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Saturday, May 21, 2011

In My Mailbox!

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

From JuJu at Tales of Whimsy - thank you! 

Scones and Sensibility

Seek tirelessly and you shall not find a contemporary heroine of middle-grade literature as refined and romantic as Miss Polly Madassa. Still swooning over the romantic conclusions of Pride & Prejudice and Anne of Green Gables, twelve-year-old Polly decides her purpose in life: helping along lonely hearts in search of love. Polly's only task this summer is to make deliveries for her parents' bakery, leaving ample time for this young cupid to find hearts to mend--beginning with the kite-store owner, Mr. Nightquist, who will pair perfectly with Miss Wiskerton (the unfairly labeled town curmudgeon). Polly's best friend Fran Fisk is in desperate need of a mother ever since hers ran off with a man she met on the Internet; Polly must find a match for Mr. Fisk. And while she's at it, it wouldn't hurt to find Clementine, Polly's teenaged sister, a beau worthy of her (so she can shed that brute, Clint). Polly's plans are in full swing, so she definitely cannot be bothered by the advances of classmate Brad Barker.

But maybe Polly should have turned her attention to Miss Austen's Emma next, because she quickly learns the pitfalls of playing matchmaker. How will Polly patch up her own relationships, while ensuring that destined love can take its course?



"Throughout all my histories, I found no one I loved more than you...no one."

Those were some of Rhode's last words to me. The last time he would pronounce his love. The last time I would see his face.

It was the first time in 592 years I could take a breath. Lay in the sun. Taste.

Rhode sacrificed himself so I, Lenah Beaudonte, could be human again. So I could stop the blood lust.

I never expected to fall in love with someone else that wasn't Rhode.

But Justin was...daring. Exciting. More beautiful than I could dream.

I never expected to be sixteen again...then again, I never expected my past to come back and haunt me...

(I just want to say this is one of my all-time favorite vampire books--I devoured this book and was left reeling for more. I can't wait for the sequel!)


In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees . . . .
Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't easy.

Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place—and out of place at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.

As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make—between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?

Unearthly is a moving tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and following your heart.

( I just started this one and so far I'm really loving it!  I love that Clara knows what she is from the start and I don't have to wait for 1/2 of the book for her to come to terms with her abilities. Seems like a creative blend of  angel mythology and mystery. Looking forward to reading on! )

What's in your mailbox?


Alexa said...

Every week you get a puppy in your mailbox. How do I get on this program? lol jk. Looks like you got some great books, I have Infinite Days but I haven't read it yet. I guess I better get on that since you thought it was amazing.

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Great books this week! Scones and sensibility, though cute, wasn't a favorite, but I really liked Infinite Days too. Happy reading! :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

LOVE S&S (enjoy) and Heavenly. Enjoy! And thank you so much for the shout out.

Maya said...

Such pretties!! These all look wonderful, can't wait to see what you think of them. :)

Christina / Book Addict said...

I loved Unearthly and Infinite Days was very entertaining. I can't wait to hear what you think of Scones and Sensibility. It sounds really cute. Enjoy your books!

Jessica said...

OOh Unearthly was a good read! Hope you like it!

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

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Jessica@a GREAT read

LunaMoth said...

Unearthly was alright, Infinite days looks good =)


The Library Owl said...

I just read Unearthly this week and loved it! I've still got Infinite Days sitting on my shelf from when it was released but I really must pick it up soon since it's got a lot of praise. I hope you enjoy Scones & Sensibility too, the cover is pretty and Jane Austen is one of my favourite authors so I love it when there are twists on her stories :)

Devan said...

Great books! I need to pick up Unearthly. Scones & Sens. sounds really cute. Happy Reading :)

Kristina said...

Unearthly is awesome! I can't wait for the next book!!


Bere said...

The cover for Scones and Sensibility is so pretty. Love the colors and the font. Also, I really want to read Infinite Days. I haven't heard much on it but since I love vampire books it's a must. I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on all of these. Happy reading! =)