Saturday, August 28, 2010

In My Mailbox (August 29, 2010)

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 cool books everyone gets. You will discover lots of wonderful blogs and lots of books that you won't be able to live without.

There were just two books in my mailbox this week.
I received a copy of Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin for review courtesy of the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. Here is the product description from Amazon:
Phoebe finds herself drawn to Mallory, the strange and secretive new kid in school, and the two girls become as close as sisters . . . until Mallory's magnetic older brother, Ryland, shows up during their junior year. Ryland has an immediate, exciting hold on Phoebe - but a dangerous hold, for she begins to question her feelings about her best friend and, worse, about herself.

Soon she'll discover the shocking truth about Ryland and Mallory: that these two are visitors from the faerie realm who have come to collect on an age-old debt. Generations ago, the faerie queen promised Pheobe's ancestor five extraordinary sons in exchange for the sacrifice of one ordinary female heir. But in hundreds of years there hasn't been a single ordinary girl in the family, and now the faeries are dying. Could Phoebe be the first ordinary one? Could she save the faeries, or is she special enough to save herself?
The book will be released on September 7, 2010.

I also received Young Sherlock Holmes: Death Cloud by Andrew Lane. I bought this one through Amazon Marketplace because I am a fan of Sherlock Holmes stories and thought that this might be a way to introduce my middle school students to Sherlock Holmes. I already have the Enola Holmes series by Nancy Springer.

Here is the product description from Amazon:
The year is 1868, and Sherlock Holmes is fourteen. His life is that of a perfectly ordinary army officer's son: boarding school, good manners, a classical education - the backbone of the British Empire. But all that is about to change. With his father suddenly posted to India, and his mother mysteriously 'unwell', Sherlock is sent to stay with his eccentric uncle and aunt in their vast house in Hampshire. So begins a summer that leads Sherlock to uncover his first murder, a kidnap, corruption and a brilliantly sinister villain of exquisitely malign intent. "The Death Cloud" is the first in a series of novels in which the iconic detective is reimagined as a brilliant, troubled and engaging teenager - creating unputdownable detective adventures that remain true to the spirit of the original books.

Both of these sound good to me. I can't wait to read them.

Also, waiting for me at work to pick up on Monday will be my copy of Mockingjay and a few other books too. They will be in my next mailbox since I don't want to go over and pick them up today. I am reluctantly eager to read Mockingjay because I know when I have read it the series will be over. Does anyone else feel the same way?


  1. Great books this week- I heard that Extraordinary is really good. I look forward to your reviews. Enjoy your books!

  2. Extraordinary looks amazing, looking forward to your review :D

  3. Extraordinary sounds like a good one, enjoy!!

  4. I got Extraordinary this week, too! It's so pretty on the inside! I hope the story is good, too. ha!

  5. Good Books! Extrordinary is on my wishlist. It sounds like a good one!

  6. Extraordinary sounds awesome. Hope you enjoy them both! :)

  7. Extraordinary is on my wishlist! Hope you enjoy Mockingjay, I did! :)

  8. I kind of feel the same way about the Hunger Games series. I am rereading The Hunger Games and Catching Fire before I read Mockingjay. I did the same thing with the Harry Potter books.

    Extraordinary is on my TBR list. I really liked Impossible so I hope I'll like this one too. I look forward to your review.

  9. I like Nancy Werlin and I'm excited to read her new book.


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