Sunday, November 27, 2011

In My YA Mailbox (Nov. 27, 2011)

The weekly In My Mailbox post is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It is fun to see what everyone else gets in their mailboxes, shopping bags, and library visits. Click on the link to The Story Siren's site to see the rules and join in the fun.
I guarantee that your TBR pile will grow when you see all the wonderful books everyone gets. You will discover lots of great blogs and lots of books that you won't be able to live without.

Everything I got this week was for my Kindle. I took advantage of some sales at Amazon and got a few books that I have been meaning to read.
Jenna and Jonah's Fauxmance by Brendan Halpin and Emily Franklin sounded cute but it was so far out of the genre I usually read that I couldn't convince myself to buy the hardcover. Getting the Kindle edition for $2.51 tipped the balance for me.

Dirty Little Secrets by C. J. Omololu was the same thing. Intriguing but out of my preferred genre. This one was too good a deal to pass up at $2.24.

Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien is in one of my preferred genres but I was feeling a little burned out with dystopias when it came out and I didn't buy it. It was available for $2.99 this week (but is back up to $9.99 today.)

I also accepted two books for review from the author this week.
Human Blend and Earth Blend are by Lori Pescatore. Here is the product description for Human Blend:
Escaping from them had been difficult enough, now Laney needs to keep hidden. All she wanted was to be on her own. Laney is not like other girls... she has very special abilities that set her apart from others. How or why she came about these abilities is a mystery she has yet to unfold. Haunted by memories and flashbacks of the suffering she endured at the hands of her captors, she changes her appearance and hides out in a small town. Ignoring her own warnings, she begins a relationship with a local boy. The relationship turns dangerous when the boy begins developing similar abilities. This development does not fall under the radar of the men who are trying to recapture her. A young doctor's interest is piqued when he witnesses her mysteriously curing a young child's illness. He befriends her due to his growing fascination with uncovering the true nature of her abilities, but not without harboring secrets of his own. Laney's new life falls apart when she meets a young intern that seems to have all the answers to her questions. The information sends her into a tail spin. Thoughts of going on the run once again are thwarted as those whom she was running from find her.
This is the description of Earth Blend:
Earth Blend is the second book in the Blend trilogy and the sequel to Human Blend. In this installment, the mysteries of the Blends and Earthlings are revealed. How can Julie live a normal life when she is anything but normal? Her relationship with Austin is complicated by emerging abilities in them both. Trust is hard to come by as lies and secrets hinder them at every turn. Is the past destined to repeat itself as the Earthlings once again rush to save them? Ensuing chaos breeds fatal consequences.
I thought they both sounded entertaining. They are also both pretty good deals. Human Blend is $.99 for the Kindle and Earth Blend is $2.99.

What did you get in your mailbox this past week?


  1. Some great Kindle bargains there. Hope you enjoy them all! You can see what I got in my mailbox here.

  2. Haven't heard of those! Hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my IMM

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. I'm really curious about Dirty Little Secret. Happy reading!!!!

  4. Jenna and Jonah was a fun read and Birthmarked was fantastic!

  5. Awesome books this week! Birthmarked looks really good! I hope they you enjoy!

    You can check out my IMM HERE!

    Claire :)


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