Sunday, April 15, 2012

In My Mailbox #53

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.


I was planning on doing another vlog this week (the last one was lots of fun, even if editing took ages), but I only got one physical book. I go three ebooks, though, so I thought I'd just show you those three and keep the physical book for an IMM vlog next week.


NetGalley:


Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson
(Amazon | Goodreads)
Four girls. One magical, and possibly dangerous Italian summer. Family mysteries, ancient castles, long hot nights of dancing under the stars . . . and, of course, plenty of gorgeous Italian boys!
I wasn't looking forward to this one much (because of the cover and title, mainly), but from what Katie from Katie's Book Blog said in one of her TotallyBooksessed vlogs, I figured this book will be more about the "family mysteries," which sounds more interesting to me than the romance aspect, so I hope she's right!





The Opposite of Hallelujah by Anna Jarzab
(Amazon | Goodreads)
Caro Mitchell considers herself an only child—and she likes it that way. After all, her much older sister, Hannah, left home eight years ago, and Caro barely remembers her. So when Caro’s parents drop the bombshell news that Hannah is returning to live with them, Caro feels as if an interloper is crashing her family. To her, Hannah’s a total stranger, someone who haunts their home with her meek and withdrawn presence, and who refuses to talk about her life and why she went away. Caro can’t understand why her parents cut her sister so much slack, and why they’re not pushing for answers.
Unable to understand Hannah, Caro resorts to telling lies about her mysterious reappearance. But when those lies alienate Caro’s new boyfriend and put her on the outs with her friends and her parents, she seeks solace from an unexpected source. And when she unearths a clue about Hannah’s past—one that could save Hannah from the dark secret that possesses her—Caro begins to see her sister in a whole new light.
I really liked Anna Jarzab's All Unquiet Things, and this one looks creepy in the best way, so I'm very excited to read it!


GalleyGrab:

Never Enough by Denise Jaden
(Amazon | Goodreads)

Loann’s always wanted to be popular and pretty like her sister, Claire. So when Claire’s ex-boyfriend starts flirting with her, Loann is willing to do whatever it takes to feel special…even if that means betraying her sister.
But as Loann slips inside Claire’s world, she discovers that everything is not as it seems. Claire’s quest for perfection is all-consuming, and comes at a dangerous price. As Claire increasingly withdraws from friends and family, Loann struggles to understand her and make amends. Can she heal their relationship—and her sister—before it’s too late?
I've been looking forward to this one for ages - it just sounds perfect for me!


What did you get in your mailbox this week?

9 comments:

  1. lalaine ficbookreviewsApril 15, 2012 at 11:57 AM

     Oh my Ive been eying the Opposite of Hallelujah! I hope you enjoy all of these books! x

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  2. The Opposite of Hallelujah sounds mysterious. Happy reading :)

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  3. flirting in italian looks like a super fun read. great books this week! enjoy and happy reading :)

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    -michelle

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  4. I'm so excited to read The Opposite of Hallelujah ! I loved Anna's first book. Enjoy all your new reads. :)

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  5. Doesn't Flirting in Italian look so cute?  I got it a few weeks ago too and I can't wait to read it! Enjoy your books!

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  6. The Opposite of Hallelujah sounds really good!!  I hope you enjoy them

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  7. Awesome selection of books this week!


     


    Thanks for sharing,


    Dani


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

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  9. Never enough sounds great and I never heard of The opposite of Halleluja, but it's on my goodreads list now! Thanks :)

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