In My Mailbox (8)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren in which we share the books we received for the week.

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
From Goodreads:
Sixteen-year-old Evie's job is bagging and tagging paranormals. Possessing the strange ability to see through their glamours, she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency. But when someone--or something--starts taking out the vamps, werewolves, and other odd beasties she's worked hard to help become productive members of society, she's got to figure it out before they all disappear and the world becomes utterly normal.

Normal is so overrated.

Mistwood by Leah Cypress
From Goodreads:
The Shifter is an immortal creature bound by an ancient spell to protect the kings of Samorna. When the realm is peaceful, she retreats to the Mistwod.

But when she is needed she always comes.

Isabel remembers nothing. Nothing before the prince rode into her forest to take her back to the castle. Nothing about who she is supposed to be, or the powers she is supposed to have.

Prince Rokan needs Isabel to be his Shifter. He needs her ability to shift to animal form, to wind, to mist. He needs her lethal speed and superhuman strength. And he needs her loyalty--because without it, she may be his greatest threat.

Isabel knows that her prince is lying to her, but she can't help wanting to protect him from the dangers and intrigues of the court . . . until a deadly truth shatters the bond between them.

Now Isabel faces a choice that threatens her loyalty, her heart . . . and everything she thought she knew.

Angelology by Danielle Trussoni
From Goodreads:
A thrilling epic about an ancient clash reignited in our time- between a hidden society and heaven's darkest creatures

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them.
Genesis 6:5

Sister Evangeline was just a girl when her father entrusted her to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in upstate New York. Now, at twenty-three, her discovery of a 1943 letter from the famous philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller to the late mother superior of Saint Rose Convent plunges Evangeline into a secret history that stretches back a thousand years: an ancient conflict between the Society of Angelologists and the monstrously beautiful descendants of angels and humans, the Nephilim.

For the secrets these letters guard are desperately coveted by the once-powerful Nephilim, who aim to perpetuate war, subvert the good in humanity, and dominate mankind. Generations of angelologists have devoted their lives to stopping them, and their shared mission, which Evangeline has long been destined to join, reaches from her bucolic abbey on the Hudson to the apex of insular wealth in New York, to the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris and the mountains of Bulgaria.

Rich in history, full of mesmerizing characters, and wondrously conceived, Angelology blends biblical lore, the myth of Orpheus and the Miltonic visions of Paradise Lost into a riveting tale of ordinary people engaged in a battle that will determine the fate of the world.

Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien
From Goodreads:
After climate change, on the north shore of Unlake Superior, a dystopian world is divided between those who live inside the wall, and those, like sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone, who live outside. It’s Gaia’s job to “advance” a quota of infants from poverty into the walled Enclave, until the night one agonized mother objects, and Gaia’s parents are arrested.

Badly scarred since childhood, Gaia is a strong, resourceful loner who begins to question her society. As Gaia’s efforts to save her parents take her within the wall, she herself is arrested and imprisoned.

Fraught with difficult moral choices and rich with intricate layers of codes, BIRTHMARKED explores a colorful, cruel, eerily familiar world where one girl can make all the difference, and a real hero makes her own moral code.

My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers, #2) by Rachel Vincent
From Goodreads:
“If she were going to die, I’d already be screaming. I’m a banshee. That’s what we do.”

The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad’s ironclad curfew and putting her boyfriend’s loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls for a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for eternity in the Netherworld — a consequence they can’t possibly understand. Kaylee can’t let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk....

12 thoughts?:

Kris May 15, 2010 at 8:53 AM  

oooo Those all look like some REALLY good ones!

A Simple Love of Reading May 15, 2010 at 2:28 PM  

Ooh, I really want to read Angelology by Danielle Trussoni as well! I love anything Rachel Vincent writes! Happy reading!

pirate penguin May 15, 2010 at 4:34 PM  

I know you already told me what you got this week but still! all the books look awesome-especially Angelology. It sounds complex... and I've read nothing but shining reviews for Birthmarked... I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on every single book. :D

Sara May 15, 2010 at 8:15 PM  

PARANORMALCY and MISTWOOD look amazing - I'm definitely jealous of those two! I'ver read BIRTHMARKED and I loved it, hope you do too!

Spellboundbybooks Melissa May 15, 2010 at 10:38 PM  

What an awesome week for you. I have majority of these on my TBR list. Hope you really enjoy these.

~The Book Pixie May 16, 2010 at 4:18 AM  

I'm reading Birthmarked and it is AMAZING! I really want Mistwood and Paranormalcy and have been wanting to read the first Soul Screamers book as well. Enjoy. :D


Manda (Manda's Movements) May 16, 2010 at 7:33 AM  

Super envious of your books. I want to read them all! Hope you love them :)

This Miss Loves to Read May 16, 2010 at 8:09 AM  

Angelology has an intriguing summary. I'm putting the book on my to-read list.

Kathy Martin May 16, 2010 at 8:36 AM  

You got some interesting books. I am eager to read Paranormalcy. It sounds really interesting. I liked Mistwood and My Soul to Save too. Happy reading!

Candace May 16, 2010 at 11:51 AM  

Wow! What a great week! I think every one of those is on my TBR!

Erika May 16, 2010 at 7:40 PM  

I have just read Mistwood and loved it! All the other books look so good! Can't wait for your thoughts on them.

Jenny Girl May 20, 2010 at 1:57 PM  

Oohh! I am liking the sound of Angelology. I look forward to your review.

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