Saturday, June 5, 2010

In My Mailbox (40)

IMM is a weekly meme that explores the contents of one's mailbox. IMM was started by Kristi at The Story Siren. Descriptions are from Goodreads.

For Review:

Middleworld by J&P Voelkel
(PB/April 2010/EgmontUSA)

Fourteen-year-old Max Murphy is looking forward to a family vacation. But his parents, both archaeologists and Maya experts, announce a change in plan. They must leave immediately for a dig in the tiny Central American country of San Xavier. Max will go to summer camp. Max is furious. When he's mysteriously summoned to San Xavier, he thinks they've had a change of heart.

Upon his arrival, Max's wild adventure in the tropical rainforests of San Xavier begins. During his journey, he will unlock ancient secrets and meet strangers who are connected to him in ways he could never have imagined. For fate has delivered a challenge of epic proportions to this pampered teenager. Can Max rescue his parents from the Maya Underworld and save the world from the Lords of Death, who now control the power of the Jaguar Stones in their villainous hands? The scene is set for a roller-coaster ride of suspense and terror, as the good guys and the bad guys face off against a background of haunted temples, zombie armies, and even human sacrifice!

I love historical fiction and adventure, so I can't wait to read this. Plus, I've heard great things about it. I received this from Goodman Media.

Forbidden Sea by Sheila A. Nielson
(ARC/Releases July 2010/Scholastic)

When Adrianne comes face-to-face with the mermaid of Windwaithe Island, of whom she has heard terrible stories all her life, she is convinced the mermaid means to take her younger sister. Adrianne, fierce-willed and courageous, is determined to protect her sister from the mermaid, and her family from starvation. However, the mermaid continues to haunt Adrianne in her dreams and with her song.

Yet, when the islanders find out about Adrianne's encounters with the mermaid she is scorned, for this small and superstitious community believes the mermaid will bring devastation to the island if Adrianne does not give herself to the sea.

A powerful and lyrical story of one girl who must choose between having everything and having those she loves.

Interesting premise. Can't wait to get started. I received this from Around The World Tours.

Gentlemen by Michael Northrop
Michael sent me a wonderful signed and personalized copy, along with a couple of cute toys from a local toy store. Thanks!


  1. Nice! I'm curious about The Forbidden Sea!

  2. Great books! I have Forbidden Sea in my TBR and can't wait to read it :) Enjoy!

  3. The Forbidden Sea sounds great. Enjoy!

  4. Ooh, great books this week!

    Happy reading. =)

  5. Awesome: I'm glad it arrived. I was a little concerned that the wind-up dinosaur wouldn't survive the process with its gears intact. I guess we now know that the U.S. Postal Service is not what killed the dinosaurs. I hope you enjoy the book (and toys)!


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