Sunday, September 11, 2011

In My Mailbox #28

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.


Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
(Amazon / Goodreads)

It all begins with a stupid question: Are you a Global Vagabond?
No, but 18-year-old Bria Sandoval wants to be. In a quest for independence, her neglected art, and no-strings-attached hookups, she signs up for a guided tour of Central America—the wrong one. Middle-aged tourists with fanny packs are hardly the key to self-rediscovery. When Bria meets Rowan, devoted backpacker and dive instructor, and his outspokenly humanitarian sister Starling, she seizes the chance to ditch her group and join them off the beaten path.
Bria's a good girl trying to go bad. Rowan's a bad boy trying to stay good. As they travel across a panorama of Mayan villages, remote Belizean islands, and hostels plagued with jungle beasties, they discover what they've got in common: both seek to leave behind the old versions of themselves. And the secret to escaping the past, Rowan’s found, is to keep moving forward.
But Bria comes to realize she can't run forever, no matter what Rowan says. If she ever wants the courage to fall for someone worthwhile, she has to start looking back.

I've been wanting to read this author's debut, Like Madarin, for a while now, but since Wanderlove is available on NetGalley, I guess I'll read that first. This one sounds interesting, too!

The Sweetest Thing by Christina Mandelski
(Amazon / Goodreads)

In the world of Sheridan Wells, life is perfect when she's decorating a cake. Unfortunately everything else is a complete mess: her mom ran off years ago, her dad is more interested in his restaurant, and the idea of a boyfriend is laughable.
But Sheridan is convinced finding her mom will solve all her problems - only her dad's about to get a cooking show in New York, which means her dream of a perfect family will be dashed.
Using just the right amount of romance, family drama, and cute boys, The Sweetest Thing will entice fans with its perfect mixture of girl-friendly ingredients.

This sounds adorable, just like the cover!

If I Tell by Janet Gurtler
Jasmine Evans knows one thing for sure, people make mistakes. After all, she is one. Jaz is the result of a one-night stand between a black football player and a blonde princess. Having a young mother who didn't raise her, a father who wants nothing to do with her and living in a small-minded town where she's never fit in hasn't been easy. But she's been surviving. Until she sees her mom's new boyfriend making out with her own best friend.
When do you forgive people for being human or give up on them forever?

I loved Janet Gurtler's I'm Not Her (review), and I'm excited to read her new book!


Vengeance (Private #14) by Kate Brian
(Amazon / Goodreads)

Since this is part of the Private series and I don't want to spoil it for anyone, I'll give you the description for Private instead of the one for Vengeance.
Fifteen-year-old Reed Brennan wins a scholarship to Easton Academy -- the golden ticket away from her pill-popping mother and run-of-the-mill suburban life. But when she arrives on the beautiful, tradition-steeped campus of Easton, everyone is just a bit more sophisticated, a bit more gorgeous, and a lot wealthier than she ever thought possible. Reed realizes that even though she has been accepted to Easton, Easton has not accepted her. She feels like she's on the outside, looking in.
Until she meets the Billings Girls. They are the most beautiful, intelligent, and intensely confident girls on campus. And they know it. They hold all the power in a world where power is fleeting but means everything. Reed vows to do whatever it takes to be accepted into their inner circle.
Reed uses every part of herself -- the good, the bad, the beautiful -- to get closer to the Billings Girls. She quickly discovers that inside their secret parties and mountains of attitude, hanging in their designer clothing-packed closets the Billings Girls have skeletons. And they'll do anything to keep their secrets private.

I love the Private series, and I'm sad to see it end, but excited to read this last book in the series!

What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. All of these look good! I have never read any of the Private novels, but every time I see one, I am reminded that I need to start that series!

  2. Ooh If I Tell does sound interesting! Wanderlove does too! :)

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  3. Like Mandarin was better than I expected, so now I have high hopes for Wanderlove. Enjoy your books!

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  4. Like Mandarin is one of my favorites, and so is Wanderlove! Kirsten Hubbard is an amazing author. <3

    enjoy your reading! you have some great books.

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  5. Great looking IMM I've only heard of one of them

  6. All your books looks great! I haven't had the chance to read 'I'm not Her' yet but I'm going to! I'll stay tuned to read your reviews for these books! Great IMM ^^

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  7. Great books, I have the sweetest thing sitting on my TBR pile.

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