Saturday, March 27, 2010

In My Mailbox #11

In My Mailbox is a meme created by The Story Siren

Because I want to continue reading these series,
I purchased the following books this week:

The Dead-Tossed Waves
by Carrie Ryan

March 9th 2010

Gabry lives a quiet life. As safe a life as is possible in a town trapped between a forest and the ocean, in a world teeming with the dead, who constantly hunger for those still living. She’s content on her side of the Barrier, happy to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse. But there are threats the Barrier cannot hold back. Threats like the secrets Gabry’s mother thought she left behind when she escaped from the Sisterhood and the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Like the cult of religious zealots who worship the dead. Like the stranger from the forest who seems to know Gabry. And suddenly, everything is changing. One reckless moment, and half of Gabry’s generation is dead, the other half imprisoned. Now Gabry only knows one thing: she must face the forest of her mother’s past in order to save herself and the one she loves.

Fang (Maximum Ride, #6)
by James Patterson

March 15th 2010

Being a kid with wings--constantly on the run--has never been easy, and Max and her flock are getting tenser than ever. First, on a trip to Africa, they meet a mysterious billionaire whose intense scrutiny of the Flock makes her fear the worst. Then, a cryptic message from a young girl arrives, warning them "The sky will fall." And as if an impending apocalypse weren't bad enough, canny birdkid Angel makes a dire prophecy about Max's soul mate: Fang will be the first to die. Max's desperate desire to protect Fang brings the two closer than ever. But can the team weather the storm, or will the turmoil rip them apart for the last time?

Hunger (Gone #2)
by Michael Grant

May 26th 2009

It's been three months since everyone under the age of fourteen became trapped in the bubble known as the FAYZ. Things have only gotten worse. Food is running out, and each day more kids are developing supernatural abilities. Soon tension rises between those with powers and those without, and when an unspeakable tragedy occurs, chaos erupts. It's the normals against the mutants, and the battle promises to turn bloody.

But something more dangerous lurks. A sinister creature known as the Darkness has begun to call to the survivors in the FAYZ. It needs their powers to sustain its own. When the Darkness calls, someone will answer -- with deadly results.

Everwild (Skinjacker Trilogy #2)
by Neal Shusterman

November 10th 2009
Everlost, the limbo land of dead children, is at war. Nick the “Chocolate Ogre” wants to help the children of Everlost reach the light at the end of the tunnel. Mary Hightower, self-proclaimed queen of lost children and dangerous fanatic, is determined to keep Everlost’s children trapped within its limbo for all eternity. Traveling in the memory of the Hindenburg, Mary is spreading her propaganda and attracting Afterlights to her cause at a frightening speed.

Meanwhile, Allie the Outcast travels home to seek out her parents, along with Mikey, who was once the terrifying monster the McGill. Allie is tempted by the seductive thrill of skinjacking the living, until she discovers the shocking truth about skinjackers.

Critically acclaimed author Neal Shusterman writes a book about life, death, and how the choices we make define ourselves in this luminous sequel to Everlost, which Orson Scott Card called “marvelously inventive . . . and magically beautiful.”


  1. I really want to read that Carrie Ryan series. I've heard they're amazing books. I hope you enjoy everything Kelli! :)

  2. Althought I kinda hated The Forest of Hands and Teeth...I still kinda loved it. I'm curious to see if this 2nd book has the same affect.

    Happy reading!

  3. I've read Hunger. Hope you enjoy it. I did. The Dead Tossed Waves look good. I was looking at buying The Forest of Hands and Teeth. This second one looks good so I might go out and buy it.

  4. Awesome books! I just finished with Hunger and it's AMAZING! Happy reading! :)

  5. Maximum ride is always a good read. I hope you enjoy the fang one, and all your other reads. Happy Reading!!

  6. Looks like you got some great books this week. Hope you enjoy them :)