Sunday, July 29, 2012

In My Mailbox {049}

Weekly Recap
REVIEW: How To Date An Alien ( My Alien Romance #1) by Magan Vernon 
REVIEW: My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers #1) by Rachel Vincent
REVIEW: Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
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This week was all about netgalley. I did some perusing around the site and I found some great titles that I'm really excited about. What do you guys think?

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry 
My Review
So wrong for each other...and yet so right.

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.

Redemption (Hearts of Stone #1) by Veronique Launier
Guillaume: For five hundred years I've existed as a gargoyle. Perched atop an old Montreal church, I've watched idly as humanity wanders by. With the witch Marguerite gone, there is no one left to protect, nothing to care about. I never planned to feel again. But then a girl released me from my stone restraints, allowing me to return as a seventeen-year-old human boy. I must find out all I can about this girl's power . . .

Aude: Getting attacked twice in as many days is strange in itself, but even stranger is the intriguing guy I keep running into. There's something so familiar about him, like a primal drum rhythm from my dreams. But spending time together only raises more questions--about my heritage, a native Mohawk prophecy . . . and an unearthly magic threatening our city.

The Assassin's Curse (The Assassin's Curse #1) by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Ananna of the Tanarau abandons ship when her parents try to marry her off to an allying pirate clan. But that only prompts the scorned clan to send an assassin after her.

And when Ananna faces him down one night, armed with magic she doesn’t really know how to use, she accidentally activates a curse binding them together. To break the curse, Ananna and the assassin must complete three impossible tasks—all while grappling with evil wizards, floating islands, haughty manticores, runaway nobility, strange magic, and the growing romantic tension between them.

 vN (The Machine Dynasty #1) by Madeline Ashby
Amy Peterson is a self-replicating humanoid robot known as a VonNeumann.

For the past five years, she has been grown slowly as part of a mixed organic/synthetic family. She knows very little about her android mother's past, so when her grandmother arrives and attacks her mother, Amy wastes no time: she eats her alive.

Now she carries her malfunctioning granny as a partition on her memory drive, and she's learning impossible things about her clade's history - like the fact that she alone can kill humans without failsafing...

Blade Song by J.C. Daniels
Kit Colbana—half breed, assassin, thief, jack of all trades—has a new job: track down the missing ward of one of the local alpha shapeshifters. It should be a piece of cake.

So why is she so nervous? It probably has something to do with the insanity that happens when you deal with shifters—especially sexy ones who come bearing promises of easy jobs and easier money.

Or maybe it’s all the other missing kids that Kit discovers while working the case, or the way her gut keeps screaming she’s gotten in over her head. Or maybe it’s because if she fails—she’s dead.

If she can stay just one step ahead, she should be okay. Maybe she’ll even live long to collect her fee…

The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan
On remote Rollrock Island, men go to sea to make their livings--and to catch their wives.
The witch Misskaella knows the way of drawing a girl from the heart of a seal, of luring the beauty out of the beast. And for a price a man may buy himself a lovely sea-wife. He may have and hold and keep her. And he will tell himself that he is her master. But from his first look into those wide, questioning, liquid eyes, he will be just as transformed as she. He will be equally ensnared. And the witch will have her true payment. 

Margo Lanagan weaves an extraordinary tale of desire, despair, and transformation. With devastatingly beautiful prose, she reveals characters capable of unspeakable cruelty, but also unspoken love.


Nina said...

Great haul. Everyone seems to love Pushing the Limits, I hope you do too. ;)

Shae Carcar said...

I really want to read pushing the limits!!! I requested it on netgalley a day or two ago... still waiting... STILL waiting... I'm sure I'll hear back from them any minute now... *cries softly* Lol Great haul!

Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

Bookish Outsider said...

A great selection, I really need to get Pushing The Limits! Hope you enjoy The Assassin's Curse, I've heard good things about that one too. Happy reading!


Amelia said...

"Pushing the Limits" and "The Assassin's Curse" look fantastic. :) You got a great haul this week! Happy reading!

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Bengal Reads said...

Pushing the Limits was SUPER good, I loved it... definitely one of my favorite books this year! Looks like you got some great reads on NetGalley! Thanks for sharing!

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McKenna said...

Great haul! I am super jealous that you were approved for Pushing the Limits! I have heard it is fantastic! Enjoy your new books!



Sandy said...

Yes, Pushing the Limits is great! You have to read it ASAP. Good luck with your reading! I've been trying to keep myself to a minimum until I get some of my TBR list completed. But check out my IMM to see what I did get.

Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

Danie said...

Everyone seems to be liking Pushing the Limits. I still haven't read it yet, lol. Great haul from Netgalley this week!

Mind checking out my IMM?

April (BooksandWine) said...

I love Netgalley! I just read my review copy of Pushing The Limits this weekend and finished it this morning. SO GOOD!

Happy reading :-)


MissKimberlyStardust said...

I want to read all of the books that you listed! So jealous of your IMM this week :)
Enjoy them!
Here's my IMM post :)

-Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

Anonymous said...

I also got copies of "The Assassin's Curse" and "vN", and I'm looking forward to reading both of them! Hope you enjoy them too!

Krystianna (Downright Dystopian) said...

Awesome haul this week! I can't wait for Pushing the Limits. I've heard nothing but great things so far. :)

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