Saturday, February 4, 2012

IMM #12

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme to share what we bought, checked out, swapped, or won. IMM is hosted by The Story Siren . I decided to add the synopsis of the books .


Unlovable (Port Fare #1)
by Sherry Gammon

Publication Date: January 19th 2011 by Wordpainting Unlimited Inc.

Port Fare, New York, has fallen into the clutches of true evil. The Dreser brothers have arrived with a scheme to increase drug sales in the area by whatever means possible. Seth Prescott is part of MET (Mobile Enforcement Teams) a branch of the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration). He's been assigned to work undercover at Port Fare High, and things aren't going very well, until senior Maggie Brown enters the equation. He's harbored a secret crush on her from day one, and now that she is in the center of the case, he's trying to stay clear and objective while walking the line between business and unrequited love. 
Maggie is truly the poster child for Heroin Chic, complete with jutting bones and dark-ringed eyes, but is she an addict, or is there another reason for her appearance? She struggles with her feelings for Seth, fearing he is just another person who will eventually let her down, as everyone in her life has done thus far. 
Maggie has spent her life caring for her alcoholic mother. A task that has left her heavily burdened and alone. Before long, her mother's health takes a turn for the worst, sending Maggie's life into a tale-spin. 
While Seth works relentlessly to inject fear into the dealers and flush them out into the open, Maggie fights to stay alive as the hunt turns deadly. 
Seth and Maggie's romantic journey is one of humor, heartbreak, and self-discovery


Guantanamo Boy
by Anna Perera

Publication Date:  September 1st 2011 by Whitman, Albert & Company 

Innocent until proven guilty? Not here you're not. Robbed of his childhood, this is one boy's fictional experience of the supposed war on terror. Khalid, a fifteen-year-old Muslim boy from England, is abducted from Pakistan while on holiday with his family. He is taken to Guantanamo Bay and held without charge, where his hopes and dreams are crushed under the cruellest of circumstances. An innocent denied his freedom at a time when most boys are finding theirs, Khalid tries and fails to understand what's happening to him.

Pieces of Us
by Margie Gelbwasser

Publication Date: March 8th 2012 by Flux
[exited 4this1]

Two families. Four teens. A summer full of secrets. 
Every summer, hidden away in a lakeside community in upstate New York, four teens leave behind their old identities…and escape from their everyday lives. 
Yet back in Philadelphia during the school year, Alex cannot suppress his anger at his father (who killed himself), his mother (whom he blames for it), and the girls who give it up too easily. His younger brother, Kyle, is angry too—at his abusive brother, and at their mother who doesn’t seem to care. Meanwhile, in suburban New Jersey, Katie plays the role of Miss Perfect while trying to forget the nightmare that changed her life. But Julie, her younger sister, sees Katie only as everything she’s not. And their mother will never let Julie forget it. 
Up at the lake, they can be anything, anyone. Free. But then Katie’s secret gets out, forcing each of them to face reality—before it tears them to pieces


by Mary Shelley

Publication Date:   May 16th 2003 by Penguin Classics (first published 1816) 

Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life? and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein. 

Frankenstein, an instant bestseller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story, but also raises rofound, disturbing questions about the very nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos: What does it mean to be human? What responsibilities do we have to each other? How far can we go in tampering with Nature? In our age, filled with news of organ donation genetic engineering, and bio-terrorism, these questions are more relevant than ever.

So that's what I got this week

What did You Get? 


  1. you got some great books! I have wanted to read Frankenstein forever, but I have just never done so. Awesome you got it!!
    here's my IMM:

    happy reading!

  2. Pieces of us sounds good. I look forward to your review.

  3. WOW. You have a very interesting assortment of books this week. Come check out my mailbox this week as well.


  4. Pieces of us looks really good! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week and thanks for stopping by my IMM!

