Sunday, June 19, 2011

In My Mailbox #19

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...

Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols

All Meg has ever wanted is to get away. Away from high school. Away from her backwater town. Away from her parents who seem determined to keep her imprisoned in their dead-end lives. But one crazy evening involving a dare and forbidden railroad tracks, she goes way too far...and almost doesn't make it back.
John made a choice to stay. To enforce the rules. To serve and protect. He has nothing but contempt for what he sees as childish rebellion, and he wants to teach Meg a lesson she won't soon forget. But Meg pushes him to the limit by questioning everything he learned at the police academy. And when he pushes back, demanding to know why she won't be tied down, they will drive each other to the edge -- and over....

I hate to say it, but I have not yet read anything by Jennifer Echols. I know it's superficial, but I didn't want to buy books with such embarrassing covers. But now I've gotten over myself, so I'm looking forward to seeing whether her books are as great as everyone says they are!

Say the Word by Jeannine Garsee

The world expects perfection from seventeen-year-old Shawna Gallagher, and for the most part, that’s what they get. She dates the right boys, gets good grades, and follows her father’s every rule. But when her estranged lesbian mother dies, it’s more than perfect Shawna can take. Suddenly, anger from being abandoned ten years ago is resurfacing along with Shawna’s embarrassment over her mother’s other family. As she confronts family secrets and questions from the past, Shawna realizes there’s a difference between doing the perfect thing and doing the right thing.

I'm not sure what to make of the cover, but it still sounds right up my alley!
The DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) by Kody Keplinger
(Amazon / Goodreads)

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face. But things aren’t so great at home right now, and Bianca is desperate for a distraction. She ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him. Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out Wesley isn’t such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.

I've seen this one around loads of times, and it's supposed to be great! I hope it lives up to my expectations!

What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. You got some interesting books. I have Going Too Far on my TBR stack too. I haven't read Echols either. I don't read very much contemporary YA.

    My mailboxes are here and here. Happy reading!

  2. I really want to read Going Too Far and The Duff! I hope you enjoy your books! :D

  3. I loved The Duff! I hope you enjoy it :). Going Too Far looks great as well - happy reading!

  4. Great IMM. I have wanted to read The Duff for a while. Happy reading.

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  5. Great set! I've wanted to read The DUFF for a long time. So well liked.
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  6. Going Too Far is actually the only Echols book that I have liked - it is really great!

    I also absolutely love The DUFF...hope you do too!


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