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Sunday, May 16, 2010

In My Mailbox (week 19)

This week, was a really good book week for me! I got four books, and I look forward to read them all! (Actually, I already read 1.5 books). Here's what made me happy:

Bought:

Jessica's Guide To Dating On the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
The undead can really screw up your senior year ...

Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan. But then a bizarre (and incredibly hot) new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu shows up, claiming that Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth—and he’s her long-lost fiancé. Armed with newfound confidence and a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire’s Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica makes a dramatic transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire princess. But when a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire war—and save Lucius’s soul from eternal destruction.

Won:

The Alpha Bet by Stephanie Hale

I was prepared to do just about anything to go from geek to Greek.

Some teenagers use drugs or sex to escape overbearing parents. I used books. All my life my mother has been hovering over me, afraid to let me experience ANYTHING. So I got really good grades, graduated from high school when I was sixteen, and escaped to a new life—my own life—at college.

To jump-start my social life, I decided to rush the Alphas, the most exclusive sorority on campus. And that's when things started to get complicated.
One of the Alphas invoked the Alpha Bet, a super-secret set of alphabetical tasks that have to be completed for a sister's bid to become active. Now, completing the tasks of the Alpha Bet has taken over my life. And one of the tasks involves deceiving my roommate and only real friend, Jentry.

Can you spell B-E-T-R-A-Y-A-L?


Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidis
I’d love a cup of coffee. I wish she knew how pretty she was. I wish I could drop this kid in the dryer sometimes. I just want her to be happy. I hope she didn’t find out what Ben said about her. I wish I knew how many calories were in a bite of muffin…

Joy is used to hearing Whispers. She’s used to walking down the street and instantly knowing people’s deepest, darkest desires. She uses this talent for good, to make people happy and give them what they want. But for her older sister, Jessica, the family gift is a curse, and she uses it to make people’s lives—especially Joy’s—miserable. Still, when Joy Hears a frightening whisper from Jessica's own mind, she knows she has to save her sister, even if it means deserting her friends, stealing a car and running away with a boy she barely knows—a boy who may have a dark secret of his own.


The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong
Only two weeks ago, life was all too predictable. But that was before I saw my first ghost. Now, along with my supernatural friends Tori, Derek, and Simon, I’m on the run from the Edison Group, which genetically altered us as part of their sinister experiment. We’re hiding in a safe house that might not be as safe as it seems. We’ll be gone soon anyway, back to rescue those we’d left behind and to take out the Edison Group . . . or so we hope.

What did you get this week?

9 kommentarer:

Adriana said...

Great books! I really liked Jessica's Guide. I really want to read Whisper, so I'll be looking forward to seeing what you think.

Raíla said...

YAY! You got Whisper! Thank you! I'm so glad you did it and I hope you LOVE it. <3 Happy reading!

Book Crazy Jenn said...

YEAH Jessica's Guide! I LOVED LOVED that book - I hope you do as well...EAK!!! :)

Leilani @Leilani Loves Books said...

Loved Jessica's Guide!!
Really great book!

prophecygirl said...

Jessica's Guide is such a good YA vampire book. I think you'll love it!

Bella said...

OOH Jessica's Guide is great, you're going to love it :) When you're finished, there's a novella on Beth Fantaskey's site that you can read :D Apparently she's working on a sequel now, too. *squee* I'm also looking forward to what you think of Whisper. Happy Reading :D

Nina said...

Whisper, the Reckoning...OOH, need to read those too. They look so awesome. I hope they are fun and good. :)

Enjoy reading those books.

-k said...

The Alpha Bet is a book that I definitely want to check out soon just to see what it has to say about sororities and how it compares to my experience.
Great haul this week!

Bere said...

You got some awesome books! I've heard great things on Jessica's Guide To Dating On the Dark Side, I definitely want to read this one! Also Whisper sounds fantastic. I will be looking out for your reviews! Happy reading =)