blo Teens Read and Write: In Our Mailbox 2/28/10

Sunday, February 28, 2010

In Our Mailbox 2/28/10

Hosted by The Story Siren explores the contents of our mailbox on a weekly basis.

Our weekly stash includes:

The Demon’s Librarian by Lilith Saintcrow

Demons are preying on schoolchildren in her city, so Francesca Barnes does what any red-blooded librarian would do-she does some research and goes hunting. But the books she finds in a secret cache don't tell her the whole story. Chess has no idea what she's just stepped into or just how special she is.

Orion is Drakul, part demon, and a loyal servant of the Order. He doesn't ex
pect a motorcycle-riding librarian to be messing around with demonic forces, and he doesn't expect her to smell so damn good. But Ryan's got bigger problems. His partner has disappeared, and the forces of Darkness are rising.

Now Chess is Ryan
's only hope of finding his partner, and Ryan is Chess's only hope of survival because the demons now know Chess exists and that she is the heir to a long-lost power that could push back their dark tide. If Ryan can keep her alive long enough, she just might be the key to destroying the demons completely. But Ryan doesn't know he's been betrayed by the very Order he serves. And if Chess does, by some miracle survive, he won't ever be able to touch her again.

Sea Change by Aimee Friedman

16-year-old Miranda Merchant is great at science...and not so great with boys. After major drama with her boyfriend and (now ex) best friend, she's happy to spend the summer on small, mysterious Selkie Island, helping her mother sort out her late grandmother's estate. There, Miranda finds new friends and an island with a mysterious, mystical history, presenting her with facts her logical, scientific mind can't make sense of. She also meets Leo, who challenges everything she thought she knew about boys, friendship...and reality. Is Leo hiding something? Or is he something that she never could have imagined?

The Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Sylvie Davis is a ballerina who can’t dance. A broken leg ended her career, but Sylvie’s pain runs deeper. What broke her heart was her father’s death, and what’s breaking her spirit is her mother’s remarriage—a union that’s only driven an even deeper wedge into their already tenuous relationship.

Uprooting her from her Manhattan apartment and shipping her to Alabama is her mother’s solution for Sylvie’s unhappiness. Her father’s cousin is restoring a family home in a town rich with her family’s
history. And that’s where things start to get shady. As it turns out, her family has a lot more history than Sylvie ever knew. More unnerving, though, are the two guys that she can’t stop thinking about. Shawn Maddox, the resident golden boy, seems to be perfect in every way.

But Rhys—a handsome, mysterious foreign guest of h
er cousin’s—has a hold on her that she doesn’t quite understand. Then she starts seeing things. Sylvie’s lost nearly everything—is she starting to lose her mind as well?


Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves

Love can be a dangerous thing...

Hanna simply wants to be loved. With a head plagued by hallucinations, a medicine cabinet full of pills, and a closet stuffed with frilly, violet dresses, Hanna's tired of being the outcast, the weird girl, the freak. So she runs away to Portero, Texas in search of a new home.

But Portero is a stranger town than Hanna expects. As she tries to make a place for herself, she discovers dark secrets that would terrify any normal soul. Good thing for Hanna, she's far from normal. As this crazy girl meets an even crazier town, only two things are certain: Anything can happen and no one is safe.

Sucks to Be Me by Kimberly Pauley

Mina Hamilton's parents want her dead. (Or undead to be precise.) They're vampires, and like it or not, Mina must decide whether to become a vampire herself. But Mina's more interested in hanging out with best friend Serena and trying to catch the eye of the too-hot-for-high-school Nathan Able than in the vampire training classes she's being forced to take. How's a girl supposed to find the perfect prom date and pass third-year French when her mom and dad are breathing down her neck--literally?


Lockdown: Escape From Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith

Furnace Penitentiary: the world’s most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth’s surface. Convicted of a murder he didn’t commit, sentenced to life without parole, “new fish” Alex Sawyer knows he has two choices: find a way out, or resign himself to a death behind bars, in the darkness at the bottom of the world. Except in Furnace, death is the least of his worries.

Soon Alex discovers that the priso
n is a place of pure evil, where inhuman creatures in gas masks stalk the corridors at night, where giants in black suits drag screaming inmates into the shadows, where deformed beasts can be heard howling from the blood-drenched tunnels below. And behind everything is the mysterious, all-powerful warden, a man as cruel and dangerous as the devil himself, whose unthinkable acts have consequences that stretch far beyond the walls of the prison.

