Sunday, July 11, 2010

In My Mailbox #22

Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel
*I got this ARC through LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program and am excited to read this one since there has been a lot of hype.  
Goodreads says "When Lenah Beaudonte, a 500-year-old vampire queen, wakes up a human teenager at an ultra-cliquey prep school, she must choose between embracing the humanity she’s always craved and saving her new friends from her vicious coven. The first in a sizzling new YA series.  Lenah Beaudonte is, in many ways, your average teen: the new girl at Wickham Boarding School, she struggles to fit in enough to survive and stand out enough to catch the eye of the golden-boy lacrosse captain. But Lenah also just happens to be a recovering five-hundred-year-old vampire queen. After centuries of terrorizing Europe, Lenah is able to realize the dream all vampires have -- to be human again. After performing a dangerous ritual to restore her humanity, Lenah entered a century-long hibernation, leaving behind the wicked coven she ruled over and the eternal love who has helped grant her deep-seated wish.  Until, that is, Lenah draws her first natural breath in centuries at Wickham and rediscovers a human life that bears little resemblance to the one she had known. As if suddenly becoming a teenager weren’t stressful enough, each passing hour brings Lenah closer to the moment when her abandoned coven will open the crypt where she should be sleeping and find her gone. As her borrowed days slip by, Lenah resolves to live her newfound life as fully as she can. But, to do so, she must answer ominous questions: Can an ex-vampire survive in an alien time and place? What can Lenah do to protect her new friends from the bloodthirsty menace about to descend upon them? And how is she ever going to pass her biology midterm?"
Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daly
*I bought this one down the shore at an independent bookstore on the boardwalk.  I like the idea that this one was written in 1942, but is still enjoyed/relevant today. 
Goodreads, "Written in 1942, Seventeenth Summer has captured readers' hearts for over 50 years. It's both a timeless romance and a period piece, making it an "utterly enchanting book--one which rings true and sweet and fresh and sound. . . "

What did you guys get in your mailbox?  Have you read any of these books? Let me know what you think.  I look forward to checking out everyone's  mailboxes. Have a great day!  This meme is hosted by The Story Siren.


  1. Two great books! Love the cover of the first one. Hope they are good. Have fun reading them.

  2. I won Infinite Days too but haven't got mine yet. I suppose I'll have to wait until it is forwarded from my winter home to my summer home. My mailboxes are here and here. Happy reading!

  3. Infinite Days looks really interesting! I don't think I've read Seventeenth Summer. It is hard to remember especially since they repackaged it. I hope you enjoy them both!

  4. Wow, 1942? And still relevant. I am really looking forward to your review. Hope it is good.

  5. I got Infinite Days as well. I'll definitely be reading it next. Hopefully, it lives up to the hype.
    Seventeenth Summer sounds really sweet. Enjoy!

  6. Awesome books this week! I heard Infinite Days was great and I love love the cover of Seventeenth Summer. Happy reading! :)

  7. Nice books! The second was written in 1942 but it's still relevant? That's some skill!

    Hope you enjoy them! =)

  8. Infinite Days is on my TBR list, it looks really good.

  9. Your blog is so cute! I love it!

    Great books! Here is my IMM! Plus, I have a new meme that I'm trying to start: When I'm Not Reading. Hope you can check it out. Enjoy your books!

    The Unread Reader

  10. Thanks for stopping by, guys! I hope you have a great week!

  11. Great week! I hadn't heard about the Early Reviewers program and I am signed up now-- thanks! You have some sweet reading in your future! Here is what I got.


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