Friday, October 9, 2009

In My Mailbox (17)

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: Natsuki Takaya
Title: Fruits Basket
Series: Fruits Basket (vol 2)
Publication Date: 2004
Synopsis: "The enigmatic Sohma family shares a great secret -- they are possessed by spirits of the Chinese Zodiac, and when they are hugged by members of the opposite sex, they transform into their Zodiac animal! Tohru Honda, an orphaned high school freshman, is given lodging in the Sohma household in exchange for taking care of household chores. The humble Tohru is quite grateful for the Sohma family's generosity, but the lnger she stays with them, the more they realize what a blessing she is in their lives as well."


Author: Bisco Hatori
Title: Ouran High School Host Club
Series: Ouran High School Host Club (vol 1)
Publication Date: 2005
Synopis: "One day, Haruhi, a scholarship student at exclusive Ouran High School, breaks an $80,000 vase that belongs to the 'Host Club', a mysterious campus group consisting of six super-rich (and gorgeous) guys. To pay back the damages, she is forced to work for the club, and it's there that she discovers just how wealthy the boys are and how different they are from everybody else."

Author: Masashi Kishimoto
Title: Naruto
Series: Naruto (vol 1)
Publication Date: 2003
Synopsis: "Naruto is a ninja-in-training with a need for attention, a knack for mischief and, sealed within him, a strange, formidable power. His antics amuse his instructor Kakashi and irritate his teammates, intense Sasuke and witty Sakura, but Naruto is serious about becoming the greatest ninja in the village of Konohagakure! Believe it!"

Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Title: Uprising
Publication Date: 2007
Synopsis: "Around her the workers were screaming out prayers and curses.... She herself was sobbing tearlessly.... Her only prayer was still, "I don't want to die." Oh, please, God, don't let me die, she thought. I've never even had a chance to live.
Bella, newly arrived in New York from Italy, gets a job at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. There, along with hundreds of other immigrants, she works long hours at a grueling job under terrible conditions. Yetta, a coworker from Russia, has been crusading for a union, and when factory conditions worsen, she helps workers rise up in a strike. Wealthy Jane learns of the plight of the workers and becomes involved with their cause. Bella and Yetta are at work — and Jane is visiting the factory — on March 25, 1911, when a spark ignites some cloth and the building is engulfed in fire, leading to one of the worst workplace disasters ever.
Margaret Peterson Haddix draws on extensive historical research to bring the tragedy of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire to tangible life through her thrilling story of Bella, Yetta, and Jane."

Author: Natsuki Takaya
Title: Fruits Basket
Series Fruits Basket (vol 3)
Publication Date: 2004
Synopsis: "It's Valentines Day and you know what that means -- lots of chocolates for the cutest boys at school! In this case, it's a pretty close tie between hot-headed Kyo Sohma and Yuki 'prince charming' Sohma. Of course the kind-hearted Tohru, guest of the Sohma family, has chocolates for everyone! But when White Day comes around, what will the Sohma family give back? How about a trip to the family hot springs?! Also, a new member of the Zodiac shows up at school to lay the 'MOO'ves on Kyo."

Author: Tatsuya Hamazaki
Title: .Hack//Legend of the Twilight
Series: .Hack//Legend of the Twilight (vol 1)
Publication Date: 2003
Synopsis: "Old-fashioned role-playing games have experienced a renaissance on the World Wide Web. Twins Rena and Shugo are two middle-school students who enter 'The World' as level one game characters. When Shugo's character dies, he is transported to another level where he is entrusted to bear the Twilight Bracelet by the mysterious Aura. Shugo must find out who Aura is and why she gave him this powerful weapon to protect his sister from the peculiar characters in 'The World'."

Author: Mercedes Lackey
Title: Winds of Fate
Series: Mage Winds (book 1)
Publication Date: 1992
Synopsis: "Lackey, who has enchanted readers since the publication of her first novel, Arrows of the Queen in 1987, scores another hit with the paperback release of the first book in an exciting new series. High magic had been lost to Valdemar when he gave his life to save his kingdom from destruction by the dark sorceries. Now it falls to Elspeth Herald, heir to the throne, to take up the challenge and seek a mentor who will awaken her mage abilities."
As you can see this week's In My Mailbox is extremely long. It’s because I have visited the library at least twice this week because the books I put on hold never seem to all come in at the same time. So I have to keep going back to pick up the rest of them, but maybe that's a good thing.
I have already read and returned some of the books that I checked out Ouran High School Host Club vol 1 and Fruits Basket vol 2 (which were both awesomely funny). I've also already finished Naruto vol 1 (but have yet to return it). I’m also almost done with Uprising (which is so very good. Can’t wait to finish it). I also picked up volume 3 of Fruits Basket, vol 1 of .Hack//Legends of the Twilight, and Winds of Fate by Mercedes Lackey who happens to be one of my all time favorite authors.
Well that's all for me this week in books. Cannot wait to see what ya'll got.



  1. I love Fruits Basket (Kyo and Yuki are so funny!), Ouran High, and Naruto!!! Can't wait to read .Hack!
    Happy reading! ^_^

  2. Uprising sounds great!
    Enjoy the books you got :)

  3. I haven't heard of any of these. I'll look forward to your reviews.


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