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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday at The Printed Page is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Something Like Fate
by Susan Colasanti

ARC from the publisher? (Viking)

Lani and Erin are bonded for life. One thing that connects them is their fascination of fate. Lani wonders how much of our lives has already been decided and how much we can actually influence. Since the Unknown can unexpectedly change our lives forever, how much can we really control?

From the minute Lani meets Jason, she can't deny the intense connection they share. It feels like she's known him forever. She's not sure if he feels it, too. But it doesn't matter. Because Jason is Erin's boyfriend. Lani is determined to ignore her feelings for Jason, no matter how powerful they are, rather than risk hurting her best friend.

What if the person who is your destiny is the one person you can't have?

Hell Hollow
by Ronald Kelly

ARC from LibraryThing Early Reviewer

From out of a shadowy backwoods hollow, echoes a dark threat from the past, nearly a century lost and forgotten. The rural town of Harmony, Tennessee possessed a disturbing secret; a secret so ancient that most of its residents were completely unaware of it. Even the last survivors of a vigilante raid long ago have filed the tragic events of that autumn night away, totally unaware of the evil that remains, dormant, but forever patient, among the tall pines and thick-leaved kudzu of a place known only as Hell Hollow. There it would have remained, unrevealed, if not for a handful of unknowing participants. Four kids, bored for excitement during one of the hottest summers on record. A killer on the run, dodging his latest atrocity. And a rape victim on a deadly mission – scarred in both body and mind. All have a hand in bringing forth an unspeakable evil from the dark woods of Hell Hollow. He is a skeletal figure in top hat and tails, brandishing a handful of magical cards and a patented elixir that was brewed in the very depths of Purgatory.


  1. Something Like Fate is one I've seen around a bit and it looks like an interesting book. I love the cover to Hell Hollow and it sounds creepy, right up my alley. Have a great reading week.

  2. Something Like Fate looks like a good teen relationship book. Hope you enjoy your books!

  3. Two very different books - hope they're both good reads!

  4. The cover of Something Like Fate has piqued my interest!

  5. Can't wait to see what you think of Hell Hollow, it has an interesting cover and great synopsis.

  6. These sound fascinating!

    Something Like Fate grabbed my attention.

  7. Hell Hollow sounds very spooky! Enjoy both books!

  8. I haven't heard of either of these, but I hope you enjoy them!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  9. Great photo of the snow capped mailboxes!

    Your new books sound like good ones. Enjoy!

    Her's mine:

  10. Good books! I have Something Like Fate in my TBR too!

  11. That certainly is a provacative cover!


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