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Sunday, February 20, 2011

In My Mailbox (#5)- eGalley Edition.

In My Mailbox is an amazing bookish meme created by the wonderful Kristi over at The Story Siren for bloggers to feature books we got over the past week, either bought, borrowed, or had them sent in the mail. Make sure to go check out her main post.

I was such a good young lady and didn't actually buy any books this week. Well except a couple to send to Kaylea and one for my almost here niece. But none for me.
I did however get some really awesome eGalleys thanks to Simon & Schuster Galley Grab and NetGalley.

The ones I got from Galley Grab are:

Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz
"Noah’s happier than I’ve seen him in months. So I’d be an awful brother to get in the way of that. It’s not like I have some relationship with Melinda. It was just a kiss. Am I going to ruin Noah’s happiness because of a kiss?

Across four sun-kissed, drama-drenched summers at his family’s beach house, Chase is falling in love, falling in lust, and trying to keep his life from falling apart. But some girls are addictive...."-GoodReads.

Stay by Deb Caletti
 "Clara’s relationship with Christian is intense from the start, and like nothing she’s ever experienced before. But what starts as devotion quickly becomes obsession, and it’s almost too late before Clara realizes how far gone Christian is—and what he’s willing to do to make her stay.
Now Clara has left the city—and Christian—behind. No one back home has any idea where she is, but she still struggles to shake off her fear. She knows Christian won’t let her go that easily, and that no matter how far she runs, it may not be far enough...."-GoodReads.

10 Miles Past Normal by Frances O'Roark Dowell
"Janie Gorman wants to be normal. The problem with that: she’s not. She’s smart and creative and a little bit funky. She’s also an unwilling player in her parents’ modern-hippy, let’s-live-on-a-goat-farm experiment (regretfully, instigated by a younger, much more enthusiastic Janie). This, to put it simply, is not helping Janie reach that “normal target.” She has to milk goats every day…and endure her mother’s pseudo celebrity in the homemade-life, crunchy mom blogosphere. Goodbye the days of frozen lasagna and suburban living, hello crazy long bus ride to high school and total isolation—and hovering embarrassments of all kinds. The fresh baked bread is good…the threat of homemade jeans, not so much.
It would be nice to go back to that old suburban life…or some grown up, high school version of it, complete with nice, normal boyfriends who wear crew neck sweaters and like social studies. So, what’s wrong with normal? Well, kind of everything. She knows that, of course, why else would she learn bass and join Jam Band, how else would she know to idolize infamous wild-child and high school senior Emma (her best friend Sarah’s older sister), why else would she get arrested while doing a school project on a local freedom school (jail was not part of the assignment). And, why else would she kind of be falling in "like" with a boy named Monster—yes, that is his real name. Janie was going for normal, but she missed her mark by about ten miles…and we mean that as a compliment."-GoodReads.
(This is also a YA Debut so it will count towards my challenge list)

The Poison Eaters by Holly Black and other authors.
 "A dark and fantastic collection of stories from the author of Tithe and The Spiderwick Chronicles."-GoodReads.

Wither by Lauren DeStefano
"What if you knew exactly when you would die? 

Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left."-GoodReads.

And from NetGalley:

The Raising by Laura Kasischke
"The accident was tragic, yes. Bloody and horrific and claiming the life of a beautiful young sorority girl. Nicole was a straight A student from a small town. Sweet-tempered, all-American, a fomer Girl Scout, and a virgin. But it was an accident. And that was last year. It’s fall again, a new semester, a fresh start. "-GoodReads.

The Betrayal of Maggie Blair by Elizabeth Laird
 "In seventeenth-century Scotland, saying the wrong thing can lead to banishment—or worse. Accused of being a witch, sixteen-year-old Maggie Blair is sentenced to be hanged. She escapes, but instead of finding shelter with her principled, patriotic uncle, she brings disaster to his door. 
Betrayed by one of her own accusers, Maggie must try to save her uncle and his family from the king’s men, even if she has to risk her own life in the process."-GoodReads.

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
 "It's always been just Kate and her mom--and now her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall. Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld--and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests. Kate is sure he's crazy--until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess. "-GoodReads.

I have been wanting to read all of these for what seems like ages so I was excited to get the galleys. And they should keep me preoccupied so I don't buy more books right now....I hope.

What did you get this week??


  1. Wow, great book!
    l need to get to The Poison Eaters soon!!
    10 Miles Past Normal is one l wasn't sure about so l look forward to your review.

  2. Great collection! The Goddess Test - you are SOO lucky! :) The Raising sounds really interesting and I haven't heard about it before... Ooh, all the pretty covers, you just made my Sunday. :-) Have a great week!

  3. I completely loved Wither so I can't wait for you to read it!
    10 Miles Past Normal and Stay looks so great!
    Have a great weekend Jessica! :)

  4. Wow, you got some awesome sounding books this week! I just requested The Goddess Test on NetGalley, it looks awesome =] And I am so jealous, you have Wither! I cannot wait to read it! Can't wait to read what you thought of it. =]
    Have a great week and happy reading!

  5. An awesome mailbox! They all look fab. Happy reading :)
    Check out what's In My Mailbox

    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

  6. I love the cover for THE POISON EATERS. It's so beautiful. Also can't wait to read WITHER and THE GODDESS TEST! Both are high up on my 'to read' list! Happy reading!

    Check out what's IMM this week!

  7. No Darkest Mercy ARC yet? Dangit, I'm so annoyed with Canada Post right now. I really wanted you to get the book before it is released on Tuesday! Gah, well I hope you enjoy what you've got to read here. I definitely want to read quite a few of these (the other ones I just haven't heard of yet but they look good too!).

  8. Very good books you've got and all for free, love that! I am currently reading WITHER thanks to the Galley Grab and am enjoying it so far. Didn't know The Gooddess Test was available on netgalley, I really want to read that one!

  9. Stay seems like a great book !! Looking forward to know what you thought of it !! Can't wait to read Wither ! Happy reading !

  10. Oh my gosh, what a great pile! You've got lots that I've been pining for. Deb Caletti, Invincible Summer, Wither, 10 Miles Past Normal....Hope you enjoy all of them! :)

  11. Fab books. I love Galley Grab. 10 Miles Past Normal was great. And I'm in the middle of Wither and really liking it.
    My IMM

  12. Wow! You got alot of great books this week! I can't wait for your reviews for them! I really want Wither!

    Happy Reading!

  13. OMG, great books. Some I never heard of before and I just added a few to my wishlist. Thank you! Enjoy!

  14. ooohh wither - can;t wait to read that one!

    I am a new follower!

  15. Ok, wow. The Goddess Test sounds awesome! How had I not heard of this one before? Thanks for bringing it to my attention! I hope you enjoy! =D

  16. The Goddess Test sounds fantastic. I have a fascination with Hades so I'll have to check it out, and The Poison Eaters. What a title.


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