Sunday, October 24, 2010

In My Mailbox (2)

In My Mailbox is a weekly book blogging meme hosted by The Story Siren.com.  Go check out the Linky-List to meet other bloggers talking about what new books and other goodies they've gotten this week. 

I picked up two hardcovers at the B&N: the sequel to one of my favorite paranormal romance novels of all time, and another dark urban fantasy that I've been dying to read for FOREVER.



Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl... 
I loved Beautiful Creatures.  Loved it.  The writing is gorgeous, poignant... the way the story unfolds is beautiful, nothing short of magical really.  Flipping through the pages of Beautiful Creatures, I can tell it's going to be as well-written as the authors' debut.  What happens in this continuation of the story of Ethan and Lena, Ridley, and all those snobby stuck-up Daughters of the Revolution remains a mystery to me...so nobody post any spoilers! :)

A little teaser from the book (even though it's not Tuesday):

Seventeen Moons. It was always there.  I tried turning the dials on the radio, but it didn't matter.  Now it was playing in my head instead of coming out of the speakers, as if someone was Kelting the song to me.
Seventeen moons, seventeen years,
Eyes where Light or Dark appears,
Gold for yes and green for no,
Seventeen the last to know...

The second book:
Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce. 
It's a dark re-telling of Little Red Riding Hood, featuring two sisters who ain't scared of no wolf. (I apologize.) I've only read the Prologue, but so far Sisters Red is excellent.  As far as werewolves go, these are an ingenius and decidedly non-cuddly new take.  And the cover is absolutely gorgeous.  I can't wait to read more of this one. 

Reviews for these two books will be up within the next few weeks.  Oh, and big news (well, big news for me anyway): A Myriad of Books has finally been indexed by Google! Thank you, friendly neighborhood webcrawlers! 

So... what do you think of these books?  And what's in your mailbox this week?

5 comments:

Miss Page-Turner said...

GREAT!:) Am currently reading Beautiful Creatures and really enjoying it so far! Have to get my hands on the sequel soon!

Alison said...

Great books! I loved Beautiful Darkness! Sisters Red is good too.

Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

Good picks. I have Sister Red here waiting for me. Can't wait to see what you think of Beautiful Darkness. Happy reading :)

Faye said...

2 books i've been dying to read! looking forward to your review!

Hope u enjoy them :D

Ava said...

Sisters Red is so good! I haven't read Beautiful Creatures, I feel like I'm one of the last ones out there!

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