Sunday, July 10, 2011

In My Mailbox #22

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...

Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott
(Amazon / Goodreads)
 
Kate Brown's life has gone downhill fast.
Her father has quit his job to sell vitamins at the mall, and Kate is forced to work with him. Her best friend has become popular, and now she acts like Kate's invisible.
And then there's Will. Gorgeous, unattainable Will, whom Kate acts like she can't stand even though she can't stop thinking about him. When Will starts acting interested, Kate hates herself for wanting him when she's sure she's just his latest conquest.
Kate figures that the only way things will ever stop hurting so much is if she keeps to herself and stops caring about anyone or anything. What she doesn't realize is that while life may not always be perfect, good things can happen -- but only if she lets them...

I love Elizabeth Scott, and this one sounds adorable!

Forget You by Jennifer Echols
(Amazon / Goodreads)

Why can't you choose what you forget . . . and what you remember? There’s a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked up his twenty-four- year old girlfriend. Like Zoey’s fear that the whole town will find out about her mom’s nervous breakdown. Like darkly handsome bad boy Doug taunting her at school. Feeling like her life is about to become a complete mess, Zoey fights back the only way she knows how, using her famous attention to detail to make sure she’s the perfect daughter, the perfect student, and the perfect girlfriend to ultra-popular football player Brandon.
But then Zoey is in a car crash, and the next day there’s one thing she can’t remember at all—the entire night before. Did she go parking with Brandon, like she planned? And if so, why does it seem like Brandon is avoiding her? And why is Doug—of all people— suddenly acting as if something significant happened between the two of them? Zoey dimly remembers Doug pulling her from the wreck, but he keeps referring to what happened that night as if it was more, and it terrifies Zoey to admit how much is a blank to her. Controlled, meticulous Zoey is quickly losing her grip on the all-important details of her life—a life that seems strangely empty of Brandon, and strangely full of Doug.

I really enjoyed Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols and hope Forget You is just as great!

The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
(Amazon / Goodreads)

Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to center stage of her own life—and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two. Toby was Bailey's boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie's own. Joe is the new boy in town, a transplant from Paris whose nearly magical grin is matched only by his musical talent. For Lennie, they're the sun and the moon; one boy takes her out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But just like their celestial counterparts, they can't collide without the whole wide world exploding.

I've heard great things about The Sky Is Everywhere and it sounds right up my alley, so I'm excited to finally read it!

What did you get in your mailbox this week?

14 comments:

  1. I love The Sky Is Everywhere. I gave it 5 stars. Hope you enjoy! I long to read Perfect You! Can't wait to see your thoughts toward the book. Happy reading :D

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  2. I read Perfect You last year and absolutely loved it. Elizabeth Scott never disappoints. I haven't read The Sky is Everywhere yet but I've heard awesome things so I can't wait to see your review.

    Here's my mailbox! http://bit.ly/ntS9iA

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  3. Great books! I've read The Sky Is Everywhere and really enjoyed it :)

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  4. I had heard a bunch of great things from The Sky is Everywhere, too, but once I bought it and tried to read it, I couldn't enjoy it! I hope better luck for you!

    Happy reading!

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  5. A great haul! Awesome stuff... I can't wait to read The Sky is everywhere :)
    Check out what's In My Mailbox

    Mia @ Gripped into Books

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  6. I like the new cover for The Sky is Everywhere. Its a really good book. Happy reading.

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  7. Great set! The Sky is Everywhere is beyond wonderful. I hope you love it.
    My IMM

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  8. Wow, you have a nice stack of books this week in your mailbox.
    Happy Reading,
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

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  9. I really want to read Forget You, I've heard it's very good! And I have The Sky is Everywhere on my tbr too - hope you enjoy it :).

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  10. The Sky is Everywhere sounds soo good. I really have to read it soon.

    Happy Reading!

    My IMM

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  11. three AMAZING books for you this week! :)

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  12. These books look great! I have added The Sky is everywhere to my TBR list!

    My IMM @ http://australianbookshelf.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/in-my-mailbox-9/

    Jayne

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  13. Hi,
    Thanks for sharing this post with us. It's really an amazing post. Keep posting the good work in future too.

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