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Saturday, March 20, 2010

In My Mailbox - March 20, 2010

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren :)

Some pretty cool books this week!

Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten
(from Goodreads)
Nina was beautiful, artistic, wild . . . and adored by her younger sister, Ellie. But one day, without any warning, Nina disappeared.
Two years later, Ellie can't stop thinking about her sister. Although everyone else has given up hope that Nina will return, Elile just knows her sister is out there, somewhere. If only Ellie had a clue where to look.
And then she gets one, in the form of a mysterious drawing tucked into the pages of a book. Determined to find her sister, Ellie takes off on a crazy, sexy, cross-country road trip with the only person who believes she's got a chance -- her hot, adventurous new crush.
Along the way, Ellie finds a few things she wasn't planning on. Like love. Mysteries. Lies. And something far ore shocking -- the truth.

From Traveling ARC Tours
The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams by Rhonda Hayter
(from Goodreads)
Abbie Adams and her family come from a long line of witches, and she’s having a tough time keeping it a secret from her best friend and the rest of her school, especially the day her little brother morphs into a wolf and tries to eat his teacher. That’s also the day her father brings home a kitten.
But when Abbie looks into the kitten’s eyes, she realizes there’s a boy in there! He’s under a spell and soon the whole family bands together to rescue him.
They are shocked to realize he’s none other than the young Thomas Edison, and if they don’t save him fast, he’ll never change the world with his inventions.

Island Sting by Bonnie J. Doerr
(from Goodreads)
Kenzie Ryan's New York know-how and private girls' academy education prove useless in the middle of an island wildlife refuge.
Upon arrival in the exotic Florida Keys, she is thrown into the midst of an ecological mystery involving the endangered Florida Key deer. How can she navigate this upside down world? A world deftly maneuvered by Angelo--island native and nerve-wracking hunk. The two team up to accomplish what perplexes law enforcement, but Angelo exposes Kenzie's insecurities, as well as her inexperience with nature and the opposite sex.
Danger and disagreement follow the pair wherever they go. Enamored with Angelo and his local savvy, Kenzie hopes to secure his loyal friendship. But how can she win Angelo's trust when what she must tell him will crush his ego?
Island Sting includes notes on the endangered Florida Key Deer and the National Key Deer Refuge.

Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White
(from Goodreads)
When someone leaves three mystery flowers outside her dorm door, Laurel thinks that maybe the Avondale School isn't so awful after all — until her own body starts to freak out. In the middle of her English presentation on the Victorian Language of Flowers, strange words pop into her head, and her body seems to tingle and hum. Impulsively, Laurel gives the love bouquet she made to demonstrate the language to her spinster English teacher. When that teacher unexpectedly and immediately finds romance, Laurel suspects that something — something magical — is up. With her new friend, Kate, she sets out to discover the origins and breadth of her powers by experimenting on herself and others. But she can’t seem to find any living experts in the field of flower powers to guide her. And her bouquets don't always do her bidding, especially when it comes to her own crush, Justin. Rumors about Laurel and her flowers fly across campus, and she's soon besieged by requests from girls — both friends and enemies — who want their lives magically transformed — just in time for prom.

So, what's in your mailbox?


  1. Great books! I won Wherever Nine Lies and think it looks good. Thanks for sharing The Witchy Worries. I'll be looking for your review to see if it might be good for my classroom library.

  2. Whereever Nina Lies and forget me nots look great!!

  3. Awesome books! Where Nina Lies is going to be one I'll need to add to my list.

    Here's what I got this week: http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2010/03/in-my-mailbox-3-21-10-update.html
    I hope you have a great week!

    Laura from the Bookie Bunch

  4. You got a bunch of great books this week! I can't wait to read Forget-Her-Nots, and I've seen Wherever Nina Lies around the blogosphere lately. Enjoy your books

  5. How fun! Happy reading. My Mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  6. I hope that you enjoy your books. Happy Reading! Here's mymine


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