Sunday, August 1, 2010

In My Mailbox (28)

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 an awesome week! I finally caved in and bought all the books I've been dying to read :D 

Bought/for review:

Sea by Heidi R. Kling
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

Haunted by recurring nightmares since her mother’s disappearance over the Indian ocean three years before, fifteen-year old California girl Sienna Jones reluctantly travels with her psychiatrist father’s volunteer team to six-months post-tsunami Indonesia where she meets the scarred and soulful orphaned boy, Deni, who is more like Sea than anyone she has ever met.

She knows they can’t be together, so why can’t she stay away from him? And what about her old best friend-turned-suddenly-hot Spider who may or may not be waiting for her back home? And why won’t her dad tell her the truth about her mother’s plane crash? The farther she gets from home, the closer she comes to finding answers.

And Sea’s real adventure begins.

I haven't read a negative review about this one. It sounds so amazing and the cover is just stunning. I have a feeling I'm going to love this one :)

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson 
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to center stage of her own life—and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two. Toby was Bailey’s boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie’s own. Joe is the new boy in town, a transplant from Paris whose nearly magical grin is matched only by his musical talent. For Lennie, they’re the sun and the moon; one boy takes her out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But just like their celestial counterparts, they can’t collide without the whole wide world exploding. 

This is another book I've heard such good things about it. I have very high hopes for this one.

Wanted (Pretty Little Liars #8) by Sara Shepard
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

In Rosewood, majestic estates sprawl for acres, and Tiffany toggle bracelets dangle from every girl's wrist. But not all that glitters is gold, and the town harbors secrets darker than anyone could imagine—like the truth about what really happened the night Alison DiLaurentis went missing. . . .

Back in middle school, Ali plucked Emily, Hanna, Aria, and Spencer from obscurity and turned them into the beautiful, popular girls everyone wanted to be. Ali was the best friend they ever had. But she also made them do terrible things and taunted them with their worst secrets. Now, three years later, all their questions about Ali have finally been answered and they can put this awful chapter of their lives behind them. Or so they think.

Not every story has a happy ending, especially when four pretty little liars have done so many wicked things. In the dramatic conclusion of Sara Shepard's bestselling Pretty Little Liars series, Emily, Hanna, Aria, and Spencer could get everything they've ever wanted—unless A has one more horrifying twist in store.

I'm in love with this series so I'm dying to see how it all ties together.

Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

When Carlos Fuentes returns to America after living in Mexico for a year, he doesn’t want any part of the life his older brother, Alex, has laid out for him at a high school in Colorado . Carlos likes living his life on the edge and wants to carve his own path—just like Alex did. Then he meets Kiara Westford. She doesn’t talk much and is completely intimidated by Carlos’ wild ways. As they get to know one another, Carlos assumes Kiara thinks she’s too good for him, and refuses to admit that she might be getting to him. But he soon realizes that being himself is exactly what Kiara needs right now.

 I fell in love with Perfect Chemistry so I'm really excited to read this one. I'm not sure it can beat it, but we'll see...

And I finally pre-ordered Mockingjay! I couldn't be more excited to read it :) So...I got all four (five) of these hardback books for fifty bucks. I love cheap books ;D 

What's in your mailbox?


Rhiana said...

Great Books this week! I can't wait until ROA comes out here!

Marie said...

Great new reads!

I've been debating over getting Sea for awhile now... still haven't decided lol.

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

the sky is everywhere is simply awesome - loved it

Erika said...

the sky is everywhere is one of my all-time favorites. you'll have a lot of fun with that one! :)

Dazzling Mage said...

I also heard great things about The Sky is Everywhere. I like the synopsis.

Great books this week! Happy reading. =)

Anonymous said...

I love cheap book too. I think we all do haha. I really enjoyed The Sky Is Everywhere and The Rules Of Attraction and I hope you do as well. :D

BrittLit said...

Amazing books this week. Can't wait to see what you think of The Sky is Everywhere. Happy Reading!

Sam said...

What awesome books this week! I loved Sea and I've heard awesome things about The Sky is Everywhere. Have fun reading!

Kaylee. said...

These books sound great! Wanted is a great one!

Also, I've nominated you for an award at my blog. Check it out!:)

Adriana said...

I've really been wanting to read Sea and Rules of Attraction. I'll be looking forward to seeing what you think. Happy Reading!

Kathy Martin said...

Great books! I enjoyed Sea and hope you do too. My mailboxes are here and here. Happy reading!

Book Monster said...

I've heard a lot of good things about these books. I hope you enjoy them all XD Happy Reading :)

Girl on a Mission said...

Great books this week! I hope you like ROA. It was a cute love story.

Anonymous said...

These are all amazing choices! I've read about half of them - and loved all of them.

Meg said...

Those first two are on my TBR list. I can't wait til I can read those!

P.S., you won and award on my blog! You can read that post @


brandileigh2003 said...

Awesomeness!! Here is my IMMB

Julie said...

Great books! I've been debating on whether or not to get Sea, but I just don't like buying hardbacks... Oh, decisions decisions.

Anyway, happy reading!

Book Sake said...

The Sky is Everywhere looks great, can't wait to read that one.

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Cialina said...

SEA LOVE!!! :) That was an enjoyable read. I hope you like it.

I have yet to read Perfect Chemistry. I seem to always forget if my library has it. Ugh. Will get around to it eventually.

I'm excited for Mockingjay!!! I haven't pre-ordered it yet though.

- Cialina from Muggle-Born

squinto said...

I've been meaning to check Simone Elkeles out; with such an enthusiastic response, I just might be forced to actually act upon that impulse. :D

And wow, Mockingjay? You are so lucky! I have to wait 'til my library has it. :(

Happy reading (and waiting) this week!

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

wow, 3/4 books that i am wanting MOST DESPERATELy right now! happy reading! xD

Moody Teen said...


Those seem like some great pics, and I reaally wanna read the PLL series, but I wont let myself until I finish my TBR pile.
Anyways, I just wanted to let you know that I gave you an award on my blog!

Dwayne said...

RoA is amaazing! I have Sky is Everywhere and am pining for Sea. Love all your books, Sara!

Bere said...

Oh, Sara! You got some wonderful books! I really want to read all of these. I will be looking forward to reading your reviews. Can't wait! And guess what, I'm barely going to start reading the Hunger Games series, so I'm pretty excited. I hope you enjoy all of these! =D

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