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Sunday, July 18, 2010

In My Mailbox (1)

Today I decided to try a little meme started over at The Story Siren. Each week, on Sunday, we post what books we have acquired during the week via the library, the bookstore, the mailbox, or any other methods. Feel free to participate. I can't promise that I'll have something every single week... First of all, I'm not that rich. Second of all, I can't always get to the library. So when I have stuff to show, I'll do so. :) So here's this week's! (A week I actually got to go to the library!)

From the Library (to name a few of the books I checked out)

 
 A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn

From the summary: "I was looking for a little adventure the day I ditched my tour group. But finding a comatose town, with a hot-looking chick asleep in it, was so not what I had in mind. I couldn't help kissing her. Sometimes you just have to kiss someone. I didn't know this would happen. Now I'm stuck with a bratty princess and a trunk full of her jewels. . . . The good news: My parents will freak! Think you have dating issues? Try locking lips with a snoozing stunner who turns out to be 316 years old. Can a kiss transcend all—even time?"

This book looks cute and hilarious. I can't wait to read it!
 
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A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
 
Summary from Goodreads: "A Victorian boarding school story, a Gothic mansion mystery, a gossipy romp about a clique of girlfriends, and a dark other-worldly fantasy--jumble them all together and you have this complicated and unusual first novel."
 
Sounds good, right? I've heard of this author, Libba Bray, but I haven't heard anything about this particular book. It looks good to me, but I'm not sure what exactly to expect. I'll definitely have a review up here about this one.
 
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 Waves by Sharon Dogar

Loooong summary from FantasticFiction: "For fourteen year old Hal Ditton, summer has always meant a glorious six weeks of sun, sand and surf at his family's favourite spot in Cornwall. This year, though, the summer is slipping away fast. Trapped in Oxford with his 'half-dead' sister, Charley, lying in a coma, Hal dreams of escaping to the coast. But when his troubled family makes the difficult decision to leave Charley in the ward and head for Cornwall without her, Hal finds it harder than anyone to shake off his big sister's presence. Even as he eases himself into the lazy stay, Hal's mind is crowded with thoughts of Charley, and the events that led to her terrible injury... thoughts that are not entirely his own.

What is the power that lets Hal share the memories of his shattered sister? And will their strange encounter lead him to the dark truth about Charley's 'accident'? Veined with mystery and tinged with supernature, WAVES is a coming-of-age story about first love and first loss. About a family drowning in their woes and the remarkable boy fighting against the tide to save them."

That's a long summary. But I wanted to put one in that did the book justice. So that sounds pretty good. It sounds like a good mystery setup. I'm excited to read this one!

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Those are just a few of the books I took out. Hopefully all of those will at some point have review up on here. Others may, as well. I just thought these three were good ones to put in my IMM post.

Oh! And also! Next Sunday will probably be a good day for IMM because I'm currently on vacation as I sit here in the breeze, typing, and just a few minutes' bike ride from where we're staying is a fabulous little bookstore. I have a feeling that a whooolee lot of my money is going to be spent in that store. But I think we can all agree it'll be well worth it.

2 comments:

thebookfairyhaven

Your books sound awesome. Have to admit that I haven't heard of A Kiss in Time until now, but that definitely sounds like my kind of read. Hope you enjoy your books!

Meg

Thanks! Me too! I expected a serious fantasy, a darker version of Sleeping Beauty. But when I picked it up, I realized that it actually looked pretty hysterical. I hope that when I read it, that proves I'm right.

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