Sunday, January 8, 2012

IMM 22


-Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

When Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemies, she's certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer, one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack and the man she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive.

-Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer

Calla has always welcomed war. But now that the final battle is upon her, there’s more at stake than fighting. There’s saving Ren, even if it incurs Shay’s wrath. There’s keeping Ansel safe, even if he’s been branded a traitor. There’s proving herself as the pack’s alpha, facing unnamable horrors, and ridding the world of the Keepers’ magic once and for all. And then there’s deciding what to do when the war ends. If Calla makes it out alive, that is.

In the final installment of the Nightshade trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Andrea Cremer creates a novel with twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat until its final pages. A dynamic end to this breathtaking trilogy.

-Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

 In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees . . . .
Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't easy.
Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place—and out of place at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.
As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make—between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?

-Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday

Hartley Grace Featherstone is having a very bad day. First she finds out that her boyfriend is cheating on her with the president of the Herbert Hoover High School Chastity Club. Then he's pegged as the #1 suspect in a murder. And if that weren't enough, now he's depending on Hartley to clear his name. Seriously? Not cool.

But as much as Hartley wouldn't mind seeing him squirm, she knows he's innocent, and she's the only one who can help him. Along with her best friend, Sam, and the school's resident Bad Boy, Chase, Hartley starts investigating on her own. But as the dead bodies begin to pile up, the mystery deepens, the suspects multiply, and Hartley begins to fear that she may be the killer's next victim

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-Lost Exit by Kevin Michael

“Lost Exit” is about a young man trying to move beyond his past, despite the scars that never quite disappear and fears that linger inside. It blends the pain and angst of youth with the emotional struggle of a character searching for his own identity.

It has been a long summer of violence, turmoil, and change in Atlantic City in the late 1990’s. The city continues its transformation from faded seaside resort to vibrant, entertainment, gambling Mecca. Life styles clash in the casinos, on the Boardwalk, and in gang controlled neighborhoods while a bloody territorial war between rival families has left a trail of bodies scattered throughout the town. Lost Exit revolves around Timmy Davenport, a self-destructive college basketball player home for the summer, navigating a path through painful memories and long-forgotten friendships as he searches for answers, and above all, redemption.

The heart of the story concerns Timmy, his relationships with family and friends, as well as the city he grew up in, and the love of a game that was once his salvation. He gets one last chance to prove himself, both on and off the court. As he prepares for the basketball tournament that may define his future, Timmy, like Atlantic City itself, must confront the ghosts of his past before he can move forward.

-Enemy in Blue by Derek Blass

The streets aren't safe when your enemy wears a blue uniform and a gold badge. What if the good guys weren't good? What if a cop went rogue and killed an innocent man? What if it was all caught on video and the cop would do anything to cover it up? Chase this rogue cop through the streets and to the courtroom with Cruz Marquez, a fledgling attorney full of guts.  Open and shut case, right? Part action film, part Law and Order, find out when the final gavel blow strikes!

***Thank You Kevin Michael and Derek Blass for your books!


Anonymous said...

Excellent haul!
All lovelies I enjoyed! Haven't heard of Enemy before though, but it sounds great!

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Grace Fonseca said...

An awesome haul.

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basma aal said...

I loved Unearthly so much. it was one of my favorites in 2011. Enjoy.

A Beautiful Madness said...

Great Mailbox! Loved Bloodrose, so I hope you'll enjoy the series as much! Happy Reading!
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Alexia561 said...

Nice mailbox! Really need to read the Nightshade books, as I'm seeing them everywhere now! Happy reading!

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We Need Reads said...

very nice haul! i really like your blog.. new follower!

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Kat said...

Awesome haul. :) I have Unearthly, but I haven't gotten to it yet. Happy reading!

The Reading Enchantress said...

Great haul! Another mailbox with Bloodrose :) I need to start that series! Happy Reading! My IMM

The Reading Enchantress said...

Great haul! Another mailbox with Bloodrose :) I need to start that series! Happy Reading! My IMM

Pawing Through Books said...

Great haul! I have Unearthly on my TBR list as well! Hope you enjoy them all!

Nikki @ Under the Book Rainbow said...

So many great books, I loved Deadly Cool, it's such a cute mystery if there even is such a thing.
Happy reading!
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Nicola (pocketfullofbooks) said...

Hope you enjoy your new books! I'm really looking forward to Unearthly :)

April (BooksandWine) said...

Unearthly is SO romantic and good!

I hope you like the Andrea Cremer books as well.

Megan at Book Brats said...

I have Unearthly waiting for me on my shelf and I need to crack into it ASAP! Hope you enjoy everything you've gotten this week!

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Chapter by Chapter said...

Fantastic haul! I can't wait to get Bloodrose, though I need to start Wolfsbane, but at least I'll have them both! I've also got Deadly Cool, and am so excited to start that one too :)

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Jade @ Chasing Empty Pavements said...

Ooh! Unearthly! Love it! Great haul this week...hope you enjoy them all!

Giselle said...

Ooh Unearthly is fabulous! And I still have to pick up Wolfsbane too! Awesome haul!

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Kristina said...

I got Bloodrose too! I'm reading it now and it is so good! I hope that you enjoy your new books!

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Sarah@Catching Books said...

Unearthly is one of my favorite books!! I hope you enjoy it :)

Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!!

Valia Lind said...

Lots of goodies!!! Andrea is a genius! I hope you enjoy!!!

Kristina said...

Wolfsbane is awesome, reading Bloodrose right now and I only have a 3rd left of the book.
LOve Unearthly, so awesome!

Melissa said...

Great books! I have Nightshade and Wolfsbane on my shelf....need to get to them! Enjoy!