Sunday, February 26, 2012

In My Mailbox #71

For Review:


Don't You Wish by Roxanne St. Clair
*I obtained this ARC through Netgalley. It looks like a great summer read; plus, who can say no to Miami?
Goodreads says, " When plain and unpopular Annie Nutter gets zapped by one of her dad's whacked-out inventions, she lands in a parallel universe where her life becomes picture-perfect. Now she's Ayla Monroe, daughter of the same mother but a different father—and she's the gorgeous, rich queen bee of her high school.   In this universe, Ayla lives in glitzy Miami instead of dreary Pittsburgh and has beaucoup bucks, courtesy of her billionaire—if usually absent—father. Her friends hit the clubs, party backstage at concerts, and take risks that are exhilirating . . . and illegal. Here she's got a date to lose her V-card with the hottest guy she's ever seen. But on the inside, Ayla is still Annie. So when she's offered the chance to leave the dream life and head home to Pittsburgh, will she take it? The choice isn't as simple as you think."


Wanderlove by Kristin Hubbard
*I also got this through Netgalley and can't wait to read it since I love traveling.
Goodreads says, "It all begins with a stupid question:  Are you a Global Vagabond?  No, but 18-year-old Bria Sandoval wants to be. In a quest for independence, her neglected art, and no-strings-attached hookups, she signs up for a guided tour of Central America—the wrong one. Middle-aged tourists with fanny packs are hardly the key to self-rediscovery. When Bria meets Rowan, devoted backpacker and dive instructor, and his outspokenly humanitarian sister Starling, she seizes the chance to ditch her group and join them off the beaten path.  Bria's a good girl trying to go bad. Rowan's a bad boy trying to stay good. As they travel across a panorama of Mayan villages, remote Belizean islands, and hostels plagued with jungle beasties, they discover what they've got in common: both seek to leave behind the old versions of themselves. And the secret to escaping the past, Rowan’s found, is to keep moving forward.  But Bria comes to realize she can't run forever, no matter what Rowan says. If she ever wants the courage to fall for someone worthwhile, she has to start looking back."


Bought:


Summer in the South by Cathy Holton
*I am drawn to this cover. I adore it. I had a B&N gift card and couldn't resist.
Goodreads says, "After a personal tragedy, Chicago writer Ava Dabrowski quits her job to spend the summer in Woodburn, Tennessee, at the invitation of her old college friend Will Fraser and his two great-aunts, Josephine and Fanny Woodburn. Her charming hosts offer Ava a chance to relax at their idyllic ancestral estate, Woodburn Hall, while working on her first novel.  But Woodburn is anything but quiet: Ancient feuds lurk just beneath its placid surface, and modern-day rivalries emerge as Ava finds herself caught between the competing attentions of Will and his black-sheep cousin Jake. Fascinated by the family’s impressive history—their imposing house filled with treasures, and their mingling with literary lions Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Faulkner—Ava stumbles onto rumors about the darker side of the Woodburns’ legacy. Putting aside her planned novel, she turns her creative attentions to the eccentric and tragic clan, a family with more skeletons (and ghosts) in their closets than anyone could possibly imagine. As Ava struggles to write the true story of the Woodburns, she finds herself tangled in the tragic history of a mysterious Southern family whose secrets mirror her own."


Star Shack by Lila Castle
*I've had my eye on this one for awhile too; can you tell I am ready for summer?
Goodreads says, "Pete and Annabelle always believed they were a perfect pair-until junior year, when Annabelle became obsessed with astrology. Now they can hardly stand each other. Pete thinks Annabelle has become a total flake; she thinks he's an uptight jerk. To prove her point, Annabelle dares Pete to open a summer business on the boardwalk giving advice based on the stars. "You and me and an astrology booth. I dare you." Annabelle knows Pete can never say no to a dare. Together they'll run the Star Shack and read visitors' charts for romance and see what happens. Will a simple dare lead to a summer to remember or to something even more? Leo Ladies You feel things deeply and passionately. Picking the right guy is important! This summer you may need a lion's share of Leo's courage and self-confidence when love hits a bump in the road. Scorpio Guys You burn with passion, but on the outside you appear calm, cool, and collected. When you love, you love forever. This makes you cautious. Watch out for that stubborn streak and keep an open mind."


So what do you guys think? Have you read any of these books? Let me know! This meme is hosted by The Story Siren.     


19 comments:

  1. You are going to love Wanderlove! I just finished it yesterday, and it was a five star read for me! Loved it! :)

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    1. I can't wait to read it now. I will move it up my TBR pile, especially since you liked it so much! :)

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  2. I love Netgalley! They always have some really great books on there. Wanderlove is fantastic. Hope you love it!

    Also Don't You Wish has such an eye catching cover!

    Happy reading :-)

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    1. I can't wait to read Wanderlove -- I've been hearing such good thingsa bout it. Thanks for stopping by, April!

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  3. I like your IMM! Your books are looking great! I hope you would enjoy them.

    Mariska

    My IMM

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  4. Wanderlove = my new obsession. I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK! Hope you enjoy!

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  5. The Star Shack sounds good and I have heard such good things about Wanderlust.

    Here's my IMM

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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  6. What a great mailbox you had this week. Hope you enjoy them all!

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  7. I've heard good things about Roxanne St. Clair's adult fiction, so I'm excited to see what she has to offer teens. I may just have to break my self-imposed NetGalley ban and get this one.
    Ruby

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  8. Great haul! I'm interested in what you think of Wanderlove..I haven't decided yet if it's something I want to read.

    Enjoy all of these!

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  9. Don't You Wish looks really good. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week! Come check out my IMM!

    http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/02/in-my-mailbox-22.html

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  10. I'm really interested in Don't You Wish. Wanderlove is sooooo good. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Good haul of books.

    Happy reading!
    Book Chelle

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  11. Oooh I really liked the cover for Don't You Wish-- Hope you enjoy everything you got in this week! You can check out my IMM for this week by clicking on the link below :)

    Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

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  12. Looking forward to seeing what you think of Don't you Wish! Great books, enjoy!

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  13. Awesome books! Wanderlove is amazing!! I hope you love it :)

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  14. I've heard nothing but positive things about Wanderlove, can't wait to see what you think of it Christina! I haven't read too many road trip stories, but that one seems like a really fantastic place to start:)

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  15. Definitely jealous. All of these look really good. I hope you have a great week reading all these books.

    My IMM

    Happy reading!

    ~Danica Page
    Taking It One Page at a Time

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