Saturday 29 May 2010

In My Mailbox (35)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren. Check out her awesome YA reviews.

A few good ones this week!

For Review:
Rich and Mad by William NicholsonRich and Mad by William Nicholson - Read this, review here.

This is a compelling and beautifully written novel about first love, first sex, and everything in between. Maddy Fisher has decided to fall in love. And not just any sort of love: can't-eat can't-sleep crazy in love. Rich Ross is after the same thing. He's set his sights high, and he's going to make it happen. The problem is, in life's messy whirlwind of friends and lies and sex and porn, the real thing can be hard to fine. But there's always a first time for everything... From Amazon UK

My Name is Memory by Ann BrasharesMy Name is Memory by Ann Brashares

Daniel tells me that he’s always loved me. That I feel the same. That I always have.
Not just in this life, but in my last life, and all my lives before.
But I don’t remember him.
He says he is always searching for me. Always hoping that one day I will remember. But it is only he that carries the memory of our love.
I know that finding true love is never easy. Perhaps you have fought for it. Perhaps, like Daniel, you have endured the pain of it being unrequited.
But I hope your quest ends happily.
I hope you never have to face the heartbreak that inevitably awaits us.
This is our extraordinary, unforgettable story.
From Amazon UK

Won from Read This Book:

Ballads of Surburbia by by Staphanie KuehnertBallads of Surburbia by by Staphanie Kuehnert - Signed and dedicated!

Ballads are the kind of songs that Kara McNaughton likes best. Not the cliched ones where a diva hits her highest note or a rock band tones it down a couple of notches for the ladies, but the true ballads: the punk rocker or the country crooner telling the story of their life in three minutes, the chorus reminding their listeners of the numerous ways to screw things up. In high school, Kara helped maintain the "Stories of Suburbia" notebook, which contained newspaper articles about bizarre and often tragic events from suburbs all over and personal vignettes that Kara dubbed "ballads" written by her friends in Oak Park, a suburb of Chicago. Those "ballads" were heartbreakingly honest tales of the moments when life changes and a kid is forced to grow up too soon. But Kara never wrote her own ballad. Before she could figure out what her song was about, she was leaving town after a series of disastrous events at the end of her junior year. Four years later, Kara returns to face the music, and tells the tale of her first three years of high school with her friends' "ballads" interspersed throughout. From Amazon UK

I'm a happy girl! :)


  1. They all look like such good books! I've heard great things about Ballads of Suburbia, and I really, really want to read Rich and Mad. Enjoy!

  2. Ooh, Rich and Mad! I loved that book. My Name is Memory sounds cool too. Hope you enjoy!

  3. Luisa - Thank you! Rich and Mad was amazing! I loved it, and I'm sure you will too! :) I'm also relly looking forward to Ballads of Surburbia, it sounds really good!

    Jenny - Cheers! Rich and Mad is just so awesome! I loved it :) My Name is Memory does sound good, I'm really looking forward to it! :)

  4. My name is Memory is going to be brilliant and I've wanted to read Ballads of Suburbia forever. Hope you enjoy them!

  5. Thank you! I can't wait to read My Name is Memory! The font is so tiny, though! May take me a while, lol. Same about Ballads, it just sounds so good! Need to get my hands on I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone too, that one sounds so good!

  6. Thanks for the font warning for My name is memory. I may see if there's an e-book! Cover looks familiar LOL.

  7. Oh, I'm not sure if it's illegible tiny. And I have a proof copy, so it might be different in the actual finished book. I just mentioned it because it was smaller than I expected. It could be ok. Lol, there is a similarity in the cover, but I think it may make sense - I've not yet read the book yet, but it says to me it's about trying to keep a hold of something fragile? I think it's pretty. :)

  8. Great books this week! Happy reading :)

  9. Thank you! :) I'm looking forward to them!

  10. I am so jealous. My copy of My Name is Memory did not come this week. I sure hope it come Tuesday as I am going to hear Brashares speak at the the county library on Thursday. Hope you enjoy it.

  11. Thank you! Ohh, I hope it does too! Enjoy the Brashares talk, that sounds good! :)

  12. I am glad that the book arrived safely! The last of the books you won should be arriving shortly. :) Enjoy!

  13. Thanks Kate! I look forward to reading them! :)

  14. Rich & Mad sounds good! But Amazon isn't selling the paperbacks anymore, boo! I'm excited to read My Name is Memory!

  15. Oh, that sucks! Have you tried The Book Depository? They might have some - and free world wide shipping! My Name is Memory sounds awesome, I am so looking forward to reading them!