Sunday, January 25, 2009

In My Mailbox (4)

In My Mailbox is an idea "stolen" from The Story Siren. Check out her blog for more information. :)

This week was a good mailbox week for me!

Monday:

If I Stay - Gayle Forman
Will be released: April 2

In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeenyear- old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she fi nds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck...

A sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make—and the ultimate choice Mia commands.

Tuesday:

The ABCs of Kissing Boys - Tina Ferrero

Parker Stanhope has played soccer practically since she could walk. And now that she’s a high school junior, everything she’s worked for is finally coming together. She’s paid her dues on the field, and as an upperclassman, she’s a shoo-in for the varsity team. But that’s not what happens.

This year, Coach Hartley moved up every JV player but two—and one of those two was Parker. Now, she’s stuck with the freshmen, her friends are cutting her loose, and her love of the game is seriously beginning to fail. But Parker is determined to get her life back. She has to get on the varsity team, and she has the perfect plan. All she needs now is the right kind of coach.

Wednesday:

Once Bitten - Kalayna Price

Kita Nekai, on the run and the smallest of her shifter clan-a calico cat among lions and tigers-is being hunted. She was expected to accept her role as her father's successor whether or not her cat was up to the task of leading the clan. She disagreed. Now she's less than a step ahead of the hunters, bone-tired, cold, and living hand-to-mouth in the city of Haven. And that's the high point of her day. She's also drugged, "accidently" turned into a vampire, and sentenced to death for recklessly creating a rogue shifter who tortures its human prey. She's got seventy-two hours to find the rogue, evade a city full of hunters, prove she's not responsible for the rogue, and keep the vampire council from killing her. All while sorting out an apprentice mage, a married ex-boyfriend shifter-hunter, and the vampire who made her.

Sliding on the Edge - C. Lee McKenzie
Will be released in April.

Shawna Stone is sixteen going on twenty-five. Already deeply scarred, she has learned to survive with a tough attitude and a thin blade. Her journey is destined to be short. SLIDING ON THE EDGE enters the world of a desperate teen and her disillusioned grandmother, each with secrets that stir mutual distrust. As these two unlikely companions struggle to co-exist we are reminded that the human spirit has the capacity to overcome even the deepest suffering.

Thursday:

The September Sisters - Jillian Canter
Will be released February 24th.

Abigail Reed and her younger sister, Becky, are always at each other's throats. Their mother calls them the September Sisters, because their birthdays are only a day apart, and pretends that they're best friends. But really, they delight in making each other miserable. Then Becky disappears in the middle of the night, and a torn gold chain with a sapphire heart charm is the only clue to the mystery of her kidnapping. Abby struggles to cope with her own feelings of guilt and loss as she tries to keep her family together. When her world is at its bleakest, Abby meets a new neighbor, Tommy, who is dealing with his own loss, and the two of them discover that love can bloom, even when it's surrounded by thorns.

This exquisitely written first novel illustrates life as it truly is—filled with fear and danger, hope and love, comfort and uncertainty.

Friday:

Across the Pond - Storyheart

Finding himself packed off to friends in the USA, fifteen-year-old English-born Fred Squire is not happy.

Then he meets Brittany.

Struggling with his feelings for Brit and the language, Fred is further confused with he meets Brit's flirtatious friend, Angel.

Escaping from a confrontation with Steve Harris, the neighborhood bully, Brit tells Fred her dark secret about Harris and Fred's world is turned upside down.

Life continues to throw Fred in a curveball when he catches a baseball worth a small fortune. Further run-ins with Harris, a crazy family barbecure, and a chase through a mall all add to Fred's American adventure.

"Brit and her Brit" know that their young love will be followed by heartache when Fred has to return to England but not before some final twists in the tale.


They all sound amazing don't they? What did you get in your mailbox this week?

hope.

13 comments:

Thao said...

I want to read If I stay, it sounds so cool. Oh and it'll be nicer if you put up the covers of the books too ^^

sharonanne said...

Nice!

The Ravenous Reader said...

It looks as if you had a good week. Once bitten sounds good, I am a sucker for vampires...lol

Have a good week and happy reading :)

Shalonda said...

Those do sound good! A couple of these, I hadn't heard of, but now I want!

Amanda said...

wow, you're right they all sound awesome. You had a greay week!

Bookworm said...

I got the ABCs too! Looks good....
And The September Sisters and Across the Pond both sound really awesome, too!

The Story Siren said...

another awesome book week! hadn't heard of a couple of these....adding them to my list!

TruNerd said...

lazy! you didnt put the covers?

jk lol some of them look good tho!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

OHH you had a great week.

I'd love If I Stay and The September Sisters.

I got Sliding on the Edge this week as well!! I'm stoked.

And Across the Pond sounds great. I'd love to read that one.

-lauren

stargirlreads said...

cool books

prophecygirl said...

I really want to read The September Sisters, it sounds great!

Katie said...

Okay so I will be stealing the ABC's to kissing boys and September Sisters for sure. :D In exchange I will give you Gone which I haven't read yet but after I do its all yours! lol :D 9really Im not joking) :D

Katie (KD)

TruNerd said...

Okay, once bitten (u gotta love vampires) and September Sisters is a MUST HAVE!

I got Across the Pond in the mail this week :)

Can i steal September Sisters??? (yes i know that i just ruined the whole point of stealing. . . but whatever)???

I am totally and completely serious! I'll lend you something in exchange???