Sunday, November 1, 2009

In My Mailbox (10)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.
FOR REVIEW:
Invisible Lines by Mary Amato (ARC)
Invisible Lines is about a boy on the edge of poverty who wants to be accepted in school and on an elite soccer team. He finds unlikely inspiration in the study of fungi and support from a science teacher. It is a touching novel of how sports, art and a special teacher can change a boy’s life forever. 
(sorry I couldn't find a great summary of this book.)
WON FROM CONTESTS
Ruined: A Ghost Story by Paula Morris (HB)
"Rebecca couldn't feel more out of place in New Orleans, where she comes to spend the year while her dad is traveling. She's staying in a creepy old house with her aunt. And at the snooty prep school, the filthy-rich girls treat Rebecca like she's invisible. Only gorgeous, unavailable Anton Grey seems to give Rebecca the time of day, but she wonders if he's got a hidden agenda. Then one night, in Lafayette Cemetery, Rebecca makes a friend. Sweet, mysterious Lisette is eager to talk to Rebecca, and to show her the nooks and crannies of the city. There's just one catch: Lisette is a ghost.
 
A ghost with a deep, dark secret, and a serious score to settle.
 
As Rebecca learns more from her ghost friend -- and as she slowly learns to trust Anton Grey -- she also uncovers startling truths about her own history. Will Rebecca be able to right the wrongs of the past, or has everything been ruined beyond repair?"
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (ARC)
"For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along.

With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life."

Comments: Even though I have a pile of books to read in front of this, I just couldn't resist! I finished this book this morning, so I'll have a review up soon. 

3 comments:

ladystorm said...

I have heard a lot about Hush, Hush and Ruined sounds good. Can't wait to see your reviews.

Book Crazy Jenn said...

OHH Hush Hush - amazing book!!! and Ruined looks good - gonna add that to my want to get pile LOL - gosh that things growing as fast as my TBR pile, or well no faster LOL

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