25 February 2012

In My Mailbox [1]

**'In My Mailbox' is a meme hosted by The Story Siren, that features books I have received/purchased/borrowed during the week**

For Review

The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

Thanks to St. Martin's Griffin
In a world where humans have been eaten to near extinction, seventeen-year-old Gene has only managed to survive by painstakingly concealing his true species. If the bloodthirsty creatures surrounding him knew what he really was--a human--he would be devoured swiftly and terribly. When Gene is chosen to participate in the government-sponsored hunt for the last remaining humans, it thrusts him into the fight of his life--and into the path of a human girl who makes him feel things he never thought possible. Now, he must learn the art of the hunt and elude his fellow hunters whose suspicions about his true human nature are growing. But most importantly, Gene and the girl he loves must find a way to forge a life together in a brutal world that's bent on their destruction.

With his propulsive plot and highly developed characters, readers will find it impossible to resist the vivid world Andrew Fukuda has created in this stunning standout debut. Readers craving a book that grips and mesmerizes them like The Hunger Games will love The Hunt.

Putting Boys on the Ledge (A Girlfriends Guide to Boys #1) by Stephanie Rowe

Thanks to TKA Distribution
Meet Blueberry Waller, whose name is the only interesting thing about her life. Until now.

Not only is Blue dealing with the worst name in the world, crazy parents and a clingy younger sister, she just got a part in the school play. And now she’s acting with Heath Cavendish, total crush-worthy senior. He would never give a second look to a girl like Blue. Except he has.

Her friends say Blue should play it cool, put Heath on the Ledge so she can keep the upper hand. Trouble is, she doesn’t know how to be clever around boys. Thankfully her pal Colin offers his help in teaching her how to get the guy. But he’s just being a good friend. Isn’t he?

Suddenly the wallflower is getting all the attention. But will being in the spotlight keep Blue from making the right decisions...for her?

A Girlfriend’s Guide to Boys: For these four friends, understanding the world of boys is only half the battle.

AVATAR: The Last Airbender - The Promise (Part 1) by Gene Luen Yang

Thanks to Dark Horse Comics
The wait is over! Ever since the conclusion of Avatar: The Last Airbender, its millions of fans have been hungry for more--and it's finally here!

This series of digests rejoins Aang and friends for exciting new adventures, beginning with a faceoff against the Fire Nation that threatens to throw the world into another war, testing all of Aang's powers and ingenuity!

* The continuation of Airbender and the link to its upcoming sequel, Legend of Korra!
* Written by Gene Luen Yang, author of the National Book Award-nominated American Born Chinese.

Bought

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare

The situation at the London Institute has never been more precarious. With Mortmain and his clockwork army still threatening, the Council wants to strip Charlotte of her power and hand the running of the Enclave over to the unscrupulous and power-hungry Benedict Lightwood.

In the hope of saving Charlotte and the Institute, Will, Jem, and Tessa set out to unravel the secrets of Mortmain’s past—and discover unsettling Shadowhunter connections that hold the key not only to the enemy’s motivations, but also to the secret of Tessa’s identity. Tessa, already caught between the affections of Will and Jem, finds herself with another choice to make when she learns how the Shadowhunters helped make her a “monster.” Will she turn from them to her brother, Nate, who has been begging her to join him at Mortmain’s side? Where will her loyalties—and love—lie? Tessa alone can choose to save the Shadowhunters of London…or end them forever.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable, beautifully told story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Raised in the same household and sharing the same wet nurse, Amir and Hassan nonetheless grow up in different worlds: Amir is the son of a prominent and wealthy man, while Hassan , the son of Amir's father's servant, is a Hazara, member of a shunned ethnic minority. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them. When the Soviets invade and Amir and his father flee the country for a new life in California, Amir thinks that he has escaped his past. And yet he cannot leave the memory of Hassan behind him.

The Kite Runner is a novel about friendship, betrayal, and the price of loyalty. It is about the bonds between fathers and sons, and the power of their lies. Written against a history that has not been told in fiction before, The Kite Runner describes the rich culture and beauty of a land in the process of being destroyed. But with the devastation, Khaled Hosseini also gives us hope: through the novel's faith in the power of reading and storytelling, and in the possibilities he shows for redemption.

I am very happy with my haul this week! (^_^)
What about you? What's in your Mailbox?

5 comments :

  1. LOVE Clockwork Prince! Jem *swoons* OMG I want The Hunt!!!!!!! It looks amazing!!!!! I have so much to read though...damn I want it though!
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  2. I have Clockwork Prince...I just haven't gotten to it yet. I'm a new follower so I can hardly wait to read your thoughts on The Hunt. I want that one REALLY bad. I hope you'll drop by my IMM and see what I got this week.

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  3. Oh, The Hunt looks definitely AWESOME! I haven't read The Kite Runner, but I love A Thousand Splendid Suns! Awesome IMM, so glad that you join in the fun, Renae! <3

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  4. OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG THE HUNT!!!!! I AM SO JEALOUS ON SO MANY LEVELSS!!!!! I hope you enjoy Clockwork Prince too!!!! That book is huge, but I'm really hoping it's amazing :) Enjoy all your books!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  5. Great haul! The Hunt sounds really cool!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughts!

Happy reading,
Renae

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