Sunday, December 19, 2010

In My Mailbox #3


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. 

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

Now the law has finally caught up with Rose- for a crime she didn’t even commit. She’s in prison for the highest offense imaginable: the assassination of a monarch. She’ll need help from both Dimitri and Adrian to find the one living person who can stall her execution and force the Moroi elite to acknowledge a shocking new candidate for the royal throne: Vasilisa Dragomir. But the clock on Rose’s life is running out. Rose knows in her heart the world of the dead wants her back… and this time she is truly out of second chances. The big question is, when your life is about saving others, who will save you?


“I’ve left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”

So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the New York Times bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?  

 Things in Delilah Hannaford's life have a tendency to fall apart.She used to be a good student, but she can't seem to keep it together anymore. Her "boyfriend" isn't much of a boyfriend. And her mother refuses to discuss the fight that divided their family eight years ago. Falling apart, it seems, is a Hannaford tradition.

Over a summer of new friendships, unexpected romance, and moments that test the complex bonds between mothers and daughters, Delilah must face her family's painful past. Can even her most shattered relationships be pieced together again?

Received from Author for Review:

What would you do if the love of your life was murdered by a deranged killer? Would you become a vigilante and seek retribution and would this revenge affect those you care for in the afterlife? 
Through the lives of a demon, two Angels, and a mysterious teenage girl, a plethora of politically and socially relevant issues ranging from the roots of genocide and sex trafficking to child conscription and religious fundamentalism are addressed in this fantasy thriller. Life as well as the afterlife converge in this novel to explain certain peculiarities of the human condition.


  1. Awesome books this week, Laura! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Logic of Demons! I really liked it, but it's super dark :)

  2. Someday I will read Dash and Lily's Book of Dares. I've heard such great things about it. I'll be looking forward to reading your review.

  3. You got some great books from the library, and I haven't read any of them yet (but I will someday lol).

    I haven't heard of Logic of Demons but the description sounds pretty interesting. I can't wait to see what you think of it.

  4. I have not read The Vampire Academy books. They are so popular! I really need to do so. That's cool your library had the last book and Dash & Lily. Enjoy your books :)

  5. Yay for Last Sacrifice! I just adore the Vamp Academy series, I can't wait to see what you think of this last one:) I recently finished Logic of Demons as well, I'll be interested to read your thoughts on that one too!

  6. Dash and Lily is such a great book! I'm really sure you'll love it :D

    Oh and yes, you have to pick up The Book Thief soon, because you are missing out on a lot! I just realized that myself when I saw other people raving about that book and I haven't read it yet. It's really good.

    And about Wintergirls, I'm almost done with it, expect a review within this week. :D

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, really appreciate it :D

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