Sunday, January 9, 2011

Mailbox Monday: January 10


Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. (Library books don’t count, but eBooks & audiobooks do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists!

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia @ The Printed Page, is on a blog tour. Rose City Reader is January's host.


Two weeks in a row with no physical books, (see? I am trying to be good!), but I did choose three young adult digital galleys from Simon & Schuster's January Galley Grab:


HavenViolet McKenna isn’t a normal girl with normal teenage issues; she has more to contend with than most people could handle. Violet thought she was just crazy when she had a vivid vision of her dad’s murder. Her life started falling apart when her premonition came true. She’s had flashes of other events too. The problem was nobody believed her until she found a new school: Winterhaven.

At Winterhaven, Violet finally feels like she belongs. She quickly finds a close group friends and discovers that they too have psychic ‘gifts’—as do all the students at Winterhaven. But as soon as she feels settled she discovers the most intriguing and alluring boy she has ever met, and things quickly go awry. As the attraction between them grows, intense visions of the boy’s death start to haunt her. In her premonitions the secret he is unwilling to share begins to reveal itself. And to Violet's horror, she learns that their destinies are intertwined in a critical--and deadly--way.

 

StayClara’s relationship with Christian is intense from the start, and like nothing she’s ever experienced before. But what starts as devotion quickly becomes obsession, and it’s almost too late before Clara realizes how far gone Christian is--and what he’s willing to do to make her stay.

Now Clara has left the city—and Christian—behind. No one back home has any idea where she is, but she still struggles to shake off her fear. She knows Christian won’t let her go that easily, and that no matter how far she runs, it may not be far enough....



Small Acts of Amazing CourageIn 1919, independent-minded fifteen-year-old Rosalind lives in India with her English parents, and when they fear she has fallen in with some rebellious types who believe in Indian self-government, she is sent "home" to London, where she has never been before and where her older brother died, to stay with her two aunts.



What did you get this week? Please leave a comment with a link to your Mailbox so I can visit!

16 comments:

  1. You're doing well... just keep those e books a plenty and the selection are winners!

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  2. Great mailbox! Stay looks like a book I might have to check out...:) Hope you have a great week Jenny!

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  3. Great mailbox. All books seem very interesting.

    Also, I just wanted to let you know I've given you a blog award. You can see it at: http://librarymosaic.blogspot.com/2011/01/blog-award.html

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  4. Oh! I know the feeling! I just HAD to grab The Poison Eaters by Holly Black out of January's offerings! Yours look great, too .. I'm trying really really hard to resist all of these wonderful new books! Enjoy the reads!

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  5. Hi there,

    can I ask you,

    how did you put the book images with the green line frames?

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  6. Hi Pamela, I use the Amazon Associate feature in Blogger to insert books into my posts and my Blogger template automatically puts those green borders around post images. Hope that helps!

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  7. It's a good thing I don't have an e-reader or I would be so tempted to get more books! Enjoy your reads.

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  8. Small Acts of Amazing Courage sounds good.

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  9. Nice mailbox. Enjoy the reading.

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  10. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/mailbox-monday-relationship-obits.html

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  11. I haven't heard of these, but they sound good. Happy reading!

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  12. These are all new to me but look good. I hope you enjoy them all.

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  13. It looks like you have made a smooth transition to e-books -- congrats!

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  14. Stay sounds great. I'm excited about that one.

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  15. These sound great - happy reading!

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