Monday, March 7, 2011

Mailbox Monday -- March 7th

The reason why I love Mondays -- Mailbox Monday hosted this month by I'm Booking It. Below are the review copies I received this week:

1) The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern. Publisher's Summary. Born into the lap of luxury and comfortable in the here and now, spoiled, tempestuous Tamara Goodwin has never had to look to the future—until the abrupt death of her father leaves her and her mother a mountain of debt and forces them to move in with Tamara's peculiar aunt and uncle in a tiny countryside village.

Tamara is lonely and bored, with a traveling library as her only diversion. There she finds a large leather-bound book with a gold clasp and padlock, but no author name or title. Intrigued, she pries open the lock, and what she finds inside takes her breath away.

Tamara sees entries written in her own handwriting, and dated for the following day. When the next day unfolds exactly as recorded, Tamara realizes she may have found a solution to her problems. But in her quest to find answers, Tamara soon learns that some pages are better left unturned and that, try as she may, she mustn't interfere with fate.

Thanks to HarperCollins!

2) The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady By Elizabeth Stuckey-French. Publisher's Summary. Seventy-seven-year-old Marylou Ahearn is going to kill Dr. Wilson Spriggs come hell or high water. In 1953, he gave her a radioactive cocktail without her consent as part of a secret government study that had horrible consequences.

Marylou has been plotting her revenge for fifty years. When she accidentally discovers his whereabouts in Florida, her plans finally snap into action. She high tails it to hot and humid Tallahassee, moves in down the block from where a now senile Spriggs lives with his daughter’s family, and begins the tricky work of insinuating herself into their lives. But she has no idea what a nest of yellow jackets she is stum­bling into.

Before the novel is through, someone will be kidnapped, an unlikely couple will get engaged, someone will nearly die from eating a pineapple upside-down cake laced with anti-freeze, and that’s not all . . .

Told from the varied perspectives of an incredible cast of endearing oddball characters and written with the flair of a native Floridian, this dark comedy does not disappoint.

Thanks to Random House!


  1. Different kinds of reads. Enjoy the reading and thank you for coming over.

  2. Loved The Book of Tomorrow! This is the first synopsis I've seen for The Revenge of the Radioactive sounds good!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. I have been hearing some pretty good things about both books can't wait to hear what you think. Enjoy them.

  4. I have The Book of Tomorrow on my bookshelf and can't wait to read it. Enjoy your books!

  5. Cool, Ahern :)
    Enjoy your books

  6. I heard a lot of great buzz about The Book of Tomorrow on Twitter just this morning! The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady looks good too.

  7. I got the Book of Tomorrow from Mrs Q! Don't you love the cover... I must confess that I keep touching it coz it's so beautiful. Pathetic... yep that's me :)

  8. Can't wait for reviews of "Revenge". Have a great week!

  9. These both sound really good. Enjoy!

  10. I have these both...too... will look our for your reviews.