In my Mailbox (3)

In My Mailbox lets you peek into the contents of my mailbox on a weekly basis. I am listing all the lovely books that I have aquired this week. If you would like to participate and have your own “In My Mailbox” post, you can find more information here on the Story Siren's blog. My week was very exiting I just hope that I am able to read all of them soon.

The Plague by Joanne Dahme(ARC)
In a land overshadowed by death, fifteen year-old Nell’s uncanny resemblance to Princess Joan brings her to act as her double—what young girl wouldn’t want to leave a life of poverty and pretend to be a princess? But when the plague catches up to the royal entourage, thwarting the King’s plan for the princess to marry the Prince of Castile and seal an alliance between their kingdoms, Nell’s life could change forever. Princess Joan’s brother The Black Prince schemes to make the wedding go on declaring Nell will no longer double for Joan, she will become the princess and dupe Prince Pedro into marriage! With the aid and protection of a quirky band of friends—a Spanish minstrel, a monk, a gravedigger, a band of merchants—Nell must evade not only the Black Prince, a practitioner of the dark arts, but the plague as well, as she fights to return to the King and country. Based on historical truth, Dahme beautifully captures the dark terror of a Plague-infested fourteenth century Europe, while bringing to life the daily existence of medieval life for young adult readers.
Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
All over the country, a strange phenomenon is happening. Some teenagers who die aren't staying dead. They are coming back to life, but they are no longer the same-they stutter, and their reactions to everything are slower. Termed "living impaired" or "differently biotic," they are doing their best to fit into a society that doesn't want them.
Fitting in is hard enough when you don't have the look or attitude, but when almost everyone else is alive and you're not, it's close to impossible. The kids at Oakvale High 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 differently biotic from the people who want them to disappear-for good.
With her pale skin and Goth wardrobe, Phoebe has never run with the popular crowd. But no one can believe it when she falls for Tommy Williams, the leader of the dead kids. Not her best friend, Margi, whose fear of the differently biotic is deeply rooted in guilt over the past. And especially not her neighbor, Adam, the star of the football team. Adam has just realized his feelings for Phoebe 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?
Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow (ARC)
Dru Anderson has been “strange” for as long as she can remember. She travels from town to town with her father, hunting the things that go bump in the night and eat the unwary. It’s a weird life, but a good one–until it all explodes and a zombie busts into her new house.
Alone, terrified, and trapped in an icy town, Dru’s going to need every inch of her wit and training to stay alive. Can she trust the boy who is just a little too adult–and just happens to get bit by a werwulf? Or the strange blue-eyed boy who tells her she’s heir to a long-forgotten power? Can she even trust her own instincts?
Because Dru is not the first in her family to be killed by the darkness of the Real World. The monsters have decided to hunt back–and now Dru has to figure out who to trust, who to fight, and when to run. And not incidentally, she has to figure out how she’s going to get out of this alive.
And she has to do it in the next 24 hours, or it’s all over…
Now available for preorder at Amazon and B&N!
Purple Butterflies by D W Golden
The world is changing, everyone knows that. But, for one girl her entire life is about to turn upside down in a single day. That day she was sitting in a very uncomfortable chair listening to a stranger tell her about herself, her best friend by her side. That day, after so many weird things had happened, this stranger told her she wasn’t like everyone else. Looking down at her fat body and kinky hair she thought, well, obviously. But then he said something that made her entire body tingle. ‘Darby you’re a fairy.’ Not just any fairy, but a very special fairy with more power then any fairy before her. He smiled his encouragement, but Darby was afraid. Afraid of the dark-cloaked man. Darby’s next few days were the worst days of her life, but looking back ... those day were also the very best. Those were the days when this one fat girl realized she was so much more then she had ever imagined. Available to purchase here.
Untamed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
Life sucks when your friends are pissed at you. Just ask Zoey Redbird – she’s become an expert on suckiness. In one week she has gone from having three boyfriends to having none, and from having a close group of friends who trusted and supported her, to being an outcast. Speaking of friends, the only two Zoey has left are undead and unMarked. And Neferet has declared war on humans, which Zoey knows in her heart is wrong. But will anyone listen to her? Zoey's adventures at vampyre finishing school take a wild and dangerous turn as loyalties are tested, shocking true intentions come to light, and an ancient evil is awakened in PC and Kristin Cast's spellbinding fourth House of Night novel.
I cannot wait to read Strange Angels for it sounds simply amazing. Have a good week and Happy Reading :)

13 comments on "In my Mailbox (3)"

The Story Siren wrote: January 18, 2009 at 7:58 AM

another great week! wow! i've never heard of Purple Butterflies.. sounds interesting! And I'd love to read Strange Angels! I love the cover! I'm looking foward to see what you think about Gen Dead, too.

robin_titan wrote: January 18, 2009 at 8:06 AM

The Plague and Strange Angels sounds sooo good
You are going to love Untamed! I can't wait for Haunted to come out(!!)

carmen alexis wrote: January 18, 2009 at 8:51 AM

Generation Dead and Untamed are on my lusting-after list! haha. xD

towerofbooks wrote: January 18, 2009 at 8:58 AM

I've never heard of The Plague, but it sounds interesting.

Bookworm wrote: January 18, 2009 at 10:09 AM

"Generation Dead" looks good....

Carol(ina) wrote: January 18, 2009 at 12:10 PM

You got Strange Angels?!?! You're so lucky! And you got some pretty good books as well. :)

Lauren wrote: January 18, 2009 at 12:48 PM

You are so lucky!! I want to read Strange Angels so bad. Anyway, the other books you got look great, too.

The Ravenous Reader wrote: January 18, 2009 at 12:58 PM

I really, really want to read this. I have a book to finish up today and then I going right into it. SQUEE!

Bookgeek wrote: January 18, 2009 at 1:11 PM

Have to say, also really want to read Strange Angels. Lucky girl! And Generation Dead too because for some reason I'm on a zombie kick...

Genevieve wrote: January 18, 2009 at 3:08 PM

I love the cover for The Plague. : )

The Ravenous Reader wrote: January 18, 2009 at 3:30 PM

I believe that 2009 will be the year for the undead. Lots of books seem to have zombies in them this year and a few from last year also. Although I am still NOT fond of them, the books I have read so far are amazing.

The Not So Closet Geeks wrote: January 19, 2009 at 3:06 PM

Gen Dead and Strange Angels look so good!

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