May 152011
 

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren to showcase the new books that you received in the past week. Here are my newest reads (all summaries from Goodreads):

For review:

Between the Land and the Sea (Marina’s Tales #1) by Derrolyn Anderson

Something extraordinary is lurking in the deep ocean waters off the coast of Aptos, California. In just a few weeks after moving to the small beach town, sixteen year old Marina has nearly drowned twice, enchanted the hottest guy in high school, and discovered a supernatural creature. If she can only manage to survive her increasingly dangerous encounters with unpredictable mermaids, she might just be able to unlock the mystery of her past to learn how to appease the mysterious forces that seem to want something from her…and maybe even find true love along the way.

The Moon and the Tide (Marina’s Tales #2) by Derrolyn Anderson

Just when things seem to be all figured out, Marina discovers that there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes than she ever imagined. When a terrible accident exposes her secret, she discovers that her whole life has been one big lie, and has to cope with more than one kind of betrayal.
A dangerous enemy arrives on the scene, putting her bravery to the test and forcing her to use all of her new-found talents to protect her family. Will good win out over evil? Can love triumph over jealousy?

Nightcry by Gregory Thompson

Set in the present in a Midwestern small town, Nightcry is about Grant Sykes, who has returned to his hometown of Ilton to run the local paper. Soon, people start to die and fingers point to him–it doesn’t help the evidence continues to amass against Grant. He thinks the deaths may have something to do with a supernatural being that killed his parents years ago, but the local Police Chief has other theories. Grant recruits the help of a ghosthunter to investigate the suspected banshee while Grant figures out means to prove his innocence.

Netgalley:

The Heart Specialist by Claire Holden Rothman

Inspired by the life of Doctor Maude Elizabeth Seymour Abbott, The Heart Specialist is the story of an ambitious woman pursuing her dream at the dawn of the twentieth century. Agnes is stripped of a regular childhood when her father is accused of a horrific crime and abandons the family. Never considered ladylike, she is drawn to the “wrong” things, such as microscopes, anatomy, and dissection, that lead to her finding her calling as a doctor. Yet despite a rapid rise to stardom in the medical community, she soon finds herself up against the same glass ceiling faced by women in her field. Set against the backdrop of conflict and upheaval permeating the early 1900s, The Heart Specialist is a testament to one woman’s triumph in the face of adversity.

Degrees of Freedom (Samuil Petrovitch #3) by Simon Morden
 

Michael is an AI of incalculable complexity trapped under the remains of Oshicora tower. Petrovitch will free him one day, he just has to trust Michael will still be sane by the time he does.
Maddy and Petrovitch have trust issues. She’s left him, but Petrovitch is pretty sure she still loves him.
Sonja Oshicora loves Petrovitch too. But she’s playing a complicated game and it’s not clear that she means to save him from what’s coming.
The CIA wants to save the world. Well, just America, but they’ll call it what they like.
The New Machine Jihad is calling. But Petrovitch killed it. Didn’t he?
And the Armageddonists tried to kill pretty much everyone by blowing the world up. Now, they want to do it again.
Once again, all roads lead back to Petrovitch. Everyone wants something from him, but all he wants is to be free…

Namaah’s Blessing (Kushiel’s Legacy #9) by Jacqueline Carey

Returning to Terre d’Ange, Moirin finds the royal family broken. Wracked by unrelenting grief at the loss of his wife, Queen Jehanne, King Daniel is unable to rule. Prince Thierry, leading an expedition to explore the deadly jungles of Terra Nova, is halfway across the world. And three year old Desirée is a vision of her mother: tempestuous, intelligent, and fiery, but desperately lonely, and a vulnerable pawn in a game of shifting political allegiances.

As tensions mount, King Daniel asks that Moirin become Desirée’s oath-sworn protector. Navigating the intricate political landscape of the Court proves a difficult challenge, and when dire news arrives from overseas, the spirit of Queen Jehanne visits Moirin in a dream and bids her undertake an impossible quest.

Another specter from the past also haunts Moirin. Travelling with Thierry in the New World is Raphael de Mereliot, her manipulative former lover. Years ago, Raphael forced her to help him summon fallen angels in the hopes of acquiring mystical gifts and knowledge. It was a disastrous effort that nearly killed them, and Moirin must finally bear the costs of those bitter mistakes.
 
RAK:
I received two ebooks from Yelanie at The Itzel Library:
     12.21.12 by Killian McRae
    Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

I received six ebooks from Mia at Book Haven:
    If I Stay by Gayle Forman
    Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
    Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
    The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
    Wake by Lisa McMann
    Timeless by Alexandra Monir

  4 Responses to “In My Mailbox May 15”

  1. oh wow, books i need to look up!
    nice haul this week dear

    http://forevertonowhere.blogspot.com/2011/05/in-my-mailbox_15.html

  2. Love these books! I definitely need to add some to my tbr list, specifically Between the Land and the Sea and If I Stay! Great haul! Have a great week!

    ~Loren
    My IMM

  3. Between the Land and the Sea sounds really cute. I haven't heard anything on this, but it sounds really interesting.

  4. Great ebooks! Have fun reading them. 🙂

    – Chel
    The Procrastinator's Corner

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