Saturday, July 4, 2009

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is hosted 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. Hopefully it will introduce you to some books that might interest you.


Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf--her wolf--is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace,
forever.

Sea Change by Aimee Friedman
16-year-old Miranda Merchant is great at science...and not so great with boys. After major drama with her boyfriend and (now ex) best friend, she's happy to spend the summer on small, mysterious Selkie Island, helping her mother sort out her late grandmother's estate.

There, Miranda finds new friends and an island with a mysterious, mystical history, presenting her with facts her logical, scientific mind can't make sense of. She also meets Leo, who challenges everything she thought she knew about boys, friendship...and reality.

Is Leo hiding something? Or is he something that she never could have imagined?
Meridian by Amber Kizer
Half-human, half-angel, Meridian Sozu has a dark responsibility.

Sixteen-year-old Meridian has been surrounded by death ever since she can remember. As a child, insects, mice, and salamanders would burrow into her bedclothes and die. At her elementary school, she was blamed for a classmate’s tragic accident. And on her sixteenth birthday, a car crashes in front of her family home—and Meridian’s body explodes in pain.

Before she can fully recover, Meridian is told that she’s a danger to her family and hustled off to her great-aunt’s house in Revelation, Colorado. It’s there that she learns that she is a Fenestra—the half-angel, half-human link between the living and the dead. But Meridian and her sworn protector and love, Tens, face great danger from the Aternocti, a band of dark forces who capture vulnerable souls on the brink of death and cause chaos.

Being Nikki by Meg Cabot
Em was sure there couldn't be anything worse than being a brainiac the body of a teenaged supermodel.
But it turned out she was wrong. Because that supermodel could turn out to have a mother who's gone mysteriously missing, a brother who's shown up on her doorstep demanding answers, a former best friend who's intent on destroying Stark Enterprises to avenge the death of his lost love, and a British heartthrob who's written a song about her that's topping the charts.

How can Em balance all that with school, runway shows, and weekend jaunts to St. Johns - especially when she's got ex-boyfriends crawling out of the woodwork who want more than just a photo op; a sister who is headed to the high school cheerleading championships; a company she represents that seems to be turning to the dark side...
Not to mention trying to convince the love of her life that models aren't really airheads after all...especially one model in particular.

But then, nobody said it was going to be easy being Nikki.


Devoured by Amanda Marrone
Megan’s twin sister Remy died in an accident nine years ago, and she’s been haunting her ever since. Knowing how crazy that sounds, Megan keeps this secret to herself and tries to lead a normal life. But when she takes a summer job at Land of Enchantment to keep an eye on her new boyfriend and his lovesick best friend, Samantha, she meets fellow employee Luke who can see Remy, too. Things get even twistier because Megan’s new friend Ari is sporting a massive crush on Luke, who seems to be developing a massive crush on Megan…making for a love triangle that’s positively possessed.

Megan wants to keep her distance from Luke, but when Remy’s visions get crazy violent; she knows she needs his help. Because someone’s definitely in danger...the only question is who?

Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough

Tamsin Greene comes from a long line of witches, and she was supposed to be one of the most Talented among them. But Tamsin's magic never showed up. Now seventeen, Tamsin attends boarding school in Manhattan, far from her family. But when a handsome young professor mistakes her for her very Talented sister, Tamsin agrees to find a lost family heirloom for him. The search—and the stranger—will prove to be more sinister than they first appeared, ultimately sending Tamsin on a treasure hunt through time that will unlock the secret of her true identity, unearth the sins of her family, and unleash a power so vengeful that it could destroy them all. This is a spellbinding display of storytelling that will exhilarate, enthrall, and thoroughly enchant.

Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman

Persephone lives in the most gorgeous place in the world. But her mother's a goddess, as overprotective as she is powerful. Paradise has become a trap. Just when Persephone feels there's no chance of escaping the life that's been planned for her, a mysterious stranger arrives. A stranger who promises something more—something dangerous and exciting—something that spurs Persephone to make a daring choice. A choice that could destroy all she's come to love, even the earth itself.

In a land where a singing river can make you forget your very name, Persephone is forced to discover who—and what—she really is.
Reincarnation by Suzanne Weyn
From prehistory to the present, theirs was a love for the ages. It starts with a fight in a cave over an elusive green jewel . . . and then travels over time and lives to include Egyptian slaves, Greek temples, Massachusetts witch trials, Civil War battlefields, Paris on the eve of World War II, America in the 1960s . . . and a pair of modern-day teenagers. For readers who believe that love is stronger than time or death, this is an unforgettable novel from a wonderful storyteller.
In the Forests of Serre by Patricia A. McKillip

In the tales of World Fantasy Award-winning author Patricia McKillip, nothing is ever as it seems. A mirror is never just a mirror; a forest is never just a forest. Here, it is a place where a witch can hide in her house of bones and a prince can bargain with his heart...where good and evil entwine and wear each others' faces...and where a bird with feathers of fire can quench the fiercest longing...

We had a surprisingly great week, and can't wait to see how yours was! Thank you to everyone who commented during the 7 Days of Harry Potter. It was a blast reading your answers, some making me laugh out loud. Have a great Sunday everyone, and enter our contests. ;)
-Elise

17 comments:

  1. great books! Meridian sounds interesting, will have to check it out.

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  2. Meridian and Sea Change sound great!

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  3. Yowza!!! you had an amazing week. I so want to read Meridian. It sounds amazing. And yeay for getting SHIVER. I loved that book and just reviewed it yesterday :)

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  4. Wow you got a lot of books that I really want. Once A Witch and Meridian both look great. Enjoy!

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  5. I seriously think I want to read all of those books you listed. GAH! So jealous. I have read Reincarnation already though and enjoyed it. Have a great week!

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  6. I want to read Shiver, Being Nikki and Reincarnation so bad! Happy reading!

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  7. those are some really great books?!!? you got good taste.... :D

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  8. Once a Witch sounds really interesting. Great haul this week (I'm a little jealous about some of these books). Happy reading :)

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  9. I really want to read Shiver! Can't wait to read your review :)

    -Briana

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  10. You got some great books! I am highly intrigued by MERIDIAN.

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  11. WOW! Nearly all of those are ones I want to read. I'm soo jealous! Well, enjoy! :D

    ~Briana

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  12. Oh I want to read that one and that one and that one and that one and that one and.....

    I'm so jealous! Enjoy!

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  13. I have Sea Change but haven't read it yet, but can't wait to.

    Meridian sounds good. It's on my list of books to get as well as Once a Witch.

    Good books this week. =)

    Happy Reading

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  14. great books, Airhead is so much fun, enjoy!

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  15. wow! lots of books! and a few i really want! hope you enjoy them. happy reading!

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  16. Wow you had a super great week, I really want to read all of those books, they all look so great. Enjoy.

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  17. You got at least four books that I want to read. And I am so jealous of Shiver. Enjoy!

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