Sunday, January 1, 2012

In My Mailbox

WOOOOOOOO It's 2012! Happy New Year!  

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.

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

I'm telling you why we broke up, Ed. I'm writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened.

Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. She's stuck at JFK, late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's in seat 18C. Hadley's in 18A.

Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.

Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan

Nastasya has spent the last century living as a spoiled, drugged-out party girl. She feels nothing and cares for no one. But when she witnesses her best friend, a Dark Immortal, torture a human, she realizes something's got to change. She seeks refuge at a rehab for wayward immortals, where she meets the gorgeous, undeniably sexy Reyn, who seems inexplicably linked to her past.

Nastasya finally begins to deal with life, and even feels safe--until the night she learns that someone wants her dead

Darkness Falls (Immortal Beloved #2) by Cate Tiernan

Nastasya has lived for hundreds of years, but for some reason, life never seems to get any better. She left her spoiled, rich girl life to find peace at River's Edge, a safe haven for wayward immortals. There, she learned to embrace River's Edge, despite som drama involving the sexy Reyn, who she wants but won't allow herself to have. But just as she's getting comfortable, her family's ties to dark magick force her to leave.

She falls back into her old, hard partying ways, but will her decision lead her into the hands of a dark immortal? Or will it be her first step to embracing the darkness within her?

Thanks Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, and it's imprint, Poppy.

5 comments:

Sana said...

Ah, I so so much want to read The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. Enjoy and a very Happy New Year =D

Here's my IMM.

Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

Uomo di Speranza said...

You couldn't expect a book any more eccentric from good old Lemony Snicket. Enjoy!

PS: Please visit the book complaining In My Neglected Mailbox this week. Thanks!

Mary @SweepingMe said...

I would love to read Immortal Beloved. Great IMM. Happy Reading!

Happy New Year!

Mary
http://sweepingme.com/2012/01/in-my-mailbox-15/

Nicola (pocketfullofbooks) said...

These look great! Hope you enjoy them!

Happy new year!

In My Mailbox #3

Giselle said...

Eeek Statistical Probability is wonderful!! I hope you love it! Awesome haul!

Giselle
Xpresso Reads