Sunday, January 3, 2010

In My Mailbox: Week 52

* Hosted by The Story Siren *

Won From Contests:

Saddled With Trouble by Michele Scott + a Super Cool Bookmark
Quarter horse trainer Michaela Bancroft's husband is divorcing her for a 22 year-old beauty. Stunned, Michaela is trying to rein in her life when she finds her Uncle Lou murdered. And when she's nearly run off the road, she suspects she's on the fast track to being the next victim.

From the enormous contest hosted by Teens Read and Write a couple of months ago. I think I was the 32nd of 35 winners! (I told you that contest was huge)

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along.

With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.

I won this from Wondrous Reads!
(Yes, this is my second copy! I have both the US and UK editions now! And let me tell you - the UK version is even more beautiful!)

For Christmas:

The Espressologist by Kristina Springer
What’s your drink of choice? Is it a small pumpkin spice latte? Then you’re lots of fun and a bit sassy. Or a medium americano? You prefer simplicity in life. Or perhaps it’s a small decaf soy sugar-free hazelnut caffe latte? Some might call you a yuppie.

Seventeen-year-old barista Jane Turner has this theory that you can tell a lot about a person by their regular coffee drink. She scribbles it all down in a notebook and calls it Espressology. So it’s not a totally crazy idea when Jane starts hooking up some of her friends based on their coffee orders. Like her best friend, Em, a medium hot chocolate, and Cam, a toffee nut latte. But when her boss, Derek, gets wind of Jane’s Espressology, he makes it an in-store holiday promotion, promising customers their perfect matches for the price of their favorite coffee.

Things are going better than Derek could ever have hoped, so why is Jane so freaked out? Does it have anything to do with Em dating Cam? She’s the one who set them up! She should be happy for them, right? With overtones of Jane Austen’s Emma and brimming with humor and heart, this sweet, frothy debut will be savored by readers.

Boys That Bite by Mari Mancusi

Technically Sunshine can't get killed-because she's immortal. Well, not quite yet. Due to the worst case of mistaken identity with her dark-side-loving twin sister at a Goth club called Club Fang, Magnus, a vampire hottie, went for Sunshine's innocent neck. Now if she doesn't reverse it in time, Magnus will be her blood mate forever and she's doomed to be a blood-gulping, pasty, daylight-hating vampire. That would seriously bite.

And now, after the unfortunate slaying of the vampire leader, Sunshine, her sister Rayne, and Magnus must find the one thing that can solve her problem: the Holy Grail. They wish it were a joke but it's not. It's absolutely necessary that Sunshine gets out of this in time, because somehow she scored the hottest prom date in her school, the mouth-watering Jake Wilder. So she just can't be a vampire for the prom-let alone the rest of eternity.

That's it for this week! I've got some amazing books and I can't wait to read them!

8 kommentarer:

Book Crazy Jenn said...

OHH Hush Hush, I hope you like it - you got several awesome books! :) ENJOY!

Faye said...

Loved Hus Hush! i have 2 read boys that bite 2!
happy reading!!

Raíla said...

I LOVED Hush, Hush. Hope you really enjoy it. It's awesome :)

I Want To Read That said...

I LOVED hush hush too - The Espressologist sounds ace! Hope you enjoy them:)

Kari (Flamingo1325) said...

I just got the first 3 blood coven books this week =) Im excited!

And thats awesome taht you have both editions of Hush Hush. The covers are beautiful but I have to admit, the book fell short for me.

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Awesome books! Hush Hush is GORGEOUS, and I really want to read The Espressologist. Happy reading! :)

Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

Great books! Yay for Hush Hush! I also want to get my hands on the Expressologist. That sounds really adorable.

Here's what I got this week:

Have a good one!

Holly said...

Hush, Hush looks great, I can't wait to read it.

Check out what was in my mailbox this week: