Sunday, September 13, 2009

In My Mailbox: Sept. 13th

(IMM was started by Kristi over at The Story Siren, who was inspired by Alea from Pop Culture Junkie)

Yeah, my IMM books are literally in my mailbox. I didn't get that much books this week, but that is okay because roughly all my books come from the library, and I need to catch up on all my books. My library is great, they always have all the books I'm pining after, but the due-dates are really getting to me. But anywho, on to the books...
(All reviews from Goodreads)

I love short stories/ analogies, and this specific collection has soooo many good authors. I'm really excited to read all them.

Geektastic by (The Nerd Herd?) Edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castelucci

Acclaimed authors Holly Black (Ironside)and Cecil Castellucci (Boy Proof) have united in geekdom to edit short stories from some of the best selling and most promising geeks in young adult literature: M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Tracy Lynn, Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Barry Lyga, Wendy Mass, Garth Nix, Scott Westerfield, Lisa Yee, and Sara Zarr.

With illustrated interstitials from comic book artists Hope Larson and Bryan Lee O'Malley, Geektastic covers all things geeky, from Klingons and Jedi Knights to fan fiction, theater geeks, and cosplayers. Whether you're a former, current, or future geek, or if you just want to get in touch with your inner geek, Geektastic will help you get your geek on!

I also got Skinned but I left it in my mom's car, Oops! I am very excited about this one though, I have heard nothing but good things, and the synopsises sound really good.

Crashed by Robin Wasserman

The followup to the debut novel Scott Westerfeld called "A spell-binding story about loss, rebirth, and finding out who we really are inside...intense and moving."

Months have passed, and in that time, Lia has joined Jude and his roving gang of mechs, an eclectic collection of bored teenagers looking for trouble, and uniquely capable of finding it. It’s a carefree life at first, but as the download process becomes more common, the opposition to the process becomes more vocal - and more hostile.

Lia gets swept up in the idea of being a revolutionary and fighting for a cause, but as the plans escalate, she starts having second thoughts — especially when she figures out Jude’s real agenda. Yes, he’s loyal to his cause — fiercely, desperately, blindly loyal. But only to his cause. Not necessarily to his people. In the end, Lia must make a choice. How many people — mechanical and organic — is she willing to hurt to protect her freedom? How far is she willing to go to protect the people she loves? And, when she betrays Jude—as she eventually realizes she must—how will he take his revenge?

I am sooo excited for this next one you don't even know. I recently discovered Kate Brian's Private books in June, and while that may not be too long ago, I have been dying to read this next one.

Suspicion by Kate Brian

Forbidden fruit...

Reed, Noelle, and former Billings Girls Kiran and Taylor have been living it up on St. Barths over winter break. The tropical sun has melted away all the tensions of last semester, and for the first time in months, Reed is happy. She's got her best friends by her side, she has a palatial suite with an ocean view, and she's landed Upton, the most sought-after guy on the island.

Reed is falling in love.

But dating Upton makes Reed St. Barths' highest-profile guest -- and not in a good way. Upton has a dark past, and he's broken a lot of hearts. One of his exes still wants him. And she'll do whatever it takes to get Reed out of the picture.

The inner middle-schooler in me craves Lisi Harrison. And every once in awhile I satisfy that inner crave. I am sure my inner middle schooler will thank me after reading this, as she is very excited for this one.

Alphas by Lisi Harrison

At OCD the losers are tormented.

At Alpha Academy, they're sent home.

Skye Hamilton has scored an invitation to the ultra-exclusive Alphas-only boarding school where beta is spelled LBR . What happens when the country's best, brightest, and hawtest begin clawing and scratching their way to the top?

So, thats what I got. What did you?


April (BooksandWine) said...

Ooooo Skinned and Crashed! I am green with envy, I hope you enjoy your fabulous new books :-D

Eleni said...

Aww that's cute how their literally in your mailbox :) I bought Crashed too! I can't wait to read it...happy reading!


Bookalicious Ramblings said...

Aww, that picture is too cute! Happy reading!

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

I read Skinned this summer, so I'm curious about Crashed. Hope you do a reveiw.

Nancy said...

Ohhh Crashed looks so good. I have to read it after Skinned.

Katie said...

Love that your books are in their mailbox. That had me chuckling.

Some awesome books. I have a bunch of them on my own to-be-read stack.

And yeah, due dates are hard. So frustrating at times. Oh, well.

Happy reading!

Nina said...

You got some great books there! I wish your library was in my city! :)