Saturday, March 12, 2011

In My Mailbox (2)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.
I didn't get much this week.  Only two hard copies from the library and several ebooks.

Library:
The Lover's Dictionary: A Novel1-The Lover's Dictionary: A Novel by David Levithan-  A sweet and touching modern love story, told through dictionary entries.  basis, n.   There has to be a moment at the beginning when you wonder whether you’re in love with the person or in love with the feeling of love itself.   If the moment doesn’t pass, that’s it—you’re done. And if the moment does pass, it never goes that far. It stands in the distance, ready for whenever you want it back. Sometimes it’s even there when you thought you were searching for something else, like an escape route, or your lover’s face.  How does one talk about love? Do we even have the right words to describe something that can be both utterly mundane and completely transcendent, pulling us out of our everyday lives and making us feel a part of something greater than ourselves? Taking a unique approach to this problem, the nameless narrator of David Levithan’s The Lover’s Dictionary has constructed the story of his relationship as a dictionary. Through these short entries, he provides an intimate window into the great events and quotidian trifles of being within a couple, giving us an indelible and deeply moving portrait of love in our time.

To Catch A Pirate2-To Catch a Pirate by Jade Parker-  Once caught, it’s harder still to let a pirate go.  When Annalisa Townsend’s ship is set upon by pirates in search of her father’s treasure, one of the crew, James Sterling, discovers her in the hold.  When he moves to take her necklace, she begs him not to, as it is all she has left of her mother.  He accepts a kiss in exchange for the necklace.  “A fair trade, m’lady,” he tells her afterward, before disappearing.  A year later, with a forged letter of marque, Annalisa is intent on hunting down the wretched James Sterling and reclaiming her father’s treasure from him.  But now she’s in danger of him stealing something far more vulnerable this time: her heart.






Ebooks:
The Art of Romance (The Matchmakers)1-The Art of Romance (Matchmaker #2) by Kaye Dacus- (ARC from Netgalley)-Author Kaye Dacus will ignite your love of romance with book 2 of her Matchmakers series. Dylan Bradley, who once illustrated steamy romances under the name Patrick Callaghan, has moved into his grandparent’s guest house in Nashville. Caylor Evans, having once written titillating novels under the penname Melanie Mason, lives with her grandmother. When their lives collide, due to the machinations of meddling matriarchs, the pasts of Dylan and Caylor threaten to derail their futures. Will they accept each other for who they now are—and once were? Or will they never discover the true art of romance?

The Goddess Test (Harlequin Teen)
2-The Goddess Test (Goddess Test #1) by Aimee Carter- (ARC from Netgalley)- Every girl who has taken the test has died.   Now it's Kate's turn.   It's always been just Kate and her mom--and now her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall. Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld--and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.  Kate is sure he's crazy--until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess. If she fails...

3-Fresh Blood by Jennifer Colgan-(free ebook on itunes) I didn't like it.  The only reason I downloaded it was because it was free-The deal is one life for another. Will Erica Talbot give her body, her mind and her soul to a vampire to save her sister one last time?






The Ideal Man4-Ideal Man by Julie Garwood-(ARC from Netgalley)-  Julie Garwood is among the most critically acclaimed—and popular—romance authors around, with thirty-six million copies of her books in print. And now, with The Ideal Man, Garwood is poised to expand that already huge audience.  Dr. Ellie Sullivan has just completed her residency at a large urban hospital. While jogging in a park nearby, she witnesses the shooting of an FBI agent in pursuit of wanted criminals, a couple identified as the Landrys. The only person to see the shooter’s face, Ellie is suddenly at the center of a criminal investigation.  Agent Max Daniels takes over the Landry case. A no-nonsense lawman, he’s definitely not the ideal man that Ellie has always imagined, yet she’s attracted to him in a way she can’t explain.  Ellie heads home to Winston Falls, South Carolina, to attend her sister’s wedding. Shortly after she arrives, though, she receives a surprise visitor: Max Daniels. The Landrys have been captured, and she’ll be called to testify. But they’ve been captured before, and each time the witnesses are scared into silence—or disappear before they can take the stand. Max vows to be Ellie’s shadow until the trial, and it isn’t long before sparks fly.

23 comments:

Brandileigh2003 (Blkosiner's Book Blog) said...

I've got Goddess Test in my TBR too.
Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Jessica said...

Great mailbox! The Goddess Test was amazing!! Hope you like it!

My IMM goes up tomorrow! Be sure to stop by!

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Jamie Kline said...

You got a great group of books - I can personally vouch for The Goddess Test. I have read it and it is awesome! Enjoy all of your new reads!

Jamie @ Bookerella

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

the goddess test looks so good!!

Lazy Girl said...

Hey! I read some very cool reviews on Lovers Dictionary!! Interested to read your review :)

xo,
Lah @ Lazy Girl Reads

Jessica Lawlor said...

The Lover's Dictionary is REALLY good! I got THE GODDESS TEST last week :) Hope you enjoy!

Here's what's in my mailbox this week!

Briana said...

So many great books! I reeeally need to get The Lover's Dictionary soon- it sounds fantastic!

Happy reading! :)

Literary Cravings said...

Great Books, can't wait to read The Goddess Test!!

Come check out whats in my mailbox @ Literary Cravings

Majanka Verstraete said...

I received The Goddess Test in my Mailbox as well. I'm looking forward to reading it, and I hope you'll enjoy reading it as well! Happy reading!


Take a look at what's in my Mailbox this week.

Amber Griffiths said...

Great books! I got The Goddess Test too, but I forgot to include my e-books in my post this week *headdesk*

Here's my IMM: http://booksofamber.blogspot.com/2011/03/in-my-mailbox-17-and-weekly-roundup.html

Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

Nice mailbox! I received The Goddess Test in last week's mailbox and I'm really looking forward to it. I love the cover and the synopsis. I hope you like it. Happy reading!

Carmel @ Rabid Reads / Twitter
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abeautifulmadness said...

You got great books. I can't wait to read the Goddess Test, I got it from NetGalley last week, but I haven't been able to read it yet.

Christy @ReaderBee said...

Great mailbox!! The Goddess Test is fabulous!

The Book Angel said...

Awesome mailbox this week! I really want to read The Goddess Test! : )

My IMM is here:
http://faybaysbooks.blogspot.com/

Miss Page-Turner said...

I also got The Goddess Test. Lover's Dictionary sounds like a fun read. Read Dash& Lily's Book of Dares, Levithan has a really good writing that makes me want to read more of his books.
My IMM can be found here

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. The Goddess Test looks really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

I've heard great things about The Goddess Test and The Lover's Dictionary. I hope you enjoy them, and I'll be looking forward to your reviews!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

Although I have been trying so, so hard to resist at Net Galley, I HAD to get The Goddess Test; it looks so good! You have a lot of great reads this week; looking forward to your reviews! Enjoy!

Julie Anne Lindsey said...

Ah! Jealous! I want the Goddess test!! Great haul this week :) You can check out my mailbox here: http://blog.juliealindsey.com/

A. Knight said...

You picked up some pretty intriguing novels there... David Levithan is so amazing. I haven't read THE LOVER'S DICTIONARY yet, but I really really really want to. And TO CATCH A PIRATE has definitely caught my interest. And a big yay for NetGalley! I hope you enjoy all of it!

Dizzy C said...

The Lover's Dictionary sounds interesting.

enjoy ur reading week

carol

Sab H. said...

Awesome books! I really want to read the Levithan book!! :)

Lucia said...

Great mailbox! The cover of The Lover's Dictionary is sooo cute.

Thanks for hopping by my blog Friday!

Lucia
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