Sunday, April 15, 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.

Fear by Michael Grant

It's been one year since all the adults disappeared. Gone.

Despite the hunger and the lies, even despite the plague, the kids of Perdido Beach are determined to survive. Creeping into the tenuous new world they've built, though, is perhaps the worst incarnation yet of the enemy known as the Darkness: fear.

Within the FAYZ, life breaks down while the Darkness takes over, literally—turning the dome-world of the FAYZ entirely black. In darkness, the worst fears of all emerge, and the cruelest of intentions are carried out. But even in their darkest moments, the inhabitants of the FAYZ maintain a will to survive and a desire to take care of the others in their ravaged band that endures, no matter what the cost.

Blood Oath by T.L. Clarke

Welcome to the dark and powerful world of the Eternals.

Sixteen-year-old Gabrielle Martin discovers that she was born into a secret society called the Eternals—Warriors sworn through blood to annihilate dark and evil creatures that walk the shadows of the earth. Everything she has known to be true is a lie…just smoke and mirrors to disguise a deadly world filled with half-human, half-vampire Underworld Warriors with one goal—to kill all Eternal Warriors.

The battle against pure evil begins. Friendships are betrayed. Rivals bond…and powers collide. 

Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti

Noelle's life is all about survival. Even her best friend doesn't know how much she gets bullied, or the ways her mom neglects her. Noelle's kept so much about her life a secret for so long that when her longtime crush Julian Porter starts paying attention to her, she's terrified. Surely it's safer to stay hidden than to risk the pain of a broken heart. But when the antagonism of her classmates takes a dramatic turn, Noelle realizes it's time to stand up for herself—and for the love that keeps her holding on.

Henry Franks by Peter Adam Salomon

One year ago, a terrible accident robbed  Henry Franks of his mother and his memories. He can't remember anything: the accident, his mother, his life. The past sixteen years have vanished. All Henry has now are scars and a distant father--the only one who can tell Henry who he is. If only he could trust his father. 

Henry tries to piece together his past with  help from Justine, his only friend. Could his nightmares--a sweet little girl calling him Daddy, murderous urges, dead bodies--hold clues? While a serial killer stalks their small  Georgia town, Henry unearths the bitter  truth about his mother--and himself. 

5 comments:

Eden said...

Oooh, you must let us know how Fear goes. I've read the start of the series but haven't gotten that far yet... and Susane Colasanti! Hopefully her latest one's good, too. :D Happy reading!

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La Toya said...

WOW. Henry Franks sounds incredible!! Right up my alley :)

xo,
La Toya (La Toya, Literally)

Annette said...

I've only read the first Gone novel. Someday I need to catch up. Some others sound good -- in particular Harry Franks. I'm doing the Serial Killer Challenge. Perhaps I'll check that one out! Happy Reading!

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Alison Can Read said...

Great set! I'd like to read the Colasanti book. Enjoy!
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Melissa said...

I haven't started the Gone Series yet but it's in my list. Happy reading! My IMM is here http://midnight-orchids.blogspot.com/2012/04/in-my-mailbox-8.html