full-mailboxThis week I received two new books.  One is a graphic novel from a local comic book store and the other is a book I’m going to be reviewing for ALAN’s online review column.

haibane-renmeiMy graphic novel is HAIBANE RENMEI: NEW FEATHERS.  Here is the description from the back of the book.

In a long-forgotten walled town, humans coexist with the Haibane, angelic beings of unknown origin. Rakka becomes the newest Haibane after she awakens from a strange dream and finds herself hatching from a massive cocoon. With no memories of her previous life, Rakka struggles to adjust to her new surrounding, however burning questions remain in the back of her mind. What are Haibane and what is their purpose? What lies beyond the town walls? Thus Rakka begins her wistful journey of self-discovery and wonderment. 

I’m excited to read this book.  The pictures on the inside are beautiful.  They are screenshots from the animated series with word bubbles added to narrate the story.

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My other book is LOOKS by Madeleine George.  Here is the product description.

Meghan Ball is both the most visible and the most invisible person in school. Her massive size is impossible to ignore, yet people freely spill their secrets in front of her, perhaps because they think she isn’t listening. But she is. Now her attention has turned to a new girl: Aimee Zorn, with her stick-figure body and defiant attitude. Meghan is determined to befriend Aimee, and when she ultimately succeeds, the two join forces to take down their shared enemy.

This provocative story explores the ways in which girls use food and their bodies to say what they cannot: I’m lonely. 

Be sure to stop by some other bloggers to read their In My Mailbox posts.  For instance, The Story Siren, who started it all.

So, this week was better than last week, but I want to be FLOODED with books.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed for next week. Until then,

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