Monday, 7 September 2009

In My Mailbox (33)

Idea taken from The Story Siren

Some books to celebrate back to school first week ^^

Meridian by Amber Kizer.

Half-human, half-angel, Meridian Sozu has a dark responsibility.

Sixteen-year-old Meridian has been surrounded by death ever since she can remember. As a child, insects, mice, and salamanders would burrow into her bedclothes and die. At her elementary school, she was blamed for a classmate’s tragic accident. And on her sixteenth birthday, a car crashes in front of her family home—and Meridian’s body explodes in pain.

Before she can fully recover, Meridian is told that she’s a danger to her family and hustled off to her great-aunt’s house in Revelation, Colorado. It’s there that she learns that she is a Fenestra—the half-angel, half-human link between the living and the dead. But Meridian and her sworn protector and love, Tens, face great danger from the Aternocti, a band of dark forces who capture vulnerable souls on the brink of death and cause chaos.

And Then Everything Unraveled by Jennifer Sturman.

Delia Truesdale has no idea her life's about to change forever. She's too busy enjoying the California summer. Her internet tycoon mother, T.K. Truesdale, is out of town, and that means Delia can spend all her time at the beach, surfing. That is, until everything unravels.

Her mother suddenly goes missing, and everyone thinks she's dead - excpet Delia, who knows T.K.'s way too organized to simply disappear. But Delia's still sent to New York to live with her two aunts - a downtown bohemian and an uptown ice queen.

And in case that's not bad enough, she also has to deal with a snooty new school and trying not to fall for the wrong guy. Oh, and finding her mother.

As she delves deeper into the tangle of conspiracies and lies surrounding T.K.'s disappearance, Delia begins to suspect that the wrong guy may be the right guy...and that some secrets - especially the dangerous ones - were never meant to be unraveled.

The Comeback by Marlene Perez.

Sophie Donnelly is one half of the most popular and powerful couple in school, until new girl Angie Vogel shows up and compromises everything. Angie steals Sophie's starring role in the school play, and, worse, her super-popular boyfriend. Sophie has been quickly dispatched to social Siberia, but not for long--she'll do anything it takes to make a triumphant comeback.

Don't you love how the books sound? I totally like them. Even though I read a few negative reviews on The Comeback, I still expect to enjoy it. And what can I say about Meridian and And Then Everything Unraveled? They both received good responses and that's just awesome. Please vote for the one you want me to review first!

Thanks Amber, Jennifer, Aimee from Scholastic (also the lovely author of Sea Change) and Tracy from Scholastic for these copies!

Any books landed in your mailbox last week?


Casey said...

Good books this week. I want to read Meridian and I like the cover to And Then Everything Unraveled. Hope you enjoy and Happy Reading!

Kelsey said...

Great books! These all look awesome- especially Meridian!

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

Great books! I want to read "An then everything unraveled", it looks really good! I'm still hesitant on Meridian since I've read mixed reviews, but I'll probably give it a try!

Diana Dang said...

Great batch! Happy reading!

Kelly said...

I vote for The Comeback. :)

prophecygirl said...

Great books, Thao! And Then Everything Unraveled sounds so good, hope you enjoy!