Thursday, December 29, 2011


Author: Meg Cabot
Publisher: William Morrow (HarperCollins)
Released: 2011
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Bought
Series: Sequel to Insatiable
Challenge: None

After falling in love with and then sending away Lucien, the perfect man who just so happened to be a vampire - and not any vampire, but the prince of darkness - Meena joined the Palatine Guard, a branch of the Vatican dedicated to wiping out all demons. But Meena is hitting walls in the Palatine, especially with Alaric, and then Lucien shows up again. Things get way out of control as nothing is what Meena thought it was, and she doesn't know whom to trust or where to turn for love.

Overbite had a lot to live up to, after Insatiable. And it does a pretty good job of it! I must admit that I missed the suave, charming Lucien of Insatiable, and I somehow couldn't get to really like Alaric much - I felt bad for him, but I didn't actually like him. But Meena's confusion is shown very clearly, and I did like the way Meg revealed things about Lucien to the reader before Meena knows about them, so that we understand her conflicted feelings while shouting at her "No, don't go there!"

The mystery angle of the book is really done well. I had a niggling feeling about what does end up happening, and when the end, and the final battle, came, I thought "Aha! Thought so!" Very satisfying. But I didn't know for sure until then, and I love how Meg sets things up to be ever so slightly revealing while actually concealing more than ever. I'm not so happy with everything that happens at the end, but that doesn't take away from the fact that this is an excellent sequel to Insatiable.

Monday, December 26, 2011


Author: Andrea Cremer
Publisher: Philomel
Released: 2011
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Author's Website:
Source: Bought
Series: Nightshade #2
Challenge: None

After Calla and Shay escaped the horrific sacrifice-and -union scene, and after they've been captured by Searchers as they attempted to evade the Keepers, Calla and Shay have to face the fact that everything they know about Guardians, Keepers, and Searchers may be completely wrong, and that the better allies are the Searchers. While they digest all the new information, the Searchers begin planning the alliance between Guardians and Searchers, but hardly anything goes according to plan, and there are plenty of surprises - mostly unwelcome - and a lot of grief.

The second book of the trilogy picks up right where Nightshade left off, and it flows seamlessly into the continuation of the story. There's a lot of explanation, especially in the first half of the book, but Andrea weaves the story and Calla's thoughts together with the explanation so that the pace is a constant ebb and flow of emotion and action. I like how this feels exactly like the "middle book," because it felt like Calla and Shay are regrouping from everything that's happened until now, and together with the Searchers are setting up for the final, epic battle that's sure to come in book #3, Bloodrose. The romantic moments are still equally tender and passionate, as Calla figures out - or tries to - her feelings for Ren and how that fits in with her absolute love for Shay. All in all, what this book mainly did was whet my appetite for the next book!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Lola and the Boy Next Door

Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: Dutton/Penguin Young Readers
Released: September 29, 2011
Genre: YA Romance
Author's Website:
Series: Yes
Source: Library
Challenge: None

Lola has it great - almost. She has a super-cool boyfriend, but her dads are annoyingly overprotective of her and disapproving of Max. But her near-perfection ends when an old neighbor moves back in - a neighbor that hurt her terribly before. But Cricket must be dealt with, and Lola realizes quickly that they must deal with the feelings they had, and apparently still have, for each other.

The thing about this book is that it's not only about romance. The romance is great - alternately sizzling and sweet, the perfect combination. And Cricket is the perfect romantic male lead - he's sensitive but strong, considerate and cool, devoted and dashing. I love how he is introduced slowly to the reader, so that at first you see him how Lola sees him, but eventually you get glimpses into his life that Lola doesn't always pick up on. And the way they have to deal with Lola's dads adds so much to the romantic element of this Young Adult story.

But the main lesson Lola learns is not about romance, it's about herself and about identity. It's amazing the way Stephanie sets this up, so subtly that throughout the first (larger) half of the book, I didn't see this coming, but as soon as she introduces it, it's so obvious. I wish I could be more specific, but I don't want to ruin this part for you. Suffice it to say, this is as much a coming-of-age novel as it is a romance!

