Sunday, April 11, 2010

In My Mailbox...

In My Mailbox is an exploration of what books I brought home this week, and is organized by The Story Siren.

I brought a few home from the library, and the pile of books on my nightstand is now dangerous, because it's teetering so high...and yet I'm not seeing any time opening up for reading!  :( 

Ghost Medicine by Andrew Smith:

Troy and his friends don’t want trouble. They want this to be the summer of what Troy calls “ghost medicine,” when time seems to stop, so they won’t have to face the past or the future. But before the summer is over, their paths will cross in dangerous and fateful ways with people who will change their lives: Rose, a damaged derelict who lives with a flock of wild horses and goats; and Chase Rutledge, the arrogant sheriff’s son.  Troy and his friends want to disappear. Instead, they will become what they least expect —brothers, lovers, heroes, and ghosts.

In The Path of Falling Objects by Andrew Smith:
Jonah and his younger brother, Simon, are on their own. They set out to find what’s left of their family, carrying between them ten dollars, a backpack full of dirty clothes, a notebook, and a stack of letters from their brother, who is serving a tour in Vietnam. And soon into their journey, they have a ride. With a man and a beautiful girl who may be in love with Jonah. Or Simon. Or both of them.

The man is crazy. The girl is desperate. This violent ride is only just beginning. And it will leave the brothers taking cover from hard truths about loyalty, love, and survival that crash into their lives.
One more thing: The brothers have a gun. They’re going to need it.

The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong:
Chloe Saunders is a living science experiment—not only can she see ghosts, but she was genetically altered by a sinister organization called the Edison Group. She's a teenage necromancer whose powers are out of control, which means she can raise the dead without even trying. Now Chloe's running for her life with three of her supernatural friends—a charming sorcerer, a cynical werewolf, and a disgruntled witch—and they have to find someone who can help them before the Edison Group catches them.

I have really been looking forward to Andrew Smith's books, so I'll be making time to crack them open very soon.  I have doubts about Armstrong's book (as in, not my taste), but we shall see...

What did you bring home this week?


Natalie Aguirre said...

I'm actually looking forward to reading The Awakening. This week I brought home Sea Glass by Maria Snyder, dirty little secrets by c.j. omololu, and Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

YellowBanana said...

I've read The Awakening, and I absolutely loved it. Hope you enjoy reading it and the other books you received!

Sherrie Petersen said...

I read Ghost Medicine when it first came out. I met the author at an SCBWI event and he signed the book. It was a good book. I'll be interested to see your take on it.

Mary Witzl said...

Sigh...I'd love to read those books! What I brought home was a stack of student workbooks and a guide to teaching reported speech. In June I'll have serious catching up to do.

Andrew Smith said...

Wow. How did I miss this post for so many days? Thank you, Tabitha, for picking up my books.


Tabitha said...

I've been anxiously awaiting your books for a while, Andrew. My library didn't have them, but I picked up copies through inter-library loan and it took longer than expected for them to come in. Ghost Medicine is next in the pile. :)