full-mailboxThe “In My Mailbox” meme was first brought to my attention from The Story Siren’s blog.  Since it is similar to Adele’s Mailbox Monday, I thought I’d mention her too.  Both blogs are great so take a look at them both.

From the Bookfair at my school:

1. SKELETON CREEK by Patrick Carman

skeletoncreek-746581Strange things are happening in Skeleton Creek . . . and Ryan and Sarah are trying to get to the heart of it. But after an eerie accident leaves Ryan housebound and forbidden to see Sarah, their investigation takes two tracks: Ryan records everything in his journal, while Sarah uses her videocam to search things out. . .and then email the clips for Ryan to see.

In a new, groundbreaking format, the story is broken into two parts — Ryan’s text in the book, and Sarah’s videos on a special website, with links and passwords given throughout the book.


2. HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS by Robert Liparulo

3. ONE FALSE NOTE (39 CLUES #2) by Gordon Korman



From Penguin Publishers:

5. ALIS by Naomi Rich

6. SUZI CLUE by Michelle Kehm

510u0bum2hlProm is the last place you’d expect to fi nd feisty freshman Suzi Clue. She’s not part of the A-list and would much rather be playing the drums. But if there’s one thing she can’t resist, it’s a mystery, and Mountain High’s Prom Queen Curse totally fi ts the bill. Spider attacks, overzealous tanning beds, and killer orcas have the candidates freaking, but Suzi knows the curse can’t be real. But in order to prove it, she has to do the unthinkable . . . run for prom queen! Fresh, funny, and totally over the top, here’s a stylish mystery from debut author Michelle Kehm.

7. THE KILLER COUSIN by Nancy Werlin

8. LOCKED INSIDE by Nancy Werlin

9. SNOW WHITE AND ROSE RED by Patricia Wrede

From a Trade:

10. DIARY OF A CHAV by Grace Dent

n286829Chav: (n.) A British insult for white working-class people fixated on street fashions derived from American hip-hop such as imitation gold and fake designer clothing, e.g., “It’s a bruv who wears crap clothing and manky gold jewelry, innit?” 

16-year-old Shiraz Bailey Wood’s days are filled with hoodies, hip-hop, and hanging around outside Claire’s accessories. Her parents work crap jobs and her school is pretty much chav central. There’s not much goin’ on in the world of this lovable dreamer, and having a brain and a heart of gold only makes it worse. Shiraz loathes being called a chav because she may be poor but she’s not trashy, but she can’t do much about it–yet. Shiraz is beginning to feel there’s a lot more to life than minimum wage and the bling of a souped-up Vauxhall Nova. 

Told in diary entries over the course of a year attending the unfortunately named “SuperChav Academy” (where she’ll do anything to prove she’s NOT a chav), Shiraz’s insanely funny voice and spirited narrative s how there is always a way to rise above any obstacle.