Sunday, July 24, 2011

In my mailbox (7)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by the great Kristi at The Story Siren.
This meme allows you to show the books that you received this week.

I had a very small week this week because I bought way to many books last

The Bee Tree
By: Kenneth Fenter

About The Bee Tree by Kenneth Fenter Novel suitable for all ages Target audience, young adult The sequel to The Ruin begins a week after Cliff emerges from the Anasazi cliff dwelling with a sense of purpose and dignity to resume his place on the family farm. He resumes his duties on the family farm with a new sense of ownership and purpose. Cliff is approached by his former foe, Hector Rodriguez, who admits that he can’t read. He blames part of his antagonism in the past on that and envy on Cliff’s ability. He asks if Cliff will tutor him in exchange for Hector’s help on the farm. After a year of solitude, Cliff is eager to make friends. He reaches out to a neighbor, Angelina Martinez, who has befriended him in the past. Their mutual interest in bees leads to the capture of a monster swarm from a bee tree. As they monitor the tree and prepare to capture the swarm, Angelina tells Cliff of her coming of Age ceremony, the Quince Años, and jokingly asks him to be her escort. He accepts in the spirit of the invitation. However, Cliff’s father refuses to let him attend because it is a religious observance. In anger, Cliff returns to the cliff dwelling. While there, he is warned in a dream that Angelina is being stalked and is in danger. The stalker, Larry Harris, briefly introduced in The Ruin when Cliff is a child, has returned to Summit Ridge as a 22 year old. Spurned by Angelina’s older sister as a teenager, suffering from bouts of mental disturbance from his Korean war experiences, he begins to obsess over Angelina. Cliff’s newfound confidence, survival instincts, spiritual concepts and personal values are tested to the limit as he struggles to keep Angelina away from a man who intends to destroy them both. The Bee Tree explores turning negative relationships into positives, young adult exploration of spiritual values, and cross-cultural interactions.

I actually received this book from the publisher for review.  I am very excited to read this book, but I first have to read the debut novel.  :)

I'd tell you I love you, But then I'd have to kill you
By: Ally Carter

The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is a fairly typical all-girls school, that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE, the latest in chemical warfare in science; and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes computer class. So in truth, Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses, but its really a school for spies. Cammie Morgan is a second generation Gallagher Girl, and by her sophomore year she's already fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways (three of which involve a piece of uncooked spaghetti.) But the one thing the Gallagher Academy hasn't prepared her for is what to do when she falls for an ordinary boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, and track him through a mall without his ever being the wiser, but can she have a regular relationship with a regular boy who can never know the truth about her? Cammie may be an elite spy in training, but in her sophomore year, shes beginning her most dangerous mission; she's falling in love.

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I actually received an ebook also for review.

Catalyst (The Passage of Hellsfire, Book 1)
By: Marc Johnson

For centuries, the kingdom of Alexandria has protected Northern Shala from the monstrous creatures lurking in the Wastelands. Now, a dark force threatens that fragile peace.
Far from home, Alexandria’s princess is abducted. When a young villager named Hellsfire stumbles upon her and her captors, he rushes in to rescue her, alone and unarmed. His fear and fury unleash an uncontrollable magical force that grants him the power to save the princess—and change the world.
Hellsfire has never craved nor dreamed of power. But such magic as he now possesses has not been seen in Northern Shala for a thousand years, since the devastation of the War of the Wizards and the creation of the Wastelands.
Now Hellsfire must leave all he’s ever known, and make a dangerous journey to learn to master this wild, ferocious power—power he knows he is not ready to wield. More difficult still, he needs to master his emotions. If he can’t, the power will consume him, Alexandria will fall, and darkness will eclipse the land, destroying everyone he loves.
In the dead of cold, the spark shall burn...

Well that is basically my mailbox.  Like I said it was a short week because I bought a lot of books last week....the Hubby is trying to get me to agree on a book ban...that's probably not going to

Well have a great day...And what did you get in your mailbox????


  1. Looks like you have some great reading ahead of you! Out of all of these, I'd be most curious to read I'd tell you I love you, But then I'd have to kill you.

  2. I love Ally Carter's books! I hope you enjoy all you got! Here's my IMM if you want to check it out! Happy reading!

    -Jessica (Peace Love Books)