Sunday, June 14, 2009

In My Mailbox (6)

First off, I want to apologize for my lack of posts. I have had a very event-filled, time-consuming, distracting (in a good way) week! But I did get a bunch of great books.
Won from The Story Siren's contest:
20 Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
According to her best friend Frankie, twenty days in Zanzibar Bay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy ever day, there's a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there's something she hasn't told Frankie---she's already had that kind of romance, and it was with Frankie's older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.

Green Angel by Alice Hoffman
Left on her own when her family is lost in a terrible disaster, fifteen-year-old Green is haunted by her present and her past. Struggling to survive in a place where nothing seems to grow and ashes are everywhere, Green retreats into the ruined realm of her garden. When she destroys her feelings, she also destroys herself, erasing the girl she’d once been as she inks ravens and bats onto her skin. It is only through a series of mysterious encounters with a white dog and a mute boy that Green relearns the lessons of love and begins to heal as she tells her story.


The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
Thirteen-year-old Kyra has grown up in an isolated polygamous community without questioning her father’s three wives and her twenty brothers and sisters. Or at least without questioning them much—if you don’t count her secret visits to the Mobile Library on Wheels to read forbidden books, or her meetings with the boy she hopes to choose for herself instead of having a man chosen for her. But when the Prophet decrees that Kyra must marry her 60-year-old uncle—who already has six wives—Kyra must make a desperate choice in the face of violence and her own fears of losing her family.

Sea Change by Aimee Friedman
16-year-old Miranda Merchant is great at science...and not so great with boys. After major drama with her boyfriend and (now ex) best friend, she's happy to spend the summer on small, mysterious Selkie Island, helping her mother sort out her late grandmother's estate. There, Miranda finds new friends and an island with a mysterious, mystical history, presenting her with facts her logical, scientific mind can't make sense of. She also meets Leo, who challenges everything she thought she knew about boys, friendship...and reality. Is Leo hiding something? Or is he something that she never could have imagined?

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi at The Story Siren, who was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie


Lizzy said...

The Chosen One sounds interesting, I've been thinking of picking it up. Happy reading!

The Story Siren said...

nice books this week!! hope you love them! happy reading!

Library Lounge Lizard said...

Great books...Green Angel is goooood. I keep about 10 copies in the library because it is so popular! Enjoy

Anonymous said...

Congrats on winning! These books all look really good. Enjoy!

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

The Chosen One looks really good! I hope you like it.

Rebecca said...

Awesome books you got this week, I've read Green Angel and it is really good. Hope you enjoy reading your books.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Green Angel is really good. Enjoy!

Bri Meets Books said...

I can't wait to read The Chosen One. It looks so good.

You got a nice batch of books! I've heard Drums, Girls is really good, I need to try it when I get some free time.

PolishOutlander said...

Green Angel is such a lovely book! It's a favorite of mine and my mom's! Happy reading!