Sunday, August 21, 2011

In My Mailbox #1

This is my first time doing this meme hosted by The Story Siren, so I'm excited:) The weekly post was created to let others know what books you've just stumbled across, whether they've been mailed to you, you won them, or checked them out from your library.
Mine are both library picks this week. Since school started, I returned the 20 I checked out over the summer (teachers don't have a due date!) and picked out two more. Both with similar covers:

A Map of the Known World was recommended to me. I'm on page 55. Cara's brother Nate died in a car crash before his senior year of high school. Her life has completely changed. Now she's entering hs as a freshman and everyone treats her like the girl with the dead brother. She draws maps to escape reality. Damian, Nate's friend who was in the car crash but walked away unharmed, suddenly takes an interest in her. I'm interested to see how Cara and Damian connect. They're in the same advanced art class.  

I haven't started But I Love Him yet, but ever since I read Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler, I've been fascinated with sea glass. It would be really cool to find a piece. This is about a girl who loses herself in a controlling and abusive relationship. I've known girls like this and always wonder how they get in so deep they can't escape.

What's in your mailbox? 


Natalia Belikov (Wayland/Morgernstern/Herondale) said...

Hello =)
thanks for stopping by ^^
I read But I Love Him and I really really liked it! I hope you like it as much as I did. Great IMM! =)

Lisa said...

But I Love Him, was soooo good! I wish it was a little longer and more detailed though!

I hope you enjoy your new books!


Grace Fonseca said...

Very nice choices. Hope you enjoy them. New follower. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog.

Kristan said...

This week was my first IMM post as well! Both of your books sound great. I've actually never heard of A Map of the Known World before, but the premise sounds really good! I'll be adding that book to my wishlist for sure!

Sash and Em said...

But I Love Him looks good!

Check out Em's IMM!
Also, check out our giveaway of Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor