In My Mailbox: 5/11/09

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 week was a good one and I have to thank my book fairy for her generosity.

Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen (April 28, 2009)

I searched in loads of books stores trying to find this amazing read and finally found it :) then had the pleasure of meeting Cindy on friday night and had her sign it.
No one wanted Ai Ling. And deep down she is relieved—despite the dishonor she has brought upon her family—to be unbetrothed and free, not some stranger's subservient bride banished to the inner quarters.

But now, something is after her. Something terrifying—a force she cannot comprehend. And as pieces of the puzzle start to fit together, Ai Ling begins to understand that her journey to the Palace of Fragrant Dreams isn't only a quest to find her beloved father but a venture with stakes larger than she could have imagined.
Bravery, intelligence, the will to fight and fight hard . . . she will need all of these things. Just as she will need the new and mysterious power growing within her. She will also need help.It is Chen Yong who finds her partly submerged and barely breathing at the edge of a deep lake. There is something of unspeakable evil trying to drag her under. On a quest of his own, Chen Yong offers that help . . . and perhaps more.

The Stone Child by Dan Poblocki
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (August 25, 2009)

What if the monsters from your favorite horror books were real?

Eddie Fennicks has always been a loner, content to lose himself in a mystery novel by his favorite author, Nathaniel Olmstead. That’s why moving to the small town of Gatesweed becomes a dream come true when Eddie discovers that Olmstead lived there before mysteriously disappearing thirteen years ago. Even better, Eddie finds a handwritten, never-before-seen Nathaniel Olmstead book printed in code and befriends Harris, who’s as much an Olmsteady as he is. But then the frightening creatures of Olmstead’s books begin to show up in real life, and Eddie’s dream turns into a nightmare. Eddie, Harris, and their new friend, Maggie, must break Olmstead’s code, banish all gremlins and monster lake-dogs from the town of Gatesweed, and solve the mystery of the missing author, all before Eddie’s mom finisheswriting her own tale of terror and brings to life the scariest creature of all.

Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers (July 21, 2009)

When Katrina spots a homeless guy sleeping in the alley behind her grandmother’s coffee shop, she decides to leave him a cup of coffee, a bag of chocolate-covered coffee beans, and some pastries to tide him over. Little does she know that this random act of kindness is about to turn her life upside down. Because this adorable vagrant, Malcolm, is really a guardian angel on a break between missions. And he won’t leave until he can reward Katrina’s selflessness by fulfilling her deepest desire. Now if only she could decide what that might be . . .

Lips touch by Laini Taylor
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books (October 1, 2009)
Three tales of supernatural love, each pivoting on a kiss that is no mere kiss, but an action with profound consequences for the kissers' souls:
Goblin Fruit: In Victorian times, goblin men had only to offer young girls sumptuous fruits to tempt them to sell their souls. But what does it take to tempt today's savvy girls?
Spicy Little Curses: A demon and the ambassador to Hell tussle over the soul of a beautiful English girl in India. Matters become complicated when she falls in love and decides to test her curse.
Hatchling: Six days before Esme's fourteenth birthday, her left eye turns from brown to blue. She little suspects what the change heralds, but her small safe life begins to unravel at once. What does the beautiful, fanged man want with her, and how is her fate connected to a mysterious race of demons?


That was my week and how was yours?

26 comments:

  1. Great batch! Mine was mostly borrowed this week, overloading with library books ><

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  2. Lips Touch and the Stone Child both look really good. Can't wait to read those. They are definitely on my wish list.

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  3. I really want to read Coffeehouse Angel and Silver Phoenix. I hope you enjoy them!

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  4. awesome!!!!! nice stash as usual. hee hee hee

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  5. oooh, me want em lips touch. sorry i missed ya at Cindy Pon's event. i'm planning on being at the debs ball on thursday. will you me in twilight related garb again? if so, i'll wear my twilight t-shirt too. or will you be in a gown for the dress-up request?

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  6. Ohhh great week! I really want to read Silver Phoenix and Coffeehouse Angel. Just wondering, was Coffeehouse Angel an ARC? xD

    Happy reading!

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  7. Coffeehouse Angel!!! Looks so wonderful!

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  8. You got some great ones! I hadn't really paid much attention to Coffeehouse Angel before but it sounds really good! Looking forward to your review :)

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  9. Coffeehouse sounds cool and even better to have met Cindy Pon and got your book signed.

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  10. Ooh they all look very cool :)

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  11. I really would like to hear your thoughts on Coffeehouse Angel - it's a title that has really peaked my interests.

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  12. The Stone Child and Coffehouse Angel sound really good. Enjoy.

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  13. Great batch this week! I so far behind on books eventually I will get to Silver Phoenix. Happy Reading!

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  14. Yay for all the good books!
    Happy reading~

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  15. Oooh you got a lot of good stuff this week. Happy reading!

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  16. Waaahhh, I want these books ^//^! Enjoy them, I'll be waiting for the reviews :P

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  17. The Stone Child and Coffeehouse Angel both sound really good!

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  18. Coffeehouse Angel and The Silver Phoenix are both on my TBR pile. I know we'll get Silver Phoenix late summer, early fall. I shall wait patiently until then. Enjoy!

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  19. I got Silver Phoenix this week too! Don't you just love the cover? Oh, and Lips Touch looks really good!

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  20. I love the look of Silver Phoenix. It sounds so good.

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  21. I love the cover of Silver Phoenix! Happy reading!

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  22. The cover for Lips Touch looks absolutely lovely. I will have to remember to keep an eye out for it when it comes out. Happy reading!

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  23. Fantastic book week!! I need to get a finished copy of Silver Phoenix too!! Happy reading!

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  24. Look forward to your reviews as ever. Stone Child has piqued my interest this week. But I'm still recovering from Shiver and don't seem able to move on just yet...

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  25. great books, I think Coffee House Angel looks really good.

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