Sunday, April 11, 2010

In My Mailbox - April 10, 2010

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren :)

This awesome pile of books is brought to you by the Friends of the Library Book Sale! Woo hoo! I also got a couple of special books for some upcoming giveaways - but you don't get to see those ;)

Haunted: A Tale of the Mediator by Meg Cabot
Spellbound by Christopher Pike
Dates From Hell by Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, Kelley Armstrong and Lori Handeland
The Monsters: Mary Shelley and The Curse of Frankenstein by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler
The Watcher by James Howe
Firebirds Soaring: An Anthology of Original Speculative Fiction edited by Sharyn November
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
Tales from Earthsea by Ursula K Le Guin

Also this week:

From Other Shelf Tours
Freaksville Book One by Kitty Keswick
(from Goodreads)

High school is hard enough when you’re normal. There’s peer pressure, book reports, the in crowd and the enormous zit that has a life of its own. Having a family whose skeletons in the closet lean toward the paranormal is not a topper on anyone’s list. Sophomore Kasey Maxwell is busy juggling the typical teen angst. Add visions, ghosts and hairy four-legged monsters into the mix and you get FREAKSVILLE. It’s a wonder Kasey has survived. 
Every woman in the Maxwell family has the gift of sight. A talent sixteen-year-old Kasey would gladly give up. All she wants is a normal life. Shopping and talking about boys with her best friend and long-time sidekick Gillie Godshall consume her days. Until Kasey has a vision about Josh Johnstone, the foreign exchange student from England. The vision leads her into new waters, a lead in a play, a haunted theater…and into the arms of the Josh. Yet, both Kasey and Josh have secrets lurking in dark corners. Can Kasey’s new romance survive FREAKSVILLE?

From Other Shelf Tours
The Owl Keeper by Christine Brodien-Jones
(from Goodreads)

Maxwell Unger has always loved the night. He used to do brave things like go tramping through the forest with his gran after dark. He loved the stories she told him about the world before the Destruction—about nature, and books, and the silver owls. His favorite story, though, was about the Owl Keeper.
According to Max’s gran, in times of darkness the Owl Keeper would appear to unite owls and sages against the powers of the dark. Gran is gone now, and so are her stories of how the world used to be. Max is no longer brave. The forest is dangerous, the books Gran had saved have been destroyed, and the silver owls are extinct. At least that’s what the High Echelon says. But Max knows better.
Maxwell Unger has a secret. And when a mysterious girl comes to town, he might just have to start being brave again.
The time of the Owl Keeper, Gran would say, is coming soon.

So, what's in your mailbox?

4 comments:

  1. Very nice pile of books! I haven't read any of them, but I've heard that The Thief Lord is good. Hope you like them!

    Here's my IMM post.

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  2. Very intriguing reads! Happy reading. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  3. I love the Friends sales. They are the absolute BEST. I usually leave with boxes full.

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  4. you have some really good books there, i'm so jealous...enjoy

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