In My Mailbox (5) / Mailbox Monday (12)

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Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. (Library books don’t count, but eBooks & audiobooks do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists!

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring meme (details here). This month it is hosted by I’m Booking It.

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.

In My Mailbox

Title: Spirit
Author: Graham Masterton
Genre: Thriller, Psychological Horror, Adult
Review copy provided by Dorchester Publishing.

Laura and Elizabeth Buchanan’s lives were changed forever when their little sister Peggy was found dead in the icy water of the family’s pool. But Peggy never left her sisters. As Laura and Elizabeth grow up, a string of inexplicable deaths threatens to shatter their lives. Each corpse shows signs of frostbite–and each victim’s dying moments are tortured by a merciless little girl in a white dress.

Title: Die For Me (Revenants #1)
Author: Amy Plum
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Review copy provided by HarperCollins.

DIE FOR ME is the first of three books about Kate, a sixteen-year-old American who moves to Paris after the death of her parents. It introduces a new version of the undead with revenants, beings who are fated to sacrifice themselves over and over again to save others’ lives. Kate finds herself falling for Vincent, who she discovers is not the typical French teenager he appears: he is something else entirely.

DIE FOR ME presents a new supernatural mythology presented in a city where dreams are sometimes the same as reality.

Title: Starcrossed
Author: Josephine Angelini
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Review copy provided by HarperCollins.

How do you defy destiny?

Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it’s getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she’s haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they’re destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.

As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.

Title: Hereafter
Author: Tara Hudson
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Ghosts
Review copy provided by HarperCollins.

Can there truly be love after death?

Drifting in the dark waters of a mysterious river, the only thing Amelia knows for sure is that she’s dead. With no recollection of her past life—or her actual death—she’s trapped alone in a nightmarish existence. All of this changes when she tries to rescue a boy, Joshua, from drowning in her river. As a ghost, she can do nothing but will him to live. Yet in an unforgettable moment of connection, she helps him survive.

Amelia and Joshua grow ever closer as they begin to uncover the strange circumstances of her death and the secrets of the dark river that held her captive for so long. But even while they struggle to keep their bond hidden from the living world, a frightening spirit named Eli is doing everything in his power to destroy their newfound happiness and drag Amelia back into the ghost world . . . forever.

Thrilling and evocative, with moments of pure pleasure, Hereafter is a sensation you won’t want to miss.

Title: The Iron Queen (The Iron Fey Series #3)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Faeries, Iron Fey
I got this book as a present from my boyfriend. Yay!

My name is Meghan Chase.

I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who’s sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I’m not sure anyone can survive it.

This time, there will be no turning back.

Title: A Dragon Forsaken (The Enchanted Island Series #2)
Author: Krystal McLaughlin
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Dragons
Review copy provided by the author. Visit the author’s website.

In a world of mystery and magic, Daphne is unique.

Unlike her friends, who have awakened to the magic inside of them, Daphne was born with it. Daphne was born a Dragon.

When her past begins to resurface, forcing her into a web of lies and deception, she is forced to accept unexpected alliances and risk everything for the sake of love. Something that she swore she would never let into her life.

As the newest installment of The Enchanted Island Series unfolds, she’ll learn that nothing is ever what it seems, and when webs get this tangled, everyone’s fate hangs in the balance, and nothing is coincidence.

Title: The Arrow Chest
Author: Robert Parry
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance
I won this novel through a giveaway.

London, 1876. The painter Amos Roselli is in love with his life-long friend and model, the beautiful Daphne – and she with him – until one day she is discovered by another man, a powerful and wealthy industrialist. What will happen when Daphne realises she has sacrificed her happiness to a loveless marriage? What will happen when the artist realises he has lost his most cherished source of inspiration? And how will they negotiate the ever-increasing frequency of strange and bizarre events that seem to be driving them inexorably towards self-destruction. Here, amid the extravagant Neo-Gothic culture of Victorian England, the iconic poem ‘The Lady of Shalott’ blends with mysterious and ghostly glimpses of Tudor history.

Title: The Dark of The Moon
Author: Tracey Barrett
Genre: Historical , Mythology, Fantasy
Review copy provided by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Ariadne is destined to become a goddess of the moon. She leads a lonely life, finding companionship only with her beloved, misshapen brother Asterion, who must be held captive below the palace for his own safety.

Then a ship arrives bearing a tribute of slaves from Athens, and Ariadne meets Theseus, the son of the king of Athens. Ariadne finds herself drawn to the newcomer, and soon they form a friendship—one that could perhaps become something more.

But Theseus is doomed to die as an offering to the minotaur, that monster beneath the palace—unless he can kill the beast first. And that “monster” is Ariadne’s brother…

Comments

  1. Nice bunch this week, Majanka!

  2. Great book week this week! I hope you love them all! You can stop over and check out my mailbox here: http://blog.juliealindsey.com/

  3. Starcrossed and Hereafter sounds interesting! Haven’t gotten my copy of Die For Me yet. Enjoy your books!

  4. Starcrossed sounds brilliant! I can’t wait to read it. I just need to get through my pile of ARCs first. Haha.
    Have a great week, and enjoy your books!
    My IMM

  5. Great set! I loved Iron Queen. I can’t wait to read Die for Me and Hereafter.
    My IMM

  6. What a nice selection of books! Hope you enjoy them all…Hereafter looks tempting.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. Wow, you had a busy mailbox! I’m sure the Iron Fey book is a good one! Happy reading!

  8. A great collection of reads — enjoy!

  9. Wow! Lots of awesome sounding books….I’m gonna add Spirit to my list 🙂 Happy reading!

    Here’s my Mailbox Monday

  10. A big haul here for you to enjoy!

  11. Wow, you got a lot of books this week! Hope you enjoy all of them!

  12. Such pretty covers! Arrow Chest and Dark of the Moon sound interesting.

  13. Oh my! Those are some GORGEOUS covers!! Enjoy all of your new books. 🙂

  14. I love historical fiction so The Arrow Chest caught my eye. And I love the cover of Starcrossed. Thanks for visiting my blog!

  15. they all look great,I hope you enjoy them, come by and see mine.

  16. All of your book covers have a mysterious feel to them! They all look good too. I see some new to me titles that I will be checking out.

  17. Can you say WOW TOW WOW~! Yes, I’ve made this my official warped Tibetan saying for “HOLY SMOKES!” I want everything in your mailbox! Is that not just wrong.. no…. no … no WANT EVERYTHING HERE 🙂

  18. Mrs. Q: Book Addict says:

    Wow, lots and lots of great books. I still have to read the second book in the fey series. The others look interesting as well. Happy reading!

  19. Your mailbox has the prettiest books yet this week!! 😀

  20. The covers are so beautiful – I hope the books are as good!

  21. Enjoy your books!

  22. Nice selection of books this week. Enjoy your reading.

  23. I really like the sound of The Arrow Chest as well as Dark of the Moon. I hope you enjoy all your books!

  24. Those covers on this week’s new books are awesome…..enjoy

  25. You have a great read!

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