Sunday, September 11, 2011

In My Mailbox (#4)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.
Each post shows a list of books that were bought/borrowed/received for reviews for this week.
It's always fun to see what other people are talking about and what's coming out soon!

The Borders Stash III


The Mockingbirds
Some schools have honor codes.
Others have handbooks.
Themis Academy has the Mockingbirds.
Themis Academy is a quiet boarding school with an exceptional student body that the administration trusts to always behave the honorable way--the Themis Way. So when Alex is date raped during her junior year, she has two options: stay silent and hope someone helps her, or enlist the Mockingbirds--a secret society of students dedicated to righting the wrongs of their fellow peers.
In this honest, page-turning account of a teen girl's struggle to stand up for herself, debut author Daisy Whitney reminds readers that if you love something or someone--especially yourself--you fight for it. (via Goodreads)
The Poison Diaries
In the right dose, everything is a poison. Even love . . .
Jessamine Luxton has lived all her sixteen years in an isolated cottage near Alnwick Castle, with little company apart from the plants in her garden. Her father, Thomas, a feared and respected apothecary, has taught her much about the incredible powers of plants: that even the most innocent-looking weed can cure -- or kill.
When Jessamine begins to fall in love with a mysterious boy who claims to communicate with plants, she is drawn into the dangerous world of the poison garden in a way she never could have imagined . . . (via Goodreads)
The Amanda Project
Mysterious, charismatic, and one of a kind—the only way to find Amanda is to think like Amanda.
When enigmatic freshman Amanda Valentino arrived at Endeavor High, she chose three people—Callie, Hal, and Nia—to guide her through the choppy waters of her new school. Except she didn't tell them about each other. When Amanda leaves, the three must reluctantly work together to figure out why. But once they start piecing together the cryptic clues that Amanda herself is leaving for them, they realize that everything they thought they knew about her is false. The more they dig, the mystery of where—and who—Amanda is deepens. (via Goodreads)
Vampire Academy
St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .
Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever


  1. Em just started the VA Series this past week and she LOVES it!

    Here's our IMM

  2. I loved the VA series - and I can't wait to read Mockingbirds!

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by Readers Unite!

  3. The Poison Diaries looks awesome! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Im a new follower of yours :)

    My IMM- Book Briefs


  4. You are going to LOVE the VA series!! It's hard not to like. The second to last book was the only one I had an issue with, but even so I still liked it.

    Heard great things about Mockingbirds and The Poison Diaries. Hope you enjoy your new reads :)

  5. I've had the Mockingbirds forever but have yet to read it! I keep hearing good things about it though!

  6. You will love the VA series! Thank you for stopping by, I'm following you now!

    Goldilox :)

  7. Thanks for stopping by.
    I have seen TPD on a few other blogs in the past. I should add it to my wish list!

  8. I kept looking at The Mockingbirds at the store...but did not buy it. Now I'm regretting it. Let us know what you think of it.

  9. Thanks for dropping by my blog! :) After reading the summary of The Mockingbirds, I really want to read it. It sounds extremely fascinating -- I'm always interested in books where people try to right wrongs in society.

  10. Oooh, The Mockingbirds! I hope you like it! I did the trailer for it. =) Also, I've never read the VA series. I'm ashamed, I know.

  11. I just bought Poison Diaries and Vampire Academy today, I can't wait to read them! They'll be on next week's IMM along with the other 17 books I bought at Borders (my third trip... I have such a problem, haha). I hope you enjoy everything! :)

  12. I loved VA, but I still haven't got around to the other five books, I should get onto that since I have Bloodlines now. I hope you enjoy your books, and thanks for checking out my IMM.

  13. The Poison Dairies sounds awesome. Will have to add it to my to-read list! :-D And The Amanda Project... definitely sounds very, very cool and mysterious. I'm thinking I'll need to find that on my next trip to the bookstore. Great haul! Enjoy!!

  14. Ah, you got some good books from Borders! I went recently and almost the entire YA section was gone. I don't think I've read any of these, but they all sound amazing! Thanks for stopping by my blog; I'm a new follower!

  15. The Mockingbirds sounds like a really decent read!! Great IMM - happy reading :D

  16. I've been wanting to read The Mockingbirds. :) The Poison Diaries sounds interesting.

  17. Oooh, I love the Vampire Academy series. :) Enjoy!

  18. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Some great books :)

  19. You;ll love the Vampire Academy! I've started this series ever since it came out! But I need to re-read it since I kind of dropped it :] I got Poison Diaries #2! Have to read book #1! Hope you enjoy them! Awesome IMM ♥