Mailbox Monday (7)


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 Library of Clean Reads.

In My Mailbox


Title: The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey #2)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Faeries, Young Adult
Review copy was a present from my boyfriend.

Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.

Worse, Meghan’s own fey powers have been cut off. She’s stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can’t help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.

Title: Dreaming Anastasia
Author: Joy Preble
Genre: Fantasy, History, Young Adult
Another present from my boyfriend.

What really happened to Anastasia Romanov?

Anastasia Romanov thought she would never feel more alone than when the gunfire started and her family began to fall around her. Surely the bullets would come for her next. But they didn’t. Instead, two gnarled old hands reached for her. When she wakes up she discovers that she is in the ancient hut of the witch Baba Yaga, and that some things are worse than being dead.

In modern-day Chicago, Anne doesn’t know much about Russian history. She is more concerned about getting into a good college—until the dreams start. She is somewhere else. She is someone else. And she is sharing a small room with a very old woman. The vivid dreams startle her, but not until a handsome stranger offers to explain them does she realize her life is going to change forever. She is the only one who can save Anastasia. But, Anastasia is having her own dreams…

Title: Ghosts of Ascalon (Guildwars #1)
Author: Matt Forbeck
Genre: Fantasy, Guildwars
My boyfriend bought this book for himself – he’s a real Guildwars fan. But since he’s done reading it, I get to have it! Yay!

250 years ago, Ascalon burned…

Desperate to defend his land from advancing hordes of bestial charr, King Adelbern summoned the all-powerful Foefire to repel the invaders. But magic can be a double-edged sword—the Foefire burned both charr and human alike. While the charr corpses smoldered, the slain Ascalonians arose again, transformed by their king’s rage into ghostly protectors and charged with guarding the realm . . . forever. The once mighty kingdom became a haunted shadow of its former glory.

Centuries later, the descendants of Ascalon, exiled to the nation of Kryta, are besieged on all sides. To save humankind, Queen Jennah seeks to negotiate a treaty with the hated charr. But one obstacle remains. The charr legions won’t sign the truce until their most prized possession, the Claw of the Khan-Ur,is returned from the ruins of fallen Ascalon.

Now a mismatched band of adventurers, each plagued by ghosts of their own, sets forth into a haunted, war-torn land to retrieve the Claw. Without the artifact, there is no hope for peace between human and charr—but the undead king who rules Ascalon won’t give it up easily, and not everyone wants peace!

Title: Turned (Book #1 in The Vampire Journals)
Author: Morgan Rice
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires
Review copy provided by the author. Visit the author’s website.

In TURNED (Book #1 of the Vampire Journals series), eighteen year old Caitlin Paine finds herself uprooted from her nice suburb and forced to attend a dangerous New York City high school when her Mom moves again. The one ray of light in her new surroundings is Jonah, a new classmate who takes an instant liking to her.

But before their romance can blossom, Caitlin suddenly finds herself changing. She is overcome by a superhuman strength, a sensitivity to light, a desire to feed–by feelings she does not understand. She seeks answers to what’s happening to her, and her cravings lead her to the wrong place at the wrong time. Her eyes are opened to a hidden world, right beneath her feet, thriving underground in New York City. She finds herself caught between two dangerous covens, right in the middle of a vampire war.

It is at this moment that Caitlin meets Caleb, a mysterious and powerful vampire who rescues her from the dark forces. He needs her to help lead him to the legendary lost artifact. And she needs him for answers, and for protection. Together, they will need to answer one crucial question: who was her real father?

But Caitlin finds herself caught between two men as something else arises between them: a forbidden love. A love between the races that will risk both of their lives, and will force them to decide whether to risk it all for each other…

Title: Angel Burn
Author: L.A. Weatherly
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Angels
Review copy provided by Candlewick Press.

