Sunday, 15 August 2010

In My Mailbox 74

This meme was started by the fabulous Kristi who was inspired by Alea. Check out their blogs for more information. All summaries are from the book jackets.

For Review:

The Fallen 1: The Fallen and Leviathan - Thomas E. Sniegoski

The ultimate quest for redemption.

On his eighteenth birthday, Aaron begins to heard strange voices and is convinced he is going insane. But having moved from foster home to foster home, Aaron doesn’t know whom he can trust. He wants to confide in the cute girl from class, but fears she’ll confirm he’s crazy.

Then a mysterious man begins following Aaron. He knows about Aaron’s troubled past and his new powers. And he has a message for Aaron: As the son of a mortal and an angel, Aaron has been chosen to redeem the Fallen.

Aaron to dismiss the news and resists his supernatural abilities. But he must accept his newfound heritage - and quickly. For the dark powers are gaining strength, and are hell-bent on destroying him…

Angels! Thanks, S&S!

My Desperate Love Diary - Liz Rettig (signed)
There’s G. Isn’t he gorgeous? I think he just looked at me - well, he looked in my direction anyway. Do you think he’d ask me out if I dyed my hair and got breast implants? Kelly Ann

I think you need brain implants, Kelly Ann, then maybe you’d see what a complete idiot G is. Stephanie

Stephanie’s right. Ok, G’s not ugly but he’s SO up himself! You’d be much better off with Chris . He’s really fit and crazy about you, if only you’d open your eyes… Liz

Don’t be stupid! Chris is a good friend but that’s it. I’d rather snog my brother (if I had one). Now be serious, how do I get G to notice me? A blonde wig a Wonderbra? Kelly Ann

Thanks, Liz.

The Maze Runner - James Dashner

When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas can remember is his first name. But he’s not alone. He’s surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade, an encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible maze.

Like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they came to be there, or what’s happened to the world outside. All they know is that every morning when the walls slide back, they will risk everything to find out - even the Grievers, half-machine, half-animal horrors that hunt the Maze’s walled corridors.

So excited for this one. Thanks, Chicken House!

The Eternal Ones - Kirsten Miller

Have you ever fallen in love at first sight?
Do you long for a place you’ve never been?
Do you often experience the feeling of déjà vu?

Ever since Haven Moore can remember, she’s experienced visions of a previous life as a girl named Constance, whose love for her soul mate Ethan ended in tragedy.

And then the sight of the world’s hottest movie star, Iain Morrow, brings Haven to her knees. She knows she has met him before. Is Iain her beloved Ethan?

Unable to deny her past any longer, seventeen-year-old Haven flees to New York to find him - and an epic love affair begins. But it is both deeply fated and terribly dangerous. Can Haven unlock the deadly secrets in her past lives - and loves - before all is lost and Ethan disappears again…forever?

Thanks, Puffin! I really love the sound of this.

Crescendo - Becca Fitzpatrick (ARC)

Nora should know better than to think her life can return to normal after falling in love with a fallen angel. And Nora’s life isn’t normal - her dad was murdered, and the facts about his death just don’t add up. Now Nora’s own life is in imminent danger. Are she and Patch strong enough for the battle ahead?

!!! I don’t really need to say anything, do I?

Boom! - Mark Haddon

It was a stupid, insane, suicidal idea. Which makes it quite hard to explain why I decided to help. I guess it boils down to this. Charlie was my best friend. I missed him. And I couldn’t think of anything better to do. Really stupid reasons which were never going to impress the police, the headmistress or my parents.

Looking back, I reckon this was the moment when my whole life started to go pear-shaped.

Thanks, Random House. I loved The Curious Incident… so I’m looking forward to this.

A Really Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson’s story-telling skill makes the ‘How?’ and, just as importantly, the ‘Who?’ of scientific discovery entertaining and accessible for all ages.

In this exciting new edition of his worldwide best-seller, A Short History of Nearly Everything, which has been specially abridged and adapted for younger readers, Bill Bryson explores the mysteries of time and space and how, against all odds, life came to be on the wondrous planet we call home.

Along the way, we meet several bizarre scientists, crackpot theories which held sway for far too long, and some accidental discoveries which changed the way science developed.

Thanks again, Random House. This appeals to my inner geek!

Scarlett Dedd - Cathy Brett

Scarlett would kill for a kiss from the boy she’s crushing on…But her life has just taken a turn for the worse and now it’s not just her romantic plans that are festering - even her friends are acting like she doesn’t exist…

Left in Limbo, bored to death and fearing her friendless state is terminal, an ominous idea pops into Scarlett’s head. Over her dead body will she be ignored…But can Scarlett really execute such a grim plan? And will it reap the reward of eternal friendship or turn out to be a fatal mistake?

I loved Ember Fury so I’m really looking forward to this. Thanks, Headline!

Sophie

17 comments:

  1. The Maze Runner is made of awesome - hope you love it as much as I did. And *how* exciting was the arrival of Crescendo?! Great week. :D

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  2. I keep hearing about the maze runner and now want it lots

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  3. Fabulous book week. Yay Crescendo and Maze Runner. *Hugs your books* Happy reading :D

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  4. Great week! I want to read The Eternal Ones and The Fallen too and I also loved The Curious Incident so looking forward to see what you think of Boom.

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  5. Ive had The Fallen (old version) for ages but still havent gotten round to reading it! Great books this week.

    Im also a new follower and have added you to my UK blog roll.

    http://yafiction-heavenhellandpurgatory.blogspot.com/

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  6. I didn't know there was a new Mark Haddon book, I can't for your review to go buy it :)
    It was nice seeing you again yesterday!
    Have a lovely Sunday!

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  7. Awesome books this week! Crescendo and The Fallen? *dies* Happy reading :)

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  8. Really great books this week. The Fallen sounds terrific and Maze Runner is a fantastic read. I am looking forward to Dashner's next in the trilogy coming out in Oct. Hope you enjoy tem all and I look forward to your reviews.

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  9. Some fab books, The Eternal Ones sounds really good, enjoy!

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  10. Great week Soph! Hope you enjoy My Desperate Love Diary, The Eternal Ones and Boom! (I liked all!), and YAY for Crescendo!

    It was ace to see you again yesterday by the way! :)

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  11. That Fallen cover is so yummy. Nice books this week, happy reading!

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  12. Yep it was so cool to catch up with you yesterday. Loving the tan ;-)

    I am really looking forward to starting The Maze Runner. Every review I've read says it is unputdownable! Enjoy!

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  13. i'm really curious about the fallen!! gotta admit i love the cover!!

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  14. These all look great..especially Crescendo!!:) Boom looks interesting and I heard great things about the authors other book!

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  15. They all look great! I just finished The Eternal Ones and really enjoyed it. Hope you enjoy:)

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  16. aweosme books!I really want 2 read Fallen! Hope you enjoy your them!

    happy reading!

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  17. Awesome book week. Hope you love Crescendo as much as I did! Here’s my IMMB

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