Sunday, March 4, 2012

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a post where I tell you the books that I received this week either by buying them from the bookstore, going to the library or from my mailbox. In My Mailbox was inspired by Alea and turned into a meme by Kristi.

For Review:: Thanks to netgalley, Alfred A. Knopf BFYR, and Goldberg McDuffie Communications!

The Stone Girl by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

She feels like a creature out of a fairy tale; a girl who discovers that her bones are really made out of stone, that her skin is really as thin as glass, that her hair is brittle as straw, that her tears have dried up so that she cries only salt. Maybe that's why it doesn't hurt when she presses hard enough to begin bleeding: it doesn't hurt, because she's not real anymore.

High school senior Sarah Beth (Sethie) Weiss is disciplined. She has never cut a class in her life, has never had a grade below a B+, and has always been a favorite among her teachers. Her college applications are finished and she only ate six Ritz crackers today. But even on days when Sethie needs to eat more, there's always the toilet to make up for her mistakes. Sethie manages to get down to 104, and maybe if she works just a little bit harder, becomes a little more disciplined, she can get below 100. Truth be told, Sethie has more to worry about than her relationship with her body; but the deeper she descends into her disorder, the smaller her world gets and the harder it is to see her way out.

Ship of Souls by Zetta Elliot

When 11-year-old D loses his mother to breast cancer, he finds himself taken in by an elderly white woman, Mrs. Martin. D loves to watch birds and, while in the park, is amazed to find an injured bird that can talk. He takes it home and soon learns there are malevolent forces inhabiting the region beneath Prospect Park and they are hunting for the bird; Nuru is a life force that has been kept hostage by the earthbound spirits who are ghosts of soldiers that died in the Revolutionary War. Nuru's mission is to guide the ship that will carry the souls of the dead back to her realm. D has been chosen as Nuru's host, and must carry the bird from Brooklyn to the African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan where the dead await deliverance.

4 comments:

Bekka said...

I got The Stone Girl also. I haven't seen many people picking it up, but I do look forward to your review!

Tanya Patrice said...

Both look like awesome reads - Ship of Souls sounds like one for my TBR list.

Alison Can Read said...

Great set! Ship of Souls looks interesting. Hope you enjoy!
My IMM

Vicky said...

Okay, I need to read Stone Girl :| It sound like my cup of tea! What a great IMM! :) I hope you enjoy your books.

Here's my IMM for this week
And I also have an international giveaway going on. (:

Happy reading!
Vicky
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