Sunday, March 15, 2009

In my Mailbox (Week 6)

This is a In My Mailbox, started by The Story Siren Check it out here.
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan (Thanks to Sharon, your awesome.)
In Mary's world, there are simple truths.
The Sisterhood always knows best.
The Guardians will protect and serve.
The Unconsecrated will never relent.
And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village. The fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth.
But slowly, Mary's truths are failing her. She's learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power. And, when the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness.
Now she must choose between her village and her future, between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded by so much death?I decided that I had to read this after seeing the amazing trailer. So, when Sharon offered to trade for this I was really happy. I have already read it and like it. So expect a review soon.
Prophecy of Sisters by Michelle Zink (Thanks to Laura, you are amazing.)
Sixteen year-old Lia Milthorpe and her twin sister Alice have just become orphans and, as Lia discovers, they have also become enemies. The twins are part of an ancient prophecy that has turned generations of sisters against each other. To escape from a dark fate and to remain in the arms of her beloved boyfriend James, Lia must end the prophecy before her sister does. Only then will she understand the mysterious circumstances of her parents' deaths, the true meaning of the strange mark branded on her wrist, and the lengths to which her sister will go to defeat her.
Debut novelist Michelle Zink takes readers on an unforgettable journey where one sister's fateful decision could have an impact of Biblical proportion.
Prophecy of Sisters sounds really good. I also love the cover. It is also one of the debut novel, this year. Michelle Zink is also really nice. I am really excited for Prophecy of Sisters.
I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone by Stephanie Kuehnert
A raw, edgy, emotional novel about growing up punk and living to tell.
The Clash. Social Distortion. Dead Kennedys. Patti Smith. The Ramones. Punk rock is in Emily Black's blood. Her mother, Louisa, hit the road to follow the incendiary music scene when Emily was four months old and never came back.
Now Emily's all grown up with a punk band of her own, determined to find the tune that will bring her mother home. Because if Louisa really is following the music, shouldn't it lead her right back to Emily?
I have read I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone from the library and have been meaning to buy it since them. I was really excited to win I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone from Amanda Ashby's launch party. I also love the cover, so pretty.
Golden Girl by Micol Ostow
Paige, Spencer, and Madison have it all: the looks, the connections, the money, the boys. As the daughters of three of the most prestigious families on Philadelphia's Main Line (read: old money, and lots of it) and the ruling juniors at Bradford Prep, nothing can stand in their way....except, perhaps, their own dark secrets. When an old frenemy from Paige's hidden past shows up at Bradford and plays nice--too nice--Paige is desperate to smother the threat. How far will she go to silence the truth?
I got this from Pluse It. I am really excited to read Golden Girl. I haven't read anything by Micol Ostow and I think that it is about time. Golden Girl also looks like a quick read, sort of like Gossip Girl series or Private serise. I also have seen a few reviews for this and make it sound pretty good.
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
If you had the power to kill with your bare hands, what would you do with it?
Graceling takes readers inside the world of Katsa, a warrior-girl in her late teens with one blue eye and one green eye. This gives her haunting beauty, but also marks her as a Graceling. Gracelings are beings with special talents—swimming, storytelling, dancing. Katsa's Grace is considered more useful: her ability to fight (and kill, if she wanted to) is unequaled in the seven kingdoms. Forced to act as a henchman for a manipulative king, Katsa channels her guilt by forming a secret council of like-minded citizens who carry out secret missions to promote justice over cruelty and abuses of power.
Combining elements of fantasy and romance, Cashore skillfully portrays the confusion, discovery, and angst that smart, strong-willed girls experience as they creep toward adulthood. Katsa wrestles with questions of freedom, truth, and knowing when to rely on a friend for help. This is no small task for an angry girl who had eschewed friendships (with the exception of one cousin that she trusts) for her more ready skills of self-reliance, hunting, and fighting. Katsa also comes to know the real power of her Grace and the nature of Graces in general: they are not always what they appear to be.
Graceling is the first book in a series, and Kristin Cashore’s first work of fiction. It sets up a vivid world with engaging characters that readers will certainly look forward to following beyond the last chapter of this book.

I got this randomly and have already read/reviewed it. I really liked it and I am happy to have my own copy. I also got a Graceling tattoo with it, which is awesome.
This was a pretty awesome week mail wise.
Peace out, Sarah.


  1. WOW! Tons of awesome books!

    -Senfaye :)

  2. WOW!!! What an amazing week that you have had. I adored Graceling, Katsa and Po *sigh*. The TFOH&T is awesome, but a bit sad. I Wanna be Your Joey Ramone is in my TBR pile along with The Prophecy of Sisters and I do not know what I should work on next.

  3. Nice week! I own three out of five. Graceling sounds interesting, enjoy!

  4. I have none of those books and want to read all of them!

  5. Nice week!

    Isn't it fun to get books that you've already read and loved?

  6. Two books I would love to get my hands on: Graceling and The Forest of Hands and Teeth!

  7. I have heard a lot of good things about The Forest of Hands and Teeth and Graceling. Have fun reading.

  8. wow you got some great books. I can't wait to read Forest of Hands and Teeth!

  9. OMG!! GRACELING!!! I just read this last week and LOVE IT!!! PO...*sigh*

  10. Graceling was AMAZING! I loved it and I can't wait for the prequel Fire to come out in the fall. It seems like everyone but me got The Forest of Hands and Teeth this week.

  11. Oooh, Prophecy, very lucky!


  12. Oooh I may just have to raid our local library for some of those :] Awesome.

    Much love, Sierra.

    PS- I want mah book back, so read it! haha jk :P

  13. Great Books - Now more to add to my WL! And some of those covers are amazing!!

  14. Prophecy of the Sisters and I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone both look really great! And I love Joey Ramone, so will take special attention to look out for that one.

  15. wow, you had a great week! I got an arc of sisters of prophecy yesterday!

  16. Aw, thanks for adding my book to your list, Sarah!

    I just bought TFHT this week, because the ARC hasn't made it's way to me yet. Haven't read it, though, because I"m in the middle of The City of Bones. I really liked Graceling, but I only made it about halfway through before I had to put it aside (haven't gotten back to it yet).

    And thanks for putting I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone on my radar. I hadn't heard of that one, but it sounds really unique - and I love unique plot lines!

  17. haha good job ;] It's all good. How long did it take for me to get your Christmas present? Uh huh... forever! hehe Weeee need to hang out. Yes. :] I got spring break coming up! Maybe then? Txt me about it or something ^^

  18. I really want to read Graceling, it looks so good.

  19. :P

    pretty much all books i WANT!! cept TFoHaT, because I have that one.

  20. WOW. How did you come by a copy of Graceling *randomly*? I want that to happen to me too! hehe.


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