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The unopened box

March 10th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

So I got a box from Amazon over the weekend and it is still unopened.  Why? You may ask.  Because I have a huge pile of books that I need to read and review and really should get through those first.  I know if I open the box I won’t be able to resist reading them first.

I only bought them because Fade was such a good deal and I’ve been really wanting to read it, I found an Amazon gift card I had not used yet and I wanted free shipping.  Thus, I ended up with 3 new books.

What’s in the box?


Description: For Janie and Cabel, real life is getting tougher than the dreams. They’re just trying to carve out a little (secret) time together, but no such luck. Disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody’s talking. When Janie taps into a classmate’s violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open–but nothing goes as planned. Not even close. Janie’s in way over her head, and Cabe’s shocking behavior has grave consequences for them both.

Worse yet, Janie learns the truth about herself and her ability. And it’s bleak. Seriously, brutally bleak. Not only is her fate as a Dream Catcher sealed, but what’s to come is way darker than she’d even feared…


Description: In a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts, three runaways fight the system that would “unwind” them

Connor’s parents want to be rid of him because he’s a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev’s unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family’s strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance. If they can survive until their eighteenth birthday, they can’t be harmed — but when every piece of them, from their hands to their hearts, are wanted by a world gone mad, eighteen seems far, far away.


Description: Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker–his classmate and crush–who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list.

Through Hannah and Clay’s dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.

See why opening it would be dangerous? And yet it keeps whispering my name saying open me, open me.

Posted in Books, Young Adult

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  1. Laza

    AH! So jealous! All books I want to read RIGHT NOW!!! :)

  2. Katie

    HOW ON EARTH are you avoiding reading Fade? It will only take you a couple hours at most, c’mon, read it, read it!!!! haha. I looooved it.

    I was going to start reading Thirteen Reasons Why, but then read the 4th Sookie book instead…and then I have to read Hunted…so that one got pushed back a bit.

    Unwind sounds really good too..

  3. dsuzuki

    I know, I know. Wake was really quick and that’s why it’s so tempting. I’m almost done with the book I’m reading now which is sooo good. So I think I may break into the box tonight. Then again maybe I should wait until after work tomorrow otherwise I might end up reading instead :)

  4. J. Kaye

    I have 13 REASONS WHY on my shelf and have FADE on my currently reading list! :) Great books!!

  5. tamara

    Don’t you just wish that you could just read all day without having to take breaks… I’m here tryin to make my books last.. lol.. Low on cash you know.. Enjoy your books I’ve been meaning to read Fade…

  6. dsuzuki

    LOL. I know, this darn work thing always gets in the way of reading but at least it helps pay for the books :)

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