Saturday, March 6, 2010

In My Mailbox #10

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Generation Dead
by Daniel Waters

Phoebe Kendall is just your typical Goth girl with a crush. He's strong and silent...and dead.
All over the country, a strange phenomenon is occurring. Some teenagers who die aren't staying dead. But when they come back to life, they are no longer the same. Feared and misunderstood, they are doing their best to blend into a society that doesn't want them.

The administration at Oakvale High attempts to be more welcoming of the "differently biotic." But the students don't want to take classes or eat in the cafeteria next to someone who isn't breathing. And there are no laws that exist to protect the "living impaired" from the people who want them to disappear--for good.

When Phoebe falls for Tommy Williams, the leader of the dead kids, no one can believe it; not her best friend, Margi, and especially not her neighbor, Adam, the star of the football team. Adam has feelings for Phoebe that run much deeper than just friendship; he would do anything for her. But what if protecting Tommy is the one thing that would make her happy?


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Fallen
by Lauren Kate

Seventeen-Year-Old Luce is a new student at Sword & Cross, an unwelcoming boarding/reform school in Savannah, Georgia. Luce’s boyfriend died under suspicious circumstances, and now she carries the guilt over his death with her as she navigates the unfriendly halls at Sword & Cross, where every student seems to have an unpleasant—even evil—history.

It’s only when she sees Daniel, a gorgeous fellow student, that Luce feels there’s a reason to be here—though she doesn’t know what it is. And Daniel’s frosty cold demeanor toward her? It’s really a protective device that he’s used again . . . and again. For Daniel is a fallen angel, doomed to fall in love with the same girl every 17 years . . . and watch her die. And Luce is a fellow immortal, cursed to be reincarnated again and again as a mortal girl who has no idea of who she really is.


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The following two books I purchased this week because they have been on my wishlist for a long time, and now that the movies are out, I feel the need to bump them up to the top of my list because I want to read them before I see the movies! Because we all know the book is always better than the movie anyway :P



The Lightning Thief
(Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
by Rick Riordan


Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

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The Lovely Bones
by Alice Sebold

When we first meet 14-year-old Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. This was before milk carton photos and public service announcements, she tells us; back in 1973, when Susie mysteriously disappeared, people still believed these things didn't happen. In the sweet, untroubled voice of a precocious teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death and her own adjustment to the strange new place she finds herself. It looks a lot like her school playground, with the good kind of swing sets. With love, longing, and a growing understanding, Susie watches her family as they cope with their grief, her father embarks on a search for the killer, her sister undertakes a feat of amazing daring, her little brother builds a fort in her honor and begin the difficult process of healing. In the hands of a brilliant novelist, this story of seemingly unbearable tragedy is transformed into a suspenseful and touching story about family, memory, love, heaven, and living.

21 comments:

  1. I loved The Lightning Thief and I've heard good things about Fallen. Generation Dead looks like an interesting read too. Zombies are all the rage these days! I hope you enjoy your books.

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  2. Just finished Percy this last week and reviewed the book and movie today. Fallen is on my shelf and I must MUST get to it soon.

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  3. Generation Dead and Fallen are both on my to-read list. Especially Generation Dead.

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  4. Generation Dead and Fallen are both on my to-read lists, I did start reading The Lovely Bones but found it way too creepy, haha I think I've been reading YA too long.

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  5. Generatino Dead sounds really good. Fallen is a really great read. I hope you enjoy it.

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  6. Great selection of books this week - happy reading!

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  7. I read Fallen recently and absolutely loved it. Hope you enjoy your books :)

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  8. Fallen is one of my favs at the mo. Loved it so much! Enjoy!

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  9. Oooh, Fallen, The Lovely Bones, Lightening Thief- good books this week!

    Happy reading!

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  10. I *loved* The Lovely Bones. So much that I'm afraid of seeing the movie and spoiling the images in my head. :) Fallen wasn't my favorite, but I hope you enjoy it.

    I have had The Lightening Thief on my TBR pile for ages. Now that the movie is out, I better crack it open. :)

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  11. I loved Generation Dead!!!! Haven't read the sequel yet. I got Lightning Thief too! Happy reading!

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  12. I hope you enjoy Fallen! Generation Dead sounds fantastic and I love the cover!

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  13. Great books! I've read The Lovely Bones, I'd say it is a must read for book lovers :)

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  14. I enjoyed "The Lovely Bones" and I want to read "The Lightening Thief!" I hope you enjoy your books!

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  15. I have read The Lovely Bones and The Lightning Thief, and I thought they were terrific. I hope you enjoy all your books!

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  16. Fallen looks great, I have that one on my Wishlist. Enjoy your books!

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  17. Great books--Lovely Bones is sooo good. I hope you enjoy it. Fallen is on my TBR list..I can't wait to get to it!

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  18. Great selection of books. Here's Mine.

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  19. I loved The Lovely Bones. Keep debating whether or not to see the movie. I also have Fallen to read (must get round to it soon!) Enjoy your books

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