Saturday, April 11, 2009

In My Mailbox (2)

In My Mailbox (2)

In My Mailbox is a weekly thing where I show you what I got in the way of books for the week.

This week I got books from the library and I bought a couple.

From the library:
The Judas Strain by James Rollins
Buried deep within a jungle, ancient ruins conceal a deadly secret. Buried in a tomb in Venice, a great explorer hides a truth that could shatter history. Buried in our own genetic code, a mystery like no other. But nothing stays buried forever-and it will be up to Sigma Force to face what will be unearthed: a plague beyond any cure, a scourge that turns all of Nature against mankind. From the high seas of the Indian Ocean to the dark jungles of Southeast Asia, from the canals of Venice to the crypts of ancient kings, Sigma Force must piece together a mystery that, unless solved, will end all life on our planet. But even this challenge may prove too large for Sigma Force alone. With a worldwide pandemic growing, Painter Crowe and Commander Gray Pierce turn to their deadliest adversaries for help, teaming up with a diabolical foe who thwarted them in the past. But can the enemy be trusted even now? Or will they prove to be another Judas?

Dangerous Girls by R.L Stine
After sixteen-year-old Destiny and her twin sister Livvy are turned into partial vampires at a summer camp, they try to find the "Restorer," someone who can return them to normal.

The Good Neighbors by Holly Black and Ted Naifeh
Sixteen-year-old Rue Silver, whose mother disappeared weeks ago, believes she is going crazy until she learns that the strange things she has been seeing are real, and that she is one of the faerie creatures, or Good Neighbors, that mortals cannot see.
You can read the review for this here.

Vampire Brat by Angie Sage
Araminta thinks something horrible might be hiding in the passages of Spook House. She suspects it might be a werewolf. To make matters worse, Uncle Drac's creepy nephew has arrived and is now Wanda's new best friend. Araminta finds him very annoying. She has to come up with a cunning plan to reveal that there is more to Max than meets the eye.

Revelations by Melissa De La Cruz
Schuyler Van Alen's blood legacy has just been called into question: Is the young woman in fact a Blue Blood, or is it the sinister Silver Blood that runs through her veins? When one of the Gates of Hell is breached by the Silver Bloods, the Blue Bloods will need Schuyler on their side.

And the books I bought:
I picked these up to add to my collection, I've already read them before.

The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket
Accidents, evil plots and general misfortune continue to plague the Baudelaire orphans after they're sent to live and work in a sinister lumbermill.

The Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket
As their outrageous misfortune continues, the Baudelaire orphans are shipped off to a miserable boarding school, where they befriend the two Quagmire triplets and find that they have been followed by the dreaded Count Olaf.

The Ersatz Elevator by Lemony Snicket
The woeful saga of the Baudelaire orphans continues as evil Count Olaf discovers their whereabouts at Esmé Squalor's seventy-one bedroom penthouse and concocts a new plan for stealing their family fortune.

That was my week in books.

8 comments:

  1. Hey i got the Good neighbors and judas strain this week too.
    and unfortunately I haven't read 4, 5 and 6 if the the series of unfortunate event series - I can't wait to.

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  2. I love the Blue Bloods series!

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  3. Happy Easter!!

    You had a good week. I have yet to read the Blue Bloods series but everyone says its amazing so I better get to it. Vampire Brat sound very cute and will have to look it up :)

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  4. Looks like a good week. I love getting new reads.

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  5. i absolutely LOVE the blue bloods series!!

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  6. what a nice haul! i haven't read R.L. Stine in forever! happy reading!

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  7. i gotta check out that blue bloods series too. hey, my co-worker lives in the same neighborhood as lemony snicket here in san francisco. there have been sightings. ;-D

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