Sunday, January 31, 2010

In My Mailbox (January 31)

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...

From the library:
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Along with his partner, Chuck Aule, he sets out to find an escaped patient.

But nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is what it seems.And neither is Teddy Daniels.

Is he there to find a missing patient? Or has he been sent to look into rumors of Ashecliffe's radical approach to psychiatry? An approach that may include drug experimentation, hideous surgical trials, and lethal countermoves in the shadow war against Soviet brainwashing ...

The closer Teddy and Chuck get to the truth, the more elusive it becomes, and the more they begin to believe that they may never leave Shutter Island.

Because someone is trying to drive them insane ...

The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson is finding his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet. His biggest problem is dealing with his new friend, Tyson, a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless kid who follows Percy everywhere, making it hard for Percy to have any normal friends. But things don't stay quiet for long.

Percy soon discovers there is trouble at Camp Half-Blood: the magical borders that protect Half-Blood Hill have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and the only safe haven for demigods is on the verge of being overrun by mythological monsters. To save the camp, Percy needs the help of his best friend, Grover, who has been taken prisoner on an island somewhere in the Sea of Monsters, the dangerous waters Greek heroes have sailed for millennia. Only today, the Sea of Monsters goes by a new name: The Bermuda Triangle.

Together with his friends, Percy must retrieve the Golden Fleece from the Island of the Cyclopes or Camp Half-Blood will be destroyed. But first, Percy will learn a stunning new secret about his family, one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or simply a cruel joke.

14 comments:

Corrine said...

I've heard good things about these books, but haven't read them yet. I hope you enjoy them!

I have a contest running on my blog right now for the book Break by Hannah Moskowitz. Feel free to check it out. :)

Book Monster said...

Looks like enjoyable reads. Happy Reading!!

choco (In Which a Girl Reads) said...

Ooh, Sea of Monsters. I love the Percy Jackson series, that book is awesome.

Can't wait for the movie :)

Happy Reading!

LovesSam said...

The Percy Jackson series is so so goo! Happy Reading

Stephanie said...

Shutter Island looks so intriguing. And I really like the Percy Jackson series. My son and I have read these books several times.

Chrissie said...

They both look like great books. Happy reading!

Emma said...

Both look really interesting. Heard so much about Percy Jackson.

Nice!

Alayne said...

I really want The Sea of Monsters! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. They look really good. Hope you enjoy reading them.

The Book Owl said...

I had no idea Shutter Island was a book! I can't wait to see the movie. Happy reading. =]

Brooke Reviews said...

I'm looking forward to seeing Shutter Island the movie :) Do you plan on seeing it? Looks scary'ish! lol

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

oooo Shutter Island sounds scary! Enjoy!

Smita Tewari said...

great work! I teach Fiction at an Indian University, but have never across something so interesting!
Keep it up!

Nina said...

I havent heard of them before, but happy reading to you.

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