Sunday, December 12, 2010

In My Mailbox (7)

Another Sunday, another In My Mailbox! In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren, check out her website to learn more about In My Mailbox (and all of her awesome reviews). I got some in the mail this week and I picked one up while I was Christmas shopping - I can't leave a good deal on the shelf!

Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler. From Amazon: Seventeen-year-old Lisabeth is fighting a series of demons the only way she knows how: by refusing to eat. Her cold, acerbic mother; distant father; and friends who disapprove of her and each other all trigger her inner Thin Voice, which derides food, confirms her fatness, and shames her into the control necessary to reject food. As she sinks deeper into anorexia, she summons Death, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, who in turn assigns her a black steed and a scale and transforms her into Famine, another of the Four Horsemen. Kessler has written an unusual allegory about eating disorders, one that works on several levels. As Lisabeth gallops across the world, she witnesses examples of both gluttony and starvation. Using her newfound power, she combats famine, visits horror upon the privileged, and strives to bring balance to the world, all while ignoring the need for balance in her own life. Kessler offers a refreshingly new approach to the YA eating-disorder genre that reinforces the difficulty of conquering these diseases.

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I Heart New York by Lindsey Kelk. From Bookdepository: A major new voice in young women's fiction: an infectious and brilliantly funny debut. It's official. Angela Clarke is in love -- with the most fabulous city in the world. Fleeing her cheating boyfriend and clutching little more than a crumpled bridesmaid dress, a pair of Louboutins and her passport, Angela jumps on a plane, destination - NYC. Holed up in a cute hotel room, Angela gets a New York makeover from her NBFJenny and a whirlwind tour of the city that never sleeps. Before she knows it, Angela is dating two sexy guys. And, best of all, she gets to write about it in her new blog (Carrie Bradshaw eat your heart out). But it's one thing telling readers about your romantic dilemmas, it's another figuring them out for yourself ! Angela has fallen head over heels for the big apple, but does she heart New York more than home?

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Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. From Bookdepository: For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf - her wolf - is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: in winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human, until the cold makes him shift back again. Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human - or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

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Thirst no. 1 by Christopher Pike. From Amazon: Alisa has been in control of her urges for the five thousand years she has been a vampire. She feeds but does not kill, and she lives her life on the fringe to maintain her secret. But when her creator returns to hunt her, she must break her own rules in order to survive.

Her quest leads her to Ray. He is the only person who can help her; he also has every reason to fear her. Alisa must get closer to him to ensure her immortality. But as she begins to fall in love with Ray, suddenly there is more at stake than her own life....


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I've actually already started I Heart New York (well actually I'm about to finish the book) and I really like it! I was really looking forward to reading another chicklit in between all the fantasy/YA books I've been reading and it really doesn't disappoint! I hope to have a review up next week.

So that's it for my In My Mailbox this week, what did you get in yours?

17 comments:

  1. OOOOh, Hunger! I've been wanting that one for a while, I need to remember to get it. I hope you enjoy it and Shiver is one of my favorite books. Love it! Happy reading! =)

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  2. Great books! I think Hunger looks great and I know Shiver is. My mailboxes are here and here. Happy reading!

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  3. Cynthia thanks, that makes me want to read it even more! I think I may be reading that after I finish my current read, but I'm still debating on Hunger, too..

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  4. Thanks Kathy! You guys make me want to read Shiver right away haha! I'll check out your IMM in a bit :)

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  5. I Heart New York looks pretty cute! :) I'll def. have to add that to be TBR list. Have an awesome week!

    Here's what's in my mailbox!

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  6. Shiver and Hunger have such attractive covers. Unfortunately I didn't like either book very much, but I think I'm in the minority. I hope you enjoy all your books!

    My IMM

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  7. Happy reading!

    If you want to know what I got in my mailbox this week, check out my blog here-

    http://themodpodgebookshelf.blogspot.com/
    Merry Christmas!
    Gabrielle Carolina

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  8. You've got some great books! Happy reading :)
    Check out what's In My Mailbox

    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

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  9. I LOVE SHIVER! It's one of my favourites!

    As for HUNGER, I've been meaning to read that series for a while now! It sounds brilliant!

    Have a look what I got this week! Happy reading!

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  10. I hope that you enjoy your books. Happy Reading. Check out what I gotIn My Mailbox.

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  11. I hope you enjoy those books! The two that totally caught my attention were Shiver and Thirst since I want to read those so much.

    Happy Reading,
    Zakiya - My IMM is here

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  12. I enjoyed Hunger for the most part and Shiver is very good. Enjoy your books!

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  13. Small Review aw that's too bad! It's good to hear though that not everyone loves it! Happy reading :) I'll check out your IMM in a sec!

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  14. That sounds great Brittany! I love the cover too, so pretty to look at! Can't wait to read it :) I'll check out your IMM, too! Happy reading :)

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  15. Zakiya what's holding you back to read them? :) Happy reading!

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  16. Thanks Page, I'm sure I will! Happy reading

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  17. Wow...Hunger and Shiver. Great reads! Doing a late IMM response this week. I'm just coming back from vacation - funny that I'm on the internet less when I have all this extra time.
    You asked which book I liked the best of all the books I read last week - probably Once A Witch.

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