In My Mailbox (25)

Sunday December 20, 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:


Firespell
by Chloe Neill
Available January 5, 2010
Signet

As the new girl at the elite St. Sophia’s boarding school, Lily Parker thinks her classmates are the most monstrous things she’ll have to face…

When Lily’s guardians decided to send her away to a fancy boarding school in Chicago, she was shocked. So was St. Sophia’s. Lily’s ultra-rich brat pack classmates think Lily should be the punchline to every joke, and on top of that, she’s hearing strange noises and seeing bizarre things in the shadows of the creepy building.

The only thing keeping her sane is her roommate, Scout, but even Scout’s a little weird—she keeps disappearing late at night and won’t tell Lily where she’s been. But when a prank leaves Lily trapped in the catacombs beneath the school, Lily finds Scout running from a real monster.

Scout’s a member of a splinter group of rebel teens with unique magical talents, who’ve sworn to protect the city against demons, vampires, and Reapers, magic users who’ve been corrupted by their power. And when Lily finds herself in the line of a firespell, Scout tells her the truth about her secret life, even though Lily has no powers of her own—at least none that she’s discovered yet…

Some Girls Are
by Courtney Summers
January 5th, 2010
St. Martin's Griffin

Climbing to the top of the social ladder is hard--falling from it is even harder. Regina Afton used to be a member of the Fearsome Fivesome, an all-girl clique both feared and revered by the students at Hallowell High... until vicious rumors about her and her best friend's boyfriend start going around.

Now Regina's been "frozen out" and her ex-best friends are out for revenge. If Regina was guilty, it would be one thing, but the rumors are far from the terrifying truth and the bullying is getting more intense by the day. She takes solace in the company of Michael Hayden, a misfit with a tragic past who she herself used to bully. Friendship doesn't come easily for these onetime enemies, and as Regina works hard to make amends for her past, she realizes Michael could be more than just a friend... if threats from the Fearsome Foursome don't break them both first.

Tensions grow and the abuse worsens as the final days of senior year march toward an explosive conclusion in this dark new tale from the author of Cracked Up To Be.

The Carbon Diaries 2017
by Saci Lloyd
September 3rd, 2009
Hodder Children's Books

It's over a year since her last diary and Laura Brown is now in her first year of university in London, a city still struggling to pull itself together in the new rationing era. Laura's right in the heart of it; her band, the dirty angels, are gigging all over town until a police crackdown on rioting students forces them out of the city. After a brief exile on her parents' farm, the angels set off in a battered VW bus on a tour of Europe with the fabulous Tiny Chainsaws in the Distance. The tour soon unravels, however, in an increasingly dramatic sequence of events that include drought in Europe and Africa, a tidal-wave of desperate immigrants, a water war in the Middle East and a city-wide face off with the army in London. Not to mention infidelity, betrayal, friendship, love and massive courage. How long can Laura distance herself from the struggle? And more importantly, how can she keep her style and hope alive in a world on the edge of madness?

Bought:

Fallen by Lauren Kate

The Seven Rays by Jessica Bendinger

That was my week...how was yours??!!

16 comments:

Book Snob said...

You got so many great books and I am so jealous of Firespell. I hope you love it!

KatieDoll said...

Firespell! I've heard a lot of great things about that one. Happy reading! :)

Lea said...

Gotta say, I'm also so jealous about Firespell ;)

Awesome books this week for you! I hope you have fun reading them all :D

Robbie (BoywithBooks) said...

Your cover for the Carbon Diaries is sososo different from the one over here!

Kathy Martin said...

Your books look great. I am waiting for Firespell to arrive. I also got The Seven Rays this week. Have fun reading!

inthehammockblog said...

I want to read Firespell too!

Casey said...

Fantastic books this week! I can't wait to read them book! Enjoy!

Milka said...

Great books!
I really want to read Some Girls are. :)
Happy reading and happy holidays. :)

Michelle said...

I'm jealous of Some Girls Are. I love Courtney Summers and her writing.

Happy reading! :D

Justine said...

Ooh, Firespells and Some Girl Are! I can't wait for your reviews on those. I've heard lots of good things! Happy reading!

Emily said...

Firespell looks excellent, I'm really excited for it to be released as I LOVE the author's Chicagoland Vampires series. Enjoy!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Some Girls Are looks wonderful! Enjoy your books this week :)

Laughing Stars aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

All these look great! I have seen good reviews of Some Girls Are. Enjoy!

Here's mine

misskallie2000 said...

All three books sound like great reads. Since I have not read any of them I hope that maybe Santa will see that I am interested and leave at least 1 for me..
Thanks for the great reveiws.

Michelle said...

I've not heard of the Carbon Diaries but it sounds quite interesting. I'm adding it to my wishlist as a result of your post here :)

Hope you enjoy these books.

Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

Very good books! I really want to read Firespell!

Here's what I got this week! http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2009/12/in-my-mailbox-12-23-09.html

Happy Holidays!