Books To Pine For (67)

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Basically “Books to Pine For” are books not yet released, that I can’t wait to get my hands on (or books I’ve recently gotten my hands on… but are still pine-worthy)! These books are ones that should be on your radar, because I know they are on mine!

If this is your first visit to the blog, I do “Books to Pine For” sporadically, it’s a regular feature but it doesn’t have a set date I post every month or what not.

You can check out all the books to pine for posts, they start chronologically from the most recent. In case you want to check out some earlier ones I’ve done. Okay I’ve rambled enough, on to the goods!

Just a note.. all the links in the titles go to their Goodreads page… easier to add to your wish list!

*ALL SUMMARIES ARE FROM GOODREADS OR AMAZON!

Slated by Teri TerrySlated by Teri Terry

Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Release Date: January 24, 2013

Kyla has been Slated—her memory and personality erased as punishment for committing a crime she can’t remember. The government has taught her how to walk and talk again, given her a new identity and a new family, and told her to be grateful for this second chance that she doesn’t deserve. It’s also her last chance—because they’ll be watching to make sure she plays by their rules.

As Kyla adjusts to her new life, she’s plagued by fear. Who is she, really? And if only criminals are slated, why are so many innocent people disappearing? Kyla is torn between the need to know more and her instinct for self-preservation. She knows a dangerous game is being played with her life, and she can’t let anyone see her make the wrong move . . . but who can she trust when everyone is a stranger?

Debut author Teri Terry has written a brilliantly compelling, original and thought-provoking novel about an uncomfortably plausible future.

Out of The Easy by Ruta SepetysOut of The Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Publisher: Philomel
Release Date: February 12, 2013

It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street.

Josie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans lures her in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.

With characters as captivating as those in her internationally bestselling novel Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys skillfully creates a rich story of secrets, lies, and the haunting reminder that decisions can shape our destiny.

The Gathering Dark by Christine JohnsonThe Gathering Dark by Christine Johnson

Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: February 12, 2013

A mysterious teen boy knows the secrets of Keira’s dangerous hallucinations in this gripping romantic fantasy from the author of Claire de Lune.
Keira’s hallucinating. First it’s a door hovering above the road; then it’s a tree in her living room. But with her parents fighting and her best friend not speaking to her, Keira can’t tell anyone about her breakdown.

Until she meets Walker. They have an electric connection, and somehow he can see the same shadowy images plaguing Keira.

But trusting Walker may be more dangerous than Keira could have ever imagined. The more she confides in him, the more intense—and frightening—her visions become. Because Walker is not what he appears to be. And neither are her visions.

Dance of Shadows (Dance of Shadows #1) by Yelena BlackDance of Shadows (Dance of Shadows #1) by Yelena Black

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Release Date: February 12, 2013

Vanessa Adler isn’t so sure she really belongs at the School of American Ballet. But dance runs in her family. It’s been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. Her grandmother and mother were prima ballerinas, and her older sister Margaret was, too. That is, until Margaret mysteriously disappeared from school three years ago. Vanessa is heir to the family’s gift and the only person who can fulfill her sister’s destiny. She has no choice. But she never could have guessed how dangerous the school is. The infamous choreographer, Josef, isn’t just ruthless with his pupils, he guards a sinister secret, one in which the school’s dancers-prized for their beauty, grace, and discipline-become pawns in a world of dark, deadly demons.

The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door by Karen FinneyfrockThe Sweet Revenge of Celia Door by Karen Finneyfrock

Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Release Date: February 21, 2013

That’s the day the trouble started.
The trouble that nearly ruined my life.
The trouble that turned me Dark.
The trouble that begs me for revenge.

Celia Door enters her freshman year of high school with giant boots, dark eyeliner, and a thirst for revenge against Sandy Firestone, the girl who did something unspeakable to Celia last year.

But then Celia meets Drake, the cool new kid from New York City who entrusts her with his deepest, darkest secret. When Celia’s quest for justice threatens her relationship with Drake, she’s forced to decide which is sweeter: revenge or friendship.

This debut novel from Karen Finneyfrock establishes her as a bright, bold, razor-sharp new voice for teens.

