Monday, March 11, 2013

In My Mailbox Monday

Weekly meme from The Story Siren and Bewitched Bookworms . The idea is to post the books you got this week, whether you bought them, got them as a gift, from the library, or received them to review.

Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2)

I received several books this week but my most FAVORITE being.....Siege & Storm by Leigh Bardugo. Needless to say this is one of the HAPPIEST weeks ever!!! Shadow & Bone is such an incredible series and by far one of my most favorite ever! I am already dying for the third and final installment. If you have not read this series then YOU MUST! 

Darkness never dies.Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But she can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her–or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm...

Hardcover, 448 pages
Expected publication: June 4th 2013 by Henry Holt and Co.
ARC Copy Provided by Publisher for Honest Review

Taking on the Dead (The Famished Trilogy #1)

I also received Taking On The Dead by Annie Walls. I have been waiting and checking the mail daily looking for this one! I am a HUGE zombie fan and when I read the synopsis for this book..I just knew I had to have it. I could have read it on my Kindle but it just wasnt the same as holding this gorgeous book in my hands...I cannot wait to dig into this story!! Thank you ANNIE!!!!

Life for Kansas was perfect until the day the world changed.
She has been hiding out for four years in solitude. It's the only way to survive. The only way not to draw the living dead. Helping a small group of people, she learns the new world might not be what she assumes. Venturing out of her refuge and comfort zone, she meets Rudy, who helps her find a greater purpose. She realizes that the world has moved on without her. Only it's not what she expects. Her knowledge of the living dead grows and only makes her more curious as humanity continues to hang on by a thread. While on her search for answers she finds comfort in new friendships and love, but her past seems as if it will haunt her forever.

Kansas takes it upon herself to help other survivors, which would be easy if the famished were the only obstacles.
In a trilogy plot thick with twists and turns, this adult dark fantasy is emotional as much as it is horrifyingly gripping.
*Not intended for a young audience. Mature content.*
Paperback, 312 pages
Published September 20th 2012
Copy Provided by Author for a Honest Review

I am really looking forward to reading this book. I have heard great things about it and the cover is just extremely gorgeous!! I mean seriously! How could you not want to read it after looking at that cover!??

A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war.
In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable—they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection that causes Ash’s long-dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught, they’ll be executed—but their feelings are too strong.
When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths..
Hardcover, 374 pages
Published November 13th 2012 by G.P. Putnam's Sons BYR
Copy Provided by Publisher for an Honest Review

Another one of my favorite series that I read in 2012 was Grave Mercy. What an incredible thrill ride! I loved everything about the story. I loved the historical aspect and the fact that Ismae was a nun assassin  I mean HELLO? That by itself screams AWESOME!!! So I cannot wait to read this sequel. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for giving me this opportunity :):)

Sybella arrives at the convent’s doorstep half mad with grief and despair. Those that serve Death are only too happy to offer her refuge—but at a price. Naturally skilled in both the arts of death and seduction, the convent views Sybella as one of their most dangerous weapons.
But those assassin’s skills are little comfort when the convent returns her to a life that nearly drove her mad. Her father’s rage and brutality are terrifying, and her brother’s love is equally monstrous. And while Sybella is a weapon of justice wrought by the god of Death himself, He must give her a reason to live. When she discovers an unexpected ally imprisoned in the dungeons, will a daughter of Death find something other than vengeance to live for?
This heart-pounding sequel to Grave Mercy serves betrayal, treachery, and danger in equal measure, bringing readers back to fifteenth century Brittany and will keep them on the edge of their seats.
Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: April 2nd 2013 by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
ARC E-Copy Provided by Publisher for an Honest Review

What a week....Looking forward to all my new books!! Thank you to all the publishers that provided these copies as well as the Authors who have written such amazing stories!!!!

Happy Reading!!!!

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