Sunday, October 17, 2010

In My Mailbox

Can it be sunday again? Wow. This week just flew by. We hosted Tony DiTerlizzi this week who was fabulous. I read his Search for WondLa and The Scorch Trilas this week, both brilliant (and oh, can't wait to meet James Dashner!). Busy week nut here Aare the two books I got his week - and again with thanks to the Story Siren for hosting this meme.

1. Haven by Kristi Cook
Violet McKenna isn't a normal girl with normal teenage issues; she has more to contend with than most people could handle. Violet thought she was just crazy when she had a vivid vision of her dad's murder. Her life started falling apart when her premonition came true. She's had flashes of other events too. The problem was nobody believed her until she found a new school: Winterhaven. At Winterhaven, Violet finally feels like she belongs. She quickly finds a close group of friends and discovers that they too have psychic 'gifts'--as do all the students at Winterhaven. But as soon as she feels settled she discovers the most intriguing and alluring boy she has ever met, and things quickly go awry. As the attraction between them grows, intense visions of the boy's death start to haunt her. In her premonitions the secret he is unwilling to share begi

2. Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann

The community of Cryer’s Cross, Montana (population 212) is distraught when high school freshman Tiffany disappears without a trace. Already off-balance due to her OCD, 16-year-old Kendall is freaked out seeing Tiffany’s empty desk in the one-room school house, but somehow life goes on... until Kendall's boyfriend Nico also disappears, and also without a trace.

Now the town is in a panic. Alone in her depression and with her OCD at an all-time high, Kendall notices something that connects Nico and Tiffany: they both sat at the same desk. She knows it's crazy, but Kendall finds herself drawn to the desk, dreaming of Nico and wondering if maybe she, too, will disappear...and whether that would be so bad.

Then she begins receiving graffiti messages on the desk from someone who can only be Nico. Can he possibly be alive somewhere? Where is he? And how can Kendall help him? The only person who believes her is Jacian, the new guy she finds irritating...and attractive. As Kendall and Jacian grow closer, Kendall digs deeper into Nico's mysterious disappearance only to stumble upon some ugly—and deadly—local history.

Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried.

3 comments:

Library Lounge Lizard said...

Wow, Cryer's Cross sounds awesome, I can't wait to pick that one up! Happy reading :)

chelleyreads said...

great books! haven looks really interesting; i want to read that book too. i hope you enjoy your books this week :)

our IMM is here: http://booksandmakeup.blogspot.com/2010/10/in-our-mailbox-sept-4-16.html --we hope you check it out if you have time. :)

michelle

ladyreader said...

Hi! So, I've been wanting Cryer's Cross for awhile myself! I hope you looovve it! I haven't heard anything about Haven though. Lemme know how it is.

check out our IMM at:
http://attackofthebook.com/2010/10/17/imm/

Peace. and Happy Reading!
Amy