In My Mailbox (15)

In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren and Alea from Pop Culture Junkie. If you want more details, click here. In My Mailbox explores all the books that I get in a week, whether it's in the mail, borrowed from a friend, borrowed from the library, or bought from a bookstore.


Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (Hardback/ HarperCollins/ March 2010)

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.

Swoon At Your Own Risk by Sydney Salter (Paperback/ Graphia/ April 2010)

It’s the summer before senior year and Polly Martin has sworn off boys. Who needs the hurt and confusion? Five recent breakups have left her with an unnatural knowledge of NASCAR, the ultimate hiker’s outfit, a student council position, the sixth highest score on the Donkey Kong machine at the mall, and a summer job at Wild Waves with ex #2 Sawyer Holmes.

Success seems a sure thing when Polly’s grandmother, the syndicated advice columnist, Miss Swoon, moves in for the summer. Polly almost doesn’t mind sharing a room with her little sister, Grace. Think of all the great advice she’ll get!
Everything is going according to plan except... Miss Swoon turns out to be a man-crazy septuagenarian! And then there’s Xander Cooper. If only he wouldn’t keep showing up at Wild Waves with his adorable cousins every afternoon — and what is he writing in that little notebook?

No advice column in the world can prepare Polly for the lessons she learns when she goes on a group camping trip (with three too many ex-boyfriends). Polly is forced to see people for who they are — a blend of good and bad qualities that can’t be reduced to a list or a snappy answer in a Miss Swoon column.


The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks (Paperback/ Grand Central Publishing/ September 2009)

#1 bestselling author Nicholas Sparks's new novel is at once a compelling family drama and a heartrending tale of young love. Seventeen year old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alientated from her parents, especially her father...until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him. Ronnie's father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church.The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story of love on many levels--first love, love between parents and children -- that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that love can break our hearts...and heal them.

-Lexi (:


Amber Skye said...

I also bout The Last Song. The story looks really wonderful.

I want to read before I Fall so badly! I've heard tons of wonderful things about it.

Lea said...

Awesome books! BIF is incredible!! I've heard Swoon... & TLS are really good as well,

Have fun reading! :)

Melissa said...

I can't wait to read Before I Fall! The Last Song is one of Nicholas Sparks' best works...I'm certain you'll enjoy it :)

The Library Lurker said...

Well, you got three books that I really want to read! I'm jealous! I did pre-order Before I Fall though, so I should be getting that soon.

ck.twilighter (Chasity) said...

I loved The Last Song.... I really really hope that Nicholas writes more YA!!=)


Kathy Martin said...

Nice selection of books! I haven't ever read a book by Nicholas Sparks but Dear John is on my TBR stack. Enjoy your books. Happy reading!

Windowpane Memoirs said...

Great titles!LOVE The Last Song and Before I Fall. Happy Reading ;)


Sara said...

Great great books this week! I really want to read Before I Fall, I heard it was wonderful! I loved loved The Last Song. Happy reading :)
Btw I'm really loving your blog- you have one new follower!

Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

Awesome books! Ahhh Before I Fall! <3

Here's what I got this week:

Have an awesome booktastic Monday! :D
The Bookie Bunch

Booklover Book Reviews said...

I'm not usually into YA but these look great - enjoy!

Here's what I got this week:

Lori said...

Enjoy your books. Here's Mine.

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