Monday, November 29, 2010

Mailbox Monday: November 29

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 at The Printed Page,
is on a blog tour! This month's host is Knitting and Sundries.
(Next month's host is Me!!)

Cryer's CrossDigital ARC from Simon & Schuster. To be published February 2011.

The small town of Cryer’s Cross is rocked by tragedy when an unassuming freshman disappears without a trace. Kendall Fletcher wasn’t that friendly with the missing girl, but the angst wreaks havoc on her OCD-addled brain.

When a second student goes missing—someone close to Kendall’s heart—the community is in an uproar. Caught in a downward spiral of fear and anxiety, Kendall’s not sure she can hold it together. When she starts hearing the voices of the missing, calling out to her and pleading for help, she fears she’s losing her grip on reality. But when she finds messages scratched in a desk at school—messages that could only be from the missing student who used to sit there—Kendall decides that crazy or not, she’d never forgive herself if she didn’t act on her suspicions.

Something’s not right in Cryer’s Cross—and Kendall’s about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried.

Wither (The Chemical Garden Trilogy)Digital ARC from Simon & Schuster. To be published March 2011.

To be honest, I can't find a description of this book! I selected it based on the cover and title and there's no synopsis in the digital edition or any description on S&S's website, either. Weird, huh? Hope it's good!

SwitchedSaw a great review of this one on a blog and snatched it up from Barnes & Noble when they offered the ebook version for $1.99!

When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until eleven years later that Wendy discovers her mother might have been right.

With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - a world both beautiful and frightening, and Wendy's not sure she wants to be a part of it.

Elizabeth StreetThis one had been on my wishlist since it was released back in May. Treated myself to it while I was doing a little Christmas shopping on Amazon :)

Based on true events, Elizabeth Street is a multigenerational saga that opens in an Italian village in the 1900's, and crosses the ocean to New York's Lower East Side. At the heart of the novel is Giovanna, whose family is targeted by the notorious Black Hand--the precursor to the Mafia. Elizabeth Street brings to light a period in history when Italian immigrant neighborhoods lived in fear of Black Hand extortion and violence-a reality that defies the romanticized depiction of the Mafia. Here, the author reveals the merciless terror of the Black Hand-and the impact their crimes had on her family. Giovanna is based on Fabiano's great-grandmother, and the book's heroes and villains - such as Lieutenant Petrosino, the crusading cop and "Lupo the Wolf," a cold-blooded criminal--are drawn from real life in this thrilling tale. While set in a dynamic historical context, Elizabeth Street is, above all, the dramatic story of the heroine, Giovanna, and how she triumphed over tragedy.

I'm excited to read all four of these books and they're getting bumped up to the top of Mount TBR! What books did you get last week? Please leave a comment with a link to your Mailbox!


  1. Cover for Switched is breathtaking.....I'm a sucker for covers and i want this one next.

    Enjoy the reads :)

  2. Your books sound very good. I have been trying to find Cryer's Cross here but no luck so far!

  3. I hope the second arc is good - you're brave to read it not knowing what it's about ahead of time!

  4. Switched and Cryer's Cross both sound very tempting...hope you enjoy them.

    Here's my Monday:

    (click my name)

  5. Great mailbox! I didn't post this week for In My Mailbox because I only received one book so I will group it will next weeks! Happy Reading!

  6. They all look good, but Cryer's Cross grabs my attention - it looks like a page turner.

    Go Hokies!

  7. Oooh, Elizabeth Street sounds wonderful to me. Have a great week and enjoy all your new reads.

  8. All your books sound very good! Happy reading!

  9. You got my attention with Switched! I'm off to Amazon now! LOL You can find my mailbox here:

  10. I received for review Season of Seduction by Jennifer Haymore from The Book Tree.

    Although the widowed Lady Rebecca has sworn off marriage, men are another matter. London's cold winter nights have her dreaming of warmer pursuits-like finding a lover to satisfy her hungry heart. Someone handsome, discreet, and most importantly as uninterested in marriage as she is. Someone like Jack Fulton.

    A known adventurer and playboy, Jack seems like the perfect choice. There's just one problem: Jack isn't interested in an affair. He needs the beautiful, mysterious Lady Rebecca to be his wife. And he doesn't have much time to persuade her. A secret from Jack's past is about to surface, and by Christmas Day he'll be either married to Rebecca or dead.


    I received for review A Very Simple Crime by Grant Jerkins from Berkley Trade.

    A twisting debut novel of murder and dark family secrets from a riveting new voice in crime fiction.

    A murdered woman. A grieving husband. And their son-a mentally handicapped adult with a history of violent outbursts. A very simple case. Or is it?

    Leo Hewitt, an Assistant DA once blamed for setting free a notorious child-killer, is eager to redeem himself with this intimate and grisly crime. As he digs below the surface he discovers more than he ever anticipated-including an emotionally disturbed wife, a husband who'd do anything to escape his disastrous marriage, and an accused young man with no apparent means of defense. But with each shocking new revelation, Leo is only led deeper and deeper into the darkness-an inescapable trap of blood bonds and twisted family secrets.

  11. I haven't heard of Switched, but the cover looks awesome.

  12. I like the looks of your books and I almost did the first one!!

  13. great books! I read Cryer's Cross a little while ago and enjoyed it. And I got a copy of Wither in this week's mailbox too!

    Here's my Mailbox

  14. Cryer's Cross sounds very intense. I hope you enjoy all of your new reads.

  15. I also finally downloaded Cryer's Cross .. I think it will be a good one. I've been seeing Wither around as well (resisting temptation, as my review pile is heading towards the 50-book mark), but I hope you enjoy it. Switched does look awesome, and I'm a sucker for historical fiction, so your entire mailbox is looking great! Enjoy them all!


I love comments! Getting feedback on my posts makes my day! Thanks for being here!