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Sunday, August 15, 2010

In My Mailbox (week 31 & 32)


These are the books I recieved during the last two weeks:


You by Charles Benoit
It's easy to forget that we spend our early teens afraid. We're afraid of fitting in, standing out, or being ignored. We worry that we'll never get a date, never get into college, and never amount to anything. Just like everyone predicts.

It's also easy to discount these fears. Looking back, it seems impossible that we would have stayed awake all night worrying about what someone else thought of our clothes or that we ever doubted our abilities, our potential. But that's only because we know how the story ends.

I wanted to write a book that started with these fears as givens, bottling them in tight and capping them off with that artificial indifference genetically required of all teens. Kyle Chase is not a bad kid. He's not a good kid, either. He's a typical kid. He's any kid. And, at one point in your life, he was you.


Bought:

Forget You by Jennifer Echols
WHY CAN’T YOU CHOOSE WHAT YOU FORGET . . . AND WHAT YOU REMEMBER? There’s a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked up his twenty-four- year old girlfriend. Like Zoey’s fear that the whole town will find out about her mom’s nervous breakdown. Like darkly handsome bad boy Doug taunting her at school. Feeling like her life is about to become a complete mess, Zoey fights back the only way she knows how, using her famous attention to detail to make sure she’s the perfect daughter, the perfect student, and the perfect girlfriend to ultra-popular football player Brandon. But then Zoey is in a car crash, and the next day there’s one thing she can’t remember at all—the entire night before. Did she go parking with Brandon, like she planned? And if so, why does it seem like Brandon is avoiding her? And why is Doug—of all people— suddenly acting as if something significant happened between the two of them? Zoey dimly remembers Doug pulling her from the wreck, but he keeps referring to what happened that night as if it was more, and it terrifies Zoey to admit how much is a blank to her. Controlled, meticulous Zoey is quickly losing her grip on the all-important details of her life—a life that seems strangely empty of Brandon, and strangely full of Doug.

Won:


Boys, Girls and Other Hazardous Materials by Rosalind Wiseman
Looking for a new beginning after a terrible mean girl past, Charlie Healey realizes there’s no escaping high school drama

Charlie Healey thinks Harmony Falls is the beginning of a whole new life. Middle school was brutal. But high school is Charlie’s big chance to start over and stay out of drama, except that on her first day she runs into Will, her ex–best friend, who had moved away. Now a varsity athlete and hotter than Charlie
remembered, Will hangs with the crowd running the school. But Charlie doesn’t understand their power until an innocent delivery guy falls victim to a near-deadly hazing prank.

Torn between doing what’s right and her secret feelings for Will, Charlie must decide whether to turn in her very best friend or live with the guilt of knowing what he did.

Rosalind Wiseman’s first novel for young adults is a fresh, funny, and juicy read about friendship, betrayal, and how far some will go to be accepted.


My Soul To Keep by Rachel Vincent
WHEN KAYLEE CAVANAUGH SCREAMS, SOMEONE DIES
AND KAYLEE IS ABOUT TO SCREAM HER HEAD OFF...

Kaylee has one addiction: her very hot, very popular boyfriend, Nash. A banshee like Kaylee, Nash understands her like no one else. Nothing can come between them.

Until something does.

Demon’s breath. No, not the toothpaste-challenged kind. The Netherworld kind. The kind that really can kill you. Somehow, the super-addictive substance has made its way to the human world. But how? Kaylee and Nash have to cut off the source and protect their friends—one of whom is already hooked.

And when the epidemic hits too close to home, Kaylee will have to risk everything to save those she loves.


What did you get this week?

15 kommentarer:

brizmus said...

Wow, awesome week for books! You sounds great, and I've really got to read some Jennifer Echols!

Glad you're back!

StephTheBookworm said...

Wow, great stuff! Haven't read any of them so I'll look forward to your reviews.

Eleni @ La Femme Readers said...

Nice books this week, Forget You was so good, hope you enjoy it!

Becky said...

Just stopping by to see what new books you got this week. I'm a new follower and I'm looking forward to reading your reviews!

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

I've heard YOU is awesome, same with BG&OHM.

Hope you enjoy them all :D

Lizzy said...

I still need to read the second in the soul screamer series. Enjoy your books!

Kaitlyn (Kaitlyn in Bookland) said...

YOU looks so good-I'm jealous!
Here is my mailbox for the week <3

Lori said...

I hope that you enjoy your books. Happy reading. Check out my mailbox

prophecygirl said...

I've heard good things about You, and I'm interested to see what you think of Forget You.

Have a great week!

Faye said...

awesome books! loved forget you! Hope you enjoy your books!

happy reading!

Darlyn said...

I will need to read Rachel Vincent books. Hope you'll enjoy yours =)

Nina said...

Great to see that you are back! :)
Boys, Girls and Other Hazardous Materials by Rosalind Wiseman looks pretty. I have heard lots about it, but decided not to buy it. Hopefully your review will convince me to buy it anyway, because it just looks darn good. :)

french arabic said...

i can't get into my mailbox, yahoo is sending me answers, but i can't get into my downsouthhunting mail box to read them, i'm logged in, but when i clk the mail box, page can't be displayed comes up, but i can get into my other yahoo mail ,which is smokepole41@yahoo.com

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french arabic said...

This one sounds really interesting. I've never read second person narrative I don't think and I really like how the premise of You is kept under wraps. I'm curious as to what's going on.