Sunday, November 1, 2009

Whats in my Mail Box (Wk 1)

Whats in my Mailbox was inspired by The Story Siren !! It's where we share new books we got each week, if you would like to join in the fun then please visit her website. Yay this is my first week of this.

Strange things are happening in Skeleton Creek . . . and Ryan and Sarah are trying to get to the heart of it. But after an eerie accident leaves Ryan housebound and forbidden to see Sarah, their investigation takes two tracks: Ryan records everything in his journal, while Sarah uses her videocam to search things out. . .and then email the clips for Ryan to see. In a new, groundbreaking format, the story is broken into two parts -- Ryan's text in the book, and Sarah's videos on a special website, with links and passwords given throughout the book.

Review is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cathy cannot manage to find more than a few days to relax in her hectic (and mortal) life—she barely has time to put the mystery surrounding her father to rest before she finds herself targeted by a group of Ancestor Lu’s professional killers!Recognizing she is a serious threat to everyone in her life, Cathy makes plans to leave town. But her friends, Emma, Pete, Victor, and, surprisingly, Jun, unite to convince Cathy that they must finish Lu once and for all to have any chance at peace—mortal or immortal. In order to defeat Lu, the friends must come together in a way they never have before.Meanwhile—unbeknownst to Cathy—Victor has made the ultimate sacrifice hoping it will bring him closer to a normal relationship with Cathy. But when Victor is seriously wounded and Cathy finds herself attracted to another mortal with similar feelings for her, Cathy’s world turns upside down and she is forced to make a decision about her future with Victor, while his life hangs by a thread. What will Cathy decide, and how will their epic battle with Lu play out? Find out in the newest adventure-packed installment of the Cathy story!

Wyldcliffe Abbey School for Young Ladies, housed in a Gothic mansion on the bleak northern moors, is elite, expensive, and unwelcoming. When Evie Johnson is torn away from her home by the sea to become the newest scholarship student, she is more isolated than she could have dreamed. Strict teachers, snobbish students, and the oppressive atmosphere of Wyldcliffe leave Evie drowning in loneliness.Evie's only lifeline is Sebastian, a rebellious, mocking, dangerously attractive young man she meets by chance. As Evie's feelings for Sebastian grow with each secret meeting, she starts to fear that he is hiding something about his past. And she is haunted by glimpses of a strange, ghostly girl—a girl who is so eerily like Evie, she could be a sister. Evie is slowly drawn into a tangled web of past and present that she cannot control. And as the extraordinary, elemental forces of Wyldcliffe rise up like the mighty sea, Evie is faced with an astounding truth about Sebastian, and her own incredible fate.

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the other districts in line by forcing them to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the-death on live TV. One boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and sixteen are selected by lottery to play. The winner brings riches and favor tohis or her district. But that is nothing compared to what the Capitol wins: one more year of fearful compliance with its rule. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her impoverished district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead beforeƂ—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Tamsin Greene comes from a long line of witches, and on the day she was born, her grandmother proclaimed she would be one of the most Talented among them. Which makes it all the more difficult that Tamsin's magic never arrrived. Now, seventeen years later, she avoids her family as much as possible, spending most of the year at a boarding school in Manhattan, where she can at least pretend to be normal. But her summers are spent at home, working at her family's book store/magic shop in upstate New York. One night at the end of the summer, just before her return to school, a handsome professor from New York University arrives in the shop and mistakes Tamsin for her extremely Talented older sister, Rowena. For once, it's Tamsin who's being looked at with awe and admiration, and before she can stop herself, she agrees to find a family heirloom for him that was lost more than a century ago. But the search--and the stranger-prove to be more sinister than they'd appeared, ultimately sending Tamsin on a treasure hunt through time that will unlock the truth about her Talent, unearth the past sins of her family, and unleash a power so strong and so vengeful that it could destroy them all.

Strange things are happening in Skeleton Creek... and Ryan and Sarah are trying to find out why. When the first book ended, Ryan and Sarah were trapped in a deadly darkness. In the second book, more of the mystery is revealed…as well as Ryan and Sarah’s fate. To give anything else away would be...criminal.

Without the evil vampire Bishop ruling over the town of Morganville, the resident vampires have made major concessions to the human population. With their newfound freedoms, Claire Danvers and her friends are almost starting to feel comfortable again... Now Claire can actually concentrate on her studies, and her friend Eve joins the local theatre company. But when one of Eve's castmates goes missing after starting work on a short documentary, Eve suspects the worst. Claire and Eve soon realize that this film project, whose subject is the vampires themselves, is a whole lot bigger-and way more dangerous-than anyone suspected.

In other news
I asked Rachel Caine to sign my Lord of Misrule book, which is the fifth book in the Morganville Vampire Series which she did. And I thank her so much because she's my absolute favorite author and Morganville Vampire Series is my favorite book series out there right now. But asawell as signing my fifth book she gave me, a ARC, the 7th book in the series, Fade Out . Which doesn't come out till November 3rd. Sadly I will not be reviewing it before it comes out :( since I'm still reading the fifth book. Though the 7th book is a stand alone. But I'm sure, as all the other Morganville Vampire books , that it will be awesome. I highly recommend this series or pick up the 7th book when it comes out. Anyways here's the two pictures of the signing of Fade Out book and Lord Of Misrule book.


Nina said...

Great books. I do like the covers of all of those books. LOL.

Have fun reading them.

Bookalicious said...

Woo, great books! I've heard that Hunger Games is AMAZING and I'd really like to read Immortal myself. Happy reviewing! :)

Emily said...

I've heard good things about many of those books, especially The Hunger Games- someday I'll knock back my TBR pile enough to read it! Enjoy!

What Book is That?

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

The Hunger Games is amazing and so is Rachel Caine - I met her during the summer. I can't wait for Fade Out!

Faye said...

All awesome books! I have 2 read Rachel's series 2! Happy reading!!

Rhiannon Hart said...

Fantastic books! I hope you enjoy THG.

Tena said...

wow, amazing week for you when it came to books!!

Happy Reading

P.S. Here is mine if you want to take a peek

Rebecca said...

Wow you got awesome books this week. Skeleton Creek is such a good book. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

Shauna said...

Wow, you got some awesome books! I have and read Hunger games, it's a good one. I want several others of these ones too. Skeleton creek looks pretty cool! I'm gonna add lots of these to my list. :)

Also, I'm reading lots of vampire YA series right now and I'm wondering if the Morganville ones are YA too. I think they are but just checking. If so I'm gonna add them too.

Here are mine if you want to stop by

Shauna said...

p.s. I just saw your music pod on the right with Owl City, aren't they great? :)

KikaLa said...

WOW what wonderful lovies those books are! *envious glare* haha happy reviewing!

PS: Your kungfu Panda button for sheer awesomeness? yeah, that's basically the epitome of awesomeness!

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