Sunday, February 20, 2011

In My YA Mailbox (Feb. 20, 2011)

The weekly In My Mailbox post is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It is fun to see what everyone else gets in their mailboxes, shopping bags, and library visits. Click on the link to The Story Siren's site to see the rules and join in the fun.
I guarantee that your TBR pile will grow when you see all the wonderful books everyone gets. You will discover lots of great blogs and lots of books that you won't be able to live without.

My book buying ban is working. I did not buy any books this week. I did receive one book for review from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program.
The Fires Beneath the Sea by Lydia Millet is a middle grade novel that will be published on May 1, 2011.
Cara's mother has disappeared. Her father isn't talking about it. Her big brother Max is hiding behind his iPod, and her genius little brother Jackson is busy studying the creatures he collects from the beach. But when a watery specter begins to haunt the family's Cape Cod home, Cara and her brothers realize that their scientist mother may not be who they thought she was—and that the world has much stranger, much older inhabitants than they had imagined.

With help from Cara's best friend Hayley, the three embark on a quest that will lead them from the Cape's hidden, ancient places to a shipwreck at the bottom of the sea. They're soon on the front lines of an ancient battle between good and evil, with the terrifying "pouring man" close on their heels.

Packed with memorable characters and thrilling imagery, Lydia Millet weaves a page-turning adventure even as she brings the seaside world of Cape Cod to magical life. The first in a series of books about the Sykes children, The Fires Beneath the Sea is a rip-cracking middle-grade novel that will make perfect beach reading—for readers of any age!
This sounds like it could be an interesting story. The author has written a number of other books but this is the first one that is marked young adult. 

What did you get this week?


  1. Sounds like an interesting read. Hope you enjoy it. You can see what I got in my mailbox here.

  2. I got The Fires Beneath the Sea this week too! It sounds like a good MG adventure story. Hope you enjoy it. Good for you for keeping to your book buying ban. I know it is hard to do! Right now I have several books I want to buy but I'm trying to make myself wait to get them from the library. :)

  3. Not sure I know that one! Will have to look for your review to see if it's any good!

    Here's my IMM

    Happy Reading!

  4. The cover and description for The Fires Beneath the Sea make me want to read it! I don't tend to read middle grade stuff, but maybe I'll start branching out :-)

  5. Well done on not buying, it is sooooo hard for us.

  6. I heart YA. This is a new title to me. I'll definitely have to check that out! You can see my IMM here if you'd like :)

  7. YA is one genre that I have no familiarity of. You write up make this sound interesting.


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