Saturday, June 26, 2010

In My Mailbox (23)

In My Mailbox is a meme originally hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren (click for more information) that shares all the new books you've bought, borrowed, received, or traded for the week.

I had a not too bad week. I didn't get too many books, but I'm really excited about the ones I got! And I have some books from book tours coming in really soon, yay :D

Received in mail/won:

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew--just in time for Amy's senior year. Her dad recently died in a car accident. So Amy embarks on a road trip to escape from it all, driving cross-country from the home she's always known toward her new life. Joining Amy on the road trip is Roger, the son of Amy's mother's old friend. Amy hasn't seen him in years, and she is less than thrilled to be driving across the country with a guy she barely knows. So she's surprised to find that she is developing a crush on him. At the same time, she's coming to terms with her father's death and how to put her own life back together after the accident. Told in traditional narrative as well as scraps from the road--diner napkins, motel receipts, postcards--this is the story of one girl's journey to find herself. 

I've heard soooo many good things about this one. I caved in and put it in my Border's shopping cart, but a day later I somehow won it from Cindy over at Princess Bookie! Thanks again Cindy. Yay I'm so excited. I'll be starting on this one bright and early tomorrow morning on a very long car ride :) 

Library/for review:

The Awakening (Darkest Powers #2) by Kelley Armstrong
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

If you had met me a few weeks ago, you probably would have described me as an average teenage girl—someone normal. Now my life has changed forever and I'm as far away from normal as it gets. A living science experiment—not only can I see ghosts, but I was genetically altered by a sinister organization called the Edison Group. What does that mean? For starters, I'm a teenage necromancer whose powers are out of control; I raise the dead without even trying. Trust me, that is not a power you want to have. Ever. 

Now I'm running for my life with three of my supernatural friends—a charming sorcerer, a cynical werewolf, and a disgruntled witch—and we have to find someone who can help us before the Edison Group finds us first. Or die trying. 

So...I just finished reading the first book in this series. And it just happened like that, I fell in LOVE. I got my hands on this one as soon as I could. I can't wait to read it! Unforgettably I'm going to have to wait a little bit for the third book because of the long hold list. 

Breathless by Jessica Warman
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

When Katie Kitrell is shipped off to boarding school by her distant father and overbearing mother, it doesn’t take her long to become part of the It Crowd. She’s smart, she’s cute, and she’s an Olympic-bound swimmer who has a first class ticket to any Ivy League school of her choice. But what her new friends, roommate, and boyfriend don’t know is that Katie is swimming away from her past, and from her schizophrenic older brother, Will, who won’t let her go. And when he does the unthinkable, it’s all Katie can do to keep her head above water. 

 I decided to give this one a go. It sounds pretty interesting and I'm a fan of the cover.  

OK so that's it for this week. Oh and I also put Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins on hold at the library. Guess how many people are in front of me? 101! Isn't that crazy? I went ahead and pre-ordered it instead :)

And last thing I promise! Today (Sunday) is the last day to win a copy Sea Change by Aimee Friedman, so make sure to enter if you haven't already! Click HERE.

What's in your mailbox?


Christina T said...

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour sounds like the perfect book for your long car ride! I've ordered it on interlibrary loan and I am hoping it will arrive before I leave for vacation.

I need to try The Darkest Powers series soon. I keep hearing about how good it is. I preordered Mockingjay too because I knew I wouldn't be able to wait to read it. I am not surprised that there are 101 people on the waiting list at your library.

I hope you enjoy your books!

Good Golly Miss Holly said...

Congrats on receiving Amy & Roger... I can't wait to read it!

Linna (21 ♡ pages) said...

I agree, Amy & Roger's Epic Detour sounds like such a great summer read- road trips really bring back those memories. I absolutely love Kelley Armstrong's series, so glad to hear you enjoyed them! Darn those hold lists. Her cliffhangers make the wait almost unbearable! And the cover for Breathless is so pretty.

101 people in a hold list?? That's crazy (I remember the lists for the last Harry Potter books, haha). Can't wait for it to come out though!

Book Monster said...

The Awakening was a ok book, enjoyed the third better. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it. Happy Reading XD

Bookalicious Ramblings said...

Wow, I'd love to read Breathless and Amy & Roger! Happy reading! :D

Jan von Harz said...

Some great titles. I am especially interested in Breathless. Hope you enjoy them all

Allison said...

I've also heard a ton of good things about Amy & Roger's Epic Detour! Enjoy :)

Abby said...

AMY & ROGER is definitely on my TBR list. In fact, I got it from the library and I think I'm going to start it today if I have time. It sounds like the perfect book for a hot summer day. Enjoy your books!

Tez said...

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour sounds like fun, and Breathless looks interesting as well...I agree with you on the cover...

101 people! Wow! Well, my village library is very, very small and I doubt anybody else in a 15-mile radius even knows that the Hunger Games books exist!

Nora said...

Looks like a great haul!
Enjoy :)

A.J. said...

I'm glad you're enjoying the Darkest Powers series! :D I love it as well. I got the third book this week and can't wait to read it.
And like you, I also got Amy & Roger's Epic Detour! I loved it! Hope you do too. :)

Emidy said...

Breathless sounds really intense! I'm looking forward to your review already. Enjoy them all!

brandileigh2003 said...

Good selection this week: I have read all three and would re-read and recomenned. Happy Reading! Here is my IMMB if you want a peek:

Corrine said...

I am really glad that you are enjoying Kelley Armstrong's books. She's one of my favourite authors and I love her Women of the Otherworld series as well. I hope you enjoy all of the books you received this week! Happy reading. :)

Amelia Robinson said...

Short and sweet. I love it! Can't wait to see your reviews on them!

(This is my first time to your blog and just thought I'd say that I LOVE your title: "Along for the Ride - A Journey through my growing collection of books." Just thought I'd say. XD)

Sasha said...

I just ordered Epic Detour! Hope you enjoy it :)

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Fantastic books!! The cover for Breathless is sooooo beautiful!

Hope you enjoy The Awakening, one of my fav series!!

Krista/Tower of Books said...

I read Breathless, and truthfully, I was disappointed. Maybe you will enjoy it more though.

Collegiate Bookworm said...

Oooh, lucky you for Amy & Roger's! I love random wins like that!

Bere said...

Oooh Sara you got the most fantastic books! I really want to read Amy & Roger's Epic Detour. I will definitely be looking forward to your review on this one. Also, I really want to read the Darkest Powers series! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the first one. Breathless does sound interesting. I'm about to added to my list! Thanks Sara and happy reading. =D 101! Whoa! That's a long list. Can you believe I haven't read the Hunger Games series? I should start on that hehe.

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