Sunday, 27 June 2010

In My Mailbox - 11

In My Mailbox is a weekly post hosted by Kristi who's over at The Story Siren.


This week I received:

Sent for review:

The Star Shack - Lila Castle
Beautiful Dead 1: Jonas - Eden Maguire
Trash - Andy Mulligan


The Star Shack - Lila Castle

Acquired: Sent for review by Sourcebooks Fire

Published: June 1st 2010, Sourcebooks Fire

Summary (from Goodreads): Pete and Annabelle live for their summers together on Gingerbread Beach. They've always believed they were a perfect pair… until junior year, when Annabelle becomes obsessed with astrology. Now they can hardly stand each other.

Pete thinks that Annabelle (a Leo) has become a total flake; Annabelle thinks Pete (a Scorpio) has become an uptight jerk.
When Annabelle dares Pete to open a summer business on the Boardwalk generating personalized horoscopes, their fast-paced, hilarious bickering soon rises to a fever pitch.

The he-said/she-said advice of the Star Shack is wildly popular and seems able to fix any relationship problem… except their own.
But when one of Annabelle's star charts helps catch a thief, Pete might have to admit that the stars could really hold the key to the future…and to his own heart.

Beautiful Dead 1: Jonas - Eden Maguire

Acquired: Sent for review by Sourcebooks Fire

Published: April 2nd 2009, Sourcebooks Fire

Summary (from Goodreads): Something strange is happening in Ellerton High. Phoenix is the fourth teenager to die within a year. His street fight stabbing follows the deaths of Jonas, Summer and Arizona in equally strange and sudden circumstances.

Rumours of ghosts and strange happenings rip through the small community as it comes to terms with shock and loss. Darina, Phoenix's grief-stricken girlfriend, is on the verge. She can't escape her intense heartache, or the impossible apparitions of those that are meant to be dead. And all the while the sound of beating wings echo inside her head!

And then one day Phoenix appears to Darina.
Ecstatic to be reunited, he tells her about the Beautiful Dead. Souls in limbo, they have been chosen to return to the world to set right a wrong linked to their deaths and bring about justice. Beautiful, superhuman and powerful, they are marked by a 'death mark' - a small tattoo of angel's wings.

Phoenix tells her that the sound of invisible wings beating are the millions of souls in limbo, desperate to return to earth. Darina's mission is clear: she must help Jonas, Summer, Arizona, and impossibly, her beloved Phoenix, right the wrong linked to their deaths to set them free from limbo so that they can finally rest in peace. Will love conquer death? And if it does, can Darina set it free?


Trash - Andy Mulligan

Acquired: Sent for review by Random House

Published: September 2nd 2010, David Fickling Books

Summary (from Amazon): Raphael is a dumpsite boy. He spends his days wading through mountains of steaming trash, sifting it, sorting it, breathing it, sleeping next to it. Then one unlucky-lucky day, Raphael's world turns upside down. A small leather bag falls into his hands. It's a bag of clues. It's a bag of hope. It's a bag that will change everything.

Soon Raphael and his friends Gardo and Rat are running for their lives. Wanted by the police, it takes all their quick-thinking, fast-talking to stay ahead. As the net tightens, they uncover a dead man's mission to put right a terrible wrong. It's three street-boys against the world...

8 comments:

  1. Oh I saw trash one another IMM and thought it sound really interesting. Enjoy

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  2. i'm jelous i've really wanted to get my hands on Beautiful Dead for review-

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  3. Beautiful Dead is a really fun series. Hope you enjoy it!

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  4. Good selection this week: Happy Reading! Here is my IMMB if you want a peek: Blkosiner Book Blog

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  5. Great selection of books this week! I hope you enjoy them all. Happy reading! :)

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  6. Great IMM! Hope you enjoy :)

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  7. Star Shack sounds good. Hope you enjoy!

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