Saturday, May 22, 2010

In My Mailbox #3

'In My Mailbox' is hosted by The Story Siren

That creature with this week's book haul is Princess Tiana, the adorable stuffed frog that my pre-teen sister got me out of the blue during our visit to Paris. [It may strike you as odd that I have a stuffed animal still perched on my bed, but when you're a four hour flight away from home for eight months a year, you take whatever mementos you can get.] Tiana likes reading over my shoulder at night, and is especially excited about meeting Lucius from 'Jessica's Guide'. She's heard that he has the blogosphere's approval.


'Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side' by Beth Fantaskey

Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan. But then a bizarre (and incredibly hot) new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu shows up, claiming that Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth—and he’s her long-lost fiancĂ©. Armed with newfound confidence and a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire’s Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica makes a dramatic transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire princess. But when a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire war—and save Lucius’s soul from eternal destruction.

(Bought from Amazon)



'Newes from the Dead' by Mary Hooper

Anne can't move a muscle, can't open her eyes, can't scream. She lies immobile in the darkness, unsure if she'd dead, terrified she's buried alive, haunted by her final memory—of being hanged. A maidservant falsely accused of infanticide in 1650 England and sent to the scaffold, Anne Green is trapped with her racing thoughts, her burning need to revisit the events—and the man—that led her to the gallows.
Meanwhile, a shy 18-year-old medical student attends his first dissection and notices something strange as the doctors prepare their tools . . . Did her eyelids just flutter? Could this corpse be alive?
Beautifully written, impossible to put down, and meticulously researched, Newes from the Dead is based on the true story of the real Anne Green, a servant who survived a hanging to awaken on the dissection table. Newes from the Dead concludes with scans of the original 1651 document that recounts this chilling medical phenomenon.
What did you guys get?


  1. Hehe my friend would be terrified of the first pic. She has a thing about my endless amusement. Hope you love all your books!

  2. I just bought Jessica's guide too- I read it awhile ago and just LOVED it so I had to add it to my collection =)

  3. Two really great sounding books!! Happy Reading

  4. I really enjoyed Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side, and I hope you do too. Beth's writing is very fun, and it has some great characters.

    Happy reading!

  5. Jessica's Guide is a good one. hope you enjoy!

  6. I liked Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side. I hope you do too. And I love your stuffed animal. My IMM is here. Happy reading!

  7. That frog is super cute! :-) I keep hearing that Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side is a great read. I hope you enjoy it.

  8. Oh, I love The Princess and the Frog! Great books-I hope you enjoy them all!

  9. Your frog is so cute! I really want to read Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side. I hope you enjoy your books this week :o)

  10. wow, Newes from the Dead by Mary Hooper seems very interesting! I'm going to add it to my to-read list!

    In My Mailbox

  11. Adding Newes from the Dead to my wishlist now. Great mailbox this week! Happy reading. :)

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  12. Hmm, I hadn't heard of Newes from the Dead before, but it sounds really intriguing. I'll definitely have to pick it up. Happy reading!

  13. Very intriguing! Happy reading. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.


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