In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a meme that was started by The Story Siren in November 2008 with Pop Culture Junkie to show books bloggers have mailed to them or send out to others. Click the icon above for a link to the other blogs participating.

Coming to Me

From The Compulsive Reader

  Synopsis from Goodreads:

Benson Fisher thought that a scholarship to Maxfield Academy would be the ticket out of his dead-end life.

He was wrong.

Now he’s trapped in a school that’s surrounded by a razor-wire fence. A school where video cameras monitor his every move. Where there are no adults. Where the kids have split into groups in order to survive.

Where breaking the rules equals death.

But when Benson stumbles upon the school’s real secret, he realizes that playing by the rules could spell a fate worse than death, and that escape—his only real hope for survival—may be impossible.


Synopsis from Goodreads:

Your future is not your own…

“We wanted to know what makes a good kid good and a bad kid bad. Can you blame us for that? We found an astoundingly, marvelously simple answer: The brain isn’t so much a complicated machine as it is a crystal ball. If you look into it, you will see everything you want to know.”
-Dr. Mark Miliken, senior researcher at Utopia Laboratories

Who will it be?
Will the head cheerleader get pregnant?
Is the student council president a secret drug addict?

The whole school is freaking out about PROFILE, an experimental program that can predict students’ future behavior.

The only question Daphne wants answered is whether Jesse will ask her out…but he’s a Predicted, and there’s something about his future he’s not telling her.

From Peace, Love, Teen Fiction

A mystery ARC – I can’t wait to see what it is!

From The Pub(lishing) Crawl

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Why was Mrs. Olinski’s sixth grade academic bowl team so successful? And why had Mrs. Olinski chosen them in the first place?

Noah, Nadia, Ethan and Julian call themselves “The Souls.” Each has a story to tell, and within each of their stories is part of the answer. Listen to Noah’s tale of life in Century Village, Nadia’s story of turtle walks, Ethan’s accounts of high tea at the bed and breakfast inn, and Julian’s story about a dog that becomes a stage star. Taken together, their stories answer the first question, and when intertwined with the story of Mrs. Olinski and their astonishing academic bowl victories, they answer the second–and tell you much, much more.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Sam leads a pretty normal life. He may not have the most exciting job in the world, but he’s doing all right—until a fast food prank brings him to the attention of Douglas, a creepy guy with an intense violent streak.

Turns out Douglas is a necromancer who raises the dead for cash and sees potential in Sam. Then Sam discovers he’s a necromancer too, but with strangely latent powers. And his worst nightmare wants to join forces . . . or else.

With only a week to figure things out, Sam needs all the help he can get. Luckily he lives in Seattle, which has nearly as many paranormal types as it does coffee places. But even with newfound friends, will Sam be able to save his skin?

Sending Out

To Olivia, the winner of the YA Faeries & Fantasy Hop

Synopsis from Goodreads:

SOME NIGHTMARES NEVER END.

For Janie and Cabel, real life is getting tougher than the dreams. They’re just trying to carve out a little (secret) time together, but no such luck.

Disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody’s talking. When Janie taps into a classmate’s violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open — but nothing goes as planned. Not even close. Janie’s in way over her head, and Cabe’s shocking behavior has grave consequences for them both.

Worse yet, Janie learns the truth about herself and her ability — and it’s bleak. Seriously, brutally bleak. Not only is her fate as a dream catcher sealed, but what’s to come is way darker than she’d feared….

To Samantha, the winner of the Dreaming of Books Hop

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A dazzling novel in the most untraditional fashion, this is the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare’s passionate love affair endures across a sea of time and captures the two lovers in an impossibly romantic trap, and it is Audrey Niffenegger’s cinematic storytelling that makes the novel’s unconventional chronology so vibrantly triumphant.

An enchanting debut and a spellbinding tale of fate and belief in the bonds of love, The Time Traveler’s Wife is destined to captivate readers for years to come.

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Posted on January 22, 2012, in Books and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Great set! I cried buckets at the Time Traveler’s Wife. Wonderful book.
    My IMM

  2. I enjoyed Variant and the time travelers wife. Great IMM

    Melanie
    http://melaniemccullough.blogspot.com

  3. I have always wanted to read The Time Travelers Wife a friend that I worked with recommended it to me years ago and said I needed to read it. I still haven’t but I have seen the movie and I’m sure the book is much better.

    Happy reading
    http://kristina-worldofbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/in-my-mailbox-43.html

  4. The Predicteds sounds interesting & disturbing. And I’ve heard good things about Variant. Enjoy all your new reads!

  5. What an interesting collection of books for this week – nice. The Time Traveler’s Wife is memorable, for sure. Wow. Thx for stopping by my IMM!!

  6. Variant and The Predicteds sound really good! And The View from Saturday was a really cute book! New follower here…Here is my IMM if you’d like to follow back: http://theonceandfuturelibrarian.blogspot.com/2012/01/in-my-mailbox-4.html

  7. I loved The Time Traveller’s Wife – it made me cry and it’s unusual a book moves me to tears!

    Enjoy!

    My IMM @ The Aussie Zombie

  8. Great Mailbox! Hope you enjoy your new books!
    Happy REading!
    Em
    My IMM post
    A Beautiful Madness

  9. Omg this reminds me I still have Variant unread on my shelf! Eeek!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

  10. The Predicteds sounds very interesting! I’ve heard lots of good things about Variant but am a little afraid to read it myself. Great book week!

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