Sunday, September 13, 2009

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a post where I tell you the books that I received this week either by buying them from the bookstore, going to the library or from my mailbox. Check out The Story Siren to learn more!

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go — especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father.

To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace.How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?

Murder at the Lake by Bren Gaudet

When 17-year-old Amanda Christie is invited to a cousins-only weekend retreat at her aunt's Austin, Texas, estate, she doesn't know what to expect. She soon finds though, that the weekend will be anything but boring. One of the guests is responsible for the death of Amanda's uncle and when a dangerous storm traps the teens inside the secluded mansion, Amanda becomes determined to uncover the killer. But when their cell phones go missing and guests begin to disappear, Amanda realizes that the killer isn't finished. With time running out and no way of knowing who to trust, she must either uncover the murderer or risk being the next victim.


Anonymous said...

The City series sounds so amazing. My post is here

Ravenous Reader said...

YES! The City of Ashes is an amazing follow up to City of Bones...oh so good, just wait till you read City of Glass because it is even better.

Faye said...

Can't wait 2 read City of ashes, i love city of bones. Can't wait 2 see ur thoughts on COA :P happy reading

Katie said...

I love the Cassie Clare books. They're so good! And she's just announced she's writing a fourth book in the series, all about Simon!

Happy reading!

a flight of minds said...

I love the Mortal Instruments series! :D Murder at the Lake sounds interesting although too scary for my tastes. Hope you enjoy both books!

- Alex

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

The Mortal Instruments trilogy is amazing. Hope you anjoy it as much as I did!

Nina said...

Those books sound amazing! :)
Have fun reading the books you got!