Sunday, October 7, 2012

In My Mailbox 1


In My Mailbox is a weekly post hosted by The Story Siren.  Book bloggers participate to showcase what books they received in the mail that week. 

I'm super excited to participate today!  This is my very first In My Mailbox post and I have quite a bit to share with you.  Upon starting my blog last week I quickly went to Net Galley and immediately started requesting books.  I was pleasantly surprised to start receiving ARC's within a matter of hours.  Before the end of the next day I had received 10 and had only been declined by 3.  Then I immediately got a little nervous, wondering when on earth I was going to have time to read all of those books AND the books currently sitting on my night stand AND the books currently on my iPad Kindle app, of which many I purchased this week as $.99 deals on Amazon.  

Without further ado, I present the books I received this week.

Destiny Binds (Timber Wolves Trilogy #1)
By: Tammy Blackwell
Published: March 3, 2011 by Tammy Blackwell
Source: Owned on Kindle (Purchased via Amazon for $.99)
(Goodreads / Amazon)
Summary:
Scout Donovan is a girl who believes in rules, logic, and her lifelong love of Charlie Hagan. Alex Cole believes in destiny, magic, and Scout. When Alex introduces Scout to the world of Shifters, men who change into wolves or coyotes during the full moon and Seers, women who can see your most private thoughts and emotions with a mere touch, the knowledge changes everything and everyone Scout thought she knew.

Deadlocked (Deadlocked #1)
By: A.R. Wise
Published: December 20, 2011
Source: Owned on Kindle (Purchased via Amazon for free)
(Goodreads / Amazon)
Summary:
David was caught in the middle of the city when the zombie outbreak started. His wife and daughters were at home, stranded on the roof as zombies waited below. He would have to fight through hordes of undead, merciless other survivors, and a series of death defying stunts to get home. However, even if he makes it there, how can he be sure they're safe?

Deadlocked puts you into David's head as he struggles to get home. Then a final confrontation occurs that will guarantee his family's survival, but at what cost?



Deadlocked 2
By: A.R. Wise
Published: December 20, 2011
Source: Owned on Kindle (Purchased via Amazon for $1.49)
(Goodreads / Amazon)
Summary:
Part two of this series picks up immediately after the end of the first. David's wife, Laura, is forced to take over the protection of their family as the boat travels out into Hailey Bay, away from the zombies. However, the boat's pilot plans to dock back in the overrun city to rescue his own family, which will put Laura's in jeopardy.

Laura is forced to overcome unimaginable horrors as the zombie apocalypse explodes around her, but it is the evil intent of the humans around her that present her greatest challenge. The reader is taken far beyond the edge of their seat as Laura pushes forward to the inevitable end. No one is safe in a world where the dead hunt the living.



Contagious (The Contagium Trilogy #1)
By: Emily Goodwin
Published: January 17, 2012
Source: Owned on Kindle (Purchased via Amazon for $.99)
(Goodreads / Amazon)
Summary:
"I wasn’t afraid of death. If I died, it would be over. My worst fear wasn’t of dying, it was of living. Living, while everyone around me had their flesh savagely torn from their bodies to be shoved into the festering and ever-hungry mouths of zombies. It terrified me, right down to my very core, to be alive while the rest of the world was dead."

In the midst of the Second Great Depression, twenty-five year old Orissa Penwell doesn't think things can get any worse. She couldn't be more wrong. A virus breaks out across the country, leaving the infected crazed, aggressive and very hungry.

Orissa will do anything-no matter if it's right or wrong- to save the ones she loves. But when she discovers that most of the world is infected or dead, she must decided if those lives are worth saving at all.



Zombie Fallout (#1)
By: Mark Tufo
Published: February 5, 2010 by Createspace
Source: Owned on Kindle (purchased via Amazon for $.99)
(Goodreads / Amazon)
Summary:
Late Fall 2010 Reuters Estimates say that nearly three thousand people nationwide, and fifteen thousand people worldwide have died of the H1N1 virus or Swine flu and nearly eighty thousand cases have been confirmed in hospitals and clinics across the United States and the world, the World Heath Organization reported.


The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1)
By: Julie Kagawa
Published: October 23, 2012 by Harlequin Teen
Source: ARC via Net Galley
(Goodreads / Amazon)
Summary:
Don't look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.That is Ethan Chase's unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he'd dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister's world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.



