Sunday, May 31, 2009
In My Mailbox
The weeks go very quickly at the moment and it's Sunday again 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. Epoch by Timothy Carter
Summary: In his 14 years, Vincent Drear has been sure of a few of things. First, the world is going to end. And until it does, he has two jobs: saving souls and protesting movies about boy wizards. But Vincent wonders if there’s more to life than this. His suspicions are confirmed when he finds an elf at his school science fair. Vincent’s excitement fades, though, as the elf informs him that his family’s religion is right about one thing: the end of the world is coming — in 48 hours!
Vincent can’t save the world. His only hope is to get his family off Earth before demons wipe out everything, paving the way for a new epoch. Timothy Carter combines humor, fantasy, sci/fi, and satire into a novel that is the missing link between The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and The Left Behind. The end has come. But the fun has just begun.
2. Viola in Reel Life by Adrianna Trigiana
3 reasons why Viola knows she'll never survive her first year at boarding school
-she has to leave behind her best friend, Andrew
-she has to replace Andrew with 3 new roommates who actually seem to like it there
-There is South Bend, Indiana, which feels about as far away from her hometown of Brooklyn, New York, as you can get
3. Ice by Sarah Beth Durst
Summary: When Cassie was little, her grandmother told her a story about her mother, who made a deal with the polar bear king and was imprisoned by trolls. Now that she is 18 and determined to become an arctic researcher, Cassie knows the story was just a nice way of saying her mother had died. But everything in Cassie's life changes when she meets a mysterious polar bear and realizes that the fairy tale could be true - her mother might be alive. So she makes her own deal with the polar bear king. bring my mother home and I will be your bride. But what will her bargain cost Cassie?
All three look fabulous. Epoch first of course. So that's what was in my mailbox this week. What was in yours?