Sunday, August 2, 2009

In My Mailbox (10)

A pretty good week for me. :)

The Bought:

Prophecy of The Sisters by Michelle Zink
An ancient prophecy divides two sisters-

One good...

One evil...

Who will prevail?

Twin sisters Lia and Alice Milthorpe have just become orphans. They have also become enemies. As they discover their roles in a prophecy that has turned generations of sisters against each other, the girls find themselves entangled in a mystery that involves a tattoo-like mark, their parents'' deaths, a boy, a book, and a lifetime of secrets.

Lia and Alice don''t know whom they can trust.

They just know they can''t trust each other.

Can you say... yay! :D After participating in the Tweet Bash, or whatever it was called, for Prophecy of the Sisters, I had to go rush out and buy it.

Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert
Kara hasn't been back to Oak Park since the end of junior year, when a heroin overdose nearly killed her and the sirens heralded her exit. Four years later, she returns to face the music. Her life changed forever back in high school: her family disintegrated, she ran around with a whole new crowd of friends, she parties a little too hard, and she fell in love with gorgeous bad-boy Adrian, who left her to die that day in Scoville Park....

Amid the music, the booze, the drugs, and the drama, her friends filled a notebook with heartbreakingly honest confessions of the moments that defined and shattered their young lives. Now, finally, Kara is ready to write her own.

:D I couldn't resist after reading all the brilliant reviews, and just finishing I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone. It was actually in the adult section of the book store- I had to search it up on the computer.

The Borrowed

Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr
Seth never expected he would want to settle down with anyone-but that was before Aislinn. She is everything he'd ever dreamed of, and he wants to be with her forever. Forever takes on new meaning, though, when your girlfriend is an immortal faery queen.

Aislinn never expected to rule the very creatures who'd always terrified her-but that was before Keenan. He stole her mortality to make her a monarch, and now she faces challenges and enticements beyond any she'd ever imagined.

In Melissa Marr's third mesmerizing tale of Faerie, Seth and Aislinn struggle to stay true to themselves and each other in a milieu of shadowy rules and shifting allegiances, where old friends become new enemies and one wrong move could plunge the Earth into chaos.

I'm a little late to read this book... but still excited, although I've heard mixed reviews about the third. Is it the last?

Being Nikki by Meg Cabot
It's not easy being Nikki. Ever since former tomboy Emerson Watts's accident at the SoHo Stark Megastore, and subsequent brain transplant into the body of teen supermodel Nikki Howard, her life has changed dramatically. Em's trying to handle the demands of school, modeling, fending off Nikki's creepy ex-boyfriends, and living with celebutante Lulu Collins. She's also trying to figure out what the Stark Corporation is really up to, and why she can't stop thinking about her former best friend …

I'm also a little late with Being Nikki, but it just came from the library for me. I remember nothing of Airhead, but hopefully that will be okay...?

Silver Pheonix by Cindy Pon

No one wanted Ai Ling. And deep down she is relieved-despite the dishonor she has brought upon her family-to be unbetrothed and free, not some stranger's subservient bride banished to the inner quarters.

But now, something is after her. Something terrifying-a force she cannot comprehend. And as pieces of the puzzle start to fit together, Ai Ling begins to understand that her journey to the Palace of Fragrant Dreams isn't only a quest to find her beloved father but a venture with stakes larger than she could have imagined.

Bravery, intelligence, the will to fight and fight hard . . . she will need all of these things. Just as she will need the new and mysterious power growing within her. She will also need help.

It is Chen Yong who finds her partly submerged and barely breathing at the edge of a deep lake. There is something of unspeakable evil trying to drag her under. On a quest of his own, Chen Yong offers that help . . . and perhaps more.

Seen this around, a while ago. The cover is gorgeous! And it's an asian book. :D

Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison
My name is Madison Avery, and I'm here to tell you that there's more out there than you can see, hear, or touch. Because I'm there. Seeing it. Touching it. Living it.

Madison's prom was killer-literally. For some reason she's been targeted by a dark reaper-yeah, that kind of reaper-intent on getting rid of her, body and soul. But before the reaper could finish the job, Madison was able to snag his strange, glowing amulet and get away.

Now she's stuck on Earth-dead but not gone. Somehow the amulet gives her the illusion of a body, allowing her to toe the line between life and death. She still doesn't know why the dark reaper is after her, but she's not about to just sit around and let fate take its course.

