In My Mailbox (25)

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

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
From Goodreads:
Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.

Sometimes life-ending.

Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.

Jane by April Lindner
From Goodreads:
Forced to drop out of an esteemed East Coast college after the sudden death of her parents, Jane Moore takes a nanny job at Thornfield Park, the estate of Nico Rathburn, an iconic rock star on the brink of a huge comeback. Practical and independent, Jane reluctantly becomes entranced by her magnetic and brooding employer, and finds herself in the midst of a forbidden romance. But there's a mystery at Thornfield, and Jane's much-envied relationship with Nico is tested by a torturous secret from his past.

Part irresistible romance and part darkly engrossing mystery, this contemporary retelling of the beloved classic Jane Eyre promises to enchant a new generation of readers.

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
From Goodreads:
Incarceron -- a futuristic prison, sealed from view, where the descendants of the original prisoners live in a dark world torn by rivalry and savagery. It is a terrifying mix of high technology -- a living building which pervades the novel as an ever-watchful, ever-vengeful character, and a typical medieval torture chamber -- chains, great halls, dungeons. A young prisoner, Finn, has haunting visions of an earlier life, and cannot believe he was born here and has always been here. In the outer world, Claudia, daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, is trapped in her own form of prison -- a futuristic world constructed beautifully to look like a past era, an imminent marriage she dreads. She knows nothing of Incarceron, except that it exists. But there comes a moment when Finn, inside Incarceron, and Claudia, outside, simultaneously find a device -- a crystal key, through which they can talk to each other. And so the plan for Finn's escape is born ...

Mercury Falls
From Goodreads:
Years of covering the antics of End Times cults for The Banner, a religious news magazine, have left Christine Temetri not only jaded but seriously questioning her career choice. That is, until she meets Mercury, an anti-establishment angel who's frittering his time away whipping up batches of Rice Krispy Treats and perfecting his ping-pong backhand instead of doing his job: helping to orchestrate Armageddon. With the end near and angels and demons debating the finer political points of the Apocalypse, Christine and Mercury accidentally foil an attempt to assassinate one Karl Grissom, a thirty-seven-year-old film school dropout about to make his big break as the Antichrist. Now, to save the world, she must negotiate the byzantine bureaucracies of Heaven and Hell and convince the apathetic Mercury to take a stand, all the while putting up with the obnoxious mouth-breathing Antichrist.

Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer
From Goodreads:
Life as a ship's boy aboard HMS Dolphin is a dream come true for Jacky Faber. Gone are the days of scavenging for food and fighting for survival on the streets of eighteenth-century London. Instead, Jacky is becoming a skilled and respected sailor as the crew pursues pirates on the high seas.

There's only one problem: Jacky is a girl. And she will have to use every bit of her spirit, wit, and courage to keep the crew from discovering her secret. This could be the adventure of her life -- if only she doesn't get caught....

10 thoughts?:

Amelia Robinson October 23, 2010 at 9:06 PM  

Oh snap! Busting out with the good ones this week! "Incarceron" AND "Beautiful Darkness"! Don't hurt yourself now. Hehehe...^_^

Great week, chica!! :) Happy reading and hasta luego!


~The Book Pixie October 23, 2010 at 10:41 PM  

Beautiful Darkness and Jane are on my wishlist. I have and need to read Incarceron. Excellent books this week! Happy reading. :D


Jennifer (An Abundance of Books) October 24, 2010 at 12:46 AM  

Mercury Falls sounds really interesting. I've seen the occasional review of Jane, but Jane Eyre is one of my favorites, so I've been a bit hesitant to get it.

Misha1989 October 24, 2010 at 1:24 AM  

Woah! You've had an awesome week!
Happy reading!
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Anonymous October 24, 2010 at 10:30 AM  

I need to read the Beautiful series...*sigh*...soon lol. Great reads this week! Mine is here:

brandileigh2003 October 24, 2010 at 12:10 PM  

I have BD but I am reading BC to refresh my memory first

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Kathy Martin October 24, 2010 at 12:21 PM  

You got some great books this week. I really loved Beautiful Creatures. My mailboxes are here and here. Happy reading!

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) October 24, 2010 at 12:41 PM  

Great books this week - hope you enjoy them all! :)

Page (One Book At A Time) October 24, 2010 at 2:21 PM  

I was intrigued by Incaceron but didn't like it as much as I had hoped. I have a feeling Jane is going to end up on my wishlist!

Christine November 4, 2010 at 2:37 PM  

Oh you've got a great selection of books there. I read Incarceron earlier in the year and really enjoyed it. I'm also waiting on my library to get Beautiful Darkness ... and Jane for that matter!


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