Sunday, September 12, 2010

In my mailbox (10)

In my mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. Here are the books I received this week.

Got some great reads this week - all of these books were on my TBR pile for quite some time now. Only thing I may have trouble with this week is choosing which one to read first!
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
What if you had everything:

A gorgeous boyfriend who was madly in love with you?

Quirky hip parents who totally got you?  A musical talent that could take you anywhere?  What if your biggest problem in life was choosing which path to take?

Follow your first love--music-- to New York City?  Or stay with your boyfriend, friends, and family?

What if one day, you went out for a drive... And in an instant everything changed?  What if suddenly all the other choices were gone? Except for one--the only one that truly mattered?

What would you do?

A sophisticated, layered, and heart achingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make—and the ultimate choice Mia commands.

The Splendour Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Can love last beyond the grave?

Sylvie Davis is a ballerina who can’t dance. A broken leg ended her career, but Sylvie’s pain runs deeper.

What broke her heart was her father’s death, and what’s breaking her spirit is her mother’s remarriage—a union that’s only driven an even deeper wedge into their already tenuous relationship.


Uprooting her from her Manhattan apartment and shipping her to Alabama is her mother’s solution for Sylvie’s unhappiness.
 
Her father’s cousin is restoring a family home in a town rich with her family’s history. And that’s where things start to get shady. As it turns out, her family has a lot more history than Sylvie ever knew.

More unnerving, though, are the two guys that she can’t stop thinking about. Shawn Maddox, the resident golden boy, seems to be perfect in every way. But Rhys—a handsome, mysterious foreign guest of her cousin’s—has a hold on her that she doesn’t quite understand.


Then she starts seeing things. Sylvie’s lost nearly everything—is she starting to lose her mind as well?
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
Sixteen-year-old Maya and seventeen-year-old Lochan have never had the chance to be 'normal' teenagers.

Having pulled together for years to take care of their younger siblings while their wayward, drunken mother leaves them to fend alone, they have become much more than brother and sister.

And now, they have fallen in love.

But this is a love that can never be allowed, a love that will have devastating consequences ...


How can something so wrong feel so right?


Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. 

Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. 

They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .


Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals.

But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.

What's in your mailbox this week?

20 comments:

Dazzling Mage said...

Ooh, I can't wait to know what you think about Vampire Academy! Great books this week! =D

asamum said...

Fab book week. I loved The Splendour Falls and not just because one of the male protagonists is welsh ;)
Enjoy

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

While I don't much like that cover, IF I STAY is a beautiful and powerful novelette-- I hope you love it as much as I did! :D

Also, I asked for a copy for review, of Forbidden. I didn't get a reply, but it was worth a shot! xD

What is IMM this week

A.J. said...

Loved If I Stay & Forbidden! :D Vampire Academy is a great series. :)

Romy @ Lost.in.Stories said...

You have got so many amazing books this week! I loved If I Stay it was such an emotional read, so beautiful. Vampire Academy just rocks. I haven't read Forbidden but I've heard only good things especially how intense it is. Enjoy, Romy :)

Aisle B said...

Girl you had a great loot week I see :) Mailman has been neglecting me... well will have to entice him with cookies for the Mail ;)

Enjoy the reading and have a chillaxin Sunday :)

Lucie said...

I loved If I Stay! Can't wait to see what you think of The Splendour Falls!

Jan von Harz said...

All of these sound pretty intense reads. Enjoy!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

wow! if i stay has a great cover!! enjoy your books!

Lillie (AliseOnLife) said...

Fabulous cover on If I Stay. I hear that The Splendour Falls is really good, too.

Happy Reading!

Jenny said...

You got fantastic books this week! I want to read both The Splendor Falls and Forbidden so I can't wait to see what you have to say about them. I LOVED Vampire Academy, it's one of my favorite YA series. Dimitri is perfect:) I think they just keep getting better too, I'll be sad to see the series end in December:(

Lu said...

Great books!

Enjoy Vampire Academy :D

TheBookishSnob said...

You'll love Vampire Academy. It's one of my fave YA series at the moment. Hope you have a great week reading!!

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Claire @ YA Bookie Monster said...

Awesome books! They all look so great! I ADORE the Vampire Academy Series so I really hope that you enjoy it as well! Happy reading!

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GABY said...

Ohh I want to read If I Stay...I'll be waiting for your review!

Sorry, when did you send the package? Mail service is very slow...I have received packages mailed two months before! That's why I don't think it's lost...I've always receive everything people sent me. Anyway, I wouldn't want you to make another purchase, so I'll wait :D

Jennifer said...

Wow, great books! If I Stay looks amazing!! Enjoy all your new reads. I've been recommended the Vampire Academy novels but I haven't read any yet.

brandileigh2003 said...

You have some great reading to look forward to! I LOVED Vampire Academy and Forbidden and hope you enjoy as much as I did Here’s my IMMB

-k said...

Great books. I love your cover for If I Stay. And I can't wait to read your review for Forbidden; I've heard a lot of good things about it.

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

Great books this week! If I Stay is amazing! Looking forward to your review of The Splendor Falls - I haven't heard much about that one, but it sounds interesting. Happy reading! :)

Clover said...

Oh I loved If I Stay and Forbidden! Hope you enjoy them all :)