Sunday, April 24, 2011

In My Mailbox: April 18 - 24, 2011

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.

For Review:

Intrinsical by Lani Woodland

Thanks to Lani!

Sixteen-year-old Yara Silva has always known that ghosts walk alongside the living. Her grandma, like the other females in her family, is a Waker, someone who can see and communicate with ghosts. Yara grew up watching her grandmother taunted and scorned for this unusual ability and doesn't want that to be her future. She has been dreading the day when she too would see ghosts, and is relieved that the usually dominant Waker gene seems to have skipped her, letting her live a normal teenage life. However, all that changes for Yara on her first day at her elite boarding school when she discovers the gene was only lying dormant. She witnesses a dark mist attack Brent, a handsome fellow student, and rushes to his rescue. Her act of heroism draws the mist's attention, and the dark spirit begins stalking her. Yara finds herself entrenched in a sixty-year-old curse that haunts the school, threatening not only her life, but the lives of her closest friends as well. Yara soon realizes that the past she was trying to put behind her isn't going to go quietly.

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Thanks to Disney-Hyperion and NetGalley!

Eoin Colfer describes his new book, Artemis Fowl, as "Die Hard with fairies." He's not far wrong.

Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history. With two trusty sidekicks in tow, he hatches a cunning plot to divest the fairyfolk of their pot of gold. Of course, he isn't foolish enough to believe in all that "gold at the end of the rainbow" nonsense. Rather, he knows that the only way to separate the little people from their stash is to kidnap one of them and wait for the ransom to arrive. But when the time comes to put his plan into action, he doesn't count on the appearance of the extrasmall, pointy-eared Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaisance) Unit--and her senior officer, Commander Root, a man (sorry, elf) who will stop at nothing to get her back.

Fantastic stuff from beginning to end, Artemis Fowl is a rip-roaring, 21st-century romp of the highest order. The author has let his imagination run riot by combining folklore, fantasy, and a fistful of high-tech funk in an outrageously devilish book that could well do for fairies what Harry Potter has done for wizardry. But be warned: this is no gentle frolic, so don't be fooled by the fairy subject matter. Instead, what we have here is well-written, sophisticated, rough 'n' tumble storytelling with enough high-octane attitude to make it a seriously cool read for anyone over the age of 10. --Susan Harrison


Preorder of What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

Thanks so much to Shannon at Ramblings of a Wannabe Scribe!

Coming May 10, 2011!

Another town. Another school. Another Mclean. Ever since her parents' bitter divorce, Mclean and her father have been fleeing their unhappy past. And Mclean's become a pro at reinventing herself with each move. But in Lakeview, Mclean finds herself putting down roots and making friends—in part, thanks to Dave, the most real person Mclean's ever met. Dave just may be falling in love with her, but can he see the person she really is? Does Mclean herself know?


Signed Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins and Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins + Shift/Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready bookmarks

Thanks to my awesome friend Lindsi at Books, Sweets and Other Treats for getting these signed for me at the Teen Book Con in Texas a few weeks ago!

Intrinsical has been on my TBR for a while, so I can't wait to read it! I've also been waiting years for a new Sarah Dessen book, so May 10 can't come soon enough! And the signed books? Definitely made my month =D

What's in your mailbox this week?


Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

Aw, a signed Anna! I'm quite jealous :p ANd What Happened to Goodbye is awesome!! =D great mailbox this week :)

Dealings of a Book Junkie said...

Thats so awesome that you got some books signed by the auther!!!

Jules (The Great, The Good and The Bad) said...

A great selection! You managed to pick up great books this week, I hope you enjoy them all.

Happy reading,


Christy @TheReaderBee said...

Ohhh, so much great stuff! I can't wait to read Demonglass and Anna &The French Kiss! Congrats on your win! I love Sarah Dessen. :)

Small Review said...

Ooh, I just featured Intrinsical as my "book I wish I've read but haven't yet" in my past Waiting on Wednesday. I can't wait to read your review about it!

Vy (Vy's Blog) said...

Awesome signed books! I still haven't read Anna and the French Kiss but I'm going to. I'm really curious about Artemis Fowl and looking forward to your thoughts on that.

Miss Page-Turner said...

You've got a fantastic mailbox!!! I am curious about Instrinsical and love that your friend got the copies signed for you:) Happy Easter and a happy reading holiday!

Natframpton said...

Ooo what beautiful signed copies. i would be lying if I said I wasn't jealous

The Slowest Bookworm said...

You've had a really amazing book week! Congrats on your win and i hope it arrives soon.

i just ordered Intrinsical earlier today :)

Melissa Dawn said...

Intrinsical sounds amazing and you got Whatever Happened to Goodbye! Soooo jealous!

Melissa @ SheShines

Alison said...

Oh wow, signed Demonglass and Anna and the FK? Green with envy.

danya said...

Aw, so jealous of your signed ANNA and DEMONGLASS copies! Awesome mailbox week :)

Kristina said...

Awesome, love signed books

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Mmm, new books! And ones that sound amazing. :) Hope you enjoy them and having a great week.

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