In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. Each week bloggers post about the books they received in the mail (or books they purchased, checked out from the library, etc.) in order to spread awareness about upcoming books!
Here's what I got in my mailbox this week:
Legacies: A Shadow Grail Novel by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edhill. Tor, July 2010.
Spirit White has survived from a deadly car crash that has killed her mother and father and her sister. She has been discovered by a school with special talents, called magic. A couple of months after staying, people begin to disappear, some vanish to be never seen again, so Spirit and her new friends begin the investigation. But will they find out the truth of what is going on? Or will Spirit and her friends suffer a terrible fate from which they don't know about yet?
What Happened on Fox Street by Tricia Springstubb. Balzer + Bray, August 2010.
(I couldn't get a picture of this cover, but you can see it on the author's website. I believe this is a 2010 debut!)
Mo lives on Fox Street with her dad and little sister, the Wild Child. Their house in in the middle of the block - right where a heart would be, if the street were a person. Fox Street has everything: a piano player, a fix-it man, the city's best burrito makers, a woman who cuts Mo's hair just right, not to mention a certain boy who wants to teach her how to skateboard. There's even a mean, spooky old lady, if ringing doorbells and running away, or leaving dead mice in mailboxes, is your idea of fun. Summers are her favorite time because Mo's best friend, Mercedes, comes to stay.
Most importantly, though, Fox Street is where all Mo's memories of her mother live. The idea of ever leaving Fox Street is unimaginable - until it isn't. This is the story of one unforgettable summer - a summer of alarming letters, mysterious errands, and surprising revelations - and how a tuft of bright red fur gives Mo the courage she needs.
So, that was my mailbox this week... And now I am off to enjoy the rest of my Sunday... which happens to be my birthday! Happy birthday to me! :)