Monday, May 23, 2011

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. Anyone can participate in IMM and you are not limited to only sharing books that arrive via your mailbox. You can also share books that you've bought or books that you've gotten at the library. You can find more information on how to participate in the In My Mailbox meme by visiting The Story Siren

This week in my mailbox...

Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth

Goodreads Description:
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.

But I Love Him by Amanda Grace (Pseudonym), Mandy Hubbard

Goodreads Description:

Tonight was so much worse than anything before it. Tonight he didn't stop after the first slap.

At the beginning of senior year, Ann was a smiling, straight-A student and track star with friends and a future. Then she met a haunted young man named Connor. Only she can heal his emotional scars; only he could make her feel so loved — and needed. Ann can't recall the pivotal moment it all changed, when she surrendered everything to be with him, but by graduation, her life has become a dangerous high wire act. Just one mistake could trigger Connor's rage, a senseless storm of cruel words and violence damaging everything — and everyone — in its path.

This evocative slideshow of flashbacks reveals a heartbreaking story of love gone terribly wrong.

It is a good thing school is almost out because I have been dying to read these two little jewels!

Feel free to share what's in your mailbox...I'd hate to miss the opportunity to add to my already out of control TBR pile!


Natalie Aguirre said...

I so wish Divergent was in my mailbox. I'm still waiting in line at the library. Happy reading!

salarsenッ said...

I think I've seen three posts about Divergent this morning. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Lucky you! Divergent is at the very top of my wishlist at the moment!! :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I read Divergent last week and loved it.

I'll have to check out Mandy's book. I've got a relationship story planned for the near future. Fortunately, mine doesn't sound anything close to hers. Phew!

Jen Daiker said...

Love the books you've chosen!!!

I'm currently reading Goodnight Tweetheart and LOVING IT!

Colene Murphy said...

I cannot WAIT to dive into Divergent! Been waiting forever for it to come out! Great books this week Renae!

Lindsay said...

yep, I have both of those already. I just finished BUT I LOVE HIM last night. Soooo good. ;)

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Oh, I really want to read Divergent. I've heard nothing but great things about it.

I haven't heard of the other book, but it sounds great, too!


LTM said...

that second one sounds crazy-powerful. I wonder why MH used a pen name for it..?

Thanks, Renae! <3

Anonymous said...

I loved Divergent and I have But I Love Him.

I bought so many books that I wouldn't know how to list them all.