In My Mailbox: 1/17/2010

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, where it all began..(This post was inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie

This past week was great and I hope that everyone had a great week as well.

ALL UNQUIET THINGS by Anna Jarzab

All Unquiet Things centers around the murder of teen heiress Carly Ribelli, who was found shot to death a mile from her house in a wealthy Northern California suburb. Carly’s uncle, a dissolute alcoholic, was convicted of the crime, but a year later his daughter still doesn’t believe her father is guilty. Determined to prove his innocence, Audrey Ribelli contacts Carly’s ex-boyfriend, Neily Monroe, the boy who found Carly’s body. She is convinced that he knows more than he thinks about the events that led up to Carly’s death. Despite Neily’s initial reluctance, he and Audrey begin their investigation at the posh private school they attend, identifying prime suspects from among their spoiled classmates and digging up secrets about Carly’s past to get to the truth behind her murder

THEY NEVER CAME BACK by Caroline B. Cooney

In a busy school cafeteria, a teenage girl is confronted by a classmate who questions her identity. He explains to the students who have crowded around that the girl bears an uncanny resemblance to his cousin, who was taken away by social services five years ago. Her parents abandoned her, fleeing the country after being accused of embezzling millions of dollars. The students are intrigued, but the girl shrugs off the attention as a case of mistaken identity.

As the days pass, however, the boy refuses to relent and even brings his parents in to back him up. But they are not the only adults involved. An FBI agent who has been working the case these past five years believes that whoever this girl is, she can serve as bait to help the FBI capture the fugitives. In this powerful novel that explores the possibility of mistaken identity, the evils of money and greed, and the heartfelt obligations of family and loyalty, Caroline B. Cooney has once again crafted a page-turner that will resonate with readers.

FREAKSVILLE by Kitty Keswick

High school is hard enough when you’re normal. There’s peer pressure, book reports, the in crowd and the enormous zit that has a life of its own. Having a family whose skeletons in the closet lean toward the paranormal is not a topper on anyone’s list. Sophomore Kasey Maxwell is busy juggling the typical teen angst. Add visions, ghosts and hairy four-legged monsters into the mix and you get FREAKSVILLE. It’s a wonder Kasey has survived.

Every woman in the Maxwell family has the gift of sight. A talent sixteen-year-old Kasey would gladly give up. All she wants is a normal life. Shopping and talking about boys with her best friend and long-time sidekick Gillie Godshall consume her days. Until Kasey has a vision about Josh Johnstone, the foreign exchange student from England. The vision leads her into new waters, a lead in a play, a haunted theater…and into the arms of the Josh. Yet, both Kasey and Josh have secrets lurking in dark corners. Can Kasey’s new romance survive FREAKSVILLE?

THE LESS DEAD by April Lurie

Noah Nordstrom has been dissing the religious beliefs of his father, who hosts a popular Christian radio show and whom Noah accuses of spreading hate. When two local gay teens are murdered, Noah’s anti-evangelism intensifies—he’s convinced that the killer is a caller on his dad’s program.

Then Noah meets Will Reed, a cool guy. But when he learns that Will is gay, Noah gets a little weirded out. Especially since Will seems really into him. Noah gives Will the brush-off. Meanwhile, the killer is still at large . . . and soon Noah finds the next victim. It’s Will.

Racked with guilt, Noah decides to investigate. He knows the serial killer is targeting gay teens, but only those who live in foster homes, whose deaths are not that important to society; they are the less-dead. Noah, however, is determined to prove that someone cares. With the help of Will’s journal, which he pocketed at the scene of the crime and in which the killer has written clues, Noah closes in on an opponent more dangerous than he can guess.

So that was my mailbox goodies for this week, what was in yours?

16 comments on "In My Mailbox: 1/17/2010"

Reverie wrote: January 16, 2010 at 9:05 PM

ohhh AUT looks sooo good! Enjoy!


Rebecca Herman wrote: January 16, 2010 at 9:37 PM

Enjoy your books. Here's mine: http://rebeccasbookblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/in-my-mailbox-11610.html


Thao wrote: January 16, 2010 at 10:19 PM

All Unquiet Things sounds very great. Looking forward to your review on the book ^^


LovesSam wrote: January 17, 2010 at 2:45 AM

I really want to read All Unquiet Things........and Freaksville looks ace and that cover is so creepy! happy reading


Rebecca wrote: January 17, 2010 at 2:49 AM

Awesome books. They Never Came Back looks really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.


Kathy Martin wrote: January 17, 2010 at 6:24 AM

What a great sounding collection of books! I immediately added All Unquiet Things and The Less Dead to my next order for my HS Media Center. I have Freaksville sitting on my TBR pile and now I want to read it immediately. Happy reading!


So Many Books, So Little Time wrote: January 17, 2010 at 8:09 AM

Freaksville looks brilliant. Hope you enjoy your reads!


Nickles wrote: January 17, 2010 at 8:18 AM

I've read great things about All Unquiet Things and The Less Dead looks pretty intense! Enjoy!


Faye wrote: January 17, 2010 at 9:28 AM

Awesome book! I want 2 read them all lol.
Happy Reading!


Victoria wrote: January 17, 2010 at 9:33 AM

The Less Dead looks so interesting! I can't wait to hear your review of it!


~THE OPTIMISTIC PESSIMIST ~ wrote: January 17, 2010 at 10:21 AM

ALL UNQUIET THINGS by Anna Jarzab sounds awesome! Enjoy.


Book Crazy Jenn wrote: January 17, 2010 at 10:24 AM

I cant wait to read your review of All Uniquiet Things...it sounds good, I just cant get over that cover! :)


~The Book Pixie wrote: January 17, 2010 at 11:12 AM

Oh cool, I also received All Unquiet Things and I recently won a copy of Freaksville. The Less Dead is on my wishlist. It sounds really good. I hope you enjoy all your books. :D

~Briana


Laura (The Bookie Bunch) wrote: January 17, 2010 at 4:40 PM

Great books!

Here's what I got this week: http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2010/01/in-my-mailbox-1-17-10.html

Have a great week!


Bookgeek wrote: January 17, 2010 at 10:49 PM

Hm, Freaksville sounds good. How are you holding up?


Jet wrote: January 20, 2010 at 4:11 AM

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