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Saturday, November 20, 2010

In My Mailbox - November 20, 2010

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

***FOR REVIEW***

Another Pan ANOTHER PAN by Daniel & Dina Nayeri (Candlewick Press -Sept. 14th 2010)

A darkness continues to haunt the Marlowe School, and this time, someone is plotting payback. Wendy Darling, a headstrong junior, and her brother, John, a thirteen-year-old genius with a chip on his shoulder, struggle with being from the poorest family at the posh New York academy, where their father is a professor of ancient civilizations. Wendy’s new boyfriend, socialite golden-boy Connor Wirth, offers a solid step up in popularity, yet ambitious Wendy and John still find themselves longing for something more. When the Book of Gates, a mysterious tome of fabled origins, appears at Marlowe along with Peter, a dashing new resident adviser with a murky past, the Darlings are swept into a captivating world of “Lost Boys,” old-world secrets, and forbidden places. The book opens the door to a hidden labyrinthine underworld where Egyptian myths long thought impossible become frighteningly real. Suddenly, Peter, Wendy, and John find themselves captive in the lair of an age-old darkness, trying to escape the clutches of an ancient and beautiful child-thief who refuses to let go.

Night School (A Blood Coven Vampire Novel)
NIGHT SCHOOL (BLOOD COVEN, BOOK 5) BY MARI MANCUSI (Berkley Trade -January 4, 2011

After their parents' shocking revelation about their fae heritage and an attack on their lives, the McDonald twins are forced to hide out deep in the Swiss Alps at Riverdale Academy, a secret vampire slayer training facility. And with no way to contact their vampire boyfriends for rescue, they're going to have to play nice with the locals.

But when Sunny starts acting strange, Rayne realizes that there's more to fear at Riverdale than getting staked by the student body-leading to a showdown in Fairyland that may cost the twins their lives.

Darkness Becomes Her DARKNESS BECOMES HER BY KELLY KEATON
Simon Pulse (February 22, 2011)

Ari can’t help feeling lost and alone. With teal eyes and freakish silver hair that can’t be changed or destroyed, Ari has always stood out. And after growing up in foster care, she longs for some understanding of where she came from and who she is.
Her search for answers uncovers just one message from her long dead mother: Run. Ari can sense that someone, or something, is getting closer than they should. But it’s impossible to protect herself when she doesn’t know what she’s running from or why she is being pursued.
She knows only one thing: she must return to her birthplace of New 2, the lush rebuilt city of New Orleans. Upon arriving, she discovers that New 2 is very...different. Here, Ari is seemingly normal. But every creature she encounters, no matter how deadly or horrifying, is afraid of her.
Ari won’t stop until she knows why. But some truths are too haunting, too terrifying, to ever be revealed.

Ten Miles Past Normal
TEN MILES PAST NORMAL BY FRANCES O'ROARK DOWELL
Atheneum (March 22, 2011)

Janie Gorman wants to be normal. The problem with that: she’s not. She’s smart and creative and a little bit funky. She’s also an unwilling player in her parents’ modern-hippy, let’s-live-on-a-goat-farm experiment (regretfully, instigated by a younger, much more enthusiastic Janie). This, to put it simply, is not helping Janie reach that “normal target.” She has to milk goats every day…and endure her mother’s pseudo celebrity in the homemade-life, crunchy mom blogosphere. Goodbye the days of frozen lasagna and suburban living, hello crazy long bus ride to high school and total isolation--and hovering embarrassments of all kinds. The fresh baked bread is good…the threat of homemade jeans, not so much. 

It would be nice to go back to that old suburban life…or some grown up, high school version of it, complete with nice, normal boyfriends who wear crew neck sweaters and like social studies. So, what’s wrong with normal? Well, kind of everything. She knows that, of course, why else would she learn bass and join Jam Band, how else would she know to idolize infamous wild-child and high school senior Emma (her best friend Sarah’s older sister), why else would she get arrested while doing a school project on a local freedom school (jail was not part of the assignment). And, why else would she kind of be falling in "like" with a boy named Monster—yes, that is his real name. Janie was going for normal, but she missed her mark by about ten miles…and we mean that as a compliment. 

ChokerCHOKER BY ELIZABETH WOODS
January 4th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing 

 What if the only friend you could trust turned out to be dangerous? A new thriller from debut author Elizabeth Woods!




**BOUGHT**
  I treated myself to this series--it's so amazing! It's on the adult side but one of my all-time favorites.

Stray (Shifters Book 1)Rogue (Shifters Book 2)Pride (Shifters)Prey (Shifters)Alpha (Shifters Book 6)Shift (The Shifters, Book 5)Alpha (Shifters Book 6)

WON!!!!!

 Black Dagger Brotherhood, boxed set: Dark Lover, Lover Eternal, Lover Awakened, Lover Unbound, Lover Revealed, Lover Enshrined
Black Dagger Brotherhood Box Set by J.R. Ward
(I almost fainted- I have been wanting to read this forever. Thank you Lisa at A Life Bound By Books! **Note: This is also adult

So far, I've read Darkness Becomes Her and Night School which were really great! Has anybody read Another Pan?
What's in Your Mailbox?


11 comments:

Jessica said...

Nice haul!! LOVE the Shifters series! Can't wait to see your review for Darkness Becomes Her, really really want to read that one!

Another Pan looks interesting as well, thought about it but would rather wait for a review! Look forward to reading yours!!

My IMM will be up tomorrow morning if you want to stop by then! http://jessica-agreatread.blogspot.com

Have a GREAT weekend!

Christina/Book Addict said...

Wow! Awesome books this week! I actually haven't read any of them, but I look forward to your reviews. I have been seeing Choker around the blogosphere a lot lately- the premise sounds pretty interesting!!

lvng.books said...

OMG did you get awesome books or WHAT?! *is jealous* Awesome!

I've seen some awesome books in your IMM, so I added the Blood Coven Series and Darkness becomes her to my wishlist :)

Here is my In My Mailbox

Miss Page-Turner said...

Hey great mailbox with so many books in it!Another Pan looks really good! Enjoy all of your new books and have a nice sunday!
Here is my Mailbox

And don't forget to check out my giveaway, ending on Nov 30th and open internationally, here!

Kelly said...

Fantastic books this week! I want to read Another Pan soooo bad, and I can't wait to read Ten Miles Past Normal. Enjoy!!

TheBookishSnob said...

What an amazing mailbox this week!! You are in for an exciting time reading the BDB series. From the first 3 I've read - you're going to fall head over heals for them :) Here's my mailbox this week

Katie (Call Me Crazy) said...

I can't wait to read Ten Miles Past Normal and Choker! Awesome books this week! Happy Reading :)

Emma Michaels said...

WOW! Grats!!!
Yeay! This is my first week of IMM!

Sincerely,
Emma Michaels
Emma_Michaels@hotmail.com
http://EmmaMichaels.blogspot.com

Miss Sigh...anide in the Word Emporium said...

I am absolutely green with envy over the BDB box set, I have been eyeing it up on Amazon for ages because I have to continuously borrow the books from the library. I hope you enjoy it, and the rest of your awesome books!
Happy reading :)

Casey said...

Great haul!! I absolutely love Rachel's Shifter series!

enjoy and happy reading!!

Zakiya LadyWings said...

I hope you enjoy all those wonderful books!!

Happy Reading,
Zakiya - My IMM this week

Dont miss my new meme!