Saturday, February 27, 2010

This Week + In My Mailbox (2)

Hey, guys!  It's Saturday again, so it's time for what I posted this week and my In My Mailbox for the week! :)

What I Posted:

On Sunday, I posted this week's contest.  Remember you still have today to enter to win a copy of The Real Real! :)

Monday, I posted a review of Blue Moon by Alyson Noel.

Tuesday, I posted a review of Tricks by Ellen Hopkins.

On Wednesday, my Waiting on Wednesday pick was for Dash and Lily's Book of Dares, David Levithan and Rachel Cohn's next book.

On Thursday, Kristin Walker stopped in and told us all about modern high school romance.

And, finally, on Friday I posted what I think about Cartoon Covers vs. Picture Covers and asked you guys to vocalize your opinions, also.

What I Read:
-Swoon at Your Own Risk by Sydney Salter (for 1 ARC Tours, book out in April.)
-The Line - Teri Hall (due out in March. I read about 150 pages of it so far.)

In My Mailbox:

Here's my IMM for this week:

All the books I got were for review!

Little Miss Red by Robin Palmer

Sophie Greene gets good grades, does the right thing, and has a boyfriend that her parents— and her younger brother—just love. (Too bad she doesn’t love him.) Sophie dreams of being more like Devon Deveraux, star of her favorite romance novels, but, in reality, Sophie isn’t even daring enough to change her nail polish. All of that changes when Sophie goes to Florida to visit her grandma Roz, and she finds herself seated next to a wolfishly goodlooking guy on the plane. The two hit it off, and before she knows it, Sophie’s living on the edge. But is the drama all it’s cracked up to be?
Invisible Girl by Mary Hanlon Stone (out May 2010)
When poor Boston girl Stephanie is abandoned by her abusive mother and taken in by Annie’s Beverly Hills family, she feels anything but home. Her dark complexion and accent stick out like a sore thumb in the golden-hued world of blondes and extravagance. These are girls who seem to live life in fastforward, while Stephanie is stuck on pause. Yet when a new rival moves to town, threatening Annie’s queen-bee status, Stephanie finds herself taking sides in a battle she never even knew existed, and that feeling invisible is a wound that can only be healed by standing up for who she is.

Brilliant newcomer Mary Hanlon Stone delivers a compulsively readable insider’s view of growing up in a world where money and privilege don’t always glitter.
(The ARC has a different cover, so I'm not really sure which cover is the final one.  Does anyone know?)

The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June by Robin Benway (!!!) (due out August 2010)

I hugged my sisters and they fit against my sides like two jigsaw pieces that would never fit anywhere else. I couldn’t imagine ever letting them go again, like releasing them would be to surrender the best parts of myself.
Three sisters share a magical, unshakeable bond in this witty high-concept novel from the critically acclaimed author of Audrey, Wait! Around the time of their parents’ divorce, sisters April, May, and June recover special powers from childhood—powers that come in handy navigating the hell that is high school. Powers that help them cope with the hardest year of their lives. But could they have a greater purpose?

April, the oldest and a bit of a worrier, can see the future. Middle-child May can literally disappear. And baby June reads minds—everyone’s but her own. When April gets a vision of disaster, the girls come together to save the day and reconcile their strained family. They realize that no matter what happens, powers or no powers, they’ll always have each other.

Because there’s one thing stronger than magic: sisterhood.

Winter Longing by Tricia Mills (due out August 2010)

When Winter’s boyfriend is killed in a plane crash in the Alaskan wilderness, she’s robbed of the future she’d only just allowed herself to believe might be hers. Winter and Spencer had been destined for one another. And after his death, Spencer’s presence continues to haunt her.

But when her next-door neighbor becomes an unlikely friend, Winter begins to accept all that she can’t change. Can she open herself to a new future . . . and a possible new love?

Plus by Veronica Chambers (due out August 2010)

The perfect romantic makeover story about an every-girl whose dream comes true . . .

Beatrice Wilson is our lovable Cinderella, who just got dumped by her very first boyfriend and put on twenty-five pounds. But then she’s discovered as a plus model. In the eyes of pop culture, Bee is Jessica Alba and then some! Now she must vanquish skinny rivals, fend off sleazy photogs, and banish jealous frenemies in her rise to superstardom. All the while, she’s torn between her first love and the surprisingly sincere up-and-coming rapper she tutors in calculus. But what’s better than finding your prince charming? Finally learning to love yourself!

I'm so excited to read all of these!  Thanks to everyone at Penguin for all of these. :)



Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Ahhh you got Benways's new book? *JEALOUS!*

Never heard of Invisible Girl, but it sounds really good.


Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. They all look really interesting. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

Nina said...

You got wonderful books! I have to say that the cover of Invisible Girl by Mary Hanlon Stone looks a little bit weird. :) Have fun reading the books you got.

Lea said...

Awesome books! They all look incredible (especially the new Benway!)

Have fun reading :D

Ashley said...

Winter Longing sounds so good!

Joni said...

"The Extraordinary Secrets" looks real interesting. I hadn't heard anything about it and look forward to your review. :)

Flo said...

ahh, you got winter longing, lucky you!
that's a great list, enjoy!