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Sunday, February 7, 2010

In My Mailbox 2010/02/07

Each week I will post a list of the books I've borrowed, received, or bought. I will keep a weekly tally in each post, as well as a yearly one on the sidebar. All books with PoC themes/authors will be listed for the "New Crayons" meme.
All prices are listed in Canadian dollars.
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Tally for 2010/02/07
Borrowed: 0
Received: 5
Bought: 0
Total Cost: $0.00

Didn't get anything last week, but this week was a huge harvest (lol Chinese saying)!

Deadtown #1:
by Nancy Holzner
They call it Deadtown: the city’s quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its borders — but Victory Vaughn, Boston’s only professional demon slayer, isn’t exactly human…
Vicky’s demanding job keeping the city safe from all manner of monsters is one reason her relationship with workaholic lawyer (and werewolf) Alexander Kane is in constant limbo. Throw in a foolhardy zombie apprentice, a mysterious demon-plagued client, and a suspicious research facility that’s taken an unwelcome interest in her family, and Vicky’s love life has as much of a pulse as Deadtown’s citizens.
But now Vicky’s got bigger things to worry about. The Hellion who murdered her father ten years ago has somehow broken through Boston’s magical protections. The Hellion is a ruthless force of destruction with a personal grudge against Vicky, and she’s the only one who can stop the demon before it destroys the city and everyone in it.

Heard a lot of good hype about this one, and the cover is especially gorgeous - sure it sticks with the chick-in-leather theme, but it also adds a bit more badass with the severely cropped hair, flaming sword and smoking machine gun. I crave the snark it promises =D
Won from SciFiGuy

And now, the lovely books I won from the Book Triplets Scavenger Hunt hosted by Rhonda Stapleton, Bree Despain, and Lindsay Eland! I won my pack of 3 signed editions of each of the author's newest releases from Rhonda ♥

Stupid Cupid #1:
Stupid Cupid
by Rhonda Stapleton
Felicity Walker believes in true love. That's why she applies for a gig at the matchmaking company Cupid's Hollow. But when Felicity gets the job, she learns that she isn't just a matchmaker...she's a cupid! (There's more than one of them, you know.)
Armed with a hot pink, tricked-out PDA infused with the latest in cupid magic (love arrows shot through email), Felicity works to meet her quota of successful matches. But when she bends the rules of cupidity by matching her best friend Maya with three different boys at once, disaster strikes. Felicity needs to come up with a plan to set it all right, pronto, before she gets fired...and before Maya ends up with her heart split in three.

Perfect timing for Valentines Day, and I'm in the mood for some fluff! I haven't read something from this genre in a while now, so I'm quite looking forward to the change in pace =)
Won from Rhonda Stapleton +signed!

Dark Divine #1:
The Dark Divine
by Bree Despain
Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared--the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in his own blood--but she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night held.
The memories her family has tried to bury resurface when Daniel returns, three years later, and enrolls in Grace and Jude's high school. Despite promising Jude she'll stay away, Grace cannot deny her attraction to Daniel's shocking artistic abilities, his way of getting her to look at the world from new angles, and the strange, hungry glint in his eyes.
The closer Grace gets to Daniel, the more she jeopardizes her life, as her actions stir resentment in Jude and drive him to embrace the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind the boy's dark secret...and the cure that can save the ones she loves. But she may have to lay down the ultimate sacrifice to do it--her soul.

I really adore the cover art for this, from an aesthetically point of view, purple is very "in" this year isn't it lol? I admit I'm really interested in how the sibling relationship pans out, I've always wanted an older brother...And because I'm a geek, I will be using the Dark Divine bookmarks I won a few weeks ago when I read this 8B
Won from Rhonda Stapleton +signed! *hardcover

Scones and Sensibility
by Lindsay Eland
Polly Madassa is convinced she was born for a more romantic time. A time when Elizabeth Bennet and Anne of Green Gables walked along the moors and beaches of the beautiful land, a time where a distinguished gentleman called upon a lady of quality and true love was born in the locked eyes of two young lovers.
But alas, she was not.
This, however, does not stop our young heroine from finding romance wherever she can conjure it up. So while Polly is burdened with a summer job of delivering baked goods from her parents bakery (how quaint!) to the people in her small beach town, she finds a way to force…um…encourage romance to blossom. She is determined to bring lovers, young and old, together…whether they want to be or not.

