blo Teens Read and Write: In Our Mailbox - 6/13/10

Saturday, June 12, 2010

In Our Mailbox - 6/13/10



Thanks to The Story Siren for hosting In My Mailbox.


This week we were thrilled to receive:
Seventeen-year-old Teagan McNeel falls for captivating Garreth Adams and soon discovers that her crush has an eight-point star etched into the palm of his right hand-the mark of an angel.

But where there is light, dark follows, and she and Garreth suddenly find themselves vulnerable to a dark angel's malicious plan that could threaten not only her life, but the lives of everyone she knows, and now, she is torn between one angel's sacrifice and another angel's vicious ambition. 

The Gardener
by S.A. Bodeen
Mason has never known his father, but longs to. All he has of him is a DVD of a man whose face is never seen, reading a children’s book. One day, on a whim, he plays the DVD for a group of comatose teens at the nursing home where his mother works. 

One of them, a beautiful girl, responds. Mason learns she is part of a horrible experiment intended to render teenagers into autotrophs—genetically engineered, self-sustaining life-forms who don’t need food or water to survive. And before he knows it, Mason is on the run with the girl, and wanted, dead or alive, by the mysterious mastermind of this gruesome plan, who is simply called the Gardener.

Will Mason be forced to destroy the thing he’s longed for most?




Marshall Seaver is being haunted. In the first installment of this chillingly compelling trilogy, sixteen-year-old Marshall discovers that something beyond our world is after him. The eerie clues pile up quickly, and when people start dying, it's clear whatever this is - it's huge.

Marshall has no idea what's happening to him, but he's soon convinced that it has something to do with his best friend Cooper, who's been missing for over a week. Together with Coop's sister, Marsh searches for the truth about what happened to his friend, ultimately uncovering something bigger than he could ever have imagined.



by Charlie Higson

They'll chase you. They'll rip you open. They'll feed on you...When the sickness came, every parent, policeman, politician - every adult - fell ill. The lucky ones died. The others are crazed, confused and hungry. Only children under fourteen remain, and they're fighting to survive. Now there are rumours of a safe place to hide. And so a gang of children begin their quest across London, where all through the city - down alleyways, in deserted houses, underground - the grown-ups lie in wait. But can they make it there - alive?



PROPHECY OF DAYS, BOOK ONE: THE DAYKEEPER’S GRIMOIRE is the story of Caity Mac Fireland, a girl from San Francisco whose parents drag her to an isle off the coast of Scotland to manage some family property. Caity finds that a Mayan relic is concealed there, intentionally left centuries ago by Mayan Daykeepers in an attempt to keep their profound knowledge about the year 2012 alive into the current era.

As she delves into this world of secret knowledge, Caity is helped along by a visiting family friend and Feng Shui master, Uncle Li; a Mayan elder named Bolon; and Mr. Papers, her pet monkey that communicates through origami. A handsome Scottish lad gets pulled into the intrigue, as do several other people with questionable motives and loyalties. 

Caity must weave together a tapestry of information in order to make her radical discovery, a mystery protected by an elite coterie of power-brokers who influence world events. Caity’s twenty-first century mind is put to the test as she tries to uncover the answer to an ancient riddle while trying to outwit this powerful group that will stop at nothing to control the secret, and her.




After her mother mysteriously disappears, sixteen-year-old Haley convinces her father to take her to Iceland, where her mother was last seen. There, amidst the ancient fissures and crevices of that volcanic island, Haley meets gorgeous Ari, a boy with a dangerous side who appoints himself her protector.

When Haley picks up a silver coin that entangles her in a spell cast by her ancestor Hallgerd, she discovers that Hallgerd's spell and her mother's disappearance are connected to a chain of events that could unleash terrifying powers and consume the world. Haley must find a way to contain the growing fires of the spell—and her growing attraction to Ari. 



Don Giovanni is no beggar. A few months ago he was the wealthiest and handsomest young man in Messina, until a tidal wave washed away everything he owned. Though he’s now homeless and poor, he still has his pride—and his good looks. Yet winter is coming, and Don Giovanni has nowhere to go, nothing to eat.

When a well-dressed stranger offers him a magical purse in exchange for a simple-sounding wager, Don Giovanni knows he shouldn’t take it. Only the devil would offer a deal like this, and only a fool would accept. But Don Giovanni is desperate. Against his better judgment he enters into a deal with the devil: he will not change his clothes or bathe for 3 years, 3 months, and 3 days.

Beauty is a small price to pay for worldly wealth, isn’t it? Unless Don Giovanni loses the wager—and with it his soul. Set against the stunning backdrop of ancient Sicily, this is a tale of beauty, pride, and above all else hope.


The Gardener, The Wager and Morpheus Road are our favorite covers out of the bunch. What did you get?


17 comments:

Dazzling Mage said...

Ooh, The Wager looks so cool! Awesome books this week!

Enjoy. =)

AtenRa said...

Awesome books you got there!Especially Morpheus Road, Prophecy of Days and The Wager!

The Golden Eagle said...

Oooh. Great books there!

Cleverly Inked said...

Great week

Amber Skye said...

You guys had a really great read. Prophecy of Days looks good, as do all of your other books. Enjoy!

Book Crazy Jenn said...

So many great things I cant wait to see what you all think of them...especially Angel Star and The Gardener

Adriana said...

You guys got really great books this week. The Wager sounds pretty cool, and kinda icky with the whole no shower/same clothes. I'll be looking forward the review on that one. :D

Blodeuedd said...

Some scary looking books this week, and that last one sounds cool

ExtremeReader said...

You guys got some good ones! I have Angel Star, The Gardener, and Morpheus Road all waiting for me in my review stack -which has been VERY neglected lately:( I am also a Secret Keeper! I'm Aria- who are you guys playing as? As of today all my secrets are still safe! :)

the story siren said...

so many books! they all sound great! i hope you enjoy them! happy reading!

Chas @ LLL in the 808 said...

whoa... wicked great books this week!=)

A Life Bound By Books said...

Great books! Angel Star should arrive here this week... reading The Gardener right now and it's good!! I really enjoyed Morpheus Road, pretty creepy, am looking forward to the sequel. Jealous of Prophecy of Days, can't wait to hear what you think of that one.

So many great books this week, where to start reading! Enjoy :)

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

Great books this week. I have the Prophecy of Days as well, but I haven't read it yet.

Candace said...

Angel Star is on my TBR as is Thief Eyes. I haven't read many (or any?) reviews on Thief Eyes so I'm excited to hear what you think!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oooo I want the Gardener BAD

Kim said...

Thanks for your visit! I think The Wager looks very interesting...I'm adding it to my TBR list. This is a great blog:-)

Faye said...

awesome books! i'm anxious 2 read Angel Star. Happy reading

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