Saturday, October 29, 2011

In My Mailbox #3

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme to share what we bought, checked out, swapped, or won. IMM is hosted by The Story Siren . I decided to add the synopsis of the books

For review

Moa (Moa Book Series) by Tricia Stewart Shiu

Publication date: October 6th 2011 by Human Being Publishing

Hillary Hause is not a witch. But, everyone in her conservative small town thinks so. When she is given a trip to Hawaii for graduation, this energetic eighteen-year-old anticipates adventure but gets more than she bargained for when Moa, an ancient Hawaiian spirit, pays her an unexpected visit.

With the help of her older sister, Molly and her seven-year-old niece, Heidi, Hillary embarks on a journey in which she not only saves herself, her family and Moa, but also the Hawaiian Islands. In the end, she learns to accept herself and her spiritual gifts warts and all.

 The Deepest Cut (MacKinnon Curse #1) by J.A. Templeton

Publication date: October 1st 2011 by Julia Templeton

 Sixteen-year-old Riley Williams has been able to see ghosts since the car crash that took her mother’s life and shattered her family. Guilt-ridden over the belief that she’s somehow responsible for her mom’s death, Riley is desperate to see her mother’s elusive spirit to gain her forgiveness. 

When her father moves the family to Scotland so they can all start over, Riley believes her life couldn’t get worse––that is until the ghost of nineteen-year-old Ian MacKinnon catches her purposely cutting herself. An uneasy truce quickly turns into friendship, and soon Riley’s falling hard for Ian. 

Riley believes her gift could help Ian end the curse that has kept him tied to the land for centuries, but that would mean letting him go forever and she’s not sure she is strong enough to do that. As if her life wasn’t complicated enough, the spirit of the woman who killed Ian returns and she’ll stop at nothing to keep Riley from helping Ian find eternal peace

Fractured Light by Rachel McClellan

Publication date: February 8th 2012 by Sweetwater Books

I'm dying, I thought. This was unexpected and not at all how I envisioned my death. I was supposed to die gardening in a flowerbed as a hundred-year-old woman, not as a seventeen-year-old trapped in a lake beneath inches of ice. 

Llona Reese is used to living on the run. After the Vykens killed her parents, she knew they would eventually come for her too. She can't take any chances. But when she starts to make friends for the first time in her life, she gets careless and lets her guard down. Big mistake. 

As an Aura, Llona has the ability to manipulate light and harness its energy. This is the power the Vykens are after. This is what the Guardians are trained to protect. Christian has been waiting his whole life for the opportunity to fulfill his destiny as a Guardian, but Llona has other plans for him. Going against everything that she's been taught and defying the Auran Council, Llona convinces Christian to teach her how to use her power as a weapon. It may be her only hope of survival. 

Rachel McClellan delivers a truly mesmerizing story that will keep you turning pages to the very end.


 Raven(The Violet Jewel #1) by Nuayma Jeggels

Publication date:  July 13th 2011

A girl, a coma, a Plague, and an empty grave. 

When Shardaie wakes up, she doesn’t know who she is, why she can’t understand emotions, why she has been unconscious for nearly nine of her thirteen years, or why the dead just won’t stay dead. The only clue to her past is a locket, but the Plague, which finally stretches its unnatural hand to her village, forces her to leave and to learn to protect herself. But everything has a cost: the protection against the undead reveals a secret that Shardaie and her classmates just don’t want to accept, and at the end, Shardaie realises that some secrets shouldn’t be revealed. Secrets have the power to destroy, and the power to change her view on humanity for ever. 

Keeper of the Way (Aftermath Cleaners #1) by Shirin Dubbin

Publication date: September 13th 2011 by Fan Fatale

One man is a harbinger. The other a bad boy. She seeks to save their race. Too bad she has to die. 

Aftermath cleaner, NiaMora, is destined to die--tonight. Severin, a harbinger of death, has already arrived to bear witness. But he'll defy his duty. He won't stand by and watch, not when NiaMora may be the Fae's last hope of survival. 

Zan Wynn cares nothing for Severin's heroic delusions. The Fae-tech mogul has "spies" on NiaMora and her aftermath cleaner team. He wants her for reasons of his own and as the quintessential bad boy--some might say bad guy--he can't be bothered to play fair. 

Oblivious to her doom, NiaMora focuses on the missing Way, the very essence of the Fae and the reason they are trapped in the mortal world. There's also the small matter of remaining single when she can't deny Severin's power over her or Zan Wynn's hypnotic pull. One man is her fate, the other the prelude to her destruction

Chaos Tryst by Shirin Dubbin

Publication date:  October 3rd 2011 by Carina Press

A chaos magic Goldilocks and a Russian bear-shifter team-up for a rollicking fairytale retelling--and maybe a little romance. 
Ariana Golde may be known for breaking and entering but she's no thief, she’ s a returner. She retrieves stolen objects and gives them back to their rightful owners. Her latest job: retrieving a statue from the Medveds. But Ari is having an off night, and she's caught red-handed by the three brothers, who don't just get mad—they turn into bears.
Maksim Medved is outraged — the statue belongs to his parents. But Ari's returner magick doesn't lie: the heirloom has a new rightful owner. Ari is drawn to the surly, handsome Maks — maybe because he possesses the same chaos magick she does. But while Ariana enjoys a touch of chaos, Maks hates its destructive power.
When Ari and Maks team up to find her mystery client, their chaos magicks ignite even faster than their attraction. Can Maks learn to love a little chaos, or will the havoc they cause among the faebled creatures drive him away for good?

So that's what i got this week. What did you get?


  1. Raven sound really cool. I'll have to check in to that one. Click here to see my IMM post.

  2. The Deepest Cut looks like my kind of read. You won some great books this week too. Congrats and happy reading.

  3. The Deepest Cut looks so good! Hope you enjoy your goodies this week. :)

    Happy reading!

  4. Ooh, some great stuff! Fractured Light looks really good! I got it from netgalley last week!

    I haven't posted my IMM yet! -.- I didn't actually get a whole lot this week, so I might combine it next week!

    Liza @ Book Crook Liza

  5. The deepest cut sounds wonderful!
    Awesome haul!
    MY IMM:
    Hope you're having an excellent weekend!
    -Wendy from A Cupcake and a Latte: YA Reviews

  6. Oh, I agree with Wendy, The Deepest Cut looks like it would be really interesting! I'll have to look into that one myself :)

    You got a lot of books this week, I hope you enjoy all of them!

    Brenna from Esther's Ever After

  7. Ya know, I haven't heard of any of these books, but they all sound really interesting. You must let me know how they are! Happy Reading!

  8. I've actually never heard of any of these before, but they sound really good. Happy reading!

    My IMM if you’d like to stop by:

  9. Oh The Deepest Cut sounds awesome! I love the cover as well!

    Xpresso Reads

  10. I got the Deepest Cut recently and I'm very excited to read it! Sounds like an a great story!

  11. Awesome books! I haven't really heard much from these, but they look great.


    -Marybeth P.

  12. These don't look like the happiest books in the world, but I bet they will be good. Looks like you need to get to reading and reviewing.

  13. Thanks for stopping by my IMM:) The deepest cut sounds good and Moa sounds fun! I hope you enjoy them all.

  14. Enjoy your reads and thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm not familiar with the books you got this week but looking forward to your reviews.



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