Sunday, April 10, 2011

In My Mailbox

Hey everyone! I hope you've all had a great weekend. We had some gorgeous weather this weekend so I spent a lot of time outside, which is the reason why there is no vlog this week. But I did have time to sqeeze in a post!


I didn't buy any books this week becasue I am on a book buying ban. But I received 3 for review:

Karma

On October 31, 1984, Indira Gandhi is gunned down by two Sikh bodyguards. The murder sparks riots in Delhi and for three days Sikh families are targeted and killed in retribution for the Prime Minister’s death. It is into this chaos that sixteen-year-old Maya and her Sikh father, Amar, arrive from their home in Canada. India’s political instability is the backdrop and catalyst for Maya’s awakening to the world. KARMA is the story of how a young woman, straddling two cultures and enduring personal loss, learns forgiveness, acceptance and love.


The FitzOsbornes in Exile (The Montmaray Journals, #2)

Michelle Cooper combines the drama of pre-War Europe with the romance of debutante balls and gives us another compelling historical page turner.Sophia FitzOsborne and the royal family of Montmaray escaped their remote island home when the Germans attacked, and now find themselves in the lap of luxury. Sophie's journal fills us in on the social whirl of London's 1937 season, but even a princess in lovely new gowns finds it hard to fit in. Is there no other debutante who reads?!And while the balls and house parties go on, newspaper headlines scream of war in Spain and threats from Germany. No one wants a second world war. Especially not the Montmaravians—with all Europe under attack, who will care about the fate of their tiny island kingdom? Will the FitzOsbornes ever be able to go home again? Could Montmaray be lost forever?




Then I Met My Sister
 
Shannon has been the backdrop of my life since the moment I was born.


Summer Stetson lives inside a shrine to her dead sister. Eclipsed by Shannon's greatness, Summer feels like she's a constant disappointment to her controlling, Type A momzilla and her all-too-quiet dad. Her best friend Gibson believes Summer's C average has more to do with rebelliousness than smarts, but she knows she can never measure up—academically or otherwise.

On her birthday, Summer receives a secret gift from her aunt: Shannon's diary. Suddenly, the one-dimensional vision of her sister becomes all too solid. Is this love-struck, mom-bashing badass the same Shannon everyone raves about? Determined to understand her troubled sister, Summer dives headfirst down a dark rabbit hole and unearths painful family secrets. Each revelation brings Summer closer to the mysterious and liberating truth about her family—and herself.


That's it for me this week! What's in your mailbox?

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8 comments:

  1. I've been really curious about Karma. I don't usually like verse novels, but the subject sounds intriguing. I have to admit, the cover is also really appealing. I hope you like it and your other books!

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  3. Oh! Those look like great contemporary novel Cathy! I'm not too familiar with any of them so I can't wait to see how much you liked them! Happy Reading! :)

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  4. those are some interesting books =) i hope you enjoy them1

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  5. I really really need to impliment a book buying ban. Need to find some will power first.
    Then I Met My Sister looks good.
    Happy reading.
    Sally.
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  6. Oooh! Lovely books this week :)

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  7. Very nice covers. .....Then I met my sister, great cover.


    Michelle

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  8. I like the sounds of these novels!! The Fitzosbornes in Exile looks really good. Enjoy!

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