Sunday, April 24, 2011

In My Mailbox #12

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...

Lipstick Apology by Jennifer Jabaley
(Amazon / Goodreads)

Goodreads description:

When Emily Carson's parents die in a plane crash, she's left with nothing but her mother's last words scrawled in lipstick on a tray table: "Emily, please forgive me."
Now it's fall and Emily moves to New York City where she attracts the attention of two very different boys: the cute, popular Owen, and her quirky chemistry partner, Anthony. With the help of some surprising new friends, Emily must choose between the boy who helps her forget and the one who encourages her to remember, and ultimately heal.

The title caught my eye, and I love the idea for this one. It sounds right up my alley with a mixture of grief and romance.

Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

Goodreads description:

Aspen Springs Psychiatric Hospital is a place for people who have played the ultimate endgame. The suicide attempt survivors portrayed in this novel tell starkly different stories, but these three embattled teens share a desperate need for a second chance. Ellen Hopkins, the author of Glass and Crank, presents another jarring, ultimately uplifting story about young people crawling back from a precipice.

I loved Crank, Glass and Burned by this author, and I've heard lots of people say Impulse is their favorite Ellen Hopkins novel, so I'm excited to read this one!

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
(Amazon / Goodreads)

Goodreads description:

Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer--they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.

I've heard great things about this one, and it sounds like the perfect summer read!

Broken Soup by Jenny Valentine
(Amazon / Goodreads)

Goodreads description:

An intriguing, compelling and moving new novel from the award-winning author of Finding Violet Park. When the good-looking boy with the American accent presses the dropped negative into Rowan's hand, she's sure it's all a big mistake. But next moment he's gone, lost in the crowd of bustling shoppers. And she can't afford to lose her place in the checkout queue -- after all, if she doesn't take the groceries home, nobody else will. Rowan has more responsibilities than most girls her age. These days, she pretty much looks after her little sister single-handedly -- which doesn't leave much time for friends or fun. So when she finds out that Bee from school saw the whole thing, it piques her curiosity. Who was the boy? Why was he so insistent that the negative belonged to Rowan?

I've picked this one up at the bookstore loads of times, but I never bought because (yes, I'm superficial) I don't like the cover at all. I love the idea, though, so I finally got around to buying it this week.

What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. Ooo I love the sound of Lipstick Apology. Adding it to my TBR list right now!

  2. I just finished, The Summer I Turned Pretty! It was awesome!:D
    I hope you enjoy all of ythe books you got this week(:

  3. Love TSITP! It is such an amazing book...I hope you enjoy them all :D

  4. Fab set! I've heard great things about Jenny Han's books.
    My IMM


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