Dearly, Beloved (Gone with the Respiration #2)
By: Lia Habel
Published: September 25, 2012 by Del Rey
Source: ARC via Net Galley
(Goodreads / Amazon)
Summary:
Can the living coexist with the living dead? 

That’s the question that has New Victorian society fiercely divided ever since the mysterious plague known as “The Laz” hit the city of New London and turned thousands into walking corpses. But while some of these zombies are mindless monsters, hungry for human flesh, others can still think, speak, reason, and control their ravenous new appetites.

Just ask Nora Dearly, the young lady of means who was nearly kidnapped by a band of sinister zombies but valiantly rescued by a dashing young man . . . of the dead variety.

Nora and her savior, the young zombie soldier Bram Griswold, fell hopelessly in love. But others feel only fear and loathing for the reanimated dead. Now, as tensions grow between pro- and anti-zombie factions, battle lines are being drawn in the streets. And though Bram is no longer in the New Victorian army, he and his ex-commando zombie comrades are determined to help keep the peace. That means taking a dangerous stand between The Changed, a radical group of sentient zombies fighting for survival, and The Murder, a masked squad of urban guerrillas hellbent on destroying the living dead. But zombies aren’t the only ones in danger: Their living allies are also in The Murder’s crosshairs, and for one vengeful zealot, Nora Dearly is the number one target.

As paranoia, prejudice, and terrorist attacks threaten to plunge the city into full-scale war, Nora’s scientist father and his team continue their desperate race to unlock the secrets of “The Laz” and find a cure. But their efforts may be doomed when a mysterious zombie appears bearing an entirely new strain of the virus—and the nation of New Victoria braces for a new wave of the apocalypse.



Perfectly Unique: Praising God From Head to Foot
By: Annie F. Downs
Published: September 3, 2012 by Zondervan
Source: ARC via Net Galley
(Goodreads / Amazon)
Summary:
Your body is an instrument. No, it's not a flute, or a guitar (I hope). It is a sacred and original design by a master craftsman with a specific plan and purpose. That's a pretty big deal. From head to foot, the way you view your body is directly connected to how you serve God. Seriously. From the thoughts you think to the steps you take, every part of you is linked to the divine. Perhaps you are struggling with your body image or are trying to make sense of why God made you as you are. Maybe you are looking for new ways to understand Scripture or to love God more fully. Either way, this book will take you on a thoughtful, funny, and spirit-filled exploration of the way you were designed and will help you better honor the Creator by learning to value his perfectly unique creation (yourself!)


Rape Girl
By: Alina Klein
Published: June 4, 2012 by Namelos
Source: ARC via Net Galley
(Goodreads / Amazon)
Summary:
Valerie always wanted to be the smart girl. The pretty girl. The popular girl.

But not the rape girl.

That’s who she is now. Rape Girl. Because everyone seems to think they know the truth about what happened with Adam that day, and they don’t think Valerie’s telling it.

Before, she had a best friend, a crush, and a close-knit family. After, she has a court case, a support group, and a house full of strangers.

The real truth is, nothing will ever be the same.

Rape Girl is the compelling story of a survivor who does the right thing and suffers for it. It is also the story of a young woman’s struggle to find the strength to fight back.


Waking the Moon
By: Elizabeth Hand
Publication Date: October 30, 2012 by Open Road Media
Source: ARC via Net Galley
Summary:
The reign of men has ended in this gripping thriller from Elizabeth Hand, and the fate of the world is on the line.

Sweeney Cassidy is a typical college freshman at the University of the Archangels and St. John the Divine in Washington, DC.  She drinks. She parties. And she certainly doesn't suspect that underneath its picturesque Gothic facade, the University is a haven for the Bendandanti, a cult devoted to suppressing the powerful and destructive Moon Goddess. But everything is about to change as Sweeney learns that her two new best friends are the Goddess's Chosen Ones.


The Twisted Window
By: Lois Duncan
Published: August 28, 2012 by Open Road Media
Source: ARC via Net Galley
Summary:
The new guy at Tracy's school is handsome, intense and desperately needs her help - but there's something about him that isn't quite right.

High school junior Tracy Lloyd is unsure about the new guy in school. Brad Johnson is attractive, smart and polite, but Tracy can't help but feel he watches her too closely. Then one day Brad confides in Tracy a horrible secret: his little sister Mindy has been kidnapped by his stepfather, and he needs Tracy's help to get her back. But even as Tracy commits to a plan to help her vulnerable new friend, details emerge that suggest nothing is what it seems.


