Stacking the Shelves / In My Mailbox 06-08-13

Stacking the Shelves / In My Mailbox

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature/meme by Tynga’s Reviews and In My Mailbox is hosted by Gabrielle Carolina The Mod Podge Bookshelf. Both are fun ways to share what books you've bought, borrowed, or received in the past week.
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Icons
by Margaret Stohl
Hardcover, 428 pages
Published May 7th 2013         
by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Summary:
Your heart beats only with their permission.

Everything changed on The Day. The day the windows shattered. The day the power stopped. The day Dol's family dropped dead. The day Earth lost a war it didn't know it was fighting.

Since then, Dol has lived a simple life in the countryside -- safe from the shadow of the Icon and its terrifying power. Hiding from the one truth she can't avoid.

She's different. She survived. Why?

When Dol and her best friend, Ro, are captured and taken to the Embassy, off the coast of the sprawling metropolis once known as the City of Angels, they find only more questions. While Ro and fellow hostage Tima rage against their captors, Dol finds herself drawn to Lucas, the Ambassador's privileged son. But the four teens are more alike than they might think, and the timing of their meeting isn't a coincidence. It's a conspiracy.

Within the Icon's reach, Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas discover that their uncontrollable emotions -- which they've always thought to be their greatest weaknesses -- may actually be their greatest strengths.

Bestselling author Margaret Stohl delivers the first book in a heart-pounding series set in a haunting new world where four teens must piece together the mysteries of their pasts -- in order to save the future. Summary and image from: Goodreads     
  

The concept for Icons sounds really interesting to me, and the fact that I've heard there are Aliens involved and a sort of Dystopian world just grabbed my attention. I was lucky- I snagged this one from my library this week.


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Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X #1)
by Richelle Mead (Goodreads Author)
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published  June 4th 2013         
by Dutton Adult

Summary:
In a futuristic world nearly destroyed by religious extremists, Justin March lives in exile after failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims. But Justin is given a second chance when Mae Koskinen comes to bring him back to the Republic of United North America (RUNA). Raised in an aristocratic caste, Mae is now a member of the military’s most elite and terrifying tier, a soldier with enhanced reflexes and skills.

When Justin and Mae are assigned to work together to solve a string of ritualistic murders, they soon realize that their discoveries have exposed them to terrible danger. As their investigation races forward, unknown enemies and powers greater than they can imagine are gathering in the shadows, ready to reclaim the world in which humans are merely game pieces on their board.

Gameboard of the Gods, the first installment of Richelle Mead’s Age of X series, will have all the elements that have made her YA Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series such megasuccesses: sexy, irresistible characters; romantic and mythological intrigue; and relentless action and suspense. Summary and image: Goodreads          

Gameboard of the GODS sounded so amazing to me, "Will have all the elements that have made her YA Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series such megasuccesses: sexy, irresistible characters; romantic and mythological intrigue; and relentless action and suspense."  Hmm, sounds so good! Please live up to it, please... Oh Yeah, I bought this one :)


Which books did you get this week and you are most excited about?

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