Sunday, 5 September 2010

In My Mailbox

   In My Mailbox

Insatiable - Meg Cabot
Sick of hearing about vampires? So is Meena Harper.
But her bosses are making her write about them anyway, even though Meena doesn’t believe in them.
Not that Meena isn’t familiar with the supernatural. See Meena Harper knows how you’re going to die. (Not that you’re going to believe her. No one ever does.) But not even Meena’s precognition can prepare her for what happens when she meets - then makes the mistake of falling in love with - Lucien Antonescu, a modern -day prince with a bit of a dark side. It’s a dark side a lot of people, like an ancient society of vampire hunters, would prefer to see him dead for.
The problem is, Lucien is already dead. Maybe that’s why he’s the first guy Meena’s ever met whom she could have see herself having a future with. See, while Meena’s always been able to see everyone else’s future, she’s never been able to look into her own.
And while Lucien seems like everything Meena has ever dreamed of in a boyfriend, he might turn out to be more like a nightmare. Now might be a good time for Meena to start learning to predict her own future. . .
If she even has one.

Early to Death, Early to Rise: Madison Avery 2 - Kim Harrison

Seventeen, dead, and in charge of heaven’s dark angels - all itching to kill someone.
Madison Avery’s dreams of ever fitting in at her new school died when she died. Especially since she was able to maintain the illusion of a body, deal with a pesky guardian angel, and oh yeah, bring the reaper who killed her to his untimely end. Not exactly in-crowd material. It’s amazing that her crush josh, doesn’t think she is totally nut’s.
Now Madison has learned that she’s the dark timekeeper, in charge of angels who follow the murky guidelines of fate. Never one to abide by the rules she decides it’s time for a major change to the system. With help from some unlikely the allies, Madison forms a rogue group of reapers who definitely don’t adhere to the rules of the heavens.
But as she grapples with the terrifying new skills that come with being a timekeeper, Madison realizes she may not be prepared for what lies ahead-unless she gets some seriously divine intervention.

After - Amy Efaw
Who would leave her own baby in the trash to die?
Certainly not someone like Devon-straight-A student, Soccer player with Olympic dreams, more mature than her own mother. But desperation and panic drove her to do what most people can’t even imagine. Now Devon’s in a juvenile detention center, charged with attempted murder. If she’s tried as an adult, she faces life in prison. Does Devon deserve that punishment? Your answer depends on whether you believe her story-that she didn’t even know she was pregnant. Was she buried in denial so deep that she was unable to register the seemingly obvious signs of pregnancy? Or were her actions the result of a more devious, premeditated plan?
With the utmost empathy and precision, author Amy Efaw carefully peels back the layers of Devon’s past as she faces a possible future behind bars. The result is a gripping page-turner that will challenge your beliefs about conscience and consciousness.

Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood - Eileen Cook

Popularity is the best revenge.
In the final weeks of eighth grade, Lauren Wood made a choice. She betrayed her best friend, Helen, in a manner so publicly humiliating that Helen had to move to a new town just to save face. Ditching Helen was worth it, though, because Lauren started high school as one of the It Girls-and now at the start of the senior year, she’s the cheerleading captain, the quarterback’s girlfriend, and the undisputed queen bee. Lauren has everything she’s ever wanted, and she has forgotten all about her ex-best friend.
But Helen could never forget Lauren. After three years of obsessing, she’s moving back to her old town. She has a new name and a new look, but she hasn’t dropped her old grudges. She has a detailed plan to bring down her former BFF by taking away everything that’s ever been important to Lauren-starting with her boyfriend.
Watch out, Lauren Wood . Things are about to get bitchy.

Boys That Bite - Mari Mancusi

Two sisters-as different as the sun and rain. For one, getting into the Blood Coven is to die for. But for the other, getting out could be lethal…
When Sunny McDonald gets dragged to club fang by her twin sister, Rayne, she doesn’t expect to find anything besides a bunch of Goth kids playing at being vampires. But when some guy mistakes Sunny for her dark-side-loving sister and bites her on the neck, she finds out that his fangs are real-and deadly.
Now, Sunny has less than a week to figure out how to reverse the bite, or else she’s going to end up as one of the perpetually undead. And not only will she be a vampire , she’ll also be bonded to Magnus-the bloodsucker who bit her-forever. And forever is a really long time…

Sucks To Be Me - Kimberly Pauley

Why it sucks to be me
1. My parents are freaks . Sure, every teenager says that. But I know for a fact that mine are bloodsucking vampire freaks.
2. As if high school wasn’t bad enough, now I have to go to vampire classes with a bunch of weirdos who actually want to drink blood.
3. Then there’s my complete inability to talk in complete sentences around cute boys. (Especially Nathan. He probably thinks I have got a speech impediment or something.)
4. And I can’t tell my best friend Serena about any of this.
5. But the absolute worst thing is that the whole world is about to find out what happened when my parents forced me to decide whether I want to be a vampire! Please don’t read this book. It’s just embarrassing.

The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Eighth Grade Bites - Heather Brewer

Junior high really stinks for thirteen year old Vladimir Tod. Bullies harass him, the principal is dogging, and the girl he likes prefers his best friend. Oh and he has a secret: His mother was human, but his father was a vampire. With no idea of the extent of his powers and no one to tech him, Vlad struggles daily with his blood cravings and his enlarged fangs. When a strange substitute teacher begins to question him a little to closely, Vlad worries that his cover is about to be blown. But then he realizes he has a much bigger problem: he’s being hunted by a vampire killer who is closing in … fast.

Geektastic: Stories from the nerd herd - Various Authors

Stories for your inner geek!
Geektastic celebrates all things all things geeky, from Klingons and Jedi Knights to fan fiction, theater geeks, and cosplayers. Whether you’re a former, current, or future geeks, or if you just want to get in touch with your inner geek , Geektastic has something for everyone. Get your geek on!

Med Head - James Patterson & Hal Friedman

How it feels
to be made fun of everyday
To never relax
To only have teachers who don’t get me
To be shut out of everything
To do wild stuff to make friends
To break free and take control
Here is the harrowing and heroic true story of Cory Friedman, an ordinary teenager whose courage and determination to climb out of lifelong medical turmoil and personal suffering enabled him to ultimately survive and thrive against all odds.

And that’s what I got this week.


  1. Love the book line up here!=)

    I read Insatiable and enjoyed it! Mari mancusi and K Harrison are on my TBR list!!=)

    Happy Reading!

  2. I read Insatiable and was underwhelmed, however I seem to be in the minority there. Hope you enjoy your reads and have a great week!

  3. I really want to read most of these. Especialli Insatiable.

  4. Nice mailbox! There's a few books there that are on my TBR, also. Hope you like Sucks To Be Me and Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood.
    Happy Reading!

  5. Great week! I've been wanting to read Cabot's new one. Enjoy :)

  6. Insatiable is on it's way to me! I hope it's good! I still haven't got the second Madison Avery book, and Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood was surprisingly good! I really liked it! Lots of great books!

  7. I really want to read After! I keep forgetting to look for it when I go to the bookstore. Great IMM this week, happy reading!

  8. Insatiable looks really good.

  9. These all look great! I have the first Madison Avery book, need to read it still!

  10. Amy, are you a vampire fan?! :D Me too! Hello!

    Great books this week, looking forward to seeing what you think!

  11. Prophecygirl - Thanks Jenny!