In My Mailbox 5/3/09

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 true joy, and you will soon see why.

Going Bovine by Libba Bray
http://www.libbabray.com/
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (September 22, 2009)

Can Cameron find what he’s looking for?

All 16-year-old Cameron wants is to get through high school—and life in general—with a minimum of effort. It’s not a lot to ask. But that’s before he’s given some bad news: he’s sick and he’s going to die. Which totally sucks. Hope arrives in the winged form of Dulcie, a loopy punk angel/possible hallucination with a bad sugar habit. She tells Cam there is a cure—if he’s willing to go in search of it. With the help of a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf and a yard gnome, Cam sets off on the mother of all road trips through a twisted America into the heart of what matters most.


Fire by Kristin Cashore
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Dial (October 5, 2009)

Fire, Graceling's prequel-ish companion book, takes place across the mountains to the east of the seven kingdoms, in a rocky, war-torn land called the Dells. Beautiful creatures called monsters live in the Dells. Monsters have the shape of normal animals: mountain lions, dragonflies, horses, fish. But the hair or scales or feathers of monsters are gorgeously colored-- fuchsia, turquoise, sparkly bronze, iridescent green-- and their minds have the power to control the minds of humans. Seventeen-year-old Fire is the last remaining human-shaped monster in the Dells. Gorgeously monstrous in body and mind but with a human appreciation of right and wrong, she is hated and mistrusted by just about everyone, and this book is her story. Wondering what makes it a companion book/prequel? Fire takes place 30-some years before Graceling and has one cross-over character with Graceling, a small boy with strange two-colored eyes who comes from no-one-knows-where, and who has a peculiar ability that Graceling readers will find familiar and disturbing...


That is my mailbox for this week, what is yours? Also it is the last day for my Wings book give-a-way.

28 comments:

  1. Going Bovine certainly looks interesting, as does Fire.

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  2. I can't wait to get a hold of Fire! Happy Reading!!

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  3. Going Bovine and Fire?! You are very lucky and I am very jealous!!

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  4. Going bovine, just from the cover looks like its gonna be good. Hope you have fun reading them :)

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  5. I want Going Bovine for our library. Would like to know what you think of it.

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  6. Wow, I'm jealous of Going Bovine. Hopefully it's as good as her Gemma Doyle series!

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  7. I am totally lusting after these two. Maybe I'll get them at BEA.

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  8. I have only read one LIbba Bray title and it didn't live up to the hype for me. I look forward to seeing what you think of Going Bovine and how her "voice" works in a contemporary setting.

    Thanks for sharing Nance (I shorten people's names without asking, sorry).

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  9. Great books. Have a great time reading :)

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  10. Great books, enjoy them!
    best,
    Marjoline

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  11. Great books! I hope you enjoy them.

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  12. Ooh, nice haul. Happy reading!

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  13. FIRE is plaguing me! :)

    GOING BOVINE looks very interesting and I love Libby Bray so I'll have to check this one out. (Plus the cover just makes me giggle!)

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  14. Yay! Two really great sounding books!

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  15. What would I NOT give to get your copy of Fire?

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  16. I can't get over how amazing that cover for Fire is...!

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  17. WOW! I've got GOING BOVINE, but haven't read it yet. I'm expecting FIRE next week. I haven't read GRACELING yet, but since it isn't a sequel I don't know if I have to. I was planning on reading it next anyway though.

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  18. So jealous you have Going Bovine!

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  19. OMG I am completely jealous. Both of those books are high up on my want-list! Happy reading!!! =)

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  20. Awesome week, both of those books sound really really good. Enjoy.

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  21. Great week! They both look like great reads! :)

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  22. Oh, you know I want to read both of them. Lucky you

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