Sunday, September 18, 2011

In My Mailbox #29

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.

Lie by Caroline Bock
(Amazon / Goodreads)

Seventeen year-old Skylar Thompson is being questioned by the police. Her boyfriend Jimmy stands accused of brutally assaulting two young El Salvadoran immigrants from a neighboring town, and she's the prime witness. Skylar is keeping quiet about what she's seen, but how long can she keep it up? Jimmy was her savior. When her mother died, he was the only person who made her feel safe, protected from the world. But when she begins to appreciate the enormity of what has happened, especially when Carlos Cortez, the victim's brother, steps up to demand justice, she starts to have second thoughts about protecting him.
Jimmy's accomplice, Sean, is facing his own moral quandary. He's out on bail and has been offered a plea in exchange for testifying against Jimmy. Sean must decide whether or not to turn on his friend in order to save himself. But most importantly, both must figure out why they followed someone like Jimmy—someone who bullied people and advocated violence against others—in the first place.

I've been anticipating the release of Lie - it sounds right up my alley, and I love the cover!

 And Then Things Fall Apart by Arlaina Tibensky
(Amazon / Goodreads)


Keek is not having a good summer. She and her boyfriend have just had their Worst Fight Ever (on the subject of her virginity, nonetheless), she’s been betrayed by a best friend, her parents are splitting up, and her mother is on the other side of the country tending to Keek’s newborn cousin, who may or may not make it home from the hospital. Oh, and Keek’s holed up at her grandmother’s technology-barren house with an abysmal case of the chicken pox. In Keek’s words, “Sofa king annoying.” With her world collapsing around her, Keek’s only solace comes from rereading Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar and typing on an old electric typewriter.
Keek—whose snappy narrative voice is darkly humorous and hysterically blunt—must ultimately decide for herself which relationships to salvage, which to set free, and what it means to fall in love.

Another book I'm really excited for! I've heard great things about And Then Things Fall Apart, and I loved interviewing Arlaina Tibensky for the And Then Things Fall Apart blog tour (you can read the interview here).

LoveSick by Jake Coburn
(Amazon / Goodreads)
Ted's drunk-driving accident has ruined his life. It cost him his basketball scholarship, ended his plans for college, and forced him into AA. But just when Ted has resigned himself to his new life, Michael appears. The wealthy father of a bulimic Manhattan rich girl has a tempting proposition. He has agreed to pay for Ted's college tuition, but there's one catch. Ted has to secretly keep tabs on his benefactor's daughter, Erica. A seemingly simple task, with only one minor problem: Ted never expected to fall in love.

I haven't seen this one around the blogosphere all that much, but it sounds interesting, and the cover is great, in a very creepy way!

From author for review:

That Boy by Jillian Dodd

There's Danny. Danny is a golden boy in every way. He has dreamy blue eyes and blonde hair that always looks perfect, even when it’s windblown or been stuck under a football helmet. He’s the boy every girl crushes on. The boy I get into trouble with, the boy I fight with, the hot quarterback no girl can resist, not even me. Being with Danny is like being on an adventure. He has a bright, contagious smile and abs to die for. He’s pretty much irresistible.

Equally crush worthy is Phillip. Adorable, sweet Phillip, who I have known since birth.  Phillip has dark hair, a perfect smile, brown eyes, and the sexiest voice I have ever heardtrouble, the boy who irritatingly keeps getting hotter, and whose strong arms always seem to find their way around me. And when he gives me that grin, I can never say no.

One boy will give me my very first kiss. One boy will teach me to make out. One boy will take me to prom. And finally, one boy will ask me to marry him. They will both be my best friends. But only one of them will be the boy I fall in love with. Only one of them is That Boy...

I got this one for review because I'll be taking part in the blog tour for That Boy sometime soon (late October, I think), and I'm excited to read it!

What did you get in your mailbox?


  1. You're right, I haven't seen Love Sick around much either.. but does look interesting!

    That Boy sounds cute too :)

    Happy reading!

    Here's my IMM!

  2. WHoa! Awesome contemporary books this week! I haven't checked out much of contemporary books this week, but those looks really good & intense! I hope you enjoy them all ♥ My IMM here :)

  3. I hope that you like Love Sick - it is a good book, it was very different from what I was expecting, I'll be interested to see your review and know your thoughts on it.

    I have And Then Things Fall Apart and need to get to it asap - just like every other book I've been dying to read.

    Enjoy your books!

  4. I haven't heard anything about these but they look/sound really interesting. I hope you enjoy them. :)

    Have a lovely week,
    Carina @ Fictional Distraction

  5. nice! I have not heard of these but I added love sick to my wish list.

    Happy Reading :)

    My IMM- Book Briefs


  6. Love Sick was really good! I found it at Borders (RIP - tears) and it was-- a different type of YA? Really cool. I have a review up (not trying to, you know. Free promo, just saying, if you want to check it out)

  7. FIrst time I see of any of those books! Most of em sound great though.

    Giselle at Xpresso Reads


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