Sunday, June 19, 2011

In My Mailbox #59

Love Story by Jennifer Echols
*I got this e-galley through S&S GalleyGrab. I'm pretty excited to read this one during my summer vacation.
Goodreads says, "Erin Blackwell is headed to college in New York City to study creative writing and earn a living as a romance novelist. Her grandmother has other plans: she approves of the college, but she wants Erin to major in business and then come back home to Kentucky to run the family’s famous racehorse farm. There is no way Erin will agree. Studying in New York and writing her way into a career is her escape from the farm and the family tragedy that happened there. So Erin’s grandmother decides Erin really will live life as a starving artist. She takes Erin’s future job running the farm, her inheritance, even her college tuition, and gives them all to Hunter Allen.  Hunter has lived on the farm for years. He’s Erin’s age, he’s the stable boy, and he’s the romantic dream of every girl in her high school. But he was involved in the family tragedy. Erin has always given him a wide berth. And he’s a slick opportunist. She’s furious that he fooled her grandmother into giving him Erin’s birthright and sending him to Erin’s college.  At least she’s free of him in her creative writing class. So she pens a story that has haunted her lately, in which the horse farm heiress at the very first Kentucky Derby starts a forbidden affair with the lowly stable boy. Unfortunately for her, the day she’s sharing this story with her New York classmates, Hunter walks in. He’s switching to her class. And after reading about himself in Erin’s story, he writes his own sexy assignments that lure Erin into dangerous fantasies about what could have been between them, and what might be."

Luminous by Dawn Metcalf
*Thanks to Kim at The Book Butterfly, she gave me this ARC for my library classroom.  Isn't she awesome?! Thanks, Kim!
Goodreads says, "As reality slips and time stands still, Consuela finds herself thrust into the world of the Flow. Removed from all she loves into this shifting world overlapping our own, Consuela quickly discovers she has the power to step out of her earthly skin and cloak herself in new ones-skins made from the world around her, crafted from water, fire, air. She is joined by other teens with extraordinary abilities, bound together to safeguard a world they can affect, but where they no longer belong. When murder threatens to undo the Flow, the Watcher charges Consuela and elusive, attractive V to stop the killer. But the psychopath who threatens her new world may also hold the only key to Consuela's way home."

Flying Blind by Deborah Cooke
*Thanks to Kim at The Book Butterfly for also giving me this ARC for my library classroom. She thought my students would really enjoy this one. Thanks, Kim!
Goodreads says, "Zoë Sorensson is perfectly normal, except she's been told she's destined for great things. Zoë's the one female dragon shapeshifter of her kind. But Zoë is at the bottom of the class when it comes to being Pyr and her powers are AWOL, so she's sent to a Pyr boot camp.  Zoë quickly realizes that she has to master her powers yesterday, because the Pyr are in danger and boot camp is a trap. The Mages want to eliminate all shifters and the Pyr are next in line-unless Zoë and her friends can work together and save their own kind."

What did you get in your mailbox? Have you read any of these books? Let me know what you think.   This meme is hosted by The Story Siren.  


  1. I actually have all of these on my wish-list. Such beautiful covers. Have a great week & Happy reading :D

  2. I read Love Story not long ago and didn't love it as much as I was hoping, but it was still an addicting read!

    Isn't the Luminous cover gorgeous? I hope the book lives up to it! :)

  3. Love Story looks like an awesome read and I'm loving the cover of Luminous. Happy Reading

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  4. Luminous AND Love Story! I want to read both so bad! I'll look out for your reviews.

  5. These all sound like great reads!


  6. I still haven't read a book by Jennifer Echols. I do have Going Too Far though so hopefully I'll get to read it this summer. Enjoy!

  7. I got Love Story from Galley Grab too but haven't had time to read it yet. I hadn't heard of Flying Blind but it sounds really good. I loved Firelight by Sophie Jordan and this sounds a little similar. I hope you enjoy Love Story!

  8. Great books! I love the cover of Luminous and will be eager to hear what you think of it. I just read Flying Blind and liked it a lot. I hope you enjoy all your new books.

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  9. Love Story sounds so good! I can't wait to read that one, looking forward to your thoughts on it Christina!

  10. All of these sound amazing! Happy reading! :D

  11. Love the books, and they have some pretty awesome covers too! Adding to my TBR list!

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  12. Great set! I really want to read Luminous.
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  13. Great books! Luminous sounds amazing,

    Hope you enjoy them! Happy reading :)

  14. 3 such great books this week! :) Luminous, since the first time I saw it, sounded really interesting to me!

  15. I got Love Story a couple of weeks ago via galley grab, but haven't gotten to it yet. It sounds amazing though and I LOVE Jennifer Echols!

  16. Happy Reading! So glad you could use the books for the classroom. Makes me happy to know they are getting use out of! :)


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