Sunday, October 03, 2010

My Week in Books (#6)

Credit for IMM goes to The Story Siren

Books received for review

Black Wings by Christina Henry
Curtesy of Rex Robot Reviews ARC Tours

Release date: November 30, 2010

As an Agent of Death, Madeline Black is responsible for escorting the souls of the dearly departed to the afterlife. It's a 24/7 job with a lousy benefits package.

Maddy's position may come with magical abilities and an impressive windspan, but it doesn't pay the bills. And then there are her infuriating boss, tenant woes, and a cranky, popcorn-loving gargoyle to contend with.

Things start looking up, though, when tall, dark, and handsome Gabriel Angeloscuro agrees to rent the empty apartment in Maddy's building. It's probably just a coincidence that as soon as he moves in, demons appear on the front lawn. But when an unholy monster is unleashed upon the streets of Chicago, Maddy discovers powers she never knew she possessed. Powers linked to a family legacy of tarnished halos.

Powers that place her dicectly between the light of Heaven and the fires of Hell...

Where the Truth Lies by Jessica Warman
Curtesy of Good Golly Miss Holly ARC Tours

Release date: September 28, 2010

On the surface, Emily Meckler leads the perfect life. She has three best friends, two loving parents, and the ideal setup at the Connecticut prep school where her father is the headmaster. But Emily also suffers from devastating nightmares about fire and water, and nobody knows why. Then the enigmatic Del Sugar enters her life, and Emily is immediately swept away—but her passionate relationship with Del is just the first of many things that aren't quite what they seem in Emily's life. As the lies she's been told start to unravel, Emily must set out to discover the truth regarding her nightmare; on a journey that will lead her to question everything she thought she knew about love, family, and her own idyllic past.

This companion novel to Warman's critically acclaimed Breathless proves that sometimes the biggest lies are told to the people you love the most.

by Lish McBride

Curtesy of Star Book Tours

Sam leads a pretty normal life. He may not have the most exciting job in the world, but he’s doing all right—until a fast food prank brings him to the attention of Douglas, a creepy guy with an intense violent streak.

Turns out Douglas is a necromancer who raises the dead for cash and sees potential in Sam. Then Sam discovers he’s a necromancer too, but with strangely latent powers. And his worst nightmare wants to join forces . . . or else.

With only a week to figure things out, Sam needs all the help he can get. Luckily he lives in Seattle, which has nearly as many paranormal types as it does coffee places. But even with newfound friends, will Sam be able to save his skin?


Books bought

Heat Wave Echoes (Fingerprints, #1-3) How I Live Now
Poison Study (Study, #1) Inside Out (Inside Out, #1) Kiss Me Deadly: 13 Tales of Paranormal Love

What I read this week

The Final Warning (Maximum Ride, #4) Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, #1) Where the Truth Lies Black Wings Bites Alpha (Shifters, #6) Dead Is Just A Rumor (Dead Is, #4) Scary, Scary Halloween The Biggest Pumpkin Ever Rotten Ralph's Trick or Treat (Rotten Ralph) Bloodlines (Vampire Twins, Book 1) Pretty Dead Mind Games (The Disillusionists Trilogy, #1) Beyond the Night (Envy Chronicles, #1)

Books I started but haven't finished (yet!)

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer 


  1. Oooo, I LOVE POISON STUDY and How I Live Now and Inside Out.

    This week is totally made of win, I see!

  2. Haha yes, that is the perfect way of putting it!

    I've been looking at those books for a long time, so hopefully they will all live up to expectations. I see you got Wither in your mailbox this week (along with a bunch of other cool stuff) - congrats on scoring an early copy! I am quite jealous. Hope you enjoy it!!

  3. Where The Truth Lies is a beautiful cover. Great reads!
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  4. Awesome IMM! I loved Poison Study so much and can't wait to read Echoes! I hope that you enjoy all of your books!

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