Saturday, June 26, 2010

In My Mailbox 29

In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie.


Rising Shadow by Jacquelyn Wheeler
Pub. date: September 09
"Ashlyn Woods has just transferred to one of the most beautiful campuses on the west coast, where she can't wait to start her life over as a normal college student. But her plans take an unexpected turn when she discovers that she is a Soterian: a person who develops special powers when the balance of good and evil shifts too far in evil's favor.
Soon she and the other Soterians are studying martial arts and learning to use their powers to prevent California from being plunged into chaos. But they quickly discover that they're up against a much more dangerous enemy than they anticipated.
And when Ashlyn meets Kai, a devastatingly gorgeous guitar player, she realizes she must sacrifice more than she ever imagined."
Got this as part of the tour Eleni at La Femme Readers is hosting. Thanks, Eleni!


Pants on Fire by Meg Cabot (from Orchid)
Pub. date: June 08
"Liar, liar.
Katie Ellison is not a liar.
It's just that telling the truth is so . . . tricky. She knows she shouldn't be making out with a drama club hottie behind her football- player boyfriend's back. She should probably admit that she can't stand eating quahogs (clams), especially since she's running for Quahog Princess in her hometown's annual Quahog Festival. And it would be a relief to finally tell someone what really happened the night Tommy Sullivan is a freak was spray-painted on the new wall outside the junior high school gymnasium-in neon orange, which still hasn't been sandblasted off. After all, everyone knows that's what drove Tommy out of town four years ago.
But now Tommy Sullivan has come back. Katie is sure he's out for revenge, and she'll do anything to hang on to her perfect (if slightly dishonest) existence. Even if it means telling more lies than ever. Even if, now that Tommy's around, she's actually-no lie- having the time of her life."
Borrowed this from Orchid the other day and finished it in one sitting. My review will be up soon.

Eclectically yours,


Book Monster said...

Rising Shadows look like a good read happy reading XD

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Nice books! I really liked both of these, I hope you do too :)

brandileigh2003 said...

Good selection this week: I also got Rising Shadow this week. Happy Reading! Here is my IMMB if you want a peek: Blkosiner Book Blog

Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

Ooo...Rising Shadows looks really good! I'm curious to see what you think about it! Happy Reading! :)

Orchid said...

Did you like Pants on Fire? Hope you enjoy Rising Shadow. :)