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Saturday, 30 March 2013

In My Mailbox #58




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Welcome to  In My Mailbox, a meme run by The Story Siren where each week over 200 bloggers post on their blogs the books they have bought, received to review or won in the past week.

To find out more information, get involved yourself or see what's in other bloggers mailboxes this week head over to The Story Siren or to find out what is in my mailbox this week, keep reading.

Don't forget to comment and post your IMM link or just let me know what's in your mail box this week.

So thanks to real life, my blog had been a wee bit neglected these past two weeks as has my reading schedule though I did manage to finish With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent and should be posting my review later this week.

Still have managed to pick up a few books, both from the library and from netgalley.

Hope everyone is having a fantastic Easter and/or break :-)

For Review(via Netgalley)



The Sweetest Dark(The Sweetest Dark #1) by Shana Abe




For fans of Lauren Kate and Libba Bray, The Sweetest Dark is filled with thrilling romance, exciting adventure, and ancient magic. Shana Abé brilliantly captures the drama of post-Victorian England, while unfolding a passionate love story that defies time.

“With every fiber of my being, I yearned to be normal. To glide through my days at Iverson without incident. But I’d have to face the fact that my life was about to unfold in a very, very different way than I’d ever envisioned. Normal would become forever out of reach.”

Lora Jones has always known that she’s different. On the outside, she appears to be an ordinary sixteen-year-old girl. Yet Lora’s been keeping a heartful of secrets: She hears songs that no one else can hear, dreams vividly of smoke and flight, and lives with a mysterious voice inside her that insists she’s far more than what she seems.

England, 1915. Raised in an orphanage in a rough corner of London, Lora quickly learns to hide her unique abilities and avoid attention. Then, much to her surprise, she is selected as the new charity student at Iverson, an elite boarding school on England’s southern coast. Iverson’s eerie, gothic castle is like nothing Lora has ever seen. And the two boys she meets there will open her eyes and forever change her destiny.

Jesse is the school’s groundskeeper—a beautiful boy who recognizes Lora for who and what she truly is. Armand is a darkly handsome and arrogant aristocrat who harbors a few closely guarded secrets of his own. Both hold the answers to her past. One is the key to her future. And both will aim to win her heart. As danger descends upon Iverson, Lora must harness the powers she’s only just begun to understand, or else lose everything she dearly loves.

Filled with lush atmosphere, thrilling romance, and ancient magic, The Sweetest Dark brilliantly captures a rich historical era while unfolding an enchanting love story that defies time.






Fall of Night (Morganville Vampires #14) by Rachel Caine


Thanks to its unique combination of human and vampire residents, Morganville, Texas, is a small college town with big-time problems. When student Claire Danvers gets the chance to experience life on the outside, she takes it. But Morganville isn’t the only town with vampire trouble...

Claire never thought she’d leave Morganville, but when she gets accepted into the graduate program at MIT, she can’t pass up the opportunity. Saying good-bye to her friends is bittersweet, especially since things are still raw and unsettled between Claire and her boyfriend, Shane.

Her new life at MIT is scary and exciting, but Morganville is never really far from Claire’s mind. Enrolled in a special advanced study program with Professor Irene Anderson, a former Morganville native, Claire is able to work on her machine, which is designed to cancel the mental abilities of vampires.

But when she begins testing her machine on live subjects, things quickly spiral out of control, and Claire starts to wonder whether leaving Morganville was the last mistake she’ll ever make...







Library: 



By Midnight by Mia James

Goodreads | Book Depository

Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
Goodreads | Book Depository

Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions Edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong
Goodreads | Book Depository

The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison
Goodreads | Book Depository

Wanted (Pretty Little Liars #8)by Sara Shepard
Goodreads | Book Depository

Ruthless (Pretty Little Liars #10) by Sara Shepard
Goodreads | Book Depository



So what was in your mailbox this week?








Thursday, 28 March 2013

On My Wishlist #11



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Welcome to On My Wishlist!


On My Wishlist is a meme that was originally created by Book Chick City and is now hosted by Cosy Books where we can showcase (and squee about) books that are on our individual wish lists whether already released or still awaiting publication.


