Sunday, October 14, 2012

In My Mailbox - 24 & Sunday Post - 15

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.


By: Jeff Hirsch

Published: October 1st 2012 by Scholastic Press

310 pages

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!)

( Goodreads | Amazon )

Goodreads description--On one side of the Rift is a technological paradise without famine or want. On the other side is a mystery.

Sixteen-year-old Glenn Morgan has lived next to the Rift her entire life and has no idea of what might be on the other side of it. Glenn's only friend, Kevin, insists the fence holds back a world of monsters and witchcraft, but magic isn't for Glenn. She has enough problems with reality: Glenn's mother disappeared when she was six, and soon after, she lost her scientist father to his all-consuming work on the mysterious Project. Glenn buries herself in her studies and dreams about the day she can escape. But when her father's work leads to his arrest, he gives Glenn a simple metal bracelet that will send Glenn and Kevin on the run---with only one place to go.

With MAGISTERIUM, Jeff Hirsch brings us the story of a complex, captivating world that will leave readers breathless until the very last page.

Undeadly (The Reapear Diaries, # 1)

By: Michele Vail

Expected Publication: November 20th 2012 by Harlequin Teen

272 pages

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!)

( Goodreads | Amazon)

Goodreads description--The day I turned 16, my boyfriend-to-be died. I brought him back to life. Then things got a little weird...

Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper-and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath. Within days, she’s shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite school that trains the best necromancers in the world. And her personal reaping tutor? Rath. Who seems to hate her guts.

Rath will be watching closely to be sure she completes her first assignment-reaping Rick, the boy who should have died. The boy she still wants to be with. To make matters worse, students at the academy start turning up catatonic, and accusations fly-against Molly. The only way out of this mess? To go through hell. Literally.

The New Kid (New Kid, # 1)

By: Temple Matthews

Published: 2009 by Teen Libris

281 pages

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!)

( Goodreads | Amazon)

Goodreads description--Will Hunter is used to being the New Kid; Harrisburg High School is his fifth new school in less than three years. By now, he knows not to be fooled by the bright pep rallies, the wholesome jocks, the innocent cheerleaders. He knows the evil lurking underneath. It’s the same evil that took his dad eight years ago: the same evil he battles every day.

Natalie Holand’s life fell apart the night her sister Emily disappeared. No one believes her when she tells them what she saw: yellow and green eyes, glowing beneath the surface of the water in which Emily supposedly drowned. And Emily isn’t the only person to go missing in Harrisburg lately. The town is changing, not for the better, and Natalie doesn’t know why. What she does know is that, whatever’s happening, it’s bad, and the New Kid is right in the middle of it.

Because Will has a secret even bigger than Harrisburg’s, and there’s more to it than even he knows.

This fast-paced, action-packed first novel by veteran Hollywood screenwriter Temple Mathews takes the idea of high school as hell to a whole new level. Will’s story, part wish-fulfillment sci-fi adventure and part iconic hero’s journey with a side of budding romance, will appeal to teen readers of both genders.

The Rising (New Kid, # 2)

By: Temple Matthews

Published: 2012 by Teen Libris (first published 2010)

274 pages

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!)

( Goodreads | Amazon )

Goodreads description--Will Hunter’s had a rough few months. He just survived the battle of his life. He learned the devil was his father. And his newly demonic best friend Rudy is trapped under glass until Will can find a way to bring him back from the dark side. All Will wants is to lay low for a while with Natalie, the girl he loves, and focus on saving his friend.

But Will never seems to get what he wants.

In Seattle, Will encounters a dangerous new breed of female demon, faster and more deadly than anything he’s ever faced, and a mysterious, striking girl who arrives just in time to save his life. Natalie doesn’t trust her, but Will is drawn to her in a way he doesn’t fully understand. Is she a powerful new ally? Or will her secrets destroy him and everything he cares about?

As the devil’s minions work to reassemble their leader’s body piece by piece, Will must once again become the New Kid to prevent the Dark Lord from rising—this time for good.

Whisper Cape (Whisper Cape, # 1)

By:Susan Griscom (writing as), Regan Walsh

Published: October 15th 2011 by Amber Glow Books

321 pages

Source: Kindle Freebie

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Goodreads description--Escape to a world where the impossible becomes possible. WHISPER CAPE is a town of secrets and Addison MacKenna soon becomes tangled in a web of them. Plagued with nightmares of her father’s sudden and brutal death, Addie struggles with her anguish and refuses to believe his demise was accidental.

Fighting to shake off one of those devastating early morning nightmares, Addison finds it even harder to escape from the vision of a man lying on the side of the road—a man she may have just killed. When she frantically tries to locate him, he seemingly disappears, just the beginning of strange occurrences in her life. She also cannot ignore the weird sensations in her own body. Suddenly, the impossible seems possible, but is that a blessing or a curse?

Believing that her continual and worsening nightmares are both the key to her own new abilities and the clue to her father’s death, Addie knows she will not rest until she has the answers she craves. As she strives to cope with her new remarkable talents, someone else learns of her abilities—a disgruntled maniacal psychopath with his own agenda that involves eliminating Addie. The only one who can protect her, instruct her in the use of her powers and teach her how to destroy the murderous monster is the same man who makes Addie’s heart race and her blood heat with passion. The same man she’d left for dead.

