Sunday, July 19, 2009

In My Mailbox (3)

In My Mailbox was started by the lovely Story Siren in which we show everyone the contents of our mailboxes/what we bought/got from the library!

For Review:
Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe

Cass McKenna much prefers ghosts over “breathers.” Ghosts are uncomplicated and dependable, and they know the dirt on everybody…and Cass loves dirt. She’s on a mission to expose the dirty secrets of the poseurs in her school.

But when the vice president of the student council discovers her secret, Cass’s whole scheme hangs in the balance. Tim wants her to help him contact his recently deceased mother, and Cass reluctantly agrees.

As Cass becomes increasingly entwined in Tim’s life, she’s surprised to realize he’s not so bad—and he needs help more desperately than anyone else suspects. Maybe it’s time to give the living another chance….

Very excited about that one!!

From the Library:

In The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

You can see the book trailer here!

From swapping:

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

Her dad's got the mentality of a Teletubby (only not so developed). Her cat, Angus, is trying to eat the poodle next door. And her best friend thinks she looks like an alien-just because she accidentally shaved off her eyebrows. Ergghhhlack. Still, add a little boy-stalking, teacher-baiting, and full-frontal snogging with a Sex God, and Georgia's first year just might turn out to be the most fabbity fab fab ever!

Bras and Broomsticks by Sarah Mlynowski

Rachel can't believe it. Her younger sister, Miri, is a witch! How come Miri inherited the supernatural skills that could have turned Rachel into a teenage superstar?
Just as Rachel suspects, magical powers are wasted on the young. Miri refuses to use them for Rachel's benefit. And Rachel is desperate! Not only does she need to learn some serious dance moves, she's got to win her best friend, stop her father's wedding, and snag a cute guy's heart.
Maybe Rachel will discover she's got magicalpowersof her own. Or maybe, just maybe, she can find a way to change Miri's mind.

The City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder-much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Clary knows she should call the police, but it's hard to explaina murder when the body disappears into thin air and the murderers are invisible to everyone but Clary.
Equally startled by her ability to see them, the murderers explain themselves as Shadowhunters: a secret tribe of warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. Within twenty-four hours, Clary's mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque demon.
But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary auddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know...

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin

That night in my bedroom, I took out my sophomore yearbook for the first time since I'd been back to school. I had originally been intending to look through it for inspiration for my photography project proposal, which was due the next day. Instead, I found myself turning to my class picture.
There she was with her light gray hair and her dark gray lips upturned into a impenetrable grin. I wished that she could talk and tell me everything she had ever felt or thought or seen.
"What were you like" I asked her."Were you happy? Or were you smiling because they told you to?"

Scribbler of Dreams by Mary E. Pearson

Seventeen-year-old Kaitlin Malone was born to hate the Crutchfields. The hatred her family has harbored for generations is the one thing she can count on--and the very thing she believes will sustain her now that her father has been imprisoned for murdering Robert Crutchfield. But then Kaitlin stumbles on a rare opportunity to walk in the "enemies' shoes" and what she discovers rocks the foundation of her entire world.

So I had a pretty good week, I think. What did you all get?

Happy Reading!


The Book Explorer said...

Give up the Ghost! I want it so bad!

Enjoy your books! <3

Michelle said...

I LOVE Scribbler of Dreams by Mary E. Pearson. Happy Readings!


Lizzy said...

I'm jealous you got Give Up the Ghost! I can't wait to read it. Hope you enjoy your books (especially The Forest of Hands and Teeth, which is super creepy).

Diana Dang said...

Great batch! Happy reading!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

The Georgia series and City of Bones are completely fab and I want Eyes Like Stars so bad!

The Brain Lair (KB) said...

My Scribbler of Dreams looks totally diff. than yours. I like that cover!

Lost in a Book said...

I like that cover, too! I got it off of bookmooch so I didn't know what cover i was getting! Haha!

Jessica Secret said...

Give Up The Ghost looks great! City of Bones is one of my favorites!

Happy reading!

Sydney Salter said...

You've got so many good books to read! I loved Give Up The Ghost and Memoirs of A Teenage Amnesiac, especially!

Lost in a Book said...

Wow, you guys give such great suggestions I don't know what to read first!

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