For more information or to get involved yourself, head over to Cosy Books and check it out!


Lastly, don't forget to comment and let me know what books are on your Wishlist this week.




Ink (Paper Gods #1) by Amanda Sun

I looked down at the paper, still touching the tip of my shoe. I reached for it, flipping the page over to look.

Scrawls of ink outlined a drawing of a girl lying on a bench.

A sick feeling started to twist in my stomach, like motion sickness.

And then the girl in the drawing turned her head, and her inky eyes glared straight into mine.

On the heels of a family tragedy, the last thing Katie Greene wants to do is move halfway across the world. Stuck with her aunt in Shizuoka, Japan, Katie feels lost. Alone. She doesn’t know the language, she can barely hold a pair of chopsticks, and she can’t seem to get the hang of taking her shoes off whenever she enters a building.

Then there’s gorgeous but aloof Tomohiro, star of the school’s kendo team. How did he really get the scar on his arm? Katie isn’t prepared for the answer. But when she sees the things he draws start moving, there’s no denying the truth: Tomo has a connection to the ancient gods of Japan, and being near Katie is causing his abilities to spiral out of control. If the wrong people notice, they'll both be targets.

Katie never wanted to move to Japan—now she may not make it out of the country alive.



Publication Date: 25 June 2013

Pre-Order:Book Depository

Comment: I saw this book recently briefly mentioned at Harlequin Summit last month and I immediately wanted it. Not only is the cover absolutely gorgeous but the story sounds absolutely awesome. I love books set in Japan, Japanese Gods and moving drawings. Can't wait for this to come out in June.
What has gone on your Wishlist this week?

Saturday, 16 March 2013

In My Mailbox #57




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Welcome to  In My Mailbox, a meme run by The Story Siren where each week over 200 bloggers post on their blogs the books they have bought, received to review or won in the past week.

To find out more information, get involved yourself or see what's in other bloggers mailboxes this week head over to The Story Siren or to find out what is in my mailbox this week, keep reading.

Don't forget to comment and post your IMM link or just let me know what's in your mail box this week.

Not a bad week fior books this week.  Got a few more than I expected.  Did a bit of reading this week also.  Not all review books but still enjoying what I am reading at the moment.


For Review(via Netgalley)



The Deepest Night (The Sweetest Dark #2) by Shana Abe




In the second book in Abe's THE SWEETEST DARK series, Lora puts her powers to the ultimate test. Will it bring her and Armand closer together or destroy them forever?






The Rose Throne by Mette Ivie Harrison


Richly-imagined fantasy romance from the author of Princess and the Hound, a tale of two princesses--one with magic, one with none--who dare seek love in a world where real choice can never be theirs. For fans of Megan Whalen Turner, Catherine Fisher, and Cassandra Clare.

Ailsbet loves nothing more than music; tall and red-haired, she's impatient with the artifice and ceremony of her father's court. Marissa adores the world of her island home and feels she has much to offer when she finally inherits the throne from her wise, good-tempered father. The trouble is that neither princess has the power--or the magic--to rule alone, and if the kingdoms can be united, which princess will end up ruling the joint land? For both, the only goal would seem to be a strategic marriage to a man who can bring his own brand of power to the throne. But will either girl be able to marry for love? And can either of these two princesses, rivals though they have never met, afford to let the other live?


The Girl with the Iron Touch (Steampunk Chronicles #3) by Kady Cross


In 1897 London, something not quite human is about to awaken

When mechanical genius Emily is kidnapped by rogue automatons, Finley Jayne and her fellow misfits fear the worst. What's left of their archenemy, The Machinist, hungers to be resurrected, and Emily must transplant his consciousness into one of his automatons—or forfeit her friends' lives.

With Griffin being mysteriously tormented by the Aether, the young duke's sanity is close to the breaking point. Seeking help, Finley turns to Jack Dandy, but trusting the master criminal is as dangerous as controlling her dark side. When Jack kisses her, Finley must finally confront her true feelings for him...and for Griffin.

Meanwhile, Sam is searching everywhere for Emily, from Whitechapel's desolate alleyways to Mayfair's elegant mansions. He would walk into hell for her, but the choice she must make will test them more than they could imagine.

