Sunday, May 31, 2009

In My Mailbox(Week 12)

Started by Kristi at The Story Siren, who was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie.

Darkwood by M.E. Breen
Darkness falls so quickly in Howland that the people there have no word for evening. One minute the sky is light, the next minute it is black. But darkness comes in other forms, too, and for thirteen-year-old Annie, the misery she endures in her Uncle’s household makes the black of night seem almost soothing. When Annie escapes, her route takes her first to a dangerous mine where a precious stone is being stolen by an enemy of the king, and later to the king’s own halls, where a figure from Annie’s past makes a startling appearance. All the while, reported sightings of kinderstalk— mysterious, wolf-like creatures that prowl Howland’s dark forests—grow more frequent. Eloquent, suspenseful, and imbued with fairy-tale motifs found in The Brothers Grimm, this is a riveting coming-of-age story of a girl who must learn to trust her instincts if she’s to lead the people she is destined to rule.
I got this book for review and it sounds really good.
Sprout by Dale Peck
Sprout Bradford has a secret. It’s not what you think—he’ll tell you he’s gay. He’ll tell you about his dad’s drinking and his mother’s death. The green fingerprints everywhere tell you when he last dyed his hair. But neither the reader nor Sprout are prepared for what happens when Sprout suddenly finds he’s had a more profound effect on the lives around him than he ever thought possible. Sprout is both hilarious and gripping; a story of one boy at odds with the expected.
This book sounds really good.
Ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley
After spending an entire summer planning how to get Damen, her crush, to notice her, Charlotte Usher's life seems to be looking up when Damen is made her lab partner. However, only moments later, her plans come to an end when she chokes to death on a gummi bear. Charlotte becomes a ghost, invisible to everyone she once knew, and forced to go to "Dead Ed" - a school for dead teenagers - to learn to use her supernatural abilities.
While spying on Damen with his girlfriend Petula - the cheerleader Charlotte idolises - Charlotte discovers that Scarlet, Petula's goth sister, can see her. She convinces Petula to allow Charlotte to possess her so that she can spend time with Damen, much to the disapproval of the other ghosts at "ghost school", who are trying to find a way to save their home, Hawthorne Manor from destruction. However, matters are complicated when Scarlet begins to fall in love with Damen, and no longer wants Charlotte involved with him.
It sounds really different, but really good.
Ghostgirl Homecoming by Tonya Hurley
Heaven couldn't be a phone bank, could it?
Charlotte Usher discovers that the afterlife isn't quite what she pictured when she's forced to intern at a hotline for troubled teens. Before she can officially cross over, she'll have to be a source of guidance for one such teen. The problem is she doesn't have much advice to offer since dying hasn't exactly boosted her confidence level. But when Hawthorne High's leading, love-to-hate cheerleader Petula and her gothic little sis' Scarlet find themselves suddenly resting-in-peace in comas, Charlotte's opportunity to save them will prove to be the risk of a lifetime-for all of them.
I got this for review. It sounds really good.
Peace out, Sarah.


  1. Awesome books you got this week. I got Ghostgirl this week too. Enjoy.

  2. I want to read Ghostgirl and Homecoming. Happy reading, enjoy your books!

  3. Ghostgirls sounds great and I also like Sprout. Great week!

  4. I hope Ghostgirl Home coming will be as fun as Ghostgirl. Happy reading!

  5. Gosh darn it! Been seeing Darkwood more and more. Must be a sign to read it. Happy reading!

  6. I want to read Ghost Girl Homecoming too.


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