Sunday, 30 August 2009

In My Mailbox 31

This was started by the fabulous Kristi who was inspired by Alea. If you want more information check out their blogs. All summaries are from the book jackets.

Goddess Boot Camp - Tera Lynn Childs

Phoebe, who recently discovered she’s a descendent of Nike (the goddess, not the shoe), is finding out that supernatural powers come with a crazy learning curve.

A few months ago, when Phoebe’s mom married a Greek guy and moved her halfway around the world to the tiny island of Serfopoula, she had no idea that she’d soon find herself surrounded by the descendents of Greek gods, let alone that she’d learn her own heritage was more mythical that mortal. But because she still doesn’t quite have her new powers under control, something that can be dangerous since the gods a re known for smoting those who use their powers recklessly, Phoebe’s been enrolled at Dynamotheos Development Camp, also known as Goddess Boot Camp, for the summer. What kind of earthly torture will Goddess Boot Camp be? Well, it can’t be any worse than Hades, can it?

This summer will be all about learning her powers, reigning them in, training for the marathon at the Pythian Games (the only athletic event bigger than the Olympics). And surviving Goddess Boot Camp with her love life and sanity intact!

I loved Oh.My.Gods. so I can’t wait to see what Phoebe gets up to next.

Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins

From Amazon: After winning the brutal Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen returns to her district, hoping for a peaceful future. But Katniss starts to hear rumours of a deadly rebellion against the Capitol. A rebellion that she and Peeta have helped to create. As Katniss and Peeta are forced to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. Unless Katniss and Peeta can convince the world that they are still lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying... The terrifying sequel to The Hunger Games.

I’ve almost finished this and ‘wow’ doesn’t even begin to cover it.

The Darkangel - Meredith Ann Pierce

Aeriel is kidnapped by the darkangel, a black-winged vampyre of astounding beauty and youth, and taken to his castle keep. There, she must serve his thirteen wives, wraiths whose souls he has stolen away. Aeriel knows she must kill the darkangel before he takes his fourteenth bride and comes into full power, but she is captivated by his magnificent beauty and intrigued by the spark of goodness in him. Will Aeriel save the darkangel’s soul, or can she end his reign of beautiful terror before he finds his beautiful bride?

I’d never heard of this before when I found it yesterday but I thought it sounded like my kind of book.

Sophie

17 comments:

  1. Great books! I still haven't read Oh My Gods but I really want to, and the sequel looks brilliant! And it's great to hear you're enjoying Catching Fire so much!

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  2. Cool books! I've had Oh My Gods in my TBR pile for a while.

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  3. I want to read all of them books.

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  4. Catching Fire~!!! The UK cover is not really beautiful to me but the book seems great.

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  5. I love greek mythology, so I definitely need to read Goddess Boot Camp. Enjoy your books!

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  6. Lots of good books! Enjoy!
    My In My Mailbox is up Here

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  7. goddess boot camp sounds like such a fun one. and of course, catching fire is a must have for all.

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  8. I love the sound of Dark Angel. I'm going to put it on my wish list.

    I'm starting to feel a little guilty, I haven't read the first Hunger Games yet and it seems like I should have!

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  9. Great books! The Dark Angel looks good! And yes, Hunger Games was awesome!

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  10. Catching Fire is awesome, isn't it?! Goddess Boot Camp looks fun, maybe I'll check out Oh My Gods!

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  11. Oh you had a great week. Catching Fire was amazing and I hope you like it

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  12. CF... woohooooo! How amazing is it?! I love that series so much!

    TLC's books sound great, will have to look into those. Enjoy your week!

    P.S. - What did you get in your AS levels? Hope you got what you wanted! :)

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  13. CF, how fun! Have a good time reading. :)

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  14. I still haven't read Oh.My.Gods and The Hunger Games, waaah! LOL. Cool books this week, enjoy! :)

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  15. Awesome books this week! They all look book-a-licious!

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  16. You got some great stuff! So jealous you have Catching Fire already! I can't wait to read that. Happy Reading!

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  17. Whoa, the UK cover of "Catching Fire" is so different from the US cover! But I love it. Excellent books, all of them.

    Happy reading!

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