Sunday, September 26, 2010

In My Mailbox: Week 89

In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren.
It was a small (but good, of course!) book week, and becasue of that I thought I would only do cover post instead of an actual picture of the books. Hope you all don't mind!

For Review:

Wildthorn by Jane Eagland (Duplicate Copy. So I'll probably be giving it away once I read and review the ARC I already have. Thanks, HMC!)

Seventeen-year-old Louisa Cosgrove longs to break free from her respectable life as a Victorian doctor's daughter. But her dreams become a nightmare when Louisa is sent to Wildthorn Hall: labeled a lunatic, deprived of her liberty and even her real name. As she unravels the betrayals that led to her incarceration, she realizes there are many kinds of prison. She must be honest with herself - and others - in order to be set free. And love may be the key...
Crazy by Han Nolan (Looks good! Thanks, HMC!)

Fifteen-year-old Jason has fallen upon bad times—his mother has died and his father has succumbed to mental illness. As he tries to hold his crazy father and their crumbling home together, Jason relies on a host of imaginary friends for guidance as he stumbles along trying not to draw attention to his father’s deteriorating condition.

Both heartbreaking and funny, CRAZY lives up to the intense and compelling characters Han Nolan is praised for. As Jason himself teeters on the edge of insanity, Nolan uncovers the clever coping system he develops for himself and throws him a lifeline in the guise of friendship.
From Library:

Fallout by Ellen Hopkins (Love Ellen's books and the prequels to this one, so I'm looking forward to seeing how this is!)

Hunter, Autumn, and Summer—three of Kristina Snow's five children—live in different homes, with different guardians and different last names. They share only a predisposition for addiction and a host of troubled feelings toward the mother who barely knows them, a mother who has been riding with the monster, crank, for twenty years.

Hunter is nineteen, angry, getting by in college with a job at a radio station, a girlfriend he loves in the only way he knows how, and the occasional party. He's struggling to understand why his mother left him, when he unexpectedly meets his rapist father, and things get even more complicated. Autumn lives with her single aunt and alcoholic grandfather. When her aunt gets married, and the only family she's ever known crumbles, Autumn's compulsive habits lead her to drink. And the consequences of her decisions suggest that there's more of Kristina in her than she'd like to believe. Summer doesn't know about Hunter, Autumn, or their two youngest brothers, Donald and David. To her, family is only abuse at the hands of her father's girlfriends and a slew of foster parents. Doubt and loneliness overwhelm her, and she, too, teeters on the edge of her mother's notorious legacy. As each searches for real love and true family, they find themselves pulled toward the one person who links them together—Kristina, Bree, mother, addict. But it is in each other, and in themselves, that they find the trust, the courage, the hope to break the cycle.

Told in three voices and punctuated by news articles chronicling the family's story, FALLOUT is the stunning conclusion to the trilogy begun by CRANK and GLASS, and a testament to the harsh reality that addiction is never just one person's problem.
In all, a pretty decent week! I'm really looking forward to starting Fallout! Though enough about me, what did you get this week? Anything cool? Let me know in the comments! :)


  1. Crazy sounds interesting! Happy reading :)

  2. I've heard really great things about Wildthorn. Hope you love it too!

  3. I've read both Wildthorn and Crazy and they are both awesome books. Hope you enjoy them!

  4. Wildhtorn is really good! I have read it and loved it. Hopefully you will too. :) Enjoy!

  5. Wildthorn looks really good and has such a fantastic cover. I hope you enjoy all your books!

  6. wildthorn was okay and you have fallout! can't wait for your review!

  7. I've read a lot of great reviews for Wildthorn, Crazy & Fallout sound great too! Hope you enjoy them :)

  8. Excellent books this week! I'm dying to read Crazy...I'm on tour for it. Enjoy! :)

  9. Crazy sounds really interesting. I can't wait to buy Ellen Hopkins new book, she was at my local book store this week. She's just too awesome :)

  10. Great books this week! I just bought Crank and Glass so I am anxious to read Fallout real soon. Enjoy your books :)

  11. I wanted to purchase Wildthorn this week but I couldn't find it out in the wild anywhere. :) It looks so interesting!
    Happy reading this week!

  12. Great books this week. I have to read my copy of Wildthorn pretty soon. Happy Reading!

  13. Nice books. Havent read any of Rllen Hopkins books but want to someday. Hope you enjoy the books you got.

  14. I just finished "Wildthorn" and love it. I hope you enjoy all your great books! I read Crank and want to read more of Hopkins's books.

  15. Crazy sounds great, and I hope you love Fallout. It's such a good end to the series. Happy reading Lauren!

  16. Hi! I just found your blog through IMM, and I just had to stop and leave a comment telling you how wonderful your blog is. I love your content and this post is amazing! You're definitely in for some good reads this week.
    Oh, and I'm a follower for sure!
    Feel free to come by my blog if you want to see what I got this week.
    Best wishes,
    ●▬▬▬๑۩Tina @ Book Couture۩๑▬▬▬●

  17. Wildthorn sounds interesting. I can't wait to read Fallout.

    Happy Reading!

  18. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Looks like you got some interesting books this week.
    Hafsah @ IceyBooks


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