Sunday, May 24, 2009

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a post where I tell you the books that I received this week either by buying them from the bookstore, going to the library or from my mailbox. Check out The Story Siren to learn more!

For Review:

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

According to her best friend Frankie, twenty days in ZanzibarBay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy ever day, there's a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there's something she hasn't told Frankie---she's already had that kind of romance, and it was with Frankie's older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.

Slept Away by Julie Kraut

Laney Parker's a city girl through and through. For her, summertime means stepping out of her itchy gray school uniform and into a season of tanning at rooftop swimming pools, sidewalk dining in the Meatpacking District, and—as soon as the parents leave for the Hamptons—parties at her classmates’ apartments.

But this summer Laney’s mother has her own plan for Laney—Camp Timber Tops—and faster than a girl can pack her eye cream, she’s shipped off.

Now, splattered with tie-dye fallout, stripped of her cell, and going through Diet Coke withdrawals, Laney is barely hanging on. But when she realizes her summer crush is untouchably uncrushable in the real world, she has to start asking herself some serious questions. Can camp cool possibly translate to cool cool?

Sleepaway camp might just turn this city girl’s world upside down.

Access Denied (And Other Eighth Grade Error Messages) by Denise Vega

Computer whiz Erin Swift is ready to start eighth grade. The Year of Humiliating Events (aka, seventh grade) is behind her and she's ready to rule the school. But eight grade comes with its own set of problems for Erin to navigate, including her first boyfriend, her first break-up, and the fact that her mom has been treating her more like an eight year old than an eighth grader. Even worse, there's a new girl at MollyBrownMiddle School who is determined to remake Erin in her bad-girl image, and former crush Mark "Cute Boy" Sacks has been acting strange lately.

But as Erin's school year once against hurdles toward disaster, a personal tragedy forces her to realize that things, and people, aren't always as bad as they seem. Can she save what's left of eighth grade before it's too late?

Ghostgirl: Homecoming by Tonya Hurley

Charlotte Usher discovers that the afterlife isn't quite what she pictured when she's forced to intern at a hotline for troubled teens. Before she can officially cross over, she'll have to be a source of guidance for one such teen. The problem is she doesn't have much advice to offer since dying hasn't exactly boosted her confidence level.

But when Hawthorne High's leading, love-to-hate cheerleader Petula and her gothic little sis' Scarlet find themselves suddenly resting-in-peace in comas, Charlotte's opportunity to save them will prove to be the risk of a lifetime-for all of them.

Posh and Prejudice by Grace Dent

When 16-year-old Shiraz Bailey Wood's year-end test results come in, she's astonished to discover that not only did she pass them all, but that she's actually clever! Emboldened by an invite to higher-level classes, Shiraz enrolls in SuperchavAcademy's "Center of Excellence" to get even brainier.

Hanging with goodie-two-shoes in higher level classes seems like just the ticket to avoid getting stuck forever in her crap hometown. But Shiraz has to figure out for herself: are these posh types really any better than she, or are they just wanting to stick up their noses at everyone?

Bought:


The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong


If you had met me a few weeks ago, you probably would have described me as an average teenage girl—someone normal. Now my life has changed forever and I'm as far away from normal as it gets. A living science experiment—not only can I see ghosts, but I was genetically altered by a sinister organization called the Edison Group. What does that mean? For starters, I'm a teenage necromancer whose powers are out of control; I raise the dead without even trying. Trust me, that is not a power you want to have. Ever.

Now I'm running for my life with three of my supernatural friends—a charming sorcerer, a cynical werewolf, and a disgruntled witch—and we have to find someone who can help us before the Edison Group finds us first. Or die trying.

-Amanda

13 comments:

Jill said...

You had a great week! I want 20 Boy Summer so much! I can barely wait until June for its release. Hope you enjoy them.
-Jill

Liyana said...

Great books! Have fun reading!

katie said...

The Awakening is really good and I am just about to start Twenty Boy Summer. You got some great books. Happy reading!

Ravenous Reader said...

Ohhh such great books this week. Twenty boy Summer is so good and The Awakening is better than The Summoning, the action never ever stops. Enjoy your reads :)

MssJos said...

Great books this week! Twenty Boy Summer and Slept Away are on my wishlist! :) Happy Reading!

Bookworm said...

Amazing week! Access Denied looks super-good, I am dying to read that one! Also, I love the title and cover of Posh and Prejudice. I haven't read Diary Of A Chav, but I read Grace Dent's LBD series and it was really cute!

prophecygirl said...

Cool week - Access Denied sounds good! I also got 20 Boy Summer - it's a very nice book :)

Callie said...

Twenty Boy Summer and Slept Away looks sososo good! Happy reading!

Carrie said...

Great week!! Slept Away looks really good.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Nice week. I want to read Slept Away at some point, sounds cute. And I need to start reading 20 boy summer soon. :)

-Lauren

Thao said...

Love the cover for Acess Denied and Ghost Girl. Happy reading~!!!

Maggie said...

I've got a little present for you over at my blog!
http://beanbagbooks.blogspot.com/2009/05/one-lovely-blog-award.html

Teddyree said...

I've just had The Awakening arrive this week, can't wait to get started on it since The Summoning finished on such a cliffhanger!!
Happy Reading :-)