Monday, October 19, 2009

In My Mailbox (34)---Monday Edition!!

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

Well, I got back from Oklahoma at around one today, took a nap, and watched some Criminal Minds. The U2 show was AMAZING!! I'm hoping they will hit Missouri when they come back through in the summer. It was wonderful to see them in a stadium again. If you get the chance to see them next time around, I highly recommend it. They are the best live act working today.

Needless to say, my U2 excursion has pushed my posts back a little along with my reading schedule. I'm still reading The Demon King, but I'm not that far into it yet. Love what I've read so far though.

As for my mailbox, last week I got some cool stuff.

For review:

School of Fear by Gitty Daneshvari

Release Date: Available Now from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers


Everyone is afraid of something...

Madeleine Masterson is deathly afraid of bugs, especially spiders.

Theodore Bartholomew is petrified of dying.

Lulu Punchalower is scared of confined spaces.

Garrison Feldman is terrified of deep water.

With very few options left, the parents of these four twelve year-olds send them to the highly elusive and exclusive School of Fear to help them overcome their phobias. But when their peculiar teacher, Mrs. Wellington, and her unconventional teaching methods turn out to be more frightening than even their fears, the foursome realize that this just may be the scariest summer of their lives.

The Devouring #2: Soulstice by Simon Holt

Release Date: Available Now from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers


The terrifying, nail-biting, and grossly intriguing sequel to The Devouring.

It's been six months since Reggie first discovered and fought against the Vours, malicious and demonic beings that inhabit human bodies on the eve of the Winter Solstice.

The Vours still haunt Reggie, but only in her dreams-until one night, when an unexpected visitor turns her nightmares into reality.

The battle against evil continues in Soulstice, the second book in the thrilling The Devouring series, which School Library Journal called, "Comparable to books by R. L. Stine and Stephen King....A must-have for horror fans."

Fade to Blue by Sean Beaudoin

Release Date: Available Now from Little, Brown Book for Young Readers


Sophie Blue started wearing a black skirt and Midnight Noir lipstick on her last birthday. It was also the day her father disappeared. Or spontaneously combusted. Which is sort of bad timing, since a Popsicle truck with tinted windows has started circling the house.

Kenny Fade is a basketball god. His sneakers cost more than his Jeep. He's the guy all the ladies (and their mommas) want. Bad.

Sophie Blue and Kenny Fade don't have a thing in common. Aside from being reasonably sure they're losing their minds.

Acclaimed author Sean Beaudoin's wildly innovative novel combines uproarious humor with enough plot twists to fill a tube sock. Part thriller, part darkly comic philosophical discussion, and accompanied by a comic book interstitial, Fade to Blue is a whip-smart romp that keeps readers guessing until the last paragraph.

Explorer X-Alpha by LM Preston

Release Date: February 7, 2010 from Phenomenal One Press


For most kids, a trip to space camp is the trip of a lifetime for Aadi it was life altering. After receiving a camp immunization needed for travel to Mars, Aadi finds that the immunization is the catalyst of an insidious experiment. He realizes what is happening too late for a change of fate. The full experiment is set in motion when he and his co-pilot, Eirena, crash in a distant galaxy called Shrenas, where they change and realize the full extent of their power. This turn of events forces him to grow up quickly, accept his change, and to decide to save a world, or to do what he was trained to do dominate it. His power is coveted by the warring leaders of Shrenas, and he is forced to choose sides a decision that may prove just how much humanity he has left.


Gifted: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow by Marilyn Kaye
I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I want to be you Class President by Josh Lieb
The Doom Machine by Mark Teague
Malice by Chris Wooding

That's it for this week!


  1. Great week. Enjoy your books! (:

  2. It looks like you got some great books. Enjoy them. Happy reading =D

  3. Your blog is a passion expressed well. Thank you for sharing.
    All the very best,