Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Previews: Spooky ARCs and Galley Copies

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Primitive by Mark Nykanen

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: BelleBooks, Inc. (October 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982175647
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982175644
  • A neo-primitive cult, possessing secret government documents filled with terrifying information about global warming, kidnaps a famous fashion model and holds her hostage, forcing her to act as their spokesperson. As time runs out, her estranged daughter allies with a dangerous activist group to rescue her, while battling dark agendas from the government and Big Oil.

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    Primitive was won from a BBAW contest.

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    Spellbinder by Helen Stringer

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (September 29, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312387636
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312387631
  • Belladonna Johnson can see ghosts. It’s a trait she’s inherited from her mother’s side of the family, like blue eyes or straight hair. And it’s a trait she could do without, because what twelve-year-old wants to be caught talking to someone invisible?

    It is convenient, though, after Belladonna’s parents are killed in a car accident. They can live with her the same as always, watching the same old TV shows in their same old house. Nothing has changed . . . until everything changes.

    One night, with no warning, they vanish into thin air—along with every other ghost in the world. It’s what some people think ghosts are supposed to do, but Belladonna knows it’s all wrong. They may not be living, but they’re not supposed to be gone.

    With the help of her classmate Steve, a master of sneaking and spying, Belladonna is left to uncover what’s become of the spirits and to navigate a whole world her parents have kept well-hidden. If she can’t find her way, she’ll lose them again—this time for good.

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    Spellbinder was found on Shelf Awareness and delivered by the publisher.

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    Fallen by Lauren Kate

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (December 8, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385738935
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385738934
  • There's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

    Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

    Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce--and goes out of his way to make that very clear--she can't let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.

    Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, Fallen is a page turning thriller and the ultimate love story.

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    Fallen was found on Shelf Awareness and delivered by the publisher.

    All data from each of the books was taken from Amazon.com.

    Personal reviews coming!

    2 comments:

    DCMetroreader said...

    I have Spellbinder & Fallen too. Hope they are good.

    Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

    Kim -
    I noticed. I am catching up on my google reader.... :)
    I like shelf awareness. I think with my pile right now you may get to them before I do.

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