Saturday 27 March 2010

In My Mailbox (32)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren

This week I bought:

Captivate by Carrie Jones (Yay!)
Zara and her friends knew they hadn't solved the pixie problem for good. Far from it. The king's needs grow deeper every day he's stuck in captivity, while his control over his people gets weaker. It's made him vulnerable. And now there's a new king in town.

A turf war is imminent, since the new pixie king, Astley, is moving in quickly. Nick nearly killed him in the woods on day one, but Zara came to his rescue. Astley swears that he and Zara are destined to be together, that he's one of the good guys. Nick isn't buying it, though Zara isn't as sure -- despite herself, she wants to trust the new king. But it's a lot more than her relationship with Nick that is at stake. It's her life -- and his.

Go Figure by Jo Edwards
From Goodreads: Ryan is not obsessing....
But she does want to lose weight. Ever since she was outted as a "fat girl" at chearleading camp in fifth grade, Ryan's been on a mission to shed more than a few pounds.
Lately she's also on the hunt for a new relationship. Now that her ex-boyfriend is a rock star - currently posing on the cover of Rolling Stone - Ryan seriously needs to move on. They haven't spoken in months,but in the magazine Noah's wearing the bracelet Ryan gave him. She can't wondering what that means...Not that she wants him back or anything.No, Ryan's plan is to make the most of senior year. After all, she's popular, funny, a talented photographer...she's got a lot going for her.So it's not all about losing weight or gaining a boyfriend. It's about getting what she wants. And it's about time.

Life Swap by Abby McDonald
From Goodreads: Who better than a twenty-four-year-old author to satirize the college experience? An uptight Brit and a hard-partying American swap lives in the smartest comedy of the season. Take an administrative snafu, a bad break-up, and what shall heretofore be known as "The Hot-Tub Incident", and you've got two thoroughly unprepared sophomores on a semester abroad. For American party girl Tasha, an escape to tweedy Oxford may be a chance to ditch her recent fame as a tabloid temptress, but wading Uggs-deep in feminist theory is not her idea of a break. Meanwhile, the British half of the exchange, studious control-freak Emily, nurses an aching heart amid the bikinis and beer pong of U.C. Santa Barbara. Soon desperation has the girls texting each other tips - on fitting in, finding love and figuring out who they really are. With an anthropologist's eye for cultural detail and a true ear for teen-speak, exciting new novelist Abigail McDonald crafts a very funny, fast-paced, poignant look at survival, sisterhood, and the surprising ways we discover our true selves. This is a humorous debut novel by young author. It is presented by a sophisticated chick lit.

Lovestruck Summer by Melissa Walker
From Goodreads:
Austin music fest Yay, summer in Austin! Good food, good times. Fun for everyone! Okay, living with my sorority-brainwashed cousin, who willingly goes by "Party Penny," is not exactly what I had in mind. All your favorite bands. But the cute musicians I've met totally make up for it . . . like Sebastian. Swoon. All ages welcome. So why can't I stop thinking about Penny's friend All-American Russ and his Texas twang?? Saturday & Sunday, from noon to midnight. Don't wait up!

And on Wednesday I attended an event at Headline where we saw a presentation and met with authors (including Alex Bell and Dan Wells) It was a great day- a big thanks to Headline for organising such a fun event!

Dan Wells kindly signed copies of his books for me - thanks Dan!

I'm Not a Serial Killer - signed "May you have many horrible nightmares"
From Goodreads: The first book in a darkly comic new series from a debut author John works in his family’s mortuary and has an obsession with serial killers. He wants to be a good person, but fears he is a sociopath, and for years he has suppressed his dark side through a strict system of rules designed to mimic 'normal' behavior. Then a demon begins stalking his small town and killing people one by one, and John is forced to give in to his darker nature in order to save them. As he struggles to understand the demon and find a way to kill it, his own mind begins to unravel until he fears he may never regain control. Faced with the reality that he is, perhaps, more monstrous than the monster he is fighting, John must make a final stand against the horrors of both the demon and himself.

Mr Monster - signed "I appologise in advance for the cat"
From Goodreads:From the author of I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER...John Wayne Cleaver has always known he has a dark side but he's fought hard to oppress it and live a normal life -- separating John from Mr Monster to survive. But after confronting and destroying the vicious killer that was terrorizing his town, his inner monster is getting stronger and harder to contain. And now more bodies are being discovered...With the police failing to catch Clayton County's second serial killer John is going to have to use his secret knowledge of the first demon-killer to trap the second...but will he be able to avoid suspicion falling on him, and, in the face of extreme horrors, will he be able to restrain Mr Monster?

What did you get?


Lauren said...

Interesting books this week. I'm liking the sound of Life Swap and Go Figure, both of which I haven't heard all that much about before. Hope you enjoy! :)

Kathy Martin said...

Interesting books this week! I have Captivate on my TBR stack. Go Figure sounds good. I haven't heard about it before. Happy reading!

Vicki said...

I like the sound of Life Swap! I'm reading Need at the minute and have Captivate really is a gorgeous cover!

The Book Hour said...

Go Figure sounds good, as does Life Swap. Great picks. I got Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves this week.

Tasha said...

I like the sound of Captivate. Hope you enjoy them!
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Luisa at Chicklish said...

Ooh, I've just this second finished reading Lovestruck Summer! I loved it. I hope you enjoy it too, and all these other great books!

Spellboundbybooks Mel said...

I'm waiting to get my hands on Captivate! Hope you enjoy your books!!

Tales of Whimsy said...

Go figure sounds cute :)

prophecygirl said...

Life Swap and Lovestruck Summer are both brilliant, hope you like them! :)

Enjoy Dan's books too - they rock!

Was very nice to meet you this week!

Anonymous said...

I loved Life Swap! Enjoy your books. :]

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Life Swap looks really interesting!!

Katie said...

Awesome books! I've been dying to read Need/Captivate. I hear they're amazing. Happy reading!

Carla said...

Oh my goodness, Love Struck Summer is such a fun read, I hope you enjoy it. And I seriously need to read Life Swap, it sounds like such a hilarious read.

Happy Reading :-)

Chrissie said...

Looks like you got some great books this week. Hope you enjoy them :)

Jo said...

Great haul, Sammee! I LOVE the sound of Go Figure! Sounds like it also might be a great read for BI&SP Month too! I may have to look into it. Happy reading, and I look forward to your reviews!

Maura said...

I'm not a Serial Killer's cover really cuts me up :) Captivate is awesome, just as amazing as Need. Enjoy all your Books, Happy Reading!!

TheBookMogul said...

I can't wait to read Captivate as I loved Need. Hope you enjoy! :)

E.J. Stevens said...

I have Need here in my tbr pile. Maybe I should queue it up for my next read.

Great IMM!


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