Sunday, April 4, 2010

In My Mailbox (April 4)

Happy Easter!

In my mailbox was created by Kristi of
The Story Siren, who was inspired by Pop Culture Junkie. Here are the books I got this week...

Won from Amy Brecount White's Spread the Flower Lo
ve Blog Tour:

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

When Sophie Mercer turned thirteen, she discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-Gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hecate Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward prodigium, a.k.a. witches, fae, and shapeshifters. By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard. Three powerful enemies who look like supermodels; a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock; a creepy, tag-along ghost; and a new roommate, who happens to be the most-hated person and only vampire on campus. Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her friend Jenna is the number one suspect. Meanwhile, Sophie has a more personal shock to grapple with. Not only is her father the head of the prodigium council, he's the most powerful warlock in the world, and Sophie is his heir. As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all prodigium, especially her.

A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker

When the principal announces that every senior must participate in a mandatory year-long Marriage Education program, Fiona Sheehan believes that her life can’t get any worse. Then she marries her “husband”: Jerky jock Todd, whose cheerleader girlfriend, Amanda, has had it in for Fiona since day one of second grade. Even worse? Amanda is paired with Fiona’s long-term crush, Gabe. At least Fiona is doing better than her best friend, Marcie, who is paired up with the very quiet, very mysterious Johnny Mercer. Pranks, fights, misunderstandings, and reconciliations ensue in an almost Shakespearean comedy of errors about mistaken first impressions, convoluted coupling, and hidden crushes.

Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu

Everyone has secrets. Some are just bigger and dirtier than others. For sixteen years, Lucy has kept her mother's hoarding a secret. She's had to -- nobody would understand the stacks of newspapers and mounds of garbage so high they touch the ceiling and the rotting smell that she's always worried would follow her out the house. After years of keeping people at a distance, she finally has a best friend and maybe even a boyfriend if she can play it right. As long as she can make them think she's normal. When Lucy arrives home from a sleepover to find her mother dead under a stack of National Geographics, she starts to dial 911 in a panic, but pauses before she can connect. She barely notices the filth and trash anymore, but she knows the paramedics will. First the fire trucks, and then news cameras that will surely follow. No longer will they be remembered as the nice oncology nurse with the lovely children -- they'll turn into that garbage-hoarding freak family on Collier Avenue. With a normal life finally within reach, Lucy has only minutes to make a critical decision. How far will she go to keep the family secrets safe?

Some fun Forget-Her-Nots Swag:

Thanks again, Amy!

What did you get this week?


Monster of Books said...

Hex Hall is a good book, I'm currently reading it and loving it. Can't wait to hear your opinion. Happy Reading!!

ck.twilighter (Chasity) said...

Grrr, my library doesnt have Hex Hall and I am on a book budget. I really want to read this one so I may have to go over budget and buy it!!=)

Enjoy your reads this week and come by my blog:
Chasity @
Lovin' & Livin' Life in the 808

Bookalicious Ramblings said...

Great books! A Match Made in HS was hilarious, I hope you enjoy it! Happy reading!

Kathy Martin said...

You had a really good week! Hex Hall was a good book. I am looking forward to reading Dirty Little Secrets when my library gets it. Happy reading!

Brittany said...

Great Easter reads *winks* Enjoy, they all sound amazing.

Kelsey said...

Hex Hall looks so good :) I loved A Match Made in High School and Dirty Little Secrets!

Christina T said...

I finally got Hex Hall and A Match Made in High School from my library this week. Dirty Little Secrets looks like such a fantastic book too. I hope you enjoy your reading!

Here is my mailbox.

the story siren said...

oh these books are great! loved them all! hope you enjoy them! and yay for awesome swag! happy reading!

Maria said...

Happy reading :D

Sarah said...

I really loved Hex Hall so I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :o) I'm also very curious about Dirty Little Secrets so I'll be looking forward to your review.

Hope you have a great week!

Tales of Whimsy said...

1. Hope you had a beautiful Easter.
2. Love your bed spread!

Lori said...

I hope that you will enjoy your books.

Jennay and Luke the Pup said...

Great stuff! Looks like everything is on my wish list...hehehehehe

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