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Sunday, 6 December 2009

In My Mailbox #11

This meme is hosted by Kristi, The Story Siren and she was inspired by Alea, Pop Culture Junkie.

So this week I have three books in my mailbox.
(All descriptions come from Amazon.co.uk)


Tempted (House of Night Book 6) by P.C. and Kristen Cast
 I cannot wait to read this! My addiction to this series probably says I am an undiscerning reader. But I don't care! I am going to indulge myself with this when I finished the two books on my review pile. Yay!

Zoey needs a break after some serious excitement. Sadly, the House of Night school for vampyres doesn't feature breaks on its curriculum - even for a High Priestess in training and her gang. Plus juggling three guys is no stress reliever, especially when one is a sexy Warrior so into protecting Zoey that he's sensing her emotions. Wider stresses lurk too, and the dark force in Tulsa's tunnels is spreading. Could Stevie Rae be responsible for more than a group of misfit fledglings? And Aphrodite's visions warn Zoey to stay away from the immortal Kalona and his dark allure - but they also show that only Zoey can stop him. She's not exactly keen to meet up, but if Zoey don't go to Kalona he'll exact a fiery vengeance on those closest to her. She just has to find the courage to do what's necessary, or everything that's important to her will be destroyed. - Not suitable for younger readers -

For Review:

Ondine: The Summer of Shambles by Ebony McKenna

Thanks for Alistair at Egmont for sending me this proof copy. This book sounds kind of bizarre. I have given some of my year 7 and 8 girls copies to review for Egmont too and it has received mixed reactions. I can't wait to read their thoughts on this. One has already handed me her copyback saying she couldn't force herself to read it because it was "too princessy". Hmmm...

This is a brilliantly witty fairy tale with a mystery that is as surreal as it is sinister. One girl. One boy. One spell to be broken. Ondine de Groot is a normal fifteen-year-old who lives with her family in the European country of Brugel. She has a pet ferret called Shambles. But Shambles is no ordinary ferret...He's Hamish McPhee, a boy cursed by a witch. A witch who happens to be related to Ondine. When Shambles turns back into Hamish temporarily, Ondine knows that she has to help him break the spell. He is the most gorgeous boy she has ever met and her one true love! He just can't remain a ferret forever. Can he?

Borrowed  From Work:

Nickolai of the North By Lucy Daniel Raby

I borrowed this from work because I really want to read a Christmas themed book to get me feeling a bit more festive. If anyone has any better suggestions, please recommend something in the comments. So far, I have only seen JuJu @ Tales of Whimsy review a Christmas themed book and sadly Sweet Temptation is only available in ebook format.

Nickolai is the last true elf left in the world, rescued from the fate of his people by Comet, a flying reindeer.
Brought up by human parents in the distant north, Nickolai knows that there's something different about him. Teased and bullied because of his pointed ears, he seeks solace with the reindeer in the enchanted forest.
But when Magda starts to steal children's youth in order to regain her own beauty, Nick must travel north to foil her evil plans ...

So that's my books this week. Thoughts anyone?


Bookalicious said...

Woohoo, great books! You're right, Ondine does sound kind of weird, but to me that just means it has a lot of potential if the author knew what she was doing, hehe! Looking forward to your review! And the cover is so pretty too, very eye-catching! :)

The Book Bug said...

Ondine sounds ood. I just got marked, but I still havent done my post. Anyway, great week, happy reading,


brizmus said...

While it does sound bizarre, I also think Ondine sounds absolutely fabulous. Especially if it is too princessy. I'll look forward to your review.
And I love that cover of tempted - I don't know how I've never seen it before.

Nina said...

Great week! Have fun reading them. I do like to read Ondine: The Summer of Shambles, even though it is princessy. LOL.

Kathy Martin said...

Tempted was great. I'm like you I could hardly wait to get it. Think of them as the book equivalent of "junk food". You wouldn't want them to be your whole diet but they are fun.

Ondine sounds great. I have a lot of readers who do like the princessy thing. I'll have to look for it for my HS Media Center.

inthehammockblog said...

Ondine and Nickolai look so good!! I do like princessy things though :)

Sab H. said...

Yay! Great books! and YES, you should read Sarah Dessen, she's amazing! I recommend Just Listen & The Truth about Forever! ;D

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

The Christmas read looks good - I will stop back to see you r review on it as I have never heard of it. I too need to read some Christmas related books to get me going here. :)

I Want To Read That said...

ooh I like the sound of Ondine! Hope you enjoy them all:)

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Ohh, I'll definitely be looking forward to your review of Ondine. The premise does sound sort of stereotypical (handsomest guy ever!!.. that happens to be a cursed ferret), but it sounds potentially cute too. Happy reading! :)

Kate said...

Great books. Really enjoyed Tempted and Ondine sounds really interesting.

Laughing Stars said...

What a pretty blog. I laughed at your witty comment about your addiction to a series showing you're an undiscerning reader. :-D Where would we be without light recreational reading??

StephTheBookworm said...

That Christmas book looks really cute! Every Christmas since I was really little, I have been reading "The House Without a Christmas Tree." I'd recommend that one if you haven't read it! :)

Callie said...

Enjoy your books!