not something new in the Earth's history.

No one will know this better than less-than-ordinary Owen Parker, who is about to discover that he is the descendant of a highly advanced ancient race--a race that took their technology too far and almost destroyed the Earth in the process.

Now it is Owen's turn to make right in his world what went wrong thousands of years ago. If Owen can unlock the lost code in his very genes, he may rediscover the forgotten knowledge of his ancestry . . . and that "less-than-ordinary" can evolve into "extraordinary."

Kevin Emerson's thrilling novel is Book One of the Atlanteans series--perilous adventures in a grimly plausible dystopian future, fueled by high-stakes action, budding romance, and a provoc-ative question: What would you do if you had the power to save humanity from its own self-destruction?


Vicky @ Books, Biscuits, and Tea said...

Yay for Jane!! I got it a few weeks ago and I'm really looking forward to reading it :) Great haul!

Here's my book haul for this week if you'd like to take a look.

Happy reading and have a great week!

Gin Bryant said...

You got a great bunch of books this week! Added some of them to my wishlist. :) Enjoy your reads and have a great week!


PidginPea said...

I can't wait to read Jane and The Demon Catchers of Milan! Hope you enjoy all your books!

Here's my IMM for this week. Thanks in advance if you come visit! :)

Alison Can Read said...

Great set! I haven't heard of Demon Catchers of Milan. It sounds great. I want to read Jane too.
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Shaunta @ Story Carnivores said...

I added Allison Hewitt is Trapped to my list. Blogging the Zombie Apocalypse? Yes, please! Looking forward to your review.

Here's our IMM, if you'd like to check it out.

Bookish said...

Great selection of books, I've got Jane and Dragonswood on my TBR pile too. Happy reading!


Jade said...

The Shattering, Jane and Dragonswood all look absolutely amazing! Wow, enjoy!

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