Sunday, April 11, 2010

In My Mailbox

Sunday again and time to explore the contents of my mailbox on a weekly basis. Of course I only mention things like books! And here's my collection of books this week with thanks, as ever, to The Story Siren and Pop Culture Junkie who host and inspired this meme. Oh so excited this week (I do so love Michael Scott's series).

1. The Necromancer by Michael Scott
I am a HUGE fan of this series and could be found dancing around with it clutched to my chest in glee.

Josh and Sophie are back in San Francisco but they've lost Scatty and don't know whether they can trust Nicholas Flamel. Perenelle escaped from Alcatraz but left behind Dee's menagerie of monsters who could be set loose on San Francisco. Nicholas and Perenelle must fight to protect the city, but the effort will probably kill them both. Dee is now an outlaw and the new prey of all creatures formerly sent to hunt down Flamel. But Dee thinks that with the Codex and the creatures on Alcatraz, he can control the world. For his plan to work, he must raise the Mother of the Gods from the dead. And for that, he'll have to train a necromancer. And the twins will make the perfect pupils. . . .

2. The Beautiful Between by Alyssa Sheinmel
I met Alyssa on Friday and she brought me a copy of her book to try. Can't wait to start it.

If high school were a fairy-tale kingdom, Connelly Sternin would be Rapunzel, locked not in a tower by a wicked witch but in a high-rise apartment building by the SATs and college applications—and by the secrets she keeps. Connelly's few friends think that her parents are divorced—but they're not. Connelly's father died when she was two, and she doesn't know how. If Connelly is the Rapunzel of her school, Jeremy Cole is the crown prince. So when he sits down next to her at lunch one day, Connelly couldn't be more surprised. But Jeremy has a tragic secret of his own, and Connelly is the only one he can turn to for help. As the pair's friendship grows, Connelly learns that it's the truth, not the secrets, that one must guard and protect. And that between friends, the truth, however harsh, is also beautiful.

3. Forbidden Sea by Sheila Nielson

When Adrianne comes face-to-face with the mermaid of Windwaithe Island, of whom she has heard terrible stories all her life, she is convinced the mermaid means to take her younger sister. Adrianne is determined to protect her sister from the mermaid, and her family from starvation, but the mermaid continues to haunt Adrianne in her dreams and with her song. Yet, when the islanders find out about Adrianne's encounters with the mermaid she is scorned, for this community believes the mermaid will bring devastation to the island if Adrianne does not give herself to the sea.

4. Wolves, Boys, and Other Things that Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler
KJ Carson lives an outdoor lover’s dream. The only daughter of a fishing and wildlife guide, KJ can hold her own on the water or in the mountains near her hometown outside Yellowstone National Park. But when she meets the shaggy-haired, Virgil, KJ loses all self-possession. And she’s not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing that they’re assigned to work together on a school newspaper article about the famous wolves of Yellowstone. As KJ spends time with Virgil, she also spends more time getting to know a part of her world that she always took for granted . . . and she begins to see herself and her town in a whole new light.


Flo said...

you have some really good books there, i'm so jealous...enjoy them all 8)

Bookgeek said...

Thanks. Hard to know where to start. Have already finished The Necromance (and oh, I loved it)