Saturday, February 7, 2009

In My Mailbox (2)

Okay, I once again didn't get anything in my mailbox, but I did buy some books this week. It's a sickness; I can't seem to stop myself.

Let's see....

Oh, I bought Wake by Lisa McMann. I 've read a lot about this book on various blogs, so I decided to pick it up. This guy I work with just read it and he liked it a lot, too. Here's the description:

For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams is getting old.

Especially the falling dreams, the naked-but-nobody-notices dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie's seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime.

She can't tell anybody about what she does -- they'd never believe her, or worse, they'd think she's a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she doesn't want and can't control.

Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else's twisted psyche. She is a participant....

Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta

I loved Jellicoe Road, so I decided to go back and read her other books. Here's the description for this one:

Limitation placers in Francesca's life:

St. Sebastian's: Pretends it's a coed school by giving the girls their own toilet.

The Psycho Girls: The only female companions to be found at St. Sebastian's: Tara Finkle, ultra-feminist; Siobahn Sullivan, former "Slut of St. Stella's Academy"; and Justine Kalinsky, impossible dorky accordion player.

The Sebastian Boys: Thomas Mackee: Specializes in musical burping. Probably dropped on his head a few times as a baby. Will Trombal: Perpetually frowning, smug moron with no personality. Now if only Francesca could stop daydreaming about him....

Mia: The Queen of the Limitation Placers--Francesca's vivacious mother. Thinks she knows what's best for Francesca and makes her attend the hateful all-boys school--until the day she is suddenly stricken with acute depression, leaving Francesca lost, alone, and without an inkling who she really is.

Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs

In a world where “witches, vampires, werewolves, and shape-shifters live beside ordinary people” (Booklist), it takes a very unusual woman to call it home. By day, Mercy Thompson is a car mechanic in Eastern Washington. By night, she explores her preternatural side. As a shape-shifter with some unusual talents, Mercy’s found herself maintaining a tenuous harmony between the human and the not-so- human on more than one occasion. This time she may get more than she bargained for.

This is a great series so I was anxiously awaiting this one.

Well, that's all for this week. See you next time.


  1. You had a good week. I also could not wait to read Bone Crossed. I was lucky enough to meet Patricia Briggs on Friday night and she was such a pleasure to meet.

  2. First time to your blog. Glad I saw your link at Story Siren. Bone Crossed sounds good.

  3. Yay Wake. Drop what you're doing and go read it now! :)

  4. oh love wake! and i have saving francesca on my wishlist and i would really love to read the Mercy series... great week!

  5. I'm so jealous that you met Patricia Briggs. I heard that she doesn't tour too much. I would love to meet her.

  6. Wake is fantastic! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

  7. I hope you really enjoy Saving Francesca. It's one of my favorite books.

  8. I love the cover of Saving Francesca, it's so adorable!

  9. I've heard Saving Francesca was really good. Can't wait to see what you think.