Sunday, June 6, 2010

In My Mailbox (55)

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

I'm actually in LA right now basking in the Disneyland magic with my cousin and my sister, so I'm writing this on Wednesday night before we hit the road. This is what I got last week and this week.

For Review:

Insatiable by Meg Cabot

Release Date: June 8, 2010 from William Morrow


Sick of hearing about vampires? So is Meena Harper.

But her bosses are making her write about them anyway, even though Meena doesn't believe in them.

Not that Meena isn't familiar with the supernatural. See, Meena Harper knows how you're going to die. (Not that you're going to believe her. No one ever does.)

But not even Meena's precognition can prepare her for what happens when she meets—then makes the mistake of falling in love with—Lucien Antonescu, a modern-day prince with a bit of a dark side. It's a dark side a lot of people, like an ancient society of vampire hunters, would prefer to see him dead for.

The problem is, Lucien's already dead. Maybe that's why he's the first guy Meena's ever met whom she could see herself having a future with. See, while Meena's always been able to see everyone else's future, she's never been able look into her own.

And while Lucien seems like everything Meena has ever dreamed of in a boyfriend, he might turn out to be more like a nightmare.

Now might be a good time for Meena to start learning to predict her own future. . . .

If she even has one.

Half Way Home by Hugh Howey

Release Date: Available Now from Broad Reach Publishing


Less than sixty kids awaken on a distant planet. The colony ship they arrived on is aflame. The rest of their contingent is dead. They've only received half their training, and they are being asked to conquer an entire planet. Before they can, however, they must first survive each other. In this gritty tale of youths struggling to survive, Hugh Howey fuses the best of young adult fantasy with the piercing social commentary of speculative fiction. The result is a book that begs to be read in a single sitting. An adventurous romp that will leave readers exhausted and begging for more.

Ten Unusual Features of Lulu McDann by Kelly Pulley

Release Date: July 1, 2010 from Frog Legs Ink


Miss Lulu McDunn, with her ten unusual features, will not only make you laugh but warm you heart as she teaches a lesson all children should learn, to celebrate the things that make us unique.

The Jaguar Stones, Book One: Middleworld by J & P Voelkel

Release Date: Available Now from Egmont USA


“As I see it,” said Max, “all that stands between humankind and the end of the world is two talking monkeys, a crazy archaeologist covered in red paint, and a couple of kids with blowguns. Am I right?”

Fourteen-year-old Max Murphy, video-gamer extraordinaire, is furious when his archaeologist parents cancel the family vacation to go on a dig in Central America. But things go from bad to worse when Max is summoned to join them, only to discover that his parents have vanished. With the help of Lola, a fast-talking, quick-thinking Maya girl, Max embarks on a quest to find out just what’s going on. Soon Max and Lola are running for their lives in the perilous rainforest, as they unlock ancient secrets, meet mysterious strangers, and begin to understand that, in San Xavier, nothing is ever as it seems.

Fate has delivered a challenge of epic proportions to Max Murphy. But can a teen whose biggest talent is for video games rescue his parents from the Maya Underworld and save himself from the villainous Lords of Death?


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  1. I am reading Insatiable right now.. All I have to say is AMAZING!!

  2. I have to wait till Wednesday to get my copy of Insatiable...;is sad;

  3. Ooh, Insatiable! Can't wait to see what you think of that one. :D

    Have a great week!

  4. You got some really great books, all of which I am wanting to read too. Enjoy!

  5. I have an award for you on my BLOG!!