Sunday, March 28, 2010

In My Mailbox: Week 65

In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren.

From Penguin for review (Surprises!):

The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller
Haven Moore can't control her visions of a past with a boy called Ethan, and a life in New York that ended in fiery tragedy. In our present, she designs beautiful dresses for her classmates with her best friend Beau. Dressmaking keeps her sane, since she lives with her widowed and heartbroken mother in her tyrannical grandmother's house in Snope City, a tiny town in Tennessee. Then an impossible group of coincidences conspire to force her to flee to New York, to discover who she is, and who she was.

In New York, Haven meets Iain Morrow and is swept into an epic love affair that feels both deeply fated and terribly dangerous. Iain is suspected of murdering a rock star and Haven wonders, could he have murdered her in a past life? She visits the Ouroboros Society and discovers a murky world of reincarnation that stretches across millennia. Haven must discover the secrets hidden in her past lives, and loves¸ before all is lost and the cycle begins again.
Even though I haven't heard the greatest things about this one, it still looks great. So, I'm eager to see what I think about it.

Paisly Hanover Kisses and Tells by Cameron Tuttle
The election results are in—and totally UnExpected. Now the UnPops are picketing, the Pops are preening, and Paisley's sophomore year is a bust—again. But when best frenemy Jen's reputation takes a beating by viral text, Paisley's pity party is over. She rolls out a new undercover plan to save Jen's rep, and in the process, follows her heart into a crazy complicated love triangle. Then, as if things weren't confusing enough, Paisley's archrival—super cute, super nice, super popular Candy Esposito—hijacks Paisley's UnPop popularity! First Paisley gets mad; then she gets smart. Can she and Candy use their newfound UnPopularity to save Jen's reputation—and pull off the biggest coup since Miss UnPleasant turned the Pleasant Hill High social hierarchy on its big fat head? Hello double-crossers, good-bye double xstandards! Paisley Hanover is back—pucker up!
Loved the first book to this series, so I'm excited to see what's next for the lovely Paisley Hanover!

The Evil Within: A Possessions Novel by Nancy Holder
In this sequel to New York Times bestselling author Nancy Holder's Possessions, Lindsay finds out that she, too, is possessed, and must return to creepy Marlwood Academy in order to rid herself of the spirit. Lindsay's afraid of what the spirit is telling her to do—kill Mandy! But the secrets of Marlwood go much deeper than Lindsay thought. Sometimes the girls who seem like enemies are actually on your side. And the voices you trust the most—the voices that come from within—are the ones that want you dead.
I Haven't read the first book to this series, but it looks good. So, what do you all think, should I buy the first book in the series, or just wing it and read this one?


Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti
Best friends Lani and Erin couldn't be more different. Lani's reserved and thoughtful; Erin's bubbly and outgoing. Lani likes to do her own thing; Erin prefers an entourage. There's no possible way they could be interested in the same guy.
So when Erin starts dating Jason, Lani can't believe she feels such a deep connection with him—and it may be mutual. The more Lani fights it, the more certain she feels that it's her fate to be with Jason. But what do you do when the love of your life is the one person you can't have?
Second copy of this one, so maybe they'll be a contest for it soon. *hint, hint*

From Harper Collins for review (Thanks Marissa!):

Borderline by Allan Stratton
The truth is closing in.

Life's not easy for Sami Sabiri since his dad stuck him at a private school where he's the only Muslim kid. But it's about to get a lot worse.

When Sami catches his father in a lie, he gets suspicious. . . . He's not the only one. In a whirlwind, the FBI descends on his home, and Sami's family becomes the center of an international terrorist investigation. Now Sami must fight to keep his world from unraveling.

An explosive thriller ripped from today's headlines, borderline is the story of a funny, gutsy Muslim-American teen determined to save his father, his family, and his life.
Not my typical type of read, but I read the first chapter on the author's website and it looks amazing!

From the lovely Merdi Myers for review!:

Titus and Atreus by Meridi Myers
Grief-stricken by the loss of his parents, Titus Attwater is convinced his life will never improve. His older sister ignores his calls, his grades in school have plummeted, and his house, once a place of warmth and security, is now lonely, cold, and alien.
But when a young man appears one night in Titus's house, claiming he came in upstairs through the full-length mirror, Titus's life gets turned upside-down. For, as Titus soon discovers, this intruder is not from Earth. Against his will, Titus is kidnapped and taken to another world, a place like Earth but markedly different. It is here where he will befriend angels, face assassins, and help a young prince unravel a prophecy that proves much darker and more twisted than any of them had imagined.
Again not my typical type of read, but I've seen some great reviews for it.