Cael Sheridan may be arrogant and mysterious but he's also undeniably gorgeous. A member of a secret society, he is sworn to protect the woman he believes to be the daughter of his recently murdered mentor. In the process, he finds it impossible to resist her magnetic sensuality, complicating his efforts to shield and guide her as she learns to manage her newly acquired skills. At the same time, Addison has much to teach him about trust and commitment. Fate has brought them together, but will it make them stronger or destroy them both in end?

Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, # 1)

By: Richelle Mead

Published: March 1st 2007 by Kensington

343 pages

Source: Bought as a $1.00 Deal on Amazon

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Goodreads description--Succubus (n.) An alluring, shape-shifting demon who seduces and pleasures mortal men. Pathetic (adj.) A succubus with great shoes and no social life. See: Georgina Kincaid.

When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical?

But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid's life is far less exotic. Her boss is a middle-management demon with a thing for John Cusack movies. Her immortal best friends haven't stopped teasing her about the time she shape-shifted into the Demon Goddess getup complete with whip and wings. And she can't have a decent date without sucking away part of the guy's life. At least there's her day job at a local bookstore--free books; all the white chocolate mochas she can drink; and easy access to bestselling, sexy writer, Seth Mortensen, aka He Whom She Would Give Anything to Touch but Can't.

But dreaming about Seth will have to wait. Something wicked is at work in Seattle's demon underground. And for once, all of her hot charms and drop-dead one-liners won't help because Georgina's about to discover there are some creatures out there that both heaven and hell want to deny...

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~ It's a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

Because I already participate in the In My Mailbox meme (above), I'm just going to use this one as way to recap my week.


Monday: Review Torn (Trylle Trilogy, # 2) by Amanda Hocking (3 Stars); Fraterfest Final Updates

Tuesday: Top 10 All-Time Favorite Books (Top 10 Tuesday)

Wednesday: Waiting on Gravity (Waiting on Wednesday)

Thursday: Review Slammed by Colleen Hoover (5 Stars!!!!)


Monday: Review of Ascend (Trylle Trilogy, # 3) by Amanda Hocking

Tuesday: Top 10 Tuesday: Top 10 Favorite Authors in X Genre

Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday (hopefully...)

Thursday: Review of 48 Days to the Work You Love by Dan Miller

That's it for my mailbox and recaps of my past and upcoming week. What did you get in your mailbox this week? Any bookish news you want to talk about? Let me know!


  1. Great loot this week! I tried getting a few of those but was declined. :-( Oh well, I've got enough to keep me busy for quite awhile!!

    My IMM will be up later this morning (as I sit and patiently wait for a DR at the Family Care place).

    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

  2. Isn't NetGalley the best? I'm doing this nerdy spreadsheet to figure out where I got all my 2012 books, and NetGalley was very good to me this year. Love them!

  3. I love the look of the first book! I totally want it

  4. Gosh awesome haul, I have Undeadly and cannot wait to read it. You have me so curious about the New Kid and hurry up and review them already..LOL Looking forward to the week ahead. Thanks for linking to The Sunday Post

  5. Great books. I'm gonna have to look into Undeadly looks interesting.

  6. I haven't read any of these yet but Undeadly (The Reapear Diaries, # 1) caught my eye so I just added it to my towering TBR pile :) Enjoy your books! Happy reading!

  7. I bought Succubus Blues too :) I've heard such great things and you couldn't beat the price!

  8. I got UNDEADLY, too, and am looking forward to read it very much. Haven't heard a lot of the others, but they look great, too. Happy reading!

    Fictonal Distraction

  9. Thanks for stopping by my IMM! I got Magisterium too last week, the description sounded interesting. Enjoy all of your books!

  10. Ooh great books! I haven't read any of them but I'm definitely going to have to check them out! Thanks for stopping by my IMM! Happy reading!!!

  11. Great books!! :)

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  12. Wow, there's a whole load of awesome books there this week! I hope that you enjoy them all!

    Steph @ SOOTP

  13. Awesome books this week, I hope that you enjoy them all!

  14. I am really looking forward to Undeadly. Inhear good things about Magisterium as well, Enjoy them! Also glad to see Slammed was a good read!

  15. Wow. You really have a good stash. I'm jealous about Magisterium! Enjoy!

  16. I can't wait to read Undeadly, it sounds really good!

  17. Great books! Undeadly looks really great, and I'll have to add it to my list.

    Bewitched Bookworms

  18. I want Undeadly it sounds really good happy reading.

  19. You got some really good one this week. Thanks for stopping by earlier. I am now following you. :)

    Stacking the Shelves & In My Mailbox

  20. I love NetGalley, so many awesome books. Thank you for stopping by my IMM this week. I'm also following you, thank you. The Georgina Kincaid series is awesome too, I've read them all except the last one.
    Turner's Antics

  21. I'm looking forward to Magisterium and Undeadly. I enjoyed your top ten! Thanks for stopping by!

  22. Magisterium sounds really good! I haven't finished his previous YA book (yet) but hopefully I'll get to read this one soon.

  23. Enjoy your new books, I hope you have a blast reading them! ^.^ Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog earlier. :D

  24. Nice Haul!! I loved The Georgina Kincaid series,Richelle Mead Rocks!

    Thanx for visiting my StS and Sunday Post!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  25. Some of these books look really cool! Hope you enjoy them.

    Thanks for visiting my Weekly Recap post!

  26. What a lovely haul! Enjoy all your new books! :)

  27. Magisterium looks really good! :) Happy reading!

  28. Nice haul! The New Kid series sounds awesome!!

    Happy reading!

  29. I've read and enjoyed Succubus Blues..I hope you do too!

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