In My Mailbox (27)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

"In My Mailbox" was started by Kristi from The Story Siren

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Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Incarceron -- a futuristic prison, sealed from view, where the descendants of the original prisoners live in a dark world torn by rivalry and savagery. It is a terrifying mix of high technology -- a living building which pervades the novel as an ever-watchful, ever-vengeful character, and a typical medieval torture chamber -- chains, great halls, dungeons. A young prisoner, Finn, has haunting visions of an earlier life, and cannot believe he was born here and has always been here. In the outer world, Claudia, daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, is trapped in her own form of prison -- a futuristic world constructed beautifully to look like a past era, an imminent marriage she dreads. She knows nothing of Incarceron, except that it exists. But there comes a moment when Finn, inside Incarceron, and Claudia, outside, simultaneously find a device -- a crystal key, through which they can talk to each other. And so the plan for Finn's escape is born ...


Boys That Bite (Blood Coven #1) by Mari Mancusi

This is not your typical boybites-girl love story.

Technically Sunshine can't get killed-because she's immortal. Well, not quite yet. Due to the worst case of mistaken identity with her dark-side-loving twin sister at a Goth club called Club Fang, Magnus, a vampire hottie, went for Sunshine's innocent neck. Now if she doesn't reverse it in time, Magnus will be her blood mate forever and she's doomed to be a blood-gulping, pasty, daylight-hating vampire. That would seriously bite.

And now, after the unfortunate slaying of the vampire leader, Sunshine, her sister Rayne, and Magnus must find the one thing that can solve her problem: the Holy Grail. They wish it were a joke but it's not. It's absolutely necessary that Sunshine gets out of this in time, because somehow she scored the hottest prom date in her school, the mouth-watering Jake Wilder. So she just can't be a vampire for the prom-let alone the rest of eternity.


The Long Way Home by Andrew Klavan

Sometimes you have to go home to find out who you really are Charlie West went to bed one night an ordinary high school student. He woke up a hunted man. Terrorists are trying to kill him. The police want to arrest him for the stabbing death of his best friend. He doesn't know whose side he's one or who he can trust. With his pursuers closing in on every side, Charlie makes his way back to his hometown to find some answers. There, holed up in an abandoned mansion, he's joined by his friends in a desperate attempt to discover the truth about a murder he can't remember-and the love he can never forget.


Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers

Climbing to the top of the social ladder is hard--falling from it is even harder. Regina Afton used to be a member of the Fearsome Fivesome, an all-girl clique both feared and revered by the students at Hallowell High... until vicious rumors about her and her best friend's boyfriend start going around.

Now Regina's been "frozen out" and her ex-best friends are out for revenge. If Regina was guilty, it would be one thing, but the rumors are far from the terrifying truth and the bullying is getting more intense by the day. She takes solace in the company of Michael Hayden, a misfit with a tragic past who she herself used to bully. Friendship doesn't come easily for these onetime enemies, and as Regina works hard to make amends for her past, she realizes Michael could be more than just a friend... if threats from the Fearsome Foursome don't break them both first.

Tensions grow and the abuse worsens as the final days of senior year march toward an explosive conclusion in this dark new tale from the author of Cracked Up To Be.


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19 comments:

Becky said...

Ooooh...I got Incarceron this week too! I just couldn't resist the cover and it sounds like a pretty awesome story too ;)

PolishOutlander said...

I hadn't heard of the Blood Coven series until recently and reading the summary of that first book has got me intrigued me now. Happy reading!

Lea said...

Awesome books! They all look fantastic! :)

Hope you enjoy each of them!

Sherrie said...

Hi!
They all sound really great! I'll have to watch for them. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books
http://sherriesbooks.blogspot.com/2010/02/in-my-mailbox.html

Emily said...

Great books this week! I have Incarceron out of the library right now and have been seeing it everywhere in IMM posts- maybe it's a sign I should get to reading it. Enjoy!

Emily
What Book is That?

Nikki @ Bookizzle said...

Ooh, Incarceron! Very nice book haul this week. I hope you enjoy them - happy reading!

Kirthi said...

Wow! You have a great shelf this week! Have fun reading :)

Sab H. said...

Ha! My IMM is the 27th too! LOL.. Great books!! I need to get SGA and Incarceron! I've heard they're both awesome! Enjoy ;D

The Story Siren said...

awesome books this week!! hope you enjoy them all! happy reading!

choco (In Which a Girl Reads) said...

Some Girls Are is just AMAZING. I loved Cracked Up to Be and I was literally squealing when SGA appeared on my doorstep. It'll keep you riveted, that's for sure :D

Happy Reading!

KatieDoll said...

Some Girls Are is incredible. One of the best books I've ever read. Happy reading!

Kay said...

Quite a few of these are on my wishlist and look really good! Happy Reading!

pirate penguin said...

They all look fabulous! Especially Incarceron & Some Girls Are. Happy reading! :D

aprilnichole said...

Most of these are on my wish list. Happy reading. :)

You have an award on my blog. http://aprilnichole.com/2010/02/07/first-blog-award/

ninefly said...

definitely looking forward to incarceron =)
enjoy your books!

The Library Lurker said...

I got Incarceron and Some Girls Are this week too! Here's my post if you want to check it out:

http://librarylurker.blogspot.com/2010/02/in-my-mailbox-3.html

Rebecca said...

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

Faye said...

awesome books! can't wait 2 read incareron! Hope u enjoy them! Happy reading!

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