In My Mailbox (24)

Sunday December 13, 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 or bought :o)

For Review:


The Owl Keeper
by Christine Brodien-Jones
Available April 2010
Delacorte

Maxwell Unger has always loved the night. He used to do brave things like go tramping through the forest with his gran after dark. He loved the stories she told him about the world before the Destruction—about nature, and books, and the silver owls. His favorite story, though, was about the Owl Keeper.

According to Max’s gran, in times of darkness the Owl Keeper would appear to unite owls and sages against the powers of the dark. Gran is gone now, and so are her stories of how the world used to be. Max is no longer brave. The forest is dangerous, the books Gran had saved have been destroyed, and the silver owls are extinct. At least that’s what the High Echelon says. But Max knows better.


Shadow Mirror
by Richie Tankersley Cusick
Available February 2010
Penguin/Speak

Unsettling. There’s no better word to describe Miranda Barnes’s ability to hear the cries of the dead, feel the wind move her hair when they run by, and—dare she look into a mirror—see the reflection of a ghostly woman behind her. There’s only one person to turn to for support: Etienne. As sexy as he is mysterious, Miranda can’t help but be drawn to him. He believes her; he wants to help her. But there’s a secret in Etienne’s past, something Miranda’s on the verge of discovering. As paranormal activity escalates, passion grows, and soon Miranda is caught up in both love . . . and tragedy.




The Dead End
by Mimi McCoy
Available May 2010
Scholastic

Casey Slater can’t believe her bad luck. It’s the summer before seventh grade, and instead of the perfect vacation she’d planned with her best friend, Casey is in a remote country town, where her parents are restoring an old, creaky, creepy house. Worst of all, everyone else in town thinks the old house is haunted. And soon Casey thinks so, too -- a vase explodes, a heavy china cabinet falls over on its own -- and it seems like the ghost doesn’t want them there. Casey thought she’d be dying of boredom, but now she’s scared to death!





Roses See Red
by Cecil Castellucci
Available August 2010
Scholastic
















Accomplice
by Eireann Corrigan
Availble August 2010
Scholastic















The Healing Spell
by Kimberley Griffiths Little
Available July 2010
Scholastic

Twelve-year-old Livie is living with a secret and it's crushing her. She knows she is responsible for her mother's coma, but she can't tell anyone. It's up to her to find a way to wake her momma up.

Stuck in the middle of three sisters, hiding a forbidden pet alligator, and afraid to disappoint her daddy, whom she loves more than anyone else, Livie struggles to find her place within her own family as she learns about the powers of faith and redemption. Livie's powerful, emotional, and sometimes humorous story will stay with readers long after the last line is read.

Set in the lush bayou of Louisiana, Kimberley Griffiths Little brings Livie's story to life with power and grace.


And Then I found Out the Truth
by Jennifer Sturman
Available July 2010
Scholastic

Delia Truesdale is still searching for the truth about her mother, who is in hiding somewhere in South America. But for now, Delia has to make do with her mystery-solving in New York City, alongside her Aunt Charley (a downtown hipster), her Aunt Patience(an uptown ice queen), a detective with a questionable taste in neckties, an eccentric psychic, her brainiac friend, and Quinn, the wealthy, gorgeous boy who--gasp!-- seems to return Delia's affections. Too bad Quinn's shady CEO dad may be involved in the scheme Delia is trying to crack. And a trip to South America may be in order after all...



I Now Pronounce You Someone Else
by Erin McCahan
Available June 2010
Scholastic

Here Comes the Bride -- If She Can Pass Chemistry.

Eighteen-year-old Bronwen Oliver has a secret: She's really Phoebe, the lost daughter of the loving Lilywhite family. That's the only way to explain her image-obsessed mother; a kind but distant stepfather; and a brother with a small personality complex. Bronwen knows she must have been switched at birth, and she can't wait to get away from her "family" for good.

Then she meets Jared Sondervan. He's sweet, funny, everything she wants -- and he has the family Bronwen has always wanted too. She falls head over heels in love, and when he

proposes marriage, she joyfully accepts. But is Jared truly what she needs? And if he's not, she has to ask: What would Phoebe Lilywhite do?


Movie for Dogs
by Lois Duncan
Available June 2010
Scholastic

When Andi's brother Bruce wants to enter a dog-themed film-making contest, Andi jumps at the opportunity to become a screenwriter. But neither of them expects what happens next -- a producer wants their movie! Can Andi and Bruce's show (and dogs) go Hollywood?










I Survived: The Sinking of the Titanic 1912
by Lauren Tarshis
Available June 2010
Scholastic

Ten-year-old George Calder can't believe his luck -- he and his little sister, Phoebe, are on the famous Titanic, crossing the ocean with their Aunt Daisy. The ship is full of exciting places to explore, but when George ventures into the first class storage cabin, a terrible boom shakes the entire boat. Suddenly, water is everywhere, and George's life changes forever.

Lauren Tarshis brings history's most exciting and terrifying events to life in this new fictional series. Readers will be transported by stories of amazing kids and how they survived!


