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In My Mailbox (18)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi and The Story Siren. IMM is a great way for book lovers to share the books they have bought, borrowed, received, or downloaded during the week. 
 I've been downloading like crazy this week. I went on a mini vacation at Disney, so I needed reading material for the trip. 
From NetGalley and S&S GalleyGrab:  Pearl is a sixteen-year-old vampire . . . fond of blood, allergic to sunlight, and mostly evil . . . until the night a sparkly unicorn stabs her through the heart with his horn. Oops. Her family thinks she was attacked by a vampire hunter (because, obviously, unicorns don’t exist), and they’re shocked she survived. They’re even more shocked when Pearl discovers she can now withstand the sun. But they quickly find a way to make use of her new talent. The Vampire King of New England has chosen Pearl’s family to host his feast. If Pearl enrolls in high school, she can make lots of human friends and lure them to the King’s fea…

Review: Skinny Bitch

Skinny Bitch Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin
Product Details  Genre: Self-Help, Fitness/Health Pages: 224 pages Publisher: Running Press (December 27, 2005) ISBN: 0762435410 Source: Found a copy in my mom's car
Not your typical boring diet book, this is a tart-tongued, no-holds-barred wakeup call to all women who want to be thin. With such blunt advice as, "Soda is liquid Satan" and "You are a total moron if you think the Atkins Diet will make you thin," it's a rallying cry for all savvy women to start eating healthy and looking radiant. Unlike standard diet books, it actually makes the reader laugh out loud with its truthful, smart-mouthed revelations. Behind all the attitude, however, there's solid guidance. Skinny Bitch espouses a healthful lifestyle that promotes whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, and encourages women to get excited about feeling "clean and pure and energized."
I love books that read like my best friend's gossip se…

Review: A Long, Long Sleep (Anna Sheehan)

A Long, Long Sleep
Anna Sheehan

Product Details:

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Candlewick (August 9, 2011)
ISBN-10: 0763652601
Source: Free e-book from NetGalley

Rosalinda Fitzroy has been asleep for sixty-two years when she is woken by a kiss.

Locked away in the chemically induced slumber of a stasis tube in a forgotten sub-basement, sixteen-year-old Rose slept straight through the Dark Times that killed millions and utterly changed the world she knew. Now her parents and her first love are long dead, and Rose -- hailed upon her awakening as the long-lost heir to an interplanetary empire -- is thrust alone into a future in which she is viewed as either a freak or a threat.

Desperate to put the past behind her and adapt to her new world, Rose finds herself drawn to the boy who kissed her awake, hoping that he can help her to start fresh. But when a deadly danger jeopardizes her fragile new existence, Rose must face the ghosts of her past w…