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Monday, October 19, 2009

In My Mailbox (5)

Thanks to Kristi at The Story Siren for hosting In My Mailbox every week.

I also ordered Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, but accidentally ordered the UK version (hey, it was cheaper) which doesn't release until 11/01/09. But the awesome part is that I received an e-mail today saying it should be shipping sooner.

Books bought:

Title: The Van Alen Legacy
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: 10/06/09
With the stunning revelation surrounding Bliss's true identity comes the growing threat of the sinister Silver Bloods. Once left to live the glamorous life in New York City, the Blue Bloods now find themselves in an epic battle for survival. Not to worry, love is still in the air for the young vampires of the Upper East Side. Or is it? Jack and Schuyler are over. Oliver's brokenhearted. And only the cunning Mimi seems to be happily engaged.

Title: Hunting Memories
Author: Barb Hendee
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date: 10/06/09
Eleisha Clevon has begun a correspondence with fellow vampire Rose de Spenser. Both reluctant predators, they venture outside only when the hunger becomes unbearable, trying not to draw attention to themselves-and feel guilty when ending human lives.

But Eleisha has learned a way to draw blood from her victims without killing them. She wants to share this knowledge with like-minded vampires and create a haven where they can exist together-and forge a united front against Julian Ashton, a vampire who has been hunting down and destroying his own kind...

Title: Wondrous Strange
Author: Lesley Livingston
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: 09/22/09 (paperback)
Since the dawn of time, the Faerie have taken. . . .

For seventeen-year-old actress Kelley Winslow, faeries are just something from childhood stories. Then she meets Sonny Flannery, whose steel-gray eyes mask an equally steely determination to protect her.

Sonny guards the Samhain Gate, which connects the mortal realm with the Faerie's enchanted, dangerous Otherworld. Usually kept shut by order of icy King Auberon, the Gate stands open but once a year.

This year, as the time approaches when the Samhain Gate will swing wide and nightmarish Fae will fight their way into an unsuspecting human world, something different is happening . . . something wondrous and strange. And Kelley's eyes are opening not just to the Faerie that surround her but to the heritage that awaits her.

Now Kelley must navigate deadly Faerie treachery—and her growing feelings for Sonny—in this dazzling page-turner filled with luminous romance.

Title: Friday Night Bites
Author: Chloe Neill
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date: 10/06/09
The story of a young heiress's initiation into the dark society of the Chicagoland Vampires continues...

Ten months after vampires revealed their existence to the mortals of Chicago, they're enjoying a celebrity status usually reserved for the Hollywood elite. But should people learn about the Raves-mass feeding parties where vampires round up humans like cattle-the citizens will start sharpening their stakes.

So now it's up to the new vampire Merit to reconnect with her upper class family and act as liaison between humans and bloodsuckers, and keep the more unsavory aspects of the vampire lifestyle out of the media. But someone doesn't want peace between them-someone with an ancient grudge...

Title: Leviathan
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: 10/06/09
It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. Their Leviathan is a whale airship, and the most masterful beast in the British fleet.
Aleksandar Ferdinand, prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battle-torn Stormwalker and a loyal crew of men.

Deryn Sharp is a commoner, a girl disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She's a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered.

With the Great War brewing, Alek's and Deryn's paths cross in the most unexpected way...taking them both aboard the Leviathan on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure. One that will change both their lives forever.

Books won:

Title: Demon Forged
Author: Meljean Brook
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: 10/06/09
Four centuries ago, Guardians Irena and Alejandro would have succumbed to the need burning between them-if a demon and a monstrous bargain hadn't shattered the possibility of love. Torn apart by her shame, Irena avoided Alejandro for centuries-until a vampire's call for help threw her into his arms again.

Alejandro can control fire, but he's never been able to control-or quench-the flames between him and Irena. And he knows that Irena, hardened by her hatred for demonkind, will never accept that he now works at a demon's behest. But even as he fights for a second chance, a shocking betrayal and a dealy prophecy shake the foundations of the Guardian universe, and all Hell threatens to break loose...

**Thanks to Meljean Brook via Borders TrueRomance blog for the signed copy.

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