Mailbox Monday is a place to share all the wonderful books that have come to live in your home– including paper books, e-books and audio books.
Mailbox Monday was started by Marcia, who is now blogging at A girl and her books. When Marcia was ready to move on from being the weekly host, she was kind enough to set up the Mailbox Monday Blog Tour,
Bluestocking @ The Bluestocking Guide is the June host!
As for my mailbox:
Books for review:
Lena needs something exciting in her life. Her job is draining her, she and her best friend can’t seem to get invitations to an exclusive women’s social group, and her boyfriend of three years, won’t marry her. When Lena thinks things can’t get worse, she wins several million dollars in the Maryland lottery.
After overcoming the shock of her win, things finally begin to turn around for Lena. She’s able to quit her job, buy all the things that couldn’t get for herself and her daughter, not to mention, Gerald has proposed and the women’s group won’t leave her alone. As her life begins to come together, Lena notices that the things she held dear are beginning to fall apart and she wonders if her life really changed for the better, or if things are actually worse than they were before.
I’m reading this one for a TLC Book Tour– the description caught my fancy!
Would you kill to make the world a peaceful place?
Zed is an agent from the future. A place where all of the world’s problems have been solved. No hunger. No war. No despair.
His mission is to keep that way. Even if it means ensuring every cataclysm throughout history runs its course, especially one just on the horizon.
Zed’s mission will ensnare the lives of a disgraced former spy named Leo; a young lawyer, Tasha, grieving over the loss of her brother; Sari, the oppressed employee of a foreign diplomat; and countless others. But will he finish his final mission before the present takes precedence over a perfect future? One that may have more cracks than he realizes?
This one sounds very intriguinging.
Valentine Pescatore, a volatile rookie Border Patrol agent, is trying to survive the trenches of The Line in San Diego. He gets in trouble and finds himself recruited as an informant by Isabel Puente, a beautiful U.S. agent investigating a powerful Mexican crime family.
As he infiltrates the mafia, Pescatore falls in love with Puente. But he clashes with her ally Leo Mendez, chief of a Tijuana anti-corruption unit. Politically charged violence escalates, plunging Pescatore into the lawless “triple border” region of South America and a showdown full of bloodshed and betrayal.
Writing with rapid-fire intensity, Sebastian Rotella captures the despair and intrigue of the borderlands, where enforcing the law has become an act of subversion. TRIPLE CROSSING is an explosive and riveting debut.
As well as more brilliant audio books from Brilliance Audio
- Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter (My daughter and I had the same reaction on seeing this one– we should have bought the first book at the Scholastic Warehouse Sale the day before. We both thought about it, neither of us did anything about it, since it was a hardcover. Now we’re both sorry we waited).
- The Freak Observer by Blythe Woolston
- The Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer by Gary Paulsen
- Missing on Superstition Mountain by Elise Broach
- The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P. T. Barnum by Candace Fleming
- Amalee and Lights, Camera, Amalee by Dar Williams
My daughter and I went to the Scholastic Warehouse sale and escaped with only about 20 books. 10 were for her, 2 were for me, the rest were for gifts. My finds were Everlost (Skinjacker, #1) and Everwild (Skinjacker, #2) by Neal Shusterman. I don’t have the energy to list hers :-).
What came in your mailbox this week? Let me know, then go to The Bluestocking Guide to check out others!