Saturday, May 16, 2009

In My Mailbox (6)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren. On it, we will post the books we have gotten this week from the library, the bookstore, the mail, a friend that leant it to us, and any other ways that we manage to get a book from. Hopefully it will introduce you to some books that might interest you. We love hearing what you think!

And Then Everything Unraveled by Jennifer Sturman
From: The mail, ARC

Delia Truesdale has no idea her life's about to change forever. She's too busy enjoying the California summer. Her internet tycoon mother, T.K. Truesdale, is out of town, and that means Delia can spend all her time at the beach, surfing. That is, until everything unravels.

Her mother suddenly goes missing, and everyone thinks she's dead - excpet Delia, who knows T.K.'s way too organized to simply disappear. But Delia's still sent to New York to live with her two aunts - a downtown bohemian and an uptown ice queen.

And in case that's not bad enough, she also has to deal with a snooty new school and trying not to fall for the wrong guy. Oh, and finding her mother.

As she delves deeper into the tangle of conspiracies and lies surrounding T.K.'s disappearance, Delia begins to suspect that the wrong guy may be the right guy...and that some secrets - especially the dangerous ones - were never meant to be unraveled.

War of the Witches by Maite Carranza
From: The library (Not so sure if I'm going to read this one. Should I?)

Outsider Anaíd leads a solitary life in a small village in the Pyrenees with her mother Selene. She does not suspect there is anything particularly strange about her family, aside from her mother’s personal eccentricities . . . until one day Selene disappears without a trace and Anaíd is confronted with a shocking truth, her mother is a witch, prophesied to be the chosen one to end an ancient war between two feuding clans.

Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz
From: The library

Within New York City’s most elite families, there lurks a secret society of celebrated Americans whose ancestors sailed on the Mayflower. They are the powerful and the wealthy—and in fact, they are not human. They are the Blue Bloods, an ancient group of vampires.

Schuyler Van Alen has never fit in at Duchesne, her prestigious New York City private school. She prefers baggy, vintage clothes instead of the Prada and pearls worn by her classmates, and she lives with her reclusive grandmother in a dilapidated mansion. Schuyler is a loner—and happy that way.
But when she turns fifteen, Schuyler’s life changes dramatically. She has a mosaic of blue veins on her arms, and craves raw meat. The death of a popular girl from Duchesne is surrounded by a mystery that haunts her. And strangest off all, Jack Force, the most popular boy in school, is showing a sudden interest in her.
Schuyler wants to find out the secrets the Blue Bloods are keeping. But is she herself in danger?

Lily Dale: Awakening by Wendy Corsi Staub
From: The library

Calla thought that her boyfriend breaking up with her in a text message was the worst thing that could ever happen to her. But just two weeks later, her mother died in a freak accident, and life as she knew it was completely over. With her father heading to California for a new job, they decide that Calla should spend a few weeks with the grandmother she barely knows while he gets them set up.

To Calla’s shock, her mother’s hometown of Lily Dale is a town full of psychics—including her grandmother. Suddenly, the fact that her mother never talked about her past takes on more mysterious overtones. The longer she stays in town, the stranger things become, as Calla starts to experience unusual and unsettling events that lead her to wonder whether she has inherited her grandmother’s unique gift. Is it this gift that is making her suspect that her mother’s death was more than an accident, or is it just an overactive imagination? Staying in Lily Dale is the only way to uncover the truth. But will Calla be able to deal with what she learns about her mother's past and her own future?


Impossible by Nancy Werlin

From: A friend. (I have already read and reviewed this. Click here to see the review.)

Lucy Scarborough is seventeen when she discovers that the women of her family have been cursed through the generations, forced to attempt three seemingly impossible tasks or to fall into madness upon their child's birth. How can Lucy succeed when all of her ancestors have tried and failed? But Lucy is the first girl who won't be alone as she tackles the list. She has her fiercely protective foster parents beside her. And she has Zach, whose strength amazes her more each day. Do they have enough love and resolve to overcome an age-old evil?
Inspired by the ballad "Scarborough Faire", this spellbinding novel combines suspense, fantasy, and romance for an intensely page-turning and masterfully original tale.


  1. Awesome books, I love the Blue Bloods series. Enjoy.

  2. And Then Everything Unraveled sounds like a good read!

  3. I love the cover for And Then Everything Unraveled. Blue Bloods was pretty good. Happy reading!

  4. Looks like a good week. Happy reading.

  5. You got some great books! Happy Reading!

  6. And then everything unraveled sounds awesome!!

  7. Impossible looks like a really cool read! I'll have to check out your review.

  8. Nice haul you have there! Looking forward to your reviews.

  9. Great book week! War of the Witches was good... not fantastic, but still good. I think I liked the cover more than the book! Happy Reading!

  10. I'm reading Blue Bloods right now actually, and I just loved Impossible. Happy reading!

  11. Hiya! You both had some great books this week. I really want to read the blue bloods series, it is in my TBR pile but it keeps getting buried by others :)

  12. Hey great books! I love love LOVE the Blue Bloods series

  13. I have War of the Witches too, but I wasn't sure about it. I'll look for your review in case you do read it!


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