Sunday, August 22, 2010

In My Mailbox (41)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren 


WON:


 Gimme A Call by Sarah Mlynowski


Devi's life isn't turning out at all like she wanted. She wasted the past three years going out with Bryan—cute, adorable, break-your-heart Bryan. Devi let her friendships fade, blew off studying, didn't join any clubs . . . and now that Bryan has broken up with her, she has nothing left.

Not even her stupid cell phone—she dropped it in the mall fountain. Now it only calls one number . . . hers. At age fourteen, three years ago!

Once Devi gets over the shock—and convinces her younger self that she isn't some wacko—she realizes that she's been given an awesome gift. She can tell herself all the right things to do . . . because she's already done all the wrong ones! Who better to take advice from than your future self?

Except . . .what if getting what you 
think you want changes everything? 



 Sister's Red by Jackson Pearce


Scarlett March lives to hunt the Fenris-- the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister Rosie from a brutal attack. Armed with a razor-sharp hatchet and blood-red cloak, Scarlett is an expert at luring and slaying the wolves. She's determined to protect other young girls from a grisly death, and her raging heart will not rest until every single wolf is dead.

Rosie March once felt her bond with her sister was unbreakable. Owing Scarlett her life, Rosie hunts fiercely alongside her. Now Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves and finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax-- but loving him means betraying her sister and has the potential to destroy all they've worked for. 



The Giver by Lois Lowry


In the "ideal" world into which Jonas was born, everybody has sensibly agreed that well-matched married couples will raise exactly two offspring, one boy and one girl. These children's adolescent sexual impulses will be stifled with specially prescribed drugs; at age 12 they will receive an appropriate career assignment, sensibly chosen by the community's Elders. This is a world in which the old live in group homes and are "released"--to great celebration--at the proper time; the few infants who do not develop according to schedule are also "released," but with no fanfare. 

6 comments:

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

Gimme a Call sounds interesting. I know I'd love to receive a call from my future self.

It's also nice to see older titles like The Giver show up on "Mailbox" lists these days. =)

The Paperback Princess said...

Great books this week! I really want to read Sisters Red (:

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

I want to read both Gimmeacall and Sisters Red! Happy reading.

E.J. Stevens said...

I can't wait to read Sisters Red. Great mailbox! My IMM Birthday Edition is here.

xx,
E.J
From the Shadows

Lori said...

I hope that you enjoy your books. Here is what I got IN MY MAILBOX

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