Sunday, November 20, 2011

In My Mailbox #69

Illuminate by Aimee Agresti
*Thanks to NetGalley and Rachel at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for sending me this egalley. Not too long ago I featured this book as my WoW pick; I am definitely excited to read it.
Goodreads says, "Haven Terra is a brainy, shy high school outcast. But everything begins to change when she turns sixteen. Along with her best friend Dante and their quiet and brilliant classmate Lance, she is awarded a prestigious internship in the big city— Chicago—and is sent to live and work at a swanky and stylish hotel under the watchful eyes of a group of gorgeous and shockingly young-looking strangers: powerful and alluring hotel owner Aurelia Brown; her second-in-command, the dashing Lucian Grove; and their stunning but aloof staff of glamazons called The Outfit. As Haven begins falling for Lucian, she discovers that these beautiful people are not quite what they seem. With the help of a mysterious book, she uncovers a network of secret passageways from the hotel’s jazz-age past that leads her to the heart of the evil agenda of Aurelia and company: they’re in the business of buying souls. Will they succeed in wooing Haven to join them in their recruitment efforts, or will she be able to thwart this devilish set’s plans to take the souls of her classmates on prom night at the hotel?"

Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
*Thanks to Librarything for sending me this exciting ARC. I love the premise and that cover is to-die-for.
Goodreads says, "Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they're witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship—or an early grave.  Before her mother died, Cate promised to protect her sisters. But with only six months left to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood, she might not be able to keep her word . . . especially after she finds her mother's diary, uncovering a secret that could spell her family's destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate starts scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra.  If what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren't safe. Not from the Brotherhood, the Sisterhood—not even from each other."


What did you get in your mailbox? Have you read any of these books? Let me know what you think.   This meme is hosted by The Story Siren.     



23 comments:

  1. Mhmm these two books sound interesting! Happy reading ;)

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  2. I love the cover of Illuminate!

    Happy Reading!
    In My Mailbox

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  3. Both of these sound really good! Born Wicked reminds me of A Great and Terrible Beauty. I can't wait to hear what you think of these!

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  4. OH MY GOSH!!!!! I can't wait to read both of those, you are super lucky Christina! Can't wait to see what you think of Born Wicked, I'm dying for that one. And I'm going to have to run to NetGalley and see if I can get Illuminate. AWESOME!

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  5. Nice! I've been finding "Illuminate" in quite a number of mailboxes this week. Intriguing indeed. Hope you enjoy them both.

    Here's my IMM for this week:
    http://wp.me/pDlzr-2iD

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  6. Both sounds really interesting! & I agree that the covers are gorgeous. Happy reading :D

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  7. Sweet books! Illuminate looks great, and I adore Born Wicked's cover too :)

    Happy reading, Christina!

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  8. Oooh! Illuminate sounds like such an interesting read and Born Wicked looks increadibly good as well! I hope that you have a good time reading them!!

    Happy Reading!

    Here's what I got In My Mailbox this week!

    Faye

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  9. Born Wicked sounds really good. I hope you enjoy it! Come check out my IMM!!

    http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2011/11/in-my-mailbox-12-e-book-edition-2.html

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  10. Both of these look great! I was sent the Illuminate e-galley too. Excited to read that one!

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  11. I love the cover to Illuminate, that book is worth the buy just for the cover alone

    Happy reading
    http://kristina-worldofbooks.blogspot.com/2011/11/in-my-mailbox-36.html

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  12. I'm SOOOO jealous you got Born Wicked! It looks so great! I hope you enjoy it :)

    Here's my IMM!

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  13. Oh my gosh, Born Wicked is one of those books that I wish I could reach into the screen and grab. Hope you love!

    Here's what i received in my mailbox this week :)

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  14. Oooh I got Illuminate too! :D Can't wait to dig into it!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  15. Ooh, Born Wicked looks AWESOME. I love stories about witches, and this one looks deliciously unique.

    Thanks for the heads up!


    Smiles!
    Lori

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  16. I am DYING for BOTH of these!!! Awesome mailbox!!

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  17. I can't wait to read Born Wicked! I hope you enjoy it!

    I found you via the IMM linky. I’m a new follower :)
    Rachel Brooks Writes

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  18. Born Wicked sounds pretty good! Hope you like it, I've seen it on a few blogs this week.
    You can see my IMM here: The Book Bundle

    ~Ailsa

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  19. I think both of these books sounds great. I hope they live up to your expecations, Christina :)

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  20. Great books! Both with gorgeous covers. :) Enjoy!

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  21. I recently received Illuminate as well. It looks really good.

    Can't wait to hear what you think of Born Wicked!

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