Sunday, June 24, 2012

In My Mailbox #10

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren as a way to highlight the books you receive every week (or so). A full explanation and rules can be found here.

From NetGalley:

Reckless Heart
by Amy Clipston

Available as: paperback, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 272
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: April 17, 2012
Suggested tags: young adult, Christian fiction, Amish

My Amish fascination continues... this time in YA! Yes!! :)

From Goodreads:
"Slipping. Lydia Bontrager's youngest sister is frighteningly ill, and as a good Amish daughter, it falls to Lydia to care for her siblings and keep the household running, in addition to working as a teacher's assistant and helping part time at her grandmother's bakery. Succumbing to stress, Lydia gives in to one wild night and returns home drunk. The secret of that mistake leaves Lydia feeling even more restless and confused, especially when Joshua, the only boy she's ever loved, becomes increasingly distant. When a non-Amish boy moves in nearby, Lydia finds someone who understands her, but the community is convinced Lydia is becoming too reckless. With the pressures at home and her sister's worsening condition, a splintering relationship with Joshua, and her own growing questions over what is right, Lydia could lose everything that she's ever held close."

Sorcery & Cecelia or the Enchanted Chocolate Pot
by Patricia C. Wrede & Caroline Stevermer

Available as: Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 324
Publisher: Open Road Young Readers
Publication date: May 22, 2012
Suggested tags: young adult, fantasy, historical fiction

This book was originally published years earlier, but it's now available in ebook form. It's been on my to-read list for quite a while so I'm really excited that I'm getting the chance to read it now!

First in the Cecelia and Kate series. From Goodreads:
"A great deal is happening in London and the country this season. For starters, there's the witch who tried to poison Kate at the Royal College of Wizards. There's also the man who seems to be spying on Cecelia. (Though he's not doing a very good job of it--so just what are his intentions?) And then there's Oliver. Ever since he was turned into a tree, he hasn't bothered to tell anyone where he is. Clearly, magic is a deadly and dangerous business. And the girls might be in fear for their lives . . . if only they weren't having so much fun!"

by Karen Ann Hopkins

Available as: paperback, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 383
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: June 26, 2012
Suggested tags: young adult, romance, contemporary

What's this? Another Amish YA? :D

First in the Temptation series. From Goodreads:
"Your heart misleads you. That's what my friends and family say. But I love Noah. And he loves me. We met and fell in love in the sleepy farming community of Meadowview, while we rode our horses together through the grassy fields and in those moments in each other's arms. It should be ROSE & NOAH forever, easy. But it won't be. Because he's Amish. And I'm not."

What I Didn't Say
by Keary Taylor

Available as: Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 326
Publisher: CreateSpace
Publication date: April 30, 2012
Suggested tags: young adult, romance, contemporary

This sounds like a very sweet romance. I can't wait to read it! The small island setting has me intrigued, too.

From Goodreads:
"Getting drunk homecoming night your senior year is never a good idea, but Jake Hayes never expected it all to end with a car crash and a t-post embedded in his throat.

His biggest regret about it all? What he never said to Samantha Shay. He's been in love with her for years and never had the guts to tell her. Now it's too late. Because after that night, Jake will never be able to talk again.

When Jake returns to his small island home, population 5,000, he'll have to learn how to deal with being mute. He also finds that his family isn't limited to his six brothers and sisters, that sometimes an entire island is watching out for you. And when he gets the chance to spend more time with Samantha, she'll help him learn that not being able to talk isn’t the worst thing that could ever happen to you. Maybe, if she'll let him, Jake will finally tell her what he didn't say before, even if he can't actually say it.

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