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In My Mailbox #17

The Story Siren hosts this feature and I end up adding a ton of books to my wishlist every week.

All my IMM posts can be found here!

I got two books this week! One from bookmooch and one from super, fantastic, wonderful author Megan Kelley Hall!! It’s the MKH book that I would be squealing about if I had the ability to speak this weekend.

The Silvery Past – Windswept
by Candice F. Ransom

It’s about a girl, and there’s mystery and possibly suspense and she likely meets a guy and he might be questionable. You never know who to trust!

And I am now up to 4 books in the Windswept series. I am still trying to get more. I wish I could remember the title of the one I often have memories of. Drat. The nifty thing about this one is that it’s written by the author of one of the books that defined my early young adult-hood. Candice F. Ransom – she’s the author of Thirteen. Which I suppose I still need to write about on here. I am anxious about reading it again because it always makes me cry. Always.

The Lost Sister
by Megan Kelley Hall

Sisters are born, not chosen…

Maddie Crane is grappling with the disappearance of Cordelia LeClaire, and trying to escape the grasp of The Sisters of Misery—an insidious clique of the school’s most powerful girls, whose pranks have set off a chain of horrific events, and who have Maddie in their sights…

Beware the sister betrayed…

Now in a prestigious boarding school far away from her mysterious hometown of Hawthorne, Massachusetts, Maddie feels free from danger. But when an unmarked envelope arrives at her dorm containing a single ominous tarot card, Maddie realizes with terror that some secrets won’t stay buried. Knowing she must return to Hawthorne—a town still scarred by the evil of the Salem witch trials—Maddie prepares to face the fears of her past…and the wrath of the sister she wronged.

I am full of YAY! and ZOMGWTFBBQ!* about this book. Thanks ever so much (again) to Megan Kelley Hall for having me on her review list. Once I get this post written up I’m diving into the book.

Also? The cover is so much more beautiful in real life. The colours are simply stunning!

What did you get this week?

*Oddly? Not flagged by spell check as a misspelled word. Really? Do I want a spell checker that acknowledges chat speak and stupid acronyms? I can assure you that ZOMGWTFBBQ is  not an actual word.**

** Hang on, it is NOW. On the third spell check. Weird. But it’s not flagged in the above footnote though. WordPress is odd sometimes. Ahh, I see. Firefox doesn’t like it, but WordPress things it’s just fine. The war of the spell checkers!

In My Mailbox #14 / Out of My Pocket #9

I’m back from vacation! We left a day early due to lousy weather and exhaustion from all that driving (well, my husband drives, I don’t have a real driver’s license yet. *cough*). But we did have fun, even with the rain (and rain, and rain, and rain). The best part of the entire trip was the discovery of an awesome used bookstore called The Owl’s Nest in downtown Fredericton, NB. I went back a second time before I left. I got 13 books for $45 total! That’s THREE BUCKS A BOOK! Woot! Also while I was away my Early Review Copy from LibraryThing came in the mail! I was worried I wouldn’t get it since the first time I was lucky enough to “win” an ER copy (Christopher Moore’s Fool) it never came. 🙁

So, first things first – In My Mailbox! Thanks to Kristi (The Story Siren) and Alea (Pop Culture Junkie) for this brainchild. (All my IMM posts can be found here!)

by Alyxandra Harvey-Fitzhenry
(and NOT Bruce McBay!!)

Ok, this one is confusing. I have the book here, next to me and I can confirm that the author they list on Amazon AND on LibraryThing is WRONG. The cover clearly states – Alyxandra Harvey-Fitzhenry and NOT Bruce McBay. Also there are three different summaries out there. First one from Amazon:

Wendy and Zachary decide to form a club to help theirneighbors and come up with the name Angels Inc. Theirfirst mission is to help an old woman across thestreet. But it turns out she really didn’t really wantto cross over to the other side. Then they paint aneighbors shed, with disastrous consequences. Theirnext good deed happens when they see Mrs. Haddockwondering what to do with her dog while she goes tothe market to pick up a cake. They offer to dog sitfor her. But the dog gets free and is chased around bya Doberman. They return a very muddy dog to Mrs.Haddock who gets her dress all muddy and ends updropping her cake. On their next mission, which was tomow Mrs. Creechs front yard, they notice a suspiciouslooking man and woman snooping around, who turn out tobe thieves. After the police arrest the culprits, Mr.Beale asks if they want to paint his shed becausesomeone made a mess of it!

Which, um, is wrong. These people aren’t the characters in the book.

Then there’s the one from LibraryThing (which I am inclined to believe since at least they seem to have the character’s name right:

Ash Perrault can explain why she’s so upset: her dad’s fiancée is moving into their house, her best friend Mouse is hiding a secret from her, she has detention on the school dance committee, and her relationship with her boy friend, Seth, is confusing and often hurtful. But Ash can’t explain why the glass around her keeps breaking without her touching it. Her power to break glass is not only eerie, it’s dangerous. Can she find a way to control it?

And then there’s what’s written on the back of the book itself (which I am also inclined to believe!):

With purple hair and ’90s retro clothes, Ash Perrault is a modern-day Cinderella. She has a new stepmother, annoying stepsisters and a rocky relationship with the school prince. But she has a problem Cinderella didn’t have–a dangerous problem that keeps on getting worse.

My money is on the last two, personally. And I am curious as to why Amazon has all the wrong information. How do you get them to change things? Anyhow. That’s what I got for review! Thank you LibraryThing!

And now, for my excitement! My used book finds!! (click to enlarge) All my OoMP posts can be found here!

Yay! Yay! Yay!

To list:

  • Garden Spells – Sarah Addison Allen (Trade. Wanted this since I borrowed from library last summer!)
  • Fourteen and Holding – Candice F. Ransom (author of Thirteen, my most treasured book of all time)
  • Fifteen at Last – Candice F. Ransom
  • Class of ’88: Sophomore – Linda A. Cooney (only missing Freshman now and it’s complete!)
  • Class of ’89: Freshman – Linda A. Cooney (only missing Sophomore now and it’s complete!!)
  • Charisma, Inc Book 2: Breathless – Ruth Glick (trying to rebuild this series, too! Was thrilled to find this one!)
  • Sweep series books 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 9 – Cate Tiernan (I have finished those already and I am loving them and wishing I could have found books 3 and 8 and then final books in the series 10 -14 (I have 15!).)

Man, I wish we had a decent used bookstore here in Montreal. In English. Sigh. I loved that place. It was rather overwhelming though, there were so many books that you couldn’t help but get a fuzzy-brain looking at them all. And they were all crammed into tiny spaces making it hard to look at everything. But I loved it. Spent an hour there the second time I went. I was in heaven!