Sunday, April 1, 2012

In My YA Mailbox (April 1, 2012)

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.

I added eight books to my stack this week. These are the ones I bought:
I had a chance to meet Will Weaver on Thursday night and get an autographed copy of his new book - The Survivors. This is a sequel to his very popular Memory Boy.

I bought The Dragon in the Sock Drawer by Kate Klimo largely because I am getting book five in the series as one of my Amazon Vine picks this month. I thought I would be wise to read the first book in the series before tackling the fifth book.
I bought Elemental by Brigid Kemmerer after reading a very positive review on one of the many blogs I follow.

Last, I bought The World of the Hunger Games by Kate Egan and donated it to my high school media center to help feed the need for my students to have all things Hunger Games. I saw the movie this past week and liked it (but wasn't overwhelmed).

Then I got some review books thanks to NetGalley and Random House Children's Books. These are all September 2012 releases.
The Assault by Brian Falkner is a military thriller with some science fiction aspects: Here is the description:
A team of six has been chosen . . . . . . to infiltrate the enemy's headquarters in the heart of the Australian Outback. The six teens have been modified to look like aliens. They have spent years mastering alien culture so that they can talk, act—even think—like their enemies. But from the start, the recon mission goes terribly wrong. It's only when they are close to discovering the shocking truth of the aliens' plans that the team is forced to ask: Who among them is a traitor?
Hanging by a Thread by Sophie Littlefield is a paranormal. Here is the description:
The quaint little beach town of Winston, California, may be full of wholesome townsfolk, picturesque beaches, and laid back charm, but Clare Knight is about to uncover something underneath its thriving demeanor. Someone is hiding something, and it's as gruesome as the townsfolk, and their stately homes, are stunning. Amanda Stavros, fellow classmate and resident of Winston, is gone and there's no sign of her ever coming back. Everyone says she was taken and murdered, but where's the evidence? Why isn't there a single ounce of proof? And why is everyone okay with this, except for Clare?  Luckily—or as it's been turning out, unluckily—Clare possesses a gift, an ability to see visions from the clothes she works with. And since her clothes come solely from the townsfolk, Clare has become privy to some startling and disturbing memories of these townspeople. Will she uncover who killed Amanda Stavros? Or is she just moving herself up in line to be the next victim of Winston?
The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost is a combination of mystery, action and the supernatural. Here is the description:
Will West is careful to live life under the radar. At his parents' insistence, he's made sure to get mediocre grades and to stay in the middle of the pack on his cross-country team. Then Will slips up, accidentally scoring off the charts on a nationwide exam. Now Will is being courted by an exclusive prep school . . . and is being followed by men driving black sedans. When Will suddenly loses his parents, he must flee to the school. There he begins to explore all that he's capable of--physical and mental feats that should be impossible--and learns that his abilities are connected to a struggle between titanic forces that has lasted for millennia.
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan sounded interesting. Here is the description:
Kami Glass is in love with someone she's never met—a boy she's talked to in her head since she was born. This has made her an outsider in the sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale, but she has learned ways to turn that to her advantage. Her life seems to be in order, until disturbing events begin to occur. There has been screaming in the woods and the manor overlooking the town has lit up for the first time in 10 years. . . . The Lynburn family, who ruled the town a generation ago and who all left without warning, have returned. Now Kami can see that the town she has known and loved all her life is hiding a multitude of secrets—and a murderer. The key to it all just might be the boy in her head. The boy she thought was imaginary is real, and definitely and deliciously dangerous.

That is my mailbox for the week. What did you get this week?


  1. OOOh nice! Saw a few of these on Netgalley but just didn't know what to make of em! Will have to wait for the reviews I suppose! Hope you enjoy all your reads!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. A few of these books are new for me! Enjoy!


  3. Definitely a lot of great sounding books this week (cannot wait to try out Sarah Rees Brennan's nest book).

    Happy reading.

    Orchid @ The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia


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