Similar vibe to Stupid Cupid above, so I'll either read both of them in a row or save this for the next time I have a candyfloss fluff craving...I might even read this on March 14 in celebration of White Day (the Japanese "second Valentines Day") lol.
Won from Rhonda Stapleton +signed! *hardcover

And this last book arrived earlier than expected, but totally brightened my day =)

Love is the Higher Law ⇒ New Crayon!
by David Levithan
First there is a Before, and then there is an After...
The lives of three teens—Claire, Jasper, and Peter—are altered forever on September 11, 2001. Claire, a high school junior, has to get to her younger brother in his classroom. Jasper, a college sophomore from Brooklyn, wakes to his parents’ frantic calls from Korea, wondering if he’s okay. Peter, a classmate of Claire’s, has to make his way back to school as everything happens around him.
Here are three teens whose intertwining lives are reshaped by this catastrophic event. As each gets to know the other, their moments become wound around each other’s in a way that leads to new understandings, new friendships, and new levels of awareness for the world around them and the people close by.

I've heard a lot of praise for Mr. Levithan's writing, and this seemed the perfect book to try it out with. I'm already quite invested in how the three characters' relationships will turn out, I've heard it's OT3-friendly =D
Won from Lanna @ Bloggers [heart] Books *hardcover

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Sarah said...

Really good books this week. I've been wanting to read Dark Divine. And you're blog site is really pretty. Very nice.

Booklover Book Reviews said...

What a great mix of books - I just adore the cover of Scones & Sensibility. The colour scheme of your blog is fabulous by the way!

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. The Dark Divine looks really interesting. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

The Story Siren said...

fantastic books this week! i hope you enjoy them all! happy reading!

Emily said...

Great books this week! Scones and Sensibility especially looks like a lot of fun. Enjoy!

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Ah Yuan // wingstodust said...

Dunno if you got my txt, but you used the wrong summary for Deadtown. (I know you like Bleeding Violet, but still. ;D)


Kathy Martin said...

What a great group of books! I hope you enjoy all of them. I have Deadtown waiting for me on my Kindle and The Dark Divine on my Debut Authors TBR stack. Happy reading!

Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

Nice haul this week! I'm dying to read Scones and Sensibility!

Here's mine:

Have a good one!

Stephanie said...

What a great line-up. :-) I love the title Scones and Sensibility, and I've been seeing great reviews of The Dark Divine. Enjoy!

Swimmer said...

I really want to read The Dark Divine tell me if you enjoy it.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

What a great mailbox! I am interested in Scones and Sensibility as well as The Dark Divine!

Ryan G said...

I so want to read Deadtown. I'm jealous right now. Have fun with all of them.

Teddyree said...

Deadtown sounds awesome and The Dark Divine is on my wishlist. Enjoy them all :-)

Dazzling Mage said...

Oooh, Scones and Sensibility seems lke a good read. Has a bit of match making Emma in it.

Anyway, happy reading! =)

Kaye said...

Nice mix of goodies this week. Scones and Sensibility looks real good to me. Happy reading! My MM is here

bermudaonion said...

Nice mailbox! Scones and Sensibility looks like so much fun!

Alayne said...

The picture is so pretty! Happy reading. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

Lori @ Escape Between The Pages said...

Deadtown was a awesome book. I hope that you will enjoy it. Here's Mine

tweezle said...

You received a nice batch of books this week!

If you'd like to see mine, my mailbox is at:

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Scones and Sensibility sounds good and I love the cover! Enjoy all your new books!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

This is a great stash of books. I have been wanting to get Deadtown too. I have it on the list to get here in the near future. I have enough books on my shelves here to read at the moment.

Barb said...

What a great array of books you had in your mailbox this week! Scones and Sensibility and Dark Divine sound like great reads. To the library I go to find them.

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Chloe said...

LOVED The Dark Divine!!