In My Mailbox: Week 1

Created by The Story Siren, "In My Mailbox" shows all books gained (for review, from the library, or bought) weekly! I had many books purchased and given to me prior to the start of the holidays, but these items are what I actually recieved in the new year. For more infomation on this awesome idea click here.

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

When Evie's father returned home from World War II, the family fell back into its normal life pretty quickly. But Joe Spooner brought more back with him than just good war stories. When movie-star handsome Peter Coleridge, a young ex-GI who served in Joe's company in postwar Austria, shows up, Evie is suddenly caught in a complicated web of lies that she only slowly recognizes. She finds herself falling for Peter, ignoring the secrets that surround him . . . until a tragedy occurs that shatters her family and breaks her life in two.

As she begins to realize that almost everything she believed to be a truth was really a lie, Evie must get to the heart of the deceptions and choose between her loyalty to her parents and her feelings for the man she loves. Someone will have to be betrayed. The question is . . . who?

3 Willows by Ann Brashares

Summer is a time to grow
Polly has an idea that she can't stop thinking about, one that involves changing a few things about herself. She's setting her sights on a more glamorous life, but it's going to take all of her focus. At least that way she won't have to watch her friends moving so far ahead.

Jo is spending the summer at her family's beach house, working as a busgirl and bonding with the older, cooler girls she'll see at high school come September. She didn't count on a brief fling with a cute boy changing her entire summer. Or feeling embarrassed by her middle school friends. And she didn't count on her family at all...

Ama is not an outdoorsy girl. She wanted to be at an academic camp, doing research in an air-conditioned library, earning A's. Instead her summer scholarship lands her on a wilderness trip full of flirting teenagers, blisters, impossible hiking trails, and a sad lack of hair products.
It is a new summer. And a new sisterhood. Come grow with them.

Book synopsis obtained from Amazon


  1. great books! i can't wait for the release of 3 willows. xD

  2. What I Saw and How I Lied looks amazing. I love Ann Brashares, so I will most likely be checking out 3 Willows when it comes out, too. :]


  3. 3 Willows looks great. Another sisterhood book. xD

  4. I really cannot wait to get into it. I love the sisterhood books. I have heard great things about 3 willows and it is on the top of my TBR pile.

  5. Really loved What I Saw and How I Lied. Hope you enjoy it as much. I gave away my arc of 3 Willows so now have to wait...


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