Sunday, April 22, 2012

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. In My Mailbox was inspired by Alea and turned into a meme by Kristi.

It's Our Prom (So Deal With It) by Julie Anne Peters

When Azure's principal gives her the chance to turn the school's traditional (and boring) senior prom into an event that will appeal to everyone, not just the jocks and cheerleaders, she jumps at the opportunity. Soon Azure manages to convince her best friends, Luke and Radhika, to join the prom committee as well.

Facing heavy opposition and admittedly clueless about prom logistics, the three friends are nonetheless determined to succeed — if Luke's and Azure's secret crushes on Radhika don't push the committee members, and their friendships, to the breaking point first.

Told in two voices and filled with comical missed connections, It's Our Prom (So Deal With It) explores the ups and downs of planning an alternative prom — while dealing with an unrequited crush on your best friend — and shines with National Book Award finalist Julie Anne Peters's unmistakable wit and insight.

Purity by Jackson Pearce
 
A novel about love, loss, and sex — but not necessarily in that order.

Before her mother died, Shelby promised three things: to listen to her father, to love as much as possible, and to live without restraint. Those Promises become harder to keep when Shelby's father joins the planning committee for the Princess Ball, an annual dance that ends with a ceremonial vow to live pure lives — in other words, no "bad behavior," no breaking the rules, and definitely no sex.

Torn between Promises One and Three, Shelby makes a decision — to exploit a loophole and lose her virginity before taking the vow. But somewhere between failed hookup attempts and helping her dad plan the ball, Shelby starts to understand what her mother really meant, what her father really needs, and who really has the right to her purity.

7 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

Wow! These both sound really awesome. I hope they live up to their blurbs. My mailboxes are here and here. Happy reading!

chelleyreads said...

so many great books this week! you have a lot of fantastic reading ahead of you. enjoy :)

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-michelle

Melissa said...

These both look really good!

Alison Can Read said...

Great set! It's Our Prom looks cute. I can't wait to read Purity.
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Book Sake said...

Both sound great, especially Peters book!

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iLuvReadingTooMuch said...

Both sound fabulous! I really love Jackson Pearce's books, so can't wait to get my hands on Purity! Happy Reading :)

I currently have a giveaway running on my blog if you'd like to check it out!

Rabiah
Confessions of a Readaholic

Maxine said...

Awesome books this week! Hope you enjoy reading them :)

Here is my IMM post. Check it out? ;)

-Maxine @ Teenage Fiction