Saturday, April 23, 2011

In My Mailbox 40

 Books Reviewed This Week:
The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale - Christine Bell
The Goddess Test (Goddess Test #1) - Aimee Carter
Dreamwalk - Sarah MacManus
The Lens and the Looker (Verona #1) - Lory S. Kaufman

Waiting On Wednesday: Tighter - Adele Griffin
Author Interview: Jana Oliver [The Demon Trapper's Daughter]

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren!
Eon (Eon #1) - Alison Goodman 
Twelve-year-old Eon has been in training for years. His intensive study of Dragon Magic, based on East Asian astrology, involves two kinds of skills: sword-work and magical aptitude. He and his master hope that he will be chosen as a Dragoneye – an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune. But Eon has a dangerous secret. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been masquerading as a boy for the chance to become a Dragoneye. Females are forbidden to use Dragon Magic; if anyone discovers she has been hiding in plain sight, her death is assured. When Eon’s secret threatens to come to light, she and her allies are plunged into grave danger and a deadly struggle for the Imperial throne.
Eon must find the strength and inner power to battle those who want to take her magic...and her life.

A gift…or a curse?
Jessica Mastriani has never liked attention. All she wants is to make it to high school graduation like any ordinary girl. But when Jess is struck by lightning, she becomes anything but ordinary: suddenly she has the ability to locate missing children.
Now Jess is getting noticed in all the wrong ways and by all the wrong people. The media is obsessed with her and her story. The FBI is tapping her phone. And what’s going on with sexy senior Rob? Soon Jess learns the hard way that not everyone who is lost wants to be found….
With no one to trust, it's up to Jess to decide what to do with her new power—before it’s decided for her.

South of Salem - Janni Nell
from netgalley for review

My mother thinks my job is crazy. I’ m a paranormal investigator; she’ s Nancy Reagan crossed with Martha Stewart. She’ s always preferred my sister, Lily, who is following in her perfect footsteps.
But this time Mom needs my special skills. She believes my stepfather is possessed. I admit he’ s not his usual dapper, charming self, but sleepwalking doesn’ t sound that weird. Until the sleepwalking spreads through the family and cousin Donna walks right out of her apartment window to her death. Then my sister goes missing and I have to find her and solve the mystery before Lily and her unborn child are harmed.
Normally I would have assistance, but my right hand, a hunky angel I’ ve nicknamed Casper, has business of his own to take care of—business that might take him out of my life forever. The stakes are too high for me to lose, but I’ m not sure I can do it alone…

Spellbound - Cara Lynn Schultz
from netgalley for review
What’s a girl to do when meeting The One means she’s cursed to die a horrible death?

Life hasn’t been easy on sixteen-year-old Emma Conner, so a new start in New York may be just the change she needs. But the posh Upper East Side prep school she has to attend? Not so much. Friendly faces are few and far between, except for one that she’s irresistibly drawn to—Brendan Salinger, the guy with the rock-star good looks and the richest kid in school, who might just be her very own white knight.

But even when Brendan inexplicably turns cold, Emma can’t stop staring. Ever since she laid eyes on him, strange things have been happening. Streetlamps go out wherever she walks, and Emma’s been having the oddest dreams. Visions of herself in past lives—visions that warn her to stay away from Brendan. Or else.


Unknown said...

Ive only read one of Meg Cabots books, Airhead. It kind of sucked:/
But I hope you enjoy all your books this week!:D

Sakura Sandra said...

Great choices this week. I look forward to hearing your reviews. I saw Spellbound on NetGalley, but I haven't seen the others before! I hope I notice when you post about them. :)

-Sandra from

Amber said...

You got four awesome novels this week. I'm super interested to hear what you think of Spellbound. Absolutely cannot wait for that one to come out! Happy reading!

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Ailsa said...

Ooh, I saw 'South of Salem' on net galley the other day - I might have to check that one out for review, it looks quite good.
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Books for Company said...

I don't think l have ever seen that Meg Cabot series before? Or have l and it's just because the cover is different?
Anyhow, it sounds really good!

Amy @ bookgoonie said...

Eon & Spellbound look beautiful. I am going to have to read me some Meg Cabot.

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Alison Can Read said...

Fab set! I've heard great things about the Alison Goodman books. Plus she spells her name right :-)

Aleetha said...

This is the first time I saw another Meg Cabot Series. It's nice to see that kind of cover

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