In My Mailbox: Week 29

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.

It's Not You, It's Me by Kerry Cohen Hoffmann ( Hardcover/ June 2009/ Delacorte Books for Young Readers)

Funny and touching—this is a heartfelt breakup story.

Zoe loves Henry.

Henry dumps Zoe.

Zoe wants Henry back—at any cost.

Zoe’s two best friends come up with a plan to help Zoe get what she thinks she wants. The plan: make Henry jealous.

But the plan takes a surprising turn. . . .

Spanning thirty-one days in the cycle of a breakup, Kerry Cohen Hoffmann’s humorous and poignant novel depicts a girl whose single-minded focus on her ex-boyfriend has pulled her far from the person she most needs to win back—herself.

This looks interesting. Plus, I really like the cover. Though, I was suprised when I saw how short it was ( only 187? 188, possibly?)

A Kiss In Time by Alex Finn ( Hardoover/ May 2009/ Harper Teen)

Talia fell under a spell . . . . Jack broke the curse.

I was told to beware the accursed spindle, but it was so enchanting, so hypnotic. . . .

I was looking for a little adventure the day I ditched my tour group. But finding a comatose town, with a hot-looking chick asleep in it, was so not what I had in mind.

I awakened in the same place but in another time—to a stranger's soft kiss.

I couldn't help kissing her. Sometimes you just have to kiss someone. I didn't know this would happen.

Now I am in dire trouble because my father, the king, says I have brought ruin upon our country. I have no choice but to run away with this commoner!

Now I'm stuck with a bratty princess and a trunk full of her jewels. . . . The good news: My parents will freak!

Think you have dating issues? Try locking lips with a snoozing stunner who turns out to be 316 years old. Can a kiss transcend all—even time?

This looks really cute!!

Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon ( ARC/ July 2009/ Penguin)

It’s not easy for Danny Dragonbreath to be the sole mythical creature in a school for reptiles and amphibians—especially because he can’t breathe fire like other dragons (as the school bully loves to remind him). But having a unique family comes in handy sometimes, like when his sea-serpent cousin takes Danny and his best iguana friend on a mindboggling underwater tour, complete with vomiting sea cucumbers and giant squid. It sure beats reading the encyclopedia to research his ocean report . . .

Using a hybrid of comic-book panels and text, Ursula Vernon introduces an irresistible set of characters with a penchant for getting themselves into sticky situations. It’s perfect for both the classroom and the Wimpy Kid set.

Um, not too sure how I got this. Review possibly? Contest? I have no clue. I think I may end up giving this to my cousin whose age group it's directed to.

Days of Little Texas by R.A. Nelson ( Hardcover/ July 2009/ Knopf)

A ghostly love story from the author of Teach Me.

Welcome, all ye faithful—and otherwise—to a ghost story, a romance, and a reckoning unlike anything you’ve read before. Acclaimed YA author R. A. Nelson delivers a tantalizing tale set in the environs of the evangelical revival circuit and centered around Ronald Earl, who at ten became the electrifying “boy wonder” preacher known as Little Texas. Now sixteen, though the faithful still come and roar with praise and devotion, Ronald Earl is beginning to have doubts that he is worthy of and can continue his calling. Doubts that only intensify when his faith and life are tested by a mysterious girl who he was supposed to have healed, but who is now showing up at the fringe of every stop on the circuit. Is she merely devoted, or is she haunting him? Fascinating and original, this is an unusual story whose reverb will be deeply felt and which will inspire lively book discussion.

I loved Nelson's Breathe My Name, so I can't wait to see how this story turns out.

I also got a couple of library books, though I'm too lazy to list them. So, overall, I had a pretty good week, agreed? :)


  1. How do you accumulate so many books?
    Are they ARCs or have you bought them?

    A Kiss in Time - That girl is wearing my prom dress!

  2. It's Not You, It's Me sounds like my kind of book. Will be interested to hear your thoughts on it. Thanks for sharing your collection.

  3. a kiss in time looks so pretty. I hope you enjoy ALL your books?!

  4. A Kiss In Time is really good. I really want Days of Little Texas. It sounds so good. Happy reading!

  5. I love It's Not You, It's Me. It sounds super duper cmt.

  6. It's Not You, It's Me sounds adorable. :D

  7. It's Not You, It's Me looks really good! I really like the cover and the summary is cute.

  8. Some great books this week! Happy Reading~!

  9. A Kiss in Time looks good. If it's by Alex Flinn, then it's got to be good!

  10. Enjoy A KISS IN TIME. I thought it was really cute.

  11. R.A. Nelson has alot of interesting books. I have quite a few of them. It's Not You, It's Me looks soo cute. Enjoy!

  12. I like the sound of A Kiss in Time. Will have to keep an eye out for that one!

  13. Looks like you got some cute books!

  14. Nice bunch of books, those covers are great!

  15. You got some really great books this week. Enjoy.

  16. Nice bunch of books!
    A Kiss in Time looks really good!

  17. Days of Little Texas looks interesting. Nice list. Here are mine. (1) and (2)

  18. Some great books you've got there, I think my Amazon wish list just increased!

  19. kiss in time sounds like it could be hilarious! a 316 year old?!?

  20. This sounds totally original!

    The cover is also insane. I love it.


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