In My Mailbox (2/9 to 2/14)

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 either from Barnes and Noble or Amazon.

The Received:

Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow

Dru Anderson has what her grandmother called “the touch.” (Comes in handy when you’re traveling from town to town with your dad, hunting ghosts, suckers, wulfen, and the occasional zombie.)

Then her dad turns up dead—but still walking—and Dru knows she’s next. Even worse, she’s got two guys hungry for her affections, and they’re not about to let the fiercely independent Dru go it alone. Will Dru discover just how special she really is before coming face-to-fang with whatever—or whoever— is hunting her?

I've been dying to read this book since Book Chick featured it on one of his In My Mail Box posts. Anyway, I love the cover and it sounds great! Plus, it's a new series.

Along For The Ride by Sarah Dessen

It’s been so long since Auden slept at night. Ever since her parents’ divorce—or since the fighting started. Now she has the chance to spend a carefree summer with her dad and his new family in the charming beach town where they live.

A job in a clothes boutique introduces Auden to the world of girls: their talk, their friendship, their crushes. She missed out on all that, too busy being the perfect daughter to her demanding mother. Then she meets Eli, an intriguing loner and a fellow insomniac who becomes her guide to the nocturnal world of the town. Together they embark on parallel quests: for Auden, to experience the carefree teenage life she’s been denied; for Eli, to come to terms with the guilt he feels for the death of a friend.

In her signature pitch-perfect style, Sarah Dessen explores the hearts of two lonely people learning to connect.

I love Sarah Dessen's books! ( My favorite is Just Listen. I've read it over 5 times) So, when I found out I was getting this I was so excited!!

Lipstick Apology by Jennifer Jabaley

Sometimes a good-bye is just the beginning…

When Emily Carson’s parents die in a plane crash, she’s left with nothing but her mother’s last words scrawled in lipstick on a tray table: “Emily, please forgive me.”

Now it’s fall and Emily moves to New York City— where she attracts the attention of two very different boys: the cute, popular Owen, and her quirky chemistry partner, Anthony.

With the help of some surprising new friends, Emily must choose between the boy who helps her forget and the one who encourages her to remember, and ultimately heal.

Debut author Jennifer Jabaley has written a wonderful, feel-good romantic comedy with real emotional depth. Full of lovably wacky characters, Lipstick Apology is a heartwarming story about the true meaning of forgiveness.

Another book that I'm extremely excited about! Also, isn't the cover amazing?

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle

Growing up in a world of wealth and pastel-tinted entitlement, fifteen-year-old Carly has always relied on the constancy—and authenticity—of her sister, Anna. But when fourteen-year-old Anna turns plastic-perfect-pretty over the course of a single summer, everything starts to change. And there are boys involved, complicating things as boys always do. With warmth, insight, and an unparalleled gift for finding humor even in stormy situations, beloved author Lauren Myracle dives into the tumultuous waters of sisterhood and shows that even very different sisters can learn to help each other stay afloat.

I love how instead of writing the title out they show it in words. Very unique!

Purge by Sarah Littman

Janie Ryman hates throwing up. So why does she binge eat and then stick her fingers down her throat several times a day? That’s what the doctors and psychiatrists at Golden Slopes hope to help her discover. But first Janie must survive everyday conflicts between the Barfers and the Starvers, attempts by the head psychiatrist to fish painful memories out of her emotional waters, and shifting friendships and alliances among the kids in the ward.

This looks great!

Riding The Universe by Gabby Triana

Chloe Rodriguez values three things above else--her adoptive family; her best friend, Rock; and her Harley-Davidson 1200 Sportster motorcycle, inherited from her late uncle, Seth. Then there's her amazing new boyfriend...and he changes everything. But just when Chloe thinks she's got all life figured out, a bump in the road comes out of nowhere and sends her skidding.

I finished this on Thursday and it was so good. I was actually sad to see it end.

A Match Made In High School by Kristen Walker

When the principal announces that every senior must participate in a mandatory year-long Marriage Education program, Fiona Sheehan believes that her life can’t get any worse. Then she marries her “husband”: jerky jock Todd, whose cheerleader girlfriend, Amanda, has had it in for Fiona since day one of second grade. Even worse? Amanda is paired with Fiona’s long-term crush, Gabe. At least Fiona is doing better than her best friend, Marcie, who is paired up with the very quiet, very mysterious Johnny Mercer.

