Sunday, February 22, 2009

In My Mailbox

"In My Mailbox" was started by The Story Siren. See her blog for more details.

Since I like doing Library Loot also, In My Mailbox will only contain things I actually get in the mail or buy in the store.

thankfully this was a light week...not that there aren't a bajillion books I wished had come in my mailbox...but my TBR pile is out of control so only getting two books was a blessing in disguise. Gives me a little room to catch up.

The Year of the Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty from Bookmooch

The Ashbury-Brookfield pen pal program is designed to bring together the two rival schools in a spirit of harmony and "the Joy of the Envelope." But when Cassie, Lydia, and Emily send their first letters to Matthew, Charlie, and Sebastian, things don't go quite as planned. What starts out as a simple letter exchange soon leads to secret missions, false alarms, lock picking, mistaken identities, and an all-out war between the schools--not to mention some really excellent kissing.

This is the book with the oops, but I am still really excited to read it.

House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo
from Cornhusker Academy

Dream house . . . or bad dream? When the Kings move from L.A. to a secluded small town, fifteen-year-old Xander is beyond disappointed. He and his friends loved to create amateur films . . . but the tiny town of Pinedale is the last place a movie buff and future filmmaker wants to land. But he, David, and Toria are captivated by the many rooms in the old Victorian fixer-upper they moved into--as well as the heavy woods surrounding the house. They soon discover there's something odd about the house. Sounds come from the wrong directions. Prints of giant, bare feet appear in the dust. And when David tries to hide in the linen closet, he winds up in locker 119 at his new school. Then the really weird stuff kicks in: they find a hidden hallway with portals leading off to far-off places--in long-ago times. Xander is starting to wonder if this kind of travel is a teen's dream come true . . . or his worst nightmare.



I also got my signed bookmark from Sarah MacLean for taking part in her picture taking contest. I love it to pieces and would gladly show you a picture but my camera is still in the bottom of my bag I haven't unpacked from last weekend. But thanks Sarah!

12 comments:

LisaMay said...

Ooo they both look great! :)

Cat said...

Ha! I should be getting the first book from bookmooch as well! I'm looking forward to it.

The second one looks very interesting! I'll have to check it out next time I am in the store.. maybe bookmooch will have a copy of that at some point, too..

The Story Siren said...

great!!! and xander is my dogs name!! i hardly ever see it.. how cool! thanks for participating in imm!

towerofbooks said...

Both books look interesting. Happy reading!

KB said...

I absolutely love The Year of Secret Assignments. It was one of the first audiobooks, outside of Harry Potter, that I found fascinating. I will have to pick up some more Moriarty.

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Bookworm said...

I really should pick up the Year of Secret Assignments, I love the cute cover, too!

Marie said...

House of Dark Shadows looks sooo good! I love Victorian "Haunted House" stories.

Liviania said...

House of Dark Shadows looks cool - love the cover.

Diana Dang said...

I want to look into the house of dark shadows. I like reading eerie stories!

Ravenous Reader said...

Ohhh...The House of Dark Shadows looks really good and now I have to look it up :)

wdebo said...

I love the year of secret assignments!!

would you like to do a link exchange?

Wdebo :)

Anna said...

These sound interesting. Happy reading!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

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