And I loved seeing Anna and St. Clair in brief glimpses. I love how they're there, but the story is not about them, because their story is finished. But seeing their relationship, now solid and stable, in action, was a warm and welcome continuation. I hope we get to see both Anna and Lola in the next book!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Other Words for Love

Author: Lorraine Zago Rosenthal
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Released: 2011
Genre: YA (Romance)
Source: Library
Challenge: 2011 YA Debut Authors

Ari has been friends with Summer since forever, and now that she has the chance to join her in Hollister, a private school, everything should be perfect. But when Summer has to miss the first days of the new school year, Ari makes a new friend, and Summer is anything but friendly to Leigh. And then Leigh introduces Ari to her handsome older cousin, and Ari thinks she has the perfect relationship, and that finally, everything is going well for her. She has two friends for the first time in her life, she has a boyfriend finally, and her married sister seems to have a handle on her moods and general snottiness. But it all comes crashing down when her sister turns on her and Blake breaks up with her, and Ari is left wondering what the hell happened to her friends, her relationships, her life.

Though the story of Other Words for Love is set in the '80s, this story could have been happening right now. The emotions are so real, the relationships and complications so true-to-life. Ari is the perfect character for this story to happen to - just enough naivete, just enough repressed anger, just enough dreams and fantasies.

I love how there are so many layers to the story and how Lorraine knits them all together to create a perfectly woven, multi-layered story. Each thread is followed through and creates problems just when another thread seems to be finally coming together.

And the ending is great, too. It's not a "happy-ever-after," but it's true to real life. We're left with hope for Ari, hope that she learned something from this whole thing, hope that somewhere out there is the perfect situation for her - and I especially like that her hope does not hinge on her finding a guy!

In My Mailbox 25

Lots of books this week! Gearing up for winter break - my goal is to read at least 20 books between now and January 30. Allowing for "off days," that means I should be finishing one book a day. Think I can do it??

Early Hanukkah Gifts!:

Wintergirls                 Christ in Concrete                Truth Seeker
Laurie Halse Anderson       Pietro di Donato                  C.E. Murphy

The Blue Girl                Tom Trueheart                           Infinity
Charles de Lint          and the Land of Dark Stories         Sherrilyn Kenyon
Ian Beck

The Secret Journeys of Jack London: The Sea Wolves
Christopher Golden & Tim Lebbon, illustrated by Greg Ruth 

The Alchemyst                         The Magician                        The Sorceress
Michael Scott

From the Library:

Head Games                          Other Words for Love                     Tiger's Curse
Keri Mikulski                        Lorraine Zago Rosenthal                     Colleen Houck

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fantasy Reading Challenge 2011 Wrap-Up

Challenge Complete!!
December 12, 2011
Level Obsessed - 20 books
And the year is not over yet! More to come!

1) The Blue Sword, Robin McKinley (Review / Amazon / Goodreads)
2) The Hero and the Crown, Robin McKinley (Review / Amazon / Goodreads)
3) The Dream-Maker's Magic, Sharon Shinn (Review / Amazon / Goodreads)
4) Troubled Waters, Sharon Shinn (Review / Amazon / Goodreads)
5) Vanished: Books 1 & 2, Meg Cabot (Review / Amazon / Goodreads)
6) Once in a Full Moon, Ellen Schreiber (Review / Amazon / Goodreads)
7) Angelfire, Courtney Allison Moulton (Review / Amazon / Goodreads)
8) Wicked Lovely, Melissa Marr (Review / Amazon / Goodreads)
9) The Bards of Bone Plain, Patricia A. McKillip (Review / Amazon / Goodreads)
10) The Ghost and the Goth, Stacey Kade (Review / Amazon / Goodreads)
11) Angel Burn, L.A. Weatherly (Review / Amazon / Goodreads)
12) Warped, Maurissa Guibord (Review / Amazon / Goodreads)
13) A Tale of Two Castles, Gail Carson Levine (Review / Amazon / Goodreads)
14) Supernaturally, Kiersten White (Review / Amazon / Goodreads)
15) Dead Beautiful, Yvonne Woon (Review / Amazon / Goodreads)
16) Every Other Day, Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Review / Amazon / Goodreads)
17) The False Princess, Eilis O'Neal (Review / Amazon / Goodreads)
18) Ripple, Mandy Hubbard (Review / Amazon / Goodreads)
19) Angel Fire, L.A. Weatherly (Review / Amazon / Goodreads)
20) Wildefire, Karsten Knight (Review / Amazon / Goodreads)

