In My Mailbox (27)

Sunday January 24, 2010

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:

My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers #2)
by Rachel Vincent
December 29, 2009
Contest coming soon!!!
“If she were going to die, I’d already be screaming. I’m a banshee. That’s what we do.”

The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad’s ironclad curfew and putting her boyfriend’s loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls for a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for eternity in the Netherworld — a consequence they can’t possibly understand. Kaylee can’t let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk....

The Following are from Scholastic for review!

by Lucy Christopher
Sixteen year old Gemma is kidnapped from Bangkok airport and taken to the Australian Outback. This wild and desolate landscape becomes almost a character in the book, so vividly is it described. Ty, her captor, is no stereotype. He is young, fit and completely gorgeous. This new life in the wilderness has been years in the planning. He loves only her, wants only her. Under the hot glare of the Australian sun, cut off from the world outside, can the force of his love make Gemma love him back? The story takes the form of a letter, written by Gemma to Ty, reflecting on those strange and disturbing months in the outback. Months when the lines between love and obsession, and love and dependency, blur until they don't exist - almost.

Dark Life
by Kat Falls
May 2010
Set in an apocalyptic future where rising oceans have swallowed up entire regions and people live packed like sardines on the dry land left, DARK LIFE is the harrowing tale of underwater pioneers who have carved out a life for themselves in the harsh deep-sea environment, farming the seafloor in exchange for the land deed.

The story follows Ty, who has lived his whole life on his family's homestead and has dreams of claiming his own stake when he turns eighteen. But when outlaws' attacks on government supply ships and settlements...

... threaten to destroy the underwater territory, Ty finds himself in a fight to stop the outlaws and save the only home he has ever known.

Joined by a girl from the Topside who has come subsea to look for her prospector brother, Ty ventures into the frontier's rough underworld and begins to discover some dark secrets to Dark Life.

As Ty gets closer to the truth, he discovers that the outlaws may not be the bloodthirsty criminals the government has portrayed them as. And that the government abandoning the territory might be the best thing for everyone, especially for someone like Ty, someone with a Dark Gift.

Forbidden Sea
by Sheila A. Nielson
July 2010
When, one stormy night, a mermaid comes to take Adrianne Keynnman’s sister, Cecily, down into the depths of the sea, Adrianne knows she must fight with every ounce of her strength to protect her little sister. On land, Adrianne toils away, trying to eke out a living for her mother, sister, and aunt, after a tragic accident stole her father. Now, life takes a strange and frightening turn as Adrianne’s dreams are filled with the mermaid’s singing . . .

Life, After
by Sarah Darer Littman
July 2010
Everything changes for Dani and her family when a truck loaded with explosives detonates outside the AMIA building in Buenos Aires, Argentina, killing her beloved aunt and unborn cousin. Because of the ensuing political upheaval, economic hardship, and emotional toll, Dani's family moves to the U.S. It is a terrifying place--new school, new language, new hardships--and Dani's angry father is turning into a stranger, more so everyday. Just when Dani thinks she is about to lose it, she befriends Jessica, one of the girls who has been cruelly teasing her since she arrived.

It is the most unlikely of friendships. Jessica is wealthy, groomed, spoiled. But Jessica has a past that only Dani can understand. She lost her father in 9/11. It is a friendship that allows them both to heal in unexpected and surprising ways, and changes them and their families forever.

The Ghosts of Ashbury High
by Jaclyn Moriarty
June 2010
This is the story of Amelia and Riley, bad kids from bad Brookfield High who have transferred to Ashbury High for their final year. They've been in love since they were fourteen, they go out dancing every night, and sleep through school all day. And Ashbury can't get enough of them.

Everyone's trying to get their attention; even teachers are dressing differently, trying to make their classes more interesting. Everyone wants to be cooler, tougher, funnier, hoping to be invited into their cool, self-contained world.

But they don't know that all Amelia can think about is her past -- an idyllic time before she ran away from home. Riley thinks he's losing her to the past, maybe even to a place further back in time. He turns to the students of Ashbury for help, and things get much, much worse.

In the tradition of the gothic novel, this is a story about ghosts, secrets, madness, passion, locked doors, femmes fatales, and that terrifying moment in the final year of high school when you realise that the future's come to get you.

by Angie Frazier
June 2010
Sailing aboard her father’s trade ship is all seventeen-year-old Camille Rowen has ever wanted. But as a girl of society in 1855 San Francisco, her future is set: marry a man she doesn’t love, or condemn herself and her father to poverty.

On her final voyage before the wedding, the stormy arms of the Tasman Sea claim her father, and a terrible family secret is revealed. A secret intertwined with a fabled map, the mother Camille has long believed dead, and an ancient stone that wields a dangerous—and alluring—magic.

The only person Camille can depend on is Oscar, a handsome young sailor whom she is undeniably drawn to. Torn between trusting her instincts and keeping her promises to her father, Camille embarks on a perilous quest into the Australian wilderness to find the enchanted stone. As she and Oscar elude murderous bushrangers and unravel Camille’s father’s lies, they come closer to making the ultimate decision of who—and what—matters most.

by Ebony Joy Wilkins
July 2010
Sophie the Awesome
by Lara Bergen
May 2010

The Deadlies Felix Takes the Stage
by Kathryn Lasky
May 2010
Guardians of Gahoole Lost Tales of Ga'Hoole
by Kathryn Lasky
May 2010

Elvis and Olive Super Detectives
by Stephanie Watson
July 2010
Reissue of the Baby-Sitters Club Series:

Kristy's Great Idea
The Summer Before
by Ann M. Martin
April 2010

Bone: Tall Tales
by Jeff Smith
August 2010


by Carrie Jones
January 5, 2010

Hope you had a great week too!!!


Corrine said...

Hope you enjoy all of the books you have received this week! Rachel Vincent's soul screamers book looks really good! :)

Jenny Renee said...

All of your books look great! I heard Rachel Vincent's series is a really good one! I hope you enjoy them. :)

Sasha said...

OMG! What an incredible week!

Amber Skye said...

I REALLY want Everlasting! I can't wait to read it!

fredamans said...

I have My Soul To Save too. Though my cover is different.
Great list!

loreleimarsh said...

I am completely jealous of all that loot! It looks great. I hope you enjoy them! My IMM is here and check out my Soul Screamers’ week and giveaway next week. Info here.

Brooke Reviews said...

Oh Stolen sounds good, I'll have to add that to my wishlist. :)

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

These look really good -- especially Life, After. And I love the cover of Dark Life.

Rebecca Herman said...

enjoy your books. I have Everlasting and Forbidden Sea in my reading pile, and Dark Life I don't have but it looks good.

BrittLit said...

Great books this week. Stolen sounds really good. Enjoy!

The Book Hour said...

I'd love to read 'Stolen' and 'Ghosts of Ashbury High'; you always find such unusual books. Thanks Darcy! x

Anonymous said...

Brim over I assent to but I dream the collection should have more info then it has.

Bri Meets Books said...

Great haul, you'll be busy. I'll be pouting over the BSC prequels people are receiving.

That's a nice diverse range!