Monday, January 3, 2011

Mailbox Monday - 1/3/2011

It's been a LONG time since I last posted a Mailbox Monday.  Welcome to my weekly post about the books I receive in the mail.  This is my favorite meme of the week, as I get to share what came into my house as well as learn about new books by checking out what others got.  Mailbox Monday was started by Marcia at The Printed Page.  She has since turned it into a blog tour.  For all the details, go here. If you'd like to join in, head over and link your own mailbox.  Make sure you visit some of the other linked bloggers as that's what makes this so much fun!

I didn't get much last week, as the holidays are usually slow as far as book getting goes.  Here's what did come in:

Teenie, by Christopher Grant - received from Random House
High school freshman Martine (Teenie for short) is a good student, with a bright future ahead of her. She's desperate to be accepted into a prestigious study abroad program in Spain so that she can see what life is like beyond the streets of Brooklyn. She wouldn't mind escaping from her strict (though lovable) parents for awhile either. But when the captain of the basketball team starts to pay attention to her after she's pined away for him for months and Cherise, her best friend, meets a guy online, Teenie's mind is on anything but her schoolwork. Teenie's longtime crush isn't what he seemed to be, nor is her best friend's online love. Can Teenie get her act together in time to save her friendship with Cherise, save her grade point average so that she can study in Spain, and save herself from a potentially dangerous relationship?

Blood Red Road (ARC), by Moira Young.  Received from Simon & Schuster
Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That's fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother Lugh is around. But when a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba's world is shattered. Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on an epic quest to get him back. Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the world outside of desolate Silverlake, Saba is lost without Lugh to guide her. So perhaps the most surprising thing of all is what Saba learns about herself: she's a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. And she has the power to take down a corrupt society from the inside. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization.


bermudaonion said...

Ooh, Teenie sounds really good. Enjoy!

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Ohhhh - Blood Red Road sounds quite interesting!

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

Book Monster said...

Cool books, hope you enjoy. Happy Reading XD

Mystica said...

Sounds interesting both books. Enjoy.

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