Monday, 7 December 2009

In My Mailbox (38)

Idea taken from The Story Siren

Such A Pretty Girl by Laura Wiess.

They promised Meredith nine years of safety, but only gave her three. Her father was supposed to be locked up until Meredith turned eighteen. She thought she had time to grow up, get out, and start a new life. But Meredith is only fifteen, and today her father is coming home from prison. Today her time has run out.

How It Ends by Lauran Wiess.

All Hanna's wanted since sophomore year is Seth. She's gone out with other guys, even gained a rep for being a flirt, all the while hoping cool, guitar-playing Seth will choose her. Then she gets him -- but their relationship is hurtful, stormy and critical, not at all what Hanna thinks a perfect love should be. Bewildered by Seth's treatment of her and in need of understanding, Hanna decides to fulfill her school's community service requirement by spending time with Helen, her terminally ill neighbor, who she's turned to for comfort and wisdom throughout her life. But illness has changed Helen into someone Hanna hardly knows, and her home is not the refuge it once was. Feeling more alone than ever, Hanna gets drawn into an audiobook the older woman is listening to, a fierce, unsettling love story of passion, sacrifice, and devotion. Hanna's fascinated by the idea that such all-encompassing love can truly exist, and without her even realizing it, the story begins to change her. Until the day when the story becomes all too real...and Hanna's world is spun off its axis by its shattering, irrevocable conclusion.

Mixed Messages by Jahnna N. Malcolm.

Jade has had it for Zephyr forever. But you can only crush on a guy for so long. And with graduation just around the corner, it's now or never. Jade writes Zephyr a love letter. Only Zephyr never gets the letter. Adam gets the letter. It's a huge disaster and total embarrassment....

Then again, maybe not.

This week I got three books from Simon & Schuster UK. One rather disturbingly haunting, one very thought-provoking and one simply cute and light-hearted. They complete my feats of books don't they? I've been hunting for Laura Wiess books forever so it's awesome to get my hands on these copies. And Mixed Messages? It sounded so cute I just had to request ;)

Thanks Kathryn from S&S UK for these three books<3

So how's your book feast? Any nice 'dishes?


Jessica Kennedy said...

Those Laura Wiess covers look sooo depressing!

pirate penguin said...

Such a pretty girl was sooo good. (yet so haunting at the same time). Mixed messages sounds really cute. :D

Michelle said...

How It Ends is AMAZING. I hope you enjoy it. :)

Happy reading!

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

I hadn't heard of Such A Pretty Girl and How It Ends, but they both sound really good! Can't wait to see your review :)

debbie said...

The last book looks cute.