Sunday, July 26, 2009

In My Mailbox (5)

My Book Haul
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

*Won a copy of The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan from a Bitten by Books contest! It also came with the most awesome dagger charm! Thank you again Sarah! :)

The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan Book Blurb:Nick and his brother, Alan, have spent their lives on the run from magic. Their father was murdered, and their mother was driven mad by magicians and the demons who give them power. The magicians are hunting the Ryves family for a charm that Nick's mother stole -- a charm that keeps her alive -- and they want it badly enough to kill again.

Danger draws even closer when a brother and sister come to the Ryves family for help. The boy wears a demon's mark, a sign of death that almost nothing can erase...and when Alan also gets marked by a demon, Nick is desperate to save him. The only way to do that is to kill one of the magicians they have been hiding from for so long.

Ensnared in a deadly game of cat and mouse, Nick starts to suspect that his brother is telling him lie after lie about their past. As the magicians' Circle closes in on their family, Nick uncovers the secret that could destroy them all.

This is the Demon's Lexicon. Turn the page.

*Miriam Parker from Hatchett was kind enough to send me a review copy of I Can See You by Karen Rose.

I Can See You by Karen RoseBook Blurb:
New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose delivers her latest pulse-pounding suspense novel, where the line between the virtual world and everyday reality blurs when it comes to murder.

Eve Wilson's face was once scarred by a vicious assault. Terrified and ashamed, she escaped to the online realm, where she could choose the face she allowed people to see. Years later, her outer scars faded and inner scars buried, Eve has fought her way back to the real world and is determined to help others do the same. Now a graduate student moonlighting as a bartender, Eve researches the addictive powers of online communities. When her test subjects begin turning up dead as a result of apparent suicides, she doesn't know where to turn.

Homicide detective Noah Webster is one of the few people who believe the victims are connected murders. Eve becomes Noah's online guide and realizes that the handsome detective may have secret scars as painful as her own. As Eve and Noah chase a killer who is always one step ahead of them, together they try to overcome the tragedies of their pasts and learn to trust again, but they soon discover that danger is much closer than they think.

*Received this from an email offer by the author, Sand Pak. Wait Until Twilight, due out 8/4/09. Doesn't look like anything I've read before, so should be interesting.

Wait Until Twilight
Book Blurb:
A hauntingly strange and powerfully affecting debut novel that heralds the arrival of a unique and captivating literary voice, Sang Pak's Wait Until Twilight is a coming-of-age story that explores the complex darkness infecting a damaged psyche in a small Southern town.

Not long after his own mother's death, sixteen-year-old Samuel discovers a set of deformed triplets hidden behind closed doors in his sleepy Georgia community. The babies—whose shut-in mother believes they were immaculately conceived and whose menacing brother is a constant threat—take control of Samuel's every waking and sleeping thought. His only escape, he realizes, will be to save the monster children. But to do so, he must rein in his darkest impulses as he undergoes a profound transformation from motherless boy to self-defined man—because sometimes the most terrible monsters are those that live inside us all.

*Received a copy of Lucifer and Lacious by Sean Vincent Lehosit from an email offer.

Lucifer and Lacious by Sean Vincent LehositBook Blurb:
''The underworld is a place where few men intend to arrive. When a man pictures death, he pictures blue clouds and golden gates...the underworld does not have blue clouds but fog of ash that rises from the misery of men. There are no golden gates, only rusty fences circling pools of human waste. You do not hear children's laughter, but the screams of guilty souls. Yes, this is the underworld.''
This is the reality that faces our nameless protagonist, soon to be known as Slave, as he wakes to find himself face to face with grotesque demons and unimaginable abuse at their hands. Still, while he is unable to recall his name or how he came to be there, the numbers that Lucifer carves into his forehead seem to clue everyone else - demons and damned alike - that he is somehow special.

Lucifer and Lacious weaves an imaginative journey through the pits of hell as Slave strives to elude the others' evil intentions for him while trying to regain his memory and achieve his true purpose.

So....what did you receive in your mailbox this week?


  1. All your books sound great! Hope you enjoy reading them :)

  2. Oooh, The Demon's Lexicon! I've been wanting to read that one.

  3. I have been wanting to read "I Can See You" by Karen Rose. She's a great author.
    I received "Tall, Dark, and Fangsome" by Michelle Rowan. If you get a chance, check it out. It is hilarious.

  4. I just received a copy of Wait Until Twilight too! I'm actually really excited to read that one! Can't wait to hear what you think too!

  5. I'm reading The Demon's Lexicon at the moment and it's really good. Enjoy your books!

  6. OMG girl those books look awesome. I don't get many authors emailing me yet :( you're so lucky.

    The last two look really good, especially Wait Until Twilight.

    The Demon's Lexicon was one I wanted to read too.

    You got a nice little bundle there :) congrats!

  7. I have also received a copy of Sang Pak's book. It sounds so good! I can't wait to get started on it.

  8. love the demon's lexicon!! happy reading!

  9. The gentleman on the cover of The Demon's Lexicon is -- ahem! -- smokin' hot! I've heard lots of great things about that one lately -- I'm going to look for it!