Sunday, June 21, 2009

In My Mailbox!

(Meme created by the awesome Story Siren). This week was a good one, book-wise! Next week, I'm planning on putting in a big order to Amazon, so we'll see...

The Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry
   When Lucinda Chapdelaine was a small child, her parents left for the royal ball and never returned. Ever since, Lucinda has been stuck in perpetual servitude at her evil aunt's jewelry store. Then, on the very same day, a mysterious visitor and an even more bizarre piece of jewelry both enter the show, setting in motion a string of twists and turns that will forever alter Lucinda's path. In this magical story filled with delightful surprises, Lucinda will dance at the royal ball, fall under the Amaranth Witch's spell, avenge her parent's death, and maybe-just maybe-capture the heart of a prince.
When I heard they had this at my library, I put a hold on it immediately. I've heard lots of good things about it from other bloggers, so I look forward to reading it!

Vamped by Lucienne Diver
   "Hey all, it's me...Gina Covello, fashionista of the damned. Yeah, I know, I managed to get all the way through high school without cracking a book and now here I am immortalized in one. Well, actually, the immortalization process might have started a bit earlier, like in the broom closet at the after-prom-party, somewhere around the time bobby-freaking'-Delvecchio started gnawing at my neck. Anyway, this is one book I'd maybe even phone a friend about, since it covers all my adventures going from chic to eek. Because, let me tell you, eternity without a mirror or tanning options--totally uncool. And they don't tell you in, like, Vampirism 101 about crazy conspiracies, psycho-psychics and other hazards of unlife. But I will, so stay tuned."
This looks that cover! I'm not really into vampire lit, but I saw this one as well at the library and decided to give it a try! It sounds pretty fun...

Demon Princess: Reign or Shine by Michelle Rowen
   As if trying to fit in at a new school and navigating the social scene isn't enough stress for her, sixteen-year-old Nikki Donovan just found out that her long-lost father is, in fact, the demon king of the Shadowlands--the world that separates and protects our from the Underworld. When she is brought there by the mysterious (and surprisingly cute) messenger Michael, she learns that her father is dying, and that he wants her to assume the throne. To complicate matters, a war is brewing between the Shadowlands and the Underworld, her half-demon qualities are manifesting, and her growing feelings for Michael are forbidden. Ruling a kingdom, navigating a secret crush, and still making it home by curfew--what's a teenage demon princess to do?
Thanks to Michelle and Walker Books for sending me a copy! I'm really excited to read this one. It comes out in October, and doesn't it just sounds so fun and unique? I know that this one will be a fun read for me--can't wait!

Castration Celebration by Jake Wizner
This one's from Random House and is a repeat so I think I'm swapping with Tirzah over at The Compulsive Reader for one of her books, but I'm not sure yet...Funny cover, huh? I love it, totally a parody of High School Musical! 

Days of Little Texas by R.A. Nelson
   At sixteen, Ronald Earl is no longer the boy-wonder preacher known to the faithful as Little Texas. But on the tent-revival circuit, his adoring followers still roar and praise his name. When he lays his hands on to heal, the spirit still fills him, and he truly believes that he is an instrument for good in a wicked, treacherous 
world. But lately he has also felt this sliver, this little sliver of...doubt.
  So when a girl in a blue dress is brought to him, nearly lifeless, he lays his hands upon her and feels a jolt shoot through him and into her. And as she smiles into his eyes, it seems that Little Texas has performed yet another miraculous healing, But Ronald Earl, he knows that something is not right. This one is different.
   Another small town, another revival, and the same girl appears in that same blue dress. A day later, on the fringe of the believers--a flash of blue. Is she just another of the grateful and devoted? Or is she something else? And is she not following but haunting him? 
   Welcome, all ye faithful--and otherwise--to a ghost story, a romance, a reckoning. Come one, come all to the Days of Little Texas.
Another one from Random House! This looks really good. I like a good ghost story!
What came in the mail for you guys this week?
Happy Father's Day!!!


Kristen said...

Great books! I read The Amaranth Enchantment and loved it. Everything you could want out of a fairy tale. A lot of your other finds are on my TBR list. Thanks for sharing! :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Very nice, I really want to read Vamped still as well.


Danyelle said...

Great list! I've read the first two. :D

Carrie said...

Demon Princess looks great. Awesome week!!

prophecygirl said...

Nice week :) I hope you enjoy Vamped. It's a fun book!

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week, Vamped and Castration Celebration look great. Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

CC looks funny. I can't wait to see your big order from Amazon-- I love those. Enjoy!

KD said...

Ohhh Vamped and Deamon princess both look pretty good! I almost bought vamped the other day. Happy reading :)

Anonymous said...

Castration Celebration sounds so funny. I think I'm going to give in and buy it.

Enjoy all your great books! =D

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

I heard Castration was hilarious. I hope you like it :)


katie said...

Wow you definitely got some great books this week. Days of Little Texas and Demon Princess look awesome. Enjoy!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Vamped, Demopn Princess and Castration celebration sound excellent. Enjoy!

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