Saturday, February 26, 2011

In My Mailbox - 2/26/11

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Here are the new books I got this week:

The Revenant by Sonia Gensler

When Willie arrives in Indian Territory, she knows only one thing: no one can find out who she really is. To escape a home she doesn't belong in anymore, she assumes the name of a former classmate and accepts a teaching job at the Cherokee Female Seminary.
Nothing prepares her for what she finds there. Her pupils are the daughters of the Cherokee elite—educated and more wealthy than she, and the school is cloaked in mystery. A student drowned in the river last year, and the girls whisper that she was killed by a jealous lover. Willie's room is the very room the dead girl slept in. The students say her spirit haunts it.
Willie doesn't believe in ghosts, but when strange things start happening at the school, she isn't sure anymore. She's also not sure what to make of a boy from the nearby boys' school who has taken an interest in her—his past is cloaked in secrets. Soon, even she has to admit that the revenant may be trying to tell her something. . . .


Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey

Violet Willoughby doesn't believe in ghosts. But they believe in her. After spending years participating in her mother's elaborate ruse as a fraudulent medium, Violet is about as skeptical as they come in all matters supernatural. Now that she is being visited by a very persistent ghost, one who suffered a violent death, Violet can no longer ignore her unique ability. She must figure out what this ghost is trying to communicate, and quickly because the killer is still on the loose.
Afraid of ruining her chance to escape her mother's scheming through an advantageous marriage, Violet must keep her ability secret. The only person who can help her is Colin, a friend she's known since childhood, and whom she has grown to love. He understands the true Violet, but helping her on this path means they might never be together. Can Violet find a way to help this ghost without ruining her own chance at a future free of lies?


The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan

There are many things that Annah would like to forget: the look on her sister's face before Annah left her behind in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, her first glimpse of the Horde as they swarmed the Dark City, the sear of the barbed wire that would scar her for life. But most of all, Annah would like to forget the morning Elias left her for the Recruiters.
Annah's world stopped that day, and she's been waiting for Elias to come home ever since. Somehow, without him, her life doesn't feel much different than the dead that roam the wasted city around her. Until she meets Catcher, and everything feels alive again.
But Catcher has his own secrets. Dark, terrifying truths that link him to a past Annah has longed to forget, and to a future too deadly to consider. And now it's up to Annah: can she continue to live in a world covered in the blood of the living? Or is death the only escape from the Return's destruction?


Bumped by Megan McCafferty

When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents are forced to pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society.
Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and had never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Until now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While they are searching for the perfect partner for Melody to bump with, she is fighting her attraction to her best friend Zen, who is way too short for the job.
Harmony has spent her whole life in religious Goodside, preparing to be a wife and mother. She believes her calling is to bring Melody back to Goodside and convince her that “pregging” for profit is a sin. But Harmony has secrets of her own that she is running from.
When Melody is finally matched with the world-famous, genetically flawless Jondoe, both girls’ lives are changed forever. A case of mistaken identity takes them on a journey neither could have ever imagined, one that makes Melody and Harmony realize they have so much more than just DNA in common.

10 comments:

Christina T said...

Great books! I was able to read The Dark and Hollow Places for an ARC tour and really liked it. The Revenant and Haunting Violet sound fascinating. I hope you will enjoy all of these!

Stephanie said...

Wow--you got a copy of Bumped?! Lucky! And I'm dying to read The Revenant. Looks very unique.

Majanka Verstraete said...

I'm dying to read all of these books. The Dark and Hollow Places sounds very intriguing, and The Revenant has been on my wishlist for a while now. Lucky you!

Take a look at what I found in my Mailbox this week.

Zakiya LadyWings said...

I hope you enjoy all your new books! :D My IMM is here. Happy Reading,

Zakiya LadyWings
Butterfly Feet Walking on Life
For the L♥ve of Reading

Alison said...

Great books! I'm especially interested in Bumped.
My IMM

MiaandSofia said...

A fanstastic pile of books! They all look very interesting. Happy reading :)
Check out what's In My Mailbox

Mia @GrippedintoBooks

Sally said...

Beautiful books this week. Enjoy.
Happy reading.
Sally.
http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/02/in-my-mailbox-8.html

Cozy in Texas said...

Great reviews - thanks.
Ann

Aleetha said...

Do you get them from the publisher?
The Revenant by Sonia Gensler is new for me.
I have never seen it before
I hope you enjoy your book

In My Mailbox

Marg said...

Oh, I wanted Bumped! Will have to check if the library has it on order!

 
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