Sunday, May 16, 2010

In My Mailbox (17)

In My Mailbox is a meme originally hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren (click for more information) that shares all the new books you've bought, borrowed, received, or traded for the week.  

I had a pretty slow week-probably my slowest yet. but I'm excited about both of them!
 
Library/for review:
 
Birthmarked Caragh M. O'Brien
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

After climate change, on the north shore of Unlake Superior, a dystopian world is divided between those who live inside the wall, and those, like sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone, who live outside. It’s Gaia’s job to “advance” a quota of infants from poverty into the walled Enclave, until the night one agonized mother objects, and Gaia’s parents are arrested.

Badly scarred since childhood, Gaia is a strong, resourceful loner who begins to question her society. As Gaia’s efforts to save her parents take her within the wall, she herself is arrested and imprisoned.

I read an amazing review by Jami over at the YA Addict and I know I just had to get it. And I've been really loving dystopian novels lately ;)

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her “power” to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes the dead leave behind in the world . . . and the imprints that attach to their killers.

Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find dead birds her cat had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he’s claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.


Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping that Jay’s intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she’s falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer . . . and becoming his prey herself. 


I've heard great things about this book around the blogging  community. I was delighted to randomly find it one the shelf.  It's not what I usually read, but I'm excited to give it a try.

What's in your mailbox? 

16 comments:

YellowBanana said...

Ahh I really want to read the Body Finder, I've read so many good things about it as well. Happy reading!

Tez said...

I've heard great reviews of the Body Finder, but I've not read it yet. I hope you enjoy it!

Jami said...

Both books are fantastic and I hope you enjoy them! :)

Christina/Book Addict said...

Great books! I am reading Birthmarked now actually. It's pretty interesting! I also LOVED Body Finder. It was easily one of my favorite books I've read so far in 2010. I hope you enjoy it!

A.J. said...

Hope you like The Body Finder! :D

Megan Hoover-Swicegood said...

I got The Body Finder last week! I'm really excited to start it.

Michelle said...

Happy reading Sara! I hope you enjoy these! :D

Adriana said...

Birthmarked is a really great book! The Body Finder was good too. Happy reading! :D

Kelly said...

Both books look great, enjoy!

There's also an award for you at my blog :)

Christina T said...

I have Birthmarked but I haven't read it yet. I loved The Body Finder and I hope you'll enjoy it too even though it isn't what you usually like to read. I hope you will be pleasantly surprised :)

BrittLit said...

Great books this week even if it's only two. Quality eh? I'm reading The Body Finder right now hope its great. Happy Reading!

Emidy said...

Amazing books! Both of them are supposed to be fantastic, so I'm sure you'll love them. I'll be waiting for your reviews!

Shanyn said...

Oooh I really want to read both of these!

ham1299 said...

I so wanna read The Boyd finder! I look forward to seeing what you think of it!

Heather said...

I love coming to visit your blog. You have such great recommendations. I have added Birth Marked to my wish list.

Bere said...

Awesome books, Sara. I want to read these two books as well! I'll be looking forward to your reviews for these! I hope you enjoy both books =)