Sunday, September 5, 2010

In My Mailbox #45

It's in myyyy mailbox time!!!!  In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren.  Each week bloggers post about the books they received in the mail (or purchased or checked out from the library, etc.) so as to share the books they're excited about.

Let's see... I did get a couple of books in the mail this week.

Nevermore by Kelly Creagh.  (Atheneum, August 2010).  I bought this one because a friend of mine from high school wrote it!  I've been looking forward to reading it, so I'm glad it's finally out!!  Here's the summary from Good Reads:

Cheerleader Isobel Lanley is horrified when she is paired with Varen Nethers for an English project, which is due—so unfair—on the day of the rival game. Cold and aloof, sardonic and sharp-tongued, Varen makes it clear he’d rather not have anything to do with her either. But when Isobel discovers strange writing in his journal, she can’t help but give this enigmatic boy with the piercing eyes another look. 

Soon, Isobel finds herself making excuses to be with Varen. Steadily pulled away from her friends and her possessive boyfriend, Isobel ventures deeper and deeper into the dream world Varen has created through the pages of his notebook, a realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life. 

As her world begins to unravel around her, Isobel discovers that dreams, like words, hold more power than she ever imagined, and that the most frightening realities are those of the mind. Now she must find a way to reach Varen before he is consumed by the shadows of his own nightmares. 

His life depends on it.

Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, October 2010).  I received this ARC for review.  Here's a summary from Good Reads: 

Lisabeth Lewis has a black steed, a set of scales, and a new job: she’s been appointed Famine. How will an anorexic seventeen-year-old girl from the suburbs fare as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?

Traveling the world on her steed gives Lisa freedom from her troubles at home: her constant battle with hunger, and her struggle to hide it from the people who care about her. But being Famine forces her to go places where hunger is a painful part of everyday life, and to face the horrifying effects of her phenomenal power. Can Lisa find a way to harness that power — and the courage to battle her own inner demons?

Big Nate Strikes Again by Lincoln Peirce (HarperCollins, November 2010).  Boy howdy, the boys at my library are going to be happy when November rolls around and we get this title on our shelves.  The first Big Nate novel is hardly ever on our shelves. 

What Happened on Fox Street by Tricia Springstubb (HarperCollins, August 2010).  

 Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.  Yes, if you remember that I posted about receiving Mockingjay last week, too, you are absolutely right.  Funny story.  Several months ago, I heard through the grapevine that The Book Depository had the publication date for Mockingjay listed as several weeks before its August 24 US release date.  It was free shipping, so I figured I'd take a chance.  Yeah, it didn't actually come out earlier (darn!).  So, now I have a copy with the British cover.

So... anything good in your mailbox?