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Sunday, October 16, 2011

In My Mailbox October 16, 2011

~For Review~

Nine years after he left Shilo, New Hampshire, former Navy Seal Tom Hawkins has returned to raise his teenage daughter, Jill, following the murder of his ex-wife, Kelly. Despite Tom’s efforts to stay close to Jill by coaching her high school soccer team, Kelly’s bitterness fractured their relationship. But life in Shilo is gradually shaping up into something approaching normal. Normal doesn’t last long. Shilo’s police sergeant makes it clear that Tom is his chief suspect in Kelly’s death. Then an anonymous blog post alleges that Coach Hawkins is sleeping with one of his players. Internet rumors escalate, and incriminating evidence surfaces on Tom’s own computer and cell phone. To prove his innocence, Tom must unravel a tangle of lies about his past. For deep amid the secrets he’s been keeping—from a troubled tour of duty to the reason for his ex-wife’s death—is the truth that someone will gladly kill to protect.

The Iron Knight (Iron Fey, #4)

My name—my True Name—is Ashallayn'darkmyr Tallyn.
I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her.
My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl…



City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)

The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She's training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.

But nothing comes without a price.

Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second, bloody war. Clary's best friend, Simon, can't help her. His mother just found out that he's a vampire and now he's homeless. Everywhere he turns, someone wants him on their side—along with the power of the curse that's wrecking his life. And they're willing to do anything to get what they want. Not to mention that he's dating two beautiful, dangerous girls—neither of whom knows about the other one.

When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: she herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. The stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.

The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus #1)

Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper and a best friend named Leo. They’re all students at a boarding school for “bad kids.” What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly?

Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare. Piper doesn’t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize her. When a freak storm hits, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she’s going to find out.

Leo has a way with tools. When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. But there’s weird stuff, too—like the curse everyone keeps talking about. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of them—including Leo—is related to a god.

I bought this book on a whim the other day at work and I have found it to be extremely captivating.  If you haven't checked out this new series by Rick Riordan do so NOW!

Beautiful Chaos (Caster Chronicles, #3)

Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home, strange and impossible have taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena's Claiming. Even Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals is affected - and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire. As time passes, one question becomes clear: What - or who - will need to be sacrificed to save Gatlin?
For Ethan, the chaos is a frightening but welcome distraction. He's being haunted in his dreams again, but this time it isn't by Lena - and whatever is haunting him is following him out of his dreams and into his everyday life. Even worse, Ethan is gradually losing pieces of himself - forgetting names, phone numbers, even memories. He doesn't know why, and most days he's too afraid to ask.

Sometimes there isn't just one answer or one choice. Sometimes there's no going back. And this time there won't be a happy ending.


Vicky @ A Backpack Full of Adventures said...

Helpless looks really good! I haven't heard of this one but I'll need to check it out. Thank you for sharing!

Here's my IMM for this week.

I'm your newest follower :)
Have a great weekend,
Vicky x

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Helpless does look like a good thriller! And I've had Beautiful Chaos on my wishlist for ages... Great mailbox this week! :)

Gaby G said...

I want to read The Lost Hero :P
Happy Reading!
In My Mailbox

Mateja said...

Awesome book week! I've read and loved CoFA and I am waiting for my copy of The Iron Knight to arrive on release day. I'm really excited to read it. Hope you enjoy all the books you've gotten this week. Happy reading :)

Amber (Books of Amber) said...

Woah, Helpless has a creepy cover! I haven't seen that before. I'll have to check it out. Enjoy your books!

Books of Amber

Christy @ TheReaderBee said...

Great mailbox! I just finished The Iron Knight last week, and really enjoyed it! Happy Reading!

Haley @ YA-Aholic said...

Wow you got some great books this week! I loved loved loved The Iron Knight!!!! Looking forward to your reviews (:

Haley @

Alison Can Read said...

Fab set! I can't wait to read Iron Knight and Beautiful Chaos.

Amber said...

Lots of awesome stuff this week! I really need to get around to reading The Iron Fey series and the last two novels in The Mortal Instruments. My friend loves Beautiful Creatures and has been dying for Chaos to comes out.

Happy reading!