Sunday, October 2, 2011

In My Mailbox :: 3

 In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren where you can post the books that you've received, purchased, won in a giveaway, borrowed from the library, swapped on PaperBackSwap, etc. For more information, click here

These are books that I received in July. Since I'm a little behind in my books, I thought I'd go back and post what I've received this summer.  

Received from publisher via Armchair BEA giveaway: 

Ten Rules for Living with my Sister by Ann M. Martin

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (September 27, 2011)

Paperback, 240 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
Pearl’s older sister Lexie is in eighth grade and has a boyfriend. Pearl’s only boyfriend is the family’s crabby cat, Bitey.  Lexie is popular. Pearl is not, mostly because of the embarrassing Three Bad Things that happened in school and which no one has forgotten. Everything Pearl does seems to drive Lexie crazy. On top of that, their grandfather is moving into their family’s apartment and taking over Pearl’s room. How will these sisters share without driving one another crazy?

Pearl is good at making lists of rules, but sometimes, life doesn’t play by the rules!

I LOVED participating the Armchair BEA book blogging event this past spring. It was so much fun and really made me feel better about missing out on the real BEA event. I was so excited to win this giveaway because I adored Ann M. Martin growing up. I was loyal and devoted to The Baby-Sitters Club and I credit it with fueling my love of reading as a young girl, as well as one of the reasons why I am draw to books in a series. If I actually attended the live BEA event, I would have waited in line to get Ann M. Martin's autograph for this book, so thank you Armchair BEA! 

Publisher: Walden Pond Press (July 1, 2010)

Paperback, 344 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
Gerald Wilkins never considered himself a particularly exceptional thirteen-year-old. But that was before he inherited twenty billion pounds, a Caribbean island, a yacht, and three estates from a great-aunt he never knew. With this fortune, however, comes a letter. One from his great-aunt Geraldine. One that tells Gerald that she was murdered, and that it's up to him to find out why.
Along with his friends Ruby and Sam, Gerald embarks on a journey that will lead him from the British Museum to dodgy social clubs for the disgustingly rich to mansions in the English countryside to secret places far underground. Who was Geraldine Archer? And what secrets was she hiding? Unless Gerald, Sam, and Ruby can find out before the killer does, they may be next.

The Emerald Casket (The Billionaire Trilogy #2) by Richard Newsome

Publisher: Walden Pond Press (May 17, 2011)

Paperback, 304 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
It has only been a month since Gerald Wilkins be-came the richest kid on earth. One month since he found out his great-aunt Geraldine had left him all her fortune and, with it, a murder mystery, clues to a diamond heist, and a target on his back. One month since Sir Mason Green made off with the contents of the diamond casket, an object of unspeakable power. And you thought your school vacation was eventful.

As book two of the Archer Legacy opens, Gerald, Ruby, and Sam come upon papers, drawings, and reams of research, all indicating that Gerald's family has been protecting a secret concerning nothing less than the fate of the world. Now Gerald and his friends are off to India to try to find out the truth. Friendships will be forged and broken. A city buried under the sea will be rediscovered. A whole mess of pigeons will be involved. And Gerald is going to have to make a choice between his love for his friends and the darkest desires of his heart.

It's entirely possible that this month might be even more eventful than the last.

This was totally unexpected from Walden Pond Press. I gave Armchair BEA a list of my top 5 choices for what I'd like for my prize and this was my 2nd choice. I wasn't expected to received both this and Ann M. Martin's book. It is going to be a great addition to my classroom library!

Won from Mid-Summer's Eve Giveaway Hop from author:

Athena the Wise (Goddess Girls #5) by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams 

Publisher: Aladdin (April 5, 2011)

Paperback, 176 pages 

Summary from Goodreads:
The Goddess Girls by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams put a modern spin on classic Greek myths!

Zeus says Heracles has to do 12 tasks or get kicked out of MOA. Athena's not sure it's wise, but she agrees to help out.
Goddess Girls series, Aladdin, ages 8-12:
#1 Athena the Brain
#2 Persephone the Phony
#3 Aphrodite the Beauty
#4 Artemis the Brave
#5 Athena the Wise | April 2011
#6 Aphrodite the Diva | summer 2011
7 and 8 to come in 2012

My students love the Goddess Girls' series. I think it is great for fans of the Percy Jackson series and all my other students who are becoming mythology buffs because of it.

Received from author to review:

The Mirror of Yu-Huang (The Library of Athena #3) by Christine Norris

Publisher: Zumaya Thresholds (December 4, 2010)

Paperback, 268 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
Megan's dreams of a fun and relaxing Christmas holiday turn into a nightmare when the headmistress of her school strong-arms her father into hosting a huge New Year's ball for the Chinese ambassador. She's been unlucky with houseguests in the past-like the one who died.

Then Megan receives a gift, one that shows someone knows not only about the Library of Athena but of her connection to it. Who made the mysterious phone call in the study? Who stabbed Xu Ping? Megan thinks she knows, but before she can confirm her suspicions the Library is invaded, and only the Librarian stop the invader from threatening the world.

I received this from the author, Christine Norris, directly via Google+. I am almost done with it so the review is coming soon. 

What's in your mailbox this week?

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