Sunday, March 18, 2012

In My Mailbox #50

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.


Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard
(Amazon | Goodreads)

It's hard finding beauty in the badlands of Washokey, Wyoming, but 14-year-old Grace Carpenter knows it's not her mother's pageant obsessions, or the cowboy dances adored by her small-town classmates. True beauty is wild-girl Mandarin Ramey: 17, shameless and utterly carefree. Grace would give anything to be like Mandarin.
When they're united for a project, they form an unlikely, explosive friendship, packed with nights spent skinny-dipping in the canal, liberating the town's animal-head trophies, and searching for someplace magic. Grace plays along when Mandarin suggests they run away together. Blame it on the crazy-making wildwinds plaguing their badlands town.
Because all too soon, Grace discovers Mandarin's unique beauty hides a girl who's troubled, broken, and even dangerous. And no matter how hard Grace fights to keep the magic, no friendship can withstand betrayal.

I loved Kirsten Hubbard's Wanderlove, so I'm really excited to finally read her debut!

Girl, Stolen by April Henry
(Amazon | Goodreads)

Sixteen year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of a car while her mom fills her prescription at the pharmacy. Before Cheyenne realizes what's happening, their car is being stolen--with her inside! Griffin hadn’t meant to kidnap Cheyenne, all he needed to do was steal a car for the others. But once Griffin's dad finds out that Cheyenne’s father is the president of a powerful corporation, everything changes—now there’s a reason to keep her. What Griffin doesn’t know is that Cheyenne is not only sick with pneumonia, she is blind. How will Cheyenne survive this nightmare, and if she does, at what price?

I've been really into mysteries lately, and this one has been on my wishlist for ages, so I finally got around to buying a copy this week!

Rosebush by Michele Jaffe
(Amazon | Goodreads)

Instead of celebrating Memorial Day weekend on the Jersey Shore, Jane is in the hospital surrounded by teddy bears, trying to piece together what happened last night. One minute she was at a party, wearing fairy wings and cuddling with her boyfriend. The next, she was lying near-dead in a rosebush after a hit-and-run.
Everyone believes it was an accident, despite the phone threats Jane swears were real. But the truth is a thorny thing. As Jane's boyfriend, friends, and admirers come to visit, more memories surface-not just from the party, but from deeper in her past . . . including the night her best friend Bonnie died. With nearly everyone in her life a suspect now, Jane must unravel the mystery before her killer attacks again.

I alread finished this one and loved it - one of the best mysteries I've ever read!

What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. Great set! I'm curious about Rosebush. I loved Girl, Stolen.
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  2. Great haul this week! Rosebush sounds good! Enjoy your new reads!

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  3. I didn't know these ones, but I hope you'll enjoy them all. Happy reading!


  4. Ooooh! Looks like you got some yummy books this week! 

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Great books! I haven't heard of these, so I'm so glad you shared it with everyone! Thanks :)

    ------Giselle @ booknerd.caIn My Mailbox

  6. I want to know what you think about Girl, Stolen. I had my eye on it for some time. 


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