Saturday, June 12, 2010

In My Mailbox (21)

In My Mailbox is a meme originally hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren (click for more information) that shares all the new books you've bought, borrowed, received, or traded for the week.

I had another good week! This week has really been my week, I won so many unexpected contests! But they haven't came in yet, so they will be featured on next week's IMM (:

Received/for review:

Manifest by Artist Arthur (ARC)
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

Krystal Bentley is an outsider at her new high school, having just moved to a small Connecticut town. Lately she's been hearing the voice of a teenage boy in her head, and he has become her friend and confidant. The only problem is, he's dead...
 

Ricky Watson was killed a year ago in the alley behind Krystal's new school. The rumor mill is filled with stories of Ricky and his untimely death. Unfortunately, as a ghost, Ricky is unable to investigate his own murder, so Ricky needs Krystal to find the truth and she needs someone to listen. When Krystal befriends Sasha and Jake, both outcasts at her high school, the threesome soon discover that they have more in common than their outsider status. Each has a unique paranormal ability and an unusual birthmark in the shape of an "M." Jake announces that the M must stand for misfits, and so the three form an unusual clique. They soon realize that solving Ricky's murder can help them understand the mystery behind their powers and may reveal whether there are others like them. 

This sounds really good! It's the first book in the Mystyx series. A big thanks goes to Lisa Roe online publicist for sending me this one :D

Burned (House of Night #7) by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

Zoey Redbird is the youngest High Priestess in House of Night history and is the only person – vamp or fledgling – that can stop the evil Neferet from raising all kinds of immortal trouble. And she might just have a chance if she wasn’t so busy being dead.

Well, dead is too strong a word. Stevie Rae knows she can bring her BFF back from her unscheduled va-cay in the Otherworld. But it’s going to take a lot more than hoping to bring Zoey back. Stevie Rae will have to give up a few secrets of her own . . .  


I haven't caught up with this series yet, but I'll definitely be getting to this one when I do. Thanks to zeitghostmedia for mailing this one in! 

Library/for review:

The Summoning (Darkest Powers #1) by Kelley Armstrong
Summary: (taken from Goodreads) 

After years of frequent moves following her mother’s death, Chloe Saunders’s life is finally settling down. She is attending art school, pursuing her dreams of becoming a director, making friends, meeting boys. Her biggest concern is that she’s not developing as fast as her friends are. But when puberty does hit, it brings more than hormone surges. Chloe starts seeing ghosts–everywhere, demanding her attention. After she suffers a breakdown, her devoted aunt Lauren gets her into a highly recommended group home.

At first, Lyle House seems a pretty okay place, except for Chloe’s small problem of fearing she might be facing a lifetime of mental illness. But as she gradually gets to know the other kids at the home–charming Simon and his ominous, unsmiling brother Derek, obnoxious Tori, and Rae, who has a “thing” for fire–Chloe begins to realize that there is something that binds them all together, and it isn’t your usual “problem kid” behaviour. And together they discover that Lyle House is not your usual group home either…


This isn't my typical read, but it sounds sooo good. And I read two amazing reviews by Jami from YA Addict and Michelle from Michelle's Bookshelf that gave me the final push to finally start this series. I have a feeling I should of checked out the other two books as well...

So that's it for this week. I'm going to review and have a giveaway for Sea Change on Monday( aka my very first giveaway), so be sure to tune in then :D 

What's in your mailbox? 

25 comments:

Grain de Beaute said...

I can't wait to read your review of The Summoning. I have that book on my TBR list but haven't had the chance to read it.

Happy reading! Here's my In My Mailbox post for this week.

katie said...

Great books this week. I loved The Summoning and the other two are ones that I want to read. I can't wait for your reviews. Enjoy!

Bere said...

You got some fantastic books this week Sara! I've been wanting to read the House of Night series for the longest but haven't gotten to them. I also want to read The Summoning, I too have heard great things on it! Happy reading Sara. I will be looking out for your reviews! =)

Faye said...

awesome books this week. i got Manifest & Burned 2! i still have 2 read the summoning. Happy reading!

Dazzling Mage said...

Ooh, great books this week. I also have The Summoning on my shelf, and yes, it's begging to be read soon.

Anyway, happy reading. =)

kirstylouise1984 said...

i'm really getting into house at night. I really enjoyed the second one but wait until the third one - that's when it all kicked off

Serpentine Librarian said...

The Darkest Powers series is a great series. I wasn't sure when I started the first book, but halfway through I was hooked! Manifest sounds really good too. Have a great week :-)

The Book Hour said...

Lots of supernatural here! I haven't read about Manifest anywhere else, it looks good though! Enjoy! xx

Kate at Read This Book! said...

Fabulous books! Word of caution, you probably will want to buy The Awakening as well because, trust me, after The Summoning, you WILL want to read the next book. The series is very addictive! Kelley Armstrong is one talented lady!

Happy reading.

Cleverly Inked said...

I can't get into Burned yet. Great week

Kay (Dead Book Darling) said...

The Summoning is amazing. Seriously amazing - guaranteed good read! I hope you love it!

Enjoy!

Sarah said...

First time to your site and I love the orange theme layout!

Great books this week. :D

the story siren said...

what fine books this week! i hope you enjoy them all! happy reading!

BrittLit said...

Manifest sounds so great. Happy Reading!

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Awesome books! Yay, I can't wait to share thoughts. And I gave away my copy of The Summoning last year, but I remember it to be pretty good. Happy reading! :D

(I'll definitely checking back for Sea Change because I've heard it's amazing, but I've yet to read it. Can't wait!)

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Christina T said...

Manifest sounds good. I have it too but haven't read it yet. I really need to get around to reading The Darkest Powers series too. I look forward to hearing what you think!

I will definitely check back for your review of Sea Change. I have it on my TBR list.

Keitra said...

I love the cover for these books. They all look good!

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Book Sake said...

I got Burned this week too, can't wait to get it it. I think you'll like The Darkest Powers trilogy a lot.

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Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

I got Manifest too - Hope it's good! I think you'll like the Summoning. Have fun!

Emidy said...

Wow, intense books! I'm not famIliar with any of them, though. Enjoy!

brandileigh2003 said...

Looks like a great week: I really liked the Darkest Powers series! Happy Reading! Check out my IMMB if you want here

geekyreads said...

Manifest sounds really good.

Michelle said...

I really think you'll love The Summoning. It wasn't my typical read either yet I feel in love with it. I can't wait to see what you think in your review! :D