Sunday, July 15, 2012

In My Mailbox: July 15, 2012




In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren as a way to highlight the books you receive every week (or so). A full explanation and rules can be found here.




From the bookstore:

My Barnes & Noble 40% off YA paranormal romance order is here!! :D


Seven Tears Into the Sea
by Terri Farley

Available as: hardcover, paperback, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 288
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication date: May 11, 2010
Suggested tags: young adult, paranormal, mermaids



From Goodreads:
"Beckon the sea,

I'll come to thee....

Shed seven tears,

perchance seven years....

At the age of ten, Gwen Cooke had a strange encounter with a boy with dark, slightly tilted eyes. He came to her on the beach, whispered strange words in her ear, and then disappeared. Shortly thereafter, her family moved away from their seaside home and Gwen never saw the boy again.

Now seventeen, Gwen is returning to her childhood home. Her nana asked her to come. But Gwen knows it's time to go back for another reason: She yearns for the sea. Perhaps the sea itself is calling to her. Perhaps the memory of the boy and his haunting words are drawing her back to the place they met. Perhaps it's time for her to face her destiny.
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Soul Screamers Vol. 1: My Soul to Lose • My Soul to Take • My Soul to Save
by Rachel Vincent

Available as: paperback, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 570
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: November 22, 2011
Suggested tags: young adult, paranormal, romance



Includes a prequel novella and books 1 and 2 in the Soul Screamers series. From Goodreads:
"It starts with a scream….

New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent's compelling Soul Screamers series keeps getting better—here, for the first time, the original stories are compiled into one special volume….

My Soul to Lose
The prequel: never before in print!—Kaylee is just your average girl shopping at the mall with friends—until a terrified scream bursts from her that cannot be stopped. Taken to a hospital ward, will she be able to save her mind—and her life?

My Soul to Take
She's always felt different, but now Kaylee discovers why. The screams that cannot be denied mean that someone near her will die—and she can never save them. Because saving one life means taking another….

My Soul to Save
Going on dates with her boyfriend is still new to Kaylee. But when the singer of the band they're seeing dies onstage and Kaylee doesn't scream, she knows something crazy is going on. Soon she discovers souls can indeed be sold….
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Starcrossed
by Josephine Angelini

Available as: hardcover, paperback, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 487
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 31, 2011
Suggested tags: young adult, paranormal, mythology



First in the Starcrossed series. From Goodreads:
"Set on the island of Nantucket, STARCROSSED tells the tale of Helen Hamilton, a young woman whose destiny is forever altered when she meets Lucas Delos and tries to kill him in front of her entire high school. Which is terribly inconvenient, not only because Lucas is the most beautiful boy on the island, but also because Helen is so achingly shy she suffers physical pain whenever she is given too much attention.

Making matters worse, Helen is beginning to suspect she’s going crazy. Whenever she’s near Lucas or any member of his family she sees the ghostly apparitions of three women weeping bloody tears, and suffers the burden of an intense and irrational hate. She soon learns that she and Lucas are destined to play the leading roles in a Greek tragedy that the Three Fates insist on repeating over and over again throughout history. Like her namesake, Helen of Troy, she’s destined to start a war by falling in love. But even though Lucas and Helen can see their own star-crossed destiny, they’re still powerfully attracted to each other. Will they give up their personal happiness for the greater good, or risk it all to be together?
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