Sunday, June 7, 2009

In My Book Bag (2)

Okay here goes my second "In My Book Bag" post, which is hosted by Kirsti at The Story Siren, and "in my mailbox". Moving on, I'll show you all the books I got!

1.) Love Is Hell - By Melissa Marr, Scott Westerfeld, Justine Larbalestier, Gabrielle Zevin, and Laurie Faria Stolarz

Five short stories by five of today's hottest YA writters. Readers will meet a girl who falls for a ghost, two future kids who learn love in the most unexpected of ways, a love that has no boundaries - literally, a love that may not be real, and a love that is stronger than any magic.

2.)Princess Ben - By Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Princess Benevolence finds herself the heir of her kingdom one afternoon when her mother and uncle are killed and her father goes missing. Locked up in the castle's highest tower, by Ben's aunt Sofia, Ben stumbles upon a mysterious enchanted room. From there she teaches herself magic, only to realize that she might be needing to use it sooner that she anticipated.

3.)Eternal - Cynthia Leitich Smith

At last, Miranda is the life of the party: all she had to do was die. Elevated and adopted by none other than the reigning King of the Mantle of Dracul, Miranda goes from high-school theater wannabe to glamorous royal fiend overnight. Meanwhile, her reckless and adoring guardian angel, Zachary, demoted to human guise as the princess’s personal assistant, has his work cut out for him trying to save his girl’s soul and plan the Master’s fast-approaching Death Day gala.

4.)Just One Wish - By Janette Rallison

Annika tells her six-year-old brother, Jeremy, that she will give him one of her three wishes, right before he goes into Brain Tumor Surgery. But her brother asks for something she never expected, the chance to meet Steve Raleigh, hot teen Robing Hood TV star. So Annika sets of on a mission: get Steve Raleigh, no matter what.

5.)Distant Waves - by Suzanne Weyn

Science, spiritualism, history, and romance intertwine in Suzanne Weyn's newest novel. Four sisters and their mother make their way from a spiritualist town in New York to London, becoming acquainted with journalist W. T. Stead, scientist Nikola Tesla, and industrialist John Jacob Astor. When they all find themselves on the Titanic, one of Tesla's inventions dooms them...and one could save them.

6.)The Fetch - by Luara Whitcomb

Since his death at 19, Calder has been a Fetch, an escort of souls to heaven. Intensely lonely, Calder falls in love at a death scene with a beautiful woman he calls Glory and breaks all his vows not to interfere with a soul’s choice. His actions throw worlds out of balance. Exiled to Earth, Calder struggles, both literally and metaphorically, to find the key to set things right. Accompanied by the stranded souls of Alexi and Anastasia Romanov, Calder embarks on a lengthy journey in which he gradually acquires the humility and self-knowledge that will help restore universal equilibrium.

7.)The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

Nicholas Flamel and his wife are the guardians of a magical book called the Codex -- this book holds the secrets to ever-lasting life. One can only imagine the number of people after this book. Well, it doesn't take long for the book to be stolen. After the attack, Flamel suspects something odd about the mysterious twins he just met. Are they the ones the Codex referred as the ones who will destroy the world? Or are they here to save it? The action ensues as the four are of to discover the answers to these and many other questions.


TheBookworm said...

Love is Hell and Just One Wish both sound great! I've read both The Magician and The Sorceress, but still have yet to read The Alchemyst. Is that wrong? :D Happy Readings!

Eli said...

Love is Hell was really a great read! I hope you enjoy it--! x)

Library Lounge Lizard said...

Wow, lots of great books! I have Eternal on my "to read" pile, can't wait to read your review!

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. Princess Ben sounds like a really good book. Enjoy.

Jacqueline C said...

Very nice list. Here are mine. (1) and (2)

BookMac said...

I am excited to read all of the books! You can expect some reviews soon, enjoy!