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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 Library of Clean Reads.

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.

In My Mailbox

Title: Torment (Fallen #2)
Author: Lauren Kate
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Angels & Demons, Young Adult
I purchased this novel at one of the local bookshops earlier this week. I just couldn’t resist!

Hell on earth. That’s what it’s like for Luce to be apart from her fallen angel boyfriend, Daniel. It took them an eternity to find one another, but now he has told her he must go away. Just long enough to hunt down the Outcasts – immortals who want to kill Luce. Daniel hides Luce at Shoreline, a school on the rocky California coast with unusually gifted students -Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans.

At Shoreline, Luce learns what the Shadows are, and how she can use them as windows to her previous lives. Yet the more Luce learns, the more she suspects that Daniel hasn’t told her everything. He’s hiding something – something dangerous. What if Daniel’s version of the past isn’t actually true? What if Luce is really meant to be with someone else? The second novel in the addictive FALLEN series . . . where love never dies.

Title: Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker #1)
Author: Jenna Black
Genre: Fantasy, Supernatural, Faeries, Young Adult
A gift from my boyfriend. He’s making a habit of giving me new books to read.

It’s all she’s ever wanted to be, but it couldn’t be further from her grasp…

Dana Hathaway doesn’t know it yet, but she’s in big trouble. When her alcoholic mom shows up at her voice recital drunk, again, Dana decides she’s had enough and runs away to find her mysterious father in Avalon: the only place on Earth where the regular, everyday world and the captivating, magical world of Faerie intersect. But from the moment Dana sets foot in Avalon, everything goes wrong, for it turns out she isn’t just an ordinary teenage girl—she’s a Faeriewalker, a rare individual who can travel between both worlds, and the only person who can bring magic into the human world and technology into Faerie.

Soon, Dana finds herself tangled up in a cutthroat game of Fae politics. Someone’s trying to kill her, and everyone seems to want something from her, from her newfound friends and family to Ethan, the hot Fae guy Dana figures she’ll never have a chance with… until she does. Caught between two worlds, Dana isn’t sure where she’ll ever fit in and who can be trusted, not to mention if her world will ever be normal again…

Title: The Sevenfold Spell
Author: Tia Nevitt
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Adult
Review copy download for free at the free-on-wednesday-in-february event on Carina Press.

Have you ever wondered what happens to the other people in the fairy tale?

Things look grim for Talia and her mother. By royal proclamation, the constables and those annoying “good” fairies have taken away their livelihood by confiscating their spinning wheel. Something to do with a curse on the princess, they said.

Not every young lady has a fairy godmother rushing to her rescue.

Without the promise of an income from spinning, Talia’s prospects for marriage disappear, and she and her mother face destitution. Past caring about breaking an arbitrary and cruel law, rebellious Talia determines to build a new spinning wheel, the only one in the nation—which plays right into the evil fairy’s diabolical plan. Talia discovers that finding a happy ending requires sacrifice. But is it a sacrifice she’s willing to make?

Title: Twilight Prophecy
Author: Maggy Shane
Genre: Fantasy, Vampires, Dark Fantasy
Review copy provided by Harlequin.

Save the Vampire, Save the World.

According to ancient prophecy, there’s only one chance to avert the complete annihilation of the Undead. Twins James William and Brigit Poe, part human, part vampire, believe that they are that chance. In truth, the key lies with the reclusive—and mortal—scholar Lucy Lanfair.

As Armageddon approaches, anti-vampire sentiment fuels a war neither side can win, driving James to abandon his moral code and draw Lucy into a deadly battle she wants no part of. But Lucy soon realizes that she holds this powerful immortal’s soul in her hands and that it’s her destiny not only to stop a war but to save him from his inner darkness. If she fails, his race will die—and so will her heart. Is the power of love strong enough to save the world?

Title: The Deadliest Bite
Author: Jennifer Rardin
Genre: Fantasy, Vampires, Adult
Review copy provided by ORBIT.

I have two choices. Carve Brude’s name into Hell’s bile-encrusted gates. Or lose my soul.

After an assassination attempt on Vayl, I find myself pulled into a tangled web that takes the gang to Romania. So how will I save a ghost, rescue a demon, and cheat the Great Taker out of a soul he’s slavering for while defeating my nastiest foe yet so that Vayl can, at last, cherish a few precious years with his sons? With careful planning, major violence, and one (hopefully) final trip to Hell.

