Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mailbox Monday: July 18

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. (Library books don’t count, but eBooks & audiobooks do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists!

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia @ A Girl and Her Books, is on a blog tour!
This month's host is A Sea of Books.

I'm in Young Adult Heaven this week!

Scooped up two from my wishlist with some Borders rewards bucks:

The Greyfriar (Vampire Empire, Book 1)In the year 1870, a horrible plague of vampires swept over the northern regions of the world. Millions of humans were killed outright. Millions more died of disease and famine due to the havoc that followed. Within two years, once great cities were shrouded by the grey empire of the vampire clans. Human refugees fled south to the tropics because vampires could not tolerate the constant heat there. They brought technology and a feverish drive to reestablish their shattered societies of steam and iron amid the mosques of Alexandria, the torrid quietude of Panama, or the green temples of Malaya.

It is now 2020 and a bloody reckoning is coming.

Princess Adele is heir to the Empire of Equatoria, a remnant of the old tropical British Empire. She is quick with her wit as well as with a sword or gun. She is eager for an adventure before she settles into a life of duty and political marriage to man she does not know. But her quest turns black when she becomes the target of a merciless vampire clan. Her only protector is The Greyfriar, a mysterious hero who fights the vampires from deep within their territory. Their dangerous relationship plays out against an approaching war to the death between humankind and the vampire clans.

Cascade: A Novel (River of Time Series)Gabi knows she's left her heart in the fourteenth century, and she persuades Lia to help her to return, even though they know doing so will risk their very lives. When they arrive, months have passed, and all of Siena longs to celebreate the heroines who turned the tide in the battle against Florence--while their enemies will go to great lengths to see them dead.

Even in the midst of the battles, Gabi's heart is increasingly drawn to Marcello, just as Lia's is to Luca. In medieval Italy, the sisters discover things inside themselves that they couldn't seem to find in the present--connection with their mom, courage within, and the understanding that a life well lived often means encountering sacrifice. But in a world long past, many things still keep Gabi from giving Marcello her heart forever...and one thing in particular calls all three of the Betarrinis home.

And my digital pre-order arrived--the final book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy!

Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls, Book 3)In Maggie Stiefvater's SHIVER, Grace and Sam found each other. In LINGER, they fought to be together. Now, in FOREVER, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in.

And thanks to the awesome NetGalley,
I downloaded ARCs of the newest books in two of my favorite series!

And finally, a win from the fabulous Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric Reader


That's it for me! I've got a couple of weeks of great escapist reading while I help the hubby recover from hip replacement surgery.
Have you read any of these books?
If so, I'd love to hear your thoughts!

And be sure to check out my current giveaways!
Savor the Danger
Dracula in Love


  1. You're currently reading FOREVER! I just just ordered my copy... argh.... tell me that you're enjoying it!

    PS Happy to see you had a great Mailbox and take good care of hubby. You'll the nurse that will blow Florence Nightingale out of the waters. Hmmm you should try on that short little outfit... ;P

  2. I also have CASCADE and I can't wait to start reading the first book in the trilogy WATERFALL.

  3. These all sound great. I have The Iron Knight and Forever too but haven't had a chance to read them. I'll be eager to hear what you think.

    My mailboxes are here and here. Happy reading!

  4. Have a good reading week and hope the hubby recovers fast.

  5. Yay, I loved Greyfriar :D So I hope you will enjoy it too

  6. Great mailbox! I haven't read any of the books on your list, but have Waterfall to read so I'll be looking out for your take on Cascade. I also have the first book in the Seven Realms series so I'm glad to read that you are enjoying it.

  7. Ah, those young adult books can be such a pleasure to read! Enjoy your books!

  8. I was waiting for Forever and The Iron Knight to come out before I started both those series so I am very excited that you have them. Enjoy!

  9. Y'all have a long couple of weeks ahead of you as your hubby recovers, so I'm glad you've got some good books. I need to start The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy!

  10. Caregivers definitely need some escapist reading. I hope your hubby is doing well. Have a great week and enjoy your new reads!

  11. These all sound fantastic. I still need to read Shiver. Happy reading!

  12. I STILL don't have the Stiefvater books! (you can slap me if you'd like). Now that they are all out, though, that will change quickly! You have all kinds of wonderful YA! (I also downloaded The Iron Knight; can't wait to see what happens!) Enjoy the new reads!

  13. I have not read the Stiefvater books but knowing how popular they are has me thinking I should read them. I am loving that cover on Persuasion! I already own a copy with a very boring cover. I may have to upgrade and buy this copy. It's stunning!

  14. Enjoy Forever!! So jealous!

  15. I hope you love Persuasion as much as I do!


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