The Sky Always Hears Me And the Hills Don't Mind by Kirstin Cronn-Mills. Flux, September 2009. Here's the publisher's summary:
Sixteen-year-old Morgan lives in a hick town in the middle of Nebraska. College is two years away. Her mom was killed in a car accident when she was three, her dad drinks, and her stepmom is a non-entity. Her boyfriend Derek is boring and her coworker Rob has a very cute butt that she can't stop staring at. Then there's the kiss she shared with her classmate Tessa...It sounds awesome and I love the cover and the title.
But when Morgan discovers that the one person in the world she trusted most has kept a devastating secret from her, Morgan must redefine her life and herself.
Annnnd... Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce. Little Brown, June 2010.
Y'all know that I loved Jackson Pearce's As You Wish (so much so that I nominated it for a Cybil!), so I was very excited to get my hands on this one (although the books sound very different).
Summary from ARC:
Scarlett March lives to hunt the Fenris - the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister Rosie from a brutal attack. Armed with a razor-sharp hatchet and blood-red cloak, Scarlett is an expert at luring and slaying the wolves. She's determined to protect other young girls from a grisly death, and her raging heart will not rest until every single wolf is dead.And this might have been this week or last week, but I was lucky enough to win a copy of Alfred Nobel: The Man Behind the Peace Prize by Kathy-Jo Wargin, illustrated by Zachary Pullen from a giveaway at A Patchwork of Books!
Rosie March once felt her bond with her sister was unbreakable. Owing Scarlett her life, Rosie hunts fiercely alongside her. Now Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves and finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax - but loving him means betraying her sister and has the potential to destroy all they've worked for.
And those are the lovely books in my mailbox this week. What was in your mailbox?