Sunday, March 22, 2009

In My Mailbox!

Inspired by Alea and started by the Story Siren, In My Mailbox explores the contents of a reviewer's mailbox weekly! Thanks, Kristi, this is so much fun!

From Random House:

Fate by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
   For the past two years, Bailey Morgan has lived a double life: high school student by day, ancient mystical being by night. As the third Fate, Bailey literally controls the fate of the world, but as Plain Old Bailey, her life is falling apart. She's got a tattoo that was supposed to be temporary (but isn't), friendships that were supposed to last forever (but might not), and no idea what her future holds after high school graduation.
   Then Bailey meets the rest of the Sidhe, an ancient race defined by their power, beauty, and sinister habit of getting what they want at any cost. But before Bailey knows it, she's being drawn into an otherworldly web more complicated than anything she weaves as a mortal Fate.
Oooh, this sounds so good! And isn't the cover just gorgeous? I love it! I haven't read the first book, Tattoo, so I just requested it at the library. Many thanks to Random Buzzers!

Highway to Hell (Maggie Quinn: Girl vs. Evil) by Rosemary Clement-Moore
   Maggie Quinn was expecting to find plenty of trouble with Lisa over Spring Break. Give a girl a bikini, a beachfront hotel, and an absent boyfriend, and it's as good as a road map to the dark side. But Maggie doesn't have to go looking for trouble. Trouble has started looking for her. One dead cow and a punctured gas tank later, she and Lisa and stuck in Dulcina, Texas--a town so small that it has an owner. And lately life in this small town hasn't been all that peaceful. An eerie predator is stalking the ranchland.
   Everyone in town has a theory, but not even Maggie's psychic mojo can provide any answers. And the longer the girls are stranded, the more obvious it becomes that something is seriously wrong. Only no one--not even Maggie's closest ally--wants to admit that they could have been forced on a detour down the highway to hell.
Yet another YA series (and another really cool cover!) that I need to sink my teeth into! I've heard of these books before, but I'll definitely have to check out the first now!

Just One Wish by Janette Rallison
   Seventeen-year-old Annika Truman knows the power of positive thinking. With a little brother who has cancer, it's all she ever hears about. And in order to help Jeremy, she will go to the ends of the earth (or at least as far as Hollywood) to help him believe he can survive his upcoming surgery. 
   But Annika's plan to convince Jeremy that a magic genie will grant him any wish throws her a curveball when he unexpectedly wishes that his television idol would visit him. Annika suddenly finds herself in the desperate predicament of getting access to a hunky star actor and convincing him to come home with her. Piece of cake, right?
I love how this one sounds! It seems like Janette Rallison always has the best plot ideas. I'm also using this book for an upcoming school book report, but I've been wanting to read it for a while. Thanks, Mom, for buying it for me at Barnes and Noble! (:

Random House also sent me Brutal by Michael Harmon and Surface Tension by Brent Runyon, but I'm feeling super-lazy, so I don't feel like typing up the summaries. (:

So, what did you guys get this week?


Steph Su said...

I'm interested in reading Rosemary Clement-Moore's series, too. Pretty books! :)

Senfaye said...

You are super lucky to get all of those great books! Have fun reading!!!
-Senfaye :)

Ravenous Reader said...

You had some great books this week. Just one wish is really good.

Brooke Reviews said...

Ah, I really want to read Fate, but haven't read book 1 yet! I just love the cover. :D

prophecygirl said...

Nice week! I love the cover of Just One Wish :)

deltay said...

Good haul - those look intriguing!

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Awesome week! These are books that I've been wanting to read, enjoy!

Yan said...

You always get some great books!

Anonymous said...

I really like Fate's cover art. Lovely!

the epic rat said...

You've got some pretty fun covers there :) I really want to read Fate, and Just One Wish sounds amusing!

P.S. I gave you an award! Thanks for being cool :)

susan said...

Always a good week when you get books. Happy reading.

Mandy B. said...

this sounds like a really good book-i'll check it out! -Rachel

Juju said...

Fate sounds goood! I too can't wait to read Just One Wish.