Sunday, March 22, 2009

In My Mailbox (3/16 to 3/21)

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. All summaries are from either Barnes and Noble or Amazon.

The Received:

Purge: Rehab Diaries by Nicole Johns

Purge is a beautifully crafted memoir that has a Girl, Interrupted feel. In this raw and engaging account of her months in rehab, Nicole Johns documents her stay in a residential treatment facility for eating disorders. Her prose is lucid and vivid, as she seamlessly switches verb tenses and moves through time. She unearths several important themes: body image and sexuality, sexual assault and relationships, and the struggle to piece together one's path in life. While other books about eating disorders and treatment may sugarcoat the harsh realities of living with and recovering from an eating disorder, Purge does not hold back. The author presents an honest, detailed account of her experience with treatment, avoiding the clich├ęd happily-ever-after ending while still offering hope to those who struggle with eating disorders, as well as anyone who has watched a loved one fight to recover from an eating disorder. Purge sends a message: though the road may be rough, ultimately there is hope.

Looks interesting

Swoon by Nina Malkin

Sin is Coming...Prepare to Swoon!

Torn from her native New York City and dumped in the land of cookie-cutter preps, Candice is resigned to accept her posh, dull fate. Nothing ever happens in Swoon, Connecticut...until Dice's perfect, privileged cousin Penelope nearly dies in a fall from an old tree, and her spirit intertwines with that of a ghost. His name? Sinclair Youngblood Powers. His mission? Revenge. And while Pen is oblivious to the possession, Dice is all too aware of Sin. She's intensely drawn to him—but not at all crazy about the havoc he's wreaking. Determined to exorcise the demon, Dice accidentally sets Sin loose, gives him flesh, makes him formidable. Now she must destroy an even more potent—and irresistible—adversary, before the whole town succumbs to Sin's will. Only trouble is, she's in love with him.

I'm so so so excited about this!!

The Bought:

The One by Ed Decter

Chloe Gamble knows three things: she's better than the tiny Texas town she grew up in; there's just one person she can trust; and she wants to be famous.

And what Chloe wants...Chloe gets.

I love the cover.


Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) doesn’t expect much when she moves to the small town of Forks, Washington, until she meets the mysterious and handsome Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson)—a boy who’s hiding a dark secret: he’s a vampire. As their worlds and hearts collide, Edward must battle the bloodlust raging inside him as well as a coterie of undead that would make Bella their prey. Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling sensation by Stephenie Meyer, Twilight adds a dangerous twist to the classic story of star-crossed lovers.

Not a book. Though, still amazingly awesome! :)

The Borrowed:

Same Difference by Siobhan Vivian

Emily is ready for a change. She's been in the same town with the same friends for a long time...and none of them really understand her art. But when she goes to Philadelphia for a summer art institute, she suddenly finds like-minded people. One in particular, Fiona, intrigues and challenges her. But there are some things Emily is going to have to find out for herself -- like what the balance is between life and art, and which is more important when push comes to shove.

Fade by Lisa McMann

For Janie and Cabel, real life is getting tougher than the dreams. They're just trying to carve out a little (secret) time together, but no such luck.

Disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody's talking. When Janie taps into a classmate's violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open -- but nothing goes as planned. Not even close. Janie's in way over her head, and Cabe's shocking behavior has grave consequences for them both.

Worse yet, Janie learns the truth about herself and her ability -- and it's bleak. Seriously, brutally bleak. Not only is her fate as a dream catcher sealed, but what's to come is way darker than she'd feared....

Both look great!

Also, I got a nice little note from Julia Hoban, author of Willow.

Not the best of weeks, but it was still okay.


  1. All weeks are the best if they involve books received, books read, books anything :)

    You reminded me that I have to check out Siobhan Vivian and Lisa McMann at some point (soon!), thanks!

    I like the cover for The One too, but I'm a little hesitant on the summary. I think I prefer this Purge's cover better than the other Purge where it's a girl with her face turned away.

  2. i am sooo excited about swoon too!

    happy reading!

  3. Purge looks great. And you have to tell me what you think about Swoon. I'm lusting for that book : D

  4. I got the one too!
    It looks sort of gossip-girly but I'll give it a chance,,
    happy reading:)

  5. The One cover does look awesome! My first reaction was like ooo what's that? lol Purge sounds really good and I've been dying to read Swoon!

  6. I got a different book called Purge by Sarah Darer Littman! Woah!

  7. I got a different book called Purge by Sarah Darer Littman! Woah!

  8. I got a different book called Purge by Sarah Darer Littman! Woah!

  9. Ohh some good books. Swoon is amazing, Nina's writting style is brilliant. Fade is WOW...a really good read, better than Wake. I devoured it immediately.

  10. Ooooh Twilight! Can't wait to see it again! (:

  11. Great week! I can't wait to watch Twilight again. Also, I gave you an award on my blog!

  12. Swoon is on my wishlist! I put my Twilight DVD on my In My Mailbox too!! :)

  13. I can't wait for Swoon, you're so lucky you got a copy!

    Awesome mailbox*

  14. TWILIGHT! Yey! I am so jealous of all you guys in the US that have the DVD... hope you're enjoying it :D

  15. I really like the cover of Purge!

  16. those are great books! I really want to read Swoon!

  17. I really want to get my hands on Swoon. Good week!

  18. I'm really looking forward to SWOON!!


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