Sunday, February 14, 2010

In My Mailbox (17)

**Thanks to The Story Siren for hosting IMM**

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme that spotlights the new books you received for review, swapped, or bought!  Here are the books I got this week!

For Review:

Written by Estevan Vega
Available now
Published by Tate Publishing
"Arson Gable feels like a freak. He can create fire. He never asked for it. He never wanted it. But he can't shut it off.

Before now, three things were true: he both loved and despised his grandmother; his life was going nowhere; and he was alone. But when a strange girl—who feels more normal behind a mask than inside her own skin—moves in next door, Arson hopes to find something he's never had: purpose.

Using what he fears most about himself, Arson must face his consuming past and confront the nightmare that is his present as he walks the fine line between boy and monster. Dark, moody, and breathtakingly relevant, Arson, the chilling chronicle of an isolated boy with unimaginable ability, is sure to ignite the hearts and minds of a new generation."

Firespell (A Novel of the Dark Elite: Book One)
Written by Chloe Neill
Published by Signet

Firespell (Dark Elite, #1)Summary:

"As the new girl at the elite St. Sophia’s boarding school, Lily Parker thinks her classmates are the most monstrous things she’ll have to face…

When Lily’s guardians decided to send her away to a fancy boarding school in Chicago, she was shocked. So was St. Sophia’s. Lily’s ultra-rich brat pack classmates think Lily should be the punchline to every joke, and on top of that, she’s hearing strange noises and seeing bizarre things in the shadows of the creepy building.

The only thing keeping her sane is her roommate, Scout, but even Scout’s a little weird—she keeps disappearing late at night and won’t tell Lily where she’s been. But when a prank leaves Lily trapped in the catacombs beneath the school, Lily finds Scout running from a real monster.

Scout’s a member of a splinter group of rebel teens with unique magical talents, who’ve sworn to protect the city against demons, vampires, and Reapers, magic users who’ve been corrupted by their power. And when Lily finds herself in the line of a firespell, Scout tells her the truth about her secret life, even though Lily has no powers of her own—at least none that she’s discovered yet…  "

Finnikin Of The Rock
Written by Melina Marchetta
Published by Candlewick Press

Finnikin of the RockSummary:

"At the age of nine, Finnikin is warned by the gods that he must sacrifice a pound of flesh in order to save the royal house of his homeland, Lumatere.

And s
o he stands on the rock of three wonders with his childhood friend Prince Balthazar and the prince's cousin, Lucian, and together they mix their blood. And Lumatere is safe.

Until the 'five days of the unspeakable', when the King and Queen and their children are slaughtered in the palace. And an imposter king takes the throne.
And a curse is put on Lumatere, which traps those caught inside and forces thousands of others to roam the land as exiles, dying of fever and persecution in foreign camps.

But ten years later Finnikin is led to another rock to meet the young novice, Evanjalin. A girl plagued by dark dreams, who holds the key to their return to the Land of light..."

**I also bought two adult paranormal romances that I have been waiting for!!  I got Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh and First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost!


  1. I've been seeing lots of Firespell everywhere. Everyone seems to say it's good, so I hope you like it. I haven't seen much of the other 2 yet. Happy reading this week.

  2. I liked Firespell. I hope you do too. I also bought Archangel's Kiss and First Drop of Crimson for my Kindle. Arson has a really creepy cover. I bet I could easily sell it to a segment of my HS readers. I'll be eager to see your review of it. Happy reading!

  3. WhOoP WhOoop.... I have Firespell too. I have nt been able to read t yet but I am looking forward to it!!


  4. These look terrific. The covers of all these novels are almost mesmerizing. :-)

  5. Great books this week (with great covers)! Firespell seems to be everywhere, except that I haven't been able to find it at any of the bookshops near me. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

  6. They all look really good - I really want to read Firespell. Happy reading :)

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  7. The cover of Arson is really creepy! I've seen Firespell pop up on a few blogs, and it's on my list. Happy reading

  8. Hey darling! You've got awards waiting for you =)

  9. I do want to read Firespell. Arson sounds interesting too!!

    Any chance (if you haven't yet) you could check out this post and enter the giveaway? It would mean a TON for my family (full details there):


  10. Great selection :o) I hope you enjoy them all!

  11. Happy V-Day! awesome books! loved Firespell. Hope U enjoy them,Happy reading :D

  12. The cover and story for Arson is chillingly beautiful.

    Happy reading. =)

  13. I love the look of Finnikin Of The Rock!

  14. Arson looks good, and Firespells on my TBR list. Finnikin of the Rock is amazing, and beautiful. Hope you enjoy, Happy Reading!!

  15. Finnikin of the Rock looks interesting. Here's Mine