Sunday, February 14, 2010

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox explores the contents of my mailbox on a weekly basis. Of course I only mention things like books! As ever with thanks to The Story Siren and Pop Culture Junkie who host and inspired this meme.

And this week I got an interesting collection of books. Just take a look...

1. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.

By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.

As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.

2. Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey

Set in New Zealand, Ellie's main concerns at her boarding school are hanging out with her best friend Kevin, her crush on the mysterious Mark, and her paper deadline. That is, until a mysterious older woman seems to set her sights on Kevin, who is Maori, and has more than just romantic plans for him. In an effort to save him, Ellie is thrown into the world of Maori lore, and eventually finds herself in an all-out war with mist dwelling Maori fairy people called the patupaiarehe who need human lives to gain immortality. The strong, fresh voice of the narrator will pull readers in, along with all the deliciously scary details: the serial killer who removes victim's eyes; the mysterious crazy bum who forces a Bible on Ellie telling her she needs it; handsome, mysterious Mark who steals the Bible from her and then casts a forgetting charm on her. All of this culminates in a unique, incredible adventure steeped with mythology, Maori fairies, monsters, betrayal, and an epic battle.

3. Siren by Tricia Rayburn

After her sister's sudden death, seventeen-year-old Vanessa investigates a series of inexplicable drownings off the coast of Winter Harbor, Maine, and uncovers an unimaginable secret that changes everything.

Oh, they sound good. What did you get?


The Book Hour said...

This was what I got:

Ooh, I totally want to hear all about Siren! It looks really good! I haven't read Hex Hall yet, although after glancing through it the other day it looks like it could pull you in very easily. Guard of the Dead is on my TBR but I just keep being put off from ordering it by the cover...

You have what looks like an excellent haul this week, enjoy! (And post reviews!) xx

Kelly Peres said...

I totaly envy you right now!! HexHall Guardian of the Dead and Siren!!

How did you get your hands on Hex Hal

Anyways my IMM is here
Its not as Fab as your but yeah!

Little Miss Becky :) said...

All three look really good!! You know, this is the first time I've actually read the desciption for Guardian of the Dead---I always kind of passed it over because the cover didnt catch my eye. It actually sounds like a really cool story!!

Enjoy these!

Lori said...

WOW, I want to read all those. Enjoy. Here's Mine

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I want these all. Especially the first two.

Want to enter my Book Lover's Basket Giveaway??