This is what I got in My Mailbox during the last three weeks:
The Boys Next Door by Jennifer Echols
Cute, available, and one cabin over. . .
Lori lives for summertime at her family's lake house. She spends all season wakeboarding, swimming. and hanging with her friends - including the two hotties in the cabin next door. With the Vader brothers, Lori's always been one of the guys.
But while Lori and the "baby" brother, Adam, are inseparable friends, she can't deny a secret crush on Sean, the older Vader boy, This year Sean's been paying Lori a lot of attention, and not in a brotherly way.
But just as Lori decides to prove to Sean she's girlfriend material, she realizes that her role as girl friend to Adam may be even more important. And by trying so hard for the perfect summer romance, she could be going way overboard. . .
When Annalisa Townsend’s ship is set upon by pirates in search of her father’s treasure, one of the crew, James Sterling, discovers her in the hold. When he moves to take her necklace, she begs him not to, as it is all she has left of her mother. He accepts a kiss in exchange for the necklace. “A fair trade, m’lady,” he tells her afterward, before disappearing.
A year later, with a forged letter of marque, Annalisa is intent on hunting down the wretched James Sterling and reclaiming her father’s treasure from him. But now she’s in danger of him stealing something far more vulnerable this time: her heart.
I've been wanting to read these two for years, and I finally bought them at The Book Depository! Both of them were really good - I especially loved the Boys Next Door. It was a fun and cute read, and Adam was sooo sweet!
From the Library:
Specials by Scott Westerfeld
The words have sent chills down Tally's spine since her days as a repellent, rebellious ugly. Back then Specials were a sinister rumor -- frighteningly beautiful, dangerously strong, breathtakingly fast. Ordinary pretties might live their whole lives without meeting a Special. But Tally's never been ordinary.
And now she's been turned into one of them: a superamped fighting machine, engineered to keep the uglies down and the pretties stupid.
The strength, the speed, and the clarity and focus of her thinking feel better than anything Tally can remember. Most of the time. One tiny corner of her heart still remembers something more.
Still, it's easy to tune that out -- until Tally's offered a chance to stamp out the rebels of the New Smoke permanently. It all comes down to one last choice: listen to that tiny, faint heartbeat, or carry out the mission she's programmed to complete. Either way, Tally's world will never be the same.I've read all three Tally Youngblood books, and "Specials" is probably the one I liked the least... I've heard that there is another story, "Extras" set in the same world, but with another main character. Has anyone read it? Was it any good?
So three books during the three last weeks - not that good! The book supply at my library sucks! (the YA department is minimal and I have read pretty much every interesting book there). I have high hopes for the coming weeks though!