Saturday, March 5, 2011

In My Mailbox 33

On the Blog This Week

Books Reviewed:
In The Storm - Karen Metcalf
Stray (Shifters #1) - Rachel Vincent


Sasha (A Trial of Blood & Steel #1) - Joel Shepherd
From Publisher, For Review
SASHA IS A FIGHTER, THE LIKE OF WHICH THE HIGHLAND COUNTRY OF LENAYIN HAS NEVER SEEN.Spurning her royal heritage to be raised by the great warrior, Kessligh, her exquisite swordplay astonishes all who witness it. But Sasha is still young, untested in battle and often led by her rash temper. In the complex world of Lenayin loyalties, her defiant wilfulness is attracting the wrong kind of attention. Lenayin is a land almost divided by its two faiths: the Verenthane of the ruling classes and the pagan Goeren-yai, amongst whom Sasha now lives. The Goeren-yai worship swordplay and honour and begin to see Sasha as the great spirit the Synnich who will unite them. But Sasha is still searching for what she believes and must choose her side carefully. When the Udalyn people -- the symbol of Goeren-yai pride and courage -- are attacked, Sasha will face her moment of testing. How will she act? Is she ready to lead? Can she be the saviour they need her to be?

  Miles From Ordinary - Carol Lynch Adams
From Publisher, For Review
Thirteen-year-old Lacey wakes to a beautiful summer morning excited to begin her new job at the library, just as her mother is supposed to start work at the grocery store. Lacey hopes that her mother's ghosts have finally been laid to rest; after all, she seems so much better these days, and they really do need the money. But as the hours tick by and memories come flooding back, a day full of hope spins terrifyingly out of control....

“No one can get inside the head and heart of a 13-year-old girl better than Carol Lynch Williams, and I mean no one," said James S. Jacobs, Professor of Children's Literature at Brigham Young University, of her breakout novel, The Chosen One. Now this award-winning YA author brings us an equally gripping story of a girl who loves her mother, but must face the truth of what life with that mother means for both of them.

The Gathering (Darkness Rising #1) - Kelley Armstrong
Book Tour: Book It Forward @ Dark Faerie Tales
Strange things are happening in Maya's tiny Vancouver Island town. First, her friend Serena, the captain of the swim team, drowns mysteriously in the middle of a calm lake. Then, one year later, mountain lions are spotted rather frequently around Maya's home—and her reactions to them are somewhat . . . unexpected. Her best friend, Daniel, has also been experiencing unexplainable premonitions about certain people and situations.
It doesn't help that the new bad boy in town, Rafe, has a dangerous secret, and he's interested in one special part of Maya's anatomy—her paw-print birthmark.

Allison Hewitt Is Trapped by Madeleine Roux
From the Library
Allison Hewitt and her five colleagues at the Brooks and Peabody Bookstore are trapped together when the zombie outbreak hits. Allison reaches out for help through her blog, writing on her laptop and utilizing the military's emergency wireless network (SNET). It may also be her only chance to reach her mother. But as the reality of their situation sinks in, Allison’s blog becomes a harrowing account of her edge-of-the-seat adventures (with some witty sarcasm thrown in) as she and her companions fight their way through ravenous zombies and sometimes even more dangerous humans.


Precious said...

The Gathering sounds great! Have fun reading!
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Chelsey @ Starry Sky Books said...

Oh The Gathering! I want that one so much. Can't wait to see what you think of it!

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Rachel said...

The Gathering sounds very intriguing! I love that synopsis.

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Annie said...

Awesome collection! :) The zombie book looks fun! I'm off to find some reviews of Miles From Ordinary, because it looks like the kind of book I might love. Thanks for the IMM. Have a great week!

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Lisa said...

Your books look great this week! Here is My Mailbox

Tasha said...

Fab books this week. Hope you enjoy them! You can see what I got in my mailbox here.

Sally said...

Great books.
Looking forward to Kelly Armstrong's new YA series.
Happy reading.

The Book Bell said...

I'm a new follower also! Great IMM! Haven't read any of them but I have a few!
Check out my blog and follow along as well!
Blake (The Book Bell)

Brittany @ Nice Girls Read Books said...

Oooh, thanks to you I've added THE GATHERING to my 'to read' list! I haven't read anything by Kelley Armstrong yet, but her Darkest Powers series is on my TBR list! Happy reading!

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Alison said...

Great reads! Allison Hewitt is Trapped sounds really interesting - although "Allison" is spelled wrong. :-)

Christy @ReaderBee said...

I can't wait to read The Gathering! I love that series!

Arena @ {thenerdswife} said...

The Gathering looks really, really good! Hope you enjoy your new reads!

♥ Arena
aka The Nerd's Wife

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