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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mailbox Monday (50)

I am trying to read more YA books so I'm excited about the books I received last week. By the way, Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia of The Printed Page and hosted this month by Rose City Reader. I will be hosting in February with giveaways each week! Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. (Library books don’t count, but eBooks & audiobooks do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists!

Fairest by Gail Carson Levine (bought)

Once upon a time, there was a girl who wanted to be pretty . . .

Aza's singing is the fairest in all the land, and the most unusual. She can "throw"t her voice so it seems to come from anywhere. But singing is only one of the two qualities prized in the Kingdom of Ayortha. Aza doesn't possess the other: beauty. Not even close. She's hidden in the shadows in her parents' inn, but when she becomes lady-in-waiting to the new queen, she has to step into the light—especially when the queen demands a dangerous favor. A magic mirror, a charming prince, a jealous queen, palace intrigue, and an injured king twine into a maze that Aza must penetrate to save herself and her beloved kingdom.

Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings by Helene Boudreau

Freak of nature takes on a whole new meaning...If she hadn't been so clueless, she might have seen it coming. But really, who expects to get into a relaxing bathtub after a stressful day of shopping for tankinis and come out with scales and a tail?
Most. Embarrassing. Moment. Ever. Jade soon discovers she inherited her mermaid tendencies from her mom. But if Mom was a mermaid, how did she drown? Jade is determined to find out. So how does a plus-size, aqua-phobic mer-girl go about doing that exactly? And how will Jade ever be able to explain her secret to her best friend, Cori, and to her crush, Luke? This summer is about to get a lot more interesting...

Alexis: My True Story of Being Seduced by an Online Predator by Alexis Singer

After a rocky junior year of high school, Alexis Singer was lonely, stressed out, and vulnerable--the ideal target for an older man with bad intentions. When a message popped up on her computer screen one night from a message board acquaintance, she could never have known that by responding she was making a choice that would change her forever.

By posing as a friend and confidant, the man gave Alexis the attention she desperately craved and weaseled his way into her life in an unimaginable way. Within weeks, Alexis was sucked into an emotionally dependent relationship, engaging in cybersex and sending him explicit photos of herself. Somewhere along the way, she lost who she was and put her dreams for the future, relationships with friends and family, and psychological well-being on the line.

'Not much about that first online conversation we had sticks out in my head except for his surprising interest in me. I probably would have forgotten about it if it weren't for that. I would have dismissed him as just another creep.'

Thank you Cindy from Cindy's Love of Books for the last two books!
So what did you get in your mailbox last week?

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9 comments :

  1. Laura you guys are more the welcome. I hope you enjoy both the books I gave you :)

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  2. Alexis looks like a book I should read...thanks for sharing.

    And in February, we'll be seeing you every week for this meme!

    Here's my MAILBOX/READING

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  3. Hi There!
    Likes like you'll be busy this week! My Mailbox is Here

    Barb at Sugarbeat's Books

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  4. This topic just sickens me: "Alexis: My True Story of Being Seduced by an Online Predator by Alexis Singer"

    I wish all of those predators were locked up.

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  5. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/mailbox-monday-admission.html

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  6. @ Serena
    I totally understand how you feel.

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  7. The first two sound fun and the third sounds harrowing!

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  8. You had a nice mailbox. I remember Cindy's review of Real Mermaids and that she liked it - I hope you do too.

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  9. The mermaid book looks intriguing. Hope you enjoy all your YA books!

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