Sunday, August 9, 2009

In My Mailbox (25)--Wow, have I been doing this for 25 weeks?!

As always, In My Mailbox is brought to you by Kristi, AKA The Story Siren.

Let's get to it, shall we.

For review:

Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe

Release Date: September 15, 2009 from Henry Holt

Synopsis:

Cass McKenna much prefers ghosts over “breathers.” Ghosts are uncomplicated and dependable, and they know the dirt on everybody…and Cass loves dirt. She’s on a mission to expose the dirty secrets of the poseurs in her school.

But when the vice president of the student council discovers her secret, Cass’s whole scheme hangs in the balance. Tim wants her to help him contact his recently deceased mother, and Cass reluctantly agrees.

As Cass becomes increasingly entwined in Tim’s life, she’s surprised to realize he’s not so bad—and he needs help more desperately than anyone else suspects. Maybe it’s time to give the living another chance….


I've been wanting this one for awhile, so thanks to Megan for making sure I got a copy. I really appreciate it and I'm looking forward to reading it soon.

Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr

Release Date: October 1, 2009 from Little, Brown

Synopsis:

Samara Taylor used to believe in miracles. She used to believe in a lot of things. As a pastor's kid, it's hard not to buy in to the idea of the perfect family, a loving God, and amazing grace. But lately, Sam has a lot of reason to doubt. Her mother lands in rehab after a DUI and her father seems more interested in his congregation than his family. When a young girl in her small town is kidnapped, the local tragedy overlaps with Sam's personal one, and the already-worn thread of faith holding her together begins to unravel.

In her third novel, acclaimed author Sara Zarr examines the coexistence of affliction and hope, and what happens when everything you thought you believed---about God, about your family, about yourself---is transformed.


This one was completely unexpected, but very welcome. It looks fantastic, so hopefully I'll be able to work my way to it very soon.

Secrets of a Christmas Box by Stephen Hornby (autographed)

Release Date: September 1, 2009 from Ecky Thump Books

Synopsis:

Enter the magical festive world of the Christmas 'Tree-Dwellers', as Larry, a Christmas snowman, wakes up after the long sleep in the Christmas box, to find his brother is missing.

Desperate to find him before Christmas, Larry, along with his girlfriend Debbie, a newcomer Splint, and Larry's companion Tinsel, break the laws of the 'Tree-Elders' and escape down the tree and away into the house, to look for clues.
Away from the safety of the tree and in an unfamiliar world, the Dwellers stumble upon a dark and sinister secret that threatens their entire world. Can Larry and the group make it back to the tree in time to warn the others, and finally uncover the truth behind the 'Secrets of a Christmas Box'?


I'm not quite ready for Christmas yet, but I usually read one Christmas related book a year, so this is the one for me in '09. It looks pretty interesting and the author autographed it, which is great.

Purchased:

Ivy by Julie Hearn
Days of Little Texas by R.A. Nelson

The Garden of Eve by K. L. Going

That's what I got this week. Can't wait to see what's in everyone else's mailboxes.

21 comments:

  1. Give Up The Ghost sounds so great! As well as the rest of your books you got! I love the cover for Ivy. Happy reading!

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  2. aww! you have a good collection! love it!

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  3. Looking forward to Give Up The Ghost. You got some great books. Happy Reading

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  4. Give Up the Ghost is a great read. I would recommend reading it as soon as possible.

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  5. Nice IMM!!! I can't wait for GUTG to come out!!!

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  6. Great books you got this week. I like the sound of Give Up The Ghost and Secrets of a Christmas Box. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

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  7. I am really jealous of Give up The Ghost it sounds awesome.

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  8. Once Was Lost & Give Up the Ghost both sound very good. Hope you enjoy them! Happy reading!

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  9. Give Up The Ghost is on my wishlist. Hope it's as good as it sounds!

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  10. The review books sound great. I've added the Christmas book to my Friday Finds and my shopping cart at amazon!

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  11. i just love the Christmas book. It is so sweet. I think Give Up the Ghost will be going onto my wishlist.

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  12. Great books this week! I have a copy of Give up the Ghost at home too. To answer your question, my commute - depending on traffic - will be at least 1 hour, possibly 2. We're moving in November (our lease is up Dec. 1st) and then my commute will hopefully only be about 30 - 40 minutes tops.

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  13. I love that Once was Lost cover!! Happy reading!

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  14. Aww the Christmas book looks so cute, and Give Up The Ghost looks good, I have it but just havent read it yet...happy reading love!

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  15. Nice books!
    I can't wait to read give up the ghost!

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  16. Give up the Ghost sounds so good.

    As does, Secrets of a Christmas Box. I adore Christmas books and movies, so I'll be picking up a copy of this one once it is available.

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  17. Give Up the Ghost and Once Was Lost are both books I'm interested in reading. :D I read Ivy ages ago and didn't really understand it since I was quite a bit younger. :P I'm thinking of re-reading it- maybe if you like it. Happy reading!

    - Alex

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  18. Give Up the Ghost looks like a really interesting read, I can't wait to get my hands on it! Hope you enjoy your books

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  19. Nice week. I am interested in reading all these books. Happy reading!

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