Saturday, May 9, 2009

In My Mailbox (12)

As always, In My Mailbox is brought to you by Kristi, AKA The Story Siren. Drop by and see what she got this week. It's always exciting to see her weekly haul.

This week, just one book for review:

How It Ends by Laura Weiss (No Cover)

All Hanna's wanted since sophomore year is Seth. She's gone out with other guys, even gained a rep for being a flirt, all the while hoping cool, guitar-playing Seth will choose her. Then she gets him--but their relationship is hurtful, stormy and critical, not at all what Hanna thinks a perfect love should be.

Bewildered by Seth's treatment of her and in need of understanding, Hanna decides to fulfill her school's community service requirement by spending time with Helen, her terminally ill neighbor, who she's turned to for comfort and wisdom throughout her life. But illness has changed Helen into someone Hanna hardly knows, and her home is not the refuge it once was. Feeling more alone than ever, Hanna gets drawn into and audiobook the older woman is listening to, a fierce, unsettling love story of passion, sacrifice, and devotion. Hanna's fascinated by the idea that such all-encompassing love can truly exist, and without her even realizing it, the story begins to change her.

Until the day when the story becomes all too real...and Hanna's world is spun off its axis by its shattering, irrevocable conclusion.

This one was a complete surprise, it was on my wish list, but I didn't expect to get it. It looks really good. I'm looking forward to reading it.

It comes out in August from Simon & Schuster: MTV Books.

Then from Amazon UK, I ordered:

Fever Crum by Philip Reeve

I had to have this one. It's a prequel to the Hungry City Chronicles, which I adore. I've been waiting forever for this one. YAY!!

Possessing Rayne by Kate Cann
Rayne couldn't wait to get away from everything: her mum, her boyfriend, the estate. But the solitude of Morton's Keep isn't all she thought it would be. It's eerie and more than a little creepy. When she meets St John, Rayne forgets her worries; he's like no one she's ever met. So why is everyone warning her away from him? She knows there's something people aren't telling her. But how can she find out the secrets everyone wants to keep hidden ... and more importantly, know who to trust?

I really like Kate Cann's books and I've been meaning to get this one for awhile. Can't wait to read it.

Then, I bought:

I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone by Stephenie Kuehnert
Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Ninth Grade Slays by Heather Brewer

So, that's it for me this week. I can't wait to see what everyone else picked up.


  1. Carrie, you have a nice little gathering of books this week. I really liked Ramone a whole heap. I am keen to read your thoughts on it.

  2. You're the first one I know that got How It Ends. Can't wait to hear what you think of it.

  3. You got some really great sounding books, I see Possessing Raine everywhere. Enjoy.

  4. I really want to know what Phillip Reeve's books are like :)

  5. Ohhh you had some great books this week. I am listening to Dead and Gone right now. SQUEE!! I wanna Be Your Joey Ramone is very good. Possessing Rayne looks interesting and I had never seen it before. I have to investigate.

  6. I loved Ninth Grade Slays!!!!!!! Vlad Tod rocks!!!! I can't wait until Tenth Grade Bleeds comes out!!! XD

  7. never heard of possessing rayne--I'll have to put it on hold at the library. I got how it ends too! It looks sort of depressing though:-(

  8. Ooh I love Kate Cann! And I got Joey Ramone too - looks good eh? :)

  9. fabulous book week! excellent titles! can't wait to see what you think of them! happy reading!