Monday, December 12, 2011


Author: Karsten Knight
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (Books for Young Readers)
Released: July 26, 2011
Author's Blog:
Genre: YA Paranormal
Series: Yes
Source: Bought
Challenge: YA Debut Authors 2011, Fantasy Reading Challenge

Ashline is just a girl trying to fit in, the only Polynesian girl in an all-white neighborhood. But her older sister, Eve, won't let her fit in, and when Eve uses her strange powers to electrocute a girl in front of Ash, Ash moves across the country to a boarding school. That doesn't protect her from Eve, though, as her older sister keeps on appearing. And to top it off, Ash finds out that she is actually a Polynesian goddess, summoned to Blackwood with five other gods and goddesses - and that's when things start to get really interesting.

Whoa - the action, the non-stop, quick-fire dialogue, the lightning (excuse the pun) pace - this book is really amazing. It's an interesting twist on the reincarnated god theme, especially since the kids spend most of the book being uncomfortable with their new identities and not knowing what to make of themselves. The transition from them seeing themselves as regular teens to fully embracing their god-ness is so natural, so smooth and gradual.

What I think makes this book stand out so much is this: Because it's written by a man, we get a very different perspective than most YA Paranormal novels. I actually don't think I've ever read a paranormal novel before this that wasn't written by a woman. Don't get me wrong - women writers are fantabulous, and they get the voices of both the girl and the guy really well. Otherwise I wouldn't keep going back for more! But with Karsten, the whole tone of the book is slightly different. The guys' thoughts seem more clearly masculine, and the side effect is that the girls are more sarcastic and kick-ass as well. And I like it. There's still ruminations and introspection, but proportionally there's more action - and more unbridled anger.

There's also an element of mystery to the book, an added level of suspense as Ash - and the reader - tries to figure out who's who, who's what, and what's who. That'll make more sense when you read the book - and you should definitely read the book!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Challenges 2012

2011 was the first year I participated in reading challenges, and I'm happy to say I'll be joining some for 2012 now!

I will be joining:

The 2012 YA Debut Author Challenge
 Hosted by The Story Siren

Witchy Books Reading Challenge 2012
Hosted by Pagan-Culture

Mystery and Suspense Reading Challenge 2012
Hosted by Book Chick City

Speculative Romance Challenge 2012
Hosted by Book Chick City

 The Dystopia Challenge

Hosted by Bookish Ardour

YA/MG Fantasy Challenge 2012
Hosted by The Book Cellar

I don't know how many books I'll be doing for each challenge - except YA Debut Authors, that's set at 12. Being that I'll have time in January, but then the next four months will be crazy busy (I'm taking 21 credits - call me crazy, I know I am), and I have no clue what I'll be doing in the summer or the rest of 2012 - whether I'll be working, or abroad, or what - so I have no idea how much time I'll have for this. But I plan on doing the minimum for each at the very least!


Author: Karen Robards
Publisher: Signet
Released: April 2011
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Lisa is living with her mother again, taking care of her as she deals with ALS. She found a job - okay, was given a job out of pity - working for a guy she had a crush on ages and ages ago, in the District Attorney's office. When she messes up, Scott sends her to work on cold cases - and she finds a case of a missing family whose mother looks eerily like Lisa. She takes the file home, and sets in motion a series of terrifying events as someone is obviously trying to get rid of this old case and prevent Lisa from finding out what really happened to this family.

I'm converted - I'm now officially a Karen Robards fan! Quite honestly, I picked up this book because it was next to Nora Roberts' books on the library shelves. I had read a couple Robards books before, and they were good, but this one has me hooked. The characters are so real and complex, the plot is deliciously thrilling, and the romance is sweet and passionate. What more could you ask for?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Night Tales:

Night Shield & Night Moves
Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Silhouette Books
Released: 1985 (Night Shield), 2000 (Night Moves), 2010 (Two-in-One Volume)
Genre: Romance

I'd read other Night Tales stories before, but I'm not sure I realized that they were written so early in Nora's career, since I wasn't in the habit of paying attention to publication dates at that point. But knowing that, and after reading this article in the Guardian, I've contemplated things more than I have before (which was quite a lot in and of itself) and here's what I came up with:

