Monday, May 25, 2009

In My Mailbox

Monday again - a bit late in the day but it is Memorial Day - and I get to tell you about the books I acquired this week and how excited I am to read them. And again I'd like to thank the Story Siren and Alea of Pop Culture Junkie, the blogs where this meme started.

1. Faery Rebels by RJ Anderson
Summary: Forget everything you think you know about faeries...Creatures full of magic and whimsy? Not in the Oakenwyld. Not anymore.

Deep inside the great Oak lies a dying faery realm, bursting with secrets instead of magic. Long ago the faeries mysteriously lost their magic. Robbed of their powers, they have become selfish and dull-witted. Now their numbers are dwindling and their very survival is at stake.

Only one young faery — Knife — is determined to find out where her people's magic has gone and try to get it back. Unlike her sisters, Knife is fierce and independent. She's not afraid of anything — not the vicious crows, the strict Faery Queen, or the fascinating humans living nearby. But when Knife disobeys the Faery Queen and befriends a human named Paul, her quest becomes more dangerous than she realizes. Can Knife trust Paul to help, or has she brought the faeries even closer to the brink of destruction?

2. The Everafter by Amy Huntley
Summary: Madison Stanton doesn’t know where she is or how she got there. But she does know this — she is dead. And alone in a vast, dark space. The only company Maddy has in this place are luminescent objects that turn out to be all the things she lost while she was alive. And soon she discovers that, with these artifacts, she can reexperience — and even change — moments from her life.
Her first kiss.
A trip to Disney World.
Her sister’s wedding.
A disastrous sleepover.
In reliving these moments, Maddy learns illuminating and frightening truths about her life — and death.

3. Pretty Dead by Francesca Lia Block
Summary: The object of envy and desire, Charlotte Emerson seems to have the perfect life: no parents, beautiful clothes, a mansion perched atop the jagged cliffs of the Pacific Palisades.

But she's been dead for almost a century. And now she might get a second chance at life.

Such great books. So hard to know where to start.
So that's my mailbox. What was in yours?


Ravenous Reader said...

Oh you had some amazing books this week. The Everafter is on my wish list and I cannot wait to see what you think about it.

I hope you had a good holiday weekend :)

prophecygirl said...

I've never heard of Pretty Dead, but it sounds good. Hmmm... wishlist, where are you?!