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Sunday, July 4, 2010

In My Mailbox #2

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren once a week which explores the weekly contents of your mailbox and books bought.

Bought:

Blood Feud (Drake Chronicles #2) by Alyxandra Harvey (Bloomsbury/ July 5, 2010)

The action and romance continue as the Drakes face a new vampire with a 200-year-old grudge. It’s been centuries since Isabeau St. Croix barely survived the French Revolution. Now she’s made her way back to the living and she must face the ultimate test by confronting the evil British lord who left her for dead the day she turned into a vampire. That’s if she can

control her affection for Logan Drake, a vampire whose bite is as sweet as the revenge she seeks.

The clans are gathering for Helena’s royal coronation as the next vampire queen, and new alliances are beginning to form now that the old rifts of Lady Natasha’s reign have started to heal. But with a new common enemy, Leander Montmarte—a vicious leader who hopes to force Solange to marry him and usurp the power of the throne for himself—the clans must stand together to preserve the peace he threatens to destroy.
This second adventure in the Drake Chronicles—told from both Logan’s and Isabeau’s perspectives—has all the same butt-kicking action, heart-pounding romances and snarky humor that readers loved in Hearts at Stake, as well as exciting new revelations about the vampire dynasties to keep readers coming back for more.

Borrowed:

UnSweetined by Jodie Sweetin (Clarion Books / November 15, 2010)

Once Danny Tanner's bubbly daughter on America's favorite family sitcom, Jodie Sweetin takes readers behind the scenes of Full House and shares her terrifying -- and uplifting -- real-life story of addiction and recovery.

Jodie Sweetin grew up in front of America, melting our hearts and making us laugh for eight years as the cherub-faced middle child on Full House. Her ups and downs seemed not so different from our own, but more than a decade after the popular television show ended, the star we knew as goody-two-shoes Stephanie Tanner publicly revealed her shocking recovery from methamphetamine addiction. Even then, Jodie still kept a painful secret -- one that could not be solved in thirty minutes with a hug, a stern talking-to, or a bowl of ice cream around the family table. The harrowing battle she swore she had won was really just beginning.

In her deeply personal, utterly raw, and ultimately inspiring memoir, Jodie comes clean about the double life she led -- the crippling identity crisis that began at her birth, the hidden anguish of juggling a regular childhood with her Hollywood life, and the vicious cycle of abuse and recovery that led to a relapse even as she wrote this book. Jodie traveled the country speaking to college kids about her triumph over substance abuse, yet she partied nightly, spending tens of thousands of dollars on her habit. Her addiction tore her family apart and alienated her from her former Full House cast mates until becoming a mother gave her the determination and the courage to get sober.

If you read my blog your probably thinking why on earth am I reading this book, a memoir, when I read mainly young adult novels. Well good question, I was over at my friends house the other day who happens to be a huge Full House fan who basically handed me this book to me and said and I quote “you HAVE to read this book OMG it is so good”, me being me I couldn’t let her down and say no so I took it even though I have a huge TBR pile at the moment. I’ll admit I’m a bit skeptical of my friends musings about this book (surely this book couldn’t be as good as she said it was) because 1. I never really was into Full House (I know shock horror!) and 2. I generally steer clear of books written by ‘celebrities’, but I’ll give it a go anyway.



6 comments:

Rae (In The Forest) said...

I am dying to read Blood Feud and I have been wondering what UnSweetined would be like.

GABY said...

UnSweetined sounds great, happy reading!

Kathy Martin said...

Blood Feud was really good. I just finished it this week. Like you, I don't read much nonfiction but Unsweetined does sound interesting. Happy reading!

Alison said...

I skimmed through Jodie's book. Meh. I was a huge Full House fan and sad to see what happened to Jodie. But I thought that the book came off as one big self-pity party. And when you look at Candace Cameron and the Olsen Twins all of whom faced the same pressures or more and all of whom turned out pretty well, I can't say I pity her for her own choices.

Vanessa Book ♥ Soulmates said...

Great books! Looking forward to your reviews, especially Blood Feud, I'd never heard of it.
These are the ones we got this week: Vlog
Take care!
Vanessa
Book ♥ Soulmates

brandileigh2003 said...

Blood Feud is such a gorgeous one! Happy Reading! Here’s mine if you wanna check it out.

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