Operation Oleander by Valerie O. PattersonOperation Oleander by Valerie O. Patterson

Publisher: Clarion Books
Release Date: March 5, 2013

When Jess’s dad ships out to Afghanistan, she wants nothing more than to feel close to him once again. So, she rounds up her friends, Sam and Meriwether, to form the Order of the Oleander, a club that collects school supplies for Afghan orphans. But Jess’s delight in the Order’s success turns to horror as breaking news reveals that as the soldiers unloaded the latest shipment of supplies, a bomb went off near the orphanage, killing troops and civilians alike. Jess is relieved to discover her father was only injured, but dismayed to hear that Meriwether’s mother was killed….and Meri believes it is Jess’s fault.

Abandoned by her friends, shunned by the community, and commanded by the general to shut down the Order, Jess is suddenly thrust into political media firestorm with no backup but her father’s emails. Valerie O. Patteron’s literary prose is deeply evocative and emotional, conveying Jess’ agony as she struggles to reconcile her affection for Afghan orphans with her love and loyalty to the American armed forces in this stunning contemporary drama.

The Shadow Girl by Jennifer ArcherThe Shadow Girl by Jennifer Archer

Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: April 9, 2013

For as long as Lily Winston can remember, she has never been alone. Iris, a shadowy figure who mimics Lily’s movements and whispers in her ear, is with her always — but invisible to the rest of the world. Iris is Lily’s secret. But when Lily’s father is killed in a tragic accident, his cryptic final words suggest that he and Lily’s mother have been hiding secrets of their own. Suddenly, Iris begins pushing Lily more than ever, possessing her thoughts and urging her to put together the pieces of a strange puzzle her father left behind. As she searches for answers, Lily finds herself drawn to Ty Collier, a mysterious new boy in town. Together, Lily and Ty must untangle a web of deception to discover the truth about her family, Iris — and Lily’s own identity.

The Shadow Girl is a chilling, mind-bending mystery filled with stunning twists, haunting reveals, and a realistic setting with a supernatural touch that’s perfect for fans of Before I Fall and If I Stay.

Tides by Betsy CornwellTides by Betsy Cornwell

Publisher: Clarion Books
Release Date: June 4, 2013

When high-school senior Noah Gallagher and his adopted teenage sister, Lo, go to live with their grandmother in her island cottage for the summer, they don’t expect much in the way of adventure. Noah has landed a marine biology internship, and Lo wants to draw and paint, perhaps even to vanquish her struggles with bulimia. But then things take a dramatic turn for them both when Noah mistakenly tries to save a mysterious girl from drowning. This dreamlike, suspenseful story—deftly told from multiple points of view—dives deeply into selkie folklore while examining the fluid nature of love and family.

The Elementals by Saundra MitchellThe Elementals by Saundra Mitchell

Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books
Release Date: June 4, 2013

In 1917, war spells the death of one age in Europe; the rise of motion pictures heralds the birth of a new one in America. Caught between both are two extraordinary souls, bound by destiny.

Kate Witherspoon has lived a bohemian life with her artist parents, and she’s infused with their wanton disregard for social norms. She’s determined to become a film director, and she doesn’t intend to do that in a corset.

Meanwhile, midwestern farm boy Julian Birch has inherited the tenacity and wanderlust that fueled his parents’ adventures. War calls, yet not for him—but he refuses to let his disability define him.

Strangers driven by a shared vision, Kate and Julian set out separately for Los Angeles, the city of dreams. There, they each struggle to find their independence. When they finally meet, the teenage runaways realize their true legacy: the ability to triumph over death, over time. But as their powerful parents before them learned, all magic comes with a price.

In this sweeping companion to The Vespertine and The Springsweet, the teenage children of the heroes of the previous novels confront a decades-old tragedy still unfolding. At the crucial moment, will Kate and Julian have the courage to embrace their gifts?

My Chemical Mountain by Corina VaccoMy Chemical Mountain by Corina Vacco

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date: June 11, 2013

Rocked by his father’s recent death and his mother’s sudden compulsion to overeat, Jason lashes out by breaking into the abandoned mills and factories that plague his run-down town. Always by his side are his two best friends, Charlie, a fearless thrill junkie, and Cornpup, a geek inventor whose back is covered with cysts. The boys rage against the noxious pollution that suffocates their town and despise those responsible for it; at the same time, they embrace the danger of their industrial wasteland and boast about living on the edge.

