Sunday, July 12, 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!

Tricks by Ellen Hopkins

Five teenagers from different parts of the country. Three girls. Two guys. Four straight. One gay. Some rich. Some poor. Some from great families. Some with no one at all. All living their lives as best they can, but all searching...for freedom, safety, community, family, love. What they don't expect, though, is all that can happen when those powerful little words "I love you" are said for all the wrong reasons. Five moving stories remain separate at first, then interweave to tell a larger, powerful story -- a story about making choices, taking leaps of faith, falling down, and growing up. A story about kids figuring out what sex and love are all about, at all costs, while asking themselves, "Can I ever feel okay about myself?"


Moon Rise by Marilee Brothers

Her mom's still dating losers. Her boyfriend's gone back to Mexico. Dad still hasn't told his wife and kids that she exists. At school, the drama queens and bullies still rule. But worst of all for Allie Emerson--aka the Star Seeker of an old Gypsy prophecy--is that her powers have taken a hike. She can't read minds anymore. She can't move stuff just by looking at it. The other Star Seekers are counting on her psychic gifts more than ever, and the evil Tri-marks are closing in, eager to snatch her magic moonstone necklace while she's helpless. The hot new guy at school is ready and willing to fight her battles, but he comes with some wicked baggage.

The Treasure Map of Boys : Noel, Jackson, Finn, Hutch--and me, Ruby Oliver by E. Lockhart

Ruby is back at Tate Prep, and it’s her thirty-seventh week in the state of Noboyfriend. Her panic attacks are bad, her love life is even worse, and what’s more: Noel is writing her notes, Jackson is giving her frogs, Gideon is helping her cook, and Finn is making her brownies. Rumors are flying, and Ruby’s already-sucky reputation is heading downhill. Not only that, she’s also: running a bake sale, learning the secrets of heavymetal therapy, encountering some seriously smelly feet, defending the rights of pygmy goats, and bodyguarding Noel from unwanted advances.

-Amanda

8 comments:

katie said...

Good books this week. Moon Rise looks really interesting. I will have to check it out. Enjoy!

Allison said...

I can't wait to read Tricks! I'm so jealous.

-Allison

Bianca said...

I wish I had Tricks!!! Enjoy the books. :)

Windowpane Memoirs said...

Moon Rise sounds good. Enjoy your books.

Peace
Michelle

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

I want to read Tricks so badly! I love Ellen Hopkins, I've read all of her books except the 3rd book in the Crank trilogy.

-Briana

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. The cover of The Treasure Map of Boys looks super awesome. Enjoy.

prophecygirl said...

Moon Rise sounds good. Never heard of that one before!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

The Treasure map of Boys looks so good. I loved the first two.