Friday, August 21, 2009

In My Mailbox (11)

In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. Sadly the only books I order are those that are hard to find. The following books are from the library and bookstores.

Library:
Author: Melissa Marr
Series: Wicked Lovely (book 2)
Number of Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2008
Genre: Young Adult/Urban Fantasy
Synopsis: "Unbeknownst to mortals, a power struggle is unfolding in a world of shadows and danger. After centuries of stability, the balance among the Faery Courts has altered, and Irial, ruler of the Dark Court, is battling to hold his rebellious and newly vulnerable fey together. If he fails, bloodshed and brutality will follow.

 Seventeen-year-old Leslie knows nothing of faeries or their intrigues. When she is attracted to an eerily beautiful tattoo of eyes and wings, all she knows is that she has to have it, convinced it is a tangible symbol of changes she desperately craves for her own life.
 The tattoo does bring changes—not the kind Leslie has dreamed of, but sinister, compelling changes that are more than symbolic. Those changes will bind Leslie and Irial together, drawing Leslie deeper and deeper into the faery world, unable to resist its allures, and helpless to withstand its perils. . . . "

Author: Dorothy & Thomas Hoobler
Title: The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn
Series: Samurai Detective (book 1)
Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 1999
Genre: Mystery
Synopsis: "Samurai fear nothing, not even death. They are loyal and brave, 14-year-old Seikel has studied the way of the samurai, and would like nothing more than to be one. But a samurai is born, not made; Seikei was born the son of a tea merchant, so a merchant he must be. But when a priceless ruby intended for the shogun--the military governor of Japan--is stolen by a ghost, Seikei finds himself having to display all the courage of a samurai. Seikei is the only person to have seen the thief, and now the famous magistrate, Judge Ooka, needs the boy's help to solve this mystery. Can the son of a merchant prove himself worthy to the shogun himself?"

Author: Cornelia Funke
Number of Pages: 345
Publication Date: 2002
Genre: Fantasy
Synopsis: "Prosper and Bo are orphans on the run from their cruel aunt and uncle. The brothers decide to hide out in Venice, where they meet a mysterious character who calls himself the "Thief Lord." Brilliant and charismatic, the Thief Lord leads a ring of street children who dabble in petty crimes. Prosper and Bo relish being part of this colorful new family. But the Thief Lord has secrets of his own. And soon the boys are thrust into circumstances that will lead them, and readers, to a fantastic, spellbinding conclusion."

Author: Stefan Petrucha
Title: Teen, Inc.

Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 2007
Genre: YA
Synopsis: "Legally, a corporation is a person, so why shouldn’t they be able to adopt a child?

 Fourteen year old Jaiden’s family is a corporation and his home is an office building. When his parents are killed in an accident caused by a faulty piece of equipment manufactured by NECorp, the company adopts him and raises him in its headquarters. Now as a teenager, Jaiden, is longing for a normal life—attending high school, living in a house, having a girlfriend—and is starting to rebel in search of it.
 With the help of his new friend, Jenny, he uncovers some disturbing and scandalous information about NECorp and must make the tough decision to stay loyal to his “family” or to follow his instincts.
 Jaiden’s funny and fresh voice makes this a quick, enjoyable read and the suspenseful plot will keep readers on the edge of their seats."

Since I still have one book to finish from my last trip to the library (In the Belly of the Bloodhound), I only got four books this week.
Someone finally returned Ink Exchange so I checked it out, too bad Fragile Eternity hadn't been returned yet (maybe it will be there next time).
 The Thief Lord and Teen, Inc. sounded interesting so I decided to give them a try (here's to hoping that I'm right, about them being good *crosses fingers*).
I chose The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn because it sounded different than some of the books I have read lately.
 So what did ya'll get this week?

Orchid

5 comments:

  1. Ink Exchange is amazing! Hope you enjoy your books!

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  2. The Thief Lord looks really interesting, and I've heard pretty good things about it. Hope you enjoy it!

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  3. Your blog name is very cool. Happy Reading!

    Peace
    Michelle

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  4. Great books you got this week. They all look really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

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