Sunday, May 9, 2010

Added to the Pile + 34

Got a decent sized haul this week! Thanks to the folks at Flux for Prophecy of Days by Christy Raedeke. I jumped at the chance to pre-order Mockingjay because it was only about $9 at Borders so I pre-ordered Rick Riordan's new one, The Red Pyramid, as well and since it was either pay for shipping or buy a book that would equal shipping and not have to pay for it, I bought a book: Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. And from PaperBackSwap The Mediator: Shadowland by Meg Cabot, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson and Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky.


Suze is a mediator - a liaison between the living and the dead. In other words, she sees dead people. And they won't leave her alone until she helps them resolve their unfinished business with the living. But Jesse, the hot ghost haunting her bedroom, doesn't seem to need her help. Which is a relief, because Suze has just moved to sunny California and plans to start fresh, with trips to the mall instead of the cemetery, and surfing instead of spectral visitations.

But the very first day at her new school, Suze realizes it's not that easy. There's a ghost with revenge on her mind . . . and Suze happens to be in the way.
(book back blurb)


Before all this happened, the closest I'd ever come to getting physical with a guy was playing the board game Operation. Then I met Wes, a track-star senior from across town. Maybe it was his soulful blue eyes, or maybe my hormones just started raging. Either way, I was hooked. And after a while, he was too. I couldn't believe how intense my feelings became, or the fact that I was seeing - and touching - parts of the body I'd only read about in my Grey's Anatomy textbook. You could say Wes and I experienced a lot of firsts together that spring. It was scary. It was fun. It was love.

And then came the fall.
(book back blurb)


Since his mother's death six years ago, Carter Kane has been living out of a suitcase, traveling the globe with his father, the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane. But while Carter's been homeschooled, his younger sister, Sadie, has been living with their grandparents in London. Sadie has just what Carter wants - school friends and a chance at a "normal" life. But Carter has just what Sadie longs for - time with their father. After six years of living apart, the siblings have almost nothing in common. Until now.

On Christmas Eve, Sadie and Carter are reunited when their father brings them to the British Museum, with a promise that he's going to "make things right." But all does not go according to plan: Carter and Sadie watch as Julius summons a mysterious figure, who quickly banishes their father and causes a fiery explosion.

Soon Carter and Sadie discover that the gods of Ancient Egypt are waking, and the worst of them - Set - has a frightening scheme. To save their father, they must embark on a dangerous journey - a quest that brings them even closer to the truth about their family and its links to the House of Life, a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.
(book flap blurb)


When a meteor hits the moon and knocks it closer in orbit to the earth, nothing will ever be the same.

World wide tidal waves.

Earthquakes.

Volcanic eruptions.

And that's just the beginning.
(book back blurb)


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen and has Asperger's Syndrome. He knows a very great deal about maths and very little about human beings. He loves his lists, patterns and the truth. He hates the colours yellow and brown and being touched. He has never gone further than the end of the road on his own, but when he finds a neighbour's dog murdered he sets out on a terrifying journey which will turn his whole world upside down. (book back blurb)


When her safe-cracker mom and code-breaker dad inherit a dreary Scottish castle, sixteen-year-old Caity Mac Fireland is not happy. Ripped from her cushy life and friends in San Francisco, Caity's secret fantasy of being discovered by a Hollywood agent, talent scout, or even just a pageant coach seems more unlikely than ever.

But when Caity stumbles across a hidden room in the castle, its walls covered in strange symbols, her life takes a bizarre turn. She finds herself center stage in an international conspiracy involving warring secret societies, assassins, the suppressed revelations of the Mayan Calendar and the year 2012, plus the fate of humanity.

With the help of her friend Justine back home, and Alex, a gorgeous and mysterious Scottish boy, Caity must race to decipher the code and reveal its message to the world before time runs out.
(book back blurb)


Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so her old friends won't talk to her, and people she doesn't know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that's not safe. Because there's something she's trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have to speak the truth.
(book back blurb)

3 comments:

Bookie said...

Good books! I'm a fan of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series so I definitely want to read some of his other books at some point.

Cleverly Inked said...

Great books

Bianca said...

Awesome books! I've never seen that cover for The Curious Incident of The Dog In the Night-Time. But I like it!

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