Sunday, March 21, 2010

In My Mailbox (8)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren to share what books you received for review, purchased, or checked out from the library during the past week.

Books I received for review:

Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder

I'm Trella. I'm a scrub. One of thousands who work in the lower levels, keeping Inside clean for the Uppers. I do my job and try to avoid the Pop Cops. The Trava family who rules our world from their spacious Upper levels wants us to be docile and obedient, like sheep. To insure we behave, they send the Pop Cops to police us.  So what if I occasionally use the pipes to sneak around the Upper levels? Not like it's all that dangerous--the only neck at risk is my own.  Until a lower level prophet claims a Gateway to Outside exists. And guess who he wants to steal into the Upper levels to get the proof? You’re right. Me. I alone know every single duct, pipe, corridor, shortcut, hole and ladder of Inside. It’s suicide plain and simple. But guess who can’t let a challenge like that go unanswered? Right again. Me. I should have just said no...

The Clearing by Heather Davis

Amy, a sixteen-year-old recovering from an abusive relationship, moves to the country to start a new life with her aunt–all she wants is for everything to be different. In the clearing at the back of Aunt Mae’s property, she makes an amazing discovery—Henry, a boy stuck in the endless summer of 1944. Henry and his world become Amy’s refuge and she begins to learn that some moments are worth savoring. But when the past and present come crashing together, both of them must find the courage to face what is meant to be, even if it means losing each other forever.

Books I checked out from the library:

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Rose and Lissa have been on the run since leaving St. Vladimir's Academy but when they are caught and forced to return, Rose is sure the danger is over. Lissa is a Moroi vampire princess and Rose is her dhampir bodyguard, trained to protect her from the dangerous Strigoi, corrupt vampires who want to turn Lissa into one of them.

Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said. Harsh words indeed, from Brian Nelson of all people. But, D. J. can’t help admitting, maybe he’s right. When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said. Stuff like why her best friend, Amber, isn’t so friendly anymore. Or why her little brother, Curtis, never opens his mouth. Why her mom has two jobs and a big secret. Why her college-football-star brothers won’t even call home. Why her dad would go ballistic if she tried out for the high school football team herself. And why Brian is so, so out of her league. When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said. Welcome to the summer that fifteen-year-old D. J. Schwenk of Red Bend, Wisconsin, learns to talk, and ends up having an awful lot of stuff to say.

Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede

Eff was born a thirteenth child. Her twin brother, Lan, is the seventh son of a seventh son. This means he's supposed to possess amazing talent -- and she's supposed to bring only bad things to her family and her town. Undeterred, her family moves to the frontier, where her father will be a professor of magic at a school perilously close to the magical divide that separates settlers from the beasts of the wild.

House Rules by Jodi Picoult

A teenager with Asperger's syndrome is accused of committing murder. This sounds like another riveting read from Jodi Picoult.

The Betrayal of the Blood Lily by Lauren Willig

After a quick marriage to repair damage to her reputation, Penelope along with her new husband Lord Frederick Staines head off to India where he is to accept a new post as Special Envoy for the British government. In India they cross paths with Captain Alex Reid who is to ensure their safe arrival to Hyderabad. Lady Penelope and Captain Reid form a grudging friendship that becomes important when it appears that she has caught the attention of a dangerous spy and a large cache of weapons have come up missing.

The Other Mr. Darcy by Monica Fairview

This Pride and Prejudice spin-off features Caroline Bingley and Mr. Darcy's dashing American cousin.

The Queen's Dollmaker by Christine Trent

A dollmaker's talent comes to the attention of Marie Antoinette and leads her to trouble during the French Revolution.

That's what's in my mailbox. What did you receive in your mailbox this week?


  1. I loved Vampire Academy! I hope you like it!! Lots of great books this week!

  2. I've just ordered Inside Out, but I'm still jealous that you have it right now! :D

  3. Nice, looks like you've got some great books this week! Inside Out is supposed to be amazing, and The Clearing sounds really good, too! I'll be waiting for some reviews.

    Here's my IMM post.

  4. Great books. I really want to read The Clearing and Inside Out so I'll keep my eye out for your review. The Vampire Academy series is my guilty pleasure. :) Hope you enjoy your books!

  5. Some fab books there, I hope you enjoy them. I can't wait for House Rules to be released in the UK, I've already pre-ordered my copy!!

  6. Some great books this week! I really enjoyed Vampire Academy, I hope you do too! Happy Reading :)

  7. Awesome books! The Clearing looks spectacular.

    Here's what I got this week:
    I hope you have a great week!

    Laura from the Bookie Bunch

  8. The Clearing sounds fantastic! And VA totally rocks,

    Hope you enjoy them all! :D

  9. The Thirteenth Child looks really interesting. I hadn't heard of it before, but now I'm definitely going to pick it up. Enjoy your books!

  10. These all look really good! I really want the Clearing, looks so intersting! I have the Thirteenth Child sitting in my pile---hubby said it was really good and is hoping for a second book!

  11. Great books this week!! The Thirteenth Child is very interesting, I look forward to reading your thoughts on it. Dairy Queen is also excellent, I read the sequel, The Off-Season, not too long ago and it was also excellent. Have a great reading week!

  12. Dairy Queen is one of the best. books. ever!

  13. Excellent books this week. Inside out look great, so does Thirteenth Child. Happy Reading!

  14. I can't wait to read Inside Out and the others look fantastic as well! :)

  15. So many of these look wonderful! What will you read first! My Mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  16. Great books! I've been thinking of reading The Clearing sounds like an excellent book I love this sort of story. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on it :)

    Happy reading !! :)

  17. Lots of good books! I want to read The Clearing, House Rules, and several others on this list... (in reply to your comment on my IMM post, I loved The Castle in the Attic as well when I was a kid and figured I'd pick it up on sale this past week! It's always good for a re-read!) :) I hope you enjoy all of the books you received this week!

  18. Nice books this week, enjoy!

  19. Inside Out was fantastic! Enjoy :)

  20. Great boeks this week! Especially The Thirteenth Child.

    Happy reading!

  21. I hope that you enjoy your books. Happy Reading! Here's mymine


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