Sunday, October 24, 2010

In my mailbox (14)

In my mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Kristi from The Story Siren. It's been rather quiet on my front, but I have received books that I've been dying to read for a while now.

Here's what I received over the last week or 2:
 
Torment by Lauren Kate
How many lives do you need to live before you find someone worth dying for?
 
In the aftermath of what happened at Sword & Cross, Luce has been hidden away by her cursed angelic boyfriend, Daniel, in a new school filled with Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans. Daniel promises she will be safe here, protected from those who would kill her.

At the school Luce discovers what the Shadows that have followed her all her life mean - and how to manipulate them to see into her other lives.

Yet the more Luce learns about herself, the more she realizes that the past is her only key to unlocking her future...and that Daniel hasn't told her everything.

What if his version of the past isn't actually the way things happened...what if Luce was really meant to be with someone else?  

Relatively Famous by Jessica Park

(Sent to me by the author herself -  going to read this one later this week)


Meet Dani McKinley: A typical teen whose world is rocked when she finds out that her father is a famous Hollywood Action star.

Now meet Mark Ocean: A self-serving actor with a floundering career who sees that a daughter is just what he needs to reinvent himself as a family man and get back on track. When the two decide to spend the summer together, they must not only wrangle their own love lives, but try to figure out who they really are to themselves and to each other.

Now armed with credit cards, club memberships, and a new wardrobe, Dani learns that what Mark has in wealth, he sorely lacks in parenting skills. Trying to show Mark that parenting is about more than loading her up with Prada bags and taking her to movie premieres is challenging enough, but she's also got her hands full with her new friends.

Oh, and the boys... Dani meets Jason, a gorgeous young personal trainer who is easy on the eyes and wildly flirtatious. But is this smug hottie the one for her? Or will she ignore her friends eye-rolling and go for the goofy but sweet surfer?

While juggling her own complicated love life, Dani tries to set her father up with someone less likely to appear on a VH1 reality show, and someone more... well, normal. And age-appropriate. And dressed in anything but a thong bikini. But whether Mark is able to heal old wounds and move forward with anything more than a meaningless fling remains to be seen.

Can Dani fit in with this new, fast-moving California crowd without losing herself? 
Dark Flame by Alyson Noël 

(Have heard a lot of mixed things about this one, but I'm kind of still keen on reading it).


Ever is trying to help Haven transition into life as an immortal.  But with Haven drunk on her new powers and acting recklessly, she poses the ultimate threat—exposing their secret world to the outside. 

As Ever struggles to keep the Immortals hidden, it only propels Haven closer to the enemy—Roman and his evil companions.

At the same time, Ever delves deeper into dark magick to free Damen from Roman’s power. But when her spell backfires, it binds her to the one guy who’s hell-bent on her destruction.

Now there’s a strange, foreign pulse coursing through her, and no matter what she does, she can’t stop thinking about Roman—and longing for his touch. 

As she struggles to resist the fiery attraction threatening to consume her, Roman is more than willing to take advantage of her weakened state…and Ever edges closer and closer to surrender.

Frantic to break the spell before its too late, Ever turns to Jude for help, risking everything she knows and loves to save herself—and her future with Damen …

And finally, 
Scarlett Dedd by Cathy Brett

(So very excited about this one - I've seen tons of raving reviews for this novel and from the sneak peak that I have read so far, I can tell I'm going to love this one)


You're dead Scarlett...Previously a poor taste jibe from school frenemies, now a statement of fact.

Scarlett is absolutely mortified (in more ways than one) to discover that she's accidentally killed herself while trying to get out of a school trip.

Even worse, she's taken her entire family with her. Life as a ghost is pretty dull - if only some of her friends were dead too...


That's it from me for this week, what did you get this week?

9 comments:

Jenny said...

Yay Torment! I can't wait to read that one, I'm ready for some answers about Daniel and Luce:) And that cover is just too pretty for words!

Aisle B said...

Love love love cover for TORMENT! Can't get enough of it and notice how soft it is... My girlfriend over at MRS Q: Book Addict is convinced that it's not as soft as Fallen... I think it's just as soft.

Thanks for coming by my Hello Kitty corner of the world. All those paperbacks were 25 cents each! I couldn't get over it! Love the Mozaique SALES :)

Next time I go just let me know what you'd like, if they have it I'll pick it up for you and ship it out.

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

Relatively Famous looks like fun! I'll be interested to see what you think of Dark Flame. I think I've made it clear that Ever is driving me insane these days! lol!

I finally went stationary shopping by the way, so expect a package soon! Maybe you will get a surprise too! :-)

Morgan said...

I love the cover for Torment! Looking forward to what you think!

Chrizette said...

You have now made me curious about "Scarlett Dedd by Cathy Brett" - looks like fun! I will have to try to find it :)

~Chrizette

StephTheBookworm said...

Great stuff! I've really been wanting to read Scarlet Dedd.

Lu said...

Great Mailbox Tammy! Enjoy :)

Blueicegal ♥ said...

great reads, i recently got torment so im curious about that one!

Clover said...

I keep hearing things about Scarlett Dedd, I'm a little intrigued..