Sunday, November 7, 2010

In My Mailbox

Another week? Wow - so busy and it went by so quickly. But we hosted Suzanne Collins which has to be the highlight of this Fall season for me. And she was lovely - and the voice she chose for Katniss will stay with me forever (yes, sorry, will post an event report with photos soon - promise). I read Heist Society by Ally Carter and Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. And have started Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly and Changeless by Gail Carriger (not YA but oh so good). And now to the books, with thanks to the Story Siren for hosting this meme, as ever.

The Locket by Stacey Jay
Loved You are so Undead to Me so have high hopes.
On her seventeenth birthday, Katie discovers a locket and decides to wear it for good luck. But when her boyfriend Isaac finds out she cheated on him with their mutual best friend Mitch, he dumps her, leaving her devastated. And then Katie feels the locket burning on her chest, transporting her back two weeks in time, to the night she cheated with Mitch. At first, Kate is delighted to be a better girlfriend to Isaac this time around. But as other aspects of her life become inexplicably altered, she realizes that changing the past may have had a dangerous effect on her present.

Jane Jones: Worst. Vampire. Ever. by Cassie St. Onge.
For Jane Jones, being a vampire is nothing like you read about in books. In fact, it kind of sucks. She's not beautiful, she's not rich, and she doesn't "sparkle." She's just an average, slightly nerdy girl from an ordinary suburban family (who happens to be vampires.) Jane's from the wrong side of the tracks (not to mention stuck in the world's longest awkward phase), so she doesn't fit in with the cool vampire kids at school or with the humans kids. To top it all off, she's battling an overprotective mom, a clique of high school mean girls (the kind who really do have fangs), and the most embarrassing allergy in the history of the undead, she's blood intolerant. So no one's more surprised than Jane when for the first time in her life, things start to heat up (as much as they can for a walking corpse, anyway) with not one, but two boys. Eli's a geeky, but cute real-live boy in her history class, and Timothy is a beautiful, brooding bloodsucker, who might just hold the key to a possible "cure" for vampirism. Facing an eternity of high school pressure, fumbling first dates, or a mere lifetime together with Timothy, what's a 90-something year-old teen vampire to do?

Faerie Winter by Janni Lee Simner
Sequel to the wonderful Bones of Faerie. Return to Janni's unique vision of a magic-infused post-apocalyptic world where war between Faerie and humanity has left both realms devastated. The war has been over for 40 years, and finally Liza's town is accepting children born with fairy talents. Then a nearby town is destroyed, and Liza discovers that the war might not be over after all. It seems some faeries survived and have crossed over into the human world to continue the fight. And the most powerful and merciless of them all—the Queen herself—may be among them. . . .

Throat by RA Nelson
R. A. Nelson takes us on a supernatural thrill ride, a modern-day vampire story set on a NASA base and filled with space-and-science intrigue. Seventeen-year-old Emma feels cursed by her epilepsy—until the lost night. She's shocked to wake up in the hospital one morning, weak from blood loss. When her memories begin to return, she pieces together that it was a man—a monster—who attacked her: a vampire named Wirtz. And it was her very condition that saved her: a grand mal seizure interrupted Wirtz and left Emma with all the amazing powers of a vampire—heightened senses, rapid speed—but no need to drink blood. Is Emma now a half-vampire girl? One thing soon becomes clear: the vampire Wirtz is fierce and merciless, feared even by his own kind, and won't leave a job undone.

Oh, they sound good. But Revolution first. What did you get?

1 comment:

Beverly said...

Wow! You got some great books! Stop by The Wormhole and see what I have been reading.