In My Mailbox

Well, based on last week’s IMM and this week’s, I think we can safely say that my goal of not accepting more books than I had reviewed in the previous week is, shall we say, caput. In a spectacular fashion, no less, because wow, I think I’ve gotten more books in these past two weeks than I’ve gotten in entire months last year!

So without further ado, let’s see what we’ve got!

Anne Rice’s The Wolf Gift, and I cannot tell you how privileged I am to have received a review copy of a book by such a big name author. I may have my opinions on Rice, but I can’t deny that unless it involves her newer Vampire Chronicles books, the woman can certainly tell an interesting story. I hope this one — a werewolf tale scheduled for release on Valentine’s Day — will prove me right on that statement.

On Haunted Ground, by Lisa Rogers. This supposedly true tale of a haunted house seems to bear many similarities with the basic Amityville Horror story. I won’t draw any conclusions as to whether or not this all really happened, but I’m hoping for an interesting story nevertheless.

Alicia K Leppert’s Emerald City. I was originally under the impression that this was speculative/supernatural, and since reading the description that made me think so, that description seems to have changed. Still, even if it isn’t what I thought it was, I’m going to give it a try. Sometimes the best things come out of the most unlikely circumstances.

Starters, by Lissa Price. A newcomer to the field of YA post-apocalyptic/futuristic novels, Price tells the story of a world in which the bodies of the young can be rented out to the elderly who are looking to revisit youth. But something goes wrong, and the scheme isn’t what it appears to be on the surface. I’m looking forward to this one, as the synopsis has really caught my interest, and the cover art is stark and intriguing.

There’s no cover art on Amazon for this one yet, but I don’t need art to express just how happy I am to have received a copy of Aimee Carter’s Goddess Interrupted, the much-anticipated sequel to The Goddess Test (my review here). Scheduled for release at the end of March, I’m putting this aside until closer to the release date, and believe me, that’s not an easy decision to make! I’ve been looking forward to this one for a long time now.

8 comments on “In My Mailbox

  1. I love the idea of an Anne Rice take on the werewolf story – I love her vampire stories (as you say especially the early ones – Queen of the Damned is my favourite!) so I will have to look out for The Wolf Gift.

    On a seprate note – it is really difficult not to buy/recieve more book than you read a week – or at least I find it close to impossible! :)

  2. Thank you for stopping by my blog and mailbox today!

    I must say that I already took a sneak peek at On Haunted Ground, and it sounds somewhat unbelievable. From my quick glance, the author has more ghosts in her house than the people in the Poltergeist movie. Apparently they have one ghost called The Imitator (quickly browsed through that chapter) who could perfectly imitate their voices, and could pick up the phone. A ghost or two is nice and all (well, maybe not nice, but I'm willing to believe that, or at least think it could be true) but if your ghosts start picking up the phone or imitating your family, then it's time for an exorcism. Just my two cents! It looks intriguing though, and I'm looking forward to reading it!

    I've requested a copy of Starters as well now. I didn't think it looked interesting at first, but maybe I should give it a try.

    Emerald City is in the SciFi & Fantasy category on Netgalley, but somehow I'm not that sure about it. Fantasy is usually my favorite genre, but the synopsis doesn't tell me a lot, at least not the current one. I hope you enjoy it though!

    Have a great reading week!
    Majanka @ I Heart Reading

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