Saturday, 9 October 2010

In My Mailbox (6)

In my Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren so if you are intrested in taking part make a post telling people what the books you recently bought are and post it on The Story Siren's blogs.
I didnt actually intend on buying any books this week, but went down into town to by my mums presents and ended up coming back with 4 books...

Vampires: From Dracula to Twilight: A Complete Guide to Vampire Mythology by Charalotte Montague

There's something about vampires. In all their deadly, blood-sucking incarnations, they fascinate us. From Count Dracula to Edward Cullen, for centuries we have been enthralled  by the mysterious ledgends that surronded these dangerous creatures, and vampires have rarely been more popular than they are today. Pale-skinned, dark-cloaked, garlic-hating... the folklore is crawling with memorable myths. But how much do we really know about the history if vampire folklore? And is there any truth in it?

Fallen by Lauren Kate (Fallen #1)

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.
Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.

Torment by Lauren Kate (Fallen #2)

How many lives do you need to live before you find someone worth dying for? In the aftermath of what happened at Sword & Cross, Luce has been hidden away by her cursed angelic boyfriend, Daniel, in a new school filled with Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans. Daniel promises she will be safe here, protected from those who would kill her. At the school Luce discovers what the Shadows that have followed her all her life mean - and how to manipulate them to see into her other lives. Yet the more Luce learns about herself, the more she realizes that the past is her only key to unlocking her future...and that Daniel hasn't told her everything. What if his version of the past isn't actually the way things happened...what if Luce was really meant to be with someone else?

Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel

Lenah Beaudonte is, in many ways, your average teen: the new girl at Wickham Boarding School, she struggles to fit in enough to survive and stand out enough to catch the eye of the golden-boy lacrosse captain. But Lenah also just happens to be a recovering five-hundred-year-old vampire queen. After centuries of terrorizing Europe, Lenah is able to realize the dream all vampires have -- to be human again. After performing a dangerous ritual to restore her humanity, Lenah entered a century-long hibernation, leaving behind the wicked coven she ruled over and the eternal love who has helped grant her deep-seated wish.
Until, that is, Lenah draws her first natural breath in centuries at Wickham and rediscovers a human life that bears little resemblance to the one she had known. As if suddenly becoming a teenager weren’t stressful enough, each passing hour brings Lenah closer to the moment when her abandoned coven will open the crypt where she should be sleeping and find her gone. As her borrowed days slip by, Lenah resolves to live her newfound life as fully as she can. But, to do so, she must answer ominous questions: Can an ex-vampire survive in an alien time and place? What can Lenah do to protect her new friends from the bloodthirsty menace about to descend upon them? And how is she ever going to pass her biology midterm.

Finding Sky by Joss Stirling

When Sky catches a glimpse of Zed for the first time, lounging against his motorbike at school, she is drawn to him just like every other girl in Wickenridge. But Zed sees something special in her that the other girls don't have. Zed tells her they are both Savants - people with special powers like telepathy and the ability to see into the future. Not only that, she is a Savant too, and his soulfinder - meant to be together.
When a soulfinder speaks telepathically to her partner, it's like all the lights coming on in a building. You lit me up like Vegas. But for Sky it's just not that easy - she's a mystery to herself, haunted by nightmares from her past before she was adopted, and riddled with doubt and insecurity. Just when Sky is slowly coming round to the idea of being with Zed she is kidnapped by a family of criminal Savants. In a chilling twist, Sky and Zed's relationship is put to the ultimate test and the fate of those she loves lie in Sky's hands. Will Sky have the strength to embrace her power and be brave enough to control her own destiny, or will the dark demons of her past prevent her from realising her true potential?

Dark Heart Forver by Lee Monroe

Jane Jonas is nearing her 16th birthday and troubled by unsettling recurring dreams where the same mysterious boy her age comes to her, telling Jane that they are each other's destiny. Her mother is increasingly anxious about Jane's disruptive sleepwalking episodes, but for Jane her dream world and reality are about to collide ...When she develops a friendship with an enigmatic stranger in town, the blond, uber-cool Evan, it's exciting, it's new, and Jane wants him more than she's ever wanted anybody - until her mystery dream boy gets in the way. Now Jane is caught between two worlds: one familiar, but tinged with romance and excitement; the other dark and dangerous, where angels, werewolves, and an irresistible stranger are trying to seduce her ...


  1. Here is my Imm:

  2. You've had a great week! All of them look great.
    Happy Reading!
    In My Mailbox

  3. Ohhh you got good ones this week. I enjoyed Fallen and I'm really looking forward to Torment (and those covers are stunning). Infinite Days is one of my favorite reads of the year, I hope you like it! Enjoy your books:)

  4. Great books! Dark Heart Forever is new to me. It sounds great. My mailboxes are here and here. Happy reading!

  5. Beautiful books! Love the covers! hope you enjoy them all! happy reading!

  6. Dark Heart Forever looks amazing! I'll be back to see what you think about it. Great IMMB@

    Come by and see my experimental IMMB

  7. I just got Fallen from the library but I still haven't read it yet. Enjoy all your books! I'm a new follower and I hope you'll stop by my blog to read my In My Mailbox post.

    Kate @ Literary Explorations

  8. Fallen is great - I loved it. Haven't read Torment yet, but I can't wait for it! That cover of Infinite Days is weeeirrrd, I just haven't seen it before. I guess that's the UK cover? Which makes sense, since you're from the UK :P Have a great week of reading!

    Here's what I got in my mailbox this week :)