Sunday, January 29, 2012

In my Mailbox

I had such a good book week, I had to do an In My Mailbox post. No video this time because I'm catching a cold, and my voice sounds a little wonky!!! In My Mailbox is a weekly meme brought to us by Kristi of  The Story Siren. February and March and sure to be busy months for me, given the amount of books I received. Lets start off with....

Pure by Julianna Baggott (courtesy of Grand Central Publishing) is the first in a trilogy. I think it's YA, but can easily appeal to adults like myself. I'm not quite sure how to describe it. It's definitely dystopian. Here is a snippet of the GoodReads description, "We know you are here, our brothers and sisters . . . Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about what is lost-how the world went from amusement parks, movie theaters, birthday parties, fathers and mothers . . . to ash and dust, scars, permanent burns, and fused, damaged bodies." I don't read many dystopian novels, but I thought it would be good to step outside my comfort zone. Plus, the book came with some other goodies..

A cute little button, tempting me to look inside the book. And when I did...

Out popped a paper butterfly. I've tried to duplicate it, but I can't get it to rest inside the book like before. Next up on the list...

Being Lara by Lola Jaye. I was sold on the cover alone when I saw it in the HarperCollins catalog. When I got a pitch e-mail about it, I was totally onboard. There has to be some story behind this girl. The main character, Lara Reid, has always known she was different from her parents. Her skin color and hair are different. Turns out Lara is adopted and this is her journey of self-discovery and where she came from.

Losing Clementine by Ashley Ream (HarperCollins). What do you think of that woman on the cover? Think she is about to jump? In thirty days Clementine Pritchard is determined to kill herself? Why? I don't know but I can't wait to find out.

Outside The Lines by Amy Hatvany (Simon and Schuster)
. A woman goes in search of her estranged father. He attempted suicide when Eden was 10, leading to her parents' divorce. Now 30, Eden goes in search of him.

The Boiling Season by Christopher Hebert (HarperCollins). The main character is trying to escape political unrest on a volatile Caribbean island. 

Panther Baby by Jamal Joseph (Algonquin). A former Black Panther tells of his transformation from FBI fugitive to an Ivy League professor. I always love learning about people.

The Underside of joy by Sere Prince Halverson (Dutton). Two women are brought together by tragedy. Both claim to be the mother of the same two children. And I think that is just scratching the surface, there are many layers to this book.

That's it for me. What did everyone else get? 

P.S.: Have look at the trailer for Pure...


  1. Great set! I'm very curious about Pure. I love the cover for Being Lara.
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  2. Isn't that a great cover. I didn't even know what the book was about. I just thought it was a great photograph. There has to be a story behind it.

  3. New follower. Pure looks so pretty . here is my IMM if you wanna follow back

  4. Thanks for the follow. I'm off to take a look at some posts.

  5. I got a copy of "Pure" via NetGalley a little while ago. I'm looking forward to reading it, and I've made a point of setting aside time to do so in the next couple of weeks. Hope you enjoy it too!

  6. New follower! Being Lara and Outside the Lines have piqued my interest - off to add them on goodreads! Here is my IMM if you'd like to follow back:

  7. Awesome IMM! I've read Pure already and I really enjoyed it! Enjoy all your books!

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