Sunday, January 23, 2011

In My Mailbox (33)

From the library:
by Lurlene McDaniel

What is the toughest request anyone can be asked to fulfill?

Travis Morrison is a champion diver and one of the most popular kids at school. On the first day of summer vacation, while boating on the lake with his friends, Travis attempts a silly stunt dive that goes wrong. He fears he has broken his leg. Instead, his trip to the hospital reveals he has a rare form of cancer, and to save him, the doctors tell his parents they must amputate. In an instant, Travis’s life and the lives of everyone around him are forever changed.

Travis is determined that he and only he should decide the course of his life. He has a plan, but he can’t carry it out alone. Will he convince one of his friends to fulfill his most important request?

Lurlene McDaniel tackles a controversial subject, probing the issues of personal choice and quality of life.

The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening
by L. J. Smith

A deadly love triangle

Elena: beautiful and popular, the girl who can have any guy she wants.

Stefan: brooding and mysterious, desperately trying to resist his desire for Elena... for her own good.

Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betrayed him.

Elena finds herself drawn to both brothers... who will she choose?

From Kobo:
The New World
by Patrick Ness

In this dramatic prequel to the award-winning Chaos Walking trilogy, author Patrick Ness gives us the story of Viola's journey to the New World. Whether you're new to Chaos Walking or an established fan, this prequel serves as a fascinating introduction to the series that Publishers Weekly called "one of the most important works of young adult science fiction in recent years."

by Rachel Vincent

Tod Hudson was a typical teenager. He liked girls, sports, food and tolerated his younger brother, Nash. In fact, he had his whole life in front of him -- and due to his bean sidhe heritage, it was going to be a very long life indeed. And then the car accident occurred.

Suddenly Tod's future wasn't so sure, and he had to make a choice. Life... Death... or something Between....

Four books this week! Well, two novels and two novellas. And I didn't have to spend a dime...

What was in your "mailbox" this week?

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi of The Story Siren.


  1. Oooh, great books! I've been reading a lot about Breathless, I think I'll have to invest in it soon! :D

    I have the first book in the Chaos Walking trilogy sitting on my TBR pile. I can't wait to start reading it!

    Have a great week!

  2. More money for you to buy more books, enjoy.

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  3. Great books. Reaper sounds interesting. I only read one review for it and she said it was good. So enjoy! lol. :) Happy Reading.

  4. Oh didn't spend any money! That's good for you :D I should try doing that too.

    And thanks for commenting on my IMM :D

  5. Those books sound really good, I particularly liked the sound of breathless though I fear it might be a hanky-read. :)

    Have a great week!

  6. My husband gave me the vampire diaries series for Christmas but I haven't been able to read them yet (my grandma has them and at 91 she has discovered a love of vampire books!) and I just downloaded Reaper from Kobo. Love a free e-book!

  7. Awesome Haul! Thank you for sharing, I look forward to your reviews!

    New Follower!

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