With a little ingenuity, some light-bending, and the help of a light reaper (one of the good guys! Maybe . . . ), her cute crush, and oh yeah, her guardian angel, Madison's ready to take control of her own destiny once and for all, before it takes control of her.

Well, if she believed in that stuff.

Read the short story in the Prom Nights from Hell anthology, so requested this one from my library. :)

Kisses and Lies by Lauren Henderson
After discovering that someone saw what looked like Dan's emergency EpiPen in A-lister Plum's designer handbag, Scarlett and her tough American sidekick, Taylor, sneak into a posh London nightclub, where Plum has a private table. Scarlett is stunned to discover a piece of evidence that might implicate another girl in Plum's exclusive circle, Lucy Raleigh. Which means Scarlett must cast a wider net in order to catch the right suspect.

Back at school, groundskeeper Jase is hoping to take Scarlett's mind off her troubles with some heart-stopping kisses. Scarlett can't help but feel guilty for indulging in romantic rendezvous when she should be hunting down Dan's killer. However, once Scarlett finds out how Lucy is connected to Dan, she knows she must drop everything and travel to the McAndrew estate in Scotland to hunt for more clues. But when she arrives, Scarlett becomes the target of a dangerous hunt herself.

I requested both this one and Kiss Me Kill Me from my library, but this one came first. I guess I'll have to wait for the first one. I hate reading books out of order.

Killer by Sara Shepard
In picture-perfect Rosewood, Pennsylvania, ash-blond highlights gleam in the winter sun and frozen lakes sparkle like Swarovski crystals. But pictures often lie-and so do Rosewood's four prettiest girls.

Hanna, Aria, Spencer, and Emily have been lying ever since they became friends with beautiful Alison DiLaurentis. Ali made them do terrible things-things they had to keep secret for years. And even though Ali was killed at the end of seventh grade, their bad-girl ways didn't die with her.

Hanna's on a mission to corrupt Rosewood's youth, starting with a very attractive sophomore. Aria's snooping into her boyfriend's past. Spencer's stealing-from her family. And pure little Emily's abstaining from abstinence.

The girls should be careful, though. They thought they were safe when Ali's killer was arrested and A's true identity was finally revealed. But now there's a new A in town turning up the heat. And this time Rosewood is going to burn.

The Pretty Little Liars series is addicting! Excited to read Killer.

Daughter of the Flames by Zoe Marriott
In a world of clashing cultures, a girl fights for freedom - and finds a surpring romantic ally - after learning a startling truth about her identity.

Inside an ancient temple in the mountains, fi fteen-year-old Zira trains in the martial arts to become a warrior priestess who can defend the faith of the Ruan people. Bearing a scar on her face from the fire that killed her parents, the orphaned Zira is taught to distrust the occupying Sedornes. Terror strikes when the forces of the tyrannical Sedorne king destroy the only home she knows. To survive, Zira must unravel the secrets of her identity, decide her people's fate - and accept her growing feelings for a man who should be her enemy.

I don't know anything about this book really, besides the description, but it seems like a good fantasy read!

And that's my week in books! How did you all fare this week?

As usual, meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren, who was influenced by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie.


  1. That's a ton of books - enjoy them all! Prophecy looks especially good.


  2. Lots of good stuff there. Silver Phoenix is really good, enjoy it!

  3. Melissa Marr has said that there are 5 books in the fairy series. And I have to second Brooke - Silver Phoenix was awesome.

  4. Being nikki-loved that book! And the pretty little liars series is a guilty pleasure of mine...they'er so addicting!

  5. You got a lot! :) All of them look fantastic.


  6. Wow. Looks like you had a good week. I have a couple of those that I have been meaning to read. And totally forgot about Daughters of the Flames.. I know what I am getting next.

  7. Lots of fantastic books! I love Kim Harrison! I also got Prophecy of Sisters.. can't wait to read your review. I'm not sure I'll get to it this week, but maybe the next.

  8. I just read Airhead last week from the library and am now waiting for Being Nikki so consider me VERY jealous of you now ;)

  9. A lot of good books. Enjoy!

    Michelle (

  10. Great books you got this week. They all look so good. Kisses and Lies is quite good. Enjoy.

  11. Wow! Big week! You have a bunch of fantastic reads there. I love the cover for Killer and all the other books in that series. The doll faces are just so neat!


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