Sunday, April 03, 2011

In My Mailbox #9

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren where you can talk about the books you bought or received this week.

So this week I got...
Matched by Ally Condie (Amazon / Goodreads)

Goodreads description:

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.
I've seen this one all over blogs, Goodreads, etc. and I'm excited to finally read it!

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
(Amazon / Goodrerads)

Goodreads description:

When we first meet 14-year-old Susie Salmon, she is already in Heaven. This was before milk carton photos and public service announcements, she tells us; back in 1973, when Susie mysteriously disappeared, people still believed these things didn't happen. In the sweet, untroubled voice of a precocious teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death and her own adjustment to the strange new place she finds herself. It looks a lot like her school playground, with the good kind of swing sets. With love, longing, and a growing understanding, Susie watches her family as they cope with their grief, her father embarks on a search for the killer, her sister undertakes a feat of amazing daring, her little brother builds a fort in her honor and begin the difficult process of healing. In the hands of a brilliant novelist, this story of seemingly unbearable tragedy is transformed into a suspenseful and touching story about family, memory, love, Heaven, and living.

It's crazy, but I have not yet read this book or seen the movie, even though the concept sounds great. I hope I'l enjoy it as much as basically everyone else did!

Losing Faith by Denise Jaden
(Amazon / Goodreads)

Goodreads description:

A terrible secret. A terrible fate.
When Brie's sister, Faith, dies suddenly, Brie's world falls apart. As she goes through the bizarre and devastating process of mourning the sister she never understood and barely even liked, everything in her life seems to spiral farther and farther off course. Her parents are a mess, her friends don’t know how to treat her, and her perfect boyfriend suddenly seems anything but.
As Brie settles into her new normal, she encounters more questions than closure: Certain facts about the way Faith died just don't line up. Brie soon uncovers a dark and twisted secret about Faith’s final night...a secret that puts her own life in danger.

This one is part of the Contemps challenge, so of course I'm excited to read it! It sounds perfect for me! Oh, and I got a signed bookmark for this book a while ago in my A-Z Reading Challenge swag pack, which makes me extra excited!

What was in your mailbox this week?


  1. All of those books sound really great! I think I have those on my TBR/to buy list :) Enjoy them! xo

  2. I heard different things about Matched, I own it too but have been putting it off for some reason! Can't wait for your review of it!
    Happy Reading

  3. Losing Faith sounds like a book I'd like to on to the TBR list it goes!!! Thanks!

  4. Matched! I have it on hold at the library, and I'm hoping to get it in soon! Enjoy!

  5. Losing faith looks really good I have read the other two. Great IMM!

    Amber @ Me, My Shelf and I

  6. Nice selection! I don't know whether I'd be brave enough to read THe Lovely Bones, I think I'd be scared out of my mind :P

    Here's my IMM.

  7. I have "Matched" on my TBR list and it looks pretty interesting and hopefully thought-provoking!

  8. Great books! I loved all three of these, and hope you do too :)

    Happy reading!

  9. Great books this week. I have Losing Faith on my tbr pile. I never could get through The Lovely Bones even though I tried several times. Maybe one day I will try again.
    Happy reading.

  10. Oooh, you're going to love The Lovely Bones, it's definitely one of my favorite books I've read. And Matched is really good as well, I've read and have posted my review for it over at my blog. :)

    I've been wondering about Losing Faith, myself. So, maybe I'll check into that one. If you get a chance, check mine out. :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung: IMM

  11. Great books! I enjoyed Matched and the Lovely Bones! Happy reading!

  12. Matched is just fantastic, hope you love it!

  13. I have had Matched for a while. I keep meaning to get to it, and something else always comes first. I have heard so many great things about it though!

  14. 3 really awesome reads this week!! The Lovely Bones book was so much better than the movie (as most books are, but I had high hopes for this movie, with Marky Mark & Stanley Tucci. Anyway.) Enjoy them all!

  15. oh man, i look forward to you checking out The Lovely Bones. happy reading!

  16. you got some really great books. I really like Matched. Hope you like it too!


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