Sunday, April 12, 2009

In My Mailbox #1

From Elizabeth Scott I got Love You Hate You Miss You, Thanks for thinking of me Elizabeth! Summary: Get this, I'm supposed to be starting a journal about "my journey." Please. I can see it now: Dear Diary, As I'm set adrift on this crazy sea called "life" . . . I don't think so. It's been seventy-five days. Amy's sick of her parents suddenly taking an interest in her. And she's really sick of people asking her about Julia. Julia's gone now, and she doesn't want to talk about it. They wouldn't get it, anyway. They wouldn't understand what it feels like to have your best friend ripped away from you. They wouldn't understand what it feels like to know it's your fault. Amy's shrink thinks it would help to start a diary. Instead, Amy starts writing letters to Julia. But as she writes letter after letter, she begins to realize that the past wasn't as perfect as she thought it was—and the present deserves a chance too.


From Bloomsbury I got Darkwood By: M.E. Breen, Thanks Bloomsbury! Summary: Darkness falls so quickly in Howland that the people there have no word for evening. One minute the sky is light, the next minute it is black. But darkness comes in other forms, too, and for thirteen-year-old Annie, the misery she endures in her Uncle’s household makes the black of night seem almost soothing. When Annie escapes, her route takes her first to a dangerous mine where a precious stone is being stolen by an enemy of the king, and later to the king’s own halls, where a figure from Annie’s past makes a startling appearance. All the while, reported sightings of kinderstalk— mysterious, wolf-like creatures that prowl Howland’s dark forests—grow more frequent. Eloquent, suspenseful, and imbued with fairy-tale motifs found in The Brothers Grimm, this is a riveting coming-of-age story of a girl who must learn to trust her instincts if she’s to lead the people she is destined to rule.


From Emma I got Fablehaven which is signed, Thanks so much Emma! Summary:
For centuries mystical creatures of all description were gathered into a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic. Enchanting? Absolutely. Exciting? You bet. Safe? Well, actually, quite the opposite.

Kendra and her brother, Seth, have no idea that their grandfather is the current caretaker of Fablehaven. Inside the gated woods, ancient laws keep relative order among greedy trolls, mischievous satyrs, plotting witches, spiteful imps, and jealous fairies. However, when the rules get broken -- Seth is a bit too curious and reckless for his own good -- powerful forces of evil are unleashed, and Kendra and her brother face the greatest challenge of their lives. To save their family, Fablehaven, and perhaps even the world, Kendra and Seth must find the courage to do what they fear most. 

 

 From Micol Ostow I got GoldenGirl, Thanks Micol! Summary: Paige, Spencer, and Madison have it all: the looks, the connections, the money, the boys. As the daughters of three of the most prestigious families on Philadelphia's Main Line (read: old money, and lots of it) and the ruling juniors at Bradford Prep, nothing can stand in their way....except, perhaps, their own dark secrets. When an old frenemy from Paige's hidden past shows up at Bradford and plays nice--too nice--Paige is desperate to smother the threat. How far will she go to silence the truth? 

 From Bloomsbury I got Need By: Carrie Jones, once again thanks Bloomsbury! Summary: Now fans of Stephenie Meyer and Melissa Marr have a new author to devour . . . Zara collects phobias the way other high school girls collect lipsticks. Little wonder, since life’s been pretty rough so far. Her father left, her stepfather just died, and her mother’s pretty much checked out. Now Zara’s living with her grandmother in sleepy, cold Maine so that she stays “safe.” Zara doesn’t think she’s in danger; she thinks her mother can’t deal.  Wrong. Turns out that guy she sees everywhere, the one leaving trails of gold glitter, isn’t a figment of her imagination. He’s a pixie—and not the cute, lovable kind with wings. He’s the kind who has dreadful, uncontrollable needs. And he’s trailing Zara.

With suspense, romance, and paranormal themes, this exciting breakout novel has all the elements to keep teens rapidly turning the pages.

So those are all the books I got this week! :)

13 comments:

  1. Ooh! I have a feeling you'll love Elizabeth Scott's Love You Hate You Miss You. I love everything she's done.

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  2. Jealous of Love You Hate You Miss You, but I should be getting it from Hope soon.
    Need is really good.

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  3. Oh wow, you got the new Elizabeth Scott. How cool!

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  4. I need to begin GoldenGirl soon...isn't the cover amazing?

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  5. LYHYMY!!!! Lucky you!

    And I loved GoldenGirl! Hope you like it too!

    Great week for you (probably cause you're such a sweetheart)! Have fun reading them all!

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  6. Love You Hate You Miss You and GoldenGirl are both really good!

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  7. Happy Easter!!
    You had a great book week and I am very happy for you. Happy Reading :0

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  8. great list of books! everyone got books this week! :) (well I did too, but their all repeats!)

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  9. So jealous! You got the new Elizabeth Scott. Wow! and Goldengirl looks fab too.

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  10. wow! what a great list of books! can't wait to see what you think of them all!

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  11. i like that Darkwood cover and kinderstalk sound interesting.

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