Sunday 13 May 2012

In My Mailbox 115

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 unless otherwise stated. 

For review:

Emma Hearts LA – Keris Stainton (ARC)

Emma’s just arrived in Los Angeles, a million miles away from all her friends, and any cance of a boyfriend. Unless you count geeky Oscar – which she doesn’t. Not at first, anyway. Teen heartthrob Alex might ave potential too. If she can get him away from te prying eyes of the paparazzi, that is.

Two boys, unlimited sunshine and a new life amongst the stars. Maybe LA’s not that bad, after all.

Yay, so excited! Thanks, Orchard!

Saving June – Hannah Harrington

If she’d waited less than two weeks, she’d have been June who dies in June. But I guess my sister didn’t consider that.

When sixteen-yer-old Harper’s sister June, the perfect, popular, pretty one to Harper’s also – ran*, commits suicide just before her high-school graduation, nothing in Harper’s world makes sense anymore. 

With er family falling apart, Harper has a plan – steal June’s ashes and take her sister to the one place she always wanted to go: California. 

Embarking on a wild road trip of impromptu gigs and stolen kisses with mysterious musician Jake, the one person who could hold answers about June, Harper’s determined to find peace for her sister.

But will she also find peace for herself along the way?

Love the sound of this – thanks Mira/Midas!

* I copied this bit from the book cover, but it makes no sense to me. Can anyone enlighten me?

Unwholly – Neal Shusterman (ARC)

Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa, and teir hig-profile revolt at Happy jack arvest Camp, people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Ridding society of troublesome teens and, in the same stroke, providing muc-needed tissues for transplant might be convenient, but its morality has finally bee brought into question. But unwinding has become big business, and there are powerfuk political and corporate interests that want to see it not only contiue, but expand. 

Connor has is hands full running the Graveyard, a safe haven for AWOLs, kids like him who escaped unwinding. Low on supplies and always afraid of discovery, it’s all he can do to keep the place afloat. Risa, paralyzed from te waist down after te attack on Happy Jack Harvest Camp, is struggling to stay positive ad help Connor, but she is afriad that she may be more of a burden to him than a help. And Lev finds himself involved in an underground movement to rescue tithes, were he is practically worshipped as a god. 

One of them will be betrayed. One of them will go on the run. And one of them will cross paths with Cam, a teen who doesnt exist, and make a startling discovery about the truth behind unwinding.

I adored the first book when it came out years ago so I was extremely excited to win a US ARC from S&S! Thank you!

Shine – Jeri Smith-Ready

Life can change in an instant, and no one understands this better tha Aura. It’s been almost a year since her boyfriend, Loga, tragically died and Aura is finally letting go of his violet-hued ghost, but not her search to uncover the truth about the Shift – and her past.

As the first I a generation who can see ghosts, Aura is convinced that she has a connection to the Shift, and with the gorgeous Zachary by her side, she is on the brink of discovering its mysterious secrets. But when Zachary’s life is threatened in an attempt to expose Aura’s secrets, she realizes she must stop at noting to protect herself and the one she loves...eve if that meas betraying her own heart.

I really adore this trilogy and I can’t wait to see how it all ends. Thanks, S&S!

I also received a gorgeous finished copy of Changeling by Philippa Gregory from S&S. 


The DUFF – Kody Keplinger

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper knows she’s not the hottest girl at school, but when school jock and resident moron Wesley casually refers to er as a Duff – Designated Ugly Fat Friend – the gloves are off!

If there’s a thin line between love and hate then Bianca has crossed it. She was just never thought she was capable of breaking anyone’s heart...

I’ve heard such varied things about this so I decided to go ahead and grab myself a copy!

One Perfect Summer – Paige Toon

Ever wondered what happened to your first love?

Alice is 18 and about to start university while Joe’s life is going nowhere. A Dorest summer, a chance meeting, and the two of them fall into step as if they have known each other forever. 

But their idyll is shattered unexpectedly, Alice heads off to Cambridge and slowly picks up the pieces of her broken heart. When she catches the attention of Lukas – gorgeous, gifted, rich boy Lukas – she is carried along by his char, swept up by his ambitious plans for a future together.

Years later, at just the wrong time, Joe is back, but out of reach in a way that Alice could ever have imagined. Life has moved on, te divide betwee them is now so grear.

Surely it is far too loate to recapture that perfect summer of long ago?

I love Paige Toon. She’s the only adult author that I read, really. 



  1. Great hoard! I can't wait to hear what you think about The DUFF :)

    x Ellie of

  2. Really want Emma Hearts LA! xXx

  3. "also ran" - like in races. There's the winner, the runners-up, and then there's the "also-rans".

    'Shine' is super - really nifty wrap-up for the trilogy.

  4. Haha, the Saving June book cover didn't make sense to me either. I think it must be an Americanism that we're unfamiliar with. There are quite a few in the book - that and the syntax etc probably add to the 'raw' quality of the story.

    Enjoy your books :)

  5. Great books! I can't wait for Unwholly, and Shine seems awesome. :) I hope you enjoy your haul!!

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    Happy reading!


  6. I am dying to read Saving June by Hannah Harrington. I read an ARC of her new book, Speechless, and I loved it! Great IMM.

  7. Duff looks cool, great selection of books. Hope you enjoy them.

    If you get a chance pop over to my IMM -

    Happy reading

  8. Great mailbox I hep you enjoy them all, want to see my mailbox then follow the link..

  9. Wow, that are some great books you got there :) Hope you'll enjoy them!

    Happy Reading!
    Filia @ Anima Libri - Booksoul

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  10. Awesome mailbox! E requested a copy of Emma for review because I love Keris Stainton's books! Saving June is awesome too, so i hope you enjoy that!

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  11. I just saw Saving June on Netgalley last night and requested it. It looks pretty good!

    No IMM this week, but maybe you could check out my blog anyways?

    Enjoy your reading!

  12. Saving June was a powerful read, I hope you enjoy it, too. I don't know about that blurb from the back cover, I think it must be a typo.

    If you have a second, check out my IMM!

  13. Shine!! So curious about how it all ends...

    Fabulous books! Hope you enjoy them all :)

  14. Some great looking books this week! I want Shine, I wanna know how the series ends!
    I have a copy of Saving June as well, it sounds great, I have got to read it soon!
    Enjoy your books

  15. I was a little disappointed with One Perfect Summer but Paige's apparently writing a sequel so I hope that it makes up. Great haul btw!

    Here's my IMM!

  16. Great books! I hope you enjoy them!

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  17. i got saving june as well looking forward to reading it here is my IMM

  18. Yay for The Duff, it's awesome!

  19. Saving June and The Duff are seriously two of my fave books! One is all about the grief and the sexy romance and the awesomeness of roadtripping and I just loved the characters. The Duff is pure sexy, with real emotions and fabulously genuine characters that perfectly flawed. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.

  20. Great books! Do me a favour and read The Duff and Emma straight away, I wanna know what you think of The Duff as I LOVED it! (Emma you just need to read straight ay, I know you're gunna love it!)


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