Saturday, June 27, 2009

In My Mailbox

In my mailbox was created by Kristi of The Story Siren, who was inspired by Pop Culture Junkie. Here are the books I got this week...

Fire by Kristin Cashore (ARC won from a contest held at Rebecca's Book Blog)
Published by Penguin Group
Release Date: Oct 5, 2009

It is not a peaceful time in the Dells.

Young King Nash clings to the throne, while rebel lords, in the north and south, build armies to unseat him. War is coming. The mountains and forests are filled with spies and thieves.

This is where Fire lives, a girl whose startling appearance is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her.

Everyone...except Prince Brigan.


You have no idea how excited I was to receive this book (there was a little bit of jumping around), and I can't wait to get started.

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
Published by Viking


It's been so long since Auden slept at night. Ever since her parents' divorce - or since the fighting started. Now she has the chance to spend a carefree summer with her dad and his new family in the charming beach town where they live.

A job in a clothes boutique introduces Auden to the world of girls: their talk, their friendship, their crushes. She missed out on all that, too busy being the perfect daughter to her demanding mother. Then she meets Eli, an intriguing loner and a fellow insomniac who becomes her guide to the nocturnal world of the town. Together they embark on parallel quests: for Auden, to experience the carefree teenage life she's been denied; for Eli, to come to terms with the guilt he feels for the death of a friend.

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
Published by Little, Brown Books


According to her best friend Frankie, twenty days in ZanzibarBay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy ever day, there's a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there's something she hasn't told Frankie---she's already had that kind of romance, and it was with Frankie's older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.







Bloodline by Katy Moran
Published by Candlewick Press


In the wilds of Dark Age Britain, a bard abandons his son, Essa, in a village trapped between two feuding kingdoms. As the once-nomadic boy grows rooted in the life of the Wolf Folk, forging allegiances and young love, King Penda of Mercia threatens to attack, thrusting Essa into the violent and cunning world of the tribal rulers. Joined by unlikely friends, unsure of whom to trust — or even of who he is — Essa sets off on a dangerous journey, using his newfound intuitive gifts to guide them as a deadly battle brews. Will his desperate efforts to save his loved ones bring him closer to understanding why his father has never returned? Fast-paced and full of intrigue, this debut novel transports readers to a time of blood and steel, when peace was fleeting and won only at a cost.



Wake by Lisa McMann
Published by Simon & Schuster

For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, the naked-but-nobody-notices dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie's seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime.

She can't tell anybody about what she does — they'd never believe her, or worse, they'd think she's a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she doesn't want and can't control.

Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else's twisted psyche. She is a participant....

10 comments:

~The Book Pixie said...

Great bunch of books there! I want Along for the Ride. lol.

~Briana

The Story Siren said...

lots of great books! bloodline, hadn't heard of it, sounds awesome! hope you enjoy! happy reading!

Diana Dang said...

Oh I got Wake too this week! :)

Kristen said...

Oooo Fire! I'm hoping to start Graceling this week. I need to knock a few books out this week if I ever get off the computer!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

You had a really great week! Enjoy your books!

prophecygirl said...

Great week! You got a really good selection, and I look forward to your reviews :)

Callie said...

Lots of good really great books. I loved Wake. Enjoy!

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week, they all look great. Congrats on winning Fire.

Ravenous Reader said...

Wow!!! such awesome books this week. FIRE!! WOOT! I loved Graceling and have heard nothing but great things about it. Wake is a great book, once I started, I could not stop.

vvb32 reads said...

fire looks great. but i've got to read graceling first. loved wake, hope you do too.

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