Monday, December 7, 2009

In My Mailbox/Mailbox Monday - 12/6/09

Happy Monday!!  I did a lot of reading and house cleaning this weekend.  I unplugged for 2 days, and did miss you all, but enjoyed the reading time and got a alot done around the house as well.  We are finally decorated for Christmas!!

Welcome to another edition of In My Mailbox/Mailbox Monday, where I show you what books came into my house via the mailbox. In My Mailbox is hosted every Sunday by Kristi at The Story Siren and Mailbox Monday is hosted on Mondays by Marcia at the Printed Page. Both ladies have wonderful blogs, that I hope you will take the time to visit. I appreciate each of them for hosting these memes so that book bloggers can share the books that they receive to review. To see what others have gotten this week, visit these ladies and check it out!


Here's what came into my house over the last week:

For Review:

The Purloined Boy by Mortimus Clay, from the author via Amazon

The Purloined Boy, by Mortimus Clay, is a work of fantasy literature for young adults. In parts dark and grotesque, in others luminous and inspiring; it could be described as R. L. Stine meets Plato. It begins with the question, Where do all those children on the milk cartons go? It provides the answer through the eyes of one of those children, a boy named Trevor Upjohn, the purloined boy. Trevor was stolen by a bogeyman as a toddler. But he can't remember that. And he's not the only one. Thousands of children just like him were stolen by bogeys and taken to Superbia, the worst place in the universe. There, the children are cared for by group of officious and unfeeling humans known as the Guardians. For what purpose you ask? A dark and sinister purpose: the most horrid one any could possibly imagine! Fortunately Trevor is not left to fend for himself. A conspiracy comes to his aid, a conspiracy made up of an old man with one good eye, a red-haired girl named Maggie, and a mysterious but very powerful mouse named Zephyr.

Fallen by Lauren Kate, from Random House
There's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.
Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce--and goes out of his way to make that very clear--she can't let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.
I'm actually reading the ARC of this one right now and am loving it!  It releases tomorrow, Dec. 8th, and I'll have a review up later this week.

Mozart in the Future by Tania Maria Rodrigues-Peters, from Smoky Mountain Books

Max is really a boy like any other, but he has a talent for music and a strict mother who wants him to be a great musician. When the doctor says that Max must not to go to school for a few days, Max has no idea that he is about to meet one of his heroes: Mozart, the genius who was one of the greatest composers of all times. Can you imagine Mozart as a child, going down a snowy slope on a sledge, watching cartoons on TV or eating hamburgers? Well, in 'Mozart in the Future' all that and more is possible when you follow their adventures as they try to return Mozart to his own time, helped along by a mysterious fairy-like being called the Spirit of Music.

For Cybils Judging:

But Who Will Bell the Cats?
Erika - San
Mouse Was Mad
When it's Six O-Clock in San Francisco
Two at the Zoo
Tsunami
Thunder-Boomer!
Stanza
My Abuelita
Martha Doesn't Say Sorry
I Always Always Get my Way







 

4 comments:

Mary said...

Mozart in the Future sounds great!

Serena said...

Fallen seems to be popping up everywhere. Happy reading.

Katy said...

Nice acquisitions! Happy reading! :)

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Mozart In The Future looks fun. I am reading Fallen too. It's pretty good so far.

 
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