Friday, February 12

IMM Week 02/08/2010

Meme brought to us by the Story Siren. This is how we show what we have recieved in hopes to add to your TBR piles. No need to thank us.. LOL

the dead and gone

The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Book Description:

When life as Alex Morales had known it changed forever, he was working behind the counter at Joey’s Pizza. He was worried about getting elected as senior class president and making the grades to land him in a good college.  He never expected that an asteroid would hit the moon, knocking it closer in orbit to the earth and catastrophically altering the earth’s climate. He never expected to be fighting just to stay alive.
Susan Beth Pfeffer’s Life As We Knew It enthralled and devastated readers with its look at an apocalyptic event from a small-town perspective. Now this harrowing companion audiobook examines the same events as they unfold in New York City, revealed through the eyes of a seventeen-year-old Puerto Rican New Yorker.
When Alex’s parents disappear in the aftermath of tidal waves, he must care for his two younger sisters, even as Manhattan becomes a deadly wasteland. With haunting themes of family, faith, personal change, and courage, this powerful novel explores how a young man takes on unimaginable responsibilities.


magic can be murder

Magic Can Be Murder by Vivian Vande Velde

Book Description:

When Nola sees a murder while she is casting a spell, she finds herself in the worst danger ever.



princess ben

Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Book Description:

Meet Benevolence of Montagne: short, plump, stubborn, and now heir to the throne – unless her cruel Aunt Sophia, the self-proclaimed queen, kills her first. Alone in the castle’s highest tower, Ben makes a discovery that will change her life, and may even save the kingdom. Fans of D.J. Schwenk will find in Ben another spunky and endearing heroine.


crazy beautiful


Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Book Description:

Sophomore Lucius Wolfe lost both hands in an explosion of his own making, and now he is left to pick up the pieces—with steel hooks. The story is told in alternating chapters by Lucius (Crazy) and Aurora (Beautiful). Baratz-Logsted does a deft job of weaving the perspectives together to show events from both points of view. Lucius chooses a bus seat so as to be left alone and is immediately called "crip"; Aurora gets on the same bus, smiles at people, and hears a voice call "New girl! Come sit back here with us." It doesn't help that Lucius has an air of arrogance about him and has changed schools to find a new start.


**Thanks to Houghton Mifflin for all of these review copies


Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

Brilliant books! I love the sound of The Dead & The Gone :)

Kirthi said...

Wow, great books! Crazy beautiful has an awesome cover! Princess Ben is a really great book, I love Florian :D
The Dead and the Gone made me cry, but not as much as the first book, Life As We Knew It.
Happy Reading!

ParallelogramPrincess said...

Crazy Beautiful sounds really interesting, and I agree with Kirthi, it has a great cover! Can't wait to hear your review! :)

Unknown said...

crazy beautiful sounds pretty good i agree great cover too ;)

Unknown said...

Interesting books -- I'm jealous of the Princess Ben one!

Have a nice time reading :)

Monster of Books said...

Nice haul this week, can't wait to hear your opinion on Princess Ben.

ParaJunkee said...

Some great books.

Magic Can be Murder sounds good.

BTW I mentioned you on my Friday Follows today!


Shooting Stars Mag said...

I really want to read Crazy Beautiful soon.

did you enter my book lover's prize packet? come on by! one more week!