blo Teens Read and Write: In Our Mailbox – 7/3/10

Saturday, July 3, 2010

In Our Mailbox – 7/3/10


Thanks to The Story Siren for hosting IMM.


Another week of great books!





Manifest
by Artist Arthur

Krystal Bentley is an outsider at her new high school, having just moved to a small Connecticut town. Lately she's been hearing the voice of a teenage boy in her head, and he has become her friend and confidant. The only problem is, he's dead... 

Ricky Watson was killed a year ago in the alley behind Krystal's new school. The rumor mill is filled with stories of Ricky and his untimely death. Unfortunately, as a ghost, Ricky is unable to investigate his own murder, so Ricky needs Krystal to find the truth and she needs someone to listen. When Krystal befriends Sasha and Jake, both outcasts at her high school, the threesome soon discover that they have more in common than their outsider status. 


Each has a unique paranormal ability and an unusual birthmark in the shape of an "M." Jake announces that the M must stand for misfits, and so the three form an unusual clique. They soon realize that solving Ricky's murder can help them understand the mystery behind their powers and may reveal whether there are others like them.



Dark Life
by Kat Falls


Set in an apocalyptic future where rising oceans have swallowed up entire regions and people live packed like sardines on the dry land left, DARK LIFE is the harrowing tale of underwater pioneers who have carved out a life for themselves in the harsh deep-sea environment, farming the seafloor in exchange for the land deed.

The story follows Ty, who has lived his whole life on his family's homestead and has dreams of claiming his own stake when he turns eighteen. But when outlaws' attacks on government supply ships and settlements threaten to destroy the underwater territory, Ty finds himself in a fight to stop the outlaws and save the only home he has ever known.

Joined by a girl from the Topside who has come subsea to look for her prospector brother, Ty ventures into the frontier's rough underworld and begins to discover some dark secrets to Dark Life.

As Ty gets closer to the truth, he discovers that the outlaws may not be the bloodthirsty criminals the government has portrayed them as. And that the government abandoning the territory might be the best thing for everyone, especially for someone like Ty, someone with a Dark Gift.




Trackers
by Patrick Carman


In the 21st century landscape of bits and bytes, everyone leaves a digital footprint ... even the most advanced cyber criminals. And that’s where the Trackers come in. Four tech-savvy kids armed with high-tech video cameras and esoteric coding skills, the Trackers can find almost anyone, anywhere. Told through a collage of videos, text, and websites, Trackers #1 follows Adam, Finn, Lewis, and Emily as they become entangled in a high-tech, high-stakes game of cat and mouse with Shantorian, the world’s most dangerous hacker. At least, that’s who they think they’re tracking.... 

As the four dig deeper into the shadowy world of online crime, they soon learn that thins aren't always as they seem.

What did you get?




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23 comments:

Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

Ooo...I'm interested to see what you think of Manifest. I have the e-book through NetGalley, but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet.

Have a great week! :)

Rae (In The Forest) said...

Manifest and Dark Life are two that I have been wanting. Trackers looks awesome too. Enjoy reading these!

Spellboundbybooks Melissa said...

I really like the sound of Manifest. The other two books look just as good too.

Hope you enjoy reading these.

Blodeuedd said...

That first one sounds good, but then again that second one tempts me too :)

Dazzling Mage said...

Looking forward to know what you think of Manifest. Love the cover, and the story seems interesting!

Happy reading! =)

The Golden Eagle said...

Manifest looks great! But Trackers also looks really good. :)

Nina said...

They sound pretty good. I love the sound of Manifest and the cover is great! Enjoy!

geekyreads said...

Manifest sounds really good.

the story siren said...

great books this week! looking forward to your reviews! happy reading!

The Book Owl said...

Trackers sounds really interesting! Can't wait to read your review. Enjoy your books. :]

Lenore said...

Dark Life was a lot of fun. Quite the adventure! Enjoy :)

A Life Bound By Books said...

Great books this week! All sound so interesting.... I can't wait to hear what you think of each of them :)

Happy 4th of July!!

Orchid said...

Great books! They all sound awesome, think I'll be adding them to my list of books. Happy reading. :)

Bookaholic (Jessica) said...

Wow, awesome books this week!! Can't wait to see what you think of them :)

Happy Reading!!

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Trackers & Dark Life sound cool! I've heard good things about Manifest too...can't wait to see the reviews!

Happy reading! =)

Dwayne said...

I got Manifest as well. Looking forward to it! Enjoy Dark Life - which I don't think I can read, anyhow. Have a fun week!

Linna (21 ♡ pages) said...

Dark Life sounds amazing. I just love new concepts, and interpretations of the future. Can't get enough of speculative fiction! Great books this week-- have a great weekend!

Emidy said...

Dark Life sounds too cool! I've never heard of anything like it. Hope you enjoy them all!

Little Miss Becky :) said...

Great books! I got a copy of Manifest and I'm excited to read it. Dark Falls looks so interesting, will have to pick it up sometime!

Vanessa Book ♥ Soulmates said...

Wow! Great books! Looking forward to your reviews.
These are the ones we got this week: Vlog
Take care!
Vanessa
Book ♥ Soulmates

Shelbie and Amanda said...

Manifest sounds good! Looking forward to your reviews!

- Amanda from The Mortal's Library

brandileigh2003 said...

Looks like a great week! Happy Reading! Here’s mine if you wanna check it out.

GMR said...

Nice mailbox! Enjoy your bookish goodies!

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