For Review from Graphia (Surprise!):

The Clearing by Heather Davis
In this bittersweet romance, two teens living decades apart form a bond that will change their lives forever.
Amy is drawn to the misty, mysterious clearing behind her Aunt Mae’s place because it looks like the perfect place to hide from life. A place to block out the pain of her last relationship, to avoid the kids in her new town, to stop dwelling on what her future holds after high school.
Then, she meets a boy lurking in the mist—Henry. Henry is different from any other guy Amy has ever known. And after several meetings in the clearing, she’s starting to fall for him.
But Amy is stunned when she finds out just how different Henry really is. Because on his side of the clearing, it’s still 1944. By some miracle, Henry and his family are stuck in the past, staving off the tragedy that will strike them in the future. Amy’s crossing over to Henry’s side brings him more happiness than he’s ever known—but her presence also threatens to destroy his safe existence.
In The Clearing, author Heather Davis crafts a tender and poignant tale about falling in love, finding strength, and having the courage to make your own destiny—a perfect book to slip into and hide away for awhile.
Wasn't a big fan of Heather's first book, but I just started this one last night and it's pretty darn great so far!

Won from Jenny of Wondours Reads:

Marked: House of Night #1 by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Enter the dark, magical world of the House of Night, a world very much like our own, except here vampyres have always existed.
One minute, sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird is a normal teenager dealing with everyday high school stress: her cute boyfriend Heath, the school’s star quarterback who suddenly seems more interested in partying than playing ball; her nosy frenemy Kayla, who’s way too concerned with how things are going with Heath; her uber-tough geometry test tomorrow. The next, she’s Marked as a fledgling vampyre, forcing her to leave her ordinary life behind and join the House of Night, a boarding school where she will train to become an adult vampyre. That is, if she makes it through the Change—and not all of those who are Marked do. It sucks to begin a new life, especially away from her friends, and on top of that, Zoey is no average fledgling. She has been chosen as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx. Zoey discovers she has amazing powers, but along with her powers come bloodlust and an unfortunate ability to Imprint with Heath, who just doesn’t know how to take “no” for an answer. To add to her stress, she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers: when she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school's most elite group, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny—with a little help from her new vampyre friends.
This one is not only a UK EDITON, but SIGNED TOO!! :) Also, I love how on the back of it, it has in big letters "Not suitable for younger readers".

From Sourcebooks:

Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens: A Reading Journal for Young Adult Book Lovers by Rachelle Rogers Knight
Perfect for teens who love to read and those who need a companion for school assignments or summer reading programs, Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens offers more than 2400 award-winning and notable reading suggestions in many genres, cross-referenced to help parents and teens chose the right books for them. This unique journal sold out its first print run, attracting readers with recommended lists for fiction, manga, historical fiction, romance, westerns, crime novels, and poetry, as well as nonfiction sections focusing on biography/ autobiography. College-bound readers will find a section to help guide their reading selections. The journal also provides room to record books read, jot down thoughts and ideas, and keep track of recommendations, books to read next, and works by favorite authors.
If you're a reader of this blog, you'll know that I was mentioned in this book as a reference along with a handful of other bloggers which is pure awesome!

Overall, I had a great week! Though, enough about me, what did you all get?

20 comments:

  1. Paisley Hanover looks really cute!! I hadn't heard of the series before. Enjoy!

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  2. Awesome books! The Clearing was amazing, but I kind of hated Marked. =x Anyway, can't wait to hear what you think of the others. Happy reading! :)

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  3. Awesome week! I signed up on a tour for The Eternal Ones. I'm curious to see if I'll like it or not. Also I think it's very cool so many bloggers got mentioned in that journal! Congrats!!

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  4. The Evil Within looks haunting and amazing. I've seen Read, Remember, Recommended for teens a lot on the blogsphere so I'll be keen on seeing your thoughts.
    Have a great week and Happy Reading!!

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  5. I'm all curious about The Evil Within. It sounds familiar.

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  6. I got the first three Penguin books too!! The Eternal Ones made me squee!! I haven't read Possessions or the first Paisley Hanover book so I have to get those read. Enjoy all your great books!

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  7. Great week, and I'm so glad the HoN book arrived okay. I was getting a bit worried. Enjoy! :)

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  8. Really great books this week! Happy reading!

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  9. Some fab books there, I hope you enjoy them!

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  10. Great books, Lauren! I hope you enjoy them :D The Clearing looks amazing btw :)

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  11. I really want to read The Clearing and Brightly Woven! Hope you enjoy your new books!

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  12. So many interesting books!
    You have an award
    http://potterpercyandi.blogspot.com/2010/03/over-top-award-and-few-other-things.html

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  13. Great books!! I got a few of those, too. I really want Something Like Fate :)

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  14. Ah! I want Read, Remember, Recommend for teens! It sounds like such a cool little journal!

    Also "Something Like Fate" is still on my wishlist :)

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  15. Wow, great books! The Clearing looks great. Enjoy!

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  16. awesome books! <3 penguin surprises! hope u enjoy them! happy reading!

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  17. Oooh, I like the creepy cover of The Evil Within!

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  18. Congrat's on the great week in books! Happy reading!

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  19. Oooh, you received so many great books!

    xx,
    E.J.

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