Saturday, November 5, 2011

In My Mailbox #4

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

On a Dark Wing by Jordan Dane
Publication date: : December 27th 2011 by Harlequin Teen

"The choices I had made led to the moment when fate took over. I would learn a lesson I wasn’t prepared for. 
And Death would be my willing teacher." 

Five years ago Abbey Chandler cheated Death. She survived a horrific car accident, but her lucky break came at the expense of her mother’s life and changed everything. After she crossed paths with Death—by taking the hand of an ethereal boy made of clouds and sky—she would never be normal again. 

Now she’s the target of Death’s Ravens and an innocent boy’s life is on the line. When Nate Holden—Abbey’s secret crush—starts to climb Alaska’s Denali, the Angel of Death is with him because of her. 

Abbey finds out the hard way that Death never forgets[ if you've noticed i'm on the booktour. my stop is december 24]

Witch Hunt by Nick Chivers
Publication date: October 31st 2011 by Dreamspinner Press
Mike thought he could escape his past. He renounced his crown as High Mage of The Council, had the Bands of Binding placed on him, and tried to start over as a normal human. 

It didn’t work. And now a part of that past wants him dead, and Mike is running for his life. 

With his best friend, Andrew, and Andrew’s soulbound partner along for the ride, Mike can’t help but feel lonely until he meets Rick, an all-around gorgeous man who might just be the wrong guy—again—especially since Mike can’t shake an ex-lover who’s hoping for a second chance. It’s a lot to deal with as demonic forces pursue him from Mongolia to Brazil, but Mike has to make it to the safety of The Council if he doesn’t want to be the prize trophy at the end of this witch hunt

Ashfall (Ashfall #1) by Mike Mullin
Publication date :  October 11th 2011 by Tanglewood Press

Under the bubbling hot springs and geysers of Yellowstone National Park is a supervolcano. Most people don't know it's there. The caldera is so large that it can only be seen from a plane or satellite. It just could be overdue for an eruption, which would change the landscape and climate of our planet.
Ashfall is the story of Alex, a teenage boy left alone for the weekend while his parents visit relatives. When the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts unexpectedly, Alex is determined to reach his parents. He must travel over a hundred miles in a landscape transformed by a foot of ash and the destruction of every modern convenience that he has ever known, and through a new world in which disaster has brought out both the best and worst in people desperate for food, water, and warmth. With a combination of nonstop action, a little romance, and very real science, this is a story that is difficult to stop reading and even more difficult to forget.


A Beautiful Dark (A Beautiful Dark #1) by Jocelyn Davies
Publication date:  September 27th 2011 by Harper Collins, Inc.

Skye never questioned the story of her life. Her Aunt Jo adopted her after the death of her parents when she was just a child, and together they flip through memories the way some people flip through photo albums. 

She never questioned if the stories were true. 

Until the night of her 17th birthday, when the arrival of two strangers intrudes on her cozy life. Polar opposites, like fire and ice, Asher is dark and wild, while Devin is fair, cold, and aloof. Skye has no idea what they want—only that their presence coincides with the beginning of some shockingly strange events. Events that Skye, if she dares to think it, might be responsible for causing. 

High up in the mountains of Boulder, Colorado, Skye finds herself caught in the middle of an ancient battle, one that began untold millennia ago. Torn between unpredictable Asher, whom she loves, and the infuriating Devin, who she can’t stay away from, her fate is murky as a starless night. And as the secrets of her true identity are revealed, Skye realizes that her destiny may reside in the Heavens—or somewhere darker.

Fate Fixed (Erris Coven #1) by Bonnie Erina Wheeler
Publication date: July 21st 2011 by CreateSpace

When Lexie Anderson’s mother suddenly announces she is marrying a Romanian immigrant, Lexie willingly leaves behind her busy life in Connecticut for her penance in “The Moose Capital of the World.” Small town living is strange enough, now Lexie must cope with her overbearing stepfamily monitoring her every move. They disappear into the woods at night and keep a strange secret locked in their shed. Her once calm mother is now having violent outbursts and Lexie’s little sister is hearing sinister sounds coming from the forest behind their new home. 

Lexie’s biggest surprise comes when she discovers the boy she has been dreaming about since her accident is living in Maine. Despite Torin’s questionable reputation, Lexie cannot resist the physical and emotional attraction pulsating between them. 

Animals and people in town are turning up dead and Lexie learns the strange new world she lives in has real life monsters. Just when she decides she wants to be with Torin forever, she must fight to protect her mother and sister from being harmed a formidable evil.

Watched by Cindy M. Hogan
Publication date: April 28th 2011 by Createspace

It takes more than a school trip to Washington, D.C. to change fifteen-year-old Christy's life. It takes murder. 
A witness to the brutal slaying of a Senator's aide, Christy finds herself watched not only by the killers and the FBI, but also by two hot boys. 
She discovers that if she can't help the FBI, who want to protect her, it will cost her and her new friends their lives

Stolen (Requiem for Humanity) by Catherine Stovall
Publication date:  September 5th 2011 by Untreed Reads

Jenda and Soborgne are best friends and everything they do, they do together. Unfortunately, this time the girls may be joined at the hip in a far more horrible way: by death.

