Sunday 7 March 2010

In My Mailbox 53

This meme was started by the fabulous Kristi who was inspired by Alea. Check out their blogs for more information. All summaries are from the book jackets.

For review:

The Summer That Changed Everything - Anna Brashares

Polly, Jo and Ama were best friends.

For no real reason their friendship faded, and now the girls face their long summer holiday without each other.

But this will be a summer filled with drama and memories, love and loss, tears and laughter. This will be a summer that changes everything.

Can the girls get through it without each other…?

Thanks to Random House for this. I think this is the UK version of 3 Willows, but I’m not sure.

Twisting the Truth - Judy Waite

Elsa has the perfect excuse for being late: a man tried to kidnap her! She’s got all the details. It’s a really good story. It’s just not true.

But then a girl is kidnapped for real. And now Elsa’s lie might be helping a killer…

I had no idea this was coming. In fact, I don’t even remember giving Barrington Stoke my details!


Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver

‘They say that when you die your whole life flashes before your eyes, but that’s not how it happened for me.’

Sam Kingston is dead.
Except she isn’t.

On a rainy February night, eighteen-year-old Sam is killed in a horrific car crash. But then the impossible happens: she wakes up in her own bed, on the morning of the day she died.

Forced to live over and over the last day of her life - the drive to school, skipping class, the fateful party - she desperately struggles to alter the outcome, but every morning she wakes up on the day of the crash.

This is a story of a girl who dies young, but in the process learns how to live.
And who falls in love…a little too late.

Before I Fall is a brave and complex novel about the territory between life and death. As astonishing as The Lovely Bones and as luminous as Jenny Downham’s Before I Die, it will make you want to live every day as if it were your last.

I am beyond excited to read this one. I haven’t heard a bad thing about it.



  1. Before I Fall is truly wonderful. I hope you love it as much as I do. (And everyone else who's read it!)

    Loving the look of the Ann Brashares one too. I love friendship stories.

  2. Great books this week, I agree with Lauren about Before I Fall, it may just be the best Young Adult book i've ever read.

  3. Before I Fall is absolutely amazing! I can't wait to read your review! The Ann Brashers book looks cute too! Happy reading!

  4. That is indeed the UK edition of 3 Willows, with a much better cover! :)

    Hope you enjoy them all, especially Before I Fall. In fact, I know you're going to love it!

  5. Great books, Sophie! I also received The Summer that Changed Everything and Twisting the Truth. I so want to read Before I Fall, I've heard such great things about it! Happy reading and I look forward to your reviews!

  6. I too hear nothing but amazing things about Before I Fall. I really need to move it to the top of the pile. Enjoy!

  7. The Summer That Changed Everything looks so good! Enjoy the books!

  8. These look good! I keep reading glowing reviews of Before I Fall.

  9. I hope you enjoy Before I Fall, I loved it. The Summer That Changed Everything sounds great, I hope you enjoy it!

  10. Hey, snap! I got the same review books, and I bought Before I Fall! Woo hoo! :) I hope you love reading all of those, and I look forward to comparing notes with you on them!

  11. I received Before I fall this week as well and just finished reading it this morning. It's really fantastic, I hope you love it! :D The Summer That Changed Everything sounds really good.


  12. I loved Before I fall - really looking forward to hearing what you think of it. Also going to have to get myself a copy of Ann Brashares' book - love her:) Happy reading!

  13. I really like the cover of the Ann Brashares book. Can't wait to see what you think about it!

  14. Great books! IT sounds like The Summer That Changed Everything is the UK version of 3 Willows!

  15. These books look great!
    I so agree; so many books, so little time.

  16. I can't wait to hear you thoughts on "Before I Fall"


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