Title: Forever Vampire
Author: Michelle Hauf
Genre: Fantasy, Vampires, Adult
Review copy provided by HQN Books.

Vail the Unwanted is a pureblood vampire. But raised in Faery, he has neither home nor peace, and when his aid is sought in the recovery of a priceless diamond gown, his price is information. Specifically the whereabouts of his accursed father. His goal is revenge, and the supernaturally sexy Lyric, the icy blond vampiress with whom he must work, is a distraction he can’t afford.

Outwardly as cold as the diamond dress in which she was kidnapped, Lyric has her own secrets. Desperate to break free from her criminal family, she aligns herself with the brooding Vail. Together they seek justice while each secretly works for freedom and a fresh start. For Lyric that means holding herself apart, even from the smoldering blue-eyed Vail. For Vail, it means a battle to the death for revenge—and for a temptress he can’t deny.

Title: Winter’s Passage (Iron Fey)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Faeries, Supernatural
Review copy provided by Harlequin.

Meghan Chase used to be an ordinary girl…until she discovered that she is really a faery princess. After escaping from the clutches of the deadly Iron fey, Meghan must follow through on her promise to return to the equally dangerous Winter Court with her forbidden love, Prince Ash. But first, Meghan has one request: that they visit Puck–Meghan’s best friend and servant of her father, King Oberon–who was gravely injured defending Meghan from the Iron Fey.

Yet Meghan and Ash’s detour does not go unnoticed. They have caught the attention of an ancient, powerful hunter–a foe that even Ash may not be able to defeat….

An eBook exclusive story from Julie Kagawa’s Iron Fey series.

Title: The Lightkeeper’s Ball
Author: Colleen Coble
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Adult
Review copy provided by Nelsen, Thomas Inc. Publishing

Olivia seems to have it all, but her heart yearns for more.

Olivia Stewart’s family is one of the Four Hundred-the highest echelon of society in 1910. When her sister dies under mysterious circumstances, Olivia leaves their New York City home for Mercy Falls, California, to determine what befell Eleanor. She suspects Harrison Bennett, the man Eleanor planned to marry. But the more Olivia gets to know him, the more she doubts his guilt-and the more she is drawn to him herself.

When several attempts are made on her life, Olivia turns to Harrison for help. He takes her on a ride in his aeroplane, but then crashes, and they’re forced to spend two days alone together. With her reputation hanging by a thread, Harrison offers to marry her to make the situation right. As a charity ball to rebuild the Mercy Falls lighthouse draws near, she realizes she wants more than a sham engagement-she wants Harrison in her life forever. But her enemy plans to shatter the happiness she is ready to grasp. If Olivia dares to drop her masquerade, she just might see the path to true happiness.

Comments

  1. Nic @ Irresistible Reads says:

    Great stack of book! I really enjoyed Glimmerglass and hope you do too. Happy reading 🙂

  2. I just finished Glimmerglass, it was pretty good! The rest of the books look great as well!

  3. I’ve been meaning to read Glimmerglass and Torment.

    You can download Winter’s Passage for free until April 2011.

  4. You got a lot of interesting books this week, I hope you enjoy reading all of them!

  5. What an amazing IMM box! Seriously isn’t Torment just the most beautiful cover, so soft….. I love her layouts and wait till you get to the cliffhanger!

    Enjoy all the reads 🙂

    • There’s a cliffhanger? Oh no, not again! The first one at the end of Fallen, nearly killed me! 😛 And I couldn’t agree with you more: the cover for Torment is absolutely gorgeous. I liked the cover for Fallen a lot, but I think Torment looks even better.
      Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

  6. I have read Fallen, but not Torment. I want to wait till the third book comes out 😛 I still haven’t read Glimmerglass. You got a lot of great books this week.

    Happy Reading!

    P.S Your blog is cute! New follower!

  7. The Lightkeeper’s Ball looks interesting!

    Happy reading!

  8. Wow, you got a lot of awesome books! Torment is on my TBR pile, I hope you enjoy it! And also enjoy the rest of your books!

  9. Loni @ acasualreader says:

    Oh you got a nice stack of books this week. I loved Torment and Winter Passage (love this series and I hope you enjoy The Iron Queen when you get to reading it. It was my favorite of the series so far!)
    Glimmerglass sound interesting too! Have fun reading this week!