Nora definitely "rewrote the rules of romantic fiction," and there's a good reason the only romance writer I read regularly is Nora. She took romance beyond the simplistic formulaic storylines and characters, she writes real and complex characters and plots that are actually plots and not just the romance happening. I think what Robin McKinley says is totally true: "I don’t think romance is ever a plot.  It’s something happening while the plot is thundering ahead elsewhere." Most of what makes up the romance genre today has nothing other than the attraction and complications happening in the entire book. And after reading one of those, I can't stomach another one. It's all fluff, and I need substance.

Now I've said before that I see a difference in Nora's early books and her later ones, and I do see a difference, but one thing that remains constant is her way of creating a full story, a story which does not detract from and actually adds to the romance. Yes, the focus is the romantic plotline, but that's not the only thing that's going on. In her later books, that translates into a shift to romantic suspense rather than pure romance, but that's what I love about her books. I love reading about couples meeting and falling in love, and overcoming obstacles until they finally end up together - but it's so great to experience a whole ride along with that.

Two final thoughts: Not all romance novels other than Nora's are as flat as I'm making them sound. But Nora is the only one I've found who consistently delivers the kind of stories that hook me time after time, that I could read and reread and rereread...
And I don't know why this post sounds so formal. Really I'm gushing about how much I love Nora, but I don't think that came across too well. So I'm telling you: I love Nora!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Language of Flowers

Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Released: 2011
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Source: Library

Victoria Jones is moving on to a new stage in her life, but her prospects are beyond bleak. Emancipated from the foster care system, but with no marketable skills, no real education, no friends, and no job, Victoria seems set on a course for disaster. Her one shining light is her knowledge of the language of flowers. She takes comfort in building herself a garden of meaning, even while she's homeless and sleeping in the park. Her knowledge soon gets her a job at a flower shop, and it appears that things are looking up for her. But her past is not so easy to disregard, and even as things seem to be going well, Victoria has to struggle to find herself and value herself for who she is.

The Language of Flowers is a really strong debut for Vanessa Diffenbaugh. She portrays the ache and pain of a young woman's self-discovery and acceptance with grace and empathy - and her craft and style of writing doesn't hurt either! I liked the alternating chapters of the present with Victoria's most important foster family situation. It's a good contrast between the unbridled emotion of the younger Victoria with the reined-in, tight-lipped present-day Victoria.

The tone of the book is interesting. In some ways, it reminded me of Camus' L'etranger, with its simple, seemingly apathetic, matter-of-fact description of events, but there's also a depth and complexity of emotion and story. And there are so many layers to explore in order to get to the real Victoria, under the imposed concealments and her own resistance to any form of real expression.

All the characters in the story (with perhaps the exception of Meredith, the case worker who basically abandons Victoria) are likable in their own way, and I loved how each one helps Victoria bloom through his or her own personality.

I'd give this book more than five stars - it's real and raw and completely touching.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Love Story

Author: Jennifer Echols
Publisher: MTV Books
Released: 2011
Genre: YA Romance
Source: Bought

Erin is in a New York college, majoring in creative writing and far away from the horse farm her grandmother wants her to run someday. The horse farm she gave to the stable boy when she learned that Erin would not study business to prepare to run the farm. Erin's okay with toughing it out and living as a penniless artist, and she pours her frustration and fascination with the stable boy into her first story as a sexy romance - and is utterly thrown when that stable boy walks into her class in time to critique the story - about himself! The battle of the tales begins, as Erin and Hunter try to figure out what the other is saying in the thinly veiled stories, and maybe to rewrite the story between themselves.

Wow. Just - wow. I love love love love this book! It's so real, the emotions so big and life-size, the feelings of love and of betrayal so strong. The cast of roommates is very compelling, with all their eccentricities and ticks. And Erin and Hunter are such three-dimensional characters, layers being peeled back with each page, complicating their love story. What complicates it even more is their misreading of each other, so that in an inverse way, this book reads like a take on Pride and Prejudice.

The main shtick of the book - the stories that Erin and Hunter write - works really really well. The stories reveal clearly what they're thinking, and at times obscure what they're thinking, and the way they're interspersed throughout the narrative feels so natural. It's the stories that write the love story!

