Welcome to my 11th edition of "In My Mailbox"! For those of you who are not familiar with "In My Mailbox", it is a showcase of the books you have received for review, have purchased, or have picked up at the library during the week. A big thank you goes out to Kristi, The Story Siren, who hosts IMM every week. Without further adieu, here's this week's IMM:
IN THE MAIL: FOR REVIEW FOR VOYA
Flyaway by Lucy Christopher (author of the Printz Honor Book Stolen)
Summary: In this touching novel for teenagers, Lucy Christopher explores the remarkable bond between a young girl, a boy and a damaged wild bird - a relationship that will touch everyone who reads it. While visiting her father in hospital, thirteen-year-old Isla meets Harry, the first boy to understand her and her love of the outdoors. But Harry is ill, and as his health fails, Isla is determined to help him in the only way she knows how. Together they watch a lone swan struggling to fly on the lake outside Harry's window. Isla believes that if she can help the damaged swan, somehow she can help Harry. And in doing so, she embarks upon a breathtakingly magical journey of her own. (Summary from www.goodreads.com)
The Amanda Project: Revealed Book #2 by Amanda Valentino & Peter Silsbee
Summary: As the mystery around their missing friend deepened Hall, Callie, and Nia started www.theamandaproject.com, hoping people online could help them discover who Amanda really is — and where she might have gone. But after a mysterious attack on someone close to them, their worst fear is confirmed: This is bigger than any of them could have imagined.(Summary from www.goodreads.com)
Bumped by Megan McCafferty
Summary: When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society. Girls sport fake baby bumps and the school cafeteria stocks folic-acid-infused food.
Summary: Aura’s life is anything but easy. Her boyfriend, Logan, died, and his slides between ghost and shade have left her reeling. Aura knows he needs her now more than ever. She loves Logan, but she can’t deny her connection with the totally supportive, totally gorgeous Zachary. And she’s not sure that she wants to. Logan and Zachary will fight to be the one by her side, but Aura needs them both to uncover the mystery of her past—the mystery of the Shift. As Aura’s search uncovers new truths, she must decide whom to trust with her secrets…and her heart.
BOOKS PICKED UP @ THE LIBRARY:
The Nightmarys by Dan Poblocki
Summary: Timothy July has been having nightmares. About his brother, who is in a coma after being wounded in Iraq; about his best friend, Stuart, who is behaving like a jerk; about the old biology specimens in jars lining the walls of his classroom; and about Abigail, the new girl who seems to be a magnet for trouble. Or perhaps she is the cause.
What did you all get in your mailboxes this week?