In My Mailbox March 23-28

In My Mailbox was created by The Story Siren. The summaries are from Barnes & Noble.

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments Series) – Cassandra Clare

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder — much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Clary knows she should call the police, but it’s hard to explain a murder when the body disappears into thin air and the murderers are invisible to everyone but Clary.

Equally startled by her ability to see them, the murderers explain themselves as Shadowhunters: a secret tribe of warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. Within twenty-four hours, Clary’s mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

Land of the Blindfolded (Vol. 1) – Tsukuba Sakura

Get ready for Tsukuba Sakura’s symbolic tale LAND OF THE BLINDFOLDED, in which one character can only see the past, and another can only see the future! Originally presented in LaLa DX magazine from Hakusensha between 1998 to 2004, the 9-volume LAND OF THE BLINDFOLDED is the story of high school student Outsuka Kanade who can sometimes see a person’s future with a touch, and transfer student Naitou Arou, whose ESP is limited to past events. When Kanade glimpses an unfortunate incident coming, can she change it? She soon befriends Arou, who’s no novice — he can turn his ability on or off at will, even using it to see an object’s “memories.” Are these teenaged seers of the past and future made for each other? And who’s right: Arou with his “hands off” policy about meddling in people’s lives, or Kanade whose more proactive stance has already had unhappy consequences?

Highway to Hell (Maggie Quinn: Girl vs. Evil Series) – Rosemary Clement-Moore (ARC)

Maggie Quinn was expecting to find plenty of trouble with Lisa over Spring Break. Give a girl a bikini, a beachfront hotel, and an absent boyfriend, and it’s as good as a road map to the dark side. But Maggie doesn’t have to go looking for trouble. Trouble has started looking for her. One dead cow and a punctured gas tank later, she and Lisa are stuck in
Dulcina, Texas—a town so small that it has an owner. And lately life in this small town hasn’t been all that peaceful. An eerie predator is stalking the ranchland.

Everyone in town has a theory, but not even Maggie’s psychic mojo can provide any answers. And the longer the girls are stranded, the more obvious it becomes that something is seriously wrong. Only no one—not even Maggie’s closest ally—wants to admit that they could have been forced on a detour down the highway to hell.

The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins (Signed!)

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth  – Carrie Ryan (Signed ARC)

In Mary’s world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future—between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?

I already have a hardcover of The Forest of Hands and Teeth and an ARC of The Hunger Games, which will mean a contest. I just don’t know when.


16 Responses to In My Mailbox March 23-28

  1. vania says:

    oooh Hunger Games…you’ll enjoy that!!!and FHOT i hear is prety good. can’t wait to see what u think. we can compare notes/

    • towerofbooks says:

      Yeah, I’ve already read and loved the Hunger Games. 🙂 I’ve heard good things about FHOT too. I read the first chapter and plan to read more today.

  2. Diana Dang says:

    Ooh! I see a manga! =)

    I really want to read Hunger Games and The Forest of Hands and Teeth.

  3. Amy says:

    all fantastic books, though I’m not a fan of manga. There’s some wacky stuff in them, or at least the ones I’ve read..

  4. Nancy says:

    Yowza!!! You have had the best week ever. City of Bones is a great book and the start of an amazing series. I cannot wait to see what you think about it. The Hunger Games, my favorite read of last year. It is killing me to have to wait till September for the continuation…arrrrg. The Forest of Hands and Teeth is a very well written novel but a bit dark. You will go to bed at night and swear you hear them coming for you…SHUDDERS

  5. MssJos says:

    I hope you love the Hunger Games! It is still my favorite book and I read it several months ago! 🙂 Enjoy!

  6. Shalonda says:

    I still need to get City of Bones! I’m so behind!

    And a SIGNED copy of The Hunger Games! How fab!

  7. susan says:

    I’ve been trying to learn more about manga. Land of the Blindfolded (Vol. 1) – Tsukuba Sakura sounds interesting.

  8. hope you like City of Bones! You got some really good books! I still need to read Hunger Games.

  9. Izaya says:

    Great week for you! I love Mekakushi no Kuni!!! I’ve the Japanese editions by Hakusensha. 😀

  10. wdebo says:

    oo I’m jealous, I really want to read “The Hanger Games” and “The Forest…”

    Hope you have a great reading week!

    Wdebo 🙂

  11. Deltay says:

    you got a SIGNED copy of THE HUNGER GAMES?!?!?! Wow, that’s amazing, so lucky!

    Gosh, I really need to get a copy of THG… I must be, like… the last person to not have read it yet.

  12. Jo says:

    Ohh, The Hunger Games is amazing, I’m sure you’ll love it. I’ve heard great things about The Forest of Hands and Teeth. I look forward to your reviews!

  13. Jenny says:

    CoB & The Hunger Games are just amazing. I hope you like them!

  14. Erika Lynn says:

    Forest of Hands and Teeth looks so good. I have it in my TBR pile and can’t wait to get to it.

  15. Bookworm says:

    A SIGNED copy of the Hunger Games? WOW!

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