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In My Mailbox (29)

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IMM is brought to you by Kristi at The Story Siren & inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. Aren't sure which books to include in your IMM? Here's Kristi's explanation.


From The King's English:
The Clockwork Three by Matt Kirby (signed!)
Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr

From the awesome Lena:
Firelight by Sophie Jordan (signed!)

Did you get anything exciting this week?

Waiting on Wednesday (25)

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Waiting on Wednesday is brought to you by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This weeks book is: Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
It releases: October 12th 2010


This is book 2 or a series, so there may be spoilers, read at your own risk.

 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.  

What are you waiting for this week?

In My Mailbox (26)

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IMM is brought to you by Kristi at The Story Siren & inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. Aren't sure which books to include in your IMM? Here's Kristi's explanation.

From Around the World Tours:
The Fire Opal by Regina McBride



Yep, that's it this week other than my textbooks.

Did anyone get anything awesome?

Skip A Starbucks Day

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The idea behind Skip a Starbucks Day is simple, skip your Starbucks stop today & use the money you would have spent to help bring a little girl home to her family.
There's a little girl in China who's been waiting almost 5 years to be able to leave the orphanage she's been living in to live with a family who loves her here in the US. After several detours & delays, the only standing in the way of her finally getting to come home is being short on funding due China raising the orphanage & court fees.

Please everyone head over to CJ's blog & read her story. There's so much more to the story & I want you read it straight from her.

If you need an incentive, there are several people (including me) who have donated items that people who donate will be entered to win.

Please spread the word & donate to this wonderful cause.



In My Mailbox (25)

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IMM is brought to you by Kristi at The Story Siren & inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. Aren't sure which books to include in your IMM? Here's Kristi's explanation.



From Around the World Tours:
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann



From The Fantastical Em:
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
Awesometastic bookmark
Season 1 of Bones (which is based on an Author & Forensic Philanthropist.)


What did you get this week?

Waiting on Wednesday (21)

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Waiting on Wednesday is brought to you by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This weeks book is: The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare


It releases: August 31st 2010






Summary:
Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still.


When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: Jem, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length...everyone, that is, but Tessa.

As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world...and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

Teaser Tuesday (18)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: 

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
(make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

This weeks Teaser comes to you from Kiss of Death by Rachel Caine. (FYI, this is book 8 in the Morganville Vampires series.)



This was not a Morganville Vampire.
This was something else.
(Pg 161)

In My Mailbox (24)

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IMM is brought to you by Kristi at The Story Siren & inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. Aren't sure which books to include in your IMM? Here's Kristi's explanation.

You get 3 weeks worth because I was camping.

Week 1:
Bought:
Keys To The Repository by Melissa de la Cruz
Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
Princess & The Bear by Mette Ivie Harrison



Week 2:
From Around The World Tours:
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Matched by Ally Condie



Week 3:
Gift:
Kiss Me Deadly Antho
Bought:
White Cat by Holly Black

What did you get this week?

Waiting on Wednesday (18)

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Waiting on Wednesday is brought to you by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This weeks book is: You Wish by Mandy Hubbard
It releases: August 5th 2010



Summary:
What if all your wishes really came true?

Kayla McHenry’s sweet sixteen sucks! Her dad left, her grades dropped, and her BFF is dating the boy Kayla’s secretly loved for years. Blowing out her candles, Kayla thinks: I wish my birthday wishes actually came true. Because they never freakin’ do.

Kayla wakes the next day to a life-sized, bright pink My Little Pony outside her window. Then a year’s supply of gumballs arrives. A boy named Ken with a disturbing resemblance to the doll of the same name stalks her. As the ghosts of Kayla’s wishes-past appear, they take her on a wild ride . . . but they MUST STOP. Because when she was fifteen? She wished Ben Mackenzie would kiss her. And Ben is her best friend’s boyfriend.

This is a cute one, I can't wait to get my own copy.

What books are you waiting for?

Teaser Tuesday (15)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:


 
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
(make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

This week's teaser is from Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken.



“You have no idea what you’ve done for us in bringing the rain.”
“Anything we can give in return, anything, we’ll give you.”
“If you’re still willing to give up what we discussed before, then there’s nothing more I could ask for.”
–Pg 15