Sunday, September 27, 2009

In My Mailbox

Again with thanks to the very creative Kristi aka Story Siren and Alea of Pop Culture Junkie, the blogs where this meme started -- this week I am dancing around with glee at the my pile of books (one on particular). In fact, I started it the second I laid hands on it, putting everything else aside (and I was 3/4 through one book).

So, without more ado, the books:

1. Darklight by Leslie Livingston
Yes, the follow up to the very wonderful Wondrous Strange. And I'm already half way through. And yes, it's every bit as fantastic as the first.

Much has changed since autumn, when Kelley Winslow learned she was Faerie royalty, fell in love with changeling guard Sonny Flannery, and saved New York City from a rampaging Faerie war band. When a terrifying encounter in Central Park sends Kelley tumbling into the Otherworld, her reunion with Sonny is joyful—but cut short. For they’ve been plunged into a game of Faerie deception and wavering allegiances in which the next move could topple a kingdom…or part them forever.

2. The Shadow Project by Herbie Brennan
From the author of the wonderful Faerie Wars and including out of body experiences!

For years, the Shadow Project has used “remote viewing” to spy on the Sword of Wrath, the world’s deadliest terrorist network. By inducing out-of-body experiences, the Project is able to send out spies who can fly, walk through walls, and, above all, remain undetectable. So how did the Sword of Wrath just capture one?

3. Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce.
Aimed younger than I usually read but I loved both Framed and Millions, and this was shortlisted for the Carnegie award.

Liam is too big for his boots, his football strip, and his school blazer. But being super-sized height-wise has its advantages: he's the only eleven-year-old to ever ride the G-force defying Cosmic rollercoaster or be offered the chance to drive a Porsche. Long-legged Liam makes a giant leap for boy-kind by competing with a group of adults for the chance to go into space. Is Liam the best boy for the job? Sometimes being big isn't all about being a grown-up.

So, what did you get to read this week?
And now, back to Kelley and Sonny...


The Story Siren said...

what fun books! hope you enjoy them all! happy reading!

Aimee said...

oooh gosh isn't the cover for Darklight beautiful?