To save those she cares about, Emily must confront The Machinist's ultimate creation—an automaton more human than machine. And if she's to have any chance at triumphing, she must summon a strength even she doesn't know she has....



Purchased: 

So excited that my pre-order of Spellcaster arrived finally.  Can't wait to read this!

Spellcaster by Claudia Gray


When Nadia’s family moves to Captive’s Sound, she instantly realizes there’s more to it than meets the eye. Descended from witches, Nadia senses a dark and powerful magic at work in her new town. Mateo has lived in Captive’s Sound his entire life, trying to dodge the local legend that his family is cursed - and that curse will cause him to believe he’s seeing the future … until it drives him mad. When the strange dreams Mateo has been having of rescuing a beautiful girl—Nadia—from a car accident come true, he knows he’s doomed.

Despite the forces pulling them apart, Nadia and Mateo must work together to break the chains of his family’s terrible curse, and to prevent a disaster that threatens the lives of everyone around them. Shimmering with magic and mystery, New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray’s new novel is sure to draw fans of the Hex Hall and Caster Chronicles series, and fans of the hit CW TV show The Secret Circle.




Library: 


Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles #1) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl


Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.



So what was in your mailbox this week?


Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Book Blast & Giveaway: Starseed by Liz Grudner





Starseed


Author: Liz Gruder


ISBN: 978-1937178291


Publisher: WiDo Publishing


Published: February 2013




SUMMARY

Kaila Guidry has always known she is different. When she meets Jordyn Stryker at school, she finds out
just how different.

Jordyn was born and raised far from Earth, a starseed, one of six new students sent to Louisiana's Bush
High to learn human ways. But Jordyn didn't count on meeting someone like Kaila.

When Kaila is pushed to her limit by high school bullying and cruelty, Jordyn awakens her to a new
reality—and to love. But to prove herself, Kaila must look the other way as the real purposes of the
starseeds unfold.

As the horrific plan behind the starseed visit to Earth moves inexorably forward, Kaila and Jordan,
caught in an impossible love, must determine where their true loyalties lie.


Praise


"You know from the opening paragraph that something very strange is going on… We see Kaila try to live
the life of a normal teen, and we see her "otherness" pull her back into an increasingly tangled web of
questions, deceit, and hidden intentions. Liz really shines as a writer, lining the closets and drawers of
everyday life with spine-chilling suspense that springs out at you when you least expect it. Starseed is an
entertaining read. I highly recommend."


--Patricia B. Smith. Author “What the Animals Tell Me” and “Fifty Shades of Santa” (clean romance
fiction)


"Liz Gruder’s characters come alive through youthful, spunky narrative, and her headstrong heroine,
Kaila Guidry, elicits a reader’s encouragement from the first page. Fans of Amanda Hocking will find
themselves similarly transported into Gruder’s exploration of the dark sides of faith, love, higher
dimensions, and, of course, high school." --Jadie Jones, young-adult fantasy author



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Author Liz Gruder





As a youth, Liz Gruder saw a series of UFOs with her best friend while riding bikes. Ever since, she’s held
a fascination for the stars. An avid reader, she used to hide under her covers and read with a flashlight.
She has degrees in English and Psychology from Tulane University, a nursing license and a yoga
certification. After going through Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Liz realized how short life is and is
now slowly fulfilling her bucket list: she’s been to the Egyptian pyramids (totally awesome and thought
provoking) and is now teaching yoga and writing speculative fiction. Starseed is her debut novel.


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Monday, 11 March 2013

Teaser Tuesday #52





Welcome to Teaser Tuesdays.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

1. Grab your current read

2. Open to a random page

3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too muchaway! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My current read is Nameless (Tales of Beauty & Madness #1) by Lili St Crow and my three lines are from location 2060 of 2906:

An answering whisper, from the well of darkness her nightmares hid inside. You are nobody. You are nothing.




Nameless by Lili St Crow
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When Camille was six years old, she was discovered alone in the snow by Enrico Vultusino, godfather of the Seven—the powerful Families that rule magic-ridden New Haven. Papa Vultusino adopted the mute, scarred child, naming her after his dead wife and raising her in luxury on Haven Hill alongside his own son, Nico.

