MyBookBox February Box 2017
I'm thrilled with the contents of this month's box! Getting two new books from my two favorite genres delivered to my door is such a treat, not to mention when there's a little something extra included that is the perfect reader accessory.
Each box also comes with a bookmark with details about the book and a letter from the author.
The YA Book
American Street, Ibi Zoboi
I've been hearing great things about this book, and the subject matter couldn't be more timely.
On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie—a good life.
But after they leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola’s mother is detained by U.S. immigration, leaving Fabiola to navigate her loud American cousins, Chantal, Donna, and Princess; the grittiness of Detroit’s west side; a new school; and a surprising romance, all on her own.
Just as she finds her footing in this strange new world, a dangerous proposition presents itself, and Fabiola soon realizes that freedom comes at a cost. Trapped at the crossroads of an impossible choice, will she pay the price for the American dream?
The Mystery Book
The Devil Crept In, Ania Ahlborn
This sounds delightfully creepy and I'm eager to read about the sinister goings-on of this Oregon town.
Young Jude Brighton has been missing for three days, and while the search for him is in full swing in the small town of Deer Valley, Oregon, the locals are starting to lose hope. They’re well aware that the first forty-eight hours are critical and after that, the odds usually point to a worst-case scenario. And despite Stevie Clark’s youth, he knows that, too; he’s seen the cop shows. He knows what each ticking moment may mean for Jude, his cousin and best friend.
That, and there was that boy, Max Larsen...the one from years ago, found dead after also disappearing under mysterious circumstances. And then there were the animals: pets gone missing out of yards. For years, the residents of Deer Valley have murmured about these unsolved crimes…and that a killer may still be lurking around their quiet town. Now, fear is reborn—and for Stevie, who is determined to find out what really happened to Jude, the awful truth may be too horrifying to imagine.
And then there are the socks that were included! Can we talk about how perfectly adorable these Socksmith socks are? I love the Jane Austen cameo style print and then the quote along the top says "I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading." Perfect for pulling on while enjoying a cup of tea and a good book.