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Sunday, January 24, 2010

In My Mailbox (Week 3)


IN MY MAILBOX

* Hosted by The Story Siren, inspired by Pop Culture Junkie *

Won:

The Seven Rays by Jessica Bendinger

You are more than you think you are.

THAT IS THE ANONYMOUS MESSAGE that Beth Michaels receives right before she starts seeing things. Not just a slept-through my-alarm-clock, late-for-homeroom, haven't had-my-caffeine-fix kind of seeing things. It all starts with some dots, annoying pink dots that pop up on and over her mom and her best friend's face. But then things get out of control and Beth is seeing people's pasts, their fears, their secrets, their desires. The images are coming at Beth in hi-def streaming video and she can't stop it. Everyone thinks she's crazy and she's pretty sure she agrees with them. But crazy doesn't explain the gold envelopes that have started arriving, containing seeing keys and mysterious tarot cards. To Beth, it all seems too weird to be true. You are more than you think you are? But here's the thing: What if she is?

This one sounds really interesting and unique. Can't wait to start reading it. I won this book from a contest on Book Bound.

From the Library:

Fruset Blod (Frostbite) by Richelle Mead

It's winter break at St. Vladimir's, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now the Academy's crawling with Guardians--including Rose's hard-hitting mother, Janine Hathaway. And if handto- hand combat with her mom wasn't bad enough, Rose's tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason's got a huge crush on her, and Rose keeps getting stuck in Lissa's head while she's making out with her boyfriend, Christian! The Strigoi are closing in, and the Academy's not taking any risks....This year, St. Vlad's annual holiday ski trip is mandatory.

But the glittering winter landscape and the posh Idaho resort only create the illusion of safety. When three friends run away in an offensive move against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. But heroism rarely comes without a price...

Okay, so I read this one . . .again. I just wanted to try it in Swedish to see if this book was just as great. It was.

3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows by Ann Brashares

seeds
Polly has an idea that she can't stop thinking about, one that involves changing a few things about herself. She's setting her sights on a more glamorous life, but it's going to take all of her focus. At least that way she won't have to watch her friends moving so far ahead.

roots
Jo is spending the summer at her family's beach house, working as a busgirl and bonding with the older, cooler girls she'll see at high school come September. She didn't count on a brief fling with a cute boy changing her entire summer. Or feeling embarrassed by her middle school friends. And she didn't count on her family at all. . .
leaves
Ama is not an outdoorsy girl. She wanted to be at an academic camp, doing research in an air-conditioned library, earning A's. Instead her summer scholarship lands her on a wilderness trip full of flirting teenagers, blisters, impossible hiking trails, and a sad lack of hair products.
It is a new summer. And a new sisterhood. Come grow with them.

I have read all four "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" books, and wanted to try this one!

Which books did you get this week?

5 kommentarer:

The Story Siren said...

fun books this week. hope you enjoy them! happy reading!

Faye said...

awesome books, i really enjoyed the 7 rays!
Love the cover of frostbite :D*love VA series*

Happy reading

prophecygirl said...

That Frostbite cover is very cool!

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

Frostbite looks really intriguing. Happy reading! :-)

Brooke Reviews said...

I love all the different covers for Vampire Academy books. :) Enjoy your new books!