This past week, I actually received two books in the mail. The first one was Sunrise by Arshad Ahsanuddin. I won a copy of Sunrise from the Goodreads First Reads program. The author lives in Canada and the delivery of the book was delayed slightly because of the mail strike. This is actually a prequel in the series, which I’m happy about since I haven’t read the first book. Mr. Ahsanuddin even signed it and included a short note inside. Like my redneck paperweight? :)
The second was an ARC of My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody. Honestly, I have no idea why I received this from MacMillan Children’s Publishing Group down in NYC. It was addressed to me, but I don’t remember submitting my name to win a copy of it. There was no note inside the envelope either. It’s a complete mystery! I’ll take more books and less bills any day!
This week I received She Loves You, She Loves You Not by Julie Ann Peters.
Seventeen-year-old Alyssa thought she knew who she was. She had her family and her best friends and, most important, she had Sarah. Sarah, her girlfriend, with whom she dreamed with about the day they could move far away and live out and proud and accepted for themselves, instead of having to hide their relationship.
Alyssa never thought she would have to make that move by herself, but disowned by her father and cut off from everyone she loves, she is forced to move hundreds of miles away to live with Carly, the biological mother she barely knows, in a town where everyone immediately dismisses her as “Carly’s girl.” As Alyssa struggles to forget her past and come to terms with her future, will she be able to build a new life for herself and believe in love again? Or will she be forced to relive the mistakes that have cost her everything and everyone she cared about?
I won this in a contest hosted by @flamingo1325 over at the The Good Addiction Blog. Many thanks to her and the author Julie Ann Peters for sending me the autographed copy.