Saturday, August 29, 2009

In My Mailbox (8/24 - 8/29)

I got some very exciting books this week! Unfortunately they've just been sitting on my bed all week while I've had to deal with the first week of school and tons of homework (I don't EVER remember having this much homework the first week of school!) But now that it's the weekend, I'm getting in as much reading time as I can.

The Maze Runner by James Dashner
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.
Just like
Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.
Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.
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Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Nora Grey is responsible and smart and not inclined to be reckless. Her first mistake was falling for Patch. Patch has a past that could be called anything but harmless. The best thing he ever did was fall for Nora. After getting paired with Patch in biology, all Nora wants to do is stay away from him, but he always seems to be two steps ahead of her. She can feel his eyes on her even when he is nowhere around. She feels him nearby even when she is alone in her bedroom. And when her attraction can be denied no longer, she learns the secret about who Patch is and what led him to her. Despite all the questions she has about his past, in the end, there may be only one question they can ask each other: How far are you willing to fall?
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Ruined: A Ghost Story by Paula Morris
Rebecca Brown couldn't feel more out of place in New Orleans, where she comes to live while her dad is away on business. She's staying in a creepy house with her aunt Claudia, who reads tarot cards for a living. And at the snooty prep school, a pack of filthy-rich girls treat Rebecca like she's invisible. Only gorgeous, unavailable Anton Grey seems to give Rebecca the time of day, but she wonders if he's got a hidden agenda.
Then one night, among the oak trees in Lafayette Cemetery, Rebecca makes a friend. Sweet, mysterious Lisette is eager to show Rebecca the nooks and crannies of New Orleans. There's just one catch.
Lisette is a ghost.
A ghost with a deep, dark secret, and a serious score to settle.
As Rebecca learns more from her ghost friend - and as she begins to trust Anton Grey - she also uncovers startling truths about her own history. Will Rebecca be able to right the wrongs of the past, or has everything been ruined beyond repair?

11 comments:

Kelsey said...

I loved Hush Hush! I really want to read Ruined & The Maze Runner. Great books(:

Sara said...

Hush, Hush is amazing! I hope you like it!

Ruined looks really good as well!

Happy reading!

katie said...

All of these sound great. Hope you enjoy them all!

~The Book Pixie said...

I really want Ruined! Nice set of books. I hope you enjoy them. :D

~Briana

Casey said...

Can't wait to read Hush, Hush. It seems like everyone has gotten a copy of that. Hope you enjoy your books.

Happy reading!

Lizzy said...

You got a bunch of books that I'm looking forward to reading. I love the cover of Ruined, and I've only heard great things about Hush, Hush. Enjoy your books!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Hush, Hush is amazing! Hope you enjoy it!

Jaime said...

I have Hush Hush and The Maze Runner in my TBR pile!
Lots of good books! Enjoy!
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Ravenous Reader said...

Oh you had some great books this week. Hush, Hush is amazing, intense and wicked good. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Ruined and the Maze Runner also look wonderful. Enjoy your reads :)

Rachel said...

I also just got Hush, Hush in the mail and I'm very jealous that you have the Maze Runner.

Book Chick City said...

I really want to read Hush Hush. Enjoy!