Sunday, May 29, 2011

In My Mailbox (20)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme started by The Story Siren with inspiration from Pop Culture Junkie.

This is a great event where we share all the great books we've picked up to read for the week! Please join us in getting to know one another and sharing great reads!  Here's what I got this week . . .

by Moira Young
Thanks to S&S GalleyGrab

Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That's fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother Lugh is around. But when a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba's world is shattered. Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on an epic quest to get him back.

Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the world outside of desolate Silverlake, Saba is lost without Lugh to guide her. So perhaps the most surprising thing of all is what Saba learns about herself: she's a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. And she has the power to take down a corrupt society from the inside. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization.

Blood Red Road has a searing pace, a poetically minimal writing style, violent action, and an epic love story. Moira Young is one of the most promising and startling new voices in teen fiction.

by Tabitha Suzuma
Thanks S&S GalleyGrab

Seventeen-year-old Lochan and sixteen-year-old Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together they have stepped in for their alcoholic, wayward mother to take care of their three younger siblings. As defacto parents to the little ones, Lochan and Maya have had to grow up fast. And the stress of their lives—and the way they understand each other so completely—has also also brought them closer than two siblings would ordinarily be. So close, in fact, that they have fallen in love. Their clandestine romance quickly blooms into deep, desperate love. They know their relationship is wrong and cannot possibly continue. And yet, they cannot stop what feels so incredibly right. As the novel careens toward an explosive and shocking finale, only one thing is certain: a love this devastating has no happy ending.


  1. Linds! I've missed you! I'm loving the new blog layout, it's so easy on the eyes and easy to find the things I'm looking for:)

  2. Thanks, Jenny - good to be back, and I hope you enjoyed BEA! I'm liking the new layout, too - more modern and clean looking! Thanks for the input!


  3. Forbidden was kind of a rough book for me...
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Enjoy :)

  4. Hi Linds! Forbidden is awesome even if it completely breaks your heart. I hope you like it :)

  5. Forbidden looks good! Had to order it. I know I'll wish I'd read Blood Red Road, but I feel thirsty every time I look at it and read the description! I just can't get one more dystopian. Again, so glad you're back!


  6. Looking forward to what you think of Blood Red Road. It looks so good.

  7. I've heard great things about Forbidden. I hope you enjoy both the books. Happy Reading!