blo Teens Read and Write: In Our Mailbox 7/11/10 & Our Week In Review

Saturday, July 10, 2010

In Our Mailbox 7/11/10 & Our Week In Review



Thanks to The Story Siren for hosting IMM where we share what books we received and see what was made it into your hands.

by Tricia Rayburn

Seventeen-year-old Vanessa Sands is afraid of everything—the dark, heights, the ocean—but her fearless older sister, Justine, has always been there to coach her through every challenge. That is, until Justine goes cliff-diving one night near the family’s vacation house in Maine, and her lifeless body washes up on shore the next day. 

Though her parents hope that they’ll be able to find closure back in Boston, Vanessa can’t help feeling that her sister’s death wasn’t an accident. After discovering that Justine was keeping a lot of secrets, Vanessa returns to Winter Harbor, hoping that Justine’s boyfriend might know more. But Caleb has been missing since Justine’s death.

Soon, it’s not just Vanessa who’s afraid. All of Winter Harbor is abuzz with anxiety when another body washes ashore, and panic sets in when the small town becomes host to a string of fatal, water-related accidents in which all the victims are found, horrifically, grinning from ear to ear.

Vanessa turns to Caleb’s brother, Simon, for help, and begins to find herself drawn to him. As the pair try to understand the sudden rash of creepy drownings, Vanessa uncovers a secret that threatens her new romance—and will change her life forever.

by Tera Lynn Childs

Lily Sanderson has a secret, and it’s not that she has a huge crush on gorgeous swimming god Brody Bennett, who makes her heart beat flipper-fast. Unrequited love is hard enough when you’re a normal teenage girl, but when you’re half human, half mermaid like Lily, there’s no such thing as a simple crush. 

Lily’s mermaid identity is a secret that can’t get out, since she’s not just any mermaid – she’s a Thalassinian princess. When Lily found out three years ago that her mother was actually a human, she finally realized why she didn’t feel quite at home in Thalassinia, and she’s been living on land and going to Seaview high school ever since, hoping to find where she truly belongs. Sure, land has its problems – like her obnoxious, biker boy neighbor Quince Fletcher – but it has that one major perk – Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren’t really the casual dating type – when they “bond,” it’s for life. 

When Lily’s attempt to win Brody’s love leads to a tsunami-sized case of mistaken identity, she is in for a tidal wave of relationship drama, and she finds out, quick as a tailfin flick, that happily-ever-after never sails quite as smoothly as you planned.

by J & P Voelkel

In the ancient city of Itzamna, Lord Six-Rabbit wakes up screaming. A great warrior king of the mighty Maya, he has dreamed he was a lowly, flea-bitten monkey. How could this be? Was this some sorcery sent by his half-brother, Tzelok, the evil priest?

1200 years later, in Boston, Massachusetts, 14-year-old Max Murphy is looking forward to a family vacation. But his parents, both archaeologists and Maya experts, announce a change in plan. They must leave immediately for a dig in San Xavier, the tiny Central American country where his father grew up. Max will go to summer camp. But Max's parents go missing and it has something to do with the remote Maya temple of Ix Chel and the legend of The Jaguar Stones, the five sacred stones of Middleworld (the Maya name for the world of men) which enabled Ancient May kings to wield the powers of living gods.

And so begins Max Murphy's wild adventure in the tropical rainforests of San Xavier and a roller-coaster ride of suspense and terror, as the good guys and the bad guys face off against a background of haunted temples, zombie armies and human sacrifice.


by Jenna Black

Dana Hathaway doesn’t know it yet, but she’s in big trouble. When her alcoholic mom shows up at her voice recital drunk, Dana decides she’s had it with being her mother’s keeper, so she packs her bags and heads to stay with her mysterious father in Avalon: the only place on Earth where the regular, everyday world and the magical world of Faerie intersect. But from the moment Dana sets foot in Avalon, everything goes wrong, for it turns out she isn't just an ordinary teenage girl—she's a Faeriewalker, a rare individual who can travel between both worlds, and who can bring magic into the human world and technology into Faerie. 

Soon, she finds herself tangled up in a cutthroat game of Fae politics. Someone's trying to kill her, and everyone wants something from her, even her newfound friends and family. Suddenly, life with her alcoholic mom doesn't sound half bad, and Dana would do anything to escape Avalon and get back home. Too bad both her friends and her enemies alike are determined not to let her go . . .

by Brenna Yovanoff

Mackie Doyle seems like everyone else in the perfect little town of Gentry, but he is living with a fatal secret - he is a Replacement, left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. Now the creatures under the hill want him back, and Mackie must decide where he really belongs and what he really wants. 

A month ago, Mackie might have told them to buzz off. But now, with a budding relationship with tough, wounded, beautiful Tate, Mackie has too much to lose. Will love finally make him worthy of the human world?
by Jordan Deen

Becoming a werewolf is not an option for seventeen-year-old Lacey Quinn, but death can be a strong motivator.   Lacey is so focused on her future that everyday life has passed her by. Counting down the days to her eighteenth birthday, Lacey is almost home free. But when she falls for the mysterious Alex Morris, she lands in the middle of an ancient war between two enemy wolf packs. Tempting dreams, tantalizing lies and a dangerous love triangle ensues leaving Lacey heartbroken and confused. Lacey's fate rests in the hands of Alex and Brandon, but both are pulling her strings for their own agendas. Even as she slips further into the dark world of werewolves, Lacey struggles to find the truth and save the only family she's ever known.

