Saturday, February 6, 2010

In My Mailbox - February 7, 2010

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren

My goodies this week:
What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?

Samantha Kingston has it all—looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12th should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it’s her last. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. In fact, she re-lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she had ever imagined.

When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip to the case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own--scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. Unfortunately, leaving "the life" for a normal life proves harder than she'd expected.

Soon, Kat's friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, appears out of nowhere to bring her back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has good reason: a powerful mobster has been robbed of his priceless art collection and wants to retrieve it. Only a master thief could have pulled this job, and Kat's father isn't just on the suspect list, he is the list. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat's dad needs her help.

For Kat there is only one solution: track down the paintings and steal them back. So what if it's a spectacularly impossible job? She's got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully just enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in history-or at least her family's (very crooked) history.

Christine Johnson’s CLAIRE DE LUNE, in which a teenager learns that she is a werewolf, descended from a long line of female werewolves, and must balance her human and werewolf lives, while tracking down the rogue werewolf preying upon the people of her town.

When having money is all that matters, what happens when you lose it all?
Perfect, picturesque Orchard Hill. It was the last thing Ally Ryan saw in the rear-view mirror as her mother drove them out of town and away from the shame of the scandal her father caused when his hedge fund went south and practically bankrupted all their friends -- friends that liked having trust funds and new cars, and that didn't like constant reminders that they had been swindled. So it was adios, Orchard Hill. Thanks for nothing.
Now, two years later, Ally's mother has landed a job back at the site of their downfall. So instead of Ally's new low-key, happy life, it'll be back into the snake pit with the likes of Shannen Moore and Hammond Ross.
But then there's Jake Graydon. Handsome, wealthy, bored Jake Graydon. He moved to town after Ally left and knows nothing of her scandal, but does know that he likes her. And she likes him. So off into the sunset they can go, right? Too bad Jake's friends have a problem with his new crush since it would make Ally happy. And if anyone deserves to be unhappy, it's Ally Ryan.
Ally was hoping to have left all the drama in the past, but some things just can't be forgotten. Isn't there more to life than money?

What goodies did you get?


  1. Ooh Heist Society and Clare De Lune! You lucky reader! Enjoy!

  2. Great books you got this week. Clare De Lune looks really interesting. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  3. I am so jealous you got Clare De Lune! Happy reading :)

  4. I got Before I Fall too. Can't wait to get started on it.

  5. Claire de Lune and She's so Dead to us!! gah! me want! fantastic books this week! i hope you enjoy them all! happy reading!

  6. I love that cover for Heist Society! It looks super cute! And a Kieran Scott book! Awesome books this week :)

    Have fun reading!

  7. Heist Society and Claire de Lune are definitely on my TBR list, I hope you enjoy them!

    What Book is That?

  8. Great week of books! I'm looking forward to reading Before I Fall, and Heist Society looks really interesting. Enjoy!

  9. Ooh, you got some great books this week! I want to read all of them! Happy reading :)
    Btw, I love the title of your blog!

  10. Awesome books this week! So, so lucky to get Claire de Lune and Before I Fall! Enjoy :)

  11. WOW, I didn't know how popular Clare de Lune was going to be!!

    Jill ~ cool, I can't wait to start too!

    Sara ~ thanks :)

  12. Thank you for participating in The Saturday Network!

    And AMAZING books! I really want to read Claire de Lune, and I'm interested to see how Ally Carter will do outside of the Gallagher Girls series. Happy reading, and I look forward to reading you thoughts! :D

  13. I can't wait for Before I Fall and Claire de Lune! Enjoy them---I'll be watching for your reviews!

  14. I am jealous you got Before I Fall. That book looks really good! Enjoy your loot :)