Sunday, December 11, 2011

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a post where I tell you the books that I received this week either by buying them from the bookstore, going to the library or from my mailbox. In My Mailbox was inspired by Alea and turned into a meme by Kristi.

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

It's always been just Kate and her mom—and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall.


Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld—and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.

Kate is sure he's crazy—until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess.

Notes to Self by Avery Sawyer 

Two climbed up. Two fell down.

One woke up.

In the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury, Robin Saunders has to relearn who she is and find out what happened the night everything changed.


 

Pieces of Us by Margie Gelbwasser

 Two families. Four teens.
A summer full of secrets.

Every summer, hidden away in a lakeside community in upstate New York, four teens leave behind their old identities...and escape from their everyday lives.

Yet back in Philadelphia during the school year, Alex cannot suppress his anger at his father (who killed himself), his mother (whom he blames for it), and the girls who give it up too easily. His younger brother, Kyle, is angry too-at his abusive brother, and at their mother who doesn't seem to care. Meanwhile, in suburban New Jersey, Katie plays the role of Miss Perfect while trying to forget the nightmare that changed her life. But Julie, her younger sister, sees Katie only as everything she's not. And their mother will never let Julie forget it.

Up at the lake, they can be anything, anyone. Free. But then Katie's secret gets out, forcing each of them to face reality-before it tears them to pieces.

4 comments:

-k said...

I just added Notes to Self to my Goodreads To Read shelf! It looks so amazing.

The Goddess Test was a novel that I really enjoyed and I can't wait to read Pieces of Us - I got it from NetGalley last week!

Enjoy all your books and happy reading!

Lu said...

Great Mailbox this week!

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Giselle said...

Lots of people got the Goddess Test this week! I have to pick it up soon too It sounds really good!

Giselle
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Megan Swicegood said...

I'm seeing a lot of Goddess Test this week - did it come out in paperback this week? I enjoyed it, but mythology really isn't my thing so it wasn't my favorite. I hope you love it.
Megan @ Read It, See It