A thoroughly enjoyable read and one I'm likely to revisit again and again!


Author: Mandy Hubbard
Publisher: Razorbill (Penguin)
Released: 2011
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Source: Library

Ever since her sixteenth birthday, Lexi has been drawn to swim every night. Her sixteenth birthday was also the night she killed her almost-boyfriend with the song she sings each time she swims. When Lexi finds out that she's cursed to be a siren, she thinks there's no hope and she must ostracize herself to keep all her friends safe. But Cole breaks down her barriers and Lexi finds herself hoping - until someone else promises hope of a different kind, and then Lexi doesn't know what to do.

The premise of this book is really great. The problem I had with it is the way that premise is executed. I didn't like the pacing of the book. It felt way too slow at times, and then with a rush everything happens at once, and then it's back to a lulling pace. There are really only two major plot points, when most good stories have three big turning points.

Besides, the relationship between Lexi and Erik seems off way before Lexi starts to notice anything, and it made me somewhat unsympathetic to Lexi as a result. Cole is great, and the relationship there is portrayed nicely - which is the point, I know, but did Lexi and Erik have to be together for so many lifeless pages before something happened?

So basically, not a book I'm likely to read again. A shame, because as I said, the premise is really great, and the ending tugs at the heartstrings, but it's too little too late.

Epic Fail

Author: Claire Lazebnik
Publisher: HarperTeen
Released: 2011
Genre: YA Romance
Adaptation of Pride and Prejudice
Source: Library

Elise Benton and her family moved to sunny LA, but she's not happy about it. Definitely not dazzled by the children of local stars in her high school, especially Derek Edwards, the most famous and most anti-social of them all. But when her older sister, Juliana, and Derek's friend, Chase, get serious about each other, Elise finds herself spending a lot of time with moody Derek - and finding out that appearances may be deceiving.

I love this book! I'd never read adaptations of Pride and Prejudice before, and seeing the story in a modern setting was really great! The story elements are all there, which made reading this sort of like a treasure hunt, waiting and watching for each plot turn to show up.

On its own, even without Jane Austen, this is still an amazing book. Claire's style is so effortless, and just sweeps you up into the twists and turns of the various relationships. Each character is so real, so rounded, and everything they do makes so much sense in context. And the Hollywood scene is so much fun - especially from the jaded and cynical viewpoints of Derek and Elise!

Derek is a really great character - like Darcy, he's totally unreadable for most of the book, and his hatred for Webster seems to make no sense, but it all eventually falls into place. I was waiting to see how Claire would handle Derek's sister - obviously she can't have been "compromised" by Webster as Darcy's sister is in Pride and Prejudice, since that doesn't make sense for modern-day Epic Fail - but the way Claire deals with that is brilliant, and fits right into the modern world!

Elise is really fun - not exactly like Elizabeth Bennett, but with the same cynical attitude, fierce loyalty, and misplaced prejudice. I actually found Juliana a slightly more relatable than Jane Bennett, as well as Chase - they're still unbearably (but lovingly unbearably) optimistic and lovey-dovey, but Juliana gets half-mean to sister Layla at one point, and there I felt like cheering!

Such a great book! I may just buy this one!

Angel Fire

Author: L.A. Weatherly
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release Date: December 2011
Genre: YA Paranormal
Series: Angel Trilogy
Source: ARC from Publisher

After their failed attempt to stop the Second Wave of angels entering their world to feed off humans' energy - making them utterly devoted to angels and irreparably damaged - Alex and Willow head south to regroup and figure out what their next steps should be - while dodging the fanatics ready to turn them in to the angels for death. To their surprise, a group of Angel Killers is already in Mexico City, and they team up to plan the complete destruction of all angles. But nothing can change the fact that Willow is half-angel, and she has to deal with the suspicions and mistrust of the group. Which is partly why she is so happy when Seb shows up - Seb, another half-angel. Alex isn't so happy with Seb's appearance, not least because he commands so much of Willow's time and attention. And on top of that, the team isn't even aware of the extreme danger they're walking into with their supposedly fail-proof plan...

