Saturday, September 4, 2010

Treasures In My Mailbox! (a rather long post)

So it was a busy week here! I included a summary on the ones you may not be familiar with...One or two are older books. Anyway, leave me a link or let me know what you received in your mailbox. I'll go and check you out! :)
I got in three books for review and I think they will be super awesome!
-Oogy (Is that not the cutest face you've ever seen!?)
Summary: In the bestselling tradition of Rescuing Sprite comes the story of a puppy brought back from the brink of death, and the family he adopted.In 2002, Larry Levin and his twin sons, Dan and Noah, took their terminally ill cat to the Ardmore Animal Hospital outside Philadelphia to have the beloved pet put to sleep. What would begin as a terrible day suddenly got brighter as the ugliest dog they had ever seen--one who was missing an ear and had half his face covered in scar tissue--ran up to them and captured their hearts.
The dog had been used as bait for fighting dogs when he was just a few months old. He had been thrown in a cage and left to die until the police rescued him and the staff at Ardmore Animal Hospital saved his life. The Levins, whose sons are themselves adopted, were unable to resist Oogy's charms, and decided to take him home. Heartwarming and redemptive, OOGY is the story of the people who were determined to rescue this dog against all odds, and of the family who took him home, named him "Oogy" (an affectionate derivative of ugly), and made him one of their own.
Here are some contest wins! YAY!
The Passage (I've heard so many mixed reviews for this one but I really wanted to read it. Luckily, I won a giveaway over at Stephanie's Written Word! Can't wait to read it!)
I also won Warrior Avenged by Addison Fox from Penguin on Twitter! (It's Book 2 in the Sons Of The Zodiac series.)
Here are a few books that I bought new and/or used...
-Look Again (Summary: When reporter Ellen Gleeson gets a "Have You Seen This Child?" flyer in the mail, she almost throws it away. But something about it makes her look again, and her heart stops—the child in the photo is identical to her adopted son, Will. Her every instinct tells her to deny the similarity between the boys, because she knows her adoption was lawful. But she’s a journalist and won’t be able to stop thinking about the photo until she figures out the truth. And she can’t shake the question: if Will rightfully belongs to someone else, should she keep him or give him up? She investigates, uncovering clues no one was meant to discover, and when she digs too deep, she risks losing her own life—and that of the son she loves.
-After (I actually bought this one because another blogger was talking about the intensity of it...I can't wait to read it.)
-Bone To Bone (Summary: In the northern California town of Coventry, two teenage brothers go into the woods one day, but only one comes back. No one knows what happened to the younger brother, Josh, until twenty years later, when the older brother, Oren, now an ex-investigator for the Army CID, returns to Coventry for the first time in many years. His first morning back, he hears a thump on the front porch. Lying in front of the door is a human jawbone, the teeth still intact. And it is not the first such object, his father tells him. Other remains have been left there as well. Josh is coming home . . . bone by bone.)
I got some swag to giveaway! They are bookmarks from The Chosen Historian by Randi Ertz! It's a very good book that I reviewed a while back.

Here's the Summary:

EVIN DRISCOL IS NOT JUST A HISTORICAL WRITER, but a vampire who writes about supernaturals and their impact on human history. He is loved by some, hated by others, and tolerated by most. Though sharing knowledge of his own kind is pushing a fine line, Evin continues to write about supernatural history while exploring his own. Evin is ending his Vampires and the Roaring Twenties book tour in Chicago, his hometown. Just as things seem to be falling into place for Evin, his life is turned upside down when his own history threatens to repeat itself.


  1. What a great mailbox! Look Again and Bone By Bone both sound excellent. I'll be looking forward to your reviews. I got Extraordinary recently too but have not had a chance to read it yet. My mailbox posts will be up later this evening. Happy reading!

  2. You have some great reading to look forward to! Here’s my IMMB

  3. Those are some great books! I'm really interested in Extraordinary! :)

    Here’s my IMM

  4. Happy Reading Kris, thanks for stopping by my mailbox post today... I love the fact you "won" some books you really wanted to read and what a nice assortment of books altogether to enjoy too!

    jackie ^_^

  5. Extraordinary looks great and I've been wanting to read The Mark for ages too. Nice haul, happy reading :).

  6. Yeah for swag!!! LOL

    I started reading The Passage last month, but took a break. I'm liking it, but it is so long!

    Awesome books! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy!

  7. Great ones for sure. I have After also, I need to get to it.

    My IMM

  8. LOVE your haul this week!!=) Dark Days and Wicked Nights looks like one crazy good sampler!=) Your box is definitely swoon worthy!

    Happy reading.