In My Mailbox: 9/20/09

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.)


My week was good. So, how was your week?

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (B)

Official web site: www.laurenoliverbooks.com

Samantha Kingston has it all: the world’s most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the parking lot to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life.

Instead, it turns out to be her last.

Then she gets a chance. Seven chances, in fact. Reliving her last day during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.

The Girl with Mermaid Hair by Delia Ephron (B)

When her mother gives her an exquisite full-length mirror that once belonged to her grandmother, Sukie is thrilled. So thrilled that she doesn’t listen to her mother’s warning: “This mirror will be your best friend and worst enemy.” Because mirrors, as Sukie discovers, show not only the faraway truth but the truth close up. And finding out that close-up truth changes people. Often forever.



The Dark Divine by Bree Despain(borrowed from Alicia)

A prodigal son

A dangerous love

A deadly secret . . .

I stood back and watched his movements. Daniel had that way about him that could shut me down in an instant. . . . I kicked the gravel a couple of times and worked up my courage again. “Tell me . . . I mean . . . why did you come back? Why now, after all this time?”

Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared—the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in blood. But she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night really held. And when Daniel returns three years later, Grace can no longer deny her attraction to him, despite promising Jude she’ll stay away.

As Grace gets closer to Daniel, her actions stir the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind Jude and Daniel's dark secret . . . and the cure that can save the ones she loves. But she may have to lay down the ultimate sacrifice to do it—her soul.

The Pricker Boy by Reade Scott Whinnem
The Long Wait for Tomorrow by Joaquin Dorfman
The Hunchback Assignments by Arthur Slade

Voices in the Dark by Catherine Banner


That was my week, how was yours?

27 comments on "In My Mailbox: 9/20/09"

ReggieWrites wrote: September 19, 2009 at 8:13 PM

Oh wow! All those books look amazing! I can't wait for the Dark Divine! Enjoy :-)


Orchid wrote: September 19, 2009 at 8:18 PM

The Dark Devine sounds awesome.
Happy reading. :)


Book Butterfly (Kim) wrote: September 19, 2009 at 8:27 PM

OMG - Before I Fall, I'm dying to read that! You are lucky!! Happy reading! Enjoy


kapri wrote: September 19, 2009 at 8:29 PM

They all look great!
Happy Reading ;)


Shalonda wrote: September 19, 2009 at 8:30 PM

I cannot wait for the release of Before I Fall. The cover is gorgeous and (WOW) the summary makes me want it now!


Shooting Stars Mag wrote: September 19, 2009 at 8:49 PM

oh jealous. I'm so excited for the dark divine and before I fall. haven't heard much about the mermaid hair one but LOVE the cover.


Sunkissed wrote: September 19, 2009 at 8:54 PM

ooh Before i fall looks amazing !!


Thao wrote: September 19, 2009 at 9:35 PM

I so want to read Before I Fall and Bleeding Violet. They both sound good. Happy reading : )


Rebecca wrote: September 19, 2009 at 10:19 PM

Great books you got this week. I love the sound of the Dark Divine. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.


~The Book Pixie wrote: September 19, 2009 at 11:56 PM

WOOHOO for Before I Fall and The Dark Divine! I really hope you enjoy those books. Looking forward to your reviews. :D

~Briana


Amy wrote: September 20, 2009 at 1:12 AM

Fab books you got this week, enjoy!


So Many Books, So Little Time wrote: September 20, 2009 at 2:17 AM

Great week! i really want to read Before I Fall and The Dark Divine. Happy reading!


Lauren wrote: September 20, 2009 at 2:54 AM

They all sound good, but I'm especially desperate to read Before I Fall. So envious!! Enjoy your reads.


The Book Bug wrote: September 20, 2009 at 2:54 AM

lucy you, you got the dark divine!!


bookalicious wrote: September 20, 2009 at 4:45 AM

Oooh, Before I Fall, I've already read that one and it was AMAZING!!! Hope you like it too, hapyp reading!


Silvia wrote: September 20, 2009 at 6:03 AM

The Girl with Mermaid Hair and The dark divine!!!!
I want to read these two books so badly!


Wendy wrote: September 20, 2009 at 7:12 AM

I can't wait to read The Dark Divine, looks so good! :)

Hope you enjoy the books!


austenfan wrote: September 20, 2009 at 9:45 AM

Yep, The Dark Divine looks so good, both the cover and the description! Great books this week! :)


Jessica Kennedy wrote: September 20, 2009 at 9:50 AM

Awesome! I just finished The Dark Divine last night! It was very good! :)


Bree Biesinger Despain wrote: September 20, 2009 at 11:45 AM

All those books look amazing. I hope you enjoy The Dark Divine!


Allison wrote: September 20, 2009 at 12:35 PM

I can't wait for Before I Fall! I absolutely love the cover. Enjoy :)


The Story Siren wrote: September 20, 2009 at 1:12 PM

lots of nice books you got there! hope you enjoy them all! really looking forward to lauren's book! happy reading!


Insert Book Title wrote: September 20, 2009 at 2:20 PM

Great books!


Bookgeek wrote: September 20, 2009 at 11:03 PM

The Dark Divine - jealous.


Anonymous wrote: September 21, 2009 at 11:13 AM

WOW!!
Everyone is super jealous I'm lending you The Dark Divine. heehee. More books for me to borrow!

-Alicia


Storyheart wrote: September 21, 2009 at 1:37 PM

Thanks for sharing the books, looks like some good reading ahead.

Barry
http://acrossthepond-storyheart.blogspot.com


reviewsbylola wrote: September 21, 2009 at 2:31 PM

I REALLY want to read Before I Fall.


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