In My Mailbox #10

In my mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren were everyone puts up the books they have bought, received or got from the library!

So I thought I wasn't going have any books to show you guys this week as I hadn't bought any all week or recieved any, however on Friday I decided to go and have a wee shop after work and got very excited when I went to my favourite book store and realised they had all there new releases in. I got a bit carried away and I think I bought every new YA book in the store he he. So here are the awesome books I bought:

*Hereafter by Tara Hudson

Hereafter (Hereafter, #1)

"Can there truly be love after death?
Drifting in the dark waters of a mysterious river, the only thing Amelia knows for sure is that she's dead. With no recollection of her past life—or her actual death—she's trapped alone in a nightmarish existence. All of this changes when she tries to rescue a boy, Joshua, from drowning in her river. As a ghost, she can do nothing but will him to live. Yet in an unforgettable moment of connection, she helps him survive.
 
Amelia and Joshua grow ever closer as they begin to uncover the strange circumstances of her death and the secrets of the dark river that held her captive for so long. But even while they struggle to keep their bond hidden from the living world, a frightening spirit named Eli is doing everything in his power to destroy their newfound happiness and drag Amelia back into the ghost world . . . forever.
 
Thrilling and evocative, with moments of pure pleasure, Hereafter is a sensation you won't want to miss."

*This has been a book I have wanted for a while. Over the last few months I have seen it on blogs and heard great things about it. I love the cover*

*Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement- Moore

Texas Gothic

"Amy Goodnight's family is far from normal. She comes from a line of witches, but tries her best to stay far outside the family business. Her summer gig? Ranch-sitting for her aunt with her wacky but beautiful sister. Only the Goodnight Ranch is even less normal than it normally is. Bodies are being discovered, a ghost is on the prowl, and everywhere she turns, the hot neighbor cowboy is in her face."

*I think I have maybe heard mention about this book once or twice over the last month or so. This is the second book for teenagers that has been published in the UK by Rosemary. I think it sounds like a good read. Any one read it?*

*Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton

Draw a circle ... place a dead leaf in the center ... sprinkle some salt ... recite a little Latin ... add a drop of blood ...

Maybe that last part isn't exactly simple. Yet somehow it feels right to Silla Kennicott. And nothing in her life has felt remotely right since her parents' horrific deaths. She's willing to do anything to uncover the truth about her family—even try a few spells from the mysterious book that arrived on her doorstep ... and spill some blood.

The book isn't the only recent arrival in Silla's life. There's Nick Pardee, the new guy next door who may have seen Silla casting a spell. She's not sure what he saw and is afraid to find out. But as they spend more time together, Silla realizes this may not be Nick's first encounter with Blood Magic. Brought together by a combination of fate and chemistry, Silla and Nick can't deny their attraction. And they can't ignore the dark presence lurking nearby—waiting to reclaim the book and all its power.

Tessa Gratton's intoxicating first novel will keep pulses racing, minds reeling, and pages turning right up to the very last drop of blood!

*OMG!! I was so excited for this book. Been wanting it for ages! It was just released last week in the UK and I got to say I am loving the white background on the UK cover compared to the black background on the US cover*

*Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison

Here Lies Bridget

Bridget Duke is the uncontested ruler of her school. The meanest girl with the biggest secret insecurities. And when new girl Anna Judge arrives, things start to fall apart for Bridget: friends don't worship as attentively, teachers don't fall for her wide-eyed "who me?" look, expulsion looms ahead and the one boy she's always loved—Liam Ward—can barely even look at her anymore.

When a desperate Bridget drives too fast and crashes her car, she ends up in limbo, facing everyone she's wronged and walking a few uncomfortable miles in their shoes. Now she has only one chance to make a last impression. Though she might end up dead, she has one last shot at redemption and the chance to right the wrongs she's inflicted on the people who mean the most to her.
 
And Bridget's about to learn that, sometimes, saying you're sorry just isn't enough….

*This is another new release in the UK and I was drawn by the cover. I think this will be a good read.*

*Blood Red Road by Moria Young


Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That's fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother Lugh is around. But when a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba's world is shattered. Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on an epic quest to get him back.

Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the world outside of desolate Silverlake, Saba is lost without Lugh to guide her. So perhaps the most surprising thing of all is what Saba learns about herself: she's a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. And she has the power to take down a corrupt society from the inside. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization.
 
Blood Red Road has a searing pace, a poetically minimal writing style, violent action, and an epic love story. Moira Young is one of the most promising and startling new voices in teen fiction.


*I have seen this book all over the blog world these last few months and have heard awesome things about it. I have to admit, I love the UK cover way better than the US cover. I was out of by the US cover a little if am honest*

*You against me by Jenny Downham

You Against Me

If someone hurts your sister and you're any kind of man, you seek revenge, right? If your brother's been accused of a terrible crime and you're the main witness, then you banish all doubt and defend him. Isn't that what families do? When Mikey's sister claims a boy assaulted her at a party, his world of work and girls begins to fall apart. When Ellie's brother is charged with the crime, but says he didn't do it, her world of revision, exams and fitting in at a new school begins to unravel. When Mikey and Ellie meet, two worlds collide. Brave and unflinching, this is a novel of extraordinary skillfulness and almost unbearable tension. It's a book about loyalty and the choices that come with it. But above all it's a book about love - for one's family and for another.

*This book was first published at the end of last year. However am not sure if it was just released in the UK or its a re-release. This isn't my typical read, I prefer fantasy, paranormal etc however this book sounded really good and quite an interesting story*

*ARC of Immortal Beloved

Immortal Beloved (The Knight Trilogy, #2)


THIS TIME, THE DAMSEL MUST RESCUE HER KNIGHT IN DISTRESS.

As Mina Singer tries to piece together her broken heart, Blake's adventure in Egypt places his in serious peril.

As ancient and terrifying Egyptian rituals are ressurected by the sorceress Morgan Le Fay, Blake embarks on the most horrifying quest yet - one which no other mortal has ever survived.

This time, the damsel must rescue her knight in a terrifying race against death.

"Deeply moving, scary and thrilling, 'Immortal Beloved' is the compelling sequel to 'The Forest of Adventures."

*I recieved a Ebook ARC from Katie. I heart Katie! I loved the first book in the series The Forest of Adventues. You can check out my review in the review tab along the top of the blog. Cant wait to read Immortal Beloved, expected publication date August 25th!*

What did you get in your mail box?

*I currently have some fantastic giveaway ending this week. Check out the currennt giveaway tab along the top to enter*









 

5 comments

  1. Haha I am exactly the same in book shops! :) Hereafter sounds really good! I received an ARC of Blood Magic a while ago but I haven't read it yet, I've heard a lot of good reviews though :) Enjoy your reading!

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  2. My husband tries to stir me away from bookstores. I get kind of crazy in them too. This sounds like a good pile you gathered. :D

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  3. Ooh lots of fab books! Hereafter sounds really great, I hope you enjoy it! Blood Magic looks quite good as well - happy reading :).

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  4. Blood Magic was a pretty good book. I enjoyed it. I can't wait to see what you think about Texas Gothic.

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  5. Wow, you have a nice stack of books this week in your mailbox.
    Happy Reading,
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

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