Saturday, February 20, 2010

In My Mailbox (47)

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

I haven't posted an IMM in a couple of weeks. This cold/sinus infection/flu thing I'm rockin' just won't let me go. I do feel better, but this week as soon as I got home from work, all I felt like doing was some Olympic watchin'. Time to get back to business as usual though, so here goes.

For review:

The New Brighton Archeological Society by Mark Andrew Smith & Matthew Weldon

Release Date: Available Now from Image Comics


Out of the ashes of misfortune will rise the next generation of great adventurers! After their parents are lost on an archeological expedition, four children begin to unlock the secrets of their parents' mysterious lives, discovering a hidden world of mystical artifacts, mythical creatures, and arcane knowledge. Soon they find themselves drawn into a conflict over a great library that has kept two kingdoms at war for centuries, the children must save an enchanted forest, the birthplace of magic itself. Join us as these children become the latest members of the fabled New Brighton Archeological Society, and take their first steps towards their true destiny!

Hourglass by Claudia Gray

Release Date: March 9, 2010 from HarperTeen


Bianca will risk everything to be with Lucas.

After escaping from Evernight Academy, the vampire boarding school where they met, Bianca and Lucas take refuge with Black Cross, a fanatical group of vampire hunters. Bianca must hide her supernatural heritage or risk certain death at their hands. But when Black Cross captures her friend—the vampire Balthazar—hiding is no longer an option.

Soon, Bianca and Lucas are on the run again, pursued not only by Black Cross, but by the powerful leaders of Evernight. Yet no matter how far they travel, Bianca can't escape her destiny.

Bianca has always believed their love could survive anything . . . but can it survive what's to come?

Of All the Stupid Things by Alexandra Diaz

Release Date: Available Now from EgmontUSA


When a rumor starts circulating that Tara's boyfriend Brent has been sleeping with one of the guy cheerleaders, the innuendo doesn't just hurt Tara. It marks the beginning of the end for an inseparable trio of friends. Tara's training for a marathon, but also running from her fear of abandonment after being deserted by her father. Whitney Blaire seems to have everything, but an empty mansion and absentee parents leave this beauty to look for meaning in all the wrong places. And Pinkie has a compulsive need to mother everyone to make up for the mom she's never stopped missing. This friendship that promised to last forever is starting to break under the pressure of the girls' differences.

And then new-girl Riley arrives in school with her long black hair, athletic body, and her blasé attitude, and suddenly Tara starts to feel things she's never felt before for a girl--and to reassess her feelings about Brent and what he may/may not have done. Is Tara gay--or does she just love Riley? And can her deepest friendships survive when all of the rules have changed?

Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken

Release Date: March 23, 2010 from EgmontUSA


When Wayland North brings rain to a region that's been dry for over ten years, he's promised anything he'd like as a reward. He chooses the village elder's daughter, sixteen-year-old Sydelle Mirabel, who is a skilled weaver and has an unusual knack for repairing his magical cloaks. Though Sydelle has dreamt of escaping her home, she's hurt that her parents relinquish her so freely and finds herself awed and afraid of the slightly ragtag wizard who is unlike any of the men of magic in the tales she's heard. Still, she is drawn to this mysterious man who is fiercely protective of her and so reluctant to share his own past.

The pair rushes toward the capital, intent to stop an imminent war, pursued by Reuel Dorwan (a dark wizard who has taken a keen interest in Sydelle) and plagued by unusually wild weather. But the sudden earthquakes and freak snowstorms may not be a coincidence. As Sydelle discovers North's dark secret and the reason for his interest in her and learns to master her own mysterious power, it becomes increasingly clear that the fate of the kingdom rests in her fingertips. She will either be a savior, weaving together the frayed bonds between Saldorra and Auster, or the disastrous force that destroys both kingdoms forever.


The Baby-sitter's Club (Graphic Novels) Books 1-4 by Ann M. Martin and Raina Telgemeier
Finn Reeder Flu Fighter by Eric Stevens
The Puzzle Ring by Kate Forsyth
Ashes by Kathryn Lasky
Gone by Lisa McMann
The 39 Clues, Book 7: The Viper's Nest by Peter Lerangis
Sent by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Heist Society by Ally Carter
The Order of Odd-Fish by James Kennedy

A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker
I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It by Adam Selzer

I also received this awesome chocolate celebrating the upcoming third book in the Ghostgirl series by Tonya Hurley. I love the books and I can't wait for Lovesick(coming July 12, 2010). The chocolate is so, so pretty I almost didn't want to eat it....almost. It lasted about a day before I started in. I still have some left. There's a whole lot of chocolate there. It also came with some adorable heart earbuds, which will be attached to my Ipod shortly.


  1. great books! I'm really excited for Brightly Woven. Enjoy and Happy Reading!

  2. Great books you got this week. They all look really good. Hope you enjoy reading your books.

  3. I've seen the chocolate around a lot and it's cute. Brightly Woven and Hourglass? Lucky duck!! Enjoy and Happy Reading.

  4. Of All the Stupid Things sounds like a great book, looking forward to your review of it! Hope you enjoy everything you got this week :) x

  5. Carrie, all of your mailbox loot sounds great. I can't decide which one sounds better since they are all so different. Although if I had to I think I would choose the The New Brighton Archeological Society. I love kids solving mysteries.

  6. I hope you enjoy your books. I can't wait for the review of "Brightly Woven". Enjoy your chocolate :)

  7. Great books....and your right that chocolate is gorgeous!

  8. Oooh, you got one of those chocolate things as well. It's so pretty, I don't think I could eat it haha. I'm dying to read Hourglass, just a few more weeks until it's released!

    Enjoy! :D

  9. Wow lots of books for you! And lots of books from my wishlist ;) haha. Hope you'll enjoy your books!

  10. Okay...does every one have this chocolate but me? I am beginning to think it is a chocolate conspiracy against me. *sighs* It really is almost too pretty to eat...Enjoy your books. Here's Mine.