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Saturday, August 7, 2010

In My Mailbox - August 7, 2010

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren :)

Really excited about my books this week. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for something special!

For Review
Spaceheadz by Jon Scieszka

(from publisher's page)
The perfect combination of the age old experience of holding and pouring over a physical book with newest media technology that kids love! 
Michael K. just started fifth grade at a new school. As if that wasn't hard enough, the kids he seems to have made friends with apparently aren't kids at all. They are aliens. Real aliens who have invaded our planet in the form of school children and a hamster. They have a mission to complete: to convince 3,140,001 kids to BE SPHDZ. But with a hamster as their leader, "kids" who talk like walking advertisements, and Michael K as their first convert, will the SPHDZ be able to keep their cover and pull off their assignment?

For Review
Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
**STOP BY TOMORROW FOR A SPECIAL SHADOW HILLS POST**

(from Goodreads)
His love captivated her... his secrets might kill her.
Since her sister’s mysterious death, Persephone “Phe” Archer has been plagued by a series of disturbing dreams. Determined to find out what happened to her sister, Phe enrolls at Devenish Prep in Shadow Hills, Massachusetts—the subject of her sister’s final diary entry. 
After stepping on campus, Phe immediately realizes that there’s something different about this place—an unexplained epidemic that decimated the town in the 1700s, an ancient and creepy cemetery, and gorgeous boy Zach—and somehow she’s connected to it all. 
But the more questions she asks and the deeper she digs, the more entangled Phe becomes in the haunting past of Shadow Hills. Finding what links her to this town…might cost her her life.

From Paperbackswap
Shadowed Summer by Saundra Michell
Already read this one and loved it! Needed a copy of my own :)

(from Goodreads)
Iris is ready for another hot, routine summer in her small Louisiana town, hanging around the Red Stripe grocery with her best friend, Collette, and traipsing through the cemetery telling each other spooky stories and pretending to cast spells. Except this summer, Iris doesn’t have to make up a story. This summer, one falls right in her lap.
Years ago, before Iris was born, a local boy named Elijah Landry disappeared. All that remained of him were whispers and hushed gossip in the church pews. Until this summer. A ghost begins to haunt Iris, and she’s certain it’s the ghost of Elijah. What really happened to him? And why, of all people, has he chosen Iris to come back to?

Bought
Dreamhouse Kings Book 2: Watcher in the Woods by Robert Liparulo
Read book 1 and it was fantastic! Hope to get all the books in the series soon.

(from Goodreads)
Pretending everything's all right is harder than it sounds. But the Kings know that even if they told the truth about the bizarre things happening in their house, no one would believe them. They're hyper-focused on rescuing their lost family member before anyone finds out what's going on. 
But when a stranger shows up to take their house, their options start dwindling fast. Why would he be so interested in a run-down old place? And what secret is he hiding--just as he hides the scars that crisscross his body?
The mystery gets stranger with each passing day. Will the Kings be able to find a way to harness the house's secrets and discover who is watching their every move before another gets snatched into an unknown world?

So, what's in your Mailbox?

6 comments:

  1. I just won Shadow Hills this week. I can't wait for it to appear in my mailbox! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Shadow Hills and Shadowed Summer are both on my wishlist! Hope you enjoy your books! :D

    ~Briana

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  3. WOO Shadow Hills. Happy Reading!

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  4. OOh! I so want to read Shadow Hills!
    Here's what I got In My Mailbox-
    http://books-love-affair.blogspot.com/2010/08/in-my-mailbox_07.html

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  5. Spaceheadz sounds cute! And Shadow Hills too!

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