Saturday, November 7, 2009

In My Mailbox #3: 11/7/09

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren!It has been a slow week compared to last week. My mail man and UPS dude must be very happy!

Life after Genius:

Theodore Mead Fegley has always been the smartest person he knows. By age 12, he was in high school, and by 15 he was attending a top-ranking university. And now, at the tender age of 18, he's on the verge of proving the Riemann Hypothesis, a mathematical equation that has mystified academics for almost 150 years. But only days before graduation, Mead suddenly packs his bags and flees home to rural Illinois. What has caused him to flee remains a mystery to all but Mead and a classmate whose quest for success has turned into a dangerous obession.

At home, Mead finds little solace. His past ghosts haunt him; his parents don't understand the agony his genius has caused him, nor his desire to be a normal kid, and his dreams seem crushed forever. He embarks on a new life's journey -- learning the family business of selling furniture and embalming the dead--that disappoints and surprises all who knew him as "the young Fegley genius."

sent for a honest review

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments Series #1):

When 15-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. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing — not even a smear of blood — to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a 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...

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

I actually bought this book... rare that I buy books lately

The Making of the Water Trilogy, an essay by Kara Dalkey about the development of The Water Trilogy.
The sea is the birthplace of legends.
Nia, a young mermyd of the Bluefin clan, has had one wish all her life -- to be an Avatar in her beloved home of Atlantis.

Picked up at local library, was in need of mermaid books

Corwin has spent all of his sixteen years scavenging the land for his next meal. But when he discovers a unique shell of exquisite beauty, he is convinced it will bring him the riches he's longed for.His hopes are dashed when the shell is stolen from him by evil King Vortigern's men. But the shell has left its mark.
Picked up at local library, I was in need of books about mermaids to finish up a challenge.

College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation, where the popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks in the school's social scene: somewhere less than zero.

When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don't show many signs of life. But they'll have Claire's back when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood.

Picked up from local library

Julia Cavanaugh has never left New York City. But in 1890, the young woman must head west to ensure that the orphans under her care are settled into good families. After her final stop in Montana, she plans to head straight back east. But upon arriving in the remote town of Lonesome Prairie, Julia learns to her horror that she is also supposed to be deliveredinto the hands of an uncouth miner who carries a bill of purchase for his new bride. She turns to a respected circuit preacher to protect her from a forced marriage but with no return fare and few friends, Julias options are bleak. What is Gods plan for her in the middle of the vast Montana prairie?

Sent for my honest review!

It's in the Eyes:


It's spring in Washington, DC - a beautiful time of year in the nation's capital, yet its citizens are uneasy. Their heightened restlessness is reminiscent of the recent 9/11, sniper, and anthrax scares. But this time the enemy is a psychopathic killer responsible for the deaths of four local university co-eds - raping and murdering them using rituals practiced by the Thuggees, killers for the Goddess Kali who were responsible for the deaths of more than two million travelers in India in the 17th and 18th centuries.

It's up to Lars Neilsen, a college professor and part-time sleuth, and his highly skilled Alpha Team to find out who is committing these atrocious murders. But Lars and his team are in for a few nasty surprises along the way...
Sent to me for an honest review

Statistics show that one in four marriages is impacted by infidelity. So the odds are pretty good that your or someone you know has experienced the searing pain of marital infidelity. But adultery is not an automatic death sentence for your marriage. You can trust again. you can restore intimacy. You can have a relationship that you will both cherish for a lifetime.
Sent to review by B&B Media Group Inc

Until next time...
Happy Reading!


Jennie Smith said...

First off... I love your blog title! That is so great! Sorry it took me so long to find you!! haha~!

You have some great ones this week! Happy reading!!


Rebecca said...

Awesome books. I have Glass Houses but I haven't read it yet. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

Lea said...

Some cool books! All very intriguing...I've only read City of Bones,

You always get the most interesting titles! I'll have to keep an eye out for these,

Have fun reading!

Book Chick City said...

City of Bones and Glass Houses look great - I keep meaning to start both these series. Hope you enjoy reading all your books :)

Lauren said...

Interesting selection! I haven't heard of half of those. City of Bones is a great choice, too - I love that book.

Nina said...

Wonderful books to review! Have funr reading them.


The Story Siren said...

these all look great! hope you enjoy! happy reading!

PolishOutlander said...

I'm so glad someone else has found the Water trilogy! I came across the first book by accident about two years ago in a used bookstore and then ended up buying all of them. What beautiful books. Happy reading!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

City of Bones and Glass Houses are both amazing. Hope you enjoy them!

ladystorm said...

I want to read Glass House! You have some good books too.

Rhiannon Hart said...

I've got a copy of Mortal Instruments that I still haven't read! Love the mermaid books.

Jessica W. (Book Bound) said...

That's a great looking IMM! Hope you enjoy them all. : D

Jessica W. - Book Bound

Book Crazy Jenn said...

Mortal Insturments is amazing - every one of the books is awesome...and Glass Houses looks really good...I want to pick that one up.

Justine said...

I've always wanted to start The Mortal Instruments series! Have fun reading City of Bones! :)

Anonymous said...

I loved City of Bones. Enjoy!!!

Book Monster said...

City of Bones and glass house are A-MAZING. I hope you enjoy them. I bet you will.
Have fun munching down your books

~Monster Of Books~

Shauna said...

Wow, great week Tena! I have the Immortals one too and can't wait to read it. I look forward to your reviews. Take care & happy reading.

I just got mine up at

austenfan said...

City of Bones is so good! I can't wait for you to read it! LOL. :p Enjoy!

naida said...

Great books in the mail! Great cover on Ascension.