Sunday, December 21, 2008

In My Mailbox

I am "stealing" this from The Story Siren. If you want to find out more about it click here. Anyway, these are books I got this week at the bookstore, library, and in the mail, of course.

Fashion isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.
Halloween comes to Winston Prep and the newly named teen fashion label POSEUR introduces this season’s must-have accessory: a red-hot handbag called the Trick-or-Treater. But whose design is sweetest? Janie, Petra, Melissa, and Charlotte all insist: Mine. You see the problem?

Good thing, then, for the sweetness of revenge. Time to dust off that costume and put your best mask forward. ‘Tis the season for candy, conflict, and couture.

So, I got this on Friday from Book Divas. Though, I kind of have a problem because I haven't read the first one. I requested this because I thought I did. So, my question is do you have to read the first one to understand what's happening in the second??

Sparkling white snowdrifts, beautiful presents wrapped in ribbons, and multicolored lights glittering in the night through the falling snow. A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. Thanks to three of today's bestselling teen authors - John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle - the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses.

I can't wait to get started on this one. Since, it's by some of my favorite authors.

Lia Kahn was perfect: rich, beautiful, popular -- until the accident that nearly killed her. Now she has been downloaded into a new body that only looks human. Lia will never feel pain again, she will never age, and she can't ever truly die. But she is also rejected by her friends, betrayed by her boyfriend, and alienated from her old life.

Forced to the fringes of society, Lia joins others like her. But they are looked at as freaks. They are hated...and feared. They are everything but human, and according to most people, this is the ultimate crime -- for which they must pay the ultimate price.

I've never read any of Robin's titles before. So, I kind of took a chance on this when I bought it, but it looks like it going to amazing. Though, it seems kind of similar to The Adoration of Jeanna Fox which is a good thing/ bad thing.

Twenty-year-old Ruth Berger is desperate. The daughter of a Jewish-Austrian professor, she was supposed to have escaped Vienna before the Nazis marched into the city. Yet the plan went completely wrong, and while her family and fiancĂ© are waiting for her in safety, Ruth is stuck in Vienna with no way to escape. Then she encounters her father’s younger college professor, the dashing British paleontologist Quin Sommerville. Together, they strike a bargain: a marriage of convenience, to be annulled as soon as they return to safety. But dissolving the marriage proves to be more difficult than either of them thought—not the least because of the undeniable attraction Quin and Ruth share. To make matters worse, Ruth is enrolled in Quin’s university, in his very classes. Can their secret survive, or will circumstances destroy their love?

In a fragile world on the brink of World War II, lovely young Englishwoman Ellen Carr takes a job as a housemother at an unorthodox boarding school in Vienna that specializes in music, drama, and dance. Ellen simply wants to cook beautiful food in the homeland of her surrogate grandmother, who had enchanted her with stories of growing up in the countryside of Austria. What she finds when she reaches the Hallendorf School in Vienna is a world that is magically unconventional - and completely out of control. The children are delightful, but wild; the teachers are beleaguered and at their wits' end; and the buildings are a shambles. In short, the whