In My Mailbox #3

In My Mailbox (IMM) is a weekly feature organised by The Story Siren. IMM is a post where you can show which books entered your house and it also gives you a chance to say thank you to the people that kindly sent them. To find out more about how you can join in, click here.

From Net Galley in exchange for honest reviews. 

The Summer I Lost It, by Natalie Kath. 

Format: ARC eCopy (also available in print)

Pages: 112
Release Date: August 1st 2011
Published By: Capstone 
Imprint: Stone Arch Books

Taken From Goodreads.

Kat is just like other fourteen-year-old girls. Except this summer, she's spending four weeks at a Health Camp . . . otherwise known as fat camp. Can she lose the weight she needs to be able to do the things everyone else does? Or will she let her body control her?

See my review of this title here.

Putting Makeup on Dead People, by Jen Violi.

Format: eCopy (also available in print)
Pages: 336 
Release Date: May 24th 2011
Publisher: Hyperion Books 

Taken From Goodreads.

In the spring of her senior year, Donna Parisi finds new life in an unexpected place: a coffin.

Since her father’s death four years ago, Donna has gone through the motions of living: her friendships are empty, she’s clueless about what to do after high school graduation, and her grief keeps her isolated, cut off even from the one parent she has left. That is until she’s standing in front of the dead body of a classmate at Brighton Brothers’ Funeral Home. At that moment, Donna realizes what might just give her life purpose is comforting others in death. That maybe who she really wants to be is a mortician.

This discovery sets in motion a life Donna never imagined was possible. She befriends a charismatic new student, Liz, notices a boy, Charlie, and realizes that maybe he's been noticing her, too, and finds herself trying things she hadn’t dreamed of trying before. By taking risks, Donna comes into her own, diving into her mortuary studies with a passion and skill she didn’t know she had in her. And she finally understands that moving forward doesn’t mean forgetting someone you love.

Jen Violi’s heartfelt and funny debut novel is a story of transformation—how one girl learns to grieve and say goodbye, turn loss into a gift, and let herself be loving, applying lipstick to corpses, and finding life in the wake of death.


Supernatural Noir, various authors, edited by Ellen Datlow.

Format: ARC eCopy (also available in print)
Pages: 397
Release Date: June 28th 2011
Publisher: Dark Horse

Taken From Goodreads.

A hit man who kills with coincidence... A detective caught in a war between two worlds... A man whose terrible appetites hide an even darker secret...

Dark Horse once again teams up with Hugo and Bram Stoker award-winning editor Ellen Datlow (Lovecraft Unbound) to bring you this masterful marriage of the darkness without and the darkness within. Supernatural Noir is an anthology of original tales of the dark fantastic from twenty modern masters of suspense, including Brian Evenson, Joe R. Lansdale, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Nick Mamatas, Gregory Frost, and Jeffrey Ford.

Won In A Giveaway Hosted By Lip Gloss And Literature. 

Click: An Online Love Story, by Lisa Becker.

Format: Kindle Edition
Pages: 347 
Published:  March 29th 2011

Taken from Goodreads

Fast approaching her 30th birthday and finding herself not married, not dating, and without even a prospect or a house full of cats, Renee Greene, the heroine of Click: An Online Love Story, reluctantly joins her best guy pal on a journey to find love online in Los Angeles. The story unfolds through a series of emails between Renee and her best friends (anal-compulsive Mark, the overly-judgmental Ashley and the over-sexed Shelley) as well as the gentlemen suitors she meets online. From the guy who starts every story with "My buddies and I were out drinking one night," to the egotistical "B" celebrity looking for someone to stroke his ego, Renee endures her share of hilarious and heinous cyber dates. Fraught with BCC's, FWD's and inadvertent Reply to All's, readers will root for Renee to "click" with the right man. 

See my review of this title here

Purchased from the Kindle Store.

Entangled, by Cat Clarke.

Format: Kindle eBook.
Pages: 374
Release Date: January 6th 2011
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc. 

Taken from Goodreads.

The same questions whirl round and round in my head:
What does he want from me?
How could I have let this happen?

17-year-old Grace wakes up in a white room, with a table, pens and paper - and no clue how she got here.

As Grace pours her tangled life onto the page, she is forced to remember everything she's tried to forget. There's falling hopelessly in love with the gorgeous Nat, and the unravelling of her relationship with her best friend Sal. But there's something missing. As hard as she's trying to remember, is there something she just can't see?

Grace must face the most important question of all. Why is she here?

A story of dark secrets, intense friendship and electrifying attraction.

So that's my mailbox this week! The above will all be reviewed as soon as possible! I've read most of these already and have to say, I'm thoroughly impressed with Net Galley! 

Have a great week, all!



  1. Entangled is fabulous - you will love it.
    Netgalley is amazing for books. I have so many at the moment, I have not requested any more for a while.

  2. Great set! I really want to read Entangled and The Summer I Lost It.
    My IMM

  3. I really want to read entangled really bad, im a little jealous lol

    have fun reading :p

    here's my IMM

  4. I love the cover for Supernatural Noir.

  5. Wow I so need an ereader. I have an ipad on my amazong wishlist lol

  6. @Viv - I read "Entangled" last night and thought it was amazing. I still feel on edge after that ending though!

    @Alison - I enjoyed "The Summer I Lost It" on Friday. It was very motivational. Didn't stop me eating ice-cream last night though :P

    @Alyssa - I thoroughly recommend "Entangled". Only cost £3.99 on the Kindle store! Bargain!

    @LibrarySnake - I'm loving the cover of "Supernatural Noir" too, along with the entire premise of a hardboiled paranormal collection of short stories!

    @Book Angel Emma - I don;t actually have a Kindle (...yet ¬¬) but found the Kindle app on my iPhone. It made me feel EVER so much better after my crappy week! Books have that power!

  7. Great haul! I almost ordered myself a copy of Entangled yesterday, but I changed my mind in the last minute LOL! I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it, maybe I'll buy it after all. Oh, and I'm also curious about Putting makeup on dead people, sounds fun!

    Happy reading!

  8. @Deea - What did you order instead? I thoroughly recommend Entangled and will be posting my review for it tomorrow. Hope it inspires you to pick it up ;)

  9. I've got Entangled-it looks so good! Hope you enjoy all your books-I'm a new follower =]

    The Cait Files

  10. Entangled has such a gorgeous cover and Putting Makeup on Dead People is an excellent sounding title - will be on the lookout for your reviews!

    Looks like you and NetGalley got on well this week :)

  11. I've got Supernatural Noir but I cant read it on my phone, the formatting's a bit meh so I don't know when I'm gunna read! I hope you enjoy your books this week! Entangled is AWESOME! :)

  12. @Beth - Indeed we did! Can't believe it took me so long to sign up!

  13. @Raimy - I wonder what that Gurdon lady who hated "dark" YA would make of it =P

  14. The cover of Supernatural Noir is to die for :D Have fun with these.


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