Sunday, 12 April 2009

In My Mailbox #12: New Books This Week


In My Mailbox idea from Kristi @ The Story Siren, and all descriptions from Amazon.


I didn't get loads this week, but what I did get was pretty exciting:

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Moonlight
by Rachel Hawthorne
(you can read my review here).

Kayla is the nature lover, the all-American beauty who can't understand why she's so drawn to distant, brooding Lucas. Adopted as a young child, she has no way of knowing that she's inherited a terrifying—and thrilling—gene that will change her life forever. Lucas is dangerous, gorgeous . . . and a werewolf. As leader of the Dark Guardians, shape-shifters who gather deep within the state park, he has sworn to protect his pack. As Lucas and Kayla struggle with their feelings for each other, a greater danger lurks: humans have discovered the Dark Guardians and are planning their destruction. Kayla must choose between the life she knows and the love she feels certain is her destiny.


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Heartbreak River
by Tricia Mills
(Amazon UK got a book early again... cool!)

Hailey Abbott’s Summer Boys takes a weepy turn in this story of one girl’s attempt to tell her childhood friend how she really feels about him. Alex thought she’d be spending the summer focused on her family’s rafting business, burying the memories of her father’s death last year, and leaving behind all the messes she made in its wake. But when Sean returns to town, she is forced to reckon with her mixed-up crushy feelings for him—more powerful than ever before. It takes another tragedy to make Alex realize Sean has loved her, and forgiven her, all along.




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The Resistance by Gemma Malley (for review, sequel to The Declaration).

The year is 2140. Peter and Anna are now living on the Outside as Legals. As an agent in the Underground, Peter is tasked with infiltrating Pincent Pharma Corporation and find out what's happening in the secret Longevity programme. Peter must feign a reconciliation and win the trust of his grandfather, Richard Pincent, one of the most powerful men on the planet, whose company, Pincent Pharma, is chasing the holy grail of modern science - a drug which will reverse ageing and make people look young again. But his grandfather has his own plans for Peter - plans which involve Peter and Anna signing the Declaration and endorsing Longevity+. Richard Pincent will stop at nothing to get what he wants, even if it means ripping Peter and Anna's new life apart. At the heart of the organisation he most despises, Peter stumbles across something more sinister than he could ever have imagined, as powerful forces are gathering to crush the young couple's dreams.

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Willow
by Julia Hoban
(this book just looks brilliant!)

Seven months ago, on a rainy March night, sixteen year- old Willow’s parents died in a horrible car accident. Willow was driving. Now her older brother barely speaks to her, her new classmates know her as the killer orphan girl, and Willow is blocking the pain by secretly cutting herself. But when one boy —one sensitive, soulful boy—discovers Willow’s secret, it sparks an intense relationship that turns the “safe” world Willow has created for herself upside down. Told in an extraordinary fresh voice, Willow is an unforgettable novel about one girl’s struggle to cope with tragedy, and one boy’s refusal to give up on her.

27 comments:

Chicklish said...

Great-looking books! Can't wait to hear more about them.

Kate said...

Wow. I've read "The Resistance." It was pretty good :D
I look forward to knowing what you thought of "Willow"

Melissa said...

I got Willow too! Moonlight is on my wishlist, maybe it will be in my mailbox soon, too. Nice haul!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I really want to read Heartbreak River and Willow. You had a great week!

Adele said...

I swear I left you a comment but it's not here. Heartbreak River looks like something I would really enjoy. Hopefully it comes out here soon.

H said...

Is The Resistance out in paperback or is that a paperback ARC?

Amy said...

the resistance sounds really good! Nice stash:)
-amy

Reverie said...

Must.HAVE. WILLOW!!!!

great looking stash. happy reading!

Thao said...

Oh my you got four great books!!! Review them soon okay?

KB said...

The Resistance sounds fantastic. I'm going to see if my library has The Declaration so I can start this series.

Ravenous Reader said...

Happy Easter!! Ohh what great books. Willow is also IMMB this week. I could not resist after everyone else has said it was amazingly good. I want to read Moonlight and I have never seen the Resistance...because I would remember anything with spiders on them, because I hate spiders *shudders*

Trish Milburn (Tricia Mills) said...

Hope you enjoy Heartbreak River. I just got Moonlight myself. Rachel is a friend, and I'm looking forward to reading it.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh, Willow IS amazing. Did you already enter the giveaway? I can't remember...but if not, be sure too. :)

-Lauren

robin_titan said...

The resistance looks sooo cool!

Lenore said...

Love the UK cover of The Resistance!

Shalonda said...

Sweet! You got Heartbreak River and Willow!

Tasha said...

The Resistance looks really good and I can't wait to read Willow.

Lianne said...

they all look like really good books!

Steph Su said...

Oh my gosh! All books that I want to read. Very, very jealous of you. :)

Erika Lynn said...

Willow is amazing I am really want to read Heartbreak RIver. Happy reading!

Callie said...

Willow and Moonlight look really good. I want Heartbreak River but Amazon.ca doesn't seem to have it. The other book looks interesting too. Happy reading!

Ladytink_534 said...

Looking forward to hearing what you think about these! There are a couple I'm really curious about!

The Story Siren said...

Great book week. I love the cover for The Resistance!

vvb32 reads said...

heartbreak river's description sounds like a good tearjerker. enjoy.

Sadako said...

Have been wanting to read Willow for forever, hope it's good!

Jen said...

I like the look of the resistance!

Rebecca Herman said...

The Resistance SOUNDS like it has a good plot but I'd have to glue something over the cover to be able to read it! Maybe there's an edition of it with a different cover lol.