Saturday, May 29, 2010

In My Mailbox (45)

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: Caroline B. Cooney
Title: Both Sides of Time
Series: Time Travelers (book 1)
Publication Date: 1995
Synopsis: “Imagine changing centuries--and making things worse, not better, on both sides of time. Imagine being involved in two love triangles in two different centuries. What if, no matter which direction you travel in time, you must abandon someone you love? Meet 15-year-old Annie Lockwood, a romantic living in the wrong century. When she travels back a hundred years and lands in 1895--a time when privileged young ladies wear magnificent gowns, attend elegant parties, and are courted by handsome gentlemen--Annie at last finds romance. But she is a trespasser in time. Will she choose to stay in the past? Will she be allowed to?”

Author: Cassandra Clare
Title: City of Ashes
Series: The Mortal Instruments (book 2)
Publication Date: 2008
Synopsis: “Welcome back to the exotic world beyond the shadows...
Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go — especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father. To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace.How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?”

Author: Ally Carter
Title: Heist Society
Series: Heist Society (book 1)
Publication Date: 2010
Synopsis: “When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her to the Louvre . . . to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to Austria . . . to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own — scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. Unfortunately, leaving “the life” for a normal life proves harder than she’d expected. Soon, Kat’s friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, appears out of nowhere to bring her back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has good reason: a powerful mobster’s priceless art collection has been stolen and he wants it returned. Only a master thief could have pulled off this job, and Kat’s father isn’t just on the suspect list, he is the list. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat’s dad needs her help.”

Author: Carrie Jones
Title: Need
Series: Need (book 1)
Publication Date: 2008
Synopsis: “Zara White suspects there’s a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She’s also obsessed with phobias. And it’s true, she hasn’t exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane . . . but Zara’s pretty sure her mom just can’t deal with her right now. She couldn’t be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara’s overactive imagination. In fact, he’s still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There’s something not right—not human—in this sleepy Maine town, and all signs point to Zara. In this creepy, compelling breakout novel, Carrie Jones delivers romance, suspense, and a creature you never thought you’d have to fear.”

Author: Caroline B. Cooney
Title: Diamonds in the Shadow
Publication Date: 2007
synopsis: "THE FINCH FAMILY did not know that five refugees landed from Africa on the day they went to the airport to welcome the family sponsored by their church. The Finch family only knew about the four refugees they were meeting - Andre, Celestine, Mattu, and Alake - mother, father, teenage son and daughter. Soon Jared realizes that the good guys are not always innocent, and he must make a decision that could change the fate of both families. This story presents many points of view and a fresh perspective on doing the right thing."

I am extremely excited about the books I've borrowed from the library this week. The only one on the list that I have already read before is Both Sides of Time by Caroline B. Cooney.
There are so many great books that I'm hard pressed to say which one I am looking foward to reading the most. Especially with tiles like Heist Society *yay*; City of Ashes *so glad it was checked back in*; Need *hope it's as goos as it sounds*; and last, but not least, Diamonds in the Shadow a fairly new book by Caroline B. Cooney.
Hope y'all had a great book week.
All books were borrowed from the library.


  1. Great books! I read Heist Society a while back and loved it, so I hope you do too! Happy reading! :)

  2. City of Ashes is good! I thought City of Bones was better (I've never read City of Glass) because it was funnier and there was no brother/sister thing through most of it, but Ashes is nice in its own way. :)

  3. Great books this week! Hope you enjoy City of Ashes!

    Happy reading. =)


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