Sunday, January 4, 2009

In My Mailbox!

This idea is stolen from The Story Siren who is nice enough to let a bunch of bloggers join her every week and tell everyone what wonderful books we got in the mail the previous week.

This week I went to Borders and splurged. I got four books from Borders:

Sleepless - Terri Clark

I can't go to sleep!!! And not because of the cute boy lying next to me. There's a killer stalking me in my dreams. And if it's up to him . . . I'll never wake up. I have to find a way to get him, before he gets me.

Sisters of Misery - Megan Kelley Hall

There are some girls who have everything...
She has the right clothes, the right friends, and the right last name, but fifteen-year-old Maddie Crane sometimes feels like an outsider in her clique in the wealthy, seaside town of Hawthorne, Massachusetts. And when her gorgeous, eccentric cousin Cordelia LeClaire moves to town, Maddie is drawn toward her ethereal, magical spirit and teeters even more toward the edge of her friends' tightly-knit circle...

Then there are the jealous ones...

Kate Endicott and the Sisters of Misery--a secret clique of the most popular, powerful girls in school--are less than thrilled by Cordelia's arrival. When Kate's on-again, off-again boyfriend Trevor takes an interest in Cordelia, the Sisters of Misery become determined to make her pay...

Now Maddie must choose between the allure and power of the Sisters of Misery and her loyalty to her beloved cousin. But she'll have to give up on ever fitting in and accept the disturbing truth about the town, her friends, her mysterious cousin, and even herself as she faces the terrifying wrath of the Sisters of Misery...

Jenny Green's Killer Junior Year - Amy Belasen

Hell hath no fury...

Jenny Green is a spoiled teen "princess" and the newest junior at Montreal's Molson Academy. Jenny wants a fresh start in her new school, and she's curious to see what Montreal has to offer, most especially in the boy department. Beautiful, charming, and sharp-witted, Jenny has no trouble getting the boys to fall for her.

But when she discovers just how despicable the male gender can be -- with the lying, the cheating, and the utter disrespect -- she decides to make them pay...with their lives.

Amor and Summer Secrets - Diana Rodreguez Wallach

All She Never Wanted.

For fifteen-year-old Mariana Ruiz, it's not so much an unexpected vacation as a literal "guilt trip"-her father's way of atoning for ignoring his Puerto Rican roots. But freedom from her parents is little compensation for being forced to spend two months with complete strangers rather than with her best friends in Philadelphia.

Once on "vacation," her worst fears come true. The heat is merciless, the food is spicy, and her great aunt and uncle's mountain house teems with relatives, only one of whom-her distant cousin Lilly-speaks English. Bored, and hoping to make up for missing her best friend's star-studded Sweet 16, Mariana offers to help in the planning of Lilly's QuinceaƱera. Soon, despite herself, Mariana clicks with new friends who open doors to romance and long-hidden secrets. Suddenly the summer she dreaded is ending way too quickly. It might turn out that the last place she ever wanted to go is the one place she truly finds herself.

Funny, touching, and smart, Amor and Summer Secrets is a story about friendship, family, rivalry, secrets, and how much you can change over the course of one loco summer.

I also got one book from the library (I know, it's amazing, only one! :p):

Dragon's Keep - Janet Lee Carey

By learning to accept the dragon claw that mars her hand, a princess fulfills her destiny and saves her country from war.

(all summaries from


The Story Siren said...

yay! good books! i love love sisters of misery!

and thanks for joining the '09 Debut Authors Challenge!

Shalonda said...

I can't wait to read Sleepless and Sisters of Misery. I hear they are both pretty good.

Doesn't always feel good to splurge?

The Book Obsession said...

Sisters of Misery!! Gosh, I can't get enough. There will be a second one coming out this year!! =]]

Bookworm said...

Oooh...I really want to read SLEEPLESS.....lucky! (:

Amanda said...

Sleepless is AWESOME!

Kaylee. said...

Hey Hope, I tagged you in a meme in my blog.

DarlingDiva said...

Sleepless sounds amazing!! I have heard good things about it. I cannot wait to hear what you think about it.

Anonymous said...

I want to read Sleepless and Sisters of Misery too. =)

Hope. said...

Kristi - That's the one book that I bought that I haven't read yet... I've heard many a good thing about it, though.

Shalonda - Sleepless was really good! I haven't gotten to Sisters of Misery yet, though... and it feels excellent to splurge. :D

Lizzie - There is going to be a second one? I haven't read it yet, but what I've read so far I've loved, so.. I can't wait for it! lol.

Bookworm - It was really good. :D

Amanda - I agree. :]

Kaylee - Thanks for letting me know. I'll check it out later. :D

Darling Diva - I actually posted a review of Sleepless already. It's under the review that's under this post. lol.

Carmen Alexis - Sleepless was amazing, haven't gotten to Sisters of Misery yet, though I'm sure you'll see a review soon. :]


robin_titan said...

I really want to read sisters of misery!

stargirlreads said...

I wanna read sleep less

Megan Kelley Hall said...
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Megan Kelley Hall said...

What a great and wonderful thing it was to come across this blog entry (and it was posted on January 4th -- my birthday -- no less!)

Hope you enjoy SISTERS OF MISERY as well as the sequel, THE LOST SISTER, which is coming out this summer.

Thanks for everyone's kind comments here!! You rock!

P.S. Sorry for the deleted comment. I should really do a quick spell-check before I post (being a writer and all). Whoops! :D