The Lifeguard
By: Deborah Blumenthal
Published: March 1, 2012 by Albert Whitman & Company
Source: ARC via Net Galley
(Goodreads / Amazon)
Summary:

It's an unsettled summer for Sirena. Back in Texas, her family's splitting apart, but here in Rhode Island, at the cottage of her free-spirited aunt, it's a different world. There are long days at the beach and intriguing encounters with him. Pilot. He's the lifeguard with shamanic skills. He both saves her and makes her feel lost at sea. Sirena explores her obsession with Pilot and discovers his mysterious--almost magical--gifts.
Covet (The Clann #2)
By: Melissa Darnell
Published: September 25, 2012 by Harlequin Teen
Source: ARC via Net Galley
(Goodreads / Amazon)

Summary:
Dangerous to be together. Painful to be apart.Savannah Colbert knows she broke up with Tristan Coleman for the right reasons. Most of all, to keep from killing him with her new vampire abilities. But try telling her heart. Now, lost in a sea of hostile Clann faces, Sav tries to come to terms with what she's becoming and what that means for her future. And that someone is doing their best to bully her into making a terrible mistake.
Tristan can't believe Sav won't even talk to him. If being apart is her decision, fine. Just don't expect him to honor it. But even as he prepares to fight for the girl he loves, forces beyond their control take them both in directions neither could have foreseen or prepared for.

A reckoning is coming…and not everyone will survive.



What I Didn't Say
By: Keary Taylor
Published: April 30, 2012 by Createspace
Source: ARC via Net Galley
(Goodreads / Amazon)
Summary:
Getting drunk homecoming night your senior year is never a good idea, but Jake Hayes never expected it all to end with a car crash and a t-post embedded in his throat. 

His biggest regret about it all? What he never said to Samantha Shay. He's been in love with her for years and never had the guts to tell her. Now it's too late. Because after that night, Jake will never be able to talk again.

When Jake returns to his small island home, population 5,000, he'll have to learn how to deal with being mute. He also finds that his family isn't limited to his six brothers and sisters, that sometimes an entire island is watching out for you. And when he gets the chance to spend more time with Samantha, she'll help him learn that not being able to talk isn’t the worst thing that could ever happen to you. Maybe, if she'll let him, Jake will finally tell her what he didn't say before, even if he can't actually say it.



Chasers (Alone #1)
By: James Phelan
Publication Date: October 30, 2012 by Kensington 
Source: ARC via Net Galley
(Amazon)
Summary:
The trip of a lifetime just turned into the end of the world. 

When Jesse crawls out of the wreckage of a subway car and emerges into daylight, he's greeted by a living nightmare. An unexplained force has destroyed New York City, turning skyscrapers into ash, cutting off all power and communication. Jesse and his new friends Dave, Anna and Mini are dazed but unhurt. The other survivors are not so lucky. Every human being they encounter is infected, gripped by an unquenchable thirst that drives them to monstrous acts of violence.

Somehow, Jesse has to escape. But first, he has to stay alive.
Did you make it through the end of that list?  Normally I will not receive books every week, and the length of this list will be a rarity as well.  However, it was a fun week to get so many.  Now to the important part.....reading them.  What books did you receive this week?

5 comments:

  1. Wow...you had a great week! I wish you'd told me about Zombie Fallout being at $0.99! I really want to read that one and it's at $2.99 now. I mean not that that is TOO much, but still.

    I've got Covet as well, and I've already reviewed What I Didn't Say. I've also go Twisted Window. Lois Duncan was a one of my favorite authors in my teen years.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog as always!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. I thought I did....I'm sorry. I love those $.99 deals so next time I'll be sure to let you know. ;-)

      I didn't realize Covet was book 2 or that Dearly, Beloved was book 2. I was trying to avoid those and request first in a series books. Oh well....it'll just be in the wing for now waiting like so many others.

      Thanks for the comment!

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  2. Ooh, The Lost Prince! I'm excited to get started on it. I hope you enjoy! :)

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    1. Hi Chey!

      Since you are a fan of The Lost Prince, I do have a question. Have you read her other books and would you recommend first reading her Iron Fey series before this one?

      Thanks for commenting!

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  3. What a nice haul you have there! Have a great week reading all those super yummy books!

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