Saturday, July 11, 2009

In My Mailbox (12)

I love getting books in the mail or from the store. I mean who doesn't? Well, this week has been just great. I got to get books that I've been wanting for a long time! I love all these new releases! Anyone else? In my mailbox this week...

Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
(HB/Feiwel & Friends/July 7, 2009)

All her world's a stage. Bertie Shakespeare Smith is not an actress, yet she lives in a theater. She's not an orphan, but she has no parents. She knows every part, but she has no lines of her own. That is, until now.
Enter Stage Right.
NATE. Dashing pirate. Will do anything to protect Bertie.
COBWEB, MOTH, MUSTARD SEED, and PEASEBLOSSOM. Four tiny and incredibly annoying fairies. BERTIE'S sidekicks.
ARIEL. Seductive air spirit and Bertie's weakness. The symbol of impending doom.
BERTIE. Our heroine.

Welcome to the Theatre Illuminata, where the actors of every play ever written can be found behind the curtain. They were born to play their parts, and are bound to the Theatre by The Book--an ancient and magical tome of scripts. Bertie is not one of them, but they are her family--and she is about to lose them all and the only home she has ever known.
Open Curtain

Blue Moon by Alyson Noel
(SB/St. Martin's Press/July 7, 2009)

Eager to learn everything she can about her new abilities as an Immortal, Ever turns to her beloved Damen to show her the way. But just as her powers are increasing, Damen’s are waning.

In an attempt to save him, Ever travels to the magical dimension of Summerland, where she learns the secrets of Damen’s tortured past; a past which he has always kept hidden from her. But in her quest to cure Damen, Ever discovers an ancient text that details the workings of time. Now Ever must choose between turning back the past and saving her family from the accident that claimed their lives—or staying in the present and saving Damen, who grows sicker every day...

Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog (ARC has Fairy Lust on it!)
(ARC/Random House Children's Books/June 23, 2009)

A captivating and witty dark fantasy that will have girls lusting after it.

Morgan Sparks has always known that she and her boyfriend, Cam, are made for each other. But when Cam’s cousin Pip comes to stay with the family, Cam seems depressed. Finally Cam confesses to Morgan what’s going on: Cam is a fairy. The night he was born, fairies came down and switched him with a healthy human boy. Nobody expected Cam to live, and nobody expected his biological brother, heir to the fairy throne, to die. But both things happened, and now the fairies want Cam back to take his rightful place as Fairy King.

Even as Cam physically changes, becoming more miserable each day, he and Morgan pledge to fool the fairies and stay together forever. But by the time Cam has to decide once and for all what to do, Morgan’s no longer sure what’s best for everyone, or whether her and Cam’s love can weather an uncertain future.

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (signed!)
(ARC/Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing/October 13, 2009/)

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.

Sleepless by Thomas Fahy
(ARC/Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing/August 11, 2009)

Emma Montgomery has been having trouble sleeping. Whenever she closes her eyes, all she can see are the horrible nightmares...nightmares of gruesome murder. And she's not alone. All of the students of Dr. Beecher's secret society have been having terrible dreams and sleepwalking. Now, as their classmates start turning up dead, Emma and her friends race against the clock to keep themselves awake and find out what is causing them to kill in their sleep -before the next victim dies.

I got a great bundle this week! Since I already have a copy of Sleepless, I'll be giving it away in a contest soon, so watch out for that! What did everyone else get?


Cat said...

Wow, that SLEEPLESS cover is creepy. Yikes.

I got Eyes Like Stars, too! Yay!

Anonymous said...

Hush, Hush looks simply amazing!

~The Book Pixie said...

I got a signed Hush, Hush too. I can't wait to read it! I really want to read Fairy Tale and Eyes Like Stars! Happy reading! You got a great haul this week. Mine is posted in case you are interested.

~Briana :D

katie said...

Wow I am so jealous of Sleepless and Hush, Hush. They both look amazing and have great covers. Enjoy!

Amelia said...

Great books this week! I hope you enjoy them all.

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. They all look awesome. I've been waiting to read Blue Moon for ages. Enjoy.

Eli said...

Great books! Fairy Tale is fantasic-- And I can't wait to read Sleepless! Happy reading!

Lost in a Book said...

That Sleepless cover scared me a bit but it looks great! Congrats on all your great books!! :)

Windowpane Memoirs said...

You are SO LUCKY you got a copy of Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. Let us know how good it is. Enjoy.


Adele said...

I cannot wait to read your thoughts on Eyes like Stars....I adore it's random eccentricity.

Marie said...

Eyes Like Stars! I really want to read that!

Ella Press said...

WOW! You've got amazing books!
Why can't I live in the US or near it? *snif, snif*

Becca Fitzpatrick said...

Ooh, I'm excited for so many of these - especially Blue Moon, Eyes Like Stars and Fairy Tale. I haven't seen sleepless before, so I'll go check it out - thanks!

P.S. I'm so glad you got an ARC!!

Lizzy said...

I got Eyes Like Stars this week too (isn't the cover art awesome?). Fairy Tale looks good too, I'll have to add it to my list. Happy reading!

Anonymous said...

I want to read Fairy Tale! I got Blue Noon this week too. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I love the cover for Sleepless, it's so creepy and awesome haha. These are great books, enjoy them! =D

Kelli Christine said...

wow, the cover for Sleepless is fantastic! You had a great week, I will definitely be adding these to my wishlist!

Amy said...

I am extremely jealous! You got some fab books this week. Happy reading!

RagDollVampGirl said...

OMG!! I Really Want To Read These!!

I Have An Award For You Here


prophecygirl said...

Oh wow, Hush, Hush! Jealous? Me? :P I hope you enjoy it!

Debbie's World of Books said...

What an awesome mail week! I am so jealous of everyone getting Hush, Hush this week.

Laina said...

*drools* Hush Hush

And oooooh, Sleepless!! You are lucky!!