Sunday, June 5, 2011

IMM (4)

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Books this week:


What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen.

In the past two years, Mclean Sweet has moved four times. At each stop, she assumes a new persona, but it never quite works. Whether she's an effervescent cheerleader or an intense drama queen, nothing can permanently dispel the turmoil and rage at her mother since her parents' divorce. Sarah Dessen's novel about a teenager and her restaurant manager father captures the vulnerability that young people often experience after the dissolution of their family. A compelling story; strong characterization; and with a touch of romance.

Source: Bought


The Magnolia League (Magnolia League, #1)


The Magnolia League by Katie Crouch

After the death of her free-spirited mother, sixteen-year-old Alex Lee must leave her home in northern California to live with her wealthy grandmother in Savannah, Georgia. By birth, Alex is a rightful, if unwilling, member of the Magnolia League, Savannah's long-standing debutante society. She quickly discovers that the Magnolias have made a pact with a legendary hoodoo family, the Buzzards. The Magnolias enjoy youth, beauty and power. But at what price?
As in her popular adult novels, Crouch's poignant and humorous voice shines in this seductively atmospheric story about girls growing up in a magical Southern city.

Source: Bought

Cinder and Ella


Cinder and Ella by Melissa Lemon

After their father’s disappearance, Cinder leaves home for a servant job at the castle. But it isn’t long before her sister Ella is brought to the castle herself—the most dangerous place in all the kingdom for both her and Cinder. Cinder and Ella is a Cinderella story like no other and one you'll never forget.


Source: Received for review through netGalley.



Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz

What's a girl to do when meeting The One means she's cursed to die a horrible death?

Life hasn't been easy on sixteen-year-old Emma Conner, so a new start in New York may be just the change she needs. But the posh Upper East Side prep school she has to attend? Not so much. Friendly faces are few and far between, except for one that she's irresistibly drawn to—Brendan Salinger, the guy with the rock-star good looks and the richest kid in school, who might just be her very own white knight.

But even when Brendan inexplicably turns cold, Emma can't stop staring. Ever since she laid eyes on him, strange things have been happening. Streetlamps go out wherever she walks, and Emma's been having the oddest dreams: visions of herself in past lives—visions that warn her to stay away from Brendan. Or else.

Source: Received for review through netGalley.



Deviant by Adrian McKinty

Danny Lopez is new in town. He made a mistake back home in Las Vegas, and now he has landed at an experimental school in Colorado for “tough cases.” At the Cobalt Charter School, everything is scripted—what the teachers say, what the students reply—and no other speaking is allowed. This supercontrolled environment gives kids a second chance to make something of themselves. But with few freedoms, the students become sitting ducks for a killer determined to “clean up” Colorado Springs.

Source: Received for review through netGalley.

Hoopskirts, Union Blues, and Confederate Grays: Civil War Fashions from 1861 to 1865 (Dressing a Nation: the History of U.S. Fashion)Hoopskirts, Union Blues, and Confederate Grays: Civil War Fashions from 1861 to 1865 (Dressing a Nation: the History of U.S. Fashion)

by Kate Havelin.

Source: Received for review through netGalley.







Misfit by Jon Skovron

Jael Thompson has never really fit in. She’s changed schools too many times to count. The only family she’s ever known is her father, a bitter ex-priest who never lets her date and insists she attend the strictest Catholic school in Seattle. And her mother—well, she was a five thousand year old demon. That doesn’t exactly help.
But on her sixteenth birthday, her father gives her a present that brings about some unexpected changes. Some of the changes, like strange and wonderful powers and the cute skater boy with a knack for science, are awesome. But others, like the homicidal demon seeking revenge on her family? Not so much.
Steeped in mythology, this is an epic tale of a heroine who balances old world with new, science with magic, and the terrifying depths of the underworld with the ordinary halls of high school.

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That was a TRUCKLOAD of books this week. I can’t wait to read them all!

phew. that was it for me. what’s in your mailbox?

enjoy! ~m


  1. Cool set of books. I love the Deviant cover. Can't wait to read Spellbound either.

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  2. Nice! I've been wanting to read What Happened to Goodbye!

    Hikari @ Imaginary Reads

  3. Oooh, I'd love to read the Civil War fashion book! I'm going to look that one up!

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  4. I love Sarah Dessen!

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  5. What Happened to Goodbye is good! Can't wait to dive into Spellbound. Hope you enjoy all these awesome books!

    Here's what I got in my mailbox this week!

  6. Great set! I love the cover for Spellbound.
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  7. I've read Magnolia League. It was good. Yet, I really have to read a book by Sarah Dessan. I still haven't read any books of hers. Sigh.

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  8. You got some great books this week! :) I can't wait to read WHAT HAPPENED TO GOODBYE - I have read and loved all of Sarah Dessen's other novels.

    I have SPELLBOUND from Net Galley as well - now I just have to start reading it!

    Happy reading!

  9. I requested Misfit from Net Galley and just got it :). This week, I also got Spellbound and like you, have to start it. What Happened to Goodbye is one of the two Sarah Dessen novels I've read and it's fantastic!! I hope you enjoy it :).

    Happy reading!
    -Christina Reads YA