Sunday, October 23, 2011

In My YA Mailbox (Oct. 23, 2011)

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 wonderful books everyone gets. You will discover lots of great blogs and lots of books that you won't be able to live without.

I got four books in my mailbox this week. Two for my Kindle and two print titles.
First, for my Kindle, I chose My Lunatic Life by Sharon Sala. It was free for the Kindle his week. I know Sala as an author of adult romances and was eager to try her young adult title. Here is the product description:
She plays for Team Spirit.

High school senior Tara Luna's got all the usual teen problems: a new school, her attraction to a hunky guy, feuds with the Mean Girls, being regarded as an oddball outsider-PLUS she has psychic powers, a duo of protective, meddlesome ghosts AND an angry, threatening teen girl ghost who wants Tara to solve her murder-or else.

Now you know why she calls this "my lunatic life."
My copy of Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl also arrived this week. I have really liked this series and am eager to see what happens next. Here is the product description:
Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home, strange and impossible have taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena's Claiming. Even Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals is affected - and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire. As time passes, one question becomes clear: What - or who - will need to be sacrificed to save Gatlin?

For Ethan, the chaos is a frightening but welcome distraction. He's being haunted in his dreams again, but this time it isn't by Lena - and whatever is haunting him is following him out of his dreams and into his everyday life. Even worse, Ethan is gradually losing pieces of himself - forgetting names, phone numbers, even memories. He doesn't know why, and most days he's too afraid to ask.

Sometimes there isn't just one answer or one choice. Sometimes there's no going back. And this time there won't be a happy ending.
I also got Seizure by Kathy Reichs which is the sequel to Virals. I liked the first book, thought it was great for middle graders, and want to know what happens next. Here is the product description:
The second novel in the Virals trilogy from #1 bestselling author and inspiration for the TV series Bones - Kathy Reichs!

Ever since Tory Brennan and her friends rescued Cooper, a kidnapped wolf pup with a rare strain of canine parvovirus, they've turned from regular kids into a crime-solving pack! But now the very place that brought them together - the Loggerhead Island Research Institute - is out of funding and will have to shut down. That is, unless the Virals can figure out a way to save it!

So when Tory learns of an old Charleston legend about a famous she-pirate, Anne Bonney, whose fortune was never found, she can't believe her luck - buried treasure is exactly what she needs to save the Institute on Loggerhead! Trouble is, she and her friends aren't the only ones looking for it. And this time, the Virals' special powers may not be enough to dig them out of trouble . . .
Finally, I got Bleeding Hearts by Alyxandra Harvey for my Kindle this week. I was surprised that it was available now. I was reconciled with having to wait until next summer for the next book in the Drake Chronicles. I will still have to wait until Christmas time for the print book though. Here is the product description:
Lucy's cousin Christabel has come to live in Violet Hill, and adjusting to the difference between life in a small mountain town and her home in the city is difficult. The strict curfew that Lucy's parents enforce is hard to respect. Surely something really dangerous couldn't possibly happen in this tiny town.

But Christabel starts to notice some mysterious happenings, and it seems like Lucy, her boyfriend Nicholas and his brother Connor are all in on a secret that Christabel doesn't understand - one that seems deadly serious. Although she won't admit it, Christabel would love to be in on any secret with Connor Drake. When Christabel is kidnapped by the ruthless Hel-Blar vampires, Lucy and Connor finally fill her in on all the undead drama. Together, they must find a way to stamp out the Hel-Blar for good.
That is what I got in my mailbox and for my Kindle this week. What did you get?


  1. I've got Beautiful Chaos on my wishlist, so very eager to read it. Lovely mailbox, hope you have enjoyable week!

  2. I totally forgot about Beautiful Chaos. I really enjoy that series. I also want to read Bleeding Hearts. I got My Lunatic Life this week too. I don't know when I will have time to read it. I have so many unread books on my Kindle that I forget about. I almost checked out The Hangman's Daughter from the library this week and then remembered that I'd bought it for my Kindle when it was a daily deal. Oh, well. :) I hope you enjoy your books!

  3. OOh nice! Haven't read any of these. Hope you enjoy them all!

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  4. I really want to read Virals....
    Happy Reading!
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  5. I went out and grabbed Beautiful Chaos even though I haven't read the first two in the series. I couldn't help it because I heard they were really good. Awesome haul this week! I hope you enjoy them all.

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  6. Bleeding Hearts looks really good. I haven't read the Beautiful Chaos series set, but I won the first two, so I will probably be starting it soon.


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