Sunday, July 19, 2009

In My Mailbox ( 7/13 to 7/ 18)

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, Amazon or Goodreads.

For Review:

Boyology by Sarah O' Leary Burningham (Paperback/ Apirl 2009/ Chronicle Books)

A crash course in understanding boys Boyology delves into the many mysteries of teen guys dissecting flirting tactics offering dating suggestions and providing tips on forming solid friendships. It's an up-close-and-personal look at boys in their natural habitats with analyses by teen girls and insight from the boys.

Not my usually type of book, but I'll give it a try.

From Contest:

David Inside Out by Lee Bantle

David Dahlgren, a high-school senior, finds solace in running with the track team; he’s a fast runner, and he enjoys the camaraderie. But team events become a source of tension when he develops a crush on one of his teammates, Sean. Scared to admit his feelings, David does everything he can to suppress them: he dates a girl, keeps his distance from his best friend who has become openly gay, and snaps a rubber band on his wrist every time he has “inappropriate” urges. Before long, Sean expresses the thoughts David has been trying to hide, and everything changes for the better. Or so it seems.

In this thoughtful yet searing coming-of-age novel, Lee Bantle offers a raw, honest, and incredibly compelling account of a teenager who learns to accept himself for who he is.

I won this in a contest at Stop, Drop, and Read. It looks really good and Lee Bantle acutally signed it with a little message and everything. :)

Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog

Morgan Sparks and Cam Browne are a match made in heaven. They’ve been best friends since birth, they tell each other everything, and oh yeah- they’re totally hot for each other.

But a week before their joint Sweet Sixteen bash, everything changes. Cam’s awkward cousin Pip comes to stay, and Morgan is stunned when her formerly perfect boyfriend seems to be drifting away.

When Morgan demands answers, she’s shocked to discover the source of Cam’s distance isn’t another girl- it’s another world. Pip claims that Cam is a fairy. No, seriously. A fairy. And now his people want Cam to return to their world and take his rightful place as Fairy King.

Determined to keep Cam with her, Morgan plots to fool the fairies. But as Cam continues to change, she has to decide once and for all if he really is her destiny, and if their “perfect” love can weather an uncertain future.

I won this in a contest on Fanastic Book Review ( which is a fabolous site, I must say). I already have the ARC verison of this, so maybe I'll be donating it to the library or haivng a contest, I don't know. By the way, did you know this is already in it's THRID printing?!?! Congrats, Cyn.


Vacations From Hell by Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Claudia Gray, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Mlynowski

Life's a beach . . . and then you're undead?

in this must-have collection, five of today's hottest writers—Libba Bray (A Great and Terrible Beauty), Cassandra Clare (City of Bones), Claudia Gray (Evernight), Maureen Johnson (13 Little Blue Envelopes), and Sarah Mlynowski (Bras & Broomsticks)—tell supernatural tales of vacations gone awry. Lost luggage is only mildly unpleasant compared to bunking with a witch who holds a grudge. And a sunburn might be embarrassing and painful, but it doesn't last as long as a curse. Of course, even in the most hellish of situations, love can thrive. . . .

From light and funny to dark and creepy, these stories have something for everyone. You definitely won't want to leave this collection at home!

I'm so excited about this! I read Love is Hell last Christmas and it was soo good. I adore the "hell" series.

Dark Guardian #2: Full Moon by Rachel Hawthorne

I may be promised to another . . . but thoughts of Rafe consume me. I don't know how much longer I can resist.

Lindsey is wild and reckless, a natural rebel—maybe because her entire life was laid out for her even before she was born. Her parents are among the most powerful members of the Dark Guardians, an ancient tribe of werewolves, and they arranged Lindsey's betrothal to Connor long ago. The next full moon is coming all too soon, and then her commitment to Connor will be final—no turning back. She should be happy . . . so why can't she stop thinking about gorgeous, brooding Rafe?

When a dangerous threat on the pack escalates, so do tensions between Connor and Rafe. A fight over Lindsey is imminent, but will it be to the death?

This looks really good and I love the cover.

Unclaimed Heart by Kim Wilkins

The rules for a young English woman in 1799 are simple: Do what you’re told; stay out of the way; and don’t, under any circumstances, ask questions.

But Constance Blackchurch is insatiable, headstrong, and complex; and the quest to find her missing mother is too much to resist…

…as is Alexandre Sans-Nom, the pearl diver who steals her heart, uproots all of her social expectations, and can either ruin or save the family she loves.

Ooh, I can't wait to read this, it looks fantastic. Plus, I love historical fiction romances.

Overall: I had a great week bookwise!


  1. Oh I so want Fairy Tale! Unclaimed Heart sounds good and I'm gonna add it to my TBR list. Nice week of books. Enjoy!

    ~Briana :)

    P.S. My IMM is up as well in case you want to take a look.

  2. I really want to read Fairy Tale! It sounds sooo good!

  3. Great Batch! I won David Inside Out too! I enjoyed Fairy Tale and I have Unclaimed Heart on my list to read. Happy Reading!

  4. I still need to read Fairy Tale!

    Great books this week! I love the cover to Full Moon


  5. I've been wanting to read Fairy Tale for a while now! Good books this week for sure.


  6. I'm glad you got David Inside Out! Hope you enjoy it and the rest of your batch! : )

  7. Great books this week! I hope you enjoy all of them.

  8. The person that wrote Boyology lives in my neighborhood and we have signed copies at this cute coffee house in town! Let me know how it is!

  9. Boyology actually sounds really good. Looking forward to the review : D

  10. You got some pretty cool books. Happy Readings!


  11. Wow so many books! Boyology looks really cute. Enjoy. :)

  12. Fairy Tale sounds really good (plus I like the cover). Happy reading!

  13. I love the sound of David Inside Out. Great week!

  14. I want to read David Inside Out. I've heard good things about it. :)

  15. Great books you got this week, Fairy Tale sounds like a really good book, enjoy.


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