Saturday, June 12, 2010

In My Mailbox (June 13)

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

Purchased:

Deception (Haunting Emma #1) by Lee Nichols

When Emma Vaile’s parents go missing while away on a mysterious business trip, she’s left all alone in her creepy old house. But her brother’s very cute best friend, Bennett Stern—Emma’s knight in J. Crew armor—arrives unexpectedly to whisk her away to New England. There, Emma settles into his family’s museum-like mansion and enrolls at an old-fashioned private school. She quickly finds friends in the popular legacy crowd at Thatcher and spends her free time crushing on Bennett. But the eerie visions she’s been hiding from everyone have gotten worse. Emma has memories of Thatcher that she can’t explain—it’s as if she’s returning home to a place she’s never been. Finally, Emma confides in Bennett and learns she is a ghostkeeper, a person who can communicate with ghosts. Bennett brought Emma to Thatcher to protect her, but now he needs her help tracking an other-worldly murderer.

A rich New England setting filled with mystery, tradition, and prep-school intrigue make Deception the perfect choice for fans of series like Kate Brian’s Private, as well as all those paranormal fans. The shocking ending will leave readers desperate for book two. (From Goodreads)

The Library

The Uninvited by Tim Wynne-Jones

Mimi Shapiro had a disturbing freshman year at NYU, thanks to a foolish affair with a professor who still haunts her caller ID. So when her artist father, Marc, offers the use of his remote Canadian cottage, she’s glad to hop in her Mini Cooper and drive up north. The house is fairy-tale quaint, and the key is hidden right where her dad said it would be, so she’s shocked to fi nd someone already living there — Jay, a young musician, who is equally startled to meet Mimi and immediately accuses her of leaving strange and threatening tokens inside: a dead bird, a snakeskin, a cricket sound track embedded in his latest composition. But Mimi has just arrived, so who is responsible? And more alarmingly, what does the intruder want? Part gripping thriller, part family drama, this fast-paced novel plays out in alternating viewpoints, in a pastoral setting that is evocative and eerie — a mysterious character in its own right. (From Goodreads)

12 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

Oh, wow! The Uninvited sounds so good. I felt a chill run up my spine just reading the blurb. I hope you enjoy it. Happy reading!

The Paperback Princess said...

Both of those books look really interesting!!! =)

Book Crazy Jenn said...

Really been tempted by The Uninvited, I cant wait to see what you think...If you like it I think I will be pushed over the edge! :D

katie said...

Great books this week. Deception was amazing and I really want to read The Uninvited. It sounds super creepy. Happy reading!

Dazzling Mage said...

The Uninvited seems like a cool, thriller story. Great books this week!

The Book Hour said...

I really really want to read Deception now! It sounds really good! :-)

Kate at Read This Book! said...

I really really want to read Deception, can't wait to hear your thoughts of it. Happy reading!

Carina said...

Those both look really interesting!

bookfanmary said...

Deception sounds really good!

Alayne said...

The Uninvited looks creepy! Happy reading. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

Vanessa Book ♥ Soulmates said...

Cool books! I'd like to read The Uninvited too. Looking forward to reading your reviews :)

This is what we got THIS WEEK

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brandileigh2003 said...

Looks like a great week: Happy Reading! Check out my IMMB if you want here

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