In My Mailbox (4)

Monday, August 3, 2009

*In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren

I love to discover new authors, so this week I got books all by authors I haven't read before.

Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors
When Katrina spots a homeless guy sleeping in the alley behind her grandmother's funky old-world coffeehouse, she leaves him a cup of hot coffee and some snacks to tide him over. This simple act of kindness quickly turns her life upside down when the vagrant, Malcolm, claims to be an angel on break between missions and won't leave until he rewards her selflessness.

Katrina is convinced that while Malcolm might be pretty adorable, he's also a little bit crazy. But whether she believes him or not, Malcolm is determined to fulfill her deepest wish for true happiness.

So what happens when you lie to an angel about what you most desire?

Crash Into Me by Albert Borris
Owen, Frank, Audrey, and Jin-Ae have one thing in common: They all want to die.

When they meet online after each attempts suicide and fails, they make a deadly pact: They will escape together on a summer road trip to visit the sites of celebrity suicides...and at their final destination, they will do themselves in.

As they drive cross-country, bonding over their dark impulses, sharing their deepest secrets and desires, living it up, hooking up, and becoming true friends, each must decide whether life is worth living - or if there's no turning back.

I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder
Ava can't see or touch him, unless she's dreamin. She can't hear his voice, except for the faint whispers in her mind. Most would think she's crazy, but she knows he's here.

Jackson. The boy Ava thought she'd spend the rest of her life with. He's back from the dead, as proof that love truly knows no bounds.

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Abandoned by her mother on Jellicoe Road when she was eleven. Taylor Markham, now seventeen, is finally being confronted with her past. But as the reluctant leader of her boarding school dorm, there isn't a lot of time for introspection. And while Hannah, the closest adult Taylor has to family, has disappeared, Jonah Griggs is back in town, moody stares and all.

Nothing is as it seems and every clue leads to more questions as Taylor tries to work out the connection between her mother dumping her, Hannah finding her then and her sudden departure now, a mysterious stranger who once whispered something in her ear, a boy in her dreams, five kids who lived on Jellicoe Road eighteen years ago, and the maddening and magnetic Jonah Griggs, who knows her better that she thinks he does. If Taylor can put together the pieces of her past, she might just be able to change her future.

Crank by Ellen Hopkins
Kristina is the perfect daughter: gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. Then she meets the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild ride turns into a struggle for her mind, her soul - her life.


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