Sunday, 21 November 2010

In My Mailbox #23 - New Books This Week!

In my Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren in which bloggers share the books they have received each week.

Click on links for Goodreads descriptions.
For ReviewI've been excited for the release of Bright Young Things for quite a while now, so I was very happy when I received it for review. I've read so many good things about this one already! 

The year is 1929. New York is ruled by the Bright Young Things: flappers and socialites seeking thrills and chasing dreams in the anything-goes era of the Roaring Twenties.

Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey escaped their small Midwestern town for New York's glittering metropolis. All Letty wants is to see her name in lights, but she quickly discovers Manhattan is filled with pretty girls who will do anything to be a star...

Cordelia is searching for the father she's never known, a man as infamous for his wild parties as he is for his shadowy schemes. Overnight, she enters a world more thrilling and glamorous than she ever could have imagined—and more dangerous. It's a life anyone would kill for...and someone will.

The only person Cordelia can trust is Astrid Donal, a flapper who seems to have it all: money, looks, and the love of Cordelia's brother, Charlie. But Astrid's perfect veneer hides a score of family secrets.

Across the vast lawns of Long Island, in the illicit speakeasies of Manhattan, and on the blindingly lit stages of Broadway, the three girls' fortunes will rise and fall—together and apart. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Luxe comes an epic new series set in the dizzying last summer of the Jazz Age

Thanks to Puffin for the review copy.

Galley Grab:

Choker by Elizabeth Woods
I've wanted to read this one since I first heard about it months ago.  I love books about friendships gone wrong, and this sounds like a good one.  Just a warning: If you are planning on checking out Goodreads for this one, be careful of reviews. Somebody mentioned that a review on there has given away the ending of this one!

Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann
I have never read Lisa McMann before, but I saw this one on Goodreads and was intrigued by the synopsis.  I don't really know what to expect though, so I'm hoping I like this one!
Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann


Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink.
I've wanted to read this one ever since it first released, so I don't know why I waited so long to buy it. If you're already read this one, I'd love to know what you think!

Sony E-Reader PRS350 Pocket Touch in Pink.
I just couldn't wait to find it in my Christmas stocking! And anyway, I really don't think all those hints I was dropping were actually working. If you're reading I still have a lot more on my Christmas wishlist that you can get me!! ;-) It's about time I got one of these with all these great e-galley's I'm downloading, and this one is cute and pink. I love it!

Gift:  I received this book from my blogger friend Heidi at YA Bibliophile.  Thanks so much, Heidi! This one was high on my wishlist for 2011. Can't wait to read it!

Clarity "Claire" Fern sees things. Things no one else can see. Things like stolen kisses and long-buried secrets. All she has to do is touch an object and the visions come to her. It's a gift.

And a curse.

When a teenage girl is found murdered, Claire's ex-boyfriend wants her to help solve the case — but Claire is still furious at the cheating jerk. Then Claire's brother — who has supernatural gifts of his own — becomes the prime suspect, and Claire can no longer look away. Teaming up with Gabriel, the smoldering son of the new detective, Claire must venture into the depths of fear, revenge, and lust in order to track the killer. But will her sight fail her just when she needs it most?

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  1. I love the cover for Choker and I have heard Bright Young Things is really good. I hope you like all your books!


  2. I absolutely love the color of your e-reader! Also, I can't wait to hear what you think of Prophecy of the Sisters, Choker, and Bright Young Things. Looks like you've had another awesome week of books! :D

    Happy reading! <3

  3. Congrats on the e-reader! You've got some great books this week. I am looking forward to your review of Bright Young Things.
    Happy Reading!

  4. Yay, your new PRS 350 looks so beautiful in pink. Hope you will have lots of fun with it.
    And Clarity sounds great, will add it to my wishlist.

  5. Wow love your mailbox this week! I want to read Bright Young Things, too, seems to be very anticipated. Ahhh you just bought the Sony E-reader...I am thinking about buying one,too... How do you like it? Could need an experience report:)

    Here is my Mailbox

    And don't forget to check out my giveaway, ending on Nov 30th and open internationally, here!

  6. Cryer's cross looks good

    Here's mine

    P/S I've followed you

  7. Oh what an awesome selection of books - I'm dying to hear what you think of Clarity and am so happy to hear you got your E-reader - it's super, super pretty. I've also been pondering on getting myself an E-reader and think I may just take the plunge with my bonus paycheck! Happy reading doll. I'm looking forward to your reviews as always. :)

  8. Excellent book week. Am intrigued by Cryers Cross - Enjoy

  9. Yay for the e-book reader! How exciting! :D And you got some great books as well. I've been dying to read Bright Young Things. Happy reading, Leanna!

  10. You really have had a great mailbox this week. I love the cover on Clarity. Looking forward to reading your reviews.

  11. Awesome books! So jealous of Choker and Clarity!! Yay for you getting an eReader..and in pink :)

    Happy reading! x

  12. Ohh! An e-reader! Congrats! I got a Nook a few months ago and I LOVE it. It's so bad though b/c you can shop for cheap books on least the books don't take up shelf space though. Anyway, I see you got BYT. I hope you enjoy it; I thought it was good, but not as good as the Luxe series, which you need to read! You should download it to your e-reader! ;) Enjoy your books!

  13. Great books! I can't wait for Clarity, it sounds amazing! Enjoy them all! =)

  14. OH! Lucky you, I can't wait to read Clarity! I'll be looking for your review to tide me over till that one comes out:) I'm looking forward to Bright Young Things as well, I have that one on my list. Congrats on your e-reader purchase, love the color:)

  15. Great mailbox! My sister is dying for Bright Young Things, and I can't wait for Choker and Clarity. Thanks for the heads up about the Choker reviews!

    Here's my mailbox

  16. Cool! That's awful about someone giving away the ending on Choker. Why do people do that? Nice e-Reader! I can't wait to read Clarity!! Happy reading. Here's my IMM.

  17. Those all look wonderful! Enjoy your books!

    Happy Reading,
    Zakiya - My IMM this week

  18. Great books! I really want to read Bright Young Things. Nice e-reader! I love the color. How are you liking it so far? Hope you enjoy Prophecy of the Sisters---that series is one of my favorites!

  19. This is an insanely good IMM! I've seen Cryer's Cross in another IMM but didn't even know it existed before that! I'm looking forward to getting Bright Young Things as I really liked the Luxe series. I hope you enjoy using your ereader for your great e-galleys.
    Happy reading :)

  20. Great week! I'm reading Bright Young Things now! I'm hoping maybe to get a galley for Cryer's Cross soon too. And congrats on the e-reader!
    My IMM


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