  5. Have a great week, Ro! and Enjoy your books ;)

  6. Hey Roro what's up?thanks for dropping by my site I haven't read any of these though I got Frankenstein in kindle it's only a matter of when I'm gonna start reading this classic novel lol happy reading ^_^

    And Oh this week I got Emily the strange(stranger and stranger #2)by Bob Reger,Foundling by D.M. Cornish,City of Ashes (book #2 mortal instruments) by Cassandra Clare,Behemoth,Pretties and Extras by Scott Westerfeld last but not the least Notes from a Totally Lame Vampire by Tim Collins ;))

  7. OOO lucky you. I so want to read Unlovable.

    Happy Reading!


  8. Unloveable looks really good! It has been on my tbr for awhile now. Great haul this week, have fun reading!
    You can check out my IMM here.
    Dreaming In The Pages Enter My Giveaway

  9. Oh, these look great.

    Happy Reading!

    -Marybeth P.

  10. Awesome haul. I've read Unlovable and adored it. I hope you like it as much as I did. Happy Reading and thanks for stopping by my IMM.

    Ange @ the Moonlight Reader

  11. Ive read Frankenstein when I was in high school, at the beginning I didn't like it, but less than half way through my friend and I got sucked in and finished it WAYYY before the semester ended.

    Great IMM!!

    - juhina

  12. The cover for Unlovable is really memorable!

    Enjoy your books, Great Mailbox :)

  13. I love the cover of Unloveable! I've seen that around a few times and it sounds pretty interesting. Hope you enjoy all your new books, Roro. :)

    Sam @ Realm of Ficton

  14. I love unlovable cover. So dramatic:)

    Thx for dropping by! :D

  15. Wow, that's some eclectic haul! Each of them sounds quite interesting, and very different from each other. Unloveable has a great cover, but I have to admit I'm more looking forward to Frankenstein. I should have, but... I haven't read it yet.

    Yes, a disaster. I know. I shall remedy it at some point.

    Hope you enjoy your haul! Happy reading, roro!

    Ron @ Stories of my life

  16. I want to read Pieces of Us! Nice haul Roro and thanks for stopping by.
    Lisa O. @ The Nocturnal Library

  17. Cool picks I'm liking unloveable thankd for passing through. Happy reading.

  18. I've heard a lot of good things about Pieces of Us! Unlovable sounds really good too - happy reading :).

  19. Ahhh!!! Pieces of Us sounds like such a sweet book, and I can't wait to read Unlovable -- the whole synopsis for that one makes it seem like a book I'd really enjoy! :)

    Awesome mailbox this week, Roro! I hope you love every single one of your books, and have an amazing Sunday!

  20. Hi dear!! =D
    I hope you read Frankenstein asap! I love Gothic Literature! I hope you love this book as much as I!
    thnx for stipping by =)

    happy reading ^.^

    Dazzling Reads

  21. Great mailbox! I love the cover for Unlovable! Enjoy!

  22. Great books! And Unloveable has such a gorgeous cover!


  23. I can't wait to get to Unlovable! If everything goes as planned, I'll be reading it next week! *fingers crossed* Hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

  24. Oh, Frankenstein is brilliant! I hope you enjoy all your books :)

  25. You got some really great books this week. :) I LOVE the cover of Unlovable. Hope you enjoy all of these books. :)

  26. Unlovable sounds great, can't wait to read your review.

  27. Pieces of Us sounds really good!

  28. I´ve heard that Unlovable is really good.
    thanks for stopping by.
    My IMM

  29. Lovely mailbox! Unlovable looks really good and I want to read Pieces of Us!
    I hope you enjoy all the books you got! Happy Reading!

    Thanks for stopping by :]

    Jessirae @ Words, pages and books

  30. Nice! Hope you enjoy. :)

    IMAGINARY GIRLS author Nova Ren Suma shares her Favorite Romantic Scene at The Midnight Garden.

  31. Oooh great books this week! Unlovable sounds interesting, as does Pieces of Us. And I've never actually read Frankenstien. Think it could be a pretty fascinated read. Enjoy!



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