Sunday, May 24, 2009

In My Mailbox(Week Eleven)

Started by Kristi at The Story Siren, who was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie.
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
There were no surprises in Gatlin County
We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere.
At least, that’s what I thought.
Turns out, I couldn’t have been more wrong.
There was a curse.
There was a girl.
And in the end, there was a grave.
Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps, and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town’s oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.
I love this book so far. The cover is so pretty.
Ash by Malinda Lo
In the wake of her father’s death, Ash is left alone to pay off his debts in the service of her own step mother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, re-reading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she begins to believe that her wish may be granted.
The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King’s Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash’s capacity for love—and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love.
Entrancing and romantic, Ash is an empowering retelling of Cinderella about the connection between life and love, and solitude and death, where transformation can come from even the deepest grief.
I love the cover and it sounds really good.
Hate List by Jennifer Brown
Five months ago, Valerie Leftman's boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things she and Nick hated. The list he used to pick his targets.Now, after a summer of seclusion, Val is forced to confront her guilt as she returns to school to complete her senior year. Haunted by the memory of the boyfriend she still loves and navigating rocky relationships with her family, former friends and the girl whose life she saved, Val must come to grips with the tragedy that took place and her role in it, in order to make amends and move on with her life.
This book sounds amazing. So excited to read it.
Peace out, Sarah.


  1. Oh, Ash sounds good. This is the first I've heard of it.

  2. Great collection this week! Congrats on getting 100 followers! :D

  3. oh you did have a good week. I would LOVE to read Hate List and Ash does sound really good...I love the cover. :)


  4. All of those books look so good. I am so jealous and I can't wait to see what you think of them all.

  5. Oh you had a great week. Hate List and Beautiful Creatures are books that I so want to read. I cannot wait to see what you think about them.

  6. They all look/sound brilliant. I hope you enjoy them!

  7. Wow! All three of the books you got, I want to read. Happy reading!

  8. Awesome books you got this week, they all sound really good. Enjoy.

  9. Great books! Me jealous. Happy reading!

  10. All 3 sound and look really good. Happy reading! =D


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