Saturday, April 25, 2009

In My Mailbox (3)

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi from The Story Siren. On it, we will post the books we have gotten this week from the library, the bookstore, the mail, a friend that leant it to us, and any other ways that we manage to get a book from.

IN ELISE'S MAILBOX:
Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner
The war between humanity and Faerie devastated both sides. Or so fifteen-year-old Liza has been told. Nothing has been seen or heard from Faerie since, and Liza's world bears the scars of its encounter with magic. Corn resists being harvested; dandelions have thorns. Trees move with sinister intention, and the town Liza calls home is surrounded by a forest that threatens to harm all those who wander into it. Still Liza feels safe. Her father is strong and has protected their town by laying down strict rules. Among them: Any trace of magic must be destroyed, no matter where it is found.
Then Liza's sister is born with faerie-pale hair, clear as glass, and Liza's father leaves the baby on a hillside to die. When her mother disappears into the forest and Liza herself discovers she has the faerie ability to see --into the past, into the future--she has no choice but to flee. Liza's quest will take her into Faerie and back again, and what she finds along the way may be the key to healing both worlds.
NOTE FROM ME: I kind of grabbed this as I was walking out of the library. Just pulled it off of the shelf while on the move, not reading the summary or anything. I'm not sure if I'll read it. Should I?

Saving Juliet by Suzanne Selfors

Two Juliets,both alike in desperation. . .

Seventeen-year-old Mimi Wallingford, of the Broadway Wallingfords, has a life most girls can only dream of—complete with the starring role in her family’s production of Romeo and Juliet. But acting is not her dream, and she’s fighting for the right to trade her script for a scalpel and become a doctor.

Fourteen-year-old Juliet Capulet, of the Verona Capulets, has lived a lonely life—imprisoned by the feud that consumes her family and by her iron-fisted mother’s forcing her into an unwanted marriage. She will do anything to avoid her betrothed, even if it requires faking a boil on her bottom—or something more dangerous.

During the play’s final performance, Mimi’s wish to get away actually comes true when she and her heartthrob costar, Troy Summer, are magically transported into Shakespeare’s Verona. Now that she knows the real Juliet, Mimi doesn’t want to stand by and allow the play to reach its tragic end. But if saving her new friend means changing the ending of the greatest love story of all time, will she and Troy ever make it back to Broadway?


IN S.M.'S MAILBOX:

Acadamy 7 by Anne Osterlund

Aerin is a scarred fugitive in search of a better life. Dane is a self-destructive rebel driven by revenge. Despite her defensiveness and his pent-up anger, they quickly establish themselves as the top new students at the most prestigious school in the universe. But they must strip away their inner barriers and brave the scalding secrets of the past in order to meet the true challenge of Academy 7.

Seize the Story by Victoria Hanley

Have you ever wanted to write novels of your own? At last, a book written for teens who are interested in writing fiction. Packed with examples and writing exercises as well as interviews with other successful authors, Seize the Story takes you through the secrets for creating original characters, believable dialogue, dramatic settings, and exciting plots.
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13 comments:

  1. you will love bones of fairie. cant wait to see what you think about it

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  2. Bones of Frairie looks good! By the way I love your blog layout, how it's like a notebook.

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  3. Love your Blog Layout. It is really cute. Bones of Fairie is a good read, dark but very good. Academy 7 also looks to be an enjoyable read.

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  4. All of the books seem super fun, especially Saving Juliet.

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  5. Wow, LOVE your blog theme!

    BONES OF FAIRIE is one of the books I am looking forward to reading. Good week for both of you.

    (and Elise is reasding FIRE? Ooo jealous!)

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  6. Read Bones of Faerie! It seems good.

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  7. I've wondered about bones of fairie! Let me know what you think.

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  8. "Saving Juliet" and "Academy 7" look really good.

    I have wondered about "Bones of Faerie" as well.

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  9. Great week! Academy 7 sounds very good. Enjoy!

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  10. Sounds interesting, can't wait to see what you think of those books.

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  11. I haven't read bones of fairie but it has gotten some really great reviews!

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  12. Yes, read Bones of Faerie. I really enjoyed it myself. :)

    -lauren

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