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May 17

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(Overflowing) Mailbox Monday

by Ann-Katrina

I haven’t done a Mailbox Monday post in a long while because I’ve been giving the books individual spotlights as they come into my home through my recent arrivals series. But I’ve been slacking a bit and am many, many books behind; doing an individual post for each would take days. So, I’m just going to do a quick round-up post highlighting all the new additions to my TBR pile.

The Deadly SisterEverlastingLife, AfterI Now Pronounce You Someone ElseRumor Has ItSelloutSilent ScreamStrange NeighborsStill MissingThe Unwritten RuleLingerThe Adoration of Jenna Fox

The Deadly Sister by Eliot Schrefer Everlasting by Angie Frazier Life, After by Sarah Darer Littman
I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan Rumor Has It by Jill Mansell Sellout by Ebony Joy Wilkins
Silent Scream by Karen Rose Strange Neighbors by Ashlyn Chase Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott Linger by Maggie Stiefvater The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

I’ve already finished (and loved!) Still Missing by Chevy Stevens; the review is forthcoming. I actually set aside Stolen by Lucy Christopher in order to read it. The two books run along similar lines—kidnap victims and the aftermath, though Stolen is for a younger audience and Still Missing is purely adult. Another difference between the two is the pacing: Stolen is slow going and Still Missing flew by at breakneck speed.

After finishing Still Missing, I decided to try my hand at Stolen again and after another thirty agonizingly slow pages, I decided to set it aside (…for the second time) and picked up Rumor Has It by Jill Mansell. While this book took more than a few chapters to get into, I’ve warmed up to the story and the characters. Frankly, though, the Anglicisms are tripping me up and I’m not overly fond of the writing style—but the story is shaping up to be a good one.

And a quick note about the cover of The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson…the image does it no justice. It’s absolutely beautiful and the blue is a lovely hologram-y type of material that reflects and changes as it bends and shifts. Words cannot describe.

Comments on (Overflowing) Mailbox Monday

  1. # Lenore wrote on May 17, 2010 at 8:35 am:

    I am in the middle of Still Missing right now! It’s WAY stronger than Stolen, which I thought was just ok. But yeah, they are pretty similiar.
    .-= Lenore´s last blog ..Book Review: Viola in Reel Life by Adriana Trigiani =-.

  2. # Margaret wrote on May 24, 2010 at 7:40 am:

    “I now pronounce you someone else” looks like it will be a very funny book. All of the books look like they’re going to be good reads. Have fun reading them all :)

  3. # Ann-Kat wrote on May 28, 2010 at 4:29 am:

    I happen to *love* the cover of I Now Pronounce You Someone Else and from the description, I can’t wait to read it. Since I have a few books in line ahead of it, though, it will have to wait a little while. But soon… :)

  4. # Ann-Kat wrote on May 28, 2010 at 4:30 am:

    I see that you finished Still Missing, Lenore. It was a good book, wasn’t it? Intense, but good. I should really start writing up my review–thanks for that (inadvertent) reminder.

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