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Friday, October 9, 2009

In My Mailbox (19)

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Marisa: Two books for review this week :)

The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard

Seventeen-year-old Colt has been sneaking out at night to meet Julia, a girl from an upper-class neighborhood unlike his own. They’ve never told anyone else about their relationship: not their family or friends, and especially not Julia’s boyfriend.When Julia dies suddenly, Colt tries to cope with her death while pretending that he never even knew her. He discovers a journal she left behind. But he is not prepared for the truths he discovers about their intense relationship, nor to pay the price for the secrets he’s kept.

Yay! Another ARC. This book sounds really interesting and different! :)

Meridian by Amber Kizer

Half-human, half-angel, Meridian Sozu has a dark responsibility. Sixteen-year-old Meridian has been surrounded by death ever since she can remember. As a child, insects, mice, and salamanders would burrow into her bedclothes and die. At her elementary school, she was blamed for a classmate’s tragic accident. And on her sixteenth birthday, a car crashes in front of her family home—and Meridian’s body explodes in pain. Before she can fully recover, Meridian is told that she’s a danger to her family and hustled off to her great-aunt’s house in Revelation, Colorado. It’s there that she learns that she is a Fenestra—the half-angel, half-human link between the living and the dead. But Meridian and her sworn protector and love, Tens, face great danger from the Aternocti, a band of dark forces who capture vulnerable souls on the brink of death and cause chaos.

I've been wanting this book forever and now I finally have it! :D

I got some great books this week! Some from the bookstore and some from contests :)

Feed by M.T. Anderson

For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon - a chance to party during spring break and play around with some stupid low-
grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was before the crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie around with nothing inside their heads for days. And it was before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, brainy teenage girl who knows something about what it’s like to live without the feed-and about resisting its omnipresent ability to categorize human thoughts and desires.

I have wanted this book for awhile! I am really glad I finally own it!

Psych Major Syndrome by Alicia Thompson

The Patient, Leigh Nolan (that would be me), has just started her first year at Stiles College. She has decided to major in psychology (even though her parents would rather she study Tarot cards, not Rorschach blots).

Patient has always been very good at helping her friends with their problems, but when it comes to solving her own...not so much.

Patient has a tendency to overanalyze things, particularly when the opposite sex is involved. Like why doesn't Andrew, her boyfriend of over a year, ever invite her to spend the night? Or why can't she commit to taking the next step in their relationship? And why does his roommate Nathan dislike her so much? More importantly, why did Nathan have a starring role in a much-more-than-friendly dream?

I am pretty excited to read this, recently I read some good reviews on it, and hey! I only got it for $5! Who doesnt love bargain books! :)

Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson

Scarlett Martin has grown up in a most unusual way. Her family owns the Hopewell, a small hotel in the heart of New York City, and Scarlett lives there with her four siblings - Spencer, Lola, and Marlene.

When each of the Martins turns fifteen, they are expected to take over the care of a suite in the once elegant, now shabby Art Deco hotel. For Scarlett's fifteenth birthday, she gets both a room called the Empire Suite, and a permanent guest called Mrs. Amberson.

Scarlett doesn't quite know what to make of this C-list starlet, world traveler, and aspiring autobiographer who wants to take over her life. And when she meets Eric, an astonishingly gorgeous actor who has just moved to the city, her summer takes a second unexpected turn.

Before the summer is over, Scarlett will have to survive a whirlwind of thievery, Broadway glamour, romantic missteps, and theatrical deceptions. But in the city where anything can happen, she just might be able to pull it off.

I won this from Good Girls Read Books! Thank you! I am excited to read this one as well!!

And the Winnings!

From Cindy at the Princess Bookie, I won 4 books from her contest..plus she gave me 2 credits on PBS :) And she also gave me some bookmarks! I was in desperate need of some new ones! Thanks Cindy!

Operation Yes by Sara Lewis Holmes

The Treasure Map of Boys by E. Lockhart

And Then Everything Unraveled by Jennifer Sturman

And finally from Erica at The Book Cellar, I won a signed! copy of Vampire Academy!! Plus a VA postcard and tattoos! Thanks Erica!

Vampire Academy (book 1) by Richelle Mead

(Briana may post later)


  1. Great books! You won a lot of contests(:

    I really want to read Possessions. Enjoy your books!

  2. Wow! You got so many great books!!! Possessions looks so good! Hope you enjoy Vampire Academy - sorry it took me so long to send it out.

  3. Dont worry about it Erica! It was great to get it in the mail! I am so excited!

  4. We miss her too! She is a very busy girl this year! Hopefully she can post a little something soon!


  5. Vampire Academy is a MUST read!! i'm so jealous u got the secret year! can't wait 4 your reviews :D

  6. Ya'll got some really great books! There are a lot of them that I want to read. Great Week.

    ~Briana :)

  7. OMG! What pretty loot you have! Where do you get these ARCs? I've been dying to get my hands on some. Care to share your secret :)

  8. Great week!
    Vampire Academy is my favorite series!
    I also bought Meridian, I'm waiting for delivery ^^
    Here my mailbox: http://tyngasreviews.blogspot.com/2009/10/in-my-mailbox_10.html

  9. Great books! Enjoy reading them, they all sound good.

  10. You guys always get some of the best books. I am so jealous of you receiving The Secret Year Marisa. I'm keeping an eye out for your review for sure.

    Happy reading! =D

  11. Htose are great books.
    ive read meridian its good:)


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