In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It's just about my favourite meme in the world, because it's the one time I get to go 'oooh look what I got!!!' without pretending it was half price in a sale.
Love, Aubrey - Suzanne LaFleur
From book cover: Something heartbreaking has happened. Eleven-year-old Aubrey is on her own.
'It was fun at first, playing house. nothing to think about but TV and chesse. A perfect world.'
She's determined to hide away and take care of herself, because facing the truth is too much too bear.
'I couldn't let anyone know that I was alone. I was staying right here.'
But with the love of her grandmother and the letters she writes, can Aubrey begin to see that even though she's lost everything - all is not lost?
I've been wanting to read this one for a while, and today I spotted it on a trip to my new local bookstore. Beautiful cover, beautiful premise. I don't tend to enjoy books with such young protagonists as a rule, but something tells me this one will be the exception.
So Much To Tell You - John Marsden
Summary from book cover: Scarred, literally, by her past, she has withdrawn into silence. She speaks to no one.
Then, set the task of writing a diary by her English teacher, she finds a way of expressing her thoughts and feelings and of exploring the traumatic events that have caused her distress. There is so much she has to say...
I loved Tomorrow, When The War Began, so I was pretty stoked to spot John Marsden's first book calling to me from a bookstore shelf. Another possibly emotional choice. Hmm. Maybe I'm going through a phase. In any case, once I spotted this I couldn't leave the store without it.
The Thirteen Treasures - Michelle Harrison
Summary from Goodreads: While visiting her grandmother's house, an old photograph leads Tanya to an unsolved mystery. Fifty years ago a girl vanished in the woods nearby - a girl Tanya's grandmother will not speak of.
Fabian, the caretaker's son, is tormented by the girl's disappearance. His grandfather was the last person to see her alive, and has lived under suspicion ever since. Together, Tanya and Fabian decide to find the truth.
But Tanya has her own secret: the ability to see fairies. Can it help them to unravel the mystery? Soon they are facing terrible danger. Could the manor's sinister history be about to repeat itself?
Okay, first: UK author. Woot. I've been wanting to read this one since I saw Michelle Harrison interviewed at one of my favourite Brit blogs, So Many Books, So Little Time. The sequel is out soon, so I figured I'd better get my skates on. Plus, I haven't read a faerie novel for like, weeks. Which I'm pretty sure is like, months in faerie years. Maybe.
Soooo... what did everyone else get this week?