Sunday, July 12, 2009

In My Mailbox (7)

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi over at The Story Siren, who was influenced by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie.

I didn't get a lot of books this week, but I think that's a good thing. As it is, my pile of books is overflowing. And the books I did get I'm really excited for. :)

Wings by Aprilynne Pike
Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things with wide eyes. They were terrifyingly beautiful-too beautiful for words.

Laurel turned to the mirror again, her eyes on the hovering petals that floated beside her head. They looked almost like wings.

In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever.

I've heard and read bits about this book and it sounds pretty good. I'm a fan of faeries.

Hunger by Michael Grant
It's been three months since everyone under the age of fifteen became trapped in the bubble known as the FAYZ.

Three months since all the adults disappeared.


Food ran out weeks ago. Everyone is starving, but no one wants to figure out a solution. And each day, more and more kids are evolving, developing supernatural abilities that set them apart from the kids without powers.

Tension rises and chaos is descending upon the town. It's the normal kids against the mutants. Each kid is out for himself, and even the good ones turn murderous.

But a larger problem looms. The Darkness, a sinister creature that has lived buried deep in the hills, begins calling to some of the teens in the FAYZ. Calling to them, guiding them, manipulating them.

The Darkness has awakened. And it is hungry.

When I got Gone I just sped through it and loved it, so I'm really excited for Hunger.

Sophomore Switch by Abby McDonald

Take an administrative snafu, a bad breakup, and what shall heretofore be known as "The Hot-Tub Incident," and you’ve got two unprepared sophomores on a semester abroad. For American party girl Tasha, an escape to Oxford may be a chance to ditch her fame as a tabloid temptress, but wading Uggs-deep in feminist theory is not her idea of a break.

Meanwhile, the British half of the exchange, studious Emily, nurses an aching heart amid the bikinis and beer pong of U.C. Santa Barbara. Soon desperation has the girls texting each other tips — on fitting in, finding love, and figuring out who they really are.

With an anthropologist’s eye for detail and a true ear for teen-speak, exciting new novelist Abby McDonald has crafted a funny, fast-paced, poignant look at survival, sisterhood, and the surprising ways we discover our true selves.

It sounds really cute and Lauren liked it a lot, so I'm looking forward to reading it.

And that's my week in books. So how about all of you?


  1. I really want to read Wings. Isn't that cover just gorgeous?

  2. I really want to read BOTH of those! I heart out of country type ya though so I REALLY want to read Sophmore Switch! But then Bookworm's right, the cover of Wings is so so stunning! So I can't chooose, you'll just hve to email me or something and let me know how you like them! XP



  3. I really enjoyed Wings and I can't wait to get Hunger. Those are two great books you got there. Enjoy!!

  4. I enjoyed Wings! I have yet to read the Gone Series. Happy Reading!

  5. ohh, I've been wanting to read Sophomore Switch! :)

  6. I've seen Wings at Sam's Club for like $10 and I should've bought it! It's not there anymore. I can't wait to read your review on it.


  7. i hadnt heard of sophmore switch but it looks pretty good hey i'm also currently reading evermore

  8. Great books you got this week, Wings sounds like a really great book. Hope you enjoy reading your books.

  9. Sweet books this week, Wings looks cool, as does Sophomore Switch. And you got HUNGER! I haven't read GONE yet, but after hearing some of the great feedback about it, I definitely want to some time soon. Happy reading!

  10. I have Wings waiting to be read. I've heard such great things about it =)

    P.S. I have an award for you here:

  11. I want to read Hunger so bad! I loveed Gone.


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