Sunday, July 5, 2009

In My Mailbox (6)

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: Frank Peretti
Title: Hangman's Curse
Series: The Veritas project (book 1)
Publication Date: 2001
Synopsis: "This fast-paced mystery suspense series features the Springfield family, an independent investigative team consisting of Nate, his wife Sarah, and their twin teenagers Elijah and Elisha. Veritas, the Latin word for truth, has been selected to code name their effort The Veritas Project, as their mission is to investigate and solve strange mysteries, crimes, and occurrences, seeking not only the facts, but also the truth behind the facts. In Hangman’s Curse, the family goes undercover at a small town high school where it appears that a mysterious curse is spreading throughout the school, attacking popular student athletes and immobilizing the student body with fear. As the Springfields uncover the truth, they see first hand the devastating effects of peer-abuse."

Author: Anna Godberson
Title: Rumors
Series: The Luxe (book 2)
Publication Date: 2008
Synopsis: "True love. False friends. Scandalous gossip. Welcome back to Manhattan, 1899. As rumors fly about the untimely demise of New York's brightest star, Elizabeth Holland, all eyes are on those closest to the dearly departed: her sister, Diana, the family's only hope for redemption; Henry Schoonmaker, the flame Elizabeth never extinguished; Penelope Hayes, poised to claim all that her best friend left behind; even Elizabeth's former maid, Lina Broud, who discovers that while money matters and breeding counts, gossip is the new currency. In this delicious sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Luxe, nothing is more dangerous than a scandal . . . or more precious than a secret."

Author: Annette Curtis Klause
Title: Freaks: Alive on the Inside!
Publication Date: 2006
Synopsis: "If this is a dream, why does she seem so real? Though Abel Dandy was born to circus performers and grew up in a troupe of odd and inexplicable people, he has never felt limited by his normalcy—until now. Realizing he'll never be more amazing than the talented oddities around him, Abel can only dream of living a life richer than his own. But in his dreams a mysterious woman beckons him, calling him passionately by a name he doesn't know and speaking in a language he's never heard, but fully understands. Compelled by these visions and yearning to be more than ordinary, Abel embarks on a journey more frightening and wondrous than he ever imagined...."
I have only read two books by Annette Curtis Klause and I loved them, so I decided to get this one when I saw it plus the covers really cool.

Author: K.A. Applegate
Series: Everworld (book 3)
Publication Date: 1999
Synopsis: "Jalil, April, David and Chris still haven't found Senna. They still haven't found their way out of Everworld. And — though they have managed to stay alive — things are starting to get worse. Because Jalil and the others are about to encounter one of the most powerful of Everworld inhabitants. He is called Merlin.

Merlin is the unseen force behind much of what happens in Everworld. And there is a good chance he knows where to find Senna. But he has his own agenda. And it doesn't necessarily include helping Jalil and the others. Now, they're about to discover what happens when you mess with Merlin..." 
Author: K.A. Applegate
Series: Everworld (book 5)
Publication Date: 2000
Synopsis: "Senna. The one and only reason David, Christopher, April, and Jalil are in Everworld. Senna is also the reason they can't get back to their own world. It seems she only shows up when she wants to be found. And she always disappears. At the moment, Senna is the least of their problems. Now they have to make a choice: Outsmart the dragon that killed Galahad - or die. And the odds of David and the others surviving by themselves aren't very good. But they've met some Everworld residents that might be willing to help for a price: Senna."
Author: K.A. Applegate
Series: Everworld (book 6)
Publication Date: 2000
Synopsis: "No one knows what it's like to be Christopher, David, April, Jalil, or even Senna. One minute they're off to Fairy Land to recover a dragon's stolen treasure. The next they find themselves sitting in the middle of history class. All it takes to move between the worlds is to fall asleep. And they just can't seem to find a way to make it stop. Now Christopher and the others find themselves at the single most powerful area in Everworld. Olympus. As in Greek gods. As in mythology. It seems that the evil alien god, Ka Anor, plans to take Olympus for himself — and Zeus isn't having any of it. Christopher and the others know it's not their fight. But they know ultimately they're going to have to choose a side. And it probably won't be Ka Anor's..."
I'm so excited that I found three of the books I am missing from the Everworld series. Especially since they are so hard to find and the fact that I want to know how the series ends..

Well that's all for me this week.

P.S. I will be away from my blog for the next few days (like a week).
Dame Orchid


  1. Unfortunately I am one of those few people who didn't respond to the Luxe series. I want to like them but it just didn't happen. You have a great Applegate haul there, I've yet to read anything by that author...I might check some of it out.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. great book week! interesting cover. hope you enjoy! happy reading.


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