Sep 4, 2011

In My Mailbox (5)

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

Wanderlove by Kristin Hubbard
Pages: 335 pages
Release Date: March 13th 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

No, but 18-year-old Bria Sandoval wants to be. In a quest for independence, her neglected art, and no-strings-attached hookups, she signs up for a guided tour of Central America—the wrong one. Middle-aged tourists with fanny packs are hardly the key to self-rediscovery. When Bria meets Rowan, devoted backpacker and dive instructor, and his outspokenly humanitarian sister Starling, she seizes the chance to ditch her group and join them off the beaten path.

Bria's a good girl trying to go bad. Rowan's a bad boy trying to stay good. As they travel across a panorama of Mayan villages, remote Belizean islands, and hostels plagued with jungle beasties, they discover what they've got in common: both seek to leave behind the old versions of themselves. And the secret to escaping the past, Rowan’s found, is to keep moving forward.

But Bria comes to realize she can't run forever, no matter what Rowan says. If she ever wants the courage to fall for someone worthwhile, she has to start looking back.

Kirsten Hubbard lends her artistry into this ultimate backpacker novel, weaving her drawings into the text. Her career as a travel writer and her experiences as a real-life vagabond backpacking Central America are deeply seeded in this inspiring story.

Eve by Anna Carey
Pages: 336 pages
Release Date: October 4th 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

The year is 2032, sixteen years after a deadly virus—and the vaccine intended to protect against it—wiped out most of the earth’s population. The night before eighteen-year-old Eve’s graduation from her all-girls school she discovers what really happens to new graduates, and the horrifying fate that awaits her.

Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust...and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life.

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Pages: 316
Release Date: August 30th 2011
Publisher: Tor Teen
Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.
When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.
But she, for whatever reason, spares Cas's life.
What are YOU reading this week?


  1. I really want to read Eve! It sounds like a great read. Awesome haul. Enjoy your books!

    Books of Amber

  2. @ Thanks! I'm looking forward to reading it soon. :)

  3. Anna dressed in blood looks really good. I heard its super scary!

  4. @bookbitereviews - I heard that the descriptions in this book were particularly gory. I can't wait to get started on it! It's so different from the stuff I normally read. :)

  5. @ Thanks Sarah!I can't wait to start reading 'em.

  6. Wanderlove was a good travel read (I reviewed it too), and Eve is on my TBR Kindle pile. YAY. Happy reading :)

  7. Great informative post and i really likes your information, most of the peoples are likes your blog because its having the good knowledge. thanks for your good informative post.

  8. Wow can't wait to read Anna Dressed In Blood!

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  9. Ooooh, I haven't read any of these books! Thanks for sharing them with us.


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