Sunday, February 19, 2012

IMM 28

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren

For Review (ARC):

 Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale

+February 14th, 2012

When 17-year-old Rosie's mother, Trudie, dies from Huntington's Disease, her pain is intensified by the knowledge that she has a fifty percent chance of inheriting the crippling disease herself. Only when Rosie tells her mother's best friend, "Aunt Sarah," that she is going to test for the disease does Sarah, a midwife, reveal that Trudie wasn't her real mother after all. Rosie was swapped at birth with a sickly baby who was destined to die.
Devastated, Rosie decides to trace her real mother, joining her ex-boyfriend on his gap year travels, to find her birth mother in California. But all does not go as planned. As Rosie discovers yet more of her family's deeply buried secrets and lies, she is left with an agonizing decision of her own, one which will be the most heart breaking and far-reaching of all.
*Thank you Random House Children's Books

Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker

+May 22nd, 2012

Sophomore year broke Clementine Williams’ heart. She fell for her best friend’s boyfriend and long story short: he’s excused, but Clem is vilified and she heads into summer with zero social life. Enter her parents’ plan to spend the summer on their sailboat. Normally the idea of being stuck on a tiny boat with her parents and little sister would make Clem break out in hives, but floating away sounds pretty good right now. Then she meets James at one of their first stops along the river. He and his dad are sailing for the summer and he’s just the distraction Clem needs. Can he break down Clem’s walls and heal her broken heart?
*Thank you Bloomsbury Children's Books

Replication: The Jason Experiment by Jill Williamson

+January 1st, 2012

When Your Life Is Not Your Own Martyr---otherwise known as Jason 3:3---is one of hundreds of clones kept in a remote facility called Jason Farms. Told that he has been created to save humanity, Martyr has just one wish before he is scheduled to 'expire' in less than a month. To see the sky. Abby Goyer may have just moved to Alaska, but she has a feeling something strange is going on at the farm where her father works. But even this smart, confident girl could never have imagined what lies beneath a simple barn. Or what would happen when a mysterious boy shows up at her door, asking about the stars. As the reality of the Jason Experiment comes to light, Martyr is caught between two futures---the one for which he was produced and the one Abby believes God created him to have. Time is running out, and Martyr must decide if a life with Abby is worth leaving everything he's ever known. 
*Thank you Charleen Famiglietti from Zondervan


 Wings by Aprilynne Pike

+May 1st, 2009

Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things with wide eyes. They were terrifyingly beautiful--too beautiful for words.
Laurel turned to the mirror again, her eyes on the hovering petals that floated beside her head. They looked almost like wings.
In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever.

 Spells by Aprilynne Pike

+May 4th, 2010

Six months have passed since Laurel saved the gateway to the faerie realm of Avalon. Now she must spend her summer there, honing her skills as a Fall faerie. But her human family and friends are still in mortal danger--and the gateway to Avalon is more compromised than ever. When it comes time to protect those she loves, will she depend on David, her human boyfriend, for help? Or will she turn to Tamani, the electrifying faerie with whom her connection is undeniable  

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

+September 1st, 2010

Weird as it is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie’s always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a mermaid, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she's falling for a shape-shifter, and she's the only person who can see through paranormals' glamours, but still. Normal. Only now paranormals are dying, and Evie's dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She soon realizes that there may be a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths. Not only that, but she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

Firelight by Sophie Jordan

+September 7th, 2010

Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki—a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form. Forced to flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her new surroundings. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she is irresistibly drawn to him, Jacinda knows Will's dark secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But her inner draki is slowly slipping away—if it dies she will be left as a human forever. She'll do anything to prevent that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy. Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide.
The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

+December 22nd, 2009

Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared--the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in his own blood--but she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night held. The memories her family has tried to bury resurface when Daniel returns, three years later, and enrolls in Grace and Jude's high school. Despite promising Jude she'll stay away, Grace cannot deny her attraction to Daniel's shocking artistic abilities, his way of getting her to look at the world from new angles, and the strange, hungry glint in his eyes. The closer Grace gets to Daniel, the more she jeopardizes her life, as her actions stir resentment in Jude and drive him to embrace the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind the boy's dark secret...and the cure that can save the ones she loves. But she may have to lay down the ultimate sacrifice to do it--her soul.

What did you get in your mailbox?


mariska said...

Hi Marybeth!

I like your IMM! What a fantastic books! I hope you would enjoy them.


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Natframpton said...

Lots of great books this week. I still need to read firelight and paranormalcy

Sash and Em said...

Lots of goodies! :) Enjoy!

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Jess said...

Great haul this week! Replication looks like something I would be interested in.

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Jaskirat@SeeitORreadit said...

Paranormalcy, The dark Divine, Firelight, and Someone Else's Life are all really good!!! Enjoy :) Awesome haul!


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WickedWillow said...

Unbreak My Heart looks so cute!
Enjoy the books!
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April (BooksandWine) said...

Oooo Paranormalcy is hilarious!

ALSO Firelight is great and steamy and wonderful.

ALSO! The Dark Divine rocks too.

Fantastic IMM week :-)

Angie @ Beneath the Jacket said...

LOVE Paranormalcy! I've been told to pick up Aprilynne Pike, but I haven't yet. Definitely on my list of things to read. Great book week! I can't wait to read Someone Else's Life.


Miss Vain's Paranormal Fantasy said...

Hi :)
Thanks for sharing your IMM post. Paranormalcy is really cute. I have yet to read Firelight but I hear it's excellent. Dragons! How can you pass that up??! ;) I need to read Wings! My friend says Wings is fantastic!!! Hope you enjoy your reads.:)

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Lindsay said...

I would be staring at those covers all day long... they are awesome! Enjoy

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Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

Replication sounds awesome...and what a cover on Unbreak my Heart!

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Anonymous said...

What great books you got this week (: All of the covers are beautiful! I've heard so many people say they love Firelight! Hope you enjoy reading them all (:
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