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In My Mailbox September 19

September 19th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

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I’ve been trying to cut back on accepting book reviews since my pile of TBR books was becoming unmanageable. So no new books this week for review but some good books from other sources.

From various book swaps:

Marked By Passion by Kate Perry


Description from Fantastic Fiction:

Out of the blue one day Gabrielle Sansouci Chin receives an ancient scroll that she discovers she was destined to protect. Her possession only means one thing…her father is dead. Gabe has no idea how she is going to balance her new responsibilities as a Guardian with being a painter by day and a bartender by night. Having just been contracted for her new ‘Enter the Light’ series, Gabe tries to handle it all. But it seems like her luck has run dry when she’s ill-trained to take her proper place as guardian, having a dry spell at painting, and for some reason can’t help but fall for Rhys Llewellyn, the sexy Brit who offers his help in more ways than one…
Spin Control by Niki Burnham
Description from Fantastic Fiction:
Valerie Winslow never thought life in the tiny country of Schwerinborg could be so great.
Dark Hunger by Rita Herron
Description from Fantastic Fiction: Telepath Quinton Valtrez wants nothing from Annabelle Armstrong except her luscious body. One peek into her mind, however, and he knows that that this CNN reporter has uncovered his identity as a government assassin and is determined to expose all of his dark secrets, one by one. He’ll never let that happen, his uncontrollable hunger for her be damned. But when a bomber strikes as they’re both in range, killing hundreds, Annabelle devotes herself entirely to the story. Thrown together by danger and desperate to stop the violence, Quinton and Annabelle uncover that the serial bomber is a supernatural attack, perpetrated by an evil force that exerts mind control over people and turns them into killers. But when the forces of evil unite to overpower them, targeting Annabelle in order to ensnare him, Quinton must face his own destiny as one of the Demonborn and join forces with his brother Vincent (from Insatiable Desire) to save Annabelle and fight the evil threatening to overtake them.
From LibraryThing:
The Blue Enchantress by M.L. Tyndall
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Description from Get swept away in a high-tide of romance and adventure from acclaimed author M. L. Tyndall. Trying to forget about a painful past, Hope Westcott plunges into Charles Towne society trying to find love and acceptance. Captain Nathaniel Mason is determined to build his shipping business and doesn t need a romantic entanglement especially with a woman like Hope. When Hope s adventure-seeking puts her freedom and her life in jeopardy, will Nathaniel turn his back or follow God s voice and sacrifice everything to save her?

Bought from Borders and Costco:

Blue Moon by Alyson Noel


Description from Fantastic Fiction: Eager to learn everything she can about her new abilities as an Immortal, Ever turns to her beloved Damen to show her the way. But just as her powers are increasing, Damen’s are waning.

In an attempt to save him, Ever travels to the magical dimension of Summerland, where she learns the secrets of Damen’s tortured past; a past which he has always kept hidden from her. But in her quest to cure Damen, Ever discovers an ancient text that details the workings of time. Now Ever must chose between turning back the past and saving her family from the accident that claimed their lives – or staying in the present and saving Damen, who grows sicker every day…

Meridian by Amber Kizer


Description from Fantastic Fiction: Half-human, half-angel, Meridian Sozu has a dark responsibility.

Sixteen-year-old Meridian has been surrounded by death ever since she can remember. As a child, insects, mice, and salamanders would burrow into her bedclothes and die. At her elementary school, she was blamed for a classmate’s tragic accident. And on her sixteenth birthday, a car crashes in front of her family home – and Meridian’s body explodes in pain.

Before she can fully recover, Meridian is told that she’s a danger to her family and hustled off to her great-aunt’s house in Revelation, Colorado. It’s there that she learns that she is a Fenestra – the half-angel, half-human link between the living and the dead. But Meridian and her sworn protector and love, Tens, face great danger from the Aternocti, a band of dark forces who capture vulnerable souls on the brink of death and cause chaos.

The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan


Description from Fantastic Fiction: Nick and his brother, Alan, have spent their lives on the run from magic. Their father was murdered, and their mother was driven mad by magicians and the demons who give them power. The magicians are hunting the Ryves family for a charm that Nick’s mother stole — a charm that keeps her alive — and they want it badly enough to kill again.

Danger draws even closer when a brother and sister come to the Ryves family for help. The boy wears a demon’s mark, a sign of death that almost nothing can erase…and when Alan also gets marked by a demon, Nick is des-perate to save him. The only way to do that is to kill one of the magicians they have been hiding from for so long.

Ensnared in a deadly game of cat and mouse, Nick starts to suspect that his brother is telling him lie after lie about their past. As the magicians’ Circle closes in on their family, Nick uncovers the secret that could destroy them all.

Ash by Malinda Lo


Description from Fantastic Fiction: Cinderella retold

In the wake of her father’s death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted.

The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King’s Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash’s capacity for love-and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love.

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20 Responses

  1. ShootingStarsMag

    I neeeeed Meridian and Ash, but The Demon’s Lexicon is AMAZING. I need to post my review. I read it over the summer and for some reason I can’t remember to post it!!!! LOL

  2. Reggie

    These are amazing books! I can’t wait to read ASH! Happy reading! :-)

  3. dsuzuki

    Glad to hear The Demon’s Lexicon is so good! I can’t wait to read these too.

  4. Rebecca

    Great books you got this week. I got Meridian too. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  5. faye

    awesome IMM, i want ash! can’t wait 4 ur review!

    oh and btw umm that team Gale button, i don’t know who the guy is but he is HOT! lol

    happy reading :D

  6. Lauren (I Was A Teenage Book Geek)

    Really great week! I’ve also got Ash and The Demon’s Lexicon in my TBR pile. I’m coveting Meridian though – the reviews I’ve read suggest that’s a must-read.

  7. Trisha

    I LOVED Dark Hunger. This is the second book in the series but you don’t have to read them in order. I didn’t and still really enjoyed the books.
    I really want to read Ash. :)

  8. Sab H.

    Wow! a lot of books!! I got Meridian too! I still need to read Ash & Demon’s Lexicon! Happy reading!

  9. dsuzuki

    Thanks everyone!
    Faye-I know, he’s totally hot!

  10. gautami tripathy

    Blue Moon and Ash truly interest me!

    Musing/Mailbox Mondays

  11. kim

    Those are some tremendous books! I’m dying to read Meridian. I’ve read Demon’s Lexicon and Ash –loved them. Happy reading!

  12. Michelle

    I’ll be interested to hear what you think of Ash :)

  13. Allison

    Awesome books! I love the cover of Ash.

  14. thestorysiren

    oh! lots of great books this week! nice mix too! hope you enjoy them all! happy reading!

  15. Shannon

    I’ve never heard of Marked By Pasion but between the cover & the description I will be getting that one.

  16. dsuzuki

    I came across it on a blog I think and it sounded good.

  17. Stephanie

    I’ve heard some wonderful things about Ash. I’d love to read it.

  18. blodeuedd

    Those look fun, great week for you :D

  19. Kay

    I’m looking forward to your review on The Meridian! I’m still hesitating about reading this one. I read the Demon’s Lexicon and loved it, hopefully you will too!:)

  20. dsuzuki

    I’ve heard good things so hopefully The Meridian is good.

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