In My Mailbox (7)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

*In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren

Intertwined by Gena Showalter

There’s something about the new guy at Crossroads High . . .

Most sixteen-year-olds have friends. Aden Stone has four human souls living inside him:

One can time-travel.
One can raise the dead.
One can tell the future.
And one can possess another human.

With no other family and a life spent in and out of institutions, Aden and the souls have become friends. But now, they’re causing him all kinds of trouble.

Like, he’ll blink and suddenly he’s a younger Aden, reliving the past. One wrong move, and he’ll change the future. Or, he’ll walk past a total stranger and know how and when she’s going to die.

He’s so over it. All he wants is peace.

And then he meets a girl who quiets the voices. Well, for as long as he’s with her. Why? Mary Ann Gray is his total opposite. He’s a loner; she has friends. He doesn’t care what anyone thinks; she tries to make everyone happy. And while he attracts the paranormal, she repels it. For her sake, he should stay away. But it’s too late. . .

Somehow, they share an inexplicable bond of friendship. A bond about to be tested by a werewolf shape-shifter who wants Mary Ann for his own and a vampire princess Aden can’t resist. Two romances, both forbidden. . . doomed. Still, the four will enter a dark underworld of intrigue and danger. . . but not everyone will come out alive. . .



Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble

In her dreams, sixteen year old Anne Michaelson is somewhere else. She is someone else. The dreams feel as real as her waking life and they terrify her. This is not good for her social life. Aside from that, Anne thinks her life is pretty ordinary - until she runs into handsome, mysterious, and (okay) annoying Ethan on her way to chemistry class. Now Anne has powers she doesn't understand, a history-altering mission she doesn't want, and a growing attraction to a blue-eyed stranger that seems to be stalking her! And when Ethan realizes that Anne is the girl he's been searching for, things start to get a little surreal. Despite her skepticism and reluctance, Anne quickly realizes that you don't need to be imprisoned to be trapped.




Going too Far by Jennifer Echols

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO?

All Meg has ever wanted is to get away. Away from high school. Away from her backwater town. Away from her parents who seem determined to keep her imprisoned in their dead-end lives. But one crazy evening involving a dare and forbidden railroad tracks, she goes way too far...and almost doesn’t make it back.

John made a choice to stay. To enforce the rules. To serve and protect. He has nothing but contempt for what he sees as childish rebellion, and he wants to teach Meg a lesson she won’t soon forget. But Meg pushes him to the limit by questioning everything he learned at the police academy. And when he pushes back, demanding to know why she won’t be tied down, they will drive each other to the edge—and over...



Two Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt

This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Sure, they were an unlikely high school couple. But they clicked; it worked. They're even going to the same college, and driving cross-country together for orientation.

Then Jordan dumps Courtney -- for a girl he met on the Internet.

It's too late to change plans, so the road trip is on. Courtney's heartbroken, but figures she can tough it out for a few days. La la la -- this is Courtney pretending not to care.

But in a strange twist, Jordan cares. A lot.

Turns out, he's got a secret or two that he's not telling Courtney. And it has everything to do with why they broke up, why they can't get back together, and how, in spite of it all, this couple is destined for each other.


The ABC’s of Kissing Boys by Tina Ferraro

Parker Stanhope has played soccer practically since she could walk. And now that she’s a high school junior, everything she’s worked for is finally coming together. She’s paid her dues on the field, and as an upperclassman, she’s a shoo-in for the varsity team. But that’s not what happens.This year, Coach Hartley moved up every JV player but two—and one of those two was Parker. Now, she’s stuck with the freshmen, her friends are cutting her loose, and her love of the game is seriously beginning to fail. But Parker is determined to get her life back. She has to get on the varsity team, and she has the perfect plan. All she needs now is the right kind of coach.


Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles

Nothing has been the same since Caleb Becker left a party drunk, got behind the wheel, and hit Maggie Armstrong. Even after months of painful physical therapy, Maggie walks with a limp. Her social life is nil and a scholarship to study abroad—her chance to escape everyone and their pitying stares—has been canceled.

After a year in juvenile jail, Caleb’s free . . . if freedom means endless nagging from a transition coach and the prying eyes of the entire town. Coming home should feel good, but his family and ex-girlfriend seem like strangers.

Caleb and Maggie are outsiders, pigeon-holed as "criminal" and "freak." Then the truth emerges about what really happened the night of the accident and, once again, everything changes. It’s a bleak and tortuous journey for Caleb and Maggie, yet they end up finding comfort and strength from a surprising source: each other.

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11 comments:

~The Book Pixie said...

I read and reviewed Two-Way Street. I liked it well enough but I had some issues with it. All of the others are ones I want to read. Nice batch of books and I hope you enjoy them!

~Briana :D

Book Chick City said...

All your books look great. I hope you enjoy reading them. :)

Sab H. said...

Sweet!!! Great week. I really want to read Dreaming Anastasia and seems like EVERYONE got it this week! Enjoy.. happy reading!

Lizzy said...

Dreaming Anastasia looks like a great read, and I've seen it pop up on a few different blogs. Hope you enjoy your books!

katie said...

Wow really great books this week. Going Too Far is amazing and the rest I have been meaning to read. Enjoy!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I REALLY want to read Intertwined. Two-way Street and ABC's are both brilliant. Enjoy!

Faye said...

OMG awesome books this week!
i LOVE Simon Elkeles, Leaving Paradise is really good, u should read that 1st lol(theres going 2 B a sequel to Leaving Paradise & Perfect Chemistry).
I'm reading Intertwined now its really good 2.

Casey said...

I know, Perfect Chemistry is my favorite book! The sequel to it is going to be in Carlos' point of view and I can't wait!

The Story Siren said...

awesome book week! love the new cover of Leaving Paradise! happy reading!

Katie said...

Ha, everyone got "Dreaming Anastasia" this week -- it's been popping up on IMMs all over the place. Awesome books all of them, happy reading!

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. They all look really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

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