Sunday, December 13, 2009

In My Mailbox #14

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren!

Boy howdy, this was an amazing mailbox week (although technically I received most of these last week - but I didn't have a chance to pick up the package from the office until Monday morning, so there ya go).

I want to reiterate that I'm not trying to be all Look at me! I got ARCs! Consider this an early heads up about some books that are coming out over the next several months.

I got a delightful box from Scholastic containing the following books:

Girls in Love by Hailey Abbot (Point, May 2010).
This Totally Bites! by Ruth Ames (Poison Apple Books, May 2010).
The Amazing Adventures of Nate Banks: Freezer Burned by Jake Bell (Scholastic, May 2010).
Rose Sees Red by Cecil Castellucci (Scholastic Press, August 2010).
Accomplice by Eireann Corrigan (Scholastic Press, August 2010).
Movie for Dogs by Lois Duncan (Scholastic, June 2010).
The Healing Spell by Kimberly Griffiths Little (Scholastic Press, July 2010).
I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan (Arthur A. Levine Books, June 2010).
The Dead End by Mimi McCoy (Poison Apple Books, May 2010).
How to Make a Bird by Martine Murray (Arthur A. Levine Books, June 2010).
And Then I Found Out the Truth by Jennifer Sturman (Point, July 2010).
I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis (Scholastic, June 2010).
Ghostopolis by Doug Tennapel (Graphix, July 2010).

WHEW. And as if that weren't enough, I also received a couple from Egmont:

Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Egmont, August 2010). Summary from the ARC: At the age of four, Bryn watched a rogue werewolf brutally murder her parents. Alone in the world, she was rescued and taken in by Callum, the alpha of his pack. Now fifteen, Bryn's been raised as a human among werewolves, adhering to pack rule (mostly). Little fazes her.

But the pack's been keeping a secret, and when Bryn goes exploring against Callum's orders, she finds Chase, a newly turned teen Were locked in a cage. Terrifying memories of the attach on her mom and dad come flooding back. Bryn needs answers, and she needs Chase to get them. Suddenly, all allegiances to the pack no longer matter. It's Bryn and Chase against the werewolf world, whatever the consequences

I have enjoyed several of Jennifer Lynn Barnes's previous books, so I'm really looking forward to this one! (Plus, dude, werewolves are hot right now, for serious!)

Epitaph Road by David Patneaude (Egmont, March 2010). Summary from ARC: In 2067, an airborne virus wiped out 97 percent of the male population. Thirty years later, women rule the world and have ushered in a new golden age on Earth. Poverty, crime, war, and hunger have all disappeared. Growing up in this utopia, fourteen-year-old Kellen Dent feels isolated as one of the few males alive.

When a rumored outbreak of the virus threatens Kellen's outcast father, he knows that he must warn him of the coming danger. During his desperate race to find his dad, Kellen uncovers a secret so frightening that his life and the future of the world will never be the same

Um. Post-apocalyptic dystopian teen novel? SIGN ME UP.

So, yes. This was a wonderful mailbox week for me! How about you? What was in your mailbox?


Sherrie said...

Great haul on books this week! Epitaph Road sounds really interesting. I'll have to check that on out. Have a great day!

Just Books

Lauren said...

Wow, that is a wonderful week. I have to admit to envying Epitaph Road - I WoWed it a while ago and I've been really looking forward to seeing the reviews start to come out for it. I'll look forward to yours.

Cindy said...

if you ever want to trade that i now pronounce you let me know. LOL.

Milka said...

Wow, that is a huge pile of books! :)
Happy reading. :)

Katie said...

Oooh, can't wait to see your review on "Raised by Wolves." I'm so excited for that book! :D

Happy reading!

Library Lounge Lizard said...

Hi Abby,

I received the same box from Scholastic they are very good to Librarians :o) Enjoy your reads I'll be anxious to read your reviews!


Anonymous said...

Epitaph Road sounds quite good -- I'll have to put it on my TBR pile and pick it up when it comes out next year.

Jake Bell said...

I have a feeling that The Amazing Adventures of Nate Banks is going to be awesome. I may be biased though.

Sarah said...

Oh man, I want to read Epitaph Road so bad. You're so lucky!

Michelle said...

Can you feel the jealousy oozing off of me? So much Scholastic love there I can barely stand it! Oh and the Egemont love too....seriously, you had a phenomenal week!