Then on a night the boys vandalize one of the mills, Jason makes a costly mistake–and unwittingly becomes a catalyst for change. In a town like his, change should be a good thing. There’s only one problem: change is what Jason fears most of all.

Belle Epoque by Elizabeth RossBelle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date: June 11, 2013

When Maude Pichon runs away from provincial Brittany to Paris, her romantic dreams vanish as quickly as her savings. Desperate for work, she answers an unusual ad. The Durandeau Agency provides its clients with a unique service—the beauty foil. Hire a plain friend and become instantly more attractive.

Monsieur Durandeau has made a fortune from wealthy socialites, and when the Countess Dubern needs a companion for her headstrong daughter, Isabelle, Maude is deemed the perfect adornment of plainness.

But Isabelle has no idea her new “friend” is the hired help, and Maude’s very existence among the aristocracy hinges on her keeping the truth a secret. Yet the more she learns about Isabelle, the more her loyalty is tested. And the longer her deception continues, the more she has to lose.

Inspired by a short story written by Emile Zola, Belle Epoque is set at the height of bohemian Paris, when the city was at the peak of decadence, men and women were at their most beautiful, and morality was at its most depraved.

08/29/12



Real Teen Review

Reviews By A Real Teen: Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

Meet Christina, a real teen, and her opinions on YA books!

Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

I got meet Susan at the Fierce Reads signing, and she was incredibly sweet. She was there supporting Leigh Bardgugo because she’s actually doing signings with Leigh and Veronica Roth. I got to talk to her and I got my picture with her. She also gave me a business-like card for her book: Something Strange and Deadly. I told her I would read and I finished it yesterday, August 8, 2012.

This book takes place in Philadelphia, in the era where girl’s wore corsets and carried parasols. It’s about a young girl named Eleanor Fitt and she is on a, journey, you could call it. She lives with her mother. Her brother, Elijah, lives in New York for because that is where he works. When Elijah doesn’t come home from New York when he’s supposed to, Eleanor gets frightened. When the walking Dead start to rise, Eleanor gets worried that her brother has been captured by them. Her suspicion only grows when a Dead brings her a note from Elijah, telling her that he’s not coming back and not to tell mother. She asks the Spirit-Hunters if they can help her find Elijah. They agree and along the way, even though she is trying hard to find Elijah, she gets distracted when she’s around Daniel, a member of the Spirit-Hunters. So, Eleanor, Daniel, Joseph (the creator and leader of the Spirit-Hunters), and Jie, the other member of the Spirit-Hunters have to do some life-risking decisions.

I LOVED this book!! It was fun reading it because Susan used all the language that they used back in that era. She probably had to do a lot of research for this book. It was very different from any of the other books I read, and I mean different in a good way. I’ve only read like one or two books about zombies/walking Dead and this was one of my favorites. And don’t even get me started on Daniel!!

Something’s I didn’t like…her mom didn’t care about Eleanor all that much. She wanted Eleanor to date Clarence because he was wealthy and her mom was all about the money. Since Eleanor’s dad died, her reputation had been smashed and then it was smothered into the ground further when Elijah didn’t come home. There’s one part where Eleanor gets hurt and her mom’s talking to her about how they’ll make it when she’s injured and the “thing” happened to Clarence and she was worried about her relationship with him more than her actual life. Being alive and all.

5 out of 5. No doubt about it. Amazing!!

08/28/12



Blog Tour, Giveaway

Blog Tour: The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand & Giveaway!

Claire Legrand

Books:

  • The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls

At the Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, you will definitely learn your lesson. A dark, timeless, and heartfelt novel for fans of Coraline and The Mysterious Benedict Society.Victoria hates nonsense. There is no need for it when your life is perfect. The only smudge on her pristine life is her best friend Lawrence. He is a disaster—lazy and dreamy, shirt always untucked, obsessed with his silly piano. Victoria often wonders why she ever bothered being his friend. (Lawrence does too.)

But then Lawrence goes missing. And he’s not the only one. Victoria soon discovers that The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls is not what it appears to be. Kids go in but come out…different. Or they don’t’ come out at all.

