Sunday, April 26, 2009

In My Mailbox (12) + New Layout!

Finally! It's been four weeks since I've done my last IMM post. And that's because I hadn't received any books! It was terrible.

But, anyway! I got four fantastic books this week! Whoo! They are all from the lovely J. at Penguin. Thanks J.!

After by Amy Efaw
August 11, 2009

Who would do something so terrible?

Certainly not someone like Devon—straight-A student, soccer player with Olympic dreams, more mature than her own mother. But desperation and panic drove her to do what most people can’t even imagine. Now Devon ’s in a juvenile detention center charged with attempted murder. If she’s tried as an adult, she faces life in prison. Does Devon deserve that punishment? Your answer depends on whether you believe her story.

I already read this, and to put it easily: Fan-freaking-tastic. This will be the book everyone is talking about. It's wonderful. You have to check it out! Oh, and sorry for the poor cover picture, the best on I could find. Oh, and from the summary you can't really tell what the book is about so much, but just trust me with it.

Hold Still by Nina LaCour
October 15, 2009

An arresting story about starting over after a friend's suicide, from a breakthrough new voice in YA fiction.

dear caitli
n, there are so many things that i want so badly to tell you but i just can't.

Devastating, hopefully, hopeless, playful . . . in words and illustrations, Ingrid left behind a painful farewell in her journal for Caitlin. Now Caitlin is left alone, by loss and by choice, struggling to find renewed hope in the wake of her best friend's suicide. With the help of her family and newfound friends, Caitlin will encounter first love, broaden her horizons, and start to realize that true friendship didn't die with Ingrid. And the journal which once seemed only to chronicle Ingrid's descent into depression, becomes the tool by which Caitlin once again reaches out to all those who loved Ingrid-and Caitlin herself.

I'm reading this one right now and am loving it. It's so unique.

(no cover online)
Wanderlust by Lucy Silag
December 24, 2009
(no summary online)

This is the sequel to Beautiful Americans, which was really good.

(No cover online)
The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove
by Lauren Kate
November 12, 2009
(no summary online)

This one looks good to, like a prank gone bad kind of book.

Oh, and if you're on my blog right now, you probably see a new layout, and google readers you should visit my blog to check it out too. It may seem like I have multiple personalities (Khy.) BUT I don't. I just get bored. That gorgeous picture in the header is found here, and don't thank me, thank Irineya for it.


  1. Yes you do!

    I got the same books, dun dun dun.

  2. I like the new layout, especially the header.

  3. Whoa, the new layout's nice. I've had a bit of dry spell as well, in terms of books. :(

    Looks like you had a great haul to get back into the swing of things though! Amy Efaw's After, nice!

  4. I like the new layout. It's very eye-catching. Great week by the way!!

  5. I so want Wanderlust- I loved Beautiful Americans and can't wait to see how it's continued. :)

    And After looks really good too.

  6. Good books!
    The new layout is really nice, I like it^^

  7. After sounds amazing and I love the title Wanderlust, it's great!

  8. Great book haul and I love the new layout

  9. Nice layout. I need to read B.A. but of course then I need the sequel.

    but After and Hold Still sound AMAZING! Just saying. LOL


  10. Not getting books for weeks sucks but all of these look awesomee. I'm adding them all to my wishlist now.

  11. I love the new layout! Both "After" and "Hold Still" sound really great. I'll definitely take your advice and read "After".

  12. Please read and review After soon so I can know how it is like.

  13. Oh wow, they all sound so good. I'm going to have to add them to my wishlist!

  14. great books and i really like the new layout!


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