The girls are kidnapped and held captive by Belle and Matteo, two vampires with a plan. Belle, a sociopath in life and death, is searching for an heir to her reign as the only vampire to hold the secret to surviving the sun. Matteo is a lost soul who would give anything to be loved and to see the light of day. As the four characters’ worlds collide, blood is spilled, lives are lost, and rules are broken. 

Disappointment in love and life bring out the worst in humans but, with vampires, it leads to a chilling tale of romance and terror.

The Shoemaker's Son (A Head For Assassination) by Gayle Ramage
Publication date: October 12th 2011 by Smashwords

When Brogan O'Malley encounters a strange and enigmatic woman on the streets of 19th century Edinburgh, he thinks little of it. Over the next twenty years, he meets her again, and each time the woman appears not to have aged a day. Now, at their last meeting, Brogan is alone and penniless, and it is only then that he discovers a secret that will change his life forever. 

Wandering Stars by Marlon Pierre-Antoine
Publication date: 1st 2011 by World Castle Publishing

Alice Valdez is a normal seventeen year old girl living a mundane post high school life that consists of work, sleep, hanging out, and more work - but it all changes when a chance encounter on the beach one night leads to a series of haunting dreams that bring her face to face with the most ancient evil the Universe has ever known. 

What do you do when the man you care for is none other than the Devil himself? Wandering Stars follows one girl's journey into the arms of darkness and into Hell itself - all in the name of love.


Duizend Schitterende Zonnen/A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Publication date:  May 2007 by De Bezige Bij

De ongeschoolde Mariam is vijftien jaar wanneer ze wordt uitgehuwelijkt aan de dertig jaar oudere schoenverkopen Rasheed in Kabul. Jaren later moet zij de beeldschone en slimme Laila naast zich dulden, die door Rasheed na een raketaanval uit het puin is gered. Rasheed neemt Laila in huis in de hoop dat zij hem de zoon zal schenken die Mariam hem niet kan geven. In eerste instantie overheersen tussen de twee vrouwen gevoelens van achterdocht en jaloezie, maar door de tirannieke houding van Rasheed ontstaat er langzamerhand een innige vriendschap. Samen zetten Mariam en Laila alles op alles om te overleven in de eindeloze oorlog van Afghanistan, die voor hen ook binnenshuis woedt.[dutch]

A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s last thirty years—from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to the post-Taliban rebuilding—that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives—the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness—are inextricable from the history playing out around them. 

Propelled by the same storytelling instinct that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once a remarkable chronicle of three decades of Afghan history and a deeply moving account of family and friendship. It is a striking, heart-wrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love—a stunning accomplishment.
[ borrowed it from the school library ]

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


  1. Some good looking books this week! Hope you enjoy them all! I've always wondered about Jordan Dane's first book...this one looks even better! Going to have to check it out. :)

    Thanks for stopping by mine!

  2. Nice! I got On A dark Wing too last week!

  3. I'm on the tour for Dark Wing as well! :) Hope you like Ashfall I thought it was fantastic!

    Xpresso Reads

  4. ON A DARK WING looks awesome. And you've got quite a haul there. Enjoy it!

    -Marybeth P.

  5. On a Dark Wing, eeeeeee! Great books, hope you enjoy them :)

    Vicky @ Books, Biscuits & Tea

  6. Dark Wing sounds good. I loved Ashfall it was epic! A Beautiful Dark was great too. I hope you enjoy all your books:)

  7. A Beautiful Dark looks really good! And I too have Ashfall to pick up. Can't wait! On A Dark Wing has also started to capture my interest now after jumping through so many IMMs. ;o Definitely looks like a great IMM!

    Thanks for stopping by Kindle Fever!

  8. You got lots of goodies! I really want to read Ashfall! It sounds fantastic! Enjoy your new books.

  9. omg, I SO want Ashfall! Great IMM hun! (:

    Haley @ Ya-Aholic

    My IMM:

  10. Great haul! I loved Ashfall, it was really good. Heads up for everyone who commented they want to read it, it is available on NetGalley for immediate download :) It's worth it!

    Happy Reading!

  11. On a Dark Wing and Ashfall sounds great!
    Happy reading!
    My IMM

  12. Wow that's a lot of great books! Great haul this week. I loved A Beautiful Dark, my review just went up actually @ if you want to check it out. I'm waiting for On a Dark Wing. Ashfall is on my list to get. =)

  13. I really really want to read ashfall! Awesome books hun! I can't wait to read your thoughts!

  14. On a Dark Wing sounds soooo good. :) I will definitely be checking it out. Enjoy your reading!

  15. a beautiful dark!! can't wait to read this book. I just started reading on a dark wing :D its funny so far :)

    - juhina



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