Saturday, January 16, 2010

In My Mailbox (17)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi.
For English 10 Honors class:
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
"The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes.
The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days while lost at sea. When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them "the truth." After hours of coercion, Pi tells a second story, a story much less fantastical, much more conventional--but is it more true?"
For Review:
Dream Life by Lauren Mechling
"Claire Voyante's first semester at Henry Hudson High School was eventful, to say the least. As she heads into her second semester, things are calming down a bit. But Claire has a few secrets that are getting harder to keep. Her biggest secret of all? The onyx and ivory cameo necklace her grandmother gave her for her 15th birthday. Ever since she started wearing it, her dreams have been coming to her in black and white and turning out to be oddly prophetic.
Becca’s been hanging out with her old prep school friends and never seems to have time for Claire anymore. And soon, Claire discovers why—there’s a secret group of society girls with a mysterious identity. And, turns out, a mysterious enemy who’s out to get them. The second she sniffs out trouble, Claire jumps on the case. But is it someone close to Claire who’s in danger again—or could it be Claire herself whose life is at stake?"
A friend also gave me Magyk by Angie Sage.
"Septimus Heap, the seventh son of the seventh son, disappears the night he is born, pronounced dead by the midwife. That same night, the baby's father, Silas Heap, comes across an abandoned child in the snow -- a newborn girl with violet eyes. The Heaps take her into their home, name her Jenna, and raise her as their own. But who is this mysterious baby girl, and what really happened to their beloved son Septimus?"
I know absolutely nothing about Magyk. But my friend had an extra copy so I'm going to read it once I've read my TBR pile.

17 comments:

Lea said...

I've heard Life Of Pi is amazing, so I can't wait to see what you think!

Happy reading :D

Holly said...

Dream Life looks interesting, I'll have to check it out some more.

Check out my mailbox this week: http://goodgollymisshollybooks.blogspot.com/2010/01/in-my-mailbox-11.html

Adriana said...

Life of Pi is really good! Hope you like it.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Dream Life looks so good! Enjoy your week!

Bookalicious Ramblings said...

Yay for Dream Life, I have to read that too! Happy reading!

Rebecca said...

Awesome books you got this week. Magyk is a really good book. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

LovesSam said...

happy reading

Stephanie said...

These look really good. I have always been curious about The Life of Pi. I have been seeing Dream Life around the blog-world -- the cover is lovely.

Enjoy!

Faye said...

aweosme books! Dream Life was really good! hope u enjoy it!
Happy reading!

Book Crazy Jenn said...

Dream Life sounds awesome I cant wait to see what you think!

Nina said...

Want to read Dream life too, that one looks so pretty. Have fun reading the books you got.

Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

Great books! Life of Pi is amazing.

Here's what I got this week: http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2010/01/in-my-mailbox-1-17-10.html

Have a great week!

choco (In Which a Girl Reads) said...

Ooh, I've heard Life of Pi was marvelous!

Happy Reading :)

Emma Michaels said...

Looking forward to seeing what you think!

Stephanie said...

I really REALLY enjoyed Magyk! I haven't read any of the other books in the Septimus Heap series yet, but I plan to.


Dream Life looks really good!

Lauren said...

Ooh, great books! Dream Life looks great! Happy reading. :)

Wrighty said...

I've been planning to read The Life of Pi and just haven't gotten to it yet. I really liked Magyk and need to get the next book in the series. Hope you enjoy all of your goodies!