If anyone can sort this out, it’s Victoria—even if it means getting a little messy.

Character Interview – Mrs. Cavendish and Mr. Alice
The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls Blog Tour

Today I am super excited to share an interview with the villains of The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, Mr. Alice, the Cavendish Home groundskeeper, and Mrs. Cavendish herself!

Mrs. Cavendish: “Villains” is such a strong word, Kristi. Are you quite sure you wish to start off the interview on such a note?

Kristi: Well . . . I . . . I mean . . .

Mr. Alice: I’m the gardener.

Mrs. Cavendish: Yes, darling, and such a good one, too.

K: Well, I apologize. I’ll try to stay away from the word “villains.” How about that?

Mrs. C: That’s much better. Your parents taught you well, it would seem.

Mr. A: Good little children obey their elders.

Mrs. C: Isn’t he a marvelous man?

K: He’s something, all right. So tell me, Mrs. Cavendish: What prompted you to open a children’s home? You must have such a big heart.

Mrs. C: Oh, I do, Kristi. I only want what’s best for the children of the world. For years, I wondered how I could most effectively find the children who needed me. When I decided to open orphanages, everything changed. It was the perfect fit for me. For us.

Mr. A: The perfect fit.

K: Um, Mr. Alice, you’ve got something dark hanging from between your lips.

Mrs. C: Tsk tsk, darling. Wipe your mouth. What have we discussed about manners?

Mr. A: Good little children mind their manners.

Mrs. C: Yes, and good little gardeners do too.

Mr. A: I’m an excellent gardener.

K: Just move on, Kristi. You didn’t see what you thought you saw.

Mrs. C: What was that, dear?

Kristi: Uh, nothing. So, you said orphanages. Have you opened other orphanages besides the Cavendish Home?

Mr. A: Oh yes. Many orphanages. Many children. Many gardens!

Mrs. C: Calm yourself, Mr. Alice. Kristi, yes, I have overseen the direction of many Homes over the years. I find the communities that can most benefit from my services, and once they hear what I have to offer, they welcome me with open arms.

K: What’s your vision for the children of the Cavendish Home? What do you hope they gain from their time with you?

Mrs. C: Oh. Oh, I have so many ambitions for all my children. I hope they gain a better understanding of how the world works, and what their place is in it. I hope they leave my Home that much more capable of integrating into the world . . .

K: Oh, how nice!

Mrs. C: . . . and I hope they learn how to keep their mouths shut. Don’t you agree that children these days are far too opinionated? Too rebellious? Too quick to disrespect their elders?

K: You’re smiling really big while you say that.

Mr. A: Mouths shut. Ha. Keep their mouths shut.

Mrs. C: I suppose you could say I’m rather old-fashioned, Kristi. Children should be seen and not heard. Sometimes, they shouldn’t even be seen at all.

K: What do you mean?

Mrs. C: I mean, the world could be a much lovelier place if we culled out all the nasty things. Don’t you think? The dirty things, the stupid and awkward and pimpled things? Mediocrity isn’t natural; it’s born out of laziness. Anyone can be beautiful, smart, and popular if they push themselves hard enough. It’s just that sometimes you have to push them because they won’t do it themselves.

K: . . . I think I’d like to move on to the next question.

Mrs. C: Have I made you uncomfortable, Kristi?

K: Not at all.

Mrs. C: You should come to the Home sometime, see my ideology in action for yourself. Wouldn’t you like to visit? Mr. Alice could give you a tour of the gardens.

Mr. A: The gardens are my favorite things. I take care of them.

K: That’s okay. I’m pretty busy running this blog and all.

Mrs. C: Ah. As you wish. But you’re always welcome. Any time, Kristi. Any time at all. The children love visitors.

K: Gee, thanks! Let me check my watch here . . . yep, only a few minutes left. (Thank goodness.)

Mrs. C: What was that?

K: Oh, nothing. So, Mr. Alice, you brought several photos of your gardens today, and they’re just lovely. Where do you get your inspiration?

Mr. A: Mrs. Cavendish.

K: Really? That’s it?

Mr. A: I owe Mrs. Cavendish everything. Mrs. Cavendish takes care of me.

Mrs. C: Yes, darling, and I always will.

