Sunday, December 5, 2010

In My Mailbox #1

In my mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. Every Sunday you post what books you've received that week, whether it was through the mail, at your local library, or purchased at the store.

Won ARC on Goodreads Giveaways! 
 Summary taken from Goodreads:

Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life in the small California town of Serendipity Falls. But when a devastatingly handsome boy appears in the halls of her school, Theia knows she's seen Haden before- not around town, but in her dreams. As the Haden of both the night and the day beckons her closer one moment and pushes her away the next, the only thing Theia knows for sure is that the incredible pull she feels towards him is stronger than her fear. And when she discovers what Haden truly is, Theia's not sure if she wants to resist him, even if the cost is her soul.

Books I Borrowed from the Library!
Summaries taken from Goodreads:

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.

Vampire predators run wild in this exciting steampunk adventure, the first in an alternate history trilogy that is already attracting attention. In 1870, monsters rise up and conquer the northern lands, As great cities are swallowed up by carnage and disease, landowners and other elite flee south to escape their blood-thirsty wrath. One hundred fifty years later, the great divide still exists; fangs on one side of the border, worried defenders on the other. This fragile equilibrium is threatened, then crumbles after a single young princess becomes almost hopelessly lost in the hostile territory. At first, she has only one defender: a mysterious Greyfriar who roams freely in dangerous vampire regions. A trade paperback original; buyer's choice.

Sailing aboard her father’s trade ship is all seventeen-year-old Camille Rowen has ever wanted. But as a girl of society in 1855 San Francisco, her future is set: marry a man she doesn’t love, or condemn herself and her father to poverty. On her final voyage before the wedding, the stormy arms of the Tasman Sea claim her father, and a terrible family secret is revealed. A secret intertwined with a fabled map, the mother Camille has long believed dead, and an ancient stone that wields a dangerous—and alluring—magic. The only person Camille can depend on is Oscar, a handsome young sailor whom she is undeniably drawn to. Torn between trusting her instincts and keeping her promises to her father, Camille embarks on a perilous quest into the Australian wilderness.


  1. so lucky yo get such great books this week! All looks too good.

    Check out my IMM: Mystifying Paranormal Reviews


  2. I wish my library wasn't so slow when bringing in books! Otherwise I would have gotten my hands on Matched!

    Also, I planning to read Falling Under on Monday-Tuesday. I did read the first chapter today (fell under temptation!) and it really starts off good!

    So we should link up our reviews

  3. I'm surprised to hear you won an ARC from Goodreads. I wasn't aware that anyone ever won those contests! I hope you love Matched!

  4. Congrats on your Goodreads win. I won 2 books within a week of joining back in July and haven't won a thing since lol

  5. Lucky, lucky you! Look at all the lovely books you got this week. Plus, you have an adorable little bunny in your mailbox :)

    I am so looking forward to your reviews of these.

  6. Great reads! Especially Matched and Everlasting.
    My IMM

  7. Welcome to the meme and congrats on your Goodreads giveaway win. I really want to read Matched! I'll watch for your review. Oh and btw your bunny mailbox photo is just way too cute!

  8. You got fabulous books! Matched was one of my favorite reads of the year and Falling Under is on my list, I can't wait to read that one! Congrats to you on winning:) I've heard wonderful things about Vampire Empire as well, can't wait to see what you think!

  9. That's so cool you won Falling Under. That is on my TBR list. I will have to watch for your review of it.
    The cover of Everlasting is pretty. It sounds pretty good too.
    Can't wait to see what you think of Matched. I'm just about to start reading it. So excited!

  10. Nice mailbox week! I did enjoy The Ghost and the Goth, it was a fun read :D Falling Under has a fabulous cover! Enjoy your books :)

  11. I really enjoyed Everlasting. It's one of my favorite YA books that I read this year.

  12. Awesome books! I've got all of them except Vampire Empire on my wishlist.