In My Mailbox (18)

Sunday October 11, 2009

In My Mailbox hosted by The Story Siren is a way to share what you new books get each week. So, the following books are all ARCs I received in the mail this week for review...*yippeee* :o)

An awesome box of Middle School books from Scholastic for review:o)

The Lonely Hearts Club (This is actually a YA Book)
by Elizabeth Eulberg
Available December 29, 2009
Penny is sick of boys and sick of dating. So she vows: no more. It's a personal choice. . .and, of course, soon everyone wants to know about it. And a few other girls are inspired. A movement is born: The Lonely Hearts Club (named after the band from Sgt. Pepper). Penny is suddenly known for her nondating ways . . . which is too bad, because there's this certain boy she can't help but like. . . .

Missle Mouse: The Star Crusher
by Jake Parker
Available January 1, 2010
Missile Mouse, secret agent for the Galactic Security Agency, is a risk taker and a rule breaker, which is why he's in hot water at GSA headquarters. Then RIP, the Rogue Imperium of Planets, kidnaps a scientist who knows about the Star Crusher, a doomsday machine capable of destroying the entire universe.

Time to let loose the mouse!

Missile Mouse battles giant space slugs, corrupt agents, killer bugs, and a pair of shark-headed thugs to save the day (and the scientist!). And when he's sucked into the exploding Star Crusher, he becomes pure energy . . . energy that will consume him unless Missile Mouse can release it and destroy RIP's spaceship fleet in time.


(Hint: No worries! Missile Mouse IS the hero of this sci-fi graphic novel with sensational, full-color art!)

by Raina Telgemeier
Available February 1, 2010
Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth, and what follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there's still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly.

This coming-of-age true story is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever been in middle school, and especially those who have ever had a bit of their own dental drama.

The Pickle King
by Rebecca Promitzer
Available by March 1, 2010
Bea lives in the nowhere town of Elbow, where it rains so much the residents have green mold growing between their toes. Nothing ever happens in Elbow. Its closest claim to fame is a giant pickle factory, owned by Herman, the Pickle King. Herman's a small-time big shot, a local celebrity...until he turns up dead. And when Bea and Sam stumble across the body--minus one eyeball--in the water-logged basement of a creepy old house, suddenly THEY'RE ones in a pickle! With a mystery to solve, maybe this summer won't be such a bore after all....

by Wendy Mass

Available March 1, 2010

You can pierce your ears when you're twelve. You can go to the mall with your friends when you're twelve. You can babysit little Timmy next door when you're twelve. You can get a cell phone when you're twelve. Hey, you can even ride in the front passenger-side seat when you're twelve.

When you're twelve, when you're twelve, when you're twelve . . .

My name is Rory Swenson, and I've been waiting to turn twelve my whole life. In exactly 18 hours, 36 minutes, and 52 seconds, it will finally happen.

My life will officially begin.

by Jenny Moss
Available April 1, 2010
When Shadow, whose job all her life has been to stay close to the young queen and prevent her prophecied death at the age of sixteen, fails in her task and the castle is thrown into chaos, she escapes along with a young knight, embarking upon a journey that eventually reveals her true identity.


Faye said...

great week! I want the lonely hearts club. the one w/ the mouse cover is so cute hehe. Enjoy!

Ravenous Reader said...

You had an awesome bookd week. I truly want to read Shadow, its premise seems intriguing. Enjoy all your reads :)

Sara said...

The Lonely Hearts Club looks so cute! :) Happy reading!

elnice said...

You really have some interesting titles this week. I look forward to your reviews.

Leslie said...

aww these sound sooo cute =)

Sydney Salter said...

Ack! Headgear! So many--painful--memories. That Pickle cover looks so great too. And I loved Jenny Moss's first novel Winnie's War so I can't wait to read this new one.

Nice book week!

Bookworm said...

I love the cover for Finally. It looks like a fun read!

Callie said...

Oh I really want to read Lonely Hearts Club and Finally. Enjoy!

Lizzy said...

Shadow sounds like an awesome read, I'll be looking forward to your review. I also am totally loving the title The Pickle King. Enjoy your books

Nina said...

Great books and what a beautiful covers! I adore the cover of tge pickle king! I love that summary, so good. :)


Nice books this week! Happy Reading :)

Amy said...

OHHh! So jealous of the lonely hearts club-can't wait to see what you think of it.