In My Mailbox was started by Kristi of 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: Lois Duncan
Title: Gallows Hill1
Publication Date: 1997
Synopsis: "When seventeen-year-old Sarah works in the fortune-telling booth at a school carnival, she finds that sometimes she can really see the future in the crystal ball, a talent that disturbs some of the other students and makes them suspect her of being a witch."
Series: The Old Kingdom (book 1)
Synopsis: "Since childhood, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the power of Free Magic and the Dead. With her father missing, Sabriel must cross into that world to find him. There she confronts an evil that threatens much more than her life."
Author: Jane Yolen
Title: Dragon's Blood3
Series: Pit Dragon trilogy (book 1)
Publication Date: 1982
Synopsis: "Jakkin, a bond boy who works as a Keeper in a dragon nursery on the planet Austar IV, secretly trains a fighting pit dragon of his own in hopes of winning his freedom."
Author: David Baldacci
Title: The Camel Club5
Series: Camel Club (book 1)
Publication Date: 2005
Synopsis: "It exists at the fringes of Washington, D.C., has no power, and consists solely of four eccentric and downtrodden members whom society has forgotten. Their simple goal is to find the "truth" behind their country's actions. One man leads this aging, ragtag crew. He has no known past and has taken the name "Oliver Stone." Day and night, Stone and his friends study wild conspiracy theories, current events, and the machinations of government, hoping to discover some truth that will hold America's leaders accountable to its citizens. Yet never in Stone's wildest nightmares could he imagine the conspiracy the Camel Club is about to uncover . . ."
Author: Agatha Christie
Title: Murder on the Orient Express6
Series: Hercule Poirot (book 8)
Publication Date: 1934
Synopsis: "Murder on the Orient Express. En route to Paris, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot has booked winter passage on the fabled Orient Express. Among the curious assortment of fellow passengers, one wealthy American holds a unique distinction: He has been found dead of multiple stab wounds in the night compartment of the Calais coach. By dawn, thirteen travelers, each bearing a secret, will find themselves suspect in the most ingenious crime Poirot has ever solved."
Author: Robin McKinley
Title: The Blue Sword7
Series: Damar (book 1)
Publication Date: 1982
Synopsis: "Harry, bored with her sheltered life in the remote orange-growing colony of Daria, discovers magic in herself when she is kidnapped by a native king with mysterious powers."
I went a bit crazy this week when I visited the library and came away with seven books to read. Some of them I've been meaning to give a try, like, Sabriel, Gallows Hill, and The Camel Club. Others are by some of my favorite authors, like, The Blue Sword, Murder on the Orient Express, and The Last Days. And then there's Dragon's Blood by Jane Yolen which happens to be one of my all time favorite books and I couldn't pass up a chance to re-read it.
Well, now you've seen what I got this week, cannot wait to everyone else's IMM.
I am delighted to send you over to check out my first guest post at the fabulous Teens Read and Write run by Alyssa, Jake, and Gregory.
1. Gallows Hill- Lois Duncan is by one of my favorite authors and was borrowed from the library.
2. Sabriel- Garth Nix I've actually wanted to read this book for awhile, but could never find it. It too came from the library.
3. Dragon's Blood- Jane Yolen is one of my favorite books byh on eof my favorite authors. It also was borrowed from the library.
4. The Last Days- Scott Westerfeld, love his books. It too was borrowed from the library.
5. The Camel Club- David Baldacci Sounded interesting so I borrwed it from the library.
6. Murder on the Orient Express- Agatha Christie, I haven't read this one in what seems like ages, so I borrowed it from the library.
7. The Blue Sword- Robin McKinley, I loved her other books so I borrowed this one from the library.