Saturday, February 6, 2010

In My Mailbox (6)

Thanks to Kristi at The Story Siren for hosting In My Mailbox every week!

While I don't have the money to actually buy all the books that I read, here's what I managed to snag from the library this week (and what a great haul!):


"There's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce--and goes out of his way to make that very clear--she can't let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.

Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, Fallen is a page turning thriller and the ultimate love story."






"Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared--the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in his own blood--but she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night held.

The memories her family has tried to bury resurface when Daniel returns, three years later, and enrolls in Grace and Jude's high school. Despite promising Jude she'll stay away, Grace cannot deny her attraction to Daniel's shocking artistic abilities, his way of getting her to look at the world from new angles, and the strange, hungry glint in his eyes.

The closer Grace gets to Daniel, the more she jeopardizes her life, as her actions stir resentment in Jude and drive him to embrace the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind the boy's dark secret...and the cure that can save the ones she loves. But she may have to lay down the ultimate sacrifice to do it--her soul."



"'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.... "








"It’s a fight to the death—on live TV—when a gladiator’s daughter steps into the arena.
Lyn is a neo-gladiator’s daughter, through and through. Her mother has made a career out of marrying into the high-profile world of televised blood sport, and the rules of the Gladiator Sports Association are second nature to their family. Always lend ineffable confidence to the gladiator. Remind him constantly of his victories. And most importantly: Never leave the stadium when your father is dying. The rules help the family survive, but rules—and the GSA—can also turn against you. When a gifted young fighter kills Lyn’s seventh father, he also captures Lyn’s dowry bracelet, which means she must marry him... For fans of The Hunger Games and Fight Club, Lise Haines’ debut novel is a mesmerizing look at a world addicted to violence—a modern world that’s disturbingly easy to imagine."





"Are Alyzon’s new abilities a blessing . . . or a curse?

Alyzon Whitestarr doesn't take after her musically talented father or her nocturnal, artistic mother. In fact, she’s the most normal member of a very eccentric family . . . until the day that an accident leaves her more unique than she ever could have dreamed.

Suddenly colors are more vibrant to Alyzon; her memory is flawless; but strangest of all is Alyzon’s sense of smell. Her best friend smells of a comforting sea breeze. She registers her father’s contentment as the sweet scent of caramelized sugar. But why does the cutest guy in school smell so rancid?

With Alyzon’s extrasensory perception comes intrigue and danger, as she becomes aware of the dark secrets and hidden ambitions that threaten her family. In the end, being different might be less of a blessing than a curse. . . . "

12 comments:

  1. Wow, your library has an amazing selection of books! Mine either doesn't have them listed in the catalogue, or they're listed as "on order" still... I hope you enjoy them all! :)

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  2. Lots of good books! Nothing better than well-stocked library!

    Here's what I got this week: http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2010/02/in-my-mailbox-2-6-10.html

    Have a nice week!

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  3. wow! so many awesome books!! I want to read all of these!

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  4. Wow you managed to get so many fantastic books this week. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

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  5. Great books this week! I love when the library has a ton of great stuff all at the same time. Enjoy!

    Emily
    What Book is That?

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  6. fantastic books this week! i hope you enjoy them all! happy reading!

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  7. Nice selection of books this week! I added Girl in the Arena and Alyzon Whitestar to the next book order for my HS media center so that my students can have the same good luck you had.

    Happy reading!

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  8. These look good. I have been reading good reviews of Fallen and The Dark Divine. Enjoy!

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  9. Lots of great books there. I loved Fallen - hope you do too!

    Here's what I got this week: http://www.chrissiescorner.co.uk/?p=419

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  10. You got a bunch of great books this week! I really enjoyed Fallen, hope you like it, too. Happy reading

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  11. I read Fallen and I am waiting for a copy of Girl in the arena to become available!!=)
    Enjoy your books!!



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