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Sunday, November 14, 2010

In My Mailbox (1)

My first ever In My Mailbox! Exciting! IMM is hosted by The Story Siren every week to showcase to my lovely imaginary followers any books that I have bought or borrowed to read. Most of my IMMs will be probably showcasing books I have borrowed from the library but this week I bought a book! Actually, it's three books in one (819 pages total)! See:

I got The Darkest Powers Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong (including The Summoning, The Awakening, and The Reckoning) for only $16.99 (Canadian) from Costco! Great, great deal. Can't wait to read after hearing so many amazing things!

Description (from Goodreads, of the 1st book, The Summoning): After years of frequent moves following her mother’s death, Chloe Saunders’s life is finally settling down. She is attending art school, pursuing her dreams of becoming a director, making friends, meeting boys. Her biggest concern is that she’s not developing as fast as her friends are. But when puberty does hit, it brings more than hormone surges. Chloe starts seeing ghosts–everywhere, demanding her attention. After she suffers a breakdown, her devoted aunt Lauren gets her into a highly recommended group home.
At first, Lyle House seems a pretty okay place, except for Chloe’s small problem of fearing she might be facing a lifetime of mental illness. But as she gradually gets to know the other kids at the home–charming Simon and his ominous, unsmiling brother Derek, obnoxious Tori, and Rae, who has a “thing” for fire–Chloe begins to realize that there is something that binds them all together, and it isn’t your usual “problem kid” behaviour. And together they discover that Lyle House is not your usual group home either…


  1. Ooh, pretty cover! I haven't seen that edition before. I have the whole series on my TBR. I've heard great reviews.

  2. Yes, it's quite nice to have all 3 books in one!

  3. Re: A digital book reader: Yes, "the feel of a real book" in my hands rebuttal. I've heard that a lot. Surprisingly, though, if you buy a nice "book-like" cover it still has close to that feel. In addition, when you are reading heavy books, the digital reader is the only way to go! Sure beats trying to hold a weighty book while lying in bed reading before bedtime.

  4. You make a good case! Probably one of the most convincing arguments for me is the environmental friendliness of eReaders. Anyways, I'll think about it. Maybe ask for it for Christmas :)