Sunday, June 24, 2012

In My Mailbox - # 9

In My Mailbox is a weekly post hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren where bloggers can discuss the books we got in the mail this week.

So the first two books in my mailbox this week were a result of returning one of my birthday duplicates to the store and getting two in return. The first one was on sale for $3.99 hardback! And the second was the same price as the book I was returning $9.99. So I basically got my two books for $4! That’s a bargain!

Infinity (Chronicles of Nick, # 1)

By: Sherrilyn Kenyon

Published: May 25th 2010 by St. Martin's Griffin

464 Pages

Source: Personal Library

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Goodreads description—At fourtneen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough, and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends…until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity.

Nick quickly learns that the human world is only a veil for a much larger and more dangerous one: a world where the captain of the football team is a werewolf and the girl he has a crush on goes out at night to stake the undead.

But before he can even learn the rules of this new world, his fellow students are turning into flesh-eating zombies. And he’s next on the menu.

As if starting high school isn’t hard enough…now Nick has to hide his new friends from his mom, his chainsaw from the principal, and keep the zombies and the demon Simi from eating his brains, all without getting grounded or suspended. How in the world is he supposed to do that?

Invincible (Chronicles of Nick, # 2)

By: Sherrilyn Kenyon

Published: March 22nd 2011 by St. Martin's Press

420 Pages

Source: Personal Library

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Goodreads description—Nick Gautier’s day just keeps getting better and better. Yeah, he survived the zombie attacks, only to wake up and find himself enslaved to a world of shapeshifters and demons out to claim his soul.

His new principal thinks he’s even more of a hoodlum than the last one, his coach is trying to recruit him to things he can’t even mention and the girl he’s not seeing, but is, has secrets that terrify him.

But more than that, he’s being groomed by the darkest of powers and if he doesn’t learn how to raise the dead by the end of the week, he will become one of them.

p>And the remaining events surrounding my birthday didn't actually produce any books to add to my personal library yet. My side of the family is more of the money giving type for birthdays. But that being said, what do you think I'll spend my money on?

I also received two books as Amazon deal of the day type things this week.

Invitation to a Spiritual Revolution

By: Paul Earnhart

Published: DeWard Publishing Company

168 pages

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description of a previously published version--Jesus concluded His Sermon on the Mount by saying, "Everyone who hears these sayings of mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who builds his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall." A generation that has either ignored or attempted to explain away "these sayings" of Jesus now teeters toward destruction, buffeted by the winds of human philosophy and floods of dissipation. Its epitaph may well prove to be: "Great was its fall." Earnhart says, "For this reason it is the more urgent that we look often and carefully at the one sermon of God's Son which perhaps more than any other defines the very essence of the kingdom of heaven. Here, if we listen humbly, our lives can be transformed, our spirits refreshed, our souls saved." Few preachers of our generation have studied the Sermon on the Mount as intensively or spoken on its contents so frequently and effectively as Paul Earnhart. His excellent and very readable written analysis appeared first as a series of articles in Christianity Magazine. By popular demand it was published in a single volume in 1999. Now, DeWard Publishing Company is thrilled to make this wonderful material available again so that it will continue to be preserved, circulated, and read by those who would not have otherwise had access to it.

Afterlife (The Dark Gifts)

By: Willow Cross

Published: April 22nd 2012 by Willow Cross

18 pages

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--Two hundred years before the battle of the fortress, a young man named William Townsend had to die. William had big plans. He would become a valiant soldier, fall in love, have a family, and die. In fact, he was certain it would happen in that exact order. But fate is a fickle taskmaster and things almost never go as planned. And sometimes, just sometimes, your true destiny will greet you after life.

And finally, for review and received via NetGalley...

The Loners (Quarantine, #1)

By: Lex Thomas

Expected Publishing: July 10th 2012 by EgmontUSA

416 pages

Sourc: Publisher via NetGalley

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Goodreads description--It was just another ordinary day at McKinley High—until a massive explosion devastated the school. When loner David Thorpe tried to help his English teacher to safety, the teacher convulsed and died right in front of him. And that was just the beginning.

A year later, McKinley has descended into chaos. All the students are infected with a virus that makes them deadly to adults. The school is under military quarantine. The teachers are gone. Violent gangs have formed based on high school social cliques. Without a gang, you’re as good as dead. And David has no gang. It’s just him and his little brother, Will, against the whole school.

In this frighteningly dark and captivating novel, Lex Thomas locks readers inside a school where kids don’t fight to be popular, they fight to stay alive.

That's it for me. What did you guys get in your mailbox this week?

12 comments:

  1. Great books you got there! I also have The Loners on my TBR-pile.

    Happy Reading!
    Filia @ Anima Libri - Booksoul

    My IMM

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  2. Great IMM! I have heard great things about the Chronicles of Nick. I also requested Quarantine from Netgalley, but I have yet to read it. Enjoy! Here's my IMM- http://youngatheartbookblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/in-my-mailbox-12.html

    McKenna

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my mailbox post :)

    I keep seeing the Chronicles of Nick in the bookstore, but I never knew what the series was about. It looks pretty good.

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  4. Infinity is def. on my to-read list! Great Week!!! you must read Shatter Me!

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  5. Quarantine sounds pretty good to me! I will have to check that out on Netgalley. Thanks for stopping by my blog. New follower.

    Kelley Lee
    Reading to Stay Alive

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  6. Quarantine sounds good and scary! I will have to check it out. Also, I tagged you with the Liebster Award on my blog. The post is: http://quixoticmagpie.blogspot.com/2012/06/ive-been-tagged-with-liebster-blog.html :)

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