Now Cami is turning sixteen. She’s no longer mute, though she keeps her faded scars hidden under her school uniform, and though she opens up only to her two best friends, Ruby and Ellie, and to Nico, who has become more than a brother to her. But even though Cami is a pampered Vultusino heiress, she knows that she is not really Family. Unlike them, she is a mortal with a past that lies buried in trauma. And it’s not until she meets the mysterious Tor, who reveals scars of his own, that Cami begins to uncover the secrets of her birth…to find out where she comes from and why her past is threatening her now.

New York Times bestselling author Lili St. Crow thrilled legions of fans with her dark paranormal series Strange Angels. Now she has crafted an evocative update of Snow White, set in a vividly imagined world and populated by unforgettable new characters.

Pre-Order: Book Depository



PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link  to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Review: Wicked Kiss (Nightwatchers #2) by Michelle Rowen

Title: Wicked Kiss (Nightwatchers #2)
Author: Michelle Rowen
Published: 26 February 2013
Source: HarlequinTEEN Australia
Reviewed: Sapphireddragon
SapphiredDragon Rating: *** 1/2


Wicked Kiss (Nightwatchers #2)
 by Michelle Rowen


MY KISS CAN KILL. 

I used to be ordinary Samantha Day, but that's changed. Now, after one dark kiss from a dangerous boy, I can steal someone's soul...or their life. If I give in to the constant hunger inside me, I hurt anyone I kiss. If I don't...I hurt myself. 

Bishop is the one whose kiss I crave most, but if I kiss him, I'll kill him. Then there's another boy, one I can't hurt. One whose kiss seems to miraculously quell my hunger. They're both part of a team of angels and demons that's joined forces in my city to fight a mysterious rising darkness, an evil that threatens everyone I know and love. I just wonder if I'll be able to help Bishop-or if I'm just another part of the darkness he's sworn to destroy.... 

NIGHTWATCHERS 

When angels and demons must work together, something beyond evil is rising...



Review: 

I really enjoyed Wicked Kiss, probably more than I expected.  I had enjoyed book 1, Dark Kiss,  enough that I wanted to read this, the second instalment, however I must say I definitely enjoyed this instalment even more.

Wicked Kiss is the final instalment in the two book Nightwatchers series and this in itself definitely worked in its favour.  as a result, though a lot happened in Wicked Kiss, the pace of the story was constant and did not seem rushed at all.  In fact, it kept me pretty much in the story till the end.

I wasn't sure about the whole Angel/Demon thing at first as I have read a lot of 'angel stories' lately but the story actually grew on me and seemed to get better as it continued and the fact that I didn't see all the plot twists coming made it that much better.

I did struggle a little with the characters,  There were some I liked, Demon Kraven and nemesis Jordan in particular but I found in general I had a difficult time picturing them.  While the characters grew on me also, I didn't always believe the characters in parts of the novel which disappointed me just a little.

Over all though, this was definitely a read I would recommend.  The story was a journey that I immensely enjoyed and was a little sad to come to the end of.

I give this story 3 1/2 stars

Sapphired Dragon xx

Saturday, 9 March 2013

In My Mailbox #56



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Welcome to  In My Mailbox, a meme run by The Story Siren where each week over 200 bloggers post on their blogs the books they have bought, received to review or won in the past week.

To find out more information, get involved yourself or see what's in other bloggers mailboxes this week head over to The Story Siren or to find out what is in my mailbox this week, keep reading.

Don't forget to comment and post your IMM link or just let me know what's in your mail box this week.

Not a lot of action this week in books or reviewing unfortunately as life kinda got in the way

Purchased (e-book) : 
You could get this free if you have the second book Wicked Kiss (which I do) so I did hehe.  Have already finished it. :-)


Dark Kiss (Nightwatchers #1) by Michelle Rowen




I don't do dangerous.

Smart, über-careful, ordinary Samantha-that's me. But I just couldn't pass up a surprise kiss from my number-one unattainable crush. A kiss that did something to me...something strange. Now I feel hungry all the time, but not for food. It's like part of me is missing-and I don't know if I can get it back.

