Sunday, February 7, 2010

In My Mailbox (24)

I didn't get very many this week, but I'm excited about all of them :)

For Review:

Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood by Eileen Cook (Hardcover)

Popularity is the best revenge.

In the final weeks of eighth grade, Lauren Wood made a choice. She betrayed her best friend, Helen, in a manner so publicly humiliating that Helen had to move to a new town just to save face. Ditching Helen was worth it, though, because Lauren started high school as one of the It Girls--and now, at the start of her senior year, she's the cheerleading captain, the quarterback's girlfriend, and the undisputed queen bee. Lauren has everything she's ever wanted, and she has forgotten all about her ex-best friend.

But Helen could never forget Lauren. After three years of obsessing, she's moving back to her old town. She has a new name and a new look, but she hasn't dropped her old grudges. She has a detailed plan to bring down her former BFF by taking away everything that's ever been important to Lauren—starting with her boyfriend.

Watch out, Lauren Wood. Things are about to get bitchy.

(I'm very excited to read this! It sounds similar to Pretty Little Liars- which I LOVE!)

The Clearing by Heather Davis (ARC)

In this bittersweet romance, two teens living decades apart form a bond that will change their lives forever.
Amy is drawn to the misty, mysterious clearing behind her Aunt Mae’s place because it looks like the perfect place to hide from life. A place to block out the pain of her last relationship, to avoid the kids in her new town, to stop dwelling on what her future holds after high school.

Then, she meets a boy lurking in the mist—Henry. Henry is different from any other guy Amy has ever known. And after several meetings in the clearing, she’s starting to fall for him.

But Amy is stunned when she finds out just how different Henry really is. Because on his side of the clearing, it’s still 1944. By some miracle, Henry and his family are stuck in the past, staving off the tragedy that will strike them in the future. Amy’s crossing over to Henry’s side brings him more happiness than he’s ever known—but her presence also threatens to destroy his safe existence.

In The Clearing, author Heather Davis crafts a tender and poignant tale about falling in love, finding strength, and having the courage to make your own destiny—a perfect book to slip into and hide away for awhile.

(This sounds amazing!! I still need to read her debut novel, Never Cry Werewolf, but this sounds completely different!)

From the author:

Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder (Hardcover. Review here.)

Restless souls and empty hearts

Brooklyn can't sleep. Her boyfriend, Lucca, died only a year ago, and now her friend Gabe has just died of an overdose. Every time she closes her eyes, Gabe's ghost is there waiting for her. She has no idea what he wants or why it isn't Lucca visiting her dreams.

Nico can't stop. He's always running, trying to escape the pain of losing his brother, Lucca. But when Lucca's ghost begins leaving messages, telling Nico to help Brooklyn, emotions come crashing to the surface.

As the nightmares escalate and the messages become relentless, Nico reaches out to Brooklyn. But neither of them can admit that they're being haunted. Until they learn to let each other in, not one soul will be able to rest.

(I've already read this in ARC form, so I'm really excited to have a signed hardcover now!!)

This IMM is in a different format than I usually do it, but I thought this would be easier since I didn't get that many books :) What do you think of it?

IMM Was Started By: The Story Siren.


  1. All great books!Getting Revenge On Lauren Wood is very good. The plot is a lot of fun. Hope you enjoy these ones! :)

  2. fantastic books this week! i hope you enjoy them all! happy reading!

    the clearing!! me want! :)

  3. Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood looks wicked and I love the front cover! Hope you enjoy them.

  4. Great books this week! I think this format for IMM works well for a short list of books and gives people the information they want. Nicely done!

    What Book is That?

  5. Getting Revenge is a fun book! The Clearing & Chasing Brooklyn both sound really good! :)

  6. So jealous of The Clearing! Happy reading!

  7. I have Getting Revenge in my TBR pile. It sounds really good! I'll probably read it as soon as I finish all my library books.

    Happy reading! ^_^

  8. Those look good. I love the cover of the 1st and 3rd book it makes me want to read it even more.

  9. I've heard that Chasing Brooklyn is great, and I really need to read a novel in verse. Happy Reading :D

  10. Awesome books!
    I LOVED Never Cry Werewolf so I'm going to have to read this one too!! =)

  11. Great books you got this week. They all look really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  12. All of the books that you got look really good! The Clearing looks really interesting! Can't wait for your review!

  13. awesome books! I really want 2 read the clearing! Hope u enjoy them! Happy reading!

  14. Oh, nice books! I'll be looking forward to your thoughts on Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood and especially for The Clearing. I haven't read Never Cry Werewolf, but The Clearing's premise sounds AMAZING. Happy reading! :D

  15. All three of the books sound amazing. The Clearing really sounds beautiful, cant wait till that one comes out. Enjoy the books you got.


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