Willow knows she’s different from other girls, and not just because she loves tinkering with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into the future and know people’s dreams and hopes, their sorrows and regrets, just by touching them. She has no idea where this power comes from. But the assassin, Alex, does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows more about Willow that Willow herself. He knows that her powers link to dark and dangerous forces, and that he’s one of the few humans left who can fight them. When Alex finds himself falling in love with his sworn enemy, he discovers that nothing is as it seems, least of all good and evil. In the first book in an action-packed romantic trilogy, L. A. Weatherly sends listeners on a thrill ride of a road trip – and depicts the human race at the brink of a future as catastrophic as it is deceptively beautiful.

Title: The Keening
Author: A. LaFaye
Genre: Historical Fiction, Young Adult
Review copy provided by the publisher, Milkweed Editions.

Born into a family with artistry in their fingers, Lyza laments that her only talent is carving letters into wood. That is until her life is turned upside down when her mother succumbs to the influenza pandemic of 1918, which is devastating their small coastal town in Maine. With her mother gone, Lyza must protect her eccentric father, who runs the risk of being committed, especially now that he claims he’s waiting for the return of his dead wife. Can Lyza save her father and find her own path in the process?

Title: Retro Demonology (Prequel to The Demon Trapper’s Daughter)
Author: Jana Oliver
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Review copy provided for free at eBooks grabs over at Amazon.

A Demon Trapper’s bonus story.

Before Riley Blackthorne can take on Grade Five demons, she has to trap her very first. Her debut solo trapping experience should be a breeze, just a harmless Grade One after all. But throw in some dippy hippies (whose peace signs and Patchouli really aren’t driving any demons away), one mischievous demon, and a run-in with the police, and Riley might not be able to pull it off…

Title: Beasts and BFFs (Prequel to 13 to Life)
Author: Shannon Delany
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Review copy provided for free at eBook grabs over at Amazon.

A Bonus 13 to Life Prequel Story.Meet Jessie Gillmansen as she realizes that things might not be what they seem in the town of Junction.


  1. Heavy mailbox. Enjoy the reading.

  2. Dreaming Anastasia looks fascinating…hope you enjoy all of your books, and thanks for visiting my blog.

    Have a great week….

  3. What a great mailbox! Happy reading…

  4. you got a fantastic set of books! WOW… Jealousy burns at every title that pops out.
    I love the one for Turned most.

    You can definitely say… “Awesome Mailbox week!”

  5. Wow, you had a great week! I hope all of your books are great!

  6. Lots of great books! I have Dreaming Anastasia on the TBR pile too. I recently read and reviewed the Iron Fey series, and am totally looking forward to the next installment! Also read and reviewed The Keening, which I thought was interesting as well. Enjoy all of the wonderful reads!

    • I’ll go check out your reviews now. I’m especially curious about the review of The Keening. I didn’t hear a lot of things about this book yet, and I want to know what others think about it. =)

  7. Great books! Angel Burn and Ghosts of Ascalon sounds really good. Enjoy!

  8. Looks like you got some interesting books! Enjoy!

  9. Nice stack of books. And nice boyfriend too for getting you more books.

  10. I’ve heard good things about the Iron Fey series. Enjoy!

  11. Great boyfriend! My husband would have no clue how to pick out a book for me! (That’s why I give him lists with clear instructions!) I adore the Iron Fey series. I got Angel Burn and The Keening, too– I downloaded them from NetGalley. Thanks for stopping by. Happy reading 🙂

    • I can’t wait to start reading The Keening, it has made me totally curious!

      I have to admit my boyfriend only knows some of the books I want. But I, being the sneaky person I am, made a wishlist on Book Depository on his account. So now he just has to go there, pick a couple of books he wants to give me, and tada. 😉

  12. Loving the covers of these books…so many good ones to choose from which will you read first??? 😀

  13. Wow, what a lot of great looking books! Thanks for visiting me!

  14. Quite a haul; enjoy!

  15. Dreaming Anastasia sounds very interesting. I have seen so many good reviews for the Iron King series too. I hope you enjoy all your new reads!

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