Then there's Bishop. At first I thought he was just a street kid, but the secrets he's keeping are as intense as his unearthly blue eyes. If he's what I think he is, he may be the only one who can help me. But something terrifying is closing in, and the one chance Bishop and I have to stop it means losing everything I ever wanted and embracing the darkness inside me....

NIGHTWATCHERS

When angels and demons must work together, something beyond evil is rising...

Library: 

Saw a print copy of Dark Kiss so borrowed even though I have the e-book as I still tend to read print books quicker. Also I was so glad to Find Mystic City as I have been salivating over this book since it came out last year.  LastlyI  picked up my Pretty Little Liar series reservations to fill in the gaps of the ones I have borrowed so far. So now I can literally read this series from start to finish/most recent book :-)



Dark Kiss (Nightwatchers #1) by Michelle Rowen


Mystic City (Mystic City #1) by Sara Shepard

Flawless (Pretty Little Liars #2) by Sara Shepard


Wicked (Pretty Little Liars #5) by Sara Shepard

So what was in your mailbox this week?




Monday, 4 March 2013

Teaser Tuesday #51




Welcome to Teaser Tuesdays.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

1. Grab your current read

2. Open to a random page

3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too muchaway! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My current read is Dark Kiss (Nightwatchers #1) by Michelle Rowen and my three lines are from page 104:

The more I spoke, the more sense it made. At least, to me. "Consider it a symbol of trust between us"

I don't do dangerous.

Smart, über-careful, ordinary Samantha-that's me. But I just couldn't pass up a surprise kiss from my number-one unattainable crush. A kiss that did something to me...something strange. Now I feel hungry all the time, but not for food. It's like part of me is missing-and I don't know if I can get it back.

Then there's Bishop. At first I thought he was just a street kid, but the secrets he's keeping are as intense as his unearthly blue eyes. If he's what I think he is, he may be the only one who can help me. But something terrifying is closing in, and the one chance Bishop and I have to stop it means losing everything I ever wanted and embracing the darkness inside me....

NIGHTWATCHERS

When angels and demons must work together, something beyond evil is rising...

Goodreads | Book Depository

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link  to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Review: Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington


Title: Emblaze
Author: Jessica Shirvington
Published: 11 October 2011
Source: Library
Reviewed: Sapphireddragon
SapphiredDragon Rating: *****



Emblaze (The Violet Eden Chapters #3) by Jessica Shirvington

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Once again Violet Eden faces an impossible choice ... and the consequences are unimaginable.

Violet has come to terms with the fact that being part angel, part human, means her life will never be as it was.

Now Violet has something Phoenix - the exiled angel who betrayed her - will do anything for, and she has no intention of letting it fall into his hands. The only problem is that he has something she needs too.

Not afraid to raise the stakes, Phoenix seemingly holds all the power, always one step ahead. And when he puts the final pieces of the prophecy together, it doesn't take him long to realise exactly who he needs in order to open the gates of Hell.

With the help of surprising new allies, ancient prophecies are deciphered, a destination set and, after a shattering confrontation with her father, Violet leaves for the islands of Greece without knowing if she will have a home to return to...


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Review: 



This is easily the best instalment so far.  Picking up shortly after where book 2, Entice, left off, I was right in this story from start to finish.  

The Grigori have the scripture Phoenix wants to raise Lilith,  the Academy is intrigued about Violet being the only angel of the Sole, which may not be a good thing, Violet and Lincoln know they are soul mates but after seeing Rudyard and Nyla, know they can't be together and Violet's dad has finally taken an interest in Violet's life at the worst possible moment.

These are just some of the threads that Jessica Shirvington juggles effortlessly in a novel that packs action from start to finish, a great storyline and all the romance & angst we have come to expect from Violet and Lincoln and Violet's connection with Phoenix. 

If you enjoyed Embrace and Entice, then I suggest you don't miss this next instalment.  If you have not yet read this series and you are a fan or action, romance and kick ass angels, then put this series next on your reading list.

A very definite 5 stars for Emblaze!

