In My Mailbox (19)

Sunday October 18, 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)

For Review:

Love Under Cover
by Jessica Brody
St. Matin's Griffin
Available November 10, 2009
The anticipated new follow-up to The Fidelity Files, the national bestselling novel by Jessica Brody!

Jennifer Hunter never saw herself as the relationship type. After all, she’d spent the last two years of her life as an undercover fidelity inspector, hired to test men’s faithfulness—not exactly the kind of job that lends itself to intimacy. But when Jamie Richards walked into her life, everything changed, and Jennifer vowed to trade in her undercover lifestyle for something more normal.

That’s why she formed the Hawthorne Agency: Five full-time fidelity inspectors, hired to carry out Jennifer’s mission while she manages the process from a safe (relationship-saving) distance. But a surprise proposal from Jamie leaves her wondering if the “normal” life is really meant for her. Can a former fidelity inspector who’s seen nothing but failed marriages ever come to terms with tying the knot herself? And when she receives a frantic phone call from one of her employees in trouble, she’s faced with a choice: fulfill her obligation to the client who needs her or honor her promise to the man she loves.

The Unfinished Angel
by Sharon Creech
Available Now!

Peoples are strange!

The things they are doing and saying—sometimes they make no sense. Did their brains fall out of their heads? And why so much saying, so much talking all the time day and night, all those words spilling out of those mouths? Why so much? Why don't they be quiet?

In the ancient stone tower of the Casa Rosa, in a tiny village high in the Swiss Alps, life for one angel has been the same, well, for as long as she (or he?) can remember. Until Zola arrives, a determined American girl who wears three skirts all at once. For neighbors who have been longtime enemies, children who have been lost, and villagers who have been sleepily living their lives: hold on. Zola and the angel are about to collide. Figs start flying, dogs start arfing, and the whole village begins to wake up. Zola is a girl with a mission. And our angel has been without one—till now.

This hilarious and endearing novel by Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech reminds us that magic is found in the most ordinary acts of kindness.

Never Slow Dance With a Zombie
by E. Van Lo
A Tor Teen Book
Available Now!
Romy and Michelle's Hight School Reunion meets Night of the Living Dead in this laugh-out-loud debut YA novel by Emmy Award-nominated TV writer E. Van Lowe

Principal Taft's 3 Simple Rules for Surviving a Zombie Uprising:

Rule #1: While in the halls, walk slowly and wear a vacant expression on your face. Zombies won't attack other zombies.

Rule #2: Never travel alone. Move in packs. Follow the crowd. Zombies detest blatant displays of individuality.

Rule #3: If a zombie should attack, do not run. Instead, throw raw steak at to him. Zombies love raw meat. This display of kindness will go a long way.

On the night of her middle school graduation, Margot Jean Johnson wrote a high school manifesto detailing her goals for what she was sure would be a most excellent high school career. She and her best friend, Sybil, would be popular and, most important, have boyfriends. Three years later, they haven't accomplished a thing!

Then Margot and Sybil arrive at school one day to find that most of the student body has been turned into flesh-eating zombies. When kooky Principal Taft asks the girls to coexist with the zombies until the end of the semester, they realize that this is the perfect opportunity to live out their high school dreams. All they have to do is stay alive...

Candle Man: The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance
by Glenn Dakin
Egmont USA
Available Now!
Murder, mystery, and adventure aren’t your typical birthday presents . . .
But for Theo, anything that breaks up his ordinary routine is the perfect gift.
A mysterious “illness” and Theo’s guardians force him into a life indoors, where gloves must be worn and daily medical treatments are the norm. When Theo discovers a suspicious package on his birthday, one person from the past will unlock the secret behind Theo’s “illness” and change his life forever.
Molded into an exhilarating steampunk adventure that gives birth to the next great fantasy hero, Theo Wickland, Candle Man: The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance is the first book in a trilogy by debut author Glenn Dakin.

The bought:

by Nancy Holder
Bought me-self the nice hardcover just to support one of my fav authors!

Okay, you all know that I'm a librarian and that I'm a total book freak but in addition to my love of YA books and Middle Grade books...I LOVE how-to craft books. For years I have been making jewelry and even selling it! I even MAKE my own glass beads. I used to sell them on Ebay but I've been focused on other things lately. Just FYI I totally am ADD I have like 10 projects going on at once including this blog :o)

Here is the most recent purchase of how-to jewelry books:

Contempory Copper Jewelry
by Sharilyn Miller
Available now....bought at Barnes and Noble

Here are some pics of jewelry I make. I make every bead...polymer clay, glass, and felted...
Not a super great pic but these are some really cute bracelets, enjoy!


Cindy said...

You got Love Undercover! So jealous! lol


Rebecca said...

Awesome books you got this week. They all look really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.


Nice books this week! Happy Reading :)

kapri said...

They all look fanatistic!
Have fun reading!

Lauren said...

Never Slow Dance With A Zombie sounds so fun!! Nice week, hope you enjoy them.

Michelle said...

Those bracelets are really really pretty! I've always had a fascination with making my own jewelery. I even went out and bought a ton of supplies one time only to make hardly anything. Who knew it would look so much easier than it is? ;)I sucked at it big time lol.

Also, great books! Love Under Cover sounds very good. Enjoy. :D

TheBookShopaholic said...

Awesome books!

Bookworm said...

Your jewelry is so pretty! And you had a great week. An Unfinished Angel looks so cute, so I look forward to your review!

April said...

Love Undercover looks great, and your jewelery is so pretty!

Tena said...

your going to be one happy reader this week with that list of books...enjoy!