Sunday, November 21, 2010

In My Mailbox (10)

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi at The Story Siren  and was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie. All summaries are from goodreads.


Branded by Keary Taylor (ebook)

Jessica’s had the nightmares for as long as she can remember. Nightmares of being judged for people who have died, of being branded by the angels. Her friends and family think she’s a crazy because of it all. Yet she carries the mark of the condemned, seared into the back of her neck, and hides it and herself away from the world. 

But when two men she can’t ignore enter her life everything changes, including the nightmares. The two of them couldn’t be more different. She will do anything to be with one of them. Even tell him the truth about angels, why she never sleeps, and the scar on the back of her neck. But one of the two has set events into motion what will puller her toward her own judgment and turn her into the object of her greatest fear.

--I saw this one on its recent blog tour and it looked quite intriguing. 

From the Library: 

Goddess Boot Camp by Tera Lynn Childs 

Seventeen-year-old Phoebe has recently learned that she's a descendant of Nike (the goddess, not the shoe). Now, in order to learn to control her newfound—and very strong—powers, she's being forced to attend Goddess Boot Camp. The only problem is, none of the other campers is over the age of ten! It's not going to be easy to survive camp, train for the Pythian Games, and keep her romance with Griffin going strong, but goddess help her, Phoebe is determined to make it work!

--I enjoyed reading the first in the series so I thought I'd check out its sequel.

How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles 

Moshav? What’s a moshav? Is it “shopping mall” in Hebrew? I mean, from what Jessica was telling me, Israeli stores have the latest fashions from Europe. That black dress Jessica has is really awesome. I know I’d be selling out if I go with the Sperm Donor to a mall, but I keep thinking about all the great stuff I could bring back home. 
Unfortunately for 16-year-old Amy Nelson, “moshav” is not Hebrew for “shopping mall.” Not even close. Think goats, not Gucci. 
Going to Israel with her estranged Israeli father is the last thing Amy wants to do this summer. She’s got a serious grudge against her dad, a.k.a. “Sperm Donor,” for showing up so rarely in her life. Now he’s dragging her to a war zone to meet a family she’s never known, where she’ll probably be drafted into the army. At the very least, she’ll be stuck in a house with no AC and only one bathroom for seven people all summer—no best friend, no boyfriend, no shopping, no cell phone… 
Goodbye pride—hello Israel.

--I've read a few other of Simone's books and really enjoyed them so I wanted to check out some more of her work.


Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly (ARC)

BROOKLYN: Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying her. And she’s about to be expelled from Brooklyn Heights’ most prestigious private school when her father intervenes. Now Andi must accompany him to Paris for winter break.

PARIS: Alexandrine Paradis lived over two centuries ago. She dreamed of making her mark on the Paris stage, but a fateful encounter with a doomed prince of France cast her in a tragic role she didn’t want—and couldn’t escape.

Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages—until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present.

Jennifer Donnelly, author of the award-winning novel A Northern Light, artfully weaves two girls’ stories into one unforgettable account of life, loss, and enduring love. Revolution spans centuries and vividly depicts the eternal struggles of the human heart. 

--This book is awesome so far! Thank you to Random Buzzers for the awesome contest. 


Miss Page-Turner said...

Really nice mailbox! My favourite: Branded, because it sounds like a thrilling read. I need to write put it on my wishlist. Enjoy your new books:)
Here is my Mailbox

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Jenny said...

Great books this week! I've heard wonderful things about Revolution, I'll be interested to see what you think of that. I just recently finished Branded and loved the concept, a very different take on angels. Enjoy all your books!

TheBookishSnob said...

Love your books this week. Branded is definitely a steal at 99c and I hope you enjoy it! Here's my mailbox this week

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

Wow, great books! I loved Revolution, can't wait to hear what you think of it. I am dying to read Branded, I think I'll have to break down and order a copy this week!

Emma Michaels said...

Yeay! This is my first week of IMM!

Emma Michaels

StefanieEmmy said...

I just read Revolution and it's simply breathtaking! Have fun readin! :)


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