Sunday, January 03, 2010

In My Mailbox (1)

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The Apprentice
Author: Tess Gerritsen
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages: 384
Boston detective Jane Rizzoli hasn't completely recovered from the near-death experience at the hands of a serial killer (The Surgeon) that left her scarred and scared, but that doesn't keep her from going after a copycat murderer whose modus operandi is disturbingly familiar. Warren Hoyt may still be behind bars, but Jane thinks there's a connection between him and the man the police call the Dominator, based on the way this new fiend subdues and violates his victims before he kills them. Political interference from an FBI agent who seems to know more about the Dominator than anyone else only intensifies Jane's determination to solve the case. When Hoyt escapes from prison and teams up with his blood brother to take revenge on the policewoman who put him there, the pace of this truly frightening thriller picks up and drives the narrative to its violent conclusion.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 400
Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse—Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

The Mediator: Shadowland
Author: Meg Cabot
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 304
Suze is a mediator -- a liaison between the living and the dead. In other words, she sees dead people. And they won't leave her alone until she helps them resolve their unfinished business with the living. But Jesse, the hot ghost haunting her bedroom, doesn't seem to need her help. Which is a relief, because Suze has just moved to sunny California and plans to start fresh, with trips to the mall instead of the cemetery, and surfing instead of spectral visitations.

But the very first day at her new school, Suze realizes it's not that easy. There's a ghost with revenge on her mind... and Suze happens to be in the way.

5 comments:

  1. Hi!
    Great books in your mailbox! I've read The Lighting Thief and I love Tess Gerritson's books. They are sit on the edge of your seat books. You'll love her books. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Just Books
    http://sherriesbooks.blogspot.com/2010/01/in-my-mailbox.html

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  2. Nice books! The Lightning Thief and the Mediator are both pretty good, though I stopped at book 1, lol. Happy reading! :)

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  3. Great books! I really want to read The Lightening Thief and The Mediator was meh in my opinion but I hope you enjoy it more than I did!

    Here's what I got this week: http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2010/01/in-my-mailbox-1-3-10.html

    Have a good one!

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  4. Yay, Meg Cabot! Haven't actually read that one, but looking forward to!

    Ooh, The Lightening Thief! Isn't that made into a movie? But I'd love to read the book :D Sounds so good.

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  5. I've been wanting to read The Lightning Thief too. Enjoy! :)

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