In My Mailbox (59)

Sunday February 27, 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.

Sorry for the absence this week. Lots of snow days and being sick...yuck! Despite the snow the mailman still got here and this is what she brought me :)

Father of Lies
by Ann Turner
February 8th 2011 
Goodreads summary: 
  Truth or Lies?

Lidda knew, with a clarity that was like a candle in a dark room, that all had changed; something was loosed in the village—Devil or not—and they would pay for it, every last man, woman, and child.

Fourteen-year-old Lidda has always known she was different. She longs to escape Salem Village and its stifling rules—to be free to dance, to sing, to live as she chooses. But when a plague of accusations descends on the village and witch fever erupts, L idda begins to realize that she feels and sees things that others can't, or won't. But how will she expose the truth without being hung as a witch herself?

Gripping and emotional, Ann Turner's retelling of the Salem witch trials captures one girl's brave soul-searching amidst a backdrop of fear and blame.

Miles from Ordinary
by Carol Lynch Williams
March 15th 2011
St. Martin's Griffin
Goodreads summary: Thirteen-year-old Lacey wakes to a beautiful summer morning excited to begin her new job at the library, just as her mother is supposed to start work at the grocery store. Lacey hopes that her mother's ghosts have finally been laid to rest; after all, she seems so much better these days, and they really do need the money. But as the hours tick by and memories come flooding back, a day full of hope spins terrifyingly out of control.... 

“No one can get inside the head and heart of a 13-year-old girl better than Carol Lynch Williams, and I mean no one," said James S. Jacobs, Professor of Children's Literature at Brigham Young University, of her breakout novel, The Chosen One. Now this award-winning YA author brings us an equally gripping story of a girl who loves her mother, but must face the truth of what life with that mother means for both of them.

by Courtney Allison Moulton
February 15th 2011
HarperCollins / Katherine Tegen Books 
Goodreads summary: This debut, the first novel in a trilogy, is achingly romantic, terrifying, and filled with blistering action.

When seventeen-year-old Ellie starts seeing reapers - monstrous creatures who devour humans and send their souls to Hell - she finds herself on the front lines of a supernatural war between archangels and the Fallen and faced with the possible destruction of her soul.

A mysterious boy named Will reveals she is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior, the only one capable of wielding swords of angelfire to fight the reapers, and he is an immortal sworn to protect her in battle. Now that Ellie's powers have been awakened, a powerful reaper called Bastian has come forward to challenge her. He has employed a fierce assassin to eliminate her - an assassin who has already killed her once.

While balancing her dwindling social life and reaper-hunting duties, she and Will discover Bastian is searching for a dormant creature believed to be a true soul reaper. Bastian plans to use this weapon to ignite the End of Days and to destroy Ellie's soul, ending her rebirth cycle forever. Now, she must face an army of Bastian's most frightening reapers, prevent the soul reaper from consuming her soul, and uncover the secrets of her past lives - including truths that may be too frightening to remember.

The Reinvention of Bessica Lefter
by Kristen Tracy
January 11th 2011
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Goodreads summary: After an unfortunate incident at the hair salon, Bessica is not allowed to see her best friend, Sylvie. That means she's going to start middle school a-l-o-n-e. Bessica feels like such a loser. She wants friends. She's just not sure how to make them.

It doesn't help that her beloved grandma is off on some crazy road trip and has zero time to listen to Bessica. Or that Bessica has a ton of homework. Or that gorgeous Noll Beck thinks she's just a kid. Or that there are some serious psycho-bullies in her classes. Bessica doesn't care about being popular. She just wants to survive—and look cute. Is that too much to ask when you're eleven?


Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

angelfire looks so good!! enjoy!

In the Hammock Blog

Majanka Verstraete said...

Angelfire is on my TBR list, if I ever get my hands on a copy, that is. I heard some good things about Father of Lies and I really like the cover. Enjoy reading!

Take a look at what I found in my Mailbox this week.

Christina T said...

Great books! I really want to read Father of Lies and Miles From Ordinary sounds fantastic.

Zakiya LadyWings said...

I hope you enjoy all your new books! :D My IMM is here. Happy Reading,

Zakiya LadyWings
Butterfly Feet Walking on Life
For the L♥ve of Reading

Lost In Literature said...

I just picked up Angelfire this week myself. Can't wait to crack it open. :) The Reinvention of Bessica Lefter sounds cute too!! I hadn't heard of that one before, but I'll have to check it out. Enjoy! :)

Lisa @ Lost in Literature

Alison said...

Hope you're feeling better! The Bessica book is new to me. It sounds cute.

MiaandSofia said...

A fanstastic pile of books! They all look very interesting.I can't wait to read Angelfire :)
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Mia @GrippedintoBooks

Arya said...

Angelfire looks so good! I hope you enjoy your reads. (=