Pranks, fights, misunderstandings, and reconciliations ensue in an almost Shakespearean comedy of errors about mistaken first impressions, convoluted coupling, and hidden crushes.

This book looks awesome! I can't wait to read it.

Perfect Fifths by Megan McCafferty

Old flames are reignited in the fifth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Jessica Darling series.

Captivated readers have followed Jessica through every step and misstep: from her life as a tormented, tart-tongued teenager to her years as a college grad stumbling toward adulthood. Now a young professional in her mid-twenties, Jess is off to a Caribbean wedding. As she rushes to her gate at the airport, she literally runs into her former boyfriend, Marcus Flutie. It’s the first time she's seen him since she reluctantly turned down his marriage proposal three years earlier–and emotions run high.

Marcus and Jessica have both changed dramatically, yet their connection feels as familiar as ever. Is their reunion just a fluke or has fate orchestrated this collision of their lives once again?

Told partly from Marcus’s point of view, Perfect Fifths finally lets readers inside the mind of the one person who’s both troubled and titillated Jessica Darling for years. Expect nothing less than the satisfying conclusion fans have been waiting for, one perfect in its imperfection. . . .

Oh my gosh, I was so excited when I saw this was in my mailbox.

The Bought:

The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King

In the late seventeenth century, famed teenage pirate Emer Morrisey was on the cusp of escaping the pirate life with her one true love and unfathomable riches when she was slain and cursed with "the dust of one hundred dogs," dooming her to one hundred lives as a dog before returning to a human body-with her memories intact.
Now she's a contemporary American teenager and all she needs
is a shovel and a ride to Jamaica.

I'm in the middle of reading this now and it's so good!

North Of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

Terra is tall and blonde, with an unbelievably gorgeous body, but what most people in her stifling Washington town notice is the port-wine birthmark covering half her face. Terra secretly plans to leave her small town by escaping to an East Coast college, but is pushed off-course by her controlling father. When she meets handsome, goth Jacob who immediately understands her battle with feeling different, Terra is forced in yet another direction. With her carefully laid plans disrupted, will Terra be able to find her true path?

I love the cover!

Wow, I had an EXCELLENT week for books!


  1. Okay, so The Dust of 100 Dogs looks amazing.. I'm thinking that since my library doesn't have it I'm going to have to go out and buy it...

    A Match Made In High School also looks really funny! I can't wait to see a review.

    Lipstick Apology and Along for the Ride are amazing! I've read them already, you'll enjoy them. :D

    Strange Angels also looks really interesting... hm. It has a different idea...

    You got a lot of great looking books this week. :)


  2. I should break into your house and take these books away : D

  3. Love getting books. You did have a great week.

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  4. WOW Lauren!! What an awesome week! SO many good books!!

  5. wow, you got a whole lot of awesome books!

  6. So, I am jealous! I want ALL of them (except Lipstick Apology and Perfect Fifths because I am lucky enough to already have them). Amazing week!

  7. Yay for mention!!

    So jealous of Along for the Ride- how is everyone getting it but me?!

  8. OMG you had an amazing week! I can't wait for Dust of 100 Dogs (i'm going to Borders today) and Lipstick Apology and Along for the Ride look amazing! Who's your Penguin contact?

  9. I really wanna read Purge. It looks really good.

  10. Ohh You had a great week!! *claps*
    The Dust of 100 Dogs is amazing, lots of people love it. Strange Angels is really good, I enjoyed it. Hmm....Along for the Ride...so envious :)

  11. The Dust of 100 Dogs and North of Beautiful are amazing
    Lots of books that I want to read.

  12. Along For the Ride AND Perfect Fifths?! Wow, what a week!

  13. Ah, so many books I want! Along For The Ride, Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks, The Dust of 100 Dogs, and North Of Beautiful are all books that I really want. : )

    You had a really good week. I can't wait for the reviews!

  14. You had a really good week. Dust, Perfect Fifths and North of Beautiful are all on my TBR list.


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