In My Mailbox: 4/12/09

In My Mailbox lets you peek into the contents of my mailbox on a weekly basis. I am listing all the lovely books that I have aquired this week. If you would like to participate and have your own “In My Mailbox” post, you can find more information here on the Story Siren's blog, where it all began..(This post was inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie.)

This week I aquired some really wonderful books and a signed copy of D100D from a contest by A.S. King herself. I am very happy and cannot wait to get into them, especially willow.

Willow by Julia Hoban
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Dial (April 2, 2009)

Seven months ago, on a rainy March night, sixteen year- old Willow’s parents died in a horrible car accident. Willow was driving. Now her older brother barely speaks to her, her new classmates know her as the killer orphan girl, and Willow is blocking the pain by secretly cutting herself. But when one boy —one sensitive, soulful boy—discovers Willow’s secret, it sparks an intense relationship that turns the “safe” world Willow has created for herself upside down.
Breathing by Cheryl Renée Herbsman
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Viking Juvenile (April 16, 2009)

Savannah would be happy to spend the summer in her coastal Carolina town working at the library and lying in a hammock reading her beloved romance novels. But then she meets Jackson. Once they lock eyes, she’s convinced he’s the one—her true love, her soul mate, a boy different from all the rest. And at first it looks like Savannah is right. Jackson abides by her mama’s strict rules, and stays by her side during a hospitalization for severe asthma, which Savannah becomes convinced is only improving because Jackson is there. But when he’s called away to help his family—and seems uncertain about returning—Savannah has to learn to breathe on her own, both literally and figuratively.
The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King (signed) Thank you!!

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Flux (January 13, 2009)

In the late seventeenth century, famed teenage pirate Emer Morrisey was on the cusp of escaping the pirate life with her one true love and unfathomable riches when she was slain and cursed with "the dust of one hundred dogs," dooming her to one hundred lives as a dog before returning to a human body-with her memories intact.
Now she's a contemporary American teenager and all she needs is a shovel and a ride to Jamaica.

So that was my week. What was in your mailbox this week? Don't forget that my Fragile Eternity contest ends today 4/12/09 at midnight PST.

24 comments on "In My Mailbox: 4/12/09"

Reverie wrote: April 11, 2009 at 9:56 PM

want Willow and will be buying it in a week or so and Breathing looks soo good!

Steph Su wrote: April 11, 2009 at 9:58 PM

Three amazing books!! Very nice.

katie wrote: April 11, 2009 at 10:42 PM

I loved Breathing and I really need to read The Dust of 100 Dogs and Willow! Good week!

Danielle wrote: April 12, 2009 at 12:15 AM

Loved Willow. You probably will too.

Rebecca Herman wrote: April 12, 2009 at 2:12 AM

enjoy your books!

Adele wrote: April 12, 2009 at 2:45 AM

You lucky so and so. You have the two books that I have been lusting after most in the world. I bet they are fabulous.

prophecygirl wrote: April 12, 2009 at 3:36 AM

Nice week! Willow and Breathing look so good. I got Willow too :)

Happy reading!

Shalonda wrote: April 12, 2009 at 4:56 AM

Whoa so jealous! A signed copy of D100D! Awesome!

And Breathing sounds so good. Can't wait to get my hands on it!

Erika Lynn wrote: April 12, 2009 at 5:02 AM

all great books. I really want to read Breathing!

Melissa wrote: April 12, 2009 at 9:09 AM

A lot of people got Willow this week, it seems :-) I've heard so much about D100D, looking forward to your review!!!

Cat wrote: April 12, 2009 at 9:25 AM

Your mailbox must have been happy this week! :)

Amy wrote: April 12, 2009 at 9:26 AM

3 great books! You must be happy:-)

KB wrote: April 12, 2009 at 9:34 AM

I look forward to reading Breathing. I've been reading Cheryl's blog as she counts down to release day!

Callie wrote: April 12, 2009 at 9:57 AM

All the books you recieved look good. I also got Willow and Dust of 100 Dogs. They look so good.

Sarahbear9789 wrote: April 12, 2009 at 11:59 AM

I want Breathing!
A lot of great books.

Lianne wrote: April 12, 2009 at 1:47 PM

All of them look like really good books!

The Story Siren wrote: April 12, 2009 at 2:25 PM

three very great books! i still need to buy a copy of Willow! Happy reading!

Shooting Stars Mag wrote: April 12, 2009 at 7:15 PM

Yay for getting Willow. Did you enter the huge giveaway? I can't remember, so I figure I better make sure. :)


Liviania wrote: April 12, 2009 at 7:51 PM

I'm excited about Breathing! I hope you like it. (D100D is so, so good!)

Letter Garden wrote: April 13, 2009 at 3:43 AM
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Letter Garden wrote: April 13, 2009 at 3:44 AM

Willow is really, really good! I hope you'll like it, too!

Happy Easter!

The Book Resort wrote: April 13, 2009 at 3:23 PM

Happy Reading = }.
My mail's here:

vvb32 reads wrote: April 13, 2009 at 7:08 PM

i got dust of 100 dogs too and am thrilled about it. wanna get willow too...

Rebecca wrote: April 15, 2009 at 4:31 PM

Happy reading, you had a really good week.

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