Sunday, November 28, 2010

My Week in Books (14)

Credit for IMM goes to The Story Siren

Books received for review

by Sara Shepard
Released: December 7, 2010

Courtesy of First Reads

I had a life anyone would kill for.

Then someone did.

The worst part of being dead is that there’s nothing left to live for. No more kisses. No more secrets. No more gossip. It’s enough to kill a girl all over again. But I’m about to get something no one else does—an encore performance, thanks to Emma, the long-lost twin sister I never even got to meet.
Now Emma’s desperate to know what happened to me. And the only way to figure it out is to be me—to slip into my old life and piece it all together. But can she laugh at inside jokes with my best friends? Convince my boyfriend she’s the girl he fell in love with? Pretend to be a happy, carefree daughter when she hugs my parents good night? And can she keep up the charade, even after she realizes my murderer is watching her every move?

From Sara Shepard, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars books, comes a riveting new series about secrets, lies, and killer consequences.

Let the lying game begin.

(Chemical Garden #1)
by Lauren DeStefano
Released: March 22, 2011

Courtesy of Star Book Tours

In the not-too-distant future, because of genetic engineering, every human being is a ticking time bomb - males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. To keep the population from dying out, girls are kidnapped and sold into polygamous marriages.

When sixteen-year-old Rhine is taken, she enters a world of wealth and privilege that both entices and terrifies her. She has everything she ever wanted - except freedom. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to escape before it is too late.

(Dead Is #5)
by Marlene Perez
Released: May 2, 2011

Courtesy of Star Book Tours

Graduation and Goodbye

It's springtime of senior year, and psychic sleuth Daisy Giordano is preparing to say goodbye to Nightshade High. But no college acceptance letters have arrived yet, and she's beginning to worry about where she'll end up come fall - and if it will be anywhere near her boyfriend, Ryan. But that's not the only uncertainty Daisy's dealing with. There's a vamps versus shifters war going on in Nightshade, and things are so tense that there is talk of cangelling the prom. The conflict is carrying over to the Giordano home, since Rose and Daisy are both dating werewolves and Poppy's new boyfriend is a vampire.

Daisy's investigations involve mysterious new folks in town - and some old familiar faces, like her nemesis, celebrity chef/sorceress Circe Silvertongue. Can Daisy convince Circe to free the spirit she trapped in a jukebox long ago, and to change her pet pig, Balthazar, back into the man he once was? Can the paranormal community in Nightshade finally find peace? And will Daisy and her friends survive graduation? All of these questions and more are answered in the explosive fifth installment in the Dead Is series.

by Penny Blubaugh
Released: March 1, 2011

Courtesy of Star Book Tours

A mesmerizing tale of family, faeries, and finding a place to call home.

Three years ago, Persia ran away from her drug addict parents and found a home with the Outlaws, an underground theater troupe. With time, this motley band of mortals and fey, puppeteers and actors, becomes the loving family Persia never had. And soon Persia discovers a passion for theater and also falls in love with one of the other Outlaws. Life could not be more perfect.

Until an enemy makes an unfair accusation against the group and forces them to flee their world and hide in the neighboring realm of Faerie. But in Faerie, all is not flowers and rainbows. With bloodthirsty trolls, a hostile monarchy, and a dangerous code of magic, the fey world is far from the safe haven the Outlaws had hoped for . . .

Books bought

Girl Parts Firewalker (Stormwalker, #2) Thirst No. 3: The Eternal Dawn (Thirst, #3) Sweep: Volume 2 (Dark Magick; Awakening; Spellbound)

What I read this week

Entwined StarCrossed Wither (Chemical Garden, #1) Holiday With A Vampire: Christmas Cravings\Fate Calls (Silhouette Nocturne)

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

Burning Up (Includes: The Iron Seas, Prequel; Children of the Sea, #3.5; Psy/Changeling #8.5) Afterlight (The Dark Ink Chronicles, #1)


  1. I am looking forward to reading your reviews on all those books. You've had a really great hall this week.

  2. Great books this week! Lots of stuff I need to read as well! How are you liking Burning Up? I almost bought that this week. My IMM is here: