Sunday, December 6, 2009

In My Mailbox

As ever, thanks go to the very creative Kristi aka Story Siren and Alea of Pop Culture Junkie, the blogs where this meme started, here are the books I acquired this week. And this week the holidays came early. I was just SO very excited with my books this week. Sometimes you get exactly the books you were waiting and waiting for.
And to the books.

First, and most exciting to me,
This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer

I am such a huge fan of Life As We Knew It and The Dead and The Gone. I picked this up the second I received it, despite being in the middle of another book. This was the book I wanted over all others. And mid way through, it is every bit as good as I had expected it to be - and I had very high hopes.

from the back:It's been a year since a meteor collided with the moon, catastrophically altering the earth’s climate. For Miranda Evans life as she knew it no longer exists. Her friends and neighbors are dead, the landscape is frozen, and food is increasingly scarce. The struggle to survive intensifies when Miranda’s father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Miranda’s complicated feelings for him turn to love, his plans for his future thwart their relationship. Then a devastating tornado hits the town of Howell, and Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever.

Lies (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant
I am also an enormous fan of the Gone series and this is the third in the series. Can't read fast enough this week.

from the back: It happens one night: a girl who died now walks among the living. Zil and the Human Crew set fire to Perdidi Beach, and amid the flames and smoke Sam sees teh body of drake, but Drake is not dead, even though Sam and Caine defeated him along with the darkness - or so they thought.As Perdidi Beach burns, battles rage. And the prophetess Orsay is preaching that death will set them all free. As life in the FAYZ becomes more deperate, noone knows who they can trust.

Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Yes, I admit, I'm Team Jacob, have always loved werewolf stories (Shiver being the most recent, and thoroughly enjoyed Tattoo and the Squad series. I did say this was a good week for me...

from the author: It's about a human girl who was adopted and raised by a pack of werewolves after her human family was killed by a rogue wolf when she was five. The story picks up when Bryn (the main character) is fifteen and discovers a secret at the center of the pack- lots of snark, lots of adventure, and tons of werewolf politics and teenage rebellion.

That's my very wonderful round up for this week. What did you get?


Dani. said...

Jealous of "Life As We Knew It" and "Lies"!!!!!
Enjoy :]

Rhiannon Hart said...

Lucky much! Love Pfeffer.

J. Kaye said...

I have Susan Beth Pfeffer's book on my wish list!

Bookgeek said...

As you could tell from my post, I was just so excited to get my hands on The World We Live In. It's such a good series (and J. Kaye, they are really worth reading - the sort of books that stay with you long after the last page) and I'm having to guard it carefully until I'm finished because there are two others in my house just as eager to read it!

J. Kaye said...

Bookgeek, that's what I get for quickly popping in here and commenting. I should have mentioned that I've read book one and two. This latest one has been on my wish list for some time. ;) And yes, it does stay with you for a long, long time. It caused me to have food cravings for months after. (lol)

Sorry for not taking the time to be clearer at the beginning.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I'm so jealous of This World We Live In! It's a really brilliant series.

Debbie's World of Books said...

What awesome books! Life As We Knew It was awesome and I can't wait to read the third book.