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in my mailbox (6) July 26, 2009

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In My Mailbox explores the contents of my “mailbox” on a weekly basis. I’ll be using this as a book and contest round-up tool to show what I’m getting ready to review. If you would like to participate and have your own “In My Mailbox” post, you can find more information here at The Story Siren.

(I’m still recovering from ALA, trying to work my way through all of those books before I start checking out/buying again. But some books are just too good to pass up.)

Library Check-out

strangeangels

Strange Angels
By: Lili St. Crow

Dru Anderson has what her grandmother called “the touch.” (Comes in handy when you’re traveling from town to town with your dad, hunting ghosts, suckers, wulfen, and the occasional zombie.)

Then her dad turns up dead—but still walking—and Dru knows she’s next. Even worse, she’s got two guys hungry for her affections, and they’re not about to let the fiercely independent Dru go it alone. Will Dru discover just how special she really is before coming face-to-fang with whatever—or whoever— is hunting her? Amazon.com

Books Purchased

geektastic

Geektastic
Edited by: Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci

Acclaimed authors Holly Black (Ironside)and Cecil Castellucci (Boy Proof) have united in geekdom to edit short stories from some of the best selling and most promising geeks in young adult literature: M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Tracy Lynn, Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Barry Lyga, Wendy Mass, Garth Nix, Scott Westerfield, Lisa Yee, and Sara Zarr.

With illustrated interstitials from comic book artists Hope Larson and Bryan Lee O’Malley, Geektastic covers all things geeky, from Klingons and Jedi Knights to fan fiction, theater geeks, and cosplayers. Whether you’re a former, current, or future geek, or if you just want to get in touch with your inner geek, Geektastic will help you get your geek on! Amazon.com

ARCs

Another couple of highlights from ALA. I finally wrote my third and final ALA post this week. You can find it here: ALA Wrap-Up 3.

beautifulcreatures

Beautiful Creatures
By: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town’s oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything. Amazon.com

firecover

Fire
By: Kristin Cashore

She is the last of her kind…

It is not a peaceful time in the Dells. In King City, the young King Nash is clinging to the throne, while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. War is coming. And the mountains and forest are filled with spies and thieves. This is where Fire lives, a girl whose beauty is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her. Amazon.com

And that about does it for me today.

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1. Lizzy - July 26, 2009

Oh I’m so jealous you got to go to ALA! Beautiful Creatures looks really good, and I somehow managed to get a copy of Fire, too! Now, I just need to find time to read it. Hope you enjoy your books

2. Jaime Huff - July 26, 2009
3. Erica - July 26, 2009

Beautiful Creatures looks amazing! I’m currently reading Fire and it’s amazing! Strange Angels is awesome as well 🙂

4. Rebecca - July 26, 2009

Awesome books, I got Strange Angels too. Enjoy.

5. skth - July 27, 2009

Let me know how Geektastic is. Sounds delightfuly geeky!!

6. the story siren - July 29, 2009

NICE! great books! happy reading!


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