Sunday, May 23, 2010

In My Mailbox #34

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren! Head on over there to see what books bloggers were thankful to receive this week.

I got a book in the mail this week. It was this book:

Fire Will Fall by Carol Plum-Ucci (Harcourt Children's Books, May 2010).

This is a sequel to Streams of Babel, which I have not read, but maybe I will check it out.

*Hey, this summary might contain spoilers for Streams of Babel! You have been warned!!*

From GoodReads:

ShadowStrike poisoned the water of Trinity Falls two moths ago. Now the Trinity Four, the teens most affected by the poison, have been isolated in a remote mansion under 24-hour medical care while scientists on four continents rush to discover a cure. Meanwhile, U.S. operatives scour the world for the bioterrorists responsible for this heinous crime, as two teen virtual spies, also infected, hunt for the criminals on the Internet. The danger remains real—for ShadowStrike has every reason to pursue the Trinity Four, and their evil plan will unleash a new designer virus that’s even deadlier than the first.

And that was my mailbox this week!
OH. But I can tell you that I also bought some books. I attended an author signing by three lovely ladies on Saturday and of course I bought their books so I could get them signed!

 The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy (Egmont USA, April 2010).

From GoodReads:

Sixteen year old outsider, Jess Parker, gets the chance of a lifetime: an invitation to join a secret society of popular girls dedicated to defeating the mean girls of the world. The Cinderella Society guides all new recruits through its top secret ultimate life makeover. It’s all part of preparing them to face down the Wickeds and win. Determined not to let the Cindys down, Jess dives in with a passion. Finally, a chance to belong and show the world what she’s made of.

Jess’s transformation wins her the heart of her dream crush and a shot at uber-popularity. Until the Wickeds–led by Jess’s arch enemy–begin targeting innocent girls in their war against the Cindys, and Jess discovers the real force behind her exclusive society. It’s a high stakes battle of good vs. evil, and the Cindys in power need Jess on special assignment. When the mission threatens to destroy her dream life come true, Jess is forced to choose between living a fairy tale and honoring the Sisterhood… and herself.

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (Harlequin Teen, February 2010).

From GoodReads:

Meghan Chase has never fit in at her small-town high school, and now, on the eve of her 16th birthday, she discovers why. When her half brother is kidnapped, Meghan is drawn into a fantastical world she never imagined--the world of Faery, where anything you see may try to eat you, and Meghan is the daughter of the summer faery king. Now she will journey into the depths of Faery to face an unknown enemy . . . and beg the help of a winter prince who might as soon kill her as let her touch his icy heart. The Iron King is the first book in the Iron Fey series. 

 Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, February 2009).

From GoodReads:

Iris is ready for another hot, routine summer in her small Louisiana town, hanging around the Red Stripe grocery with her best friend, Collette, and traipsing through the cemetery telling each other spooky stories and pretending to cast spells. Except this summer, Iris doesn’t have to make up a story. This summer, one falls right in her lap.

Years ago, before Iris was born, a local boy named Elijah Landry disappeared. All that remained of him were whispers and hushed gossip in the church pews. Until this summer. A ghost begins to haunt Iris, and she’s certain it’s the ghost of Elijah. What really happened to him? And why, of all people, has he chosen Iris to come back to?

All three authors were super nice and it was so good to meet them! (Even though I am somewhat awkward with small talk and mostly just hovered around their table like an insect...)

Happy reading!