In my mailbox (3)

1 Aug

In My Mailbox is hosted by the Story Siren to highlight new books bought or received each week and is a great way to find lots of new ideas for books to read.

A very exciting week this week  – I got my first book to review! It was sent to me electronically so I can’t take a picture of it but it sounds very interesting and I’m really looking forward to reading and reviewing it.

Simon’s Choice by Charlotte Castle

How can a father ever let go?

“But Daddy, who will live with me in heaven?”

Doctor Simon Bailey has everything a man could ever want.

Then his beautiful daughter is diagnosed with Leukemia.

He can almost accept her impending death.

He can almost accept the fact that he will have to live without her.

But he cannot stand the thought of his little girl having to face death alone.

He answers her innocent question in a moment of desperation, testing his marriage, his professional judgment and his sanity to the limit.

As cracks form in Simon’s previously perfect family, we wonder, as do his loved ones … will he really make the ultimate sacrifice?

Combining poignant moments of both humour and pain, ‘Simon’s Choice’ is a penetrating account of parenthood at the sharp-end.

I also bought three books this week. I’ve been reading lots of great reviews about all of these … now I just need to find time to read them!

Shiver and Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver: Grace is fascinated by the wolves in the woods behind her house; one yellow-eyed wolf in particular. Every winter, she watches him but every summer, he disappears. Sam leads two lives. In winter he stays in the frozen woods, with the protection of the pack. In summer, he has a few precious months to be human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again. When Grace and Sam finally meet they realize they can’t bear to be apart. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human – or risk losing himself, and Grace, for ever.

Linger: In SHIVER, Grace and Sam found each other. Now, in LINGER, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping dangerous secrets. For Sam, it means grappling with his werewolf past … and figuring out a way to survive the future. But just when they manage to find happiness, Grace finds herself changing in ways she could never have expected…

Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James

So. Were you glad, deep down? Were you glad to be rid of her? Your perfect sister? Were you secretly glad when she was killed?

Following a horrific tragedy that leaves her once-perfect family devastated, Katherine Patterson moves to a new city, starts at a new school, and begins a new life of quiet anonymity.

But when Katherine meets the gregarious and beautiful Alice Parrie her plan to live a solitary life becomes difficult. Katherine is unable to resist the flattering attention that Alice pays her and is so charmed by her contagious enthusiasm that the two girls soon become firm friends.

But being friends with Alice is complicated – and as Katherine gets to know her better she discovers that although Alice can be charming, she can also be selfish. Sometimes, even, Alice is cruel.

2 Responses to “In my mailbox (3)”

  1. Jessica @ BookSake 1st August 2010 at 8:07 pm #

    Loved Shiver can’t wait to read Linger as well – lucky you!!!!

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  2. Rhiana 1st August 2010 at 8:37 pm #

    I thought Beautiful Malice was excellent. I’ve just read Shiver and started Linger…hope you enjoy.

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