blo Teens Read and Write: In Our Mailbox – 4/18

Sunday, April 18, 2010

In Our Mailbox – 4/18

IMM is hosted by The Story Siren

 Thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing as well as Terry Kate from Romance in the Backseat for these great books!

 

The action and romance continue as the Drakes face a new vampire with a 200-year-old grudge. It’s been centuries since Isabeau St. Croix barely survived the French Revolution. Now she’s made her way back to the living and she must face the ultimate test by confronting the evil British lord who left her for dead the day she turned into a vampire. That’s if she can control her affection for Logan Drake, a vampire whose bite is as sweet as the revenge she seeks.
The clans are gathering for Helena’s royal coronation as the next vampire queen, and new alliances are beginning to form now that the old rifts of Lady Natasha’s reign have started to heal. But with a new common enemy, Leander Montmarte—a vicious leader who hopes to force Solange to marry him and usurp the power of the throne for himself—the clans must stand together to preserve the peace he threatens to destroy.

When Emma Vaile’s parents go missing while away on a mysterious business trip, she’s left all alone in her creepy old house. But her brother’s very cute best friend, Bennett Stern—Emma’s knight in J. Crew armor—arrives unexpectedly to whisk her away to New England. There, Emma settles into his family’s museum-like mansion and enrolls at an old-fashioned private school. She quickly finds friends in the popular legacy crowd at Thatcher and spends her free time crushing on Bennett. But the eerie visions she’s been hiding from everyone have gotten worse. Emma has memories of Thatcher that she can’t explain—it’s as if she’s returning home to a place she’s never been. Finally, Emma confides in Bennett and learns she is a ghostkeeper, a person who can communicate with ghosts. Bennett brought Emma to Thatcher to protect her, but now he needs her help tracking an other-worldly murderer.

Hoping to escape the troubles in her kingdom, Princess Poppy reluctantly agrees to take part in a royal exchange program, whereby young princes and princesses travel to each other’s countries in the name of better political alliances—and potential marriages. It’s got the makings of a fairy tale—until a hapless servant named Eleanor is tricked by a vengeful fairy godmother into competing with Poppy for the eligible prince. Ballgowns, cinders, and enchanted glass slippers fly in this romantic and action-packed happily-ever-after quest from an author with a flair for embroidering tales in her own delightful way.

When Carlos Fuentes returns to America after living in Mexico for a year, he doesn’t want any part of the life his older brother, Alex, has laid out for him at a high school in Colorado . Carlos likes living his life on the edge and wants to carve his own path—just like Alex did. Then he meets Kiara Westford. She doesn’t talk much and is completely intimidated by Carlos’ wild ways. As they get to know one another, Carlos assumes Kiara thinks she’s too good for him, and refuses to admit that she might be getting to him. But he soon realizes that being himself is exactly what Kiara needs right now.

As a pastor's kid, it's hard not to buy into the idea of the perfect family, a loving God, and amazing grace. But lately, Sam has a lot of reasons to doubt. Her mother lands in rehab after a DUI, and her father seems more interested in his congregation than his family. When a young girl in her small town goes missing, the local tragedy overlaps with Sam's personal one, and the already worn thread of faith holding her together begins to unravel.

 

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

 

The Drakes are rather different to your usual neighbours. They are vampires and some of the members of the family date back to the twelfth century. One of the children, Solange, is the only born female vampire known and, as such, she poses a direct threat to the vampire queen. Her best friend Lucy is human, and when Solange is kidnapped Lucy and Solange's brother, Nicholas, set out to save her. Lucy soon discovers that she would like to be more than just friends with Nicholas. But how does one go about dating a vampire? Meanwhile, Solange finds an unlikely ally in Kieran, a vampire slayer on the hunt for his father's killer.

 

As you can see, it was a big box! What did you get?

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19 comments:

Trillian said...

Fab haul this week! Hope you enjoy them!
Here's my mailbox

Iffath♥Ahmed said...

Fantastic! You have Blood Feud!! And Rules of Attraction!! :)

YA Vampire Books said...

Awesome bunch! I'm SO jealous of Rules of Attraction & Blood Feud - they're on top of my wishlist!

Kirthi said...

Wow, great mailbox! Deception and Princess of Glass look like real great books!

BookFreak said...

Rules Of Attraction was AMAZING!!!

bookaholic said...

I am so jealous of you!! Such amazing books!! O God!!!

Bianca said...

I am wicked jealous of Rules of Attraction! I want that book.

Emidy said...

Very nice books this week! I personally haven't read any of them, but I'm sure they're all fantastic. Hope you enjoy!

Here's what's IMM.

Tori [Book Faery] said...

Still waiting for my books from the Conference lmao. Great picks :)

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Oooh, princess of glass looks awesome! its been on my to read list for awhile!

Book Monster said...

ooooooooh you got Blood Feud, lucky XD I'll be eager to hear your review. Enjoy your Haul,Happy Reading.

Aye.Me? said...

Awesome books!
I love the cover of Once Was Lost!
:)

Stbn said...

This is the first time I write a comment on your blog. *O* I like it ;) You do a nice job.
Catching Fire is a peeeeerfect book, you'll love it. =D

Sorry if my english is not very good... I'm spanish xD

Byee! =)

Cleverly Inked said...

Rules of Attraction was as good as Perfect Chemistry! Have a fun time reading your massive pile

lunalila said...

Enjoyed Catching Fire this weekend. It's absolutely wonderful!
You've just made me discover some new gems to add to my wishlist :)

rachelhestondavis said...

I have been wanting to read Deception ever since I first heard about it on another blog several weeks ago.

I also want to read Once Was Lost. It's interested to read faith-based novels and see how the faith and the characters are handled.

Rachel Heston Davis
Up and Writing
www.rachelhestondavis.wordpress.com

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

O I love it! Hot week :) I'm curious about Deception.

Chas @ LLL said...

I cant wait to read Blood Feud!!! and Catching Fire is GREAT!!! There are a couple of surprises that I totally did not see coming!!=)

Lily Child said...

You've got some great choices there! I look forward to your review of Catching Fire, Lost, and Rules of Attraction.

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