Sunday, May 18, 2014

In My Mailbox (67)

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The Sweetest Spell
by Suzanne Selfors

Emmeline Thistle, a dirt-scratcher's daughter, has escaped death twice-first, on the night she was born, and second, on the day her entire village was swept away by flood. Left with nothing and no one, Emmeline discovers her rare and mysterious ability-she can churn milk into chocolate, a delicacy more precious than gold.

Suddenly, the most unwanted girl in Anglund finds herself desired by all. But Emmeline only wants one-Owen Oak, a dairyman's son, whose slow smiles and lingering glances once tempted her to believe she might someday be loved for herself. But others will stop at nothing to use her gift for their own gains-no matter what the cost to Emmeline.

Magic and romance entwine in this fantastical world where true love and chocolate conquer all.

World After
by Susan Ee

In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what's left of the modern world.

When a group of people capture Penryn's sister Paige, thinking she's a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels' secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can't rejoin the angels, can't take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?

What was in your "mailbox" this week?  Let me know in the comments!

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi of The Story Siren.


  1. I ended up getting Angelfall -which I thought was pretty good albeit a bit odd at times, Obsidian and Onyx (the Lux series) by Jennifer Armentrout, Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers (which was much better than its predecessor Grave Mercy), Red Rising by Pierce Brown, and The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson.

  2. I haven't heard of The Sweetest Spell, but I love that last line ("where true love and chocolate conquer all"). It's true in my world ;)

    And World After! I ordered the book when it came out, but STILL haven't read it yet. I really loved Angelfall so was looking forward to reading it, but unfortunately it keeps getting passed up for all the other amazing books I want to read. I really need to fix this soon!