The weekly In My Mailbox post is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It is fun to see what everyone else gets in their mailboxes, shopping bags, and library visits. Click on the link to The Story Siren's site to see the rules and join in the fun.
I guarantee that your TBR pile will grow when you see all the cool books everyone gets. You will discover lots of wonderful blogs and lots of books that you won't be able to live without.
I managed to limit myself to just three new books this week.
The Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore was recommended on one of the blogs I read. I just wish I could remember which one to give credit to the recommender. This one came out in the fall of 2009 and I missed it. Here is the blurb:
Can love last beyond the grave?
Sylvie Davis is a ballerina who can’t dance. A broken leg ended her career, but Sylvie’s pain runs deeper. What broke her heart was her father’s death, and what’s breaking her spirit is her mother’s remarriage—a union that’s only driven an even deeper wedge into their already tenuous relationship.
Uprooting her from her Manhattan apartment and shipping her to Alabama is her mother’s solution for Sylvie’s unhappiness. Her father’s cousin is restoring a family home in a town rich with her family’s history. And that’s where things start to get shady. As it turns out, her family has a lot more history than Sylvie ever knew. More unnerving, though, are the two guys that she can’t stop thinking about. Shawn Maddox, the resident golden boy, seems to be perfect in every way. But Rhys—a handsome, mysterious foreign guest of her cousin’s—has a hold on her that she doesn’t quite understand.
Then she starts seeing things. Sylvie’s lost nearly everything—is she starting to lose her mind as well?
I also got the new anthology Kiss Me Deadly: 13 Tales of Paranormal Love edited by Tricia Telep because the table of contents reads like a who's who of YA paranormal literature. I am not a big fan of anthologies because I prefer longer stories. But anthologies are a good way to sample the style of authors you don't know and to get more details about characters you do know.
Jealousy by Lili St. Crow is the 3rd book in the Strange Angels series. I have been following along and want to know what is next for Dru.
It’s a good thing Dru Anderson is fast. Because the sucker chasing her isn’t slowing down—and he won’t rest until he has tasted her blood and silenced her heart . . .That is my mailbox this week. What was in yours?
Dru’s best friend, Graves, and her strange and handsome savior, Christophe, are ready to help her take on the ultimate evil. But will their battle for Dru’s heart get in the way of her survival?