Saturday, December 10, 2011

In my Mailbox (15): An Accumulation of Two Weeks!

"In my Mailbox" is a weekly meme hosted by the fantastic Kristi "the Story Siren". Bloggers are able to post what new books they've received either by buying, borrowing, or on loan from the library throughout the past week (or two in this case!)

So these past two weeks have been so hectic! The Holiday Seasons, Exams, moving etc. So this weeks "In my Mailbox" post is an accumulation of two weeks worth of books. It is a lot of books tust me! lol. We have some new releases, some ARC, and some eBooks as well (I've just discovered NetGalley, so I've been requesting like mad! lol)

Publisher Sent:


"The Future of Us" by Jay Asher & Carolyn Macker

"It's 1996, and Josh and Emma have been 
neighbours their whole lives. They've been best friends almost as long - at least, up until last November, when Josh did something that changed everything. Things have been weird between them ever since, but when Josh's family gets a free AOL CD in the mail,his mom makes him bring it over so that Emma can install it on her new computer. When they sign on, they're automatically logged onto their Facebook pages. But Facebook hasn't been invented yet. And they're looking at themselves fifteen years in the future."
"By refreshing their pages, they learn that making different decisions now will affect the outcome of their lives later. And as they grapple with the ups and downs of what their futures hold, they're forced to confront what they're doing right - and wrong - in the present."


"Dust City" by Robert Paul Weston

"Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? ... 
His son, that's who."

"Ever since his father's arrest for the murder of Little Red Riding Hood, teen wolf Henry Whelp has kept a low profile in a Home for Wayward Wolves . . . until a murder at the Home leads Henry to believe his father may have been framed."


"Now, with the help of his kleptomaniac roommate, Jack, and a daring she-wolf named Fiona, Henry will have to venture deep into the heart of Dust City: a rundown, gritty metropolis where fairydust is craved by everyone-and controlled by a dangerous mob of Water Nixies and their crime boss leader, Skinner. 
Can Henry solve the mystery of his family's sinister past? Or, like his father before him, is he destined for life as a big bad wolf?"

"A Million Suns" by Beth Revis

"Godspeed was 
fuelled by lies. Now it is ruled by chaos."
"It's been three months since Amy was unplugged. The life she always knew is over. And everywhere she looks, she sees the walls of the spaceship Godspeed. But there may just be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of the ship. He's finally free to enact his vision - no more Phydus, no more lies."


"But when Elder discovers shocking news about the ship, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed. They must work together to unlock a puzzle that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier, unable to fight the romance that's growing between them and the chaos that threatens to tear them apart."


"In book two of the Across the Universe trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis mesmerizes us again with a brilliantly crafted mystery filled with action, suspense, romance, and deep philosophical questions. And this time it all builds to one mind-bending conclusion: They have to get off this ship."

"The Word Gang" by Mark McKenna
"The Word Gang" is the story of three kids in school who start using 'big' words to be disruptive. It is also the story of the transformational friendship between a troubled young girl, Kalisha Jackson, and a lonely old polyglot, Albrecht Spinoza. Other characters have to deal with assimilation into America (Sahmbaht Chan) and living with an alcoholic parent (BD Delbene). Lastly, "The Word Gang" is a very sneaky inquiry into the nature of language itself"


"Legend" by Marie Lu
"What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem."

"From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets."

Bought:
"The Pledge" by Kimberly Derting
"In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she's spent her life trying to hide her secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It's there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she's never heard before . . . and her secret is almost exposed."

"Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can't be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country's only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime."
"Shatter Me" by Tahereh Mafi
"Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days."

"The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color." 

"The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war-- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now."

"Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior. "



eBooks (NetGalley)

Kiss of Twilight by Loribelle Hunt
Blood Rights by Kristen Painter
Pure by Julianna Baggott
Halflings by Heather Burch
The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark
The Taming by Teresa Toten & Eric Walters

11 comments:

  1. You got some awesome books this week. Good haul this week. Come check out what I got this week.

    Grace
    Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog

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  2. WOW! You got some awesome reads! Legend...The Story of Us... Lucky!!
    Happy reading = )
    MaryAnn
    Chapter by Chapter

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  3. Great haul!! The Future of Us is adorable!! Hope you enjoy all those reads

    http://lovesbooksreviews.blogspot.com/2011/12/in-my-mailbox-23.html

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  4. WOW! Jealous! I want A Million Suns so bad! I also want Legend, The Pledge and Shatter Me! Great haul!

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  5. Thanks for dropping by everyone!! I love waking up to comments! It has definitely been an awesome haul of books these past two weeks, and once my exams are done and over with - I will be reading all of them!! :D haha.

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  6. I have The Word Gang for review, all of the books look so awesome! Happy reading and enjoy your haul. MY IMM

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  7. Enjoy all of these! Such a great haul this week!

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  8. Awesome haul!! I got Future of us too I can't wiat to get into it!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  9. Great list! Looks like you have a lot of reading to do!

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  10. You got some truly awesome books this week! Blood Rights is great, and I love love love Shatter Me. I recently bought Legend and Across the Universe.

    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
    My IMM!

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  11. Hi! I just awarded you the Liebster Blog award on my blog. Come and see!

    :)
    Danielle
    http://knowntoread.blogspot.com/2011/12/my-very-first-award.html

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