In My Mailbox (15)

In My Mailbox, started by Kristi from The Story Siren is an awesome weekly meme to post what books we’ve received this week; whether it was sent for review by a publisher, purchased at a book store, borrowed from the library, or won from a giveaway.

Another fab week! I got some goodies from my library (if you don’t know, I’m library obsessed), and I also went to my local library’s book sale and found a couple of gems. I love going to book sales because it’s always an adventure to sort through the many shelves and boxes looking for a few great finds. And of always, I found another awesome book on NetGalley!

From the library:

Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz: I’ve seen this book and its sequel floating around on several book blogs lately, so I decided to check this one out of the library. Plus, it’s considered a paranormal romance, and in my 2011 goal to branch out what I read, I’d love to try out paranormal.

She’s So Dead To Us by Kieran Scott: I LOVE Kieran Scott’s books under her other name, Kate Brian, so I figured it was time to check this book out.

From a book sale:

Two Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt: This one just looks cute. A broken up couple on a road trip? Count me in.

Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan: I saw this one at the bookstore in May, shortly after I graduated. I read the summary and thought I’d really enjoy this one, but didn’t pick it up. Needless to say, I was super excited when I spotted it at the book sale. It’s gotten some negative reviews on Goodreads, but I’m interested to read it because it follows a group of friends through their college years and beyond. Sounds perfect for where I am in my life right now.

From NetGalley:

Shine by Lauren Myracle: This book got A TON of positive reviews on Goodreads, plus it has an incredibly gorgeous cover. I can’t wait to read it.

What’s in your mailbox today?


41 thoughts on “In My Mailbox (15)”

  1. I really liked Commencement. It took a while for me to get into and it goes places you wouldn’t imagine (at least I didn’t). I saw Shine on Net Galley at was anxious to get it, but I’m on a bit of a book buying ban right now (I’m including Net Galley with this) I have way too many books to read. It’s crazy!

    Hope you enjoy your books and maybe you’ll receive The Book of Tomorrow for next weeks’s IMM.

  2. I really liked Deadly Little Secret and the sequel, but I have yet to read the third. I’ve heard good things about it, though. LOVED Two-Way Street! Definitely a cute book without being too cutesy (…does that make any sense? haha).

    Anyway, can’t wait to see what you think of them! 🙂

    1. @Sab, Oh no! I heard about that…has it been resolved yet? I use my iPad for e-reading, so I use this Bluefire app with NG titles.

  3. There are so many blue covers! I also snagged Shine from NetGalley not too long ago. I hope it’s good! I’m looking forward to your reviews of these. Happy reading!

  4. I just recently discovered Kieran Scott was Kate Brian. I read Jingle Boy several years ago and thought it was really cute. I’ve not read any Kate Brian, but I’ll have to put that on my list. Happy Reading!

  5. I LOVE Kieran Scott’s books! She’s a really sweet person, too. She was supposed to visit my library last week but unfortunately had to cancel. I’m hoping we can rebook for the fall. I got Shine from NetGalley, too, but haven’t started it yet. Have a great week!

  6. I loved both Deadly Little Secret and Two Way Street so I hope you do too. Also, Shine? It’s absolutely AMAZING so I hope you enjoy that one as well! Happy reading! 🙂

  7. Great bunch of books! I’ve heard great things about Two Way Street, I love the unique plot premise. I hope you enjoy your books!

  8. I’ve read Deadly Little Secret & She’s So Dead To Us (I liked both! Although SsDtU was better in my opinion<3 The girl MC has a great personality :D). Deadly Little Secret was okay for me–but the twist in it DID catch me off guard so I gotta give props to the author for managing to fool me! xD

    Commencement sounds interesting-there really should be more college protagonists in YA lit. I read Psyche Major Syndrome where the MC was a freshman in college and THAT was a really good book 🙂

  9. Ooh. I just looked up She’s So Dead to Us and it looks like something I’d like. Just added it to my “to-read” list. Thanks for sharing!

    1. @Jamie, Ahhhh, duh I should have told you! It was at Elkins Park Library. Prob not too far for you! I’ll let you know when I’m going again!

  10. Ooo, Shine is so pretty. I have a copy on its way and I can’t wait to read it! Deadly Little Secrets is one that I am determined to read soon—its been on my shelf forever! Great stuff (eee, I love book sales!), hope you enjoy them all!

  11. There are few things better than a library book sale! And you picked up a couple of great books to boot. Happy reading 🙂

  12. Shine does indeed have a glorious cover! I bought She’s So Dead to Us for my Not-So-Bebe-Girl Autumn, and I haven’t read it yet, but she gave me a bit of a spoiler as to the ending (which I won’t share, because I’d rather she not have). I still want to read it though, but I think I’ll wait until the next one comes out. 🙂 Enjoy all of the great reads!

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