Sunday, March 14, 2010

In My Mailbox (12)

I think I actually ordered this bunch of books (online) before I went to the bookstore last week. In any case, I've got more books! I didn't realize that Before I Fall and Storm Glass were so thick. Yikes. I think that I'm probably set for books for the rest of the year!

Anyway, here's what was in my mailbox (literally):

Before I Fall
by Lauren Oliver

What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?

Samantha Kingston has it all: the world's most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life.

Instead, it turns out to be her last.

Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact. Reliving her last day during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.

Dream Spinner
by Bonnie Dobkin

Disfigured by a car accident that also killed her dad, Jori has been transformed from a popular high school student into a bitter loner. Fatherless, isolated, and betrayed by her best friend, Jori is angry at the world. And now her sister Lisa has disappeared, unable to cope with the changes in her family. Walking home from school one day, Jori stumbles upon a strange house and meets Professor DePris, who shows her a living tapestry woven from dreams. Distrustful of the eccentric old man and the telepathic spider who weaves for him, she resists entering the dream tapestry until she realizes her sister is trapped inside. It’s up to Jori to enter the tapestry and rescue Lisa from the monstrous old man who is feasting on her fantasies. But how can Jori convince Lisa to leave this fantastic, yet dangerous, world where anything—even reuniting with their father—is possible?

by Timothy Carter

Book of Stuart, Chapter 1:10.

10 And, yea verily, Stuart did commit the Sin of Onan in the shower. And this was witnessed by his own brother who did cry out unto their mother. And there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth.
11 And the townspeople rose up against him and all Onaners, calling upon one another to tear the youthful sinners limb from unclean limb. And there was much pants wetting.
12 And lo, Stuart did join forces with the demon, Fon Pyre, and together they did set forth to discover the cause of the town's trouble.
13 And, hark! A pair of fallen angels would plant seeds of hatred unto the townspeople. And on the seventh day, Stuart did vow to rip the fallen angels a new one and layeth upon them an epic smacketh-down.

Storm Glass
by Maria V. Snyder

As a glassmaker and a magician-in-training, Opal Cowen understands trial by fire. Now it's time to test her mettle. Someone has sabotaged the Stormdancer clan's glass orbs, killing their most powerful magicians. The Stormdancers—particularly the mysterious and mercurial Kade—require Opal's unique talents to prevent it happening again. But when the mission goes awry, Opal must tap in to a new kind of magic as stunningly potent as it is frightening. And the further she delves into the intrigue behind the glass and magic, the more distorted things appear. With lives hanging in the balance—including her own—Opal must control powers she hadn't known she possessed…powers that might lead to disaster beyond anything she's ever known.

Yes! I'm finally going to start the Glass series. I keep hearing good things about it. And I've been waiting for Before I Fall for ages. The other two... well, they just looked interesting. And Evil? looks like it could be pretty funny.

What was in your "mailbox" this week?

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi of The Story Siren.


  1. Wow, Evil sounds rather random and possibly disturbing. Great cover though. It has me intrigued. If the blurb is anything to go by, I don't think I'll like the style of writing. I'll be very interested to hear your thoughts on it. Storm Glass is great. Enjoy!

  2. You got Before I fall. Wow! Have fun reading the books you got. Enjoy!

  3. Great books you got there! I've never heard of the middle too though. I really liked "Before I Fall", I hope you will too! And I have to catch up with Maria V. Snyder's books... I read Poison Study ages ago and haven't read more of her since.

  4. Dream Spinner sounds amazing. I can't wait to see what you make of it.

  5. NIce group of books! I want to start the glass series as well.