Sunday, 28 November 2010

In My Mailbox #24 - New Books This Week!

In my Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren in which bloggers share the books they have received each week.

Click on links for Goodreads descriptions.
Galley Grab:

I nearly missed this one on the Galley Grab email last week. Good thing I spotted it as it's one I've been looking forward to reading. Love the boarding school theme!

One month into her junior year, sixteen-year-old Violet McKenna transfers to the Winterhaven School in New York’s Hudson Valley, inexplicably drawn to the boarding school with high hopes. Leaving Atlanta behind, she’s looking forward to a fresh start--a new school, and new classmates who will not know her deepest, darkest secret, the one she’s tried to hide all her life: strange, foreboding visions of the future.

But Winterhaven has secrets of its own, secrets that run far deeper than Violet’s. Everyone there--every student, every teacher--has psychic abilities, 'gifts and talents,' they like to call them. Once the initial shock of discovery wears off, Violet realizes that the school is a safe haven for people like her. Soon, Violet has a new circle of friends, a new life, and maybe even a boyfriend--Aidan Gray, perhaps the smartest, hottest guy at Winterhaven.

Only there’s more to Aidan than meets the eye--much, much more. And once she learns the horrible truth, there’s no turning back from her destiny. Their destiny. Together, Violet and Aidan must face a common enemy--if only they can do so without destroying each other first.

For Review

I guess this means I'm finally going to get a start on the Vampire Academy series. Why did I leave it so long? I don't know! I was offered Last Sacrifice for review too, but I had to pass since I hadn't read the first book yet. Shame on me! 


I don't know much about this one. I read a bunch of good reviews of it last year, and added it to my wishlist. Now that I have a copy, I'm not sure it's quite what I was expecting, but I'll give it a go, anyway. If anyone has read it, I'd love to know what you thought!

New York Times bestselling author Lauren Myracle offers a spine-tingling, unforgettable story of friendship gone very, very wrong. Lauren Myracle brings her keen understanding of teen dynamics to a hypnotic horror story of twisted friendship.

When Bliss’s hippie parents leave the commune and dump her at the home of her aloof grandmother in a tony Atlanta neighborhood, it’s like being set down on an alien planet. The only guide naive Bliss has to her new environment is what she’s seen on The Andy Griffith Show. But Mayberry is poor preparation for Crestview Academy, an elite school where the tensions of the present and the dark secrets of the past threaten to simmer into violence. Openhearted Bliss desperately wants new friends, making her the perfect prey of a troubled girl whose obsession with a long-ago death puts Bliss, and anyone she’s kind to, in mortal danger. Lauren Myracle has taken the ubiquitous friendship novel to a new, dark place.

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  1. haven looks awesome. Just finished vampire academy - it rocked

  2. Fab books this week. Hope you enjoy them! My mailbox is here.
    Come and link reviews of books with a Winter theme on this week's Read My American Review

  3. I haven't started the Vampire Academy books either, although I do have the first two sitting on my bookshelf. I'm planning on reading them for the Off The Shelf challenge next year. Haven and Bliss both look really interesting too.

  4. I would have loved S&S Galley grab but I don't have an ebook reader and its a pain reading on the computer. I will be looking forward to your review of Haven.
    I received Bliss for review last week. I haven't read it but from the reviews I have read , it seems it is a bit scary.
    Happy Reading!

  5. Great books this week! I look forward to your reviews. I haven't heard of Haven, but it sounds good. Also, I can't wait to hear what you think of Vampire Academy. I LOVE this series and cannot wait for the next book. Enjoy all your books!

  6. As much as I love vampires, I still haven't read the vampire academy series yet. One of these days I'll get to them!

    If you'd like to look at my list this week, here's my link:

  7. You're going to love the Vampire Academy series, personally, it's my favourite saga ever ! Happy reading !
    Here's my IMM of this week :

  8. Bliss sounds interesting. I hadn't heard of it before. I can't wait to read Haven, too! Lucky you. I also haven't read Vampire Academy yet either. I want to though!

    Here's my Mailbox

  9. Great you can finally start the Vampire Academy series. I really need to start this one, too. It seems to be very popular right now, with Last Sacrifice coming out and all. Enjoy your books:)

  10. Oh you've got great books this week. I've also recently purchased Vampire Academy and am hoping to get around to it this week. :) Haven sounds like it could be right up my alley too. Hope you enjoy!

  11. Great books this week! I've read the first two books of the Vampire Academy series and they were great so hope you enjoy them. Haven sounds great! Can't wait for your reviews! Enjoy:)


  12. D: How did you get Haven? I got Cyers Cross from the Galley Grab!

    Happy reading!

  13. @Marie - Haven is available in the November Galley Grab newsletter, but it's not pictured. It's under 'more children's e-galleys'.

  14. Oh! I didn't get a newsletter, just my log in info. Do I have to ask for a newsletter? I just signed up so many it takes some time.

  15. @Marie - I didn't ask for the newsletter either, but it arrived a week after I got approved for the Cryer's Cross Galley Grab. I hope you get it too!

    Actually, when you were signing up was there a box to tick to receive newsletters? I can't recall, but that might explain things.


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