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Saturday, July 18, 2009

In my Mailbox: Week of July 12th - 18th

For Review- Candor by Pam Bachorz

Publication Date: September 22nd 2009 (Egmont USA)
Oscar Banks has everything under control. In a town where his father brainwashes everyone, he's found a way to secretly fight the subliminal Messages. He's got them
all fooled: Oscar's the top student and the best-behaved teen in town. Nobody knows he's made his own Messages to deprogram his brain. Oscar has even found a way to get rich. For a hefty price, he helps new kids escape Candor, Florida before they're transformed into cookie-cutter teens. But then Nia Silva moves to Candor, and Oscar's carefully-controlled world crumbles.

For Review - Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Publication Date - September 29th 2009
Crazy Beautiful is a contemporary re-visioning of Beauty & the Beast, told in he-said/she-said fashion, about a boy with hooks for hands and a gorgeous girl who meet on their first day at a new school.
From the Library - Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
St. Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding school; it's a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They've been on the run, but now they're being dragged back to St. Vladimir's, the very place where they're most in danger. . . .

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy's ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigos, the world's fiercest and most dangerous vampires make Lissa one of them forever.

Into the Wild by Sarah Beth Durst
Twelve-year-old Julie has grown up hearing about the dangerous world of fairy tales, “The Wild,” from which her mother, Rapunzel, escaped.

Now The Wild wants its characters back. Julie comes home from school to find her mother gone and a deep, dark forest swallowing her hometown. Julie must fight wicked witches, avoid glass slippers and fairy godmothers, fly griffins, and outwit ogres in order to rescue her mom and save her Massachusetts town from becoming a fairy-tale kingdom.

Sarah Beth Durst weaves a postmodern fairy tale that's fresh, funny, and sweetly poignant.

This book looks so sweet. AND it's got a cat walking upright with boots on! How could I go wrong with that?! There's a sequel called "Out of the Wild" which I'm looking forward to reading as well!

What was in your mailbox?

In My Mailbox is a weekly event hosted by The Story Siren, where we talk about what books we got over the past week (store purchases/mailbox deliveries/library, etc)


~The Book Pixie said...

I really want to read Candor and Crazy Beautiful! In other words, I'm envious. lol. Great week. Happy reading!.


P.S. My IMM is up as well in case you want to take a look.

Fantastic Book Review said...

Fantastic Week, 2 titles I'm looking forward to reading! I'm glad you started the VA series (LOL!)This is my 2nd favorite series right now!

Happy Reading!

The Book Explorer said...

I loved Vampire Academy! Hope you do as well!

Enjoy your books!

Kristen said...

I can't wait to read Candor.. I really need to get off the computer and READ! :)

DeNiSe MaDnEsS said...

Crazy Beautiful Your soo loooky I really like the cover for this one !!!

Danni said...

My friend recently read Candor and said it was great. Hope you enjoy! :)

Windowpane Memoirs said...

I will receive Candor this week I'm looking FW to read it. Happy Readings!


Lizzy said...

I've heard great things about Candor, hope you enjoy it!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Vampire Academy is brilliant and I want to read Crazy Beautufl so bad! Happy reading!

Kim said...

Thanks everyone! I finished Candor last night and it was so amazing. I HOPE there is a sequel really bad TOO!
I am looking forward to reading Vampire Academy--I really can't believe I haven't read it yet!

a flight of minds said...

Ooh, I got Candor too and am so excited to read it. Vampire Academy is really great. Happy reading!

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week, I have Vampire Academy on my shelf waiting to be read. Enjoy.

Debbie's World of Books said...

So jealous you got Candor! I loved Vampire Academy! I felt each book in the series got better and is one of my favorite series.

austenfan said...

Wah. Crazy Beautiful sounds soooo good! And I know you'll love Vampire Academy! :D