This is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren to let my readers know what books I've acquired over the week! As usual, I've noted what edition I've acquired and how I've acquired it. I look forward to reviewing this haul. Have you read any of these?
What did you get in your mailbox this week? Comment and let me know!
Outside In (Inside #2) by Maria V Snyder
Published March 1, 2011 by Mira Ink
Originally published by Harlequin Teen
There's something Outside. It wants in.
I'm Trella. I used to be a scrub, cleaning the pipes and corridors of Inside. Then I found a whole world beyond the cube we live in and accidentally led a revolution against the Uppers. Now everyone is trying to figure out what happens next.
Except me. The fight's over and I want my life back. I need to explore the new world I've found and work out exactly what's going on with Riley, the Upper who helped me win the war. But there's something Outside. And I need to step up. Because once a leader, always a leader.
It's coming. Am I strong enough to stop it?
Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien
Format: Paperback (UK)
Published April 1, 2011 by Simon & Schuster
Originally published March 30, 2010 by Roaring Book Press
In the future, in a world destroyed by the harsh sun, there are those who live in luxury inside the walled Enclave and those, like sixteen-year-old Gaia Stone, who live outside- struggling to survive. Each month the people outside the wall must deliver a quota of babies to the Enclave, to be raised by parents within and brainwashed to forget about the world outside.
This is the way it's always been, and the way Gaia thinks it should be... until her parents are arrested on suspicion of hiding a code; a code revealing the secrets of the "advanced" babes. Realising she is her parents' only hope for survival, Gaia venture inside the wall to rescue them. But she soon discovers that the Enclave is not as perfect as it appears; the gene pool has become too small and genetic irregularities are developing- something the brutal government want to stop. At any cost. Can Gaia break the code and discover the truth, before it's too late?
A Witch in Winter (Winter Trilogy #1) by Ruth Warburton
Published January 5, 2012 by Hodder Children's Books
When love is tangled up in magic, how do you know what's real?
When Anna meets Seth, it's magic. But her hidden powers unleash a spell that parks a war among witches and enslaves Seth's heart.
Across the Universe (Across the Universe # 1) by Beth Revis
Published March 3, 2011 by Razorbill
Originally published January 11, 2011 by Razorbill
Amy has left the life she loves
for a world 300 years away.
Trapped in space and frozen in time, Amy is bound for a new planet. But fifty years before she's due to arrive, she is violently woken, the victim of an attempted murder. Now Amy's lost on board and nothing makes sense - she's never felt so alone.
Yet someone is waiting for her.
He wants to protect her -
and more if she'll let him
But who can she trust amidst the secrets and lies?
A killer is out there - and Amy has nowhere to hide...
Above by Leah Bobet
Published April 1, 2012 by Scholastic
Originally published April 1, 2012 by Arthur A. Levine Books
Matthew has loved Ariel from the moment he found her in the tunnels, her bee's wings falling away. They live in Safe, an underground refuge for those fleeing the city Above--like Whisper, who speaks to ghosts, and Jack Flash, who can shoot lightning from his fingers.
But one terrifying night, an old enemy invades Safe with an army of shadows, and only Matthew, Ariel, and a few friends escape Above. As Matthew unravels the mystery of Safe's history and the shadows' attack, he realizes he must find a way to remake his home--not just for himself, but for Ariel, who needs him more than ever before.
Exiled by J.R. Wagner
To be published June 5, 2012 by Live Oak Book Company
Acquired from publisher as an ARC for review
Stripped of his powers and banished to the Never, James must save himself before he can save his fellow sorcerers from imminent demise.
Prophesied by the greatest of all seers to be the sorcerer who would bring an end to the Epoch Terminus—the destruction of his kind—James grew up developing his powers under the watchful eye of his mentor, Akil Karanis.
James’s insular world is shattered when he is found guilty of murdering Akil and exiled to The Never, a mysterious and dangerous place reserved for the worst of the worst, a land from which no one returns.
Powerless and alone, James quickly learns that the land itself poses a greater threat than its inhabitants. If he is to have any chance of returning to his family, any chance of proving his innocence, any chance of saving his kind, he must survive the dangers and temptations meant to ensnare both body and mind in order to discover what no one else has been able to discover—a way home.