IMM is a weekly meme that explores the contents of one's mailbox. IMM was started by Kristi at The Story Siren.
The Pricker Boy by Reade Scott Whinnem
(HC/September 2009/Random House)
There's something lurking in the woods just beyond the Widow's Stone. Stucks Cumberland has seen it - a boy with skin that's as gray as dead bark, covered head to toe in thorns.
It seems impossible. But then, nothing about this summer is as it souled be. Stuck's best friend, Pete, has grown sullen and abusive. Ronnie wears long sleeves despite the heat, self-conscious about the scar that reminds everyone of a day they'd like to forget. Vivek's jokes seem increasingly desperate, and Emily is stirring feelings in Stucks that he doesn't know what to do with.
And through it all the Pricker Boy is out there, watching them from the edge of the woods. At least, Stucks thinks that's what's happening. But it's hard to concentrate with all the buzzing - the relentless buzzing that started in the trees and is now crawling around the surface of his brain...
Chilling and lyrical, The Pricker Boy is a ghost story with substance - a psychological thriller that takes readers on a journey deep into the dark woods and deeper still into the dark corners of the human soul.
I'm so excited to read this, especially after just finishing Lord of the Flies. I received this for review from Teens Read Too, which I'm now a reviewer for!
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl(ARC/January 2010/Little, Brown and Company)
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.
Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps, and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting down the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
Another thriller! I received this for review from ReaderViews.
I got some other books in the mail - not for review, just for fun:
The Alchemyst by Michael Scott (PaperBack Swap...The author has the same name as the boss from The Office!)
Just Like That by Marsha Qualey (Paperback Swap)
Going Bovine by Libba Bray (Random House sent me another copy for some reason...)
The Long Wait for Tomorrow (I won this from Random House)
Bog Child (I used my Random Buzzer points to get this book)
And that's all folks. I hope everyone else had a good week in books; I look forward to seeing what everyone got!