Sunday, May 16, 2010

In My Mailbox

Sunday again and time to explore the contents of my mailbox this week. With thanks, as ever, to The Story Siren and Pop Culture Junkie who host and inspired this meme.

I couldn't have been more excited about the books I received this week. I dropped everything for one of the - literally. I just couldn't wait (and so far, it is as good as I expected, no probably better).

1. Reckless by Cornelia Funke
Now you can see why I dropped everything else for it. I was given a copy of the manuscript and watched the world disappear while I sat and read.

For years, Jacob Reckless has been escaping to another world--a world behind the mirror, where witches haunt the forests and fairies and dwarfs roam. A world for treasure hunts and magnificent quests--but also a world locked in a deadly war. Jacob's secret seems safe, until one day his younger brother Will follows him, to disastrous consequence. Faced with a curse that is quickly turning Will to stone, the Reckless brothers are thrust into a race against time to find a cure before one of them is lost forever.

2. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours. But Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures. So much for normal.

3. Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Marked as special, Jacinda knows she is watched. When she breaks the most sacred tenet of her kind, she nearly pays with her life, only to be spared by a beautiful stranger sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki - a descendant of dragons whose ability to shift into human form is her best defense. Forced to flee the mortal world, she struggles to adapt. The only bright light is Will. She knows she should avoid him - he's a hunter - but the passion he stirs can't be ignored, even if it means risking her life

4. Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon

After Renee Winters discovers her parents lying dead in California’s Redwood Forest in what appears to be a strange double murder, her grandfather sends her off to Gottfried Academy in Maine, a remote and mysterious high school dedicated to philosophy, “crude sciences,” and Latin: the Language of the Dead. It’s here she meets Dante, a dark and elusive student to whom she feels inexplicably drawn. As they get to know each other better, Dante can’t seem to control his attraction either, and their desires gradually deepen into a complex and dangerous romance. Dangerous because Dante is hiding a frightening secret. A secret so terrible, it has him fearing for Renee’s life. Dante’s not the only one with secrets, though. Turns out Gottfried Academy has a few of its own… Like, how come students keep disappearing? Why are the prefect-like Monitors creeping around campus during the night? And what exactly are the Headmistress and Professors really up to? Renee is determined to find out.

5. The Magnificent 12 by Michael Grant
Michael talked about this when I met him. Reviewers have saif it is laugh-out-loud funny in a Monty Pythonish way. I'm a huge fan of teh Gone series and Monty Python so I have high hopes for this

12 year old Mac MacAvoy suffers from a severe case of mediumness...and then a 3000-year-old man named Grinluk appears in teh boys' bathroom to deliver some startling news. Mack is one of the Magnificent 12, an evil force is on its way, and mack has to track down the other eleven 12-year-olds to stop it.

What did you get this week? Let me know.


Morgan said...

Great books! Firelight looks amazing so I hope you enjoy it and all your other great looking books.

prophecygirl said...

Wow, what amazing books! I want to read all of them :)

Happy reading & have a great week!