Sunday, February 3, 2013

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.

Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz
*Thanks to Lisa @ Turning Pages!

Some secrets shouldn't be kept...

Until three months ago, everything in sixteen-year-old Camelia’s life had been fairly ordinary: decent grades, an okay relationship with her parents, and a pretty cool part-time job at the art studio downtown. But when a mysterious boy named Ben starts junior year at her high school, Camelia’s life becomes anything but ordinary.

Rumored to be somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend’s accidental death, Ben is immediately ostracized by everyone on campus. Except for Camelia. She’s reluctant to believe he's trouble, even when her friends try to convince her otherwise. Instead, she’s inexplicably drawn to Ben…and to his touch. But soon, Camelia is receiving eerie phone calls and strange packages with threatening notes. Ben insists she is in danger, and that he can help—but can he be trusted? She knows he's hiding something... but he's not the only one with a secret.

When We Wake by Karen Healey

Sixteen-year-old Tegan is just like every other girl living in 2027--she's happiest when playing the guitar, she's falling in love for the first time, and she's joining her friends to protest the wrongs of the world: environmental collapse, social discrimination, and political injustice.

But on what should have been the best day of Tegan's life, she dies--and wakes up a hundred years in the future, locked in a government facility with no idea what happened.

Tegan is the first government guinea pig to be cryonically frozen and successfully revived, which makes her an instant celebrity--even though all she wants to do is try to rebuild some semblance of a normal life. But the future isn't all she hoped it would be, and when appalling secrets come to light, Tegan must make a choice: Does she keep her head down and survive, or fight for a better future?

Trinkets by Kirsten Smith

Sixteen-year-old Moe's Shoplifters Anonymous meetings are usually punctuated by the snores of an old man and the whining of the world's unhappiest housewife. Until the day that Tabitha Foster and Elodie Shaw walk in. Tabitha has just about everything she wants: money, friends, popularity, a hot boyfriend who worships her...and clearly a yen for stealing. So does Elodie, who, despite her goodie-two-shoes attitude pretty much has "klepto" written across her forehead in indelible marker. But both of them are nothing compared to Moe, a bad girl with an even worse reputation.

Tabitha, Elodie, and Moe: a beauty queen, a wallflower, and a burnout-a more unlikely trio high school has rarely seen. And yet, when Tabitha challenges them to a steal-off, so begins a strange alliance linked by the thrill of stealing and the reasons that spawn it.

6 comments:

Zenia said...

I read 'Deadly Little Secret' a couple of years ago and I wasn't too thrilled about it :-)
'When We Wake' sounds good though.

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Halee said...

When We Wake sounds good, but that cover really creeps me out. Hahahaha :) Enjoy your books!

Halee @ Confessions of a Book Addict

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Justin941 said...

Great haul Amanda. I hope you enjoy these books! :) The cover for When We Wake is pretty creepy, haha.

Here is mine: IMM (36)

b_ls said...

When we Wake sounds great. I hope you enjoy your books!
Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
My IMM: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/in-my-mailbox-14.html

Monica said...

New follower via GFC. When We Wake looks really good. Enjoy all your great reads.
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Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

Trinkets looks like a good read! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

Here's my STS!