April 16, 2011

In my Mailbox (3)

Okay, so in this installment of In My Mailbox, I have six books to report, the books are pretty mixed in terms of genres. Here it goes [from bottom of the stack to top]:
The Chronicles of Nick: Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon: This book has been on my radar for a while, it looks really good and exiting, I just hope it's not another one of those vampire novels. Here's a summary:
At fourteen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends... until the night his best friend tries to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills then Chuck Norris, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity.
Nick quickly learns that the human world is one a veil for a much larger and dangerous one: a world where the captain of the football team is a werewolf and the girl he has a crush on goes out at night to stake the undead.
But before he can even learn the rules of this new world, his fellow students are turning into flesh-eating zombies- and he's next on the menu.
As if starting High School isn't hard enough... now Nick has to hide his new friends from his mom, his chainsaw from the principal, and keep the zombies and the demon Simi from eating his brains, all without getting grounded or suspended. How in the world is he supposed to do that?
How to Be A Pirate by Cressida Cowell: The first book in the How to Train your Dragon series was pretty good and super funny so I decided to get the second. I hope this one lives up to the standards started by the first. Here's a summary:
Following the further adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III as his Viking training continues and his father leads a stranger and the Hairy Hooligans to the Isle of Skullions in search of a pirate's treasure.
How to Speak Dragonese by Cressida Cowell: The third in the How to Train Your Dragon series, once again, I hope these two books are as good as the first. Here's a summary:
In this rollicking sequel to How to Train Your Dragon and How to Be a Pirate, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III's loyal dragon Toothless has been captured. The nanodragon is about to be gobbled and Sharkworms are on the loose. With the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans in disarray, it's up to Hiccup to prove himself a Viking Hero.

A fast paced plot, slapstick humor, witty dialogue and imaginative black and white illustrations enhance this exciting tale.

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson: My mom bought this book for me and I'm really excited. I loved Fever 1793 [by this author] and think I'm going to love this book. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres and the Revolutionary War is my favorite period in history. I think I'm going to love it! Here's a summary:

If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl?

As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight...for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy for the American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel. When Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to spy on her owners, who know details of British plans for invasion. She is reluctant at first, but when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabel realizes her loyalty is available to the bidder who can provide her with freedom.

From acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson comes this compelling, impeccably researched novel that shows the lengths we can go to cast off our chains, both physical and spiritual.

The 39 Clues: Vespers Rising by Rick Riordan, Peter Lerangis, Gordon Korman, Jude Watson: The cross-over novel that connects the first series of the 39 Clues to the second, this book looks great and I think I'm going to love it. But I have to read the 10th book in this series before I can start it. Here's a summary:

The Clue hunt is over, but Amy and Dan's adventure has just begun. The Cahills' secret enemy, the Vespers, have emerged from the shadows and are planning a deadly attack.

VESPERS RISING contains four explosive stories that trace the dangerous rivalry throughout history, from the act of sabotage that killed Gideon Cahill and tore his family apart, to the founding of the Madrigal branch, to thirteen-year-old Grace's first mission. The last story follows Amy and Dan after they've returned home to Boston and discover that Grace had one last secret-a reveal that changes everything they thought they knew about their family.

The 39 Clues: Agent Handbook: One of the two companion novels to the 39 Clues, which you might of guessed is one of my favorite series. Here's a summary:

The Cahills are the most powerful family in the world, but the source of their power has been lost -- scattered around the globe in the form of 39 Clues. The hunt for the Clues has begun and now is YOUR chance to shape history. But, beware -- the Clues are in some of the most dangerous locations on earth, hidden by the most famous (and sneakiest) figures of the past 500 years. This Agent Handbook is your secret weapon-it contains all the information your rivals don't want you to know about the Cahills and the Clues. Just make sure it doesn't fall into enemy hands . . .

This handbook has everything you need on the hunt:

Get never-seen-before intel about the Cahill branches, including a whole section on the Madrigals! Discover insider information about key players. Track hidden branch strongholds on your own Agent Map. Protect your secrets with 18 pages of codes. Forge documents to confuse rival Clue hunters.

So that's what I've gotten; hope they're good.

Thanks for reading,



  1. which one will u be reading first?

  2. hi benji how do you like Heck where bad kids go?

  3. just started it. except i got a new book today, [you'll have to wait till my next my mailbox to see what it is] and i think i', going to read that one first.


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