Sunday, December 28, 2008

In My Mailbox

I am "stealing" this from The Story Siren. If you want to find out more about it click here. Anyway, these are books I got this week at the bookstore, library, and in the mail, of course.


After a not-quite-peachy year apart, three Georgia peaches come home to Darlington Orchard

When Murphy chose New York City, she left her first love behind. Now, a summer in Bridgewater means trading subway trains for pickup trucks and facing the boy she turned her back on.


Leeda expects her trip home to be over faster than her new Manhattan boyfriend can hail a cab—until a surprising inheritance saddles her with a huge responsibility.

Birdie's heart led her all the way to Mexico, and heartbreak brings her back to the orchard. But when the Darlington family decides to leave peach trees for palm trees, Birdie gets a crash course in letting go—and learning when to hold on.

Together for another juicy summer, carefree Murphy, perfect Leeda, and big-hearted Birdie return to the place that allowed them to bloom. Brimming with all the charm, humor, and heart of Peaches and The Secrets of Peaches, this satisfying conclusion to the series reunites three unlikely best friends for a final sweet farewell. (from Amazon.com)

This was one of my Christmas gifts from my Mom. I loved the first two. So, I hope this one will be no different.


It was only a few weeks ago that Aphra Connolly’s life changed completely. She had been living a quiet existence on her father’s secluded island resort, until Seth Mulo turned up and stole her heart . . . and provided information that led her to find her mom in Seattle. But the reunion isn’t quite what she expected. Aphra’s mom, Natalie, doesn’t seem happy to see Aphra, and Natalie’s boyfriend, Joe, insists that Aphra go home. Even worse, Seth shows up, only to ask her to return the ring he gave her the previous summer. At least Natalie’s hunky neighbor is sympathetic. But when Joe is found dead at a nearby coffee shop, Aphra discovers her whole trip to Seattle has been based on a lie. And now someone just might be trying to kill her. . . . (from Amazon.com)

This was another one of my Christmas gifts.



Maggie Leigh just wants to be a normal teenager, but when German bombs tear apart London during World War II, her ultra-religious mother sees the destruction as divine punishment. She sends Maggie to a remote boarding school in coastal Wales, supposedly to keep her safe, but also to keep her in line. The school is creepy, the headmistress is a lunatic, and the students range from spoiled rich girls to speechless trauma victims. But when a tragic accident happens on the beach, Maggie and three friends are forced to flee the school, plunging into the nightmarish world of Europe during wartime. Now every decision Maggie makes is fraught with danger, and living to see another day depends on how quickly she can think and act...and how far she's willing to go. (from Amazon.com)

I actually got this form Alex. How cool is that? Plus, it has a note in it to me!! I can't wait to read this.



"What the worst thing you've ever done?"


Perfect Parker Fadley isn’t so perfect anymore. She’s quit the cheerleading squad, she’s dumped her perfect boyfriend, and she’s failing school. Her parents are on a constant suicide watch and her counselors think she’s playing games…but what they don’t know, the real reason for this whole mess, isn’t something she can say out loud. It isn’t even something she can say to herself. A horrible thing has happened and it just might be her fault. If she can just remove herself from everybody--be totally alone--then everything will be okay...The problem is, nobody will let her. (from Publisheres website)

I having been dying to read this book. Since, I saw it a couple of months ago somewhere. When I first saw it, I connected Courtney and asked if she had any ARCs left. She had, unfortunately, just sent out her last one a couple of days ago. Than, a couple of weeks ago they had a copy available on Flamingnet. Though, my review that I had submitted a couple of days ago hadn't been approved yet. Therefor, I couldn't get it, again! So, now that I finally have a copy, I'm supper excited.



While juggling friendship issues (her best friend isn’t speaking to her), a love triangle-turned-square (okay, maybe she shouldn’t have kissed her best friend’s boyfriend…but it was totally an accident!…sort of), and escalating mayhem in her small religious town (uh-oh…what would Jesus do?), Emma realizes she has to stop trying to please everyone around her and figure out what she wants for herself. It’s time to start asking, “What would Emma do?” (from Amazon.com)



I saw this a couple of months ago on Amazon and wasn't too sure about it. Though, after reading on Meg Cabot's blog that she loved it. I decided to give it a try because if Meg endorses it, it must be excellent or very close to it.

Welcome to Morganville, Texas.

Just don't stay out after dark.

College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation, where the popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks in the school's social scene: somewhere less than zero.

When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don't show many signs of life. But they'll have Claire's back when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood. (from Amazon.com)


I've been hearing great things about this series. So, I decided to give it a try. Plus, it didn't hurt that it was only $5.99

I've had a pretty good week. All of these books look excellent and I can't wait to start them!

11 comments:

  1. Great books!
    I really want to read Cracked Up to Be and What Would Emma do.

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  2. Courtney told me the same thing, so I just told her to ask her publicist, lol. I got an ARC that way.

    Anyway, great list. I'm supposed to be getting What Would Emma Do? soon, but I'm not sure. I'll have to check in with Eileen again.

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  3. I'm so jealous you got Cracked Up To Be! What Would Emma Do? and Glass Houses sound good too!

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  4. I really want to read Cracked up to be!!

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  5. I got What Would Emma Do? in the mail, too. I read the first chapter online, and it sounds really good.

    ~bella aire~

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  6. OHHH so many awesome books. I really want to read Shelter Me and Cracked Up to Be. Sound so amazing!

    -Lauren

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  7. great books. I'm headed to the book store so we'll see if I get any of those =)

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  8. Shelter Me looks fab. I'm currently reading DEATH BY LATTE and it's getting good. And I've never read the PEACHES books, but they seem better and better....

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  9. You'll love Cracked up to Be, I got in for Christmas and finished it on the same day.

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  10. Cracked up to Be is very very good! :)

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  11. I got a couple of the same books as you, but I really want the Death By...series! Can't wait to see how you like Death By Latte.

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