  10. You got lots of books this week! I can’t wait to see what you think of Glimmer Glass, I’m still debating on whether or not I should buy it.

  11. That seems like a very nice IMM. All the covers of the books, look amazing! Never heard of a few of those books, def. going to add to my to read list 😀

    Thanks for stopping by on my site 😀

  12. Wow, so many books! I hope you enjoy them all 😀

  13. Wow nice mailbox! I really Winter’s Passage recently and really like it so hope you will too.

  14. The Lightkeeper’s Ball has the most awesome cover. Enjoy your books!

  15. The Lightkeeper’s Ball looks interesting, I think I’m going to have to put that on my list. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  16. the cover for the lightkeeper’s ball is amazing!!

  17. I hope you enjoy Torment. I did! 🙂

  18. Wow, nice haul!

  19. Great books! I have Glimmerglass from the library, and can’t wait to start it!

    Happy Reading!
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  20. Wow! Your IMM posts are so pretty! Love how your organize everything.

    Iv’e been wanting to read the Faeriewalker series for a while. Great books. Hope you enjoy.

  21. I love the selection of books you have..I just added Glimerglass and The LightKeepers Ball to my TBR

  22. Fab reads! I really should read Winter’s Passage. I quite enjoyed Glimmerglass.
    My IMM

  23. The cover for the Lightkeeper’s Ball is absolutely gorgeous! I may need to read that book.

  24. Awesome haul! I’m looking forward to reading Torment myself 🙂

  25. OMG! The cover of The Lightkeeper’s Ball is amazing! I loved it! 😀
    Great IMM this week! I hope that you enjoy 🙂

    My IMM

  26. Wow, you got a lot of books this week! Congrats! 🙂

    I just read and reviewed GLIMMERGLASS! I gave it 5 hearts. I really hope you like it as well. I haven’t read TORMENT yet, though I’ve been waiting to see if it’ll come into my library sometime soon. I’m trying to not put any books on hold at the moment, ha ha. It’s a bit hard. I read and reviewed FALLEN on my blog not too long ago and I gave it 5 hearts as well. 🙂 GLIMMERGLASS and FALLEN are both great starts to their series.

    Happy reading!

  27. Lots in your mailbox this week! Hope you enjoy!

  28. I really liked Glimmerglass, can’t wait to see what you think of it! I haven’t heard of most of the others, except for Winter’s Passage, which I hope to read soon. Great book haul this week, happy reading! And thanks for stopping by.

  29. Great books! This reminds me that I still haven’t read Fallen… The Lightkeeper’s Ball sounds good!

  30. Great collection of books! Glimmerglass has a truly wonderful cover! Enjoy…

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  31. I love the cover of Glimmerglass! Enjoy your new books.

  32. Wow, what an amazing week you had. So many of your covers are gorgeous!

  33. Awesome Mailbox!! The Lightkeeper’s Ball is new to me and looks like it’s right up my alley! I’m adding it to Mount TBR. Thanks for visiting my Mailbox. I’m your newest follower! Happy reading: )

  34. Wahoo! Lots of great books. I have been wanting to read Glimmerglass for a while now… I hope you enjoy them all!

  35. Oh my goodness, I am head over heels in love with the cover of The Lightkeeper’s Ball. That’s one of the best covers I’ve seen this year! Enjoy all your new books. 🙂

  36. Oo awesome mailbox! I just got Torment too — Idk how I waited so long! I can’t wait to read it =D I hope you enjoy!

  37. Wow, what a great mailbox! I’ve had Torment on my shelf for awhile, I need to read it!

  38. Awesome mailbox! So many great books that it will be hard to choose which one to read first. Enjoy!

  39. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Looks like you got a lot of great stuff this week. Can’t wait to see what you think of Torment because I have heard a mix between like it and don’t like it people.

  40. Nice haul of books here. Enjoy the reading.

  41. Great books! I’m interested to see what you think of Torment – I enjoyed it more than Fallen.

  42. They all look great – and what a sweet boyfriend!

  43. welcome to IMM! wow so many awesome books! enjoy them all and thanks for stopping by our IMM post. happy reading 🙂

    Michelle

  44. Thanks for mentioning The Sevenfold Spell! I never heard of it but it sounds AWESOME! I need to get my hands on a copy ASAP 🙂

  45. I love the covers on these and they look awesome!!!

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