Sapphired Dragon xx

Saturday, 2 March 2013

In My Mailbox #55



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Welcome to  In My Mailbox, a meme run by The Story Siren where each week over 200 bloggers post on their blogs the books they have bought, received to review or won in the past week.

To find out more information, get involved yourself or see what's in other bloggers mailboxes this week head over to The Story Siren or to find out what is in my mailbox this week, keep reading.

Don't forget to comment and post your IMM link or just let me know what's in your mail box this week.

Awesome, awesome week!  Harlequin Australia held their inaugural Blogger Summit this week to which I was lucky enough to be invited. Not only did i get to put name to faces at Harlequin that i had previously only communicated by email, I got to meet bloggers from all over Australia, get some awesome ARCs and meet Rachel Vincent who was the special guest.



I am a huge Rachel Vincent fan so this was incredibly exciting and I was kinda glad it was in Sydney because I got to bring all of my Rachel Vincent books to be signed.


Yes! That is a copy of With all my Soul you may have spied above :-P  So extremely excited to find this in the goodie bag we were given.Had to restrain my self from doing a happy dance on my chair.  I love this series and while I don't want it to end.  I can't wait to dive back in for one last swim in this world. As mentioned, also got some other exciting goodies mentioned below.

Lastly, thank you so much to Harlequin Australia for holding such an awesome event and letting me be a part of it!


For Review (thanks to Harlequin Teen Australia): 



ARC of the Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa




Allison Sekemoto has vowed to rescue her creator, Kanin, who is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic vampire Sarren. The call of blood leads her back to the beginning—New Covington and the Fringe, and a vampire prince who wants her dead yet may become her wary ally.

Even as Allie faces shocking revelations and heartbreak like she’s never known, a new strain of the Red Lung virus that decimated humanity is rising to threaten human and vampire alike.



Wicked Kiss (Nightwatchers #2) by Michelle Rowen


MY KISS CAN KILL. 

I used to be ordinary Samantha Day, but that's changed. Now, after one dark kiss from a dangerous boy, I can steal someone's soul...or their life. If I give in to the constant hunger inside me, I hurt anyone I kiss. If I don't...I hurt myself. 

Bishop is the one whose kiss I crave most, but if I kiss him, I'll kill him. Then there's another boy, one I can't hurt. One whose kiss seems to miraculously quell my hunger. They're both part of a team of angels and demons that's joined forces in my city to fight a mysterious rising darkness, an evil that threatens everyone I know and love. I just wonder if I'll be able to help Bishop-or if I'm just another part of the darkness he's sworn to destroy.... 

NIGHTWATCHERS 

When angels and demons must work together, something beyond evil is rising...



With All My Soul (Soul Screamers #7) by Rachel Vincent


What does it mean when your school is voted the most dangerous in America? It's time to kick some hellion butt...

After not really surviving her junior year (does "undead" count as survival?), Kaylee Cavanaugh has vowed to take back her school from the hellions causing all the trouble. She's going to find a way to turn the incarnations of Avarice, Envy and Vanity against one another in order to protect her friends and finish this war, once and forever.

But then she meets Wrath and understands that she's closer to the edge than she's ever been. And when one more person close to her is taken, Kaylee realizes she can't save everyone she loves without risking everything she has....



For Review(via Netgalley): 


Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead


In a futuristic world nearly destroyed by religious extremists, Justin March lives in exile after failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims. But Justin is given a second chance when Mae Koskinen comes to bring him back to the Republic of United North America (RUNA). Raised in an aristocratic caste, Mae is now a member of the military’s most elite and terrifying tier, a soldier with enhanced reflexes and skills.


When Justin and Mae are assigned to work together to solve a string of ritualistic murders, they soon realize that their discoveries have exposed them to terrible danger. As their investigation races forward, unknown enemies and powers greater than they can imagine are gathering in the shadows, ready to reclaim the world in which humans are merely game pieces on their board.



Gameboard of the Gods, the first installment of Richelle Mead’s Age of X series, will have all the elements that have made her YA Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series such megasuccesses: sexy, irresistible characters; romantic and mythological intrigue; and relentless action and suspense.



So what was in your mailbox this week?