Sunday, November 15, 2009

In My Mailbox (9)

In my mailbox was started by Kristi at The Story Siren!

No picture this week. Gonna do it the traditional way.

Wake By Lisa McMann.
Already read. Scroll down for my review.

For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, the naked-but-nobody-notices dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie's seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime.

She can't tell anybody about what she does -- they'd never believe her, or worse, they'd think she's a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she doesn't want and can't control.

Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else's twisted psyche. She is a participant....

Marked (House Of Night #1) by P.C & Kristin Cast.

In 16-year-old Zoey Redbird's world, vampyres not only exist but are also tolerated by humans. Those whom the creatures "mark" as special enter the House of Night school where they will either become vampyres themselves, or, if their body rejects the change, die. To Zoey, being marked is truly a blessing, though she's scared at first. She has never fit into the human world and has always felt she is destined for something else. Her grandmother, a descendant of the Cherokee, has always supported her emotionally, and it is she who takes the girl to her new school. But even there the teen stands apart from the others.

Her mark from the Goddess Nyx is a special one, showing that her powers are very strong for one so young. At the House of Night, Zoey finds true friendship, loyalty, and romance as well as mistrust and deception. She realizes that all is not right in the vampyre world and that the problems she thought she left behind exist there as well.

Betrayed (House Of Night #2) by P.C & Kristin Cast.

Fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night. She’s come to terms with the vast powers the vampyre goddess, Nyx, has given her, and is getting a handle on being the new Leader of the Dark Daughters, the school’s most elite group. Best of all, Zoey’s made some new friends and she finally feels like she belongs--like she really fits in. She actually has a boyfriend…or two. And despite the best efforts of her mother and step-loser John to humiliate her publically during parent visitation, she’s earned the respect of her professors and High Priestess, Neferet.

Then the unthinkable happens: human teenagers are being killed, and all the evidence points to the House of Night, straining human-vamp tensions in Tulsa to a breaking point. While danger stalks the humans from Zoey’s old life, she finds herself drawn into an intoxicating forbidden flirtation that threatens to distract her from the growing crisis. Then, when she needs her new friends the most, death strikes the House of Night. Too late, Zoey begins to realize that the very powers that make her so unique might also threaten those she loves, and she must find the courage to face a betrayal that could break her heart, her soul, and jeopardize the very fabric of her world.

21 comments:

  1. Enjoy WAKE!! :)

    I read the first of the House of Night books and didn't like it at all... sometimes I comtemplate picking them up again, but I have too many others that I haven't read yet that I pass them over...

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  2. Ooh nice, you got Wake!

    Hope you enjoy it as much as I did :)

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  3. Great books you got this week. Marked and Betrayed are both really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

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  4. I've read the first four House of Night books and I really enjoy them. The teen speak is really annoying but otherwise they are great! I have to get myself a copy of Wake, I hear such good things about it. Enjoy!

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  5. Great week! I got Wake this week too, I can't wait to dive into it. Sounds seriously good.

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  6. House of Night isn't really my kind of thing, but I've been wanting to read Wake! Off to read your review now! :)

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  7. Awesome books! I remember Wake was really good, but I haven't read the House of Night series. Can't wait to see your thoughts on them!

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  8. Great books! enjoy and happy reading!

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  9. Wake was a lot of fun to read. Happy reading! :D

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  10. fun books this week... house of night is interesting. i can't wait to see what you think about them! happy reading!

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  11. Yah Wake! I have Marked in my TBR pile.

    Enjoy(:

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  12. WAKE!!! I love Wake and Fade! You will too! :)

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  13. "Wake" and "Fade" are really good. The first two House of Night books really interested me and captured me, but the series has taken a different turn lately. But I hope you enjoy them! :D

    Happy reading!

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  14. Love wake and the HON series! happy reading!!

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  15. Great books. I have the HofN series waiting to be read, they sound so good. Enjoy your books :)

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