Sunday, May 1, 2011

In My Mailbox #1

Okay, so I jumped in and decided to finally join this meme after seeing that everyone else is doing it too! No, Mom and Dad, if everyone else was jumping off a bridge I wouldn't do it too. (Unless there was a bungee cord involved.)

Thank you to Tanglwood Press and NetGalley for the sneak peak at this upcoming book!

Goodreads: Under the bubbling hot springs and geysers of Yellowstone National Park is a supervolcano. Most people don't know it's there. The caldera is so large that it can only be seen from a plane or satellite. It just could be overdue for an eruption, which would change the landscape and climate of our planet.
Ashfall is the story of Alex, a teenage boy left alone for the weekend while his parents visit relatives. When the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts unexpectedly, Alex is determined to reach his parents. He must travel over a hundred miles in a landscape transformed by a foot of ash and the destruction of every modern convenience that he has ever known, and through a new world in which disaster has brought out both the best and worst in people desperate for food, water, and warmth. With a combination of nonstop action, a little romance, and very real science, this is a story that is difficult to stop reading and even more difficult to forget.

The second book I received was also through NetGalley and Lerner Publishing Group. Thank you!

Goodreads: Once upon a time there was a girl who was special.

This is not her story.

Unless you count the part where I killed her.

Sixteen-year-old Alison has been sectioned in a mental institute for teens, having murdered the most perfect and popular girl at school. But the case is a mystery: no body has been found, and Alison's condition is proving difficult to diagnose. Alison herself can't explain what happened: one minute she was fighting with Tori -- the next she disintegrated. Into nothing. But that's impossible. Right?

The third book I bought from Amazon for my Kindle. 

Goodreads: Jalal Vaziri has looks, money, women—and a habit of running from reality. When he abandons New York and reinvents himself as a poet in a California beach house, he thinks he’s running from a father who hates him, a career mistake, and endless partying. A fresh start is what he needs. And after an intriguing woman enters his life, he believes all his dreams are coming true. But that dream dissolves into nightmare, and Jalal flees again. Only this time, his retreat is blocked by a woman who challenges him to face that it’s himself he’s trying to outrun.

 In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren as a way to showcase books you have received in the mail, from the library, or by any other method during the week.


  1. Ultraviolet sounds intriguing. However, I am avoiding NetGalley until I get caught up on the review books I already have. I hope you enjoy all of your new books. My mailboxes are here and here. Happy reading!

  2. Thank you for visiting Kathy! I'm looking forward to starting it this week. :-)