Sunday, 29 March 2009

In My Mailbox #10: New Books This Week

In My Mailbox idea from Kristi @ The Story Siren, and all descriptions from Amazon.


Killing God
by Kevin Brooks

Dawn Bundy is fifteen. She doesn’t fit in and she couldn’t care less. Dawn has other things on her mind. Her dad disappeared two years ago and it’s all God’s fault. When Dawn’s dad found God, it was the worst time ever. He thought he’d found the answer to everything. But that wasn’t the end of it...


The Last Thing I Remember
by Andrew Klavan

Charlie West studies hard, stays focused and has just gotten the phone number of the prettiest girl in his class. He is thinking about joining the air force after graduation. He is a third degree black belt. He never gets in trouble. Until now. Charlie has woken up in a nightmare. He's strapped to a steel chair, and someone outside the door just ordered his death. . .

Even worse - he can’t remember a thing about how he got here.


Set in Stone
by Linda Newbery
(for review)

When Samuel Godwin, a young and naive art tutor, accepts a job with the Farrow family at their majestic home, little does he expect to come across such a web of secrets and lies. His two tutees are as different as chalk and cheese - the beautiful younger sister Marianne, full of flightiness and nervous imagination, and Juliana, oddly sensible and controlled. Assisted by their elusive governess, Charlotte Agnew, Samuel begins to uncover slowly why Marianne is so emotionally fragile. But his discoveries lead to revenge and betrayal - and lives all around are turned upside down as life and death combat each other for supremacy.


Taken by Storm by Angela Morrison

Leesie Hunt has many rules: No kissing. No sex. No dating outside the Mormon faith.

When Michael Walden—a deep-sea diver who lost his parents in a violent hurricane—arrives in town, Leesie sees someone who needs her. They fall for one another, even though his dreams are tied to the depths of the ocean and hers to salvation above.

Will their intense chemistry be too strong to resist?

Leesie and Michael must make the hardest choice of their lives: whether to follow their beliefs or their hearts.


Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

“Dead girl walking,” the boys say in the halls.
“Tell us your secret,” the girls whisper, one toilet to another.
I am that girl.
I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.
I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame.

Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest. But what comes after size zero and size double-zero? When Cassie succumbs to the demons within, Lia feels she is being haunted by her friend’s restless spirit.

In her most emotionally wrenching, lyrically written book since the multiple-award-winning Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson explores Lia’s descent into the powerful vortex of anorexia, and her painful path toward recovery.


Not pictured: I also received a signed copy of I Am Not A Serial Killer from author Dan Wells, and a City of Glass bookplate signed by Cassandra Clare (thanks Adele - this pretty much made my week!).


Thao said...

I love Taken By Storm. I hope you enjoy it. Such a cool week hey? All beautiful books ^^

Adele said...

Your welcome, I aim to please!

You have many books there that I have never heard of. I am not sure if any of them interest me all that much either, which sounds awful. I will definitely read your reviews to see how horribly wrong I am.

Chicklish said...

I can't wait to see what you think of them - especially Wintergirls, as I think Laurie Halse Anderson is an amazing writer.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I am so jealous of Taken By Storm and the new Kevin Brooks looks great.

Steph Su said...

Aww nice. I really want to read Taken By Storm, and The Last Thing I Remember sounds frightening! haha

Reverie said...

set in stone is such a pretty cover. and i'm so jealous of your wintergirls.niiiice

Amy said...

all those look fantastic! the last thing i remember looks like a good thriller, really suspenseful.

Lenore said...

Set in Stone looks good! Can't wait to hear what you think of it.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

AW, the first three look AMAZING. I'm so jealous.

Nice week,

KB said...

The Last Thing I Remember sounds like a great book for boys! I'm always looking for reads to entice the students into reading.

Janssen said...

I really loved Taken By Storm, and Wintergirls was a winner too. Can't wait to hear about the rest of them.

Carrie said...

That cover of the week is gorgeous. Is that the UK version. If so, it's way better than ours.

Erika Lynn said...

Wintergirls and Taken By Storm both look SO good. Happy reading!

Chicklish said...

I love that cover of The Truth About Forever too. I love all the UK Sarah Dessen covers.

Ravenous Reader said...

Wintergirls is such an amazing read. I am intersted in Taken by Storm, and next time I will have to check it out :)

Just Listen said...

You always have really good weeks in books! :D

The Story Siren said...

Great book week! can't wait to see what you think of them all! happy reading!