Sunday, April 29, 2012

In My Mailbox (4)

IMM is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren, which is used to interact with other bloggers about their upcoming reads.

I haven't read at all this week, so I'm really behind on my reading schedule! All of these books are for my SARC (Standalone Reading Challenge), so they are all standalones and 2012 releases :).

Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

"Once upon a time, Hudson knew exactly what her future looked like. Then a betrayal changed her life, and knocked her dreams to the ground. Now she’s a girl who doesn’t believe in second chances... a girl who stays under the radar by baking cupcakes at her mom’s diner and obsessing over what might have been.

So when things start looking up and she has another shot at her dreams, Hudson is equal parts hopeful and terrified. Of course, this is also the moment a cute, sweet guy walks into her life... and starts serving up some seriously mixed signals. She’s got a lot on her plate, and for a girl who’s been burned before, risking it all is easier said than done.

It’s time for Hudson to ask herself what she really wants, and how much she’s willing to sacrifice to get it. Because in a place where opportunities are fleeting, she knows this chance may very well be her last..."

The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman

"It was like a nightmare, but there was no waking up. When the night began, Nora had two best friends and an embarrassingly storybook one true love. When it ended, she had nothing but blood on her hands and an echoing scream that stopped only when the tranquilizers pierced her veins and left her in the merciful dark.

But the next morning, it was all still true: Chris was dead. His girlfriend Adriane, Nora’s best friend, was catatonic. And Max, Nora’s sweet, smart, soft-spoken Prince Charming, was gone. He was also—according to the police, according to her parents, according to everyone—a murderer.

Desperate to prove his innocence, Nora follows the trail of blood, no matter where it leads. It ultimately brings her to the ancient streets of Prague, where she is drawn into a dark web of secret societies and shadowy conspirators, all driven by a mad desire to possess something that might not even exist. For buried in a centuries-old manuscript is the secret to ultimate knowledge and communion with the divine; it is said that he who controls the Lumen Dei controls the world. Unbeknownst to her, Nora now holds the crucial key to unlocking its secrets. Her night of blood is just one piece in a puzzle that spans continents and centuries. Solving it may be the only way she can save her own life."

Fracture by Megan Miranda

"Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she's far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can't control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?

Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities. At first she's reassured to find someone who understands the strangeness of her new existence, but Delaney soon discovers that Troy's motives aren't quite what she thought. Is their gift a miracle, a freak of nature-or something much more frightening?

For fans of best-sellers like Before I Fall and If I Stay, this is a fascinating and heart-rending story about love and friendship and the fine line between life and death."

What's in your mailbox today? (: Comment below! Also, don't forget to check out my Children's Book Giveaway!


  1. I've not read any of these but I have Fracture and have heard great things :)

  2. Fracture looks just so great! I wish I owned a copy myself!

    Patricia // My Week in Review

  3. Looks like you had a yummy week!!

    Thanks for sharing,

  4. Hey, thanks for stopping by! I really enjoyed Bittersweet, so I hope you do too. :D (P.S. You totally have a new follower as well!)

  5. Nice mailbox! I read the Robin Wasserman book (it wasn't for me), and I'm hoping to read the other two soon.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and I'm a new follower. Happy reading! ;-)

  6. Great books this week! I really want to read The Book of Blood and Shadow so will be interested to see what you think!

    Thanks for stopping by my IMM earlier :)

  7. Fracture and The Book of Blood and Shadows are both on my tbr, haven't gotten myself copies yet. So enjoy, and thanks for stepping by!

  8. They look interesting. Hope you enjoy them. I love the cover for The Book of Blood and Shadows.

    Have a good week.

  9. I haven't heard of any these books except Fracture. I heard that one was good.

    New Follower.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    In regards to your ?s:
    I only win books because I enter a lot of giveaways through book bloggers and do the daily entries every day.

    You also asked what the Story Siren did. She was caught plagiarizing other bloggers work. You can easily find more info on a web search now that is became a huge controversy.

    1. You're very lucky! Also, thanks for clearing the whole thing up for me. I'm still deciding on whether or not I will continue.


  10. I have heard great things about all of these books! And I really like the idea of a standalone challenge :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and following, it's much appreciated! :)

    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

  11. Great books in the mailbox this week Michelle :)

    I loved Fracture and I have Bittersweet sitting on my shelf waiting to be read :D The book of blood and shadow sounds interesting if I can find the time - I'll definitely check it out :)

    Happy Reading!

    ~ L

    Badass Bookie xx

  12. Great books!
    Thanks for stopping by earlier.
    New follower.

  13. Thank you for all the comments everyone! :)

  14. Hi, thanx for stopping by my mailbox and following, I'm returning the favor!
    Great loot you got this week! Hope you'll enjoy reading them!

  15. Nice books! Sarah Ockler is a very good author. (:

  16. Nice books! Sarah Ockler is a very good author. (:

  17. I haven't read any of those but I do really want to read fracture


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