How To Make a Bird
by Martine Murray
Available June 2010
Scholastic

It's dawn, on an empty road in the countryside. Empty, except for the girl in the long, red evening gown, standing next to a bicycle, and looking back at the home she's about to leave. Mannie's ready to start a new life and forget the terrible things that have happened here, but there are questions that need to be answered before she can let go. Questions about her elegant but unstable mother, her brother who's always overshadowed her, and his friend Harry Jacob, who just might be Mannie's boyfriend . . .

And her only clue is an unfamiliar address in Melbourne, written on a scrap of paper found in her brother's room. As she makes her journey to the city, the mystery of this vulnerable, quirky girl is revealed piece by piece in her search for a way to become whole again.

With rare sensitivity and a poetic voice that is unmistakably her own, Martine Murray tells a story about growing up and listening to your heart.


Girls in Love (A Summer Girls Novel)
by Hailey Abbot
Available May 2010
Scholastic

Hot days. Hotter nights. The girls are back.

JESSICA: Connor and I are in love, and we're both ready to take the next step. So then why is he spending all his time with another girl?

LARA: I thought Andrew and I were through, and I met an awesome new guy. But now Andrew's back, and I don't want to choose. Can I pull off dating two boys at once?

GREER: The guys here are gorgeous, but they're all players -- including Hunter. He says he’s done playing games, but can I trust him?

Laying out, hooking up, falling in love. It's going to be one sizzling summer.

Finnikin of the Rock
by Melina Marchetta
Available February 2010
Candlewick Press

At the age of nine, Finnikin is warned by the gods that he must sacrifice a pound of flesh in order to save the royal house of his homeland, Lumatere.

And so he stands on the rock of three wonders with his childhood friend Prince Balthazar and the prince's cousin, Lucian, and together they mix their blood. And Lumatere is safe.

Until the 'five days of the unspeakable', when the King and Queen and their children are slaughtered in the palace. And an imposter king takes the throne.
And a curse is put on Lumatere, which traps those caught inside and forces thousands of others to roam the land as exiles, dying of fever and persecution in foreign camps.

But ten years later Finnikin is led to another rock to meet the young novice, Evanjalin. A girl plagued by dark dreams, who holds the key to their return to the Land of light...

Freezer Burned
by Jake Bell
Available May 2010
Scholastic

For a town in the middle of the desert, Kanigher Falls has been awfully cold lately. Sixth grader Nate Banks knows something odd is going on, especially when it starts to snow, and the snow smells like rotten cabbage! It's clear that the supervillian Coldsnap is on the loose. Nate thinks he knows how to defeat him, but superhero Ultraviolet thinks the case is too dangerous. When Coldsnap goes after an American treasure and Ultraviolet can't go it alone, it's up to Nate and his friends to save the day!





This Totally Bites
by Ruth Ames
Available May 2010
Scholastic

Twelve-year-old Emma-Rose Paley has always felt different from her bubbly, outgoing parents. Unlike them, Emma-Rose has pale skin and jet-black hair, is quiet and moody, and prefers gray weather to sunshine. She also hates the taste of garlic, has very sharp incisors, and loves rare burgers. When Emma-Rose uncovers a dark family secret, she has a sudden revelation. Could Emma-Rose be a real, live vampire?

realization. Could Emma-Rose be a vampire?


Ghostopolis
by Doug TenNapel
Available July 2010
Scholastic

Imagine Garth Hale's surprise when he's accidentally zapped to the spirit world by Frank Gallows, a washed-out ghost wrangler. Suddenly Garth finds he has powers the ghosts don't have, and he's stuck in a world run by the evil ruler of Ghostopolis, who would use Garth's newfound abilities to rule the ghostly kingdom. When Garth meets Cecil, his grandfather's ghost, the two search for a way to get Garth back home, and nearly lose hope until Frank Gallows shows up to fix his mistake.





Yes, a CRAZY amount of books! Thanks to Scholastic for the awesome preview box!!!

13 comments:

Aye.Me? said...

WOW so many!

the only one of those I have read is Finnikin of The Rock and I liked it.
=]

Milka said...

Wow, that is a lot of books!
Happy reading! :)

Book Snob said...

Wow you've got some really great books this week! I can't wait to hear what you think about them!

iluvhersheys_andbooks said...

WoooooW you're probably going to have to clear a whole new shelf to fit all those!!! I really havent heard much about any of them but Accomplice looks great (just because the cover and Title is awesome!!!) Hope you enjoy all you books!!!
Chioma

Sab H. said...

OMG! I am so unbelievably jealous of Finnikin of the Rock! I've been wanting to read that for almost a year now! Enjoy ;D

KatieDoll said...

So jealous of Shadow Mirror! I've been impatiently waiting for that one. Happy reading! :)

loreleimarsh said...

Your books look really good! I'm very jealous of The Owl Keeper! Enjoy.

kapri said...

Those books look great!
hope you enjoy them

Casey said...

WOW! You got a lot of great books! Can't wait to hear your thought on them all. Enjoy and Happy Reading!

Dahlia (TheBookShopaholic) said...

Awesome books.

-Happy Reading!

Jake Bell said...

That FREEZER BURNED sounds pretty good... but I might be biased.

Alessandra said...

Hi!

I just discovered your blog through a link on the 12 Blogs of Christmas blog... I love your design!

Happy reading,

Alessandra

Erica said...

Wow! You got so many great books! Girls In Love looks good - all of Hailey Abbott's books are so cute!