What a great second book in the trilogy! In Angel Burn, we got to know Alex and Willow, and how badly the angels affect our world. In Angel Fire, we care so much about these characters and this world that when the book just jumps right into their problems and pain, we can feel it all along with them.

I love the alternating viewpoints. L.A. Weatherly does it so skillfully - keeping Willow's first-person narrative, but jumping between Alex, Seb, and even Raziel! Seeing all sides of the story makes for such a rich, satisfying experience. And it keeps you biting your nails when you see Raziel's scheming and the AK's helpless entrapment...

And I really love the relationships in this book! I already said that Alex and Willow became my favorite YA couple after Angel Burn, and this book is no different, though with the addition of Seb, things get interesting... I won't give it away, because guessing what would happen to Willow's relationship with these two guys is part of what makes the book so compelling.

It's the emotions that drive this book rather than solely action, and in fact there are only a few action scenes - but the constant ride of emotions is so amazing. You really feel the despair, triumph, pain, searing love, betrayal... It totally jumps off the page right at you!

And now we have to wait a whole year for Angel Fever! Can I hold out that long?

(By the way - the UK version was released in October, and has a different cover:
I personally think the UK covers are sooo much better - aside from the fact that they match each other, they also capture the emotion of the books. What do you think?)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The False Princess

Author: Eilis O'Neal
Publisher: Egmont
Released: 2011
Genre: YA Fantasy

Nalia has grown up being groomed to take the throne someday, but after she turns sixteen, the king and queen and their two wizard advisers tell her of the plot that had been concocted at the princess's birth, switching the real princess with a stand-in to prevent the murder that the oracle prophesied. Now called Sinda, she has to try to adjust to life as a commoner. But when she stumbles across something that sounds like it threatens the future of the crown, Sinda involves herself in the world of intrigue to save as many as she could - including herself.

The False Princess is really amazing. The book eases into the story, giving us a good look at the characters and what they're like before plunging into the real plot, which I always like. And then once the real plot starts, it's one surprise after another, with the tension building and building as each attempt to uncover the truth is thwarted, as each brush with danger is overcome. Sinda is a thoroughly likable character, as are Kiernan and Orianne and Mika. Feeling sympathy for these characters makes it easier to root for them on their path to the truth, and it heightened the suspense when I found out that one of them might not survive to the end.

And the ending - such a satisfying ending. I love how the climax of the story rushes through the events, and then there are a few pages of Sinda reflecting. That last bit of slowing down and easing into the finish - the glorious finish - is so perfect.

Definitely a book I'll revisit sometime!

In My Mailbox 24

In My Mailbox is a meme created by Kristi of The Story Siren, where bloggers share the contents of their mailbox that week - books bought, borrowed, received... It's a great way to see lots of new books all at once, and leads to great coveting and more buying!

This week's haul:
Wolfsbane, Andrea Cremer (Nightshade #2)
Hex Hall, Rachel Hawkins (Hex Hall #1)
The False Princess, Eilis O'Neal

Sunday, October 2, 2011

In My Mailbox 23

In My Mailbox is a meme created by Kristi of The Story Siren, where bloggers share the contents of their mailbox that week - books bought, borrowed, received... It's a great way to see lots of new books all at once, and leads to great coveting and more buying!

This week, I came home every day to find at least two books in the mail waiting for me. I wasn't kidding when I said I went on a book-buying binge!
In my mailbox this week:

Received ARC:
Wings of the Wicked, Courtney Allison Moulton (Angelfire #2)


 Dead Beautiful, Yvonne Woon
Wildefire, Karsten Knight
Forget You, Jennifer Echols

Captivate, Carrie Jones (Need #2)
Entice, Carrie Jones (Need #3) 
Glimmerglass, Jenna Black (Faeriewalker #1)
Sirensong, Jenna Black (Faeriewalker #3)

Supernaturally, Kiersten White
Remember When, Nora Roberts & J.D. Robb

Demonglass, Rachel Hawkins (Hex Hall #2)
 The False Princess, Eilis O'Neal

And a whole slew of J.D. Robb's "In Death" books - finally, after checking them out millions of time from the library, I get to actually own them! Exciting times!


Epic Fail, Claire Lazebnik
Ripple, Mandy Hubbard

What's in your mailbox?