In My Mailbox #7

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.

On loan from the lovely Emma at Book Angel Booktopia
She and I are plotting to take over the world. 

The cover of my loaned version                              The cover on Goodreads
       Kinda lame...                                                          Kinda awesome!

Dearly Departed, by Lia Habel

Pages: 544 
Expected Release Date: October 18th 2011 
Published by: Del Rey Books

Taken from Goodreads

   Love conquers all, so they say. But can Cupid’s arrow pierce the hearts of the living and the dead—or rather, the undead? Can a proper young Victorian lady find true love in the arms of a dashing zombie? 
The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria—a high-tech nation modeled on the manners, mores, and fashions of an antique era. A teenager in high society, Nora Dearly is far more interested in military history and her country’s political unrest than in tea parties and debutante balls. But after her beloved parents die, Nora is left at the mercy of her domineering aunt, a social-climbing spendthrift who has squandered the family fortune, and now plans to marry her niece off for money. For Nora, no fate could be more horrible—until she’s nearly kidnapped by an army of walking corpses. 
   But fate is just getting started with Nora. Catapulted from her world of drawing-room civility, she’s suddenly gunning down ravenous zombies alongside mysterious black-clad commandos and confronting “The Laz,” a fatal virus that raises the dead—and hell along with them. Hardly ideal circumstances. Then Nora meets Bram Griswold, a young soldier who is brave, handsome, noble . . . and dead. But as is the case with the rest of his special undead unit, luck and modern science have enabled Bram to hold on to his mind, his manners, and his body parts. And when his bond of trust with Nora turns to tenderness, there’s no turning back. Eventually, they know, the disease will win, separating the star-crossed lovers forever. But until then, beating or not, their hearts will have what they desire.
   In Dearly, Departed, steampunk meets romance meets walking-dead thriller, spawning a madly imaginative novel of rip-roaring adventure, spine-tingling suspense, and macabre comedy that forever redefines the concept of undying love.

Haunting Violet, by Alyxandra Harvey

Pages: 352 
Released: June 21st 2011 
Published b:y Walker Children's

Taken From Goodreads

Violet Willoughby doesn't believe in ghosts. But they believe in her. After spending years participating in her mother's elaborate ruse as a fraudulent medium, Violet is about as skeptical as they come in all matters supernatural. Now that she is being visited by a very persistent ghost, one who suffered a violent death, Violet can no longer ignore her unique ability. She must figure out what this ghost is trying to communicate, and quickly because the killer is still on the loose.

Afraid of ruining her chance to escape her mother's scheming through an advantageous marriage, Violet must keep her ability secret. The only person who can help her is Colin, a friend she's known since childhood, and whom she has grown to love. He understands the true Violet, but helping her on this path means they might never be together. Can Violet find a way to help this ghost without ruining her own chance at a future free of lies?

Won in a giveaway hosted by the awesome Christina at Confessions of a Book Addict   

The Truth About Forever, by Sarah Dessen

Format: Paperback
Pages: 374 
Released: May 11th 2004 
Published by: Puffin 

Taken from Goodreads

Sixteen-year-old Macy Queen is looking forward to a long, boring summer. Her boyfriend is going away. She's stuck with a dull-as-dishwater job at the library. And she'll spend all of her free time studying for the SATs or grieving silently with her mother over her father's recent unexpected death. But everything changes when Macy is corralled into helping out at one of her mother's open house events, and she meets the chaotic Wish Catering crew. Before long, Macy joins the Wish team. She loves everything about the work and the people. But the best thing about Wish is Wes—artistic, insightful, and understanding Wes—who gets Macy to look at life in a whole new way, and really start living it.

Endless Summer, by Jennifer Echols

Format: Paperback
Pages: 587 
Release Date: May 25th 2010 
Published by: Simon Pulse

Taken from Goodreads

Two irresistible boys. One unforgettable summer.

Lori can’t wait for her summer at the lake. She loves wakeboarding and hanging with her friends--including the two hotties next door. With the Vader brothers, she's always been just one of the guys. Now that she’s turning sixteen, she wants to be seen as one of the girls, especially in the eyes of Sean, the older brother. But that’s not going to happen--not if the younger brother, Adam, can help it.

Lori plans to make Sean jealous by spending time with Adam. Adam has plans of his own for Lori. As the air heats up, so does this love triangle. Will Lori’s romantic summer melt into one hot mess?

Yay for me! Hope all of your mailboxes looked tasty, too!



  1. Oh my gosh!!!! Jennifer Echols is one of my favorite authors ever!!! I just read her new book and absolutely loved it!!! And Sarah Dessen is a great author too :) I hope you enjoy everything you got! Here's my IMM if you want to check it out! Happy reading!

    -Jessica (Peace Love Books)
    new follower :)

  2. Dearly Departed sounds goooood ;) So weird about the

  3. Awesome load! And you are possibly the most incredibly lucky blogger as of today for receiving Dearly, Departed. Like, I want to be you right now. Happy reading!

    ~ Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  4. I've only read one Sarah Dessen book, That Summer, and wasn't a huge fan. I have heard great things about her though, so do plan on giving her another try. Hopefully the next one I try by her, I really wind up enjoying.

  5. Haunting Violet looks super good. I'll be anxious to read your review.

  6. The cover on goodreads is the US one and yes so much nicer & kinda steampunky :D
    Ohhh Jennifer Echols love her stuff so HOT :D

  7. you got some awesome books this week Laura! I hope you enjoy them all! :D

  8. You have a nice list of books in your mailbox this week. Dearly Departed looks like a good book.
    Happy Reading,
    Book Sniffers Anonymous


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