Saturday, April 17, 2010

In My Mailbox - April 18, 2010

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren where we show what books have found a new home with us!

My goodies this week:

Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus

His love captivated her... his secrets might kill her.

Since her sister’s mysterious death, Persephone “Phe” Archer has been plagued by a series of disturbing dreams. Determined to find out what happened to her sister, Phe enrolls at Devenish Prep in Shadow Hills, Massachusetts—the subject of her sister’s final diary entry.

After stepping on campus, Phe immediately realizes that there’s something different about this place—an unexplained epidemic that decimated the town in the 1700s, an ancient and creepy cemetery, and gorgeous boy Zach—and somehow she’s connected to it all.

But the more questions she asks and the deeper she digs, the more entangled Phe becomes in the haunting past of Shadow Hills. Finding what links her to this town…might cost her her life.

Restoring Harmony by Joƫlle Anthony

The year is 2041, and sixteen-year-old Molly McClure has lived a relatively quiet life on an isolated farming island in Canada, but when her family fears the worst may have happened to her grandparents in the US, Molly must brave the dangerous, chaotic world left after global economic collapse—one of massive oil shortages, rampant crime, and abandoned cities.
Molly is relieved to find her grandparents alive in their Portland suburb, but they’re financially ruined and practically starving. What should’ve been a quick trip turns into a full-fledged rescue mission. And when Molly witnesses something the local crime bosses wishes she hadn’t, Molly’s only way home may be to beat them at their own game. Luckily, there’s a handsome stranger who’s willing to help.

Restoring Harmony is a riveting, fast-paced dystopian tale complete with adventure and romance that readers will devour.

And last but not least, I was so excited to get...

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack. And Isabel, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole. At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story that explores both sides of love -- the light and the dark, the warm and the cold -- in a way you will never forget.

I had WoW'd Shadow Hills way back in October so was so excited to finally have a chance to read this!!! Restoring Harmony was a book I recently came across (and was excited to see the author is a fellow Canadian!). Linger, well like so many others, I've been waiting for this since I read Shiver last summer.

What goodies did you get?


  1. oooooh! you have all the ones I'm dying to read! so lucky! =) Can't wait for Restoring Harmony, that was my W.O.W. this week! =D

  2. I finished Shadow Hills last week and really enjoyed it! It was very refreshing actually :D

    I haven't read Shiver yet so I can't be all AHHH OMG about Linger... and Restoring Harmony! I've heard great things about it. :)

  3. WOW you got Linger!! I'm very jealous LOL. That is a great selection of books this week - I hope you enjoy them all :o)

  4. What a score you got with Linger!!!

  5. I'm super jealous that you got a copy of Linger. Also looking forward to reading Restoring Harmony by Joelle Anthony. Happy reading this week!

  6. Amazing books this week Mel! I'll be looking forward to your reviews. Happy reading! :)

  7. I want to read Shadow Hills and Linger. I hope you enjoy all your books. I look forward to your reviews!

  8. Looking forward to seeing what you think about Linger! I still need to get on the ball and finally read Shiver.

    Happy reading!