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Saturday, March 26, 2011

In My Mailbox!

Dog in mailbox

  In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren and inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie.

MOONGLASS by Jessi Kirby (Simon & Schuster May 3 2011)- I am so excited to read this!!

When Anna was little, she and her mother used to search for sea glass, but since they looked at night, they called it moonglass. Now, ten years after her mother's mysterious death, her father is working as head lifeguard on the same beach where her mother grew up and her parents first met and fell in love.

Reluctant to get close to anyone (including her father) and not pleased about having to start at a new school, Anna begins to spend more time alone, running the length of the beach and wondering about who her mother really was. After meeting a lifeguard named Tyler, she slowly lets her guard down and together they start exploring the abandoned houses that dot the beach.

But when learning more about her mother's past leads to a painful discovery, Anna must reconcile her desire for solitude with ultimately accepting the love of her family and friends.

EntwinedENTWINED BY HEATHER DIXON (Greenwillow March 29th 2011)

Azalea is trapped. Just when she should feel that everything is before her . . . beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing . . . it's taken away. All of it.
The Keeper understands. He's trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. And so he extends an invitation.

Every night, Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in his silver forest.

But there is a cost.

The Keeper likes to keep things.

Azalea may not realize how tangled she is in his web until it is too late.

Chime. by Franny BillingsleyCHIME FRANNY BILLINGSLEY

Briony knows she is a witch. She knows that she is guilty of hurting her beloved stepmother. She also knows that, now her stepmother is dead, she must look after her beautiful but complicated twin sister, Rose. Then the energetic, electric, golden-haired Eldric arrives in her home town of Swampsea, and everything that Briony thinks she knows about herself and her life is turned magically, dizzyingly, upside down. 

(I've read a couple of chapters of Chime and not sure about this one- I'm having a hard time following it so far. Can anyone weigh in on it for me?)

Hope you all got some great books to read this week!


Adriana said...

Great IMM!

I personally loved Chime, the writing did take some getting used to though.
Moonglass and Entwined both sound great. Enjoy. :D

Mad Scientist said...

Sorry, I haven't had the pleasure to look through Chime yet.

Nice list of books.

Mad Scientist

Tasha said...

Fab books this week. Hope you enjoy them all! I'm planning on starting Chime next week. You can see what I got in my mailbox here.

Sarah Lydia said...

I can't wait to read Moonglass and Entwined! I hope you like them :)

Jessica said...

Another Moonglass! Have to look into this one!

Chime, I've only had my eye on that one. Haven't read too many reviews, but the 1 or 2 that I read kind made it seem like a so-so read.

My IMM goes up tomorrow! Be sure to stop by!

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Jessica@a GREAT read

Chel said...

Great books! I'm excited to read Entwined and Chime too.

Jacinda (The Reading Housewives) said...

I can't wait to read Moonglass and Entwined! Great books! I also got Chime this week, but I haven't started reading it yet.

YA Book Queen said...

Great books! I've heard Moonglass is incredible,

Hope you enjoy them all!

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

Reading CHIME right now. I had a hard time getting into it because of the archaic writing style, but from 100 pages onwards, it's been really interesting, and now I find the writing style an asset rather than liability. It's worth a chance, but it is hard to get into at first.

Really want to read MOONGLASS and ENTWINED too. They look and sound like my kinds of books. Happy reading!

Alexa said...

Phew glad I didn't pick up a copy of Chime if you are already not liking it. I have read Entwined and I thought it was good. I'm interested to see if the author does a series or at least a sequel out of it.

Mundie Moms said...

Great IMM!!

As far as CHIME, I've read it and reviewed for Mundie Moms and I know exactly what you're talking about. It was hard for me to follow along at first as well, but once I got about a 1/3 of the way through, I kind of feel into a groove with the book. I should say everything clicked together for me. I understand what was happening and finally got the way in which they talked, but was the hardest part for me to understand.

I hope this makes sense and I didn't make it worse for you. I haven't read anything like this book before.

Christina / Book Addict said...

I am dying to read Moonglass. I will keep my eye out for your review. I read Entwined and Chime a few weeks ago. I liked that Chime was so unique, but Entwined fell short for me. I hope you enjoy it though!

BooksforCompany said...

Moonglass looks like such a great read, l haven't seen any reviews on it yet so look forward to yours.

LunaMoth said...

such good books! i so want to read chime.

here is mine =)

Sally said...

Great books this week. Chime looks awesome and I am really looking forward to reading Moonglass.
Happy reading.

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Hey thanks for the insight into Chime everyone--I'm glad it wasn't just me. I was wondering if I had developed some sort of deficiency or something. I'll keep chugging away!

Best, Kim

Christie - The Fiction Enthusiast said...

I adored Entwined! Enjoy your new books :)

Shannon the BookStalker said...

I've heard mixed things about Entwinded so I look forward to seeing what you think of it. Chime & Moonglass sound great too! Hope you enjoy the books and have a great week!