YA book reviews, reading and recommending since 2009

In My Mailbox (35)

This week I actually received books in my mailbox! *dances*

Here’s what arrived for review:
Gone by Michael Grant (I know I already have this but this is the UK edition!)
In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE.
Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what’s happened.
Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day.
It’s a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else…

Hunger by Michael Grant (UK edition too. The book is orange!)
Warning: spoiler for GONE
It’s been three months since everyone under the age of fifteen became trapped in the bubble known as the FAYZ. Things have only gotten worse. Food is running out, and each day more kids are developing supernatural abilities. Soon tension rises between those with powers and those without, and when an unspeakable tragedy occurs, chaos erupts. It’s the normals against the mutants, and the battle promises to turn bloody.

But something more dangerous lurks. A sinister creature known as the Darkness has begun to call to the survivors in the FAYZ. It needs their powers to sustain its own. When the Darkness calls, someone will answer — with deadly results.

Princess for Hire by Lindsey Leavitt
When a well-dressed woman steps out of a bubble and wants to know if you’d like to become a substitute princess, do you
A) run
B) faint
C) say yes?
For Desi Bascomb, who’s been longing for some glamour in her Idaho life, the choice is a definite C). Desi has a rare ability: with the help of “Royal Rouge,” she can temporarily transform into the exact look-alike of any princess who needs her subbing services. Dream come true, right?
Well, Desi soon discovers that subbing involves a lot more than wearing a tiara and waving at cameras…. In this winning debut, one girl’s dream of glamour transforms into the desire to make a positive impact. And an impact Desi makes, one royal fiasco at a time.

YAY! Tenner book! But this is the UK edition which has a totally different cover. Still, I’m excited!

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (which involved some squeeing)
I’m So Sure by Jenny B. Jones

Duplikate by Cherry Cheva
The Maze Runner by James Dashner

It was a fantastic week! What did you get this week?



Comments on: "In My Mailbox (35)" (5)

  1. Princess for Hire sounds like a great book! And the cover is funny!
    Happy reading! 🙂

  2. I like the UK covers for Gone and Hunger! I think they are better than the US ones. Thanks for sharing those.

  3. I love books in other formats and covers etc… as well 🙂 I bought Harry Potter books in Honduras just so I could have them in Spanish! 🙂

  4. Callie (Handle Like Hendrix) said:

    yipee! books! Enjoy–Beautiful Creatures looks great!

  5. These look interesting. I am intrigued by Gone. Happy reading!

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