Sunday, March 28, 2010

In My Mailbox...

In My Mailbox is an exploration of what books I brought home this week, and is organized by The Story Siren.

I haven't posted one of these in a couple weeks because we've been on vacation, so I haven't brought any books home.  But a couple books for review arrived this week, and here they are.

ARC of Jekel Loves Hyde:
Jill Jekel has always obeyed her parents’ rules—especially the one about never opening the mysterious, old box in her father’s office. But when her dad is murdered, and her college savings disappear, she’s tempted to peek inside, as the contents might be the key to a lucrative chemistry scholarship.

To improve her odds, Jill enlists the help of gorgeous, brooding Tristen Hyde, who has his own dark secrets locked away. As the team of Jekel and Hyde, they recreate experiments based on the classic novel, hoping not only to win a prize, but to save Tristen’s sanity. Maybe his life. But Jill’s accidental taste of a formula unleashes her darkest nature and compels her to risk everything—even Tristen’s love—just for the thrill of being . . . bad.
ARC of White Cat:
Cassel comes from a family of curse workers -- people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they're all mobsters, or con artists. Except for Cassel. He hasn't got the magic touch, so he's an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail -- he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago.

Ever since, Cassel has carefully built up a façade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his façade starts crumbling when he starts sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He's noticing other disturbing things, too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him, caught up in a mysterious plot. As Cassel begins to suspect he's part of a huge con game, he also wonders what really happened to Lila. Could she still be alive? To find that out, Cassel will have to out-con the conmen.
What books did you bring home this week?


Gaby G said...

I want to read both!

Tabitha said...

I'm really looking forward to reading them, too. And stay tuned, because I will likely give them away when I'm done. :)

Kris (Voracious YAppetite) said...

I can't wait to read White Cat! Holly Black is awesome. Enjoy your books!

Mel Chesley said...

Wow, both of those look really good!
I haven't brought anything home this weekend. I have far too much sitting on my shelves that have gone unread. Soon...soon I will buy more! Muahahaha! I mean... yeah. :D

Jim Danielson said...

Great sounding books!

The Book Hour said...

Oh my gosh, an ARC of Jekel Loves Hyde - whoop, congrats. I am super jealous, hope it's good. xx

ck.twilighter (Chasity) said...

I have my eye on that Jekel loves hyde... and wicked Cool that you have an ARC copy!!=) Enjoy!!!

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