K: Well . . . do you have any other hobbies besides gardening?

Mr. A: I like eating. We all eat together in the dining room, and I like that. Also, toys. I like making toys. I’m good at making toys.

Mrs. C: Kristi doesn’t want to hear about that, though.

K: Actually, I kind of—

Mrs. C: I’m afraid we’re running out of time, Kristi. We have so much to oversee, so many chores to do and classes to teach. Our children are waiting for us.

K: Of course. Just a couple more questions. What do you think about this recent string of disappearances lately? Several children in Belleville have been reported missing.

Mrs. C: Oh? Are you sure about that?

K: Totally. I have the police records and newspaper articles and everything right here. There was some kid named Donovan, and another one named Lawrence . . .

Mrs. C: Kristi, I’m sorry, but those papers you’re holding appear to be blank. Are you sure you weren’t imagining things?

K: What the . . . ? What happened?! There were totally words on these pages five minutes ago.

Mrs. C: I think Kristi needs some sleep, Mr. Alice. Don’t you?

Mr. A: We could tuck her in.

K: That’s definitely not necessary. Wow. I totally forgot what I was about to ask you.

Mr. A: Forgot. Forgot.

K: All these papers in my hands—where’d they come from? And they’re all blank? Weird. I’m sorry, I’m . . . I seem to be a little disoriented.

Mrs. C: Don’t worry, Kristi. This sort of thing happens.

K: Wow. Anyway, moving on to my next question: What’s all this about a girl named Victoria?

Mr. A: No. No, no, no. Mrs. Cavendish, I don’t like it.

Mrs. C: Don’t worry, darling. Kristi, we don’t know anyone named Victoria.

K: That’s not what I’ve heard.

Mrs. C: Oh? And what is it, exactly, that you’ve heard?

K: Rumor is, Victoria’s onto you. She thinks there’s something more going on at your Home than you’ll admit. That bad things happen there.

Mrs. C: Why, I’ve never heard anything more preposterous. At the Cavendish Home, we want only what’s best for our children, and all the children of Belleville.

Mr. A: Good children. Happy, good little children.

Mrs. C: That’s right, dear. Now, is there anything else?

K: No, I . . . I guess that’s it. I wish I knew what all these blank papers are here for, though. I just can’t remember, like it’s been sucked straight out of my head.

Mrs. C: How distinctly odd. Perhaps you’d better have a lie-down and rest after we leave.

K: Maybe you’re right.

Mr. A: You could nap a long time. Naps are dark. Naps are quiet.

K: That sounds really nice, actually. You guys can find your way out?

Mrs. C: Oh, we can find our way out of most anything. Not to worry.

K: All right, well, thanks for coming in for the interview, and—ahhhh!

Mr. A: Ahhhh!

Mrs. C: Stop screaming, you idiot. Kristi, what seems to be the problem?

K: Nothing, it’s fine. There was just a bug under my pillow but it ran away. A giant one, too, and it was making this awful clicking sound. But it’s gone now, I guess. Ugh. So gross.

Mrs. C: Oh, dear. I’d watch out for those bugs, Kristi. Some bugs can bite, you know.

Mr. A: CHOMP.

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Claire Legrand is a Texan living in New York City. She used to be a musician until she realized she couldn’t stop thinking about the stories in her head. Now a full-time writer, Claire can often be found typing with purpose on her keyboard or spontaneously embarking upon adventures to lands unknown. The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls is her first novel, due out August 28 from Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers. Her second novel, The Year of Shadows, a ghost story for middle grade readers, comes out August 2013. Her third novel, Winterspell, a young adult re-telling of The Nutcracker, comes out Fall 2014.

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08/27/12



Giveaway, Guest Blog

Guest Post: Elana K. Arnold & Giveaway

Elana K. Arnold

Books:

  • Sacred

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Growing up on Catalina Island, off the California coast, Scarlett Wenderoth has led a fairly isolated life. After her brother dies, her isolation deepens as she withdraws into herself, shutting out her friends and boyfriend. Her parents, shattered by their own sorrow, fail to notice Scarlett’s pain and sudden alarming thinness. Scarlett finds pleasure only on her horse, escaping to the heart of the island on long, solitary rides. One day, as she races around a bend, Scarlett is startled by a boy who raises his hand in warning and says one word: “Stop.”

