In My Mailbox (3)

In My Mailbox is a meme created by The Story Siren, and sums up my past week in book purchases!

So this week I bought 5 books:


Lauren Oliver - Before I Fall

What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?

Samantha Kingston has it all—looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12th should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it’s her last. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. In fact, she re-lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she had ever imagined.



Laurie Halse Anderson - Wintergirls

“Dead girl walking,” the boys say in the halls.
“Tell us your secret,” the girls whisper, one toilet to another.
I am that girl.
I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.
I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame.

Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest. But what comes after size zero and size double-zero? When Cassie succumbs to the demons within, Lia feels she is being haunted by her friend’s restless spirit.

In her most emotionally wrenching, lyrically written book since the multiple-award-winning Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson explores Lia’s descent into the powerful vortex of anorexia, and her painful path toward recovery.



Suzanne LaFleur - Love, Aubrey

"I had everything I needed to run a household: a house, food, and a new family. From now on it would just be me and Sammy–the two of us, and no one else."

Something terrible has happened. Eleven-year-old Aubrey is on her own. 'It was fun at first, playing house. Nothing to think about but TV and cheese. A perfect world'. She's determined to hide away and take care of herself, because facing the truth is too much to bear. 'I couldn't let anyone know that I was alone. I was staying right here'. But with the love of her grandmother and the letters she writes, can Aubrey begin to see that even though she's lost everything - all is not lost?



Katherine Paterson - Bridge To Terabithia

Jess Aarons wants to be the fastest boy in the class. He's been practising all summer and he's sure he's going to win. But when a girl named Leslie Burke moves into the neighbouring farm his life changes forever. Not only does Leslie not look or act like any of the girls in school, she also turns out to be the fastest runner in the year. After getting over the humiliation of being beaten by a girl, Jess begins to think Leslie might be okay - she's clever and funny and not a bit soppy. It is Leslie who invents Terabithia, the secret country on an island across the creek. Here Jess could forget his large, quarrelsome family, his father who thought it was ummanly to love drawing, and his little sister May Belle, who was always tagging after him. Here he could be strong and unafraid. The only way to reach Terabithia is by rope-swing where Jess and Leslie become King and Queen, defeating giants, sharing stories and dreams, and plotting against their enemies. They are invincible - until tragedy strikes. It is more dreadful than anything Jess had ever dreamed of, but as he struggles to cope with his grief and anger, he finds that his family value him more than he'd thought.



Jeremy De Quidt - The Toymaker

What good is a toy that will wind down? What if you could put a heart in one? A real heart. One that beat and beat and didn't stop. What couldn't you do if you could make a toy like that? From the moment Mathias becomes the owner of a mysterious piece of paper, he is in terrible danger. Entangled in devious plots and pursued by the sinister Doctor Leiter and his devilish toys, Mathias finds himself on a quest to uncover a deadly secret.


Chas @ LLL in the 808 said...

I am really liking the cover of Wintergirls! I have been seeing this one around and so I look forward to the reviews!=)


Spellboundbybooks Melissa said...

Some great looking books here. Before I fall is amazing. I loved it. Hope you enjoy it as well

Chas @ LLL in the 808 said...

Mahalo for stopping by.
How are you liking your current read so far?

Nina said...

I have seen Jeremy De Quidt - The Toymaker at Waterstones, but didn't think I would like it. Hopefully it's good, because the cover is fun! :)
Enjoy those wonderful books you got this week1

GABY said...

Great books. I love the Bridge to T.. movie :)

Anonymous said...

What a great set of titles! I absolutely loved Wintergirls - and I've been debating buying Before I Fall for a bit now - I look forward to your thoughts on it.

Happy Reading!

Anonymous said...

These all look terrific. Bridge to Terabithia seems to have become a modern classic. And I keep reading glowing reviews of Before I Fall. Enjoy!

readingbetweenpages said...

Great books.. I loved almost all their cover design as well. I am eagerly looking forward to your reviews now!

- kavyen

Crystal said...

I loved Before I Fall and I hope you do too!

I also really love the cover for Winter Girls

Sara said...

Aww amazing books this week! Before I Fall and Wintergirls are two of my favorites, I hope you like them. Happy reading :D

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