In My Mailbox & Letterbox Love
IMM is something that was started on TheStorySiren so click on the link and check out her blog if you want to find out more about it and how to participate. Letterbox Love was started over at NarrativelySpeaking and is a more UK based version of IMM. This is basically a way for me to show what books I have received, borrowed or bought each week.ShouldBeReading and Stacking the Shelves over at TyngaReviews, I am in love with all of these as I love finding other blogs to follow and books to read through these! So check them all out and see what you find, Stacking the Shelves has a lot of participants as well which is great.
This weeks book haul seems full of books I don't usually look twice at in book stores. Not quite sure what's happened to me this week but let's hope they are all great.
This week I bought:
Meghan Chase has a secret destiny - one she never could have imagined...
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fitted in at school... or at home.
When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar and her little brother is taken, Meghan senses that everything she's knows is about to change.
She could never have guess the truth. Meghan is the daughter of a faery king and a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will have to choose between a normal life and her magical destiny - and between her best friend and a darkly dangerous prince.
It's time for Meghan to enter the faery world...
I kept seeing The Iron Traitor on a lot of book hauls but also as books they were really excited to read. I have never heard of or seen the series before so when I saw all four books for £5 in my local book store I thought why not, for £1.25 a book it's worth giving it a try!
All she wants is to hide away but love has found her...
In a town where people worry about what they're seen in and who they're seen with, Emma Thomas doesn't want to be seen at all. She's more concerned with feigning perfection - which means pulling down her sleeves to conceal the bruises. Emma doesn't want anyone to know how far from perfect her life truly is.
But when Emma unexpectedly finds love it challenges her to recognise her own worth, at the risk of revealing the terrible secret she's desperate to hide.
Not sure what made me pick this up, have seen the book title mentioned a lot. Was also something that was recommended to me after I read and loved Slammed. I'm not too sold by the blurb, sounds like it might be too melodramatic for me. We shall see.
Seventeen year old Bianca Piper knows she's not the hottest girl at school, but when school jock and resident moron Wesley casually refers to her as a Duff - Designated Ugly Fat Friend - the gloves are off!
If there's a thing line between love and hate then Bianca has crossed it. She just never thought she was capable of breaking anyone's heart...
I saw this on a few blogs and I was intrigued. Hoping it is good and makes me laugh. I love a book that can make me laugh.
This week I borrowed:
Even if Blue hadn't been told her true love would die if she kissed him, she would stay away from boys. Especially the ones from the local private school. Known as Raven Boys, they only mean trouble.
But this is the year that everything will change for Blue.
This is the year that she will be drawn into the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys. And the year Blue will discover that magic does exist.
This is the year she will fall in love.
I had seen so many bloggers getting excited about the release of The Dream Thieves that I finally gave in and picked these both up. I am very intrigued, have heard wonderful things so I am hoping they are good.
It was Leslie who invented Terabithia, a secret kingdom on an island across the creek. Here Jess is strong, unafraid and invincible. And when something terrible happens Jess finds he is able to cope better than he could ever have imagined.
When I saw this movie it made me cry like a little baby. So when I saw it was an adaption of a book I knew I had to track it down and read it. I just hope it's as good as, if not, better than the movie. But hopefully doesn't make me sob quite as much.
Sebastian Hawkins knows what girls need to do to get a guy.
He has what he considers a PhD in hooking up. When he needs extra cash for a car, Sebastian starts an online venture as The Hook-up Doctor to anonymously help girls land the guy of their dreams. Of course, his services don't offer a happily-ever-after guarantee. He's seen first hand that getting together never means staying together.
And then he falls in love. With the last girl he would expect. Totally not in his game plan.
Suddenly, Sebastian finds himself muddled in the game he's always prided himself on. He can't even pick up girls at parties anymore! Why would anyone want to be in love when it turns you into a stuttering, screwed up mess with really lame stalker tendencies? Stalking? Totally not his gig.
But The Hook-up Doctor won't let himself go down easily. He's always known how to give a girl what she wants and now it's time to figure out what a boy wants... and he definitely plans on getting it.
This was new in, I just grabbed all the new in teen books that were delivered. After reading the blurb I'm really wishing I hadn't it. It totally says totally was too totally many times, like totally.
The future should be right within reach, but for Kenzie the future has suddenly been rearranged. It's senior year, and while she should be looking forward to prom and starting college in the fall, she discovers she's pregnant. Her mother sends her to Spain, where she will live out her pregnancy, and her child will be adopted by a Spanish couple. No one will ever know.
Alone in a foreign country, Kenzie is at first resentful. But as she gets to know the rough land and the mysterious people in it, she begins to open her eyes, and her heart, to the beauty that us around her, and inside her. Kenzie realises she has some serious choices to make - choices about life, love and home.
The cover drew me in and the book does sound really intriguing, hopefully it's good.
This week I received for review:
Sophie Winters nearly died.Twice.
The first time, she's fourteen, and escapes a near-fatal car accident with scars, a bum leg, and an addiction to Oxy that will take years to kick.
The second time, she's seventeen, and it's no accident. Sophie and her best friend Mina are confronted by a masked man in the woods. Sophie survives, but Mina is not so lucky. When the cops deem Mina's murder a drug deal gone wrong, casting partial blame on Sophie, no one will believe the truth: Sophie has been clean for months, and it was Mina who led her into the woods that night for a meeting shrouded in mystery.
After a forced stint in rehab, Sophie returns home to a chilly new reality. Mina's bother won't speak to her, her parents fear she'll relapse, old friends have become enemies, and Sophie has to learn how to live without her other half. To make matters worse, no one is looking in the right places and Sophie must search for Mina's murderer on her own. But with every step, Sophie comes closer to revealing all, about herself, about Mina and about the secret they shared.
I saw this on so many peoples book hauls that I caved and requested it on Netgalley. Finally just had my request accepted, so we shall see if it is any good.
A lot of these aren't the kind of books I usually pick up but I'm taking a chance this week. Let me know if you've read any of them and what you thought.
This week on the blog:
The Sight by David Clement-Davies
Alienated by Melissa Landers
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
I also posted:
My first Feature and Follow Friday.
My first Top Ten Tuesday
I want to thank Elizabeth @ Fangirls of Fiction for following me as well!
Leave a link to your own book hauls so I can check them out. I need to add to my never ending TBR list somehow.