Sunday, May 22, 2011

In My Mailbox #15

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...

Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers
(Amazon / Goodreads)

Goodreads description:

Perfect Parker Fadley isn’t so perfect anymore. She’s quit the cheerleading squad, she’s dumped her perfect boyfriend, and she’s failing school. Her parents are on a constant suicide watch and her counselors think she’s playing games…but what they don’t know, the real reason for this whole mess, isn’t something she can say out loud. It isn’t even something she can say to herself. A horrible thing has happened and it just might be her fault. If she can just remove herself from everybody—be totally alone—then everything will be okay...The problem is, nobody will let her.

I loved both Some Girls Are and Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers, but I have yet to read her debut novel. It sounds great, too, though!

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Release date: May 10th 2011

Goodreads description:

Amy Curry thinks her life lucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew—just in time for Amy's senior year. Her dad recently died in a car accident. So Amy embarks on a road trip to escape from it all, driving cross-country from the home she's always known toward her new life. Joining Amy on the road trip is Roger, the son of Amy's mother's old friend. Amy hasn’t seen him in years, and she is less than thrilled to be driving across the country with a guy she barely knows. So she's surprised to find that she is developing a crush on him. At the same time, she’s coming to terms with her father’s death and how to put her own life back together after the accident. Told in traditional narrative as well as scraps from the road—diner napkins, motel receipts, postcards—this is the story of one girl's journey to find herself.

This one has been on my wishlist for ages - it sounds right up my alley, and I've heard great things about it.´

But I Love Him by Amanda Grace
Release date: May 8th 2011

Goodreads description:

At the beginning of senior year, Ann was a smiling, straight-A student and track star with friends and a future. Then she met a haunted young man named Connor. Only she can heal his emotional scars; only he could make her feel so loved — and needed. Ann can't recall the pivotal moment it all changed, when she surrendered everything to be with him, but by graduation, her life has become a dangerous high wire act. Just one mistake could trigger Connor's rage, a senseless storm of cruel words and violence damaging everything — and everyone — in its path.
This evocative slideshow of flashbacks reveals a heartbreaking story of love gone terribly wrong.

The only other novel on abusive relationships I've read is Dreamland by Sarah Dessen, which I loved (but then again, it's Sarah Dessen, so of course I loved it), but the topic's really interesting to me. Plus, I love the cover of But I Love Him - it' beautiful and reminds me of Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler!

What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. nice IMM! I actually wanna read all of these :P

  2. Wow, great books this week! I loved Amy and Roger's Epic Detour! So good. I'm really curious about But I Love Him! New follower.

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  3. Great haul!
    I really want to read But I Love Him. It looks frightening, because of how real it is.
    I'd never heard of Cracked Up To Be, but it looks good. Thanks!

    Check out what's in my mailbox! :)

  4. I can't wait to get my hands on But I Love Him! I've heard nothing but fantastic things about it and it just sounds amazing! Have a great week!

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  5. I've just added all three of these to my wishlist. Gah. XD

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  6. Nice Haul!! Some great books!

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  7. Great haul! Cracked Up To Be has been on my wishlist for ages now; I'm so jealous that you have it! I must get round to buying it.

    Books of Amber

  8. A fab mailbox! They all seem great! Happy reading :)
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    Mia @ Gripped into Books

  9. Great books! I can't wait to read But I Love Him. Enjoy!

  10. Nice mailbox - you got some good books there!

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