Sunday, 26 July 2009

In My Mailbox #27: New Books This Week

In My Mailbox idea from Kristi @ The Story Siren, and all descriptions from Amazon.

Not too many this week, though they all look great!


Coffeehouse Angel
by Suzanne Selfors
(Really looking forward to reading this!)

From the author of Saving Juliet comes a romantic comedy that is good to the last drop. When Katrina spots a homeless guy sleeping in the alley behind her grandmother’s coffee shop, she decides to leave him a cup of coffee, a bag of chocolate-covered coffee beans, and some pastries to tide him over. Little does she know that this random act of kindness is about to turn her life upside down. Because this adorable vagrant, Malcolm, is really a guardian angel on a break between missions. And he won’t leave until he can reward Katrina’s selflessness by fulfilling her deepest desire. Now if only she could decide what that might be . . .


The Roman Mysteries: The Sirens of Surrentum
by Caroline Lawrence
(For review. Thanks, Caroline!)

Summer AD 80. Flavia and her friends receive an invitation to stay at the luxurious Villa Limona in Surrentum, where their friend Pulchra has a mystery she desperately wants them to solve. After a year of hardship and disasters, people are in cheerful spirits - there is even talk of love and romance. But it seems one of the guests has murder in mind. Can Flavia and her friends track down the would-be poisoner before it's too late?


Undercover by Beth Kephart (After reading Steph's review of this, I had to get it!)

Like a modern-day Cyrano de Bergerac, Elisa ghostwrites love notes for the boys in her school. But when Elisa falls for Theo Moses, things change fast. Theo asks for verses to court the lovely Lila—a girl known for her beauty, her popularity, and a cutting ability to remind Elisa that she has none of these. At home, Elisa's father, the one person she feels understands her, has left on an extended business trip. As the days grow shorter, Elisa worries that the increasingly urgent letters she sends her father won't bring him home. Like the undercover agent she feels she has become, Elisa retreats to a pond in the woods, where her talent for ice-skating gives her the confidence to come out from under cover and take center stage. But when Lila becomes jealous of Theo's friendship with Elisa, her revenge nearly destroys Elisa's ice-skating dreams and her plan to reunite her family.


The Eternal Kiss
by Various Authors
(For review. Finished copy. I love this book! (review coming soon) )

There’s an allure to vampire tales that have seduced readers for generations. From Bram Stoker to Stephanie Meyer and beyond, vampire stories are here to stay. For those fresh-blooded fans of paranormal romance or for those whose hunt and hunger never dies, these stories have what readers want!

Featuring stories by: Holly Black, Libba Bray, Melissa De La Cruz, Cassandra Clare, Rachel Caine, Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie, Cecil Castellucci, Kelley Armstrong, Maria V. Snyder, Sarah Rees Brennan, Lili St. Crow, Karen Mahoney and Dina James.


I also got some Thornthwaite Inheritance postcards, signed by author Gareth P. Jones. Thanks to Liz for these!

Hope everyone had a great week!


Adele said...

I haven't started Eternal Kiss as I am a little vampired-out. But you've made me excited to crack it open!

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week, Coffeehouse Angel sounds like a really good book. Enjoy reading your books.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Great books! They all sound really good, especially Coffeehouse Angel and The Eternal Kiss.

H said...

Ooh, I look forward to hearing what you thought about Undercover. That book's been on my radar for ages, it's really time I bought it!

Juju said...

I can't wait to read Coffeehouse Angel.

Amelia said...

Great week! Hope you enjoy them :D

Fantastic Book Review said...

I ordered Eternal Kiss - can't wait to read it! I enjoyed Coffeehouse Angel! Happy Reading!

Erica said...

Coffeehouse angel looks so good!

Kristen said...

Great books this week. I really want to read Coffeehouse Angel and Eternal Kiss. :) Those postcards are way awesome too.

Thao said...

I love the postcards, they look so cute. Enjoy all the books you got this week okay? Oh and the final cover of Coffeehouse Angel is sweet, I love the heart ^^

Letter Garden said...

I also got The Eternal Kiss. How did you like the first story FALLING TO ASH? I haven't finished the book yet but it's my favorite story so far. :D

Shalonda said...

It's nice to have time to catch up on your reading, huh? I love weeks like this. While there may not be a ton of books, they all sound so good! Hope you enjoy them all (I'm sure you will, they sound fab)!

Sab H. said...

Hey those postcards rock!! Lucky girl.
Can't wait for your Eternal Kiss review!

ZAC said...

I just got THE ETERNAL KISS =) Undercover looks lovely. Happy reading.

Jaime said...

Enjoy all your books!!! To die for selections you have there!

Jess said...

Wow, what a great haul! Enjoy your books.

Steph Su said...

Ooh, good books! I was going to be like, good idea getting Undercover! and then I read that you were influenced by me, hehe... Hope you like it as much as I do!

a flight of minds said...

I'm so jealous of The Eternal Kiss. I've heard good things about Coffeehouse Angel too- it looks so cute! I hope you enjoy reading all your books. :)

- Alex

Amy said...

I really want to read The Eternal Kiss and Coffeehouse Angel. Happy Reading!

Beth Kephart said...

A thank you to you, for including UNDERCOVER in your mix!

Mark said...

Got Eternal Kiss at home and have dipped into it...I need a looong weekend to sit and read it from cover to cover. All my fave authors in there!

I love the sound of Coffehouse Angel!

Also, those cards rock, don't they?

Oh, it's Liz btw, not Mark writing this.