Monday, September 26, 2011

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. Anyone can participate in IMM and you are not limited to only sharing books that arrive via your mailbox. You can also share books that you've bought or books that you've gotten at the library. You can find more information on how to participate in the In My Mailbox meme by visiting The Story Siren.

This week In My Mailbox...

Glow (Sky Chasers #1) by Amy Kathleen Ryan

Goodreads Description:

What if you were bound for a new world, about to pledge your life to someone you'd been promised to since birth, and one unexpected violent attack made survival—not love—the issue?

Out in the murky nebula lurks an unseen enemy: the New Horizon. On its way to populate a distant planet in the wake of Earth's collapse, the ship's crew has been unable to conceive a generation to continue its mission. They need young girls desperately, or their zealous leader's efforts will fail. Onboard their sister ship, the Empyrean, the unsuspecting families don't know an attack is being mounted that could claim the most important among them...

Fifteen-year-old Waverly is part of the first generation to be successfully conceived in deep space; she was born on the Empyrean, and the large farming vessel is all she knows. Her concerns are those of any teenager—until Kieran Alden proposes to her. The handsome captain-to-be has everything Waverly could ever want in a husband, and with the pressure to start having children, everyone is sure he's the best choice. Except for Waverly, who wants more from life than marriage—and is secretly intrigued by the shy, darkly brilliant Seth.

But when the Empyrean faces sudden attack by their assumed allies, they quickly find out that the enemies aren't all from the outside.

Hades (Halo #2) by Alexandra Adornetto

Goodreads Description:

Heaven Help Her.

Bethany Church is an angel sent to Earth to keep dark forces at bay. Falling in love was never part of her mission, but the bond between Beth and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier Woods, is undeniably strong. But even Xavier’s love, and the care of her archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, can’t keep Beth from being tricked into a motorcycle ride that ends up in Hell. There, the demon Jake Thorn bargains for Beth’s release back to Earth. But what he asks of her will destroy her, and quite possibly, her loved ones, as well.

The story that Alexandra Adornetto built in her New York Times-bestselling debut, Halo, comes alive in action-packed and unexpected ways, as angels battle demons, and the power of love is put to the test.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns #1) by Rae Carson

Goodreads Description:

Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.

Elisa is the chosen one.

But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can’t see how she ever will.

Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.

And he’s not the only one who needs her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people’s savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young.

Most of the chosen do.

That's it for this week everyone. Feel free to share what's in your mailbox! I'm always looking for new reads!


salarsenッ said...

Great choices! I'm so loving the sound of Hades. :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

I want to read GLOW and I just got The Girl of Fire and Thorns. Can't wait to read it.

I'm giving away THE FAERIE RING today by Kiki Hamilton at Literary Rambles if you're interested.


Lindsay said...

Great choices. I keep seeing GLOW in my local bookshop... I may have to add it to my list now :)

I've got THE FEAR by Charlie Higson. I'm also going to start reading ASHES by Ilsa J. Bick when I've finished that. Oh, and ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD, too. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Love those covers! And they all sound so good. I've picked up Clockwise by Elle Strauss - it's terrific so far!!

Hannah Kincade said...

Those are some pretty fantastic covers! I am not allowed to buy any more books for a while, not since I hit a Borders closing sale. eeek.

Anonymous said...

I have Rae Carson's books, and the other two look good.

I lost count of how many books I bought this week. Perhaps it's time for a book buying break.

Have a great weekend.

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Wow, those all sound amazing, especially the last one. Thanks for sharing, Renae!


Kitchen Benchtops said...

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson is exactly what we need more of in YA literature actual high fantasy.