Monday, October 18, 2010

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. Anyone can participate in IMM and you are not limited to only sharing books that arrive via your mailbox. You can also share books that you've bought or books that you've gotten at the library. You can find more information on how to participate in the In My Mailbox meme by visiting The Story Siren.

This week in my mailbox...

Banished by Sophie Littlefield

Goodreads Description:
There isn’t much worth living for in Gypsum, Missouri—or Trashtown, as the rich kids call the run-down neighborhood where sixteen-year-old Hailey Tarbell lives. Hailey figures she’ll never belong—not with the popular kids at school, not with the rejects, not even with her cruel, sickly grandmother, who deals drugs out of their basement. Hailey never knew her dead mother, and she has no idea who her father was, but at least she has her four-year-old foster brother, Chub. Once she turns eighteen, Hailey plans to take Chub far from Gypsum and start a new life where no one can find them.

But when a classmate is injured in gym class, Hailey discovers a gift for healing that she never knew she possessed—and that she cannot ignore. Not only can she heal, she can bring the dying back to life. Confused by her powers, Hailey searches for answers but finds only more questions, until a mysterious visitor shows up at Gram’s house, claiming to be Hailey’s aunt Prairie.

There are people who will stop at nothing to keep Hailey in Trashtown, living out a legacy of despair and suffering. But when Prairie saves both Hailey and Chub from armed attackers who invade Gram’s house in the middle of the night, Hailey must decide where to place her trust. Will Prairie’s past, and the long-buried secret that caused her to leave Gypsum years earlier, ruin them all? Because as Hailey will soon find out, their power to heal is just the beginning.

This gripping novel from thriller writer Sophie Littlefield blazes a trail from small-town Missouri to the big city as Hailey battles an evil greater than she ever imagined, while discovering strengths she never knew she had.

And of course...

Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles #2) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Goodreads Description:
Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.

Sometimes life-ending.

Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.

Now it's your turn, so spill...what little reads did you add to your piles this week?


Stina Lindenblatt said...

Despite having a large TBR pile, I'm currently re-reading Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen. I'm not sure what I'm going to read next. Depends on my mood. Maybe Clockwork Angel.

salarsenッ said...

Good gosh, Banished is a powerful cover. Phew...I guess I'll have to add this one to my neverending pile of TRBs. Thanks.

Bish Denham said...

The Underneath by Kathi Appelt and Fairest by Gail Carson Levine are on my night stand.

Hannah Kincade said...

oooh, Banished looks good! I'll put that on my list.

I just finished Starlight Crystal last night by Christopher Pike. I was very pleased and now he's got me thinking about things and my brain hurts. K)

Have a great day!

Matthew Rush said...

These sound awesome. Thanks Renae!

Shannon said...

My TBR pile is too scary. I have a stack of books (literally) on my nightstand and a spreadsheet list of more I want to read. I need to squeeze a few more hours out of the day.

Melissa said...

Some great books you have here! I'm waiting for a couple weeks to snatch BD because i have too many books that I just ordered already!