Sunday, February 14, 2010

In My Mailbox (7)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme that talks about books that have been bought, swapped, received for review or borrowed from the library.

This week I bought:

All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab (Delacorte Press, January 12, 2010)

Summary from GoodreadsCarly: She was sweet. Smart. Self-destructive. She knew the secrets of Brighton Day School’s most privileged students. Secrets that got her killed.
Neily: Dumped by Carly for a notorious bad boy, Neily didn’t answer the phone call she made before she died. If he had, maybe he could have helped her. Now he can’t get the image of her lifeless body out of his mind.
Audrey: She’s the reason Carly got tangled up with Brighton’s fast crowd in the first place, and now she regrets it—especially since she’s convinced the police have put the wrong person in jail. Audrey thinks the murderer is someone at Brighton, and she wants Neily to help her find out who it is.
As reluctant allies Neily and Audrey dig into their shared past with Carly, her involvement with Brighton’s dark goings-on comes to light. But figuring out how Carly and her killer fit into the twisted drama will force Audrey and Neily to face hard truths about themselves and the girl they couldn’t save.  

I've seen All Unquiet Things on alot of other blogs and was curious.  When I read the cover copy, it sounded like an interesting read.  Hopefully, I'll be able to get to it soon.

Gone by Lisa McMann (Simon Pulse, February 9, 2010)

Summary from Amazon: Things should be great for Janie--she has graduated from high school and is spending her summer with Cabel, the guy she's totally in love with. But deep down she's panicking about how she's going to survive her future when getting sucked into other people's dreams is really starting to take its toll. Things get even more complicated when she meets her father for the very first time--and he's in a coma. As Janie uncovers his secret past, she begins to realize that the choice thought she had has more dire consequences than she ever imagined.

I was very excited for Gone to come out.  I even took a peek at the first chapter while I was online to pay.  This is next on my to be read list!

The Iron King by Julia Kagawa (Harlequin Teen, February 1, 2010)

Summary from Goodreads: Meghan Chase has never fit in at her small-town high school, and now, on the eve of her 16th birthday, she discovers why. When her half brother is kidnapped, Meghan is drawn into a fantastical world she never imagined--the world of Faery, where anything you see may try to eat you, and Meghan is the daughter of the summer faery king. Now she will journey into the depths of Faery to face an unknown enemy . . . and beg the help of a winter prince who might as soon kill her as let her touch his icy heart. The Iron King is the first book in the Iron Fey series.

Another book I've been hearing a lot about.  To be read after Gone.

From the library: (I have to admit that I have a thing for cookbooks - more specifically for books about baking.  So I couldn't resist the  following cookbook.  I can't wait to try the recipe for red velvet cupcakes!)

BabyCakes by Erin McKenna (Clarkson Potter, April 2009)

Summary from Goodreads: Simply, BabyCakes is your key to an enlightened, indulgent, sweets-filled future. This is important news not only for parents whose children have allergies, for vegans, and for others who struggle with food sensitivities, but also for all you sugar-loving traditionalists. The recipes in these pages prove that there is a healthy alternative to recklessly made desserts, one that doesn't sacrifice taste or texture.

Having experimented endlessly with alternative, health-conscious sweeteners, flours, and thickeners, Erin McKenna, the proprietress of beloved bakery BabyCakes NYC, developed these recipes–most are gluten-free, all are without refined sugar–in hopes of combating her own wheat, dairy, and sugar sensitivities. In BabyCakes, she shares detailed information about the ingredients she uses (coconut flour, xanthan gum, and agave nectar, for example) and how to substitute them properly for common ones–all the while guiding you safely through techniques she’s spent years perfecting.

Enclosed within these pages are all the “secrets” you’ll need to bring the greatness of BabyCakes NYC into your own home.

For confectionists of all kinds, delicious alternatives lie within: Red Velvet Cupcakes, Chocolate Shortbread Scones with Caramelized Bananas, Strawberry Shortcake, and BabyCakes NYC’s celebrated frosting (so delicious it has fans tipping back frosting shots!), to name just a few. Finally, Erin’s blissful desserts are yours for the baking!

What's in your mailbox this week?


  1. Omg All Unquiet Things looks amazing! Enjoy x

  2. BabyCakes looks delicious! I'm hoping to get to the library today to get a copy of "Home Land" by Sam Lipsyet, so I'm hoping that'll be in my mailbox soon!

  3. I really liked The Iron King. I just got All Unquiet Things for my media center but haven't read it yet. I am way behind on Lisa McMann's books. The first one is sitting unread on my Kindle. I hope you enjoy all your new books.

    My IMM is here. Happy reading!

  4. I am looking forward to reading The Iron King and All Unquiet Things. I'm on the waiting list at the library for that one. Babycakes sounds like a good cookbook. I wonder if she appeared on Martha Stewart or maybe I just read about that bakery somewhere else. My favorite cookbooks are Cooking Light and some of Sandra Lee's books. I like looking at Martha Stewart's cookbooks but I've never been brave enough to try anything. Happy baking and happy reading!

    Here is what's in my mailbox this week.

  5. Ooh you some great books this week! I have All Unquiet Things sitting right next to me, I was just about to start it! And yum those cupcakes on the cover of Babycakes look really good, I'll have to check it out! Happy reading :)

  6. Lovely books! I've heard great things about the first three and the cover for Babycakes is delicious & is making me hungry, lol! Happy reading and baking then! :)

  7. Oooh! I've been wanting to read All Unquiet Things! Enjoy :)

  8. I really want to read Iron King. I hear it's really good. Babycakes looks amazing. You should post some pictures after you make some red velvet cupcakes! Enjoy your books!

  9. All your books sound great. I already want to read the Iron king. All Unquiet Things looks good too, and yum at those cakes!

  10. Great selection of books this week! I love the look of BabyCakes - you'll have to let me know how the recipies turn out :o)

  11. All thing Unquiet looks interesting. I can't wait to get Gone. I really liked the Iron King.

    We have something in common! I own at least 5 books for baked goods. One is all about cupcakes. Happy Reading this week :)

  12. These all look yummy! Happy reading. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  13. Oh!! All Unquiet Things looks really awesome. and I just wanted to let you know i envy you for getting Gone and Iron King!!!
    Anyways :( great picks

    My IMM is Here

  14. Nice week. GONE is great and I want to read the other two. :)

    Any chance (if you haven't yet) you could check out this post and enter the giveaway? It would mean a TON for my family (full details there):

  15. The Iron King was fabulous, and I so want to read All Unquiet things. Can't wait to hear your thoughts , hope you enjoy!! Happy Reading!!

  16. I would love to read The Iron King and Gone. Enjoy them. Here's Mine

  17. These all look amazing, especially the cupcake book! I got Gone, too,this week---and I went out to buy Iron King but couldn't find it! :( Enjoy these!!


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