In My Mailbox was created by Kristi, The Story Siren. It is a weekly feature where book enthusiasts showcase the books they got in the mail, from bookstores, from the library or anywhere else for the week. However, I am doing mine monthly just because I'm trying to cut back on my book buying so a months worth of books is what some people can get in a week.
This month I got:
The Hidden by Jessica Verday
May contain spoilers. In this, the long-awaited conclusion to the saga of Abbey and Caspian, readers finally learn the truth about Kristen's death, the dark destiny that links Abbey to Caspian and the hard choices that Abbey must make if she is to accept Caspian's love and their unexpected fate.
7 Scorpions: Rebellion by Mike Saxton
The world was turned upside down by the swift and brutal attack of a dictator known only as Zodiac. Planting flash bombs in every major city across the world, he detonated them simultaneously, sending the survivors into chaos and anarchy.
In the wake of the destruction, Zodiac unleashed the dreaded Seekers, a group with the ability to radiate an aura of intense fear, which would complete the enslavement and extermination of humanity.
A former vigilante, turned government super soldier experiment, emerges from his self-imposed exile to challenge the new status quo. Can Vincent Black, with his makeshift team of unlikely allies, overcome the demons of his past to help preserve the future of humanity?
Author Mike Saxton resides in Vernon, Connecticut, where he works as an independent consultant for Information Technology. This book is the first of three in the 7 Scorpions series.
Fox and the Peach by Nick Thaler
It is the late 16th century and Japan has fallen under the grip of the renegade warlord Oda Nobunaga. Such matters mean little to Momo Takamoto, a young girl adopted by the local silk weaver of a small village. But Momo is not all she seems - she is kitsune, blessed with the power to shift between a fox and a human - and those who know this soon come for her. Caught between a tribe of assassins and a mysterious group of outsiders, Momo finds herself in a web of bloodshed and intrigue. But while strange and terrifying creatures such as tengu, tanuki, and oni go to war over her, Momo realizes that her own powers are just beginning to emerge…
The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
The worst part of being dead is that there’s nothing left to live for. No more kisses. No more secrets. No more gossip. It’s enough to kill a girl all over again. But I’m about to get something no one else does—an encore performance, thanks to Emma, the long-lost twin sister I never even got to meet.
Now Emma’s desperate to know what happened to me. And the only way to figure it out is to be me—to slip into my old life and piece it all together. But can she laugh at inside jokes with my best friends? Convince my boyfriend she’s the girl he fell in love with? Pretend to be a happy, carefree daughter when she hugs my parents good night? And can she keep up the charade, even after she realizes my murderer is watching her every move?
Never Have I Ever by Sara Shepard
May Contain Spoilers! My perfect life was a lie.
Now I’d do anything to uncover the truth.
Not long ago, I had everything a girl could wish for: amazing friends, an adorable boyfriend, a loving family. But none of them know that I’m gone—that I’m dead. To solve my murder, my long-lost twin sister, Emma, has taken my place. She sleeps in my room, wears my clothes, and calls my parents Mom and Dad.
And my killer is watching her every move.
I remember little from my life, just flashes and flickers, so all I can do is follow along as Emma tries to solve the mystery of my disappearance. But the deeper she digs, the more suspects she uncovers. It turns out my friends and I played a lot of games—games that ruined people’s lives. Anyone could want revenge . . . anyone could want me—and now Emma—dead.
And that was my month in books. Can't wait to see what everyone else got.