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Sunday, August 14, 2011

In My Mailbox August 14, 2011

In My Mailbox is hosted by the lovely Kristi over at The Story Siren.

In My Mailbox is an opportunity for bloggers to share the books that they received in the mail, through the library, via RAK, or any other way that you may obtain books.  I now that my wish list always grows after seeing every one's IMM posts.  I hope that you find a bunch of books to add to your wish list while your out and about visiting!

Shut Out

Most high school sports teams have rivalries with other schools. At Hamilton High, it's a civil war: the football team versus the soccer team. And for her part, Lissa is sick of it. Her quarterback boyfriend, Randy, is always ditching her to go pick a fight with the soccer team or to prank their locker room. And on three separate occasions Randy's car has been egged while he and Lissa were inside, making out. She is done competing with a bunch of sweaty boys for her own boyfriend's attention.

Lissa decides to end the rivalry once and for all: she and the other players' girlfriends go on a hookup strike. The boys won't get any action from them until the football and soccer teams make peace. What they don't count on is a new sort of rivalry: an impossible girls-against-boys showdown that hinges on who will cave to their libidos first. And Lissa never sees her own sexual tension with the leader of the boys, Cash Sterling, coming.

Inspired by Aristophanes' play Lysistrata, critically acclaimed author of The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) Kody Keplinger adds her own trademark humor in this fresh take on modern teenage romance, rivalry and sexuality.

NOTE:  I'm a little over 110 pages into this book and it's AWESOME SAUCE!


The Lonesome Gods

The Lonesome Gods is Louis L'Amour's biggest and most important historical novel to date, a sweeping adventure of the California frontier. Here is the fascinating story of Johannes Verne, a young man left to die by his vengeful grandfather, rescued by outlaws and raised in part by the Indians of the desert. Strengthened by the love of two women -- Miss Nesselrode, whose mysterious past fires her ambitions for the future and Meghan, a willful young beauty -- Verne grows to become a rugged adventurer, a man strong enough to embrace the awesome power of the Palm Springs desert, and bold enough to stake a claim in the bustling world of opportunity that was early-day Los Angeles.

Return to Paradise (Leaving Paradise, #2)

Caleb Becker left Paradise eight months ago, taking with him the secret he promised to take to his grave. If the truth got out, it would ruin everything.

Maggie Armstrong tried to be strong after Caleb broke her heart and disappeared. Somehow, she managed to move on. She's determined to make a new life for herself.

But then Caleb and Maggie are forced together on a summer trip. They try ignoring their passion for each other, but buried feelings resurface. Caleb must face the truth about the night of Maggie's accident, or the secret that destroyed their relationship will forever stand between them.

Numbers (Numbers, #1)

Whenever Jem meets someone new, no matter who, as soon as she looks into their eyes, a number pops into her head. That number is a date: the date they will die.

Burdened with such an awful awareness, Jem avoids relationships. Until she meets Spider, another outsider, and takes a chance. But while they’re waiting to ride the Eye Ferris
wheel, Jem notices that all the other tourists in line flash the same number. Today’s number. Today’s date. Terrorists are going to attack London. Jem’s world is about to explode!


Brett @ Demons Read Too said...

I like the Numbers cover. It's a little eerie, but it's cool.

I'll have to see what you think about Shut Out when you finish, I've been thinking of getting it.

Thanks for stopping by ;)

Carina said...

Those books look really good, so I hope you'll enjoy them. Looking forward to your reviews.

Have a lovely week,

Anonymous said...

Numbers is great!

I read my 1st Simone Elkeles book this week and it was amazinggg!


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Christy @ TheReaderBee said...

Shut Out sounds really good! I really want to read the Paradise series too. :) Enjoy!

Lisa @ Lost in Literature said...

Numbers has such a creepy cover. I'll definitely be checking that one out! :)

Lisa @ Lost in Literature

Alison Can Read said...

Great set! I so want to read Return to Paradise and Shut Out.

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

Shut Out looks so good!!! And Return to Paradise was AWESOME!! I love Simone Elkeles :)

Here's my IMM!

Kristin (Book Sniffers Anonymous) said...

You got a nice list of books this week in your mailbox. Glad to hear that Shut Out is a good book so far because it is on my TBR list.
I hope you enjoy your new books,
Book Sniffers Anonymous

SimplyMe said...

Great books this week! Been eyeing Numbers for a while now, maybe I'll finally read it. Hope you enjoy!

New To My Stash-Book Addict

Anonymous said...

Return to Paradise isn't as great as Leaving Paradise, but hopefully you will think otherwise. Numbers sounds great. I really like that it's set in London. Happy reading!

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Karis Jacobstein said...

Numbers is very good. I am so jealous that you have Shut Out! Totally looking forward to it!