Sunday, August 30, 2009

In My Mailbox (13)

Here are the books I received in the past two weeks:

Tomorrow When The War Began-John Marsden

Australian teenager Ellie and six of her friends return from a winter break camping trip to find their homes burned or deserted, their families imprisoned, and their country occupied by a foreign military force in league with a band of disaffected Australians.

Witch Child-Celia Rees

Enter the world of Mary Newbury, where being different can cost a person her life. Hidden until now in the pages of her secret diary, fourteen-year-old Mary’s story begins as she flees the English witch-hunts to settle in an American colony. How long can she hide her true nature from the Puritans? How long can she keep running?

Karma For Beginners-Jessica Blank

Fourteen-year-old Tessa has never had a normal life. Her mother, a frustrated hippie with awful taste in men, has seen to that. But when her mom pulls her out of school to live at an ashram in the Catskills, Tessa goes from being a freak among normal people to being an outcast among freaks. Freaks who worship an orange robe-wearing guru. And while her mom is buzzing with spiritual energy, and finding a little too much favor with the guru, all Tessa feels are weird vibes. Unless she's with Colin, the gorgeous boy who fixes trucks for the ashram. The connection they share is the most spiritual thing Tessa has ever felt. But he's older-like illegally older-and Tessa's taking dangerous risks to spend time with him. Soon her life is blooming into a psychedelic web of secrets and lies and it's clear that something's about to give way. When it does, will she have anyone to hold on to? Will she even know herself?


La Coccinelle said...

I read Tomorrow, When the War Began years ago. I thought it was quite good. Haunting, but good. There are quite a few books in the series now, but I only read the first few.

Amanda said...

These look interesting!

Rhiannon Hart said...

Tomorrow is fantastic! I just reread it.

Ink Mage said...

Ooh, great books! (At least the first two, as I haven't read Karma.) I hope you enjoy them as much as I did, and if you like Tomorrow, When the War Began you should DEFINITELY read the rest of the series.

Best Fiction Books said...

One hell of a collection of books to read.