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.
Author: James Patterson
Title: The Angel Experiment, School's Out Forever, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports, The Final Warning, and Max; The Dangerous Days of Daniel X and Watch the Skies1
Series: The Fugitives (books 1-3), The Protectors (books 1-2), and Daniel X (books 1-2)
Publication Date: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2008, and 2009
Synopsis: The Angel Experiment- "After the mutant Erasers abduct the youngest member of their group, the "birdkids," who are the result of genetic experimentation, take off in pursuit and find themselves struggling to understand their own origins and purpose."
School's Out Forever- "The heart-stopping quest of six winged kids--led by fourteen-year-old Max--to find their parents and investigate the mind-blowing mystery of their ultimate destiny continues when they're taken under the wing of an FBI agent and attempt, for the first time, to live "normal" lives. But going to school and making friends doesn't stop them from being relentlessly hunted by sinister spies, who lead Max to face her most frightening match yet: a new and better version of herself."
Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports- "In Book 3 of the series, the flock members are faced with a new enemy--robots called Flyboys who are stronger than Erasers and have retractable wings. The last thing Max wants is to keep running for her life, but she has to, taking the Flock across the country. There, they meet the sinister scientist Ter-Borsht, who speaks of something called "Re-Evolution," and the "By-Half Plan": the most frightening human experiment they can imagine--a kind of ethnic cleansing of the entire planet."
The Final Warning- " Max returns in book 4 of the series in a chilling adventure unlike any other. Safe havens for the six highly-sought-after winged kids have become increasingly hard to find-so the flock takes refuge in Antarctica with a team of environmentalists studying the effects of global warming. In this remote wilderness-whether pursued by corrupt governments, bioengineered bad-guys, or the harsh forces of nature-survival of the fittest takes a new twist! Teens, adults, and educators will savor this motivating cautionary tale about a real-life peril that may affect their own future."
Max- " Maximum Ride and the other members of the Flock have barely recovered from their last arctic adventure, when they are confronted by the most frightening catastrophe yet. Millions of fish are dying off the coast of Hawaii and someone-or something-is destroying hundreds of ships. Unable to discover the cause, the government enlists the Flock to help them get to the bottom of the disaster before it is too late. While Max and her team are exploring the depths of the ocean, their every move is being carefullytracked by Mr. Chu-a criminal mastermind with his own plans for the Flock. Can they protect themselves from Mr. Chu's army of mercenaries and save the ocean from utter destruction?"
The Dangerous Days of Daniel X- " The greatest superpower of all isn't to be part spider, part man, or to cast magic spells — the greatest power is the power to create. Daniel has that power. Daniel's secret abilities — like being able to manipulate objects and animals with his mind or to recreate himself in any shape he chooses — have helped him survive. But Daniel doesn't have a normal life. He is the protector of the earth, the Alien Hunter, with a mission beyond what anyone could imagine. From the day that his parents were brutally murdered in front of his very eyes, Daniel has used his unique gifts to hunt down their assassin. Finally, with the help of The List bequeathed to him in his parents' dying breath, he has located the killer. Now, on his own, he vows to take on his father's mission—and to have vengeance in the process."
Watch the Skies- " In the second episode in James Patterson's bestselling series, Alien Hunter Daniel X thought he'd seen it all. But there's no business like show business, and Number Five on his list of deadly targets is the most appalling criminal yet. An intergalactic television producer, he's orchestrated—literally—a reality show featuring the extermination of the human race...and Daniel finds himself cast in the lead role of the terrifying season premiere. Full of action and twists, America's favorite storyteller is back with a chilling adventure for all ages!"
Author: Mark Nykanen
Title: Primitive (Bound Galley)
Publication Date: 2009
Synopsis: "A "neo-primitive" cult, possessing secret government documents filled with terrifying information about global warming, kidnaps a famous fashion model and holds her hostage, forcing her to act as their spokesperson. As time runs out, her estranged daughter allies with a dangerous activist group to rescue her, while battling dark agendas from the government and Big Oil."
Author: Sarwat Chadda
Title: The Devil's Kiss (ARC)2
Publication Date: 2009
Synopsis: "As the youngest and only female member of the Knights Templar, Bilquis SanGreal grew up knowing she wasn't normal. Instead of hanging out at the mall or going on dates, she spends her time training as a soldier in her order's ancient battle against the Unholy. Billi's cloistered life is blasted apart when her childhood friend, Kay, returns from Jerusalem, gorgeous and with a dangerous chip on his shoulder. He's ready to reclaim his place in Billi's life, but she's met someone new: amber-eyed Michael, who seems to understand her like no one else, effortlessly claiming a stake in her heart. But the Templars are called to duty before Billi can enjoy the pleasant new twist to her life. One of the order's ancient enemies has resurfaced, searching for a treasure that the Templars have protected for hundreds of years — a cursed mirror powerful enough to kill all of London's firstborn. To save her city from catastrophe, Billi will have to put her heart aside and make sacrifices greater than any of the Templars could have imagined."
Title: Fragile Eternity2
Series: Wicked Lovely
Publication Date: 2009
Synopsis: "Seth never expected he would want to settle down with anyone—but that was before Aislinn. She is everything he'd ever dreamed of, and he wants to be with her forever. Forever takes on new meaning, though, when your girlfriend is an immortal faery queen. Aislinn never expected to rule the very creatures who'd always terrified her—but that was before Keenan. He stole her mortality to make her a monarch, and now she faces challenges and enticements beyond any she'd ever imagined. In Melissa Marr's third mesmerizing tale of Faerie, Seth and Aislinn struggle to stay true to themselves and each other in a milieu of shadowy rules and shifting allegiances, where old friends become new enemies and one wrong move could plunge the Earth into chaos."
I would like to start by Thanking Krista of Tower of Books for hosting an awesome contest.
I would also like to thank Zombie Girrrl who gave me her ARC of Devil's Kiss. I also won a bound galley of Pirmitive during BBAW.
OMZ, you will not believe how long I have been waiting for Fragile Eternity to be returned to my library. Lets just say that I ahve been first in line on the waiting list since August. I just hope I remember enough about Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange after waiting so long for this one.
That's all for me this week in books. Can't wait to see what everyone else got.
Again, my thank to both Krista and Zombie Girrrl.
1. All of the James Patterson books were won from Krista of Tower of Books who was one of the blogs hosting the Maximum Ride Prize Pack contest.
2. Primitive was won during BBAW.
3. Devil's Kiss was a gift from ZG.
4. Fragile Eternity was borrowed from the library.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
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