Sunday, May 29, 2011

In My Mailbox #16

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...
Stolen by Lucy Christopher

Goodreads description:

Sixteen year old Gemma is kidnapped from Bangkok airport and taken to the Australian Outback. This wild and desolate landscape becomes almost a character in the book, so vividly is it described. Ty, her captor, is no stereotype. He is young, fit and completely gorgeous. This new life in the wilderness has been years in the planning. He loves only her, wants only her. Under the hot glare of the Australian sun, cut off from the world outside, can the force of his love make Gemma love him back? The story takes the form of a letter, written by Gemma to Ty, reflecting on those strange and disturbing months in the outback. Months when the lines between love and obsession, and love and dependency, blur until they don't exist - almost.

This one reminds me of Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott, which is a disturbingly good, emotionally wrenching read. Let's hope this one is just as great!

Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt
(Amazon / Goodreads)

Goodreads description:

There are two sides to every breakup.
This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Sure, they were an unlikely high school couple. But they clicked; it worked. They're even going to the same college, and driving cross-country together for orientation.
Then Jordan dumps Courtney -- for a girl he met on the Internet. It's too late to change plans, so the road trip is on. Courtney's heartbroken, but figures she can tough it out for a few days.
La la la -- this is Courtney pretending not to care.
But in a strange twist, Jordan cares. A lot. Turns out, he's got a secret or two that he's not telling Courtney. And it has everything to do with why they broke up, why they can't get back together, and how, in spite of it all, this couple is destined for each other.

I hate to say it, but I have not yet read anything by Lauren Barnholdt! I've heard great things about her books, though, so I'm excited to read this one!

Teenie by Christopher Grant
(Amazon / Goodreads)

Goodreads description:

High school freshman Martine (Teenie for short) is a good student, with a bright future ahead of her. She's desperate to be accepted into a prestigious study abroad program in Spain so that she can see what life is like beyond the streets of Brooklyn. She wouldn't mind escaping from her strict (though lovable) parents for awhile either. But when the captain of the basketball team starts to pay attention to her after she's pined away for him for months and Cherise, her best friend, meets a guy online, Teenie's mind is on anything but her schoolwork. Teenie's longtime crush isn't what he seemed to be, nor is her best friend's online love. Can Teenie get her act together in time to save her friendship with Cherise, save her grade point average so that she can study in Spain, and save herself from a potentially dangerous relationship?

I will be reviewing this one for the Teenie Blog Tour, organized by The Teen Book Scene, and it sounds great!

What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. I have wanted to read Teenie. I saw it in B&N a few weeks ago. It seems really interesting. B&N in my area doesn't keep a lot of African American teen novels on their shelves so when I see a good one, I want it. Can't wait to see your review.

  2. I haven't read anything by Lauren Barnholdt either! But I've heard nothing but good things about Two Way Street so I really want to read it! Happy reading! ;)

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  3. Great collection, I love the cover for Two Way Street. I've heard great stuff about Stolen. Teenie sounds really interesting, I hadn't heard of it before. Have a great week! :)

  4. I have heard amazing things about Stolen.

    Happy Reading!
    In My Mailbox

  5. I got Stolen this week, too! I was going to grab Two Way Street as well...but I didn't - I'm glad one of us did!
    Happy reading!

  6. I loved Stolen! I read it last year and it's beautifully haunting.

    I've been wanting to read Two Way Street, I've read other stuff by here, just have never remembered to pick it up when shopping.


  7. These are great imm! I've been wanting to read Stolen and Two Way Street. Enjoy!

  8. You're going to like Stolen. In a weird way. It kind of controversial. But definitely an amazing read.

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  9. Nice haul!
    I didn't really like Stolen too much. I couldn't get into the 2d person POV. But I hope you like it :)
    Happy reading

    Check out what's in my mailbox! :)


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