Sunday, October 25

In My Mailbox #6

In my mailbox meme was brought to us by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

In My Mailbox is for the purpose of previewing all the books we recieve during the week. This is a way for everyone to learn about new books.

This week was a good week... I recieved library books, bought books, contest books, and a review book.

Intertwined by Gena Showalter

Book Description:
Most sixteen-year-olds have friends. Aden Stone has four human souls living inside him:
One can time-travel.
One can raise the dead.
One can tell the future.
And one can possess another human.

With no other family and a life spent in and out of institutions, Aden and the souls have become friends. But now, they’re causing him all kinds of trouble.
Like, he’ll blink and suddenly he’s a younger Aden, reliving the past. One wrong move, and he’ll change the future. Or, he’ll walk past a total stranger and know how and when she’s going to die.

He’s so over it. All he wants is peace.
And then he meets a girl who quiets the voices. Well, for as long as he’s with her. Why? Mary Ann Gray is his total opposite. He’s a loner; she has friends. He doesn’t care what anyone thinks; she tries to make everyone happy. And while he attracts the paranormal, she repels it. For her sake, he should stay away. But it’s too late. . .

Somehow, they share an inexplicable bond of friendship. A bond about to be tested by a werewolf shape-shifter who wants Mary Ann for his own and a vampire princess Aden can’t resist. Two romances, both forbidden. . . doomed. Still, the four will enter a dark underworld of intrigue and danger. . . but not everyone will come out alive. . .

Review Book:
Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines

Book Description:
Lyn is a neo-gladiator’s daughter, through and through. Her mother has made a career out of marrying into the high-profile world of televised blood sport, and the rules of the Gladiator Sports Association are second nature to their family. Always lend ineffable confidence to the gladiator. Remind him constantly of his victories. And most importantly: Never leave the stadium when your father is dying. The rules help the family survive, but rules—and the GSA—can also turn against you. When a gifted young fighter kills Lyn’s seventh father, he also captures Lyn’s dowry bracelet, which means she must marry him... For fans of The Hunger Games and Fight Club, Lise Haines’ debut novel is a mesmerizing look at a world addicted to violence—a modern world that’s disturbingly easy to imagine.

Borrowed from the Library:
Rage by Julie Anne Peters
Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater

I will be busy catching up this week, so you may not see much of me. Look for reviews this week on Intertwined by Gena Showalter and I Never Fancied Him Anyway by Claudia Carroll.


Ellz said...

HEy, I love this song!

Girl in the ARena looks great. CAn't wait to read your review.

Elie (Ellz Readz)

Sarbear said...

I want to read Intertwined! I can't wait to see what you have to say about it : )