Saturday, October 24, 2009

In My Mailbox (35)

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

So I've been expecting a lot of books, but they haven't really arrived yet. I think UPS is holding them hostage. I may have to plan a rescue mission. I did get some good stuff this week though.

For review:

Invisible Lines by Mary Amato

Release Date: November 24, 2009 from EgmontUSA


For Trevor Musgrove, life isn't always bright and cheerful. His family has just moved to Hedley Garden, a tough housing projects its residents called "Deadly Gardens." He goes to school with rich kids who have everything, while he has to work just to afford soccer cleats. It doesn't help that the best athlete in school, Xander Pierce, happens to have it out for him. Mistakenly enrolled in an advanced science class taught by an odd but engaging teacher, Trevor is thrown headfirst into the world of natural science. Through all this, he will learn that life can spring up in the darkest places - maybe even Deadly Gardens.

The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa De La Cruz

Release Date: Available Now from Hyperion Book CH


With the stunning revelation surrounding Bliss's true identity comes the growing threat of the sinister Silver Bloods. Once left to live the glamorous life in New York City, the Blue Bloods now find themselves in an epic battle for survival. Not to worry, love is still in the air for the young vampires of the Upper East Side. Or is it? Jack and Schuyler are over. Oliver's brokenhearted. And only the cunning Mimi seems to be happily engaged.

Young, fanged, and fabulous, Melissa de la Cruz's vampires unite in this highly anticipated fourth installment of the Blue Bloods series.

The Ghosts of Lone Jack by Lance Lee Noel

Release Date: Available Now from Spinning Moon Press


A book both educational and entertaining! Jared Millhouse and his dad plan to spend an uneventful summer on his grandfather s farm in Lone Jack, Missouri. Then Jared runs into the ghost of a Civil War innkeeper and wonders if he s lost his mind. With the help of his grandfather--and some local characters--Jared and the Crossroads Gang uncover the truth about the Civil War battle that trapped so many bloodthirsty ghosts in Lone Jack. They even recruit a pair of eccentric ghost hunters to help. When it comes to facing down the local bully, dodging the power-crazy sheriff, or escaping convicts, Jared can count on his friends. Together, they face haunted baseball diamonds, embattled cornfields and abandoned mines. But when Confederate and Union ghouls line up on the battlefield, the entire town relives the gruesome Battle of Lone Jack, as it was fought in 1862. Then only Jared can save the town from its ghosts.

I was pretty excited to get this one considering Lone Jack, Missouri is actually pretty close to my house. It's always cool to read books that are set locally.


Mirrorscape by Mike Wilks
The Night Children by Kit Reed
The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
( I have an ARC, but I wanted a finished copy. The cover is gorgeous!!)


  1. Awesome books. I cannot wait to read The Van Alen Legacy. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  2. You had a great week. I also have the next Blue Bloods book and cannot wait to devour it.

  3. Hey Carrie!

    Just wanted to personally invite you to join my 50 followers giveaway :]

  4. The Van Alen Legacy looks great. And so do other books. Happy reading!

  5. You got some great books. Happy reading =D

  6. Nice books! I just added Invisible Lines and The Demon King to my want to read pile at Goodreads. Enjoy!

    What Book is That?

  7. O I can't wait to see your review of the last one. Interesting cover.