The boy—intense, beautiful—is Will Cohen, a newcomer to the island. For reasons he can’t or won’t explain, he’s drawn to Scarlett and feels compelled to keep her safe. To keep her from wasting away. His meddling irritates Scarlett, though she can’t deny her attraction to him. As their relationship blossoms into love, Scarlett’s body slowly awakens at Will’s touch. But just when her grief begins to ebb, she makes a startling discovery about Will, a discovery he’s been grappling with himself. A discovery that threatens to force them apart. And if it does, Scarlett fears she will unravel all over again.

So I was the girl with the horse.

Let’s just get that out there first thing.

All my life I’d begged for one, and I’d saved all my cash and I’d dreamt and hoped
and schemed. But it wasn’t until my parents came into a magical—and short lived—small
fortune (or it least it seemed like a fortune to me… actually, it was more like good credit)
that my dream came true.

Her name was Rainbow, and you can read more about her here.

But horses fascinated me long before my mare became one of my closest friends
(any my only friend who bit me on a regular basis). And horses continued to fascinate me
even after Rainbow pulled a tendon, after my parents’ fortune and marriage crumbled, after
the façade of our perfect life fell to pieces all around me.

Still, I didn’t write about them. People always say, “Write what you know,” and I
knew horses. I knew the particular smell of them, the earthy warmth of their breath, the
velvet-soft brush of their cheek, the sweeping sound of their tail as they swish away flies.
I knew how it felt to pick up the trot, how to post, how to sit, how to bring my leg
back and squeeze tight with my thighs to transition to the canter.

I knew how it felt to fly, free but still grounded, a thousand-pound beast underneath
me, a thin braid of leather connecting me to her mouth. I knew the sound of her hooves on
the sand, on the hard-packed trail, on the asphalt road.

So why didn’t I write about them? I’ll tell you why—because before I had a horse
of my own, I’d read The Saddle Club books. And even though I’d eaten them up,
consuming them as if they could somehow magically become an actual horse of my very
own, I didn’t want to write them.

And I didn’t know how to write about horses without writing about petty stable
rivalries, bickering, scheming girls, jealousy over full-seat leather breeches.
Then I read Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses, and my head pretty much
exploded.

Here’s a taste:

Before the colt could struggle up John Grady had squatted on its neck and pulled its head
up and to one side and was holding the horse by the muzzle with the long bony head
pressed against his chest and the hot sweet breath of it flooding up from the dark wells of
its nostrils over his face and neck like news from another world. They did not smell like
horses. They smelled like what they were, wild animals.

And that was it. I was in, in, in.

Because what I saw then, and what I see in Scarlett’s relationship with her mare
Delilah in Sacred, is that embracing a horse, and struggling with her, and grooming her and
training her and loving her and sometimes even hating her was for me this wonderful
outward expression of the hate and the love I had for myself, my own conflicting desires to
control and to fly free, and the understanding that I—like my mare—was, at heart, a wild
animal, too.

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08/26/12



In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox (189)

Welcome to In My Mailbox! You can find official information like how to participate, why it was started and other goodies about IMM on the IMM page!

Books Mentioned:

Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier
The Gnome Lexicon by Marcia Lewandowski
Scarlett Dedd by Cathy Brett
Suck It Up and Die by Brian Meehl
Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle
Intentions by Deborah Heiligman
Touched by Cyn Balog
The Blood Keeper by Tessa Gratton
The Stone Girl by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron
Diva by Jillian Larkin
Don’t You Wish by Roxanne St. Claire
Fury’s Fire by Lisa Papademetriou
The Little Woods by McCormick Templeman
Poison Tree by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Red Heart Tattoo by Lurlene McDaniel
Spookygirl by Jill Baguchinsky
Audition & Subtraction by Amy Fellner Dominy
Hidden by Sophie Jordan
What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang

The End of The World As We Know It by Iva-Marie Palmer
The Art of Disappearing by Elena Perez
Not Your Average Fairy Tale by Chantele Sedgwick

eBooks Bought:

Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin
Skater Boy by Mari Mancusi
In His Eyes Anthology
Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey
The Assassin and the Empire by Sarah J. Maas

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