Can't Wait to See What's In Your Mailbox!


And since it's Sunday, here's our Week in Review:

REVIEW POSTS:
 
 NOMANSLAND by Lesley Hauge
 MISTWOOD by Leah Cypress 
 THE BEAUTIFUL BETWEEN by Alyssa B Sheinmel


OTHER POSTS: 
 
Giveaway: SHADOW HILLS by Anastasia Hopcus



Have a Great Week!

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32 comments:

Cara said...

Very jealous, lol. The Replacement looks fantastic! Can't wait to read your review! C:

The Book Owl said...

What a haul! The Replacement, Siren, Forgive My Fins... Happy reading. :]

Alex (Tales of a Teenage Book Lover) said...

I've read a few of these and they were all awesome! The ones I haven't read... well they look awesome too!

Nomes (inkcrush) said...

wow! Awesome week! The replacement looks so good and Forgive my Fins looks super cute!

geekyreads said...

The Crescent looks really good, I've just added it to my TBR list!

Corrine said...

Great books this week. We both received Forgive My Fins! I can't wait for The Replacement to come out as well. I hope you all enjoy the books you received this week! Happy reading! :)

Tori [Book Faery] said...

I loved Siren! I hope you enjoy it too :)

Can't wait to hear what you think of Forgive My Fins and The Replacement.

Candace said...

I've been eyeing Forgive my Fins since I saw it at the bookstore (okay, well, for long before it even came out). I picked it up, held it, stroked the cover and put it down. My third time through the YA section I did the same thing. And I did it with Siren as well, but only once. But I was good! I didn't buy ANY books (today and since my book buying ban started). But I'm still jealous of you!

Missie said...

Oh! Your IMM pix is too adorable!

I really wanna read The Replacement! You got a lot of great books!

Enjoy!


Hope you have a chance to check out my IMM!
Thanks,
The Unread Reader

aprilnichole.com said...

The Replacement is really good. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I really want to read Glimmerglass, Siren and Forgive My Fins. Hope you enjoy all.

Kah Woei said...

Interesting books with beautiful covers. The green-eyed monster strikes again. :-)

Chas @ LLL Reviews said...

Absolutely awesome books! Siren, Forgive my fins, The crescent & Glimmerglass are all on my TBR list! I bought glimmerglass a while back so i am hoping to get to that one asap!=)


Enjoy your reads this week!! I've only got a few books this week but I love them!=)

Chas @ LLL Reviews said...

Absolutely awesome books! Siren, Forgive my fins, The crescent & Glimmerglass are all on my TBR list! I bought glimmerglass a while back so i am hoping to get to that one asap!=)


Enjoy your reads this week!! I've only got a few books this week but I love them!=)

Book Monster said...

Glimmerglass was a awesome book. The Replacement, Forgive my Fins and Siren look like great reads. I hope you enjoy, Happy Reading XD

Blodeuedd said...

That is one freaky cover on Replacement

AtenRa said...

Oh... The Replacement...drool....I love the cover and I can't wait to read it!

Happy reading :)

The Golden Eagle said...

I love Middleworld! It's really good. :) The other books there look excellent too.

Cleverly Inked said...

Glimmerglass looks awesome

Rae (In The Forest) said...

I am so jealous that you got The Replacement. I am dying to read it.

Michelle said...

Siren sounds so awesome. Hope you enjoy all of these! :D

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Kaya said...

Looking forward to reading The Replacement.

Jemi Fraser said...

Wow - what a great collection of covers! These all sound terrific :)

brandileigh2003 said...

Great week! You have a lot of great reading in your future :D Here is what I got.

Orchid said...

Wow! Great books. Siren and Glimmerglass sound really good. Happy reading. :)

Kelly said...

What a fantastic week, I want to read all of the books you got, so I'm mega jealous! lol

Here's my mailbox :)

Dwayne said...

I haven't heard of the Crescent before - sounds awesome. The rest of the books are on my TBR! Wonderful book week for you eh? Enjoy!

Kari said...

So many good books! I have to admit, though, it was an effort to concentrate on covers and summaries after seeing that adorable puppy. Pictures like that tend to destroy my already-tenuous concentration :)

Manda (Manda's Movements) said...

I really liked Glimmerglass and so badly want to read The Replacement. Happy reading!

A Life Bound By Books said...

I hope you enjoy Glimmerglass! I have a few of those books here to read, but I can't wait to hear what you guys think of these. Siren sound really good. Enjoy them all! Happy Reading!! :)))

Alison said...

Great choices. I especially want to read Siren, Forgive My Fins, and Glimmerglass.

Lori said...

I hope that you enjoy your books. Here's mine

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