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Sunday, October 31, 2010

In My Mailbox: October 31st 2010

  In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren and inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie.

For Review-

BanishedBanished by Sophie Littlefield **SIGNED!!!
Delacorte Books for Young Readers (October 12, 2010)
There isn’t much worth living for in Gypsum, Missouri—or Trashtown, as the rich kids call the run-down neighborhood where sixteen-year-old Hailey Tarbell lives. Hailey figures she’ll never belong—not with the popular kids at school, not with the rejects, not even with her cruel, sickly grandmother, who deals drugs out of their basement. Hailey never knew her dead mother, and she has no idea who her father was, but at least she has her four-year-old foster brother, Chub. Once she turns eighteen, Hailey plans to take Chub far from Gypsum and start a new life where no one can find them.

But when a classmate is injured in gym class, Hailey discovers a gift for healing that she never knew she possessed—and that she cannot ignore. Not only can she heal, she can bring the dying back to life. Confused by her powers, Hailey searches for answers but finds only more questions, until a mysterious visitor shows up at Gram’s house, claiming to be Hailey’s aunt Prairie.

There are people who will stop at nothing to keep Hailey in Trashtown, living out a legacy of despair and suffering. But when Prairie saves both Hailey and Chub from armed attackers who invade Gram’s house in the middle of the night, Hailey must decide where to place her trust. Will Prairie’s past, and the long-buried secret that caused her to leave Gypsum years earlier, ruin them all? Because as Hailey will soon find out, their power to heal is just the beginning.

This gripping novel from thriller writer Sophie Littlefield blazes a trail from small-town Missouri to the big city as Hailey battles an evil greater than she ever imagined, while discovering strengths she never knew she had.

Won! Thank you Jessica @ Confessions of a Bookaholic!

What really happened to Anastasia Romanov?
Anastasia Romanov thought she would never feel more alone than when the gunfire started and her family began to fall around her. Surely the bullets would come for her next. But they didn't. Instead, two gnarled old hands reached for her. When she wakes up she discovers that she is in the ancient hut of the witch Baba Yaga, and that some things are worse than being dead.
In modern-day Chicago, Anne doesn't know much about Russian history. She is more concerned about getting into a good college—until the dreams start. She is somewhere else. She is someone else. And she is sharing a small room with a very old woman. The vivid dreams startle her, but not until a handsome stranger offers to explain them does she realize her life is going to change forever. She is the only one who can save Anastasia. But, Anastasia is having her own dreams…

Won! Thank you Nel @ All About N! 

RecklessReckless by Cornelia Funke
September 14th 2010 by Little Brown Books

For years, Jacob Reckless has been secretly disappearing to another world, a world behind a mirror, a world for which his father abandoned his family. The mirror world is Jacob's escape from reality. It's a place for treasure hunts and magnificent quests. A world where witches haunt the forests and giants and dwarfs roam. A world locked in a deadly war.

Jacob's secret seems safe, until one day his younger brother Will follows him, with disastrous consequence. Faced with a curse that is quickly turning Will to stone, the Reckless brothers are thrust into a race against time to find a cure before Will is lost forever.

Inspired by the Brothers Grimm, master storyteller Cornelia Funke introduces a lush, enchanting world where fantasy meets reality. Reckless is a thrilling adventure, a tale of heroism and loyalty, filled with danger, mystery, and magic--with fairy tales and legends re-imagined as never before.

(Has anyone read this one?)
The Bon Appetit Cookbook Bon Appetit  by Barbara Fairchild
The Bon Appétit Cookbook offers over 1,200 formulas--a vast selection that includes dishes for every menu stop and occasion, with sections on bread, burgers, pizza and sandwiches. Characteristically, the majority of the formulas--like Chinese-Flavored Fried Chicken with Green Onion Ginger Dipping Sauce, and Spicy Steak with Corn Soft Tacos--reflect an inventive, cross-cultural approach. A wide selection of sweets, such as Chocolate Chunk, Orange and Hazelnut Cookies, and Lemon Blueberry Shortcakes, is also offered; there's even a chapter on drinks.  

(After watching Julie & Julia on dvd, I decided to try to get into cooking. This is my attempt to actually learn how!)


Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Awesome books! So cool that Banished is signed!

Hope you enjoy them all :D

Jessica said...

Great mailbox! Curious about Banished. I just love the cover!

Here's my IMM: http://jessica-agreatread.blogspot.com/2010/10/in-my-mailbox_31.html

Happy Halloween!

Miss Page-Turner said...

What a fantastic mailbox! I loved the Inkheart series by Cornelia Funke:) Hope you enjoy your books!
Here is my mailbox

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PS: Your layout!Very cute, love it!

Anonymous said...

I really like the cover of Reckless! Great post! Mine is here: http://nikkibrandyberry.wordpress.com/

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Great week! I haven't read any of them, but I really want to get Dreaming Anastasia at some point. It sounds really good!

Chrizette said...

Good luck with the cooking! I am sure you will get the hang of it quickly.

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TheBookishSnob said...

I love the look of Banished so congrats on getting a copy! Have a fun week reading :)

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MiaandSofia said...

A great selection of books. Happy reading :)
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Kelly said...

Banished sounds really good! And I have to say, I love the mailbox picture you posted--it's adorable. Happy reading!

Tara said...

I really enjoyed Dreaming Anastasia! And I really want to read Banished! Hope you enjoy the books and have a great week :)

Here's what I got in my mailbox this week :)

Kiki said...

Dreaming Anastasis sounds really good! I may have to find that one! I love the mailbox pic!

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