Monday, May 2, 2011

In My Mailbox

Ah, a very busy week. We hosted a play version of the Magic Tree House on Wednesday. Over three hundred little kids absolutely agog. The funny and entertaining John Flanagan on Saturday afternoon. Sunday afternoon we hosted Andrea Alban with her debut YA Anya's War for Holocaust Memorial Day. An insight into an almost undocumented part of Holocaust history. Tomorrow we host the awesome Neal Shusterman. Oh how I love his books. Scenes from Unwind will stay with me forever, I think. And wednesday brings us JL Powers and Emily Wing-Smith with their new teen books. As I said, busy.

I read Die for Me by Amy Plum (thank you Alicia for pushing it up to the top of my TBR pile), and Everlost by Neal Shusterman (and boy, he writes so well). Reviews later in teh week.

Books this week? Such a great selection:

1. Juliet Immortal by Stacy Jay
Juliet didn't take her own life. She was murdered by her husband Romeo to ensure his immortality. But she was granted eternal life too and has become an agent for the Ambassadors of Light. Squee.

2. The Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegen
Only a daughter of Eve is pure enough of spirit to love a son of hell.

3. A Plague Year by Edward Bloor
As the plague progresses it becomes an epidemic and zombies appear. Is there a cure? Noone seems to know. But I'm team zombie all the way so this looks interesting.

4. Blood Wounds by Susan Beth Pfeffer
I loved the Life as we knew it trilogy so am looking forward to this, her new book.

5. You Against Me by Jenny Downham
I thought Before I Die was brilliant and this looks just as good. Mikey's sister claims a boy assaulted her. Ellie's brother is accused of a crime he says he didn't do. They meet and two worlds collide.

6. My Beating Teenage Heart by CK Kelly Martin
This was our rep's pick for next season.

7. Tris and Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison
A love philtre. A dream guy. Too bad he's the wrong guy.

8. Robopocalypse by Daniel Wilson
When the Robot Wars ignites humankind will be both decimated and possibly united.
OK, this looks fabulous.

Quite a stack this week. Thanks to the Story Siren for hosting this meme. What did you get this week?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh I want Blood Wounds. Was just reading about it.