Together with a bunch of inmates—some innocent kids who have been framed, others cold-blooded killers—Alex plans an escape. But as he starts to uncover the truth about Furnace’s deeper, darker purpose, Alex’s actions grow ever more dangerous, and he must risk everything to expose this nightmare that’s hidden fr
om the eyes of the world.

That's what we got. How about you?






32 comments:

Maria the Bookworm said...

Sea Change is amazing! :D Wish there was a sequel..

Emily said...

I'm reading The Splendor Falls right now and really enjoying it so far. Hope you enjoy it as well, and all the rest of your books too!

Trillian said...

Ooh Lockdown sounds awesome!

Blodeuedd said...

Great mailbox :D
I love mine since it was my bday and I got books hehe

bclement412 said...

Ooh good books!

bclement412 said...

Ooh good books!

Amber Skye said...

You guys had a pretty good week. I saw several books that I am dying to read. Enjoy them!

Faye said...

awesome books! Sea Change has been on my 2-read list forever! So has Bleeding violet. Happy reading!

Shy said...

I simply have something w/ purple covers. It all start off w/ Beautiful Creatures, then The Dark Divine and now Bleeding Violet and Splendour! You guys sure have some books that rock over there. Hope you enjoy them all. Happy reading!

Sarah said...

Great selection of books this week! I really want to read Sea Change & I've seen Splendor Falls a few times and been tempted to pick it up so I'll watch out for your review of that one!

The Demon's Librarian sounds great too :o)

Krista said...

Love the covers they all look and sound really good. I hope you guys enjoy them. Happy reading :)

Dwayne said...

I <3 the cover of sea change! :)

Orchid said...

Great books y'all got this week. The Demon's librarian sounds awesome. Happy reading. :)

Wings said...

the first three sound excellent!!!

not too sure about the last three yet...will wait to see what you think :)

Sandra Stiles said...

I have Lockdown on my list of books I want to read. I received several in my mailbox this week. It is funny to watch how excited my mother gets for me. I received:

Candor by Pam Bachorz
Ice by Sarah Beth Durst
Prairie Tale: A Memoir, Melissa Gilbert
Numbers by Rachel Ward
Invisible Lines by Mary Amato
The Circle of Blood and Angel of Death both by Alane Ferguson

Happy reading to all of you.

oO Mariana Oo said...

You got great books. I got Sucks to be Me but in the Spanish edition ^^.

Happy Reading!

Lea said...

Awesome books! The Demon's Librarian sounds cool, same with Sea Change! BV is really great, but definitely unique.

Enjoy reading! :D

Terra said...

It looks like you guys have a great collection of books there this week! I can't decide which of them sound better. They all look good!

I have an award for you guys to collect over on my blog!
http://terraonthebookshelf.blogspot.com/2010/03/i-love-your-blog-award.html

Ryan G said...

I almost picked up the Demon's Librarian but wasn't sure if I would like it. I can't wait to see what you think of it.

...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... said...

Nice books this week, I especially wanna read Sea Change, look forward to your review, I'm guessing Alyssa will be reading that one :)

mariska said...

you got SEA CHANGE ? wow, i love to read that book !

brizmus said...

Fun books! The Demon's Librarian looks SO creepy, and I totally love the title!

Raspberry said...

I totally want to read Lockdown. Unfortunately, my library is being pretty stubborn about getting it, so I'll just have to take a trip to Borders. :)

elizabeth said...

All of these books look good! I want to read Sea Change and Bleeding Violet for sure.

Cleverly Inked said...

I loved sea change, I have been wanting to read Bleeding Violet

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I ADORE Sea Change :)

brandileigh2003 said...

I want to read Sucks to be me

And Splendor Falls was pretty good-- talks a bit too much about the dog

Sherry @ Flipping Pages for All Ages said...

The Demon's Librarian sounds very good! I'll be adding that one to my tbr list!!

bookaholic said...

Sucks To Be Me does look like a very promising book!!!!And funny too!!!

bookaholic said...

Bleeding Love sounds spooky!!!But I am looking forward to reading it!

Alexa said...

Lucky. I really want to read Bleeding Violet and Sea Change. Sucks to be Me was really good so I hope you enjoy it too.

Sarah said...

You have some great reads! i want to read at least half of those!

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