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Saturday, September 5, 2009

In My Mailbox: Week of August 28th- September 5th 2009

The following books made their way to my house this week-

For Review-
Give up The Ghost by Megan Crewe
Publication Date: September 15th 2009
Cass McKenna much prefers ghosts over “breathers.” Ghosts are uncomplicated and dependable, and they know the dirt on everybody…and Cass loves dirt. She’s on a mission to expose the dirty secrets of the poseurs in her school.

But when the vice president of the student council discovers her secret, Cass’s whole scheme hangs in the balance. Tim wants her to help him contact his recently deceased mother, and Cass reluctantly agrees.

As Cass becomes increasingly entwined in Tim’s life, she’s surprised to realize he’s not so bad—and he needs help more desperately than anyone else suspects. Maybe it’s time to give the living another chance….

Deadly Little Lies (Touch #2) by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Publication Date: November 24th 2009 Hyperion Book CH
Last fall, sixteen-year-old Camelia fell for Ben, the mysterious new boy at school who turned out to have a very mysterious gift--pyschometry, the ability to sense the future through touch. But just as Camelia and Ben's romance began to heat up, he abruptly left town. Brokenhearted, Camelia has spent the last few months studying everything she can about psychometry, and experiencing her own strange brushes with premonition. Camelia wonders if Ben's abilities have somehow rubbed off on her. Can the power of psychometry be transferred?

Even once Ben returns to school, Camelia can't get close enough to share her secret with him. Despite the romantic tension between them, Ben remains aloof, avoiding contact. Then when an unexpected kiss leads to a frightening argument, Camelia makes the painful decision to let Ben go and move on. Alex, the hot new guy at Knead, seems good for her in ways Ben wasn't. Alex is easy-going, and seems to really care about her.

But when Camelia and Alex start dating, a surprising love triangle results. A chilling sequence of events upturns secrets from Ben's past--and Alex's. Someone is lying, and it's up to Camelia to figure out whom-before it's too late.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Publication Date: March 10th 2009 by Gollancz
In Mary's world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth.

But, slowly, Mary's truths are failing her. She's learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future - between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?

Ghost Hunting: The Ins and Outs of Paranormal Investigations
by Marley Gibson, Patrick Burns , Dave Schrader
Publication Date: September 1st 2009
It used to be you needed a crystal, a psychic, or a Oijia board to make contact with the spirit world. So who would think science would make it possible for just about anyone to experience a ghostly connection? Cameras, recorders, computers, magnetic field readers and other scientific means are now the tools of the trade. But there’s so much available, how does the average teen weed through it all to create the best possible ghost hunting team? Here to help sort it all out are three of today’s leading investigators of the field.

Together, Patrick Burns, Dave Schrader, and Marley Gibson have more than fifty years of experience. They’ve put together this guide to impart their knowledge and wisdom on to the next generation of ghost hunters.

What’s included:

How to set up a ghost hunting team The equipment needed and how to use it Where to look for spirits Safety, safety, and more safety

Ghost hunting is equal parts science and belief. Patrick, Dave, and Marley are here to help with science part.
The Guidance (Ghost Huntress, Book 2) by Marley Gibson
Publication Date: September 7th 2009
Kendall and her ghost hunting team is the talk of Radisson, Georgia, but one person isn’t so pleased. Courtney Langdon doesn’t appreciate Kendall’s new popularity or her relationship with Jason, Courtney’s ex.
So Courtney begins dabbling in the paranormal world. At first it’s all a game to draw attention away from Kendall. But Courtney doesn’t know what she’s getting into—or what wants in her. This is one game that’s about to turn deadly serious.
And for more about Kendall and the ghost huntresses, check out http://www.ghosthuntress.com/!

When Abbey’s best friend, Kristen, vanishes at the bridge near Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, everyone else is all too quick to accept that Kristen is dead…and rumors fly that her death was no accident. Abbey has never felt so desperately alone. Then she meets Caspian, the gorgeous and mysterious boy who shows up out of nowhere at Kristen’s funeral, and keeps reappearing in Abbey’s life. Caspian clearly has secrets of his own, but he’s the only person who makes Abbey feel normal again…but also special.

Just when Abbey starts to feel that she might survive all this, she learns a secret that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her best friend. How could Kristen have kept silent about so much? And could this secret have led to her death? As Abbey struggles to understand Kristen’s betrayal, she uncovers a frightening truth that nearly unravels her—one that will challenge her emerging love for Caspian, as well as her own sanity.

The Hollow is book 1 of THE HOLLOW TRILOGY and releases September 1st 2009.
Order the Hollow at Amazon.com

To learn more about The Hollow, Visit jessicaverday.com
Read the First Chapter of The Hollow HERE.

I also got this snazzy The Hollow shirt too --how cute!

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)


Casey said...

I can't wait to read Give up the Ghost. I'm reading Forest of Hands and Teeth right now and so far its really good. (I'm only 70 pgs into it) My copy of The Hollow has yet to come (Mailman is too slow!) I got one of those shirts awhile back and Love it! Hope you enjoy all your books and shirt. Looks like you had a good week.

Happy Reading!

Sara said...

Oooo! The Hollow and Give Up the Ghost! Have fun!

Juju from Tales of Whimsy said...

Deadly Little Lies is a new one to me. I'm running to Amazon to investigate. Thank you.

Falling Off The Shelf said...

Wow you got some great books! I'm so jealous..ahhh..i want...

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Great books, Kim! I can't wait to read the second Ghost Huntress, I loved the first. Enjoy all your fab books!

Orchid said...

So many great books! I hope you enjoy all of them. :)

Happy reading.

Ceri said...

The Hollow's on my wishlist :)

You have to tell us what The Other Side is like. I've never really read any accounts on ghosthunting unless it's being used to make fun of them.

Ladybug said...

I'm so envious of your mailbox, Kim! You've gotten so many great books this week :)

Enjoy your books and have a great week!

The Story Siren said...

Awesome books this week! and I love all the covers! so pretty! hope you enjoy them all! happy reading!