Sunday, April 26, 2009

In My Mailbox (10)

In my mailbox is brought to you by the oh-so-talented Kristi over at The Story Siren. Drop by and see her sometime.

For review:

I got three books in the mail this week, YAY!!

From author Jennifer Banash I got:

The Elite

From the top, you can see everything…except yourself.

When Casey McCloy steps into the elegant Bramford building, she’s overwhelmed. Fresh from the Midwest, she’s moved to New York’s Upper East Side to live with her grandmother and attend the prestigious Meadowlark Academy. Here all that matters is who you know. The girl to know is Madison Macallister: popular, pretty, platinum blond. She’s not just Casey’s new classmate and neighbor; she’s an icon. So Casey aims to get in with Madison and her gorgeous gal-pals from the start. As the reigning queen of coolness, Madison is capable of destroying reputations with one well timed whisper. Better to be on her good side.

But after a city-haute makeover from her new frenemy Madison, Casey is wearing the right clothes, saying the right things, and meeting the right people—including Drew, the boy-about-town who Madison thinks belongs to her and her alone.

I've already read this one, so a review is imminent, probably Monday.\

In Too Deep, the second book in the elite series.

If you don’t belong here— you just don’t belong…

The Bramford building’s newest resident and small-town transplant Casey McCloy is adapting to life in the Big Apple and loving it. She’s got the look, the attitude, and a delish new boyfriend, Drew Van Allen. But she’s starting to have second thoughts as to whether the “New York” Casey is the real Casey. And she’s not so sure she likes herself much anymore. She’s not the only one.

Madison Macallister has always had her Manolo Blahniks firmly planted on the top rung of the social ladder—until that corn-fed cow Casey stole Drew away from her and made her look the fool. So what if Madison wasn’t exactly dating Drew at the time? She wanted him. And everyone knows that Madison gets what she wants, like Drew—and a little revenge.

Thanks Jennifer!!

And from author Anne Osterlund, I got a signed ARC of Academy 7, woohoo!! Actually she sent me two so I will probably be giving one away sometime soon, maybe next month's contest. I'm reading this one now.

Academy 7

With a past too terrible to speak of, and a bleak, lonely future ahead of her, Aerin Renning is shocked to find she has earned a place at the most exclusive school in the universe. Aerin excels at Academy 7 in all but debate, where Dane Madousin—son of one of the most powerful men in the Alliance— consistently outtalks her. Fortunately Aerin consistently outwits him at sparring. They are at the top of their class until Dane jeopardizes everything and Aerin is unintentionally dragged down with him. When the pair is given a joint punishment, an unexpected friendship—and romance—begins to form. But Dane and Aerin both harbor dangerous secrets, and the two are linked in ways neither of them could ever have imagined. . . .

Thanks so much Anne!!

I bought some books too, of course, but I think I'm about to cut myself off for awhile. Now I'm thinking about all of the cool books coming out soon, so I've officially decided not to cut myself off just yet. New Kelley Armstrong, new Charlaine Harris....looks like I chose the wrong time to try to quit buyin' books. Oh well, so here's what I picture, just titles and authors.

At B&N:

Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr
Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender

At Half Price Books, where I should never go, for just this reason:

Suzi Clue: The Prom Queen Curse by Michelle Kehm
The Patron Saint of Butterflies by Cecilia Galante
Geek High by Piper Banks
Geek Abroad by Piper Banks
The Declaration by Gemma Malley

So there you have it. I'm really going to try not to buy so much next week. I have so much reading to do already, but those books just beckon me sometimes.

So, what did you guys get this week? I can't wait to find out.


  1. ahh ive been wanting Academy 7...looks really good!!!! I had on one of my first posts this yr and I hope this book does well! I cant wait to read it!

  2. I just finished Fragile Eternity! Hope you enjoy! The Jennifer Banash books are on my wishlist! :)

  3. You got Academy 7, I'm so jealous. I'm looking forward to the reviews.

  4. I have a philosophy that any book with 'geek' in the title must be awesome! Great haul.

  5. Academy 7 looks really good. I loved "The Declaration". Happy reading :)

  6. Great week! Half price books are awesome. :D

  7. fabulous book week!! so many people bought tons of books this week! fantastic! and you have some really good ones! can't wait to see what you think of them all! happy reading! btw, i love you layout!

  8. Hi, Carrie ;)!!

    Don't worry, my English isn't perfect either :P

    I love Charlaine Harris, yeah!! About Kim Harrison, I don't know yet her writting very well... But this will change soon, I hope ;)!!

    Kisses and happy reading! Awesome books in your mailbox!

  9. oh you're so lucky to have gotten academy 7!!

  10. Oooh,Academy 7! How is it so far? Awesome week! Happy reading!

    -Senfaye :)

  11. I have Fragile Eternity and Bad Girls Don't Die in my mailbox. I have the Elite Series on my TBR list. Happy Reading!!

  12. Wow - nice week! I really want to read the Jennifer Banash ones, and Academy 7 sounds great. Also.. you got The Declaration! Can't wait to see what you reckon' to it.

  13. The Elite series looks really good! Happy reading!

  14. I got The Elite in this week too, I can't wait to start it! Academy 7 looks really good, I'll have to check that out sometime! And Ahhh you got Fragile Eternity and Bad Girls Don't Die, I have to get those asap!

  15. I ADORE half price books!! I also really need to stop going, that's the reason I'm always broke and borrow money from my sister tsk tsk tsk hehe

  16. so many great books! I really need to read The Elite!

  17. Oooh Academy 7 looks so good!

    ....And I should really stop looking @ people's IMM post..I already have too much to read, I don't need new additions to my massive TBR pile!

  18. Those books sound quite interesting. Enjoy.

  19. great books! Academy 7 looks interesting!