Sunday, December 13, 2009

Call me crazy but I just really love books

In My Mailbox was created by The Story Siren.

So this week I decided to stop calling my posts In My Mailbox because I rarely get books in the mail although I did get a book in the mail, anyway, I want to be more creative with the titles of these posts because I can and so from now on I'll be coming up with different names. So this week I went a tad crazy at the library and I got my present for the book blogger holiday swap, this is what I got:

My Secret Santa was Mya from Dissecting Perfection. And I got an ARC of Fire by Kristin Cashore which is really awesome because not only is Graceling one of my favourite books ever but this is the first ever ARC I've ever been given. I also got some very cool bookmarks so a HUGE thanks to Mya who is totally cool.

Then from the library:

Young Warriors: Stories of Strength by various authors
Fifteen original short stories by various authors relate the exploits of teenage warriors who defeat their enemies with cunning and skill as they strive to fulfill their destinies.

Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle
In three intertwining short stories, several high school couples experience the trials and tribulations along with the joys of romance during a Christmas Eve snowstorm in a small town.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.

Brainjack by Brian Falkner
Sam, a teenage computer genius, takes up an invitation to join a secret online convention for the best hackers in the world. The location for the convention? The White House. But Sam finds out that it is really a challenge to find expert hackers to protect the country. Sam is thrown into a world of international high-risk security and double crossing traitors where he must protect the world from a metasystem, connected to every computer terminal satellite and secuitry camera, that seeks to erase the human race.

Nina of the Dark by Ken Catran
Nina of the dark was slave-born and fated to seek a terrible truth from lost centuries. Her only allies a thief, a giant and an ancient prophesy, Nina must battle the darkness in herself and the ungodly creatures of evil who threaten humans with a new dark age.

Strife by Cate Tiernan
Morgan has been so involved in the world of magick that her parents are furious with her for neglecting school. And now the members of her coven are being persecuted. Morgan is falling to pieces. How can she find the strength she so desperately needs?

Ghost in the Machine by Patrick Carman
Strange things are happening in Skeleton Creek...and Ryan and Sarah are trying to find out why. Ryan writes down everything in his journal, and Sarah records everything on her videocam. The two move deeper into the mystery they've uncovered, determined to discover the secrets buried in Skeleton Creek, in the conclusion to Patrick Carman's thrilling series.

Night Shade by Lynne Ewing
Jimena was once the toughest chola in East L.A. No longer in a gang, she is still feared by many. Nothing scares Jimena. Nothing, that is, except the reappearance of Veto, who was once the love of her life. That terrifies her, because Veto was killed a year ago by a rival gang. Or was he? Jimena discovers that he has made a devil's bargain, which could cost both of them their lives.

Night World No. 3 by L. J. Smith

Vampires, werewolves, witches, shapeshifters -- they live among us without our knowledge. Night World is their secret society, a secret society with very strict rules. And falling in love breaks all the laws of the Night World.

The apocalypse is drawing near. But four Wild Powers can save the world from the impending doom. Circle Daybreak, an underground organization with both Night World and human members, is searching for the four who can stop the darkness.

A vampire hunter -- who is half vampire -- stalks her own kind to protect humans in Huntress.

In Black Dawn, Maggie stumbles upon an old Night World kingdom where the ruling vampire prince is both an enemy and an ally.

And Circle Daybreak hires Keller, a shapeshifting panther, to guard a new Wild Power in Witchlight. But when Keller falls in love with the Wild Power's soulmate, her love could destroy everything....

Are these my Basoomas I see before me by Louise Rennison

For Georgia, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Just when she thought she was the official one-and-only girlfriend of Masimo, he's walked off into the night with the full hump, leaving Georgia all aloney on her owney—again. All because Dave the Laugh tried to do fisticuffs at dawn with him!

Two boys fighting over Georgia? It's almost as romantic as Romeo and Juliet . . . though perhaps a touch less tragic.

It's time for Georgia to get to the bottom (oo-er) of this Dave the Laugh spontaneous puckering business once and for all. It's like they always say: If you snog a mate in the forest of red bottomosity and no one is around to see it, is he still a mate? Or is he something more?

Runemarks by Joanne Harris
Maddy Smith, who bears the mysterious mark of a rune on her hand, learns that she is destined to join the gods of Norse mythology and play a role in the fate of the world.

While I Live by John Marsden
For Ellie Linton, being back on the farm with her parents is what makes the terrible things that happened during the war -- the things she, Homer, Lee, Fi, and the others had to do -- all worthwhile. It's where she belongs.

But the war won't let her go. A devastating tragedy has shattered any hope she ever had to reclaim her life, or herself. It's a new kind of fight. And the enemy isn't always from the other side of the border.

And that is all I got this week. Can't wait to see what everyone else got.


  1. Great err,mailbox. You have some great titles. I too have an arc of Fire (won it a while back) but I haven't read it yet. I am glad to hear it is a good series.

    Elie (Ellz Readz)

  2. Wow, some really cool books. Some of those are on my wishlist and I have read Hunger Games I think you will like that one.

  3. Love the books you got from the library! Some of them sound very nice. :)

    Have fun reading the books you got. :)

  4. Verryyy cool! Haha, =)

    Happy Holidays!

  5. Nina of the dark sounds like a great read! Sadly, doesn't looks like it's here in the US. But what a great haul! Happy reading!

  6. Cool books.
    Hope you lots of fun reading them all!

  7. Let It Snow was really cute, you'll love it! Great books- happy reading!

  8. Great haul this week! I liked Fire but it was very different than Graceling. Brainjack sounds really good. I'll have to add it to my TBR. Happy reading!

  9. Two of my favorite reads for this year in your mailbox this week -- "Fire" and "The Hunger Games." Excellent books, both of them.

    Happy reading!

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