In My Mailbox (55)

Sunday January 30, 2010
In My Mailbox hosted by The Story Siren and inspired by Alea @ Pop Culture Junkie is a way to share what new books you get each week.  They can be books you borrowed from the library, bought, traded, won or received for review.

As you can see I had a little fun with Photoshop this week :) Maybe I'll keep it this way maybe not but it was fun!

Have a great week!

Thanks to Scholastic and HarperTeen for some great review books this week!

The Chaos Num8ers #2
by Rachel Ward
March 1, 2011
Chicken House (Scholastic)
Goodreads Summary: The curse of the NUM8ERS continues in Rachel Ward's CHA0T1C, earth-shattering sequel! Adam has more than inherited his mother's curse: When he looks in someone's eyes, he not only sees the date of their death...he feels the searing, shocking pain of it. Since Jem died, Adam has lived by the sea with his great-grandmother, Val. But when rising tides flood the coast, they return to London. The city is an alien, exciting, frightening place. Most disturbing of all, Adam can't help but clock how many people's numbers are in January 2027; how many are on New Year's Day. What chaos awaits the world? Can he and Sarah stop a catastrophe? Or are they, too, counted among the "twenty-sevens"?

Consumed, Possessed #2
by Kate Cann
February 1, 2011
Goodreads summary: The thrilling sequel to POSSESSED finds 16-year-old Rayne still entwined in the creepy history of Morton's Keep -- and about to discover that she's the only one who can stop the evil lurking there. 
Rayne's countryside escape has proven to be anything but -- the remote mansion house where she lives and works holds terrible secrets, and she feels trapped there. And when a new manager shows up, things take an even more sinister turn.

Rayne doesn't know who to trust -- even the ghosts of Morton's Keep seem to be warning her. It's up to Rayne to overcome the ancient evil lurking here -- but how?

May (Daughters of the Sea #2)
by Kathryn Lasky
March 1, 2011
Scholastic Press
Goodreads summary: Book 2 in Kathryn Lasky's shimmering quartet about mermaid sisters and supernatural love. May feels her life drying up. The sea calls to her, but her parents forbid her from swimming. She longs for books, but her mother finds her passion for learning strange. She yearns for independence, but a persistent suitor, Rudd, wants to tame her spirited ways. Yet after her fifteenth birthday, the urge to break free becomes overpowering and May makes a life-changing discovery. She does not belong on land where girls are meant to be obedient. She is a mermaid-a creature of the sea.

For the first time, May learns what freedom feels like-the thrill of exploring both the vast ocean and the previously forbidden books. She even catches the eye of Hugh, an astronomy student who, unlike the townspeople, finds May anything but strange. But not everyone is pleased with May's transformation. Rudd decides that if can't have May, no one will. He knows how to destroy her happiness and goes to drastic measures to ensure that May loses everything: her freedom and the only boy she's ever loved.

Storm Runners

by Roland Smith
March 1, 2011
Scholastic Press
Goodreads summary: Chase Masters and his father are "storm runners," racing across the country in pursuit of hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. Anywhere bad weather strikes, they are not far behind. Chase is learning more on the road than he ever would just sitting in a classroom. But when the hurricane of the century hits, he will be tested in ways he never could have imagined.


by Sara Bennett Wealer
February 15, 2011
Goodreads summary: Meet Brooke: Popular, powerful and hating every minute of it, she’s the “It” girl at Douglas High in Lake Champion, Minnesota. Her real ambition? Using her operatic mezzo as a ticket back to NYC, where her family lived before her dad ran off with an up and coming male movie star.

Now meet Kathryn: An overachieving soprano with an underachieving savings account, she’s been a leper ever since Brooke punched her at a party junior year. For Kath, music is the key to a much-needed college scholarship.

The stage is set for a high-stakes duet between the two seniors as they prepare for the prestigious Blackmore competition. Brooke and Kathryn work toward the Blackmore with eyes not just on first prize but on one another, each still stinging from a past that started with friendship and ended in betrayal. With competition day nearing, Brooke dreams of escaping the in-crowd for life as a professional singer, but her scheming BFF Chloe has other plans. And when Kathryn gets an unlikely invitation to Homecoming, she suspects Brooke of trying to sabotage her with one last public humiliation.

As pressures mount, Brooke starts to sense that the person she hates most might just be the best friend she ever had. But Kathryn has a decision to make. Can she forgive? Or are some rivalries for life?

Purple Heart
by Patricia McCormick
Paperback Available February 15, 2011
Goodreads summary: When Private Matt Duffy wakes up in an army hospital in Iraq, he's honored with a Purple Heart. But he doesn't feel like a hero.

There's a memory that haunts him: an image of a young Iraqi boy as a bullet hits his chest. Matt can't shake the feeling that he was somehow involved in his death. But because of a head injury he sustained just moments after the boy was shot, Matt can't quite put all the pieces together.

Eventually Matt is sent back into combat with his squad—Justin, Wolf, and Charlene—the soldiers who have become his family during his time in Iraq. He just wants to go back to being the soldier he once was. But he sees potential threats everywhere and lives in fear of not being able to pull the trigger when the time comes. In combat there is no black-and-white, and Matt soon discovers that the notion of who is guilty is very complicated indeed.

National Book Award Finalist Patricia McCormick has written a visceral and compelling portrait of life in a war zone, where loyalty is valued above all, and death is terrifyingly commonplace


GMR said...

Wow...great mailbox! Have to say that cover on 'Daughters of the Sea' is lovely but I'm most curious about 'Consumed'. Happy reading!

Brittany @ Nice Girls Read Books said...

OH, another mermaid book *adds to list* I haven't heard about this one, so thanks for alerting me to it! I hope you enjoy all your reads this week!

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Nina said...

Great books! Rival looks like a interesting read. Well enjoy reading them!

YA reader said...

Rival looks fab and great cover too - enjoy!

Mostly Reading YA

Locket Stories said...

Rival sounds really good! I can't wait to read that one. Great mailbox.

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. I hope you enjoy reading them all.

Lauren said...

I really want to read Rival, it sounds *so* good. I'm loving contemporary YA right now. Hope you enjoy. :)

Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said...

'Rival' sounds so awesome, I can't wait to check it out!!

javaintheam said...

Great selection-you are so lucky! I just wanted to say I read Possessed and it was great-one of my faves from last year. I'm pumped about a sequel because the setting is uber-gothic and perfect.

Gabrielle Carolina said...

Happy Reading!

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Lu said...

Num8ers #2 looks great1