Sunday, August 16, 2009

In My Mailbox (17)

For Review


Darklight (ARC) by Lesley Livingston
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Pub. Date: December 22, 2009
Age Range: 12
320pp

The Body Finder (ARC) by Kimberly Derting
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pub Date: March 16, 2010)
Age Range: Young Adult
336pp

Synopsis – Author’s website
Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes that the dead leave behind in the world... and the imprints that attach to their killers.

Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find the dead birds her cat had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he's claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping that Jay's intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she's falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer... and becoming his prey herself.

Black is for Beginnings (ARC) by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Pub. Date: September 2009
Age Range: Young Adult
168pp
Series: Blue Is for Nightmares Series, #5

Synopsis
The series that put a spell on half a million young adult readers continues . . .in graphic novel format!

Prophetic nightmares. Near-brushes with death. Killers pursuing her and her friends. Stacey Brown knows that being a hereditary witch isn't all it's cracked up to be.

All she really wants to do is work things out with Jacob and figure out what to do with the rest of her life. But before Stacey and Jacob can have a future, they must face their pasts. Black is for Beginnings reveals the never-before-seen backstory—and what lies ahead—for the young, spellcasting lovers.

It's happening again . . .

Goth Girl Rising
(ARC) by Barry Lyga
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pub. Date: October 19, 2009
Age Range: Young Adult
400pp

Synopsis
Time is a funny thing in the hospital. In the mental ward. You lose track of it easily.

After six months in the Maryland Mental Health Unit, Kyra Sellers, a.k.a. Goth Girl, is going home.

Unfortunately, she’s about to find out that while she was away, she lost track of more than time.

Kyra is back in black, feeling good, and ready to make up with the only person who’s ever appreciated her for who she really is.

But then she sees him. Fanboy. Transcended from everything he was into someone she barely recognizes.

And the anger and memories come rushing back.

There’s so much to do to people when you’re angry.

Kyra’s about to get very busy.

In My Mailbox was created by Kristi @ The Story Siren

24 comments :

  1. Great books you got this week. I love the sound of The Body Finder. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

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  2. Great books! I got the two HarperTeen books last week.

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  3. The Body Finder and Darklight look great! Hope you enjoy reading them. Look forward to seeing your reviews :)

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  4. FANTASTIC book this week! Looks good! HAPPY READING! ENJOY!!! :-)

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  5. great books this week! i love the pretty pic of them all! happy reading!

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  6. I love the way you set that pic up. Very cool. Jealous about Darklight, I absolutely loved Wondrous Strange!

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  7. I want to read The Body Finder. It seems good. Hope you enjoy. ;)

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  8. I have to read the first book in the series, The Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl. Hope you enjoy your books!

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  9. You got some great books this week! I can not wait to pick up Goth Girl!

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  10. I've heard great things about The Body Finder!

    -Briana

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  11. Ooohhh look at all those books! They look great! Enjoy them all!

    http://booknerdextraordinaire.blogspot.com/2009/08/in-my-mailbox-4.html

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  12. Looking forward to all of these!

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  13. Darklight and The Body Finder... NICE! Enjoy!

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  14. I'm anxious to hear what you think about the Body Finder!! GREAT books!!! Happy reading :)

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  15. I'm really looking forward to The Body Finder because her power sounds so interesting. I wouldn't mind having a power that could help me identify sickos.

    Ok, so I saw on Book Nerd Extraordinaire's blog that you have all of George R. R. Martin's books and can't wait to start on them. Just as extra incentive to start on A Game of Thrones asap, I wanted to let you know that the series changed everything I thought I knew about the fantasy genre. They are also some of the best books I have ever read, regardless of genre.

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  16. Great books! You are one lucky book blogger :) Happy reading!

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  17. AMAZING BOOKS. Sorry for the capslock, but it had to be done. You had a remarkable week! :D

    Happy reading!

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  18. All those books sound so good! I really want to read Darklight and The Body Finder. Goth Girl Rising sounds really interesting too (Barry Lyga!)- although the cover kinda scares me... :P

    Happy reading!

    - ALex

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  19. Darklight looks great even though not as cool as the first book. I also love the cover for Goth Girl Rising~! :)

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  20. Great books this week. I'm so excited for Darklight and The Body Finder. Happy Reading!

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  21. All of these look wonderful - enjoy!

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  22. Ah! It seems like everyone got copies of The Body Finder and Darklight. I feel so left out! Anyways, enjoy your books! I hope they're great!

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