Feb 20, 2011

In My Mailbox #23

This is In my mailbox a meme run by Kristi at The Story Siren.  Here's what I checked out from the library this week.  You should expect reviews on these books within the next 2 weeks.
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't easy.  Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place—and out of place at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.  As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make—between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?

Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund
With a past too terrible to speak of, and a bleak, lonely future ahead of her, Aerin Renning is shocked to find she has earned a place at the most exclusive school in the universe. Aerin excels at Academy 7 in all but debate, where Dane Madousin—son of one of the most powerful men in the Alliance— consistently outtalks her. Fortunately Aerin consistently outwits him at sparring. They are at the top of their class until Dane jeopardizes everything and Aerin is unintentionally dragged down with him. When the pair is given a joint punishment, an unexpected friendship—and romance—begins to form. But Dane and Aerin both harbor dangerous secrets, and the two are linked in ways neither of them could ever have imagined. . . .

So has anyone ever read either of these?  Are they worth it?

8 comments:

MiaandSofia said...

An awesome mailbox! They all look fab. Happy reading :)
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Brittany @ Nice Girls Read Books said...

I've been wanting to read ACADEMY 7 for a little while now, I hope you enjoy it! Happy reading!

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Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

I'm excited for Unearthly!

Tara said...

Unearthly is fabulous. I wasn't expecting much, just another angel book, but it really surprised me. It's great. Academy 7 was interesting, for sure. Hope you enjoy them both!

Here's what I got in my mailbox this week :)

Rie Conley said...

Academy 7 looks good! I'd never heard of it before, but now it's on my TBR list.

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Alex Bennett (Electrifying Reviews) said...

Both books sound great!

Bex @ The Night Life Books said...

Unearthly looks so good! x

Erika said...

Academy 7 is good. It made me want to seek out and read more young adult sci-fi books.