Picture drawn by Maggie Stiefvater, 2009. Header made by S.F. Robertson, 2010.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

In My Mailbox- Week of December 28 + Retrospective

No vlog this week due to only getting two books, but I got enough these past couple weeks to keep me busy for a LONG time. And this is my first 2010 IMM!! YAY! :)

The Mark by Jen Nadol
Cassandra Renfield has always seen the mark—a glow around certain people reminiscent of candlelight. But the one time she mentioned it, it was dismissed as a trick of the light. Until the day she watches a man awash in the mark die. After searching her memories, Cassie realizes she can see a person’s imminent death. Not how or where, only when: today.

Armed with a vague understanding of the light, Cassie begins to explore her “gift,” seeking those marked for death and probing the line between decision and destiny. Though she’s careful to hide her secret—even from her new philosophy-obsessed boyfriend—with each impending death comes the temptation to test fate. But so many questions remain. How does the mark work? Why is she the only one who sees it? And finally, the most important of all: If you know today is someone’s last, should you tell them?

Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen
Samuel, 13, spends his days in the forest, hunting for food for his family. He has grown up on the frontier of a British colony, America. Far from any town, or news of the war against the King that American patriots have begun near Boston.

But the war comes to them. British soldiers and Iroquois attack. Samuel’s parents are taken away, prisoners. Samuel follows, hiding, moving silently, determined to find a way to rescue them. Each day he confronts the enemy, and the tragedy and horror of this war. But he also discovers allies, men and women working secretly for the patriot cause. And he learns that he must go deep into enemy territory to find his parents: all the way to the British headquarters, New York City.

Monday- I posted my review of Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore.

Wednesday- I posted my review of The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg.

Saturday- I put up my list of books that I read in 2009, which totaled a whopping 135. Very proud of myself.


  1. Great books! I read The Mark last week and it was amazingly good! Happy reading!!

  2. Great looking books! I have heard good things about The Mark. Happy reading.

  3. Both books look good. I am really looking forward to reading The Mark. I'll be eager to hear what you think. Happy reading!

  4. Great books! You got The Mark...I'm so jealous!

    Here's what I got this week: http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2010/01/in-my-mailbox-1-3-10.html

    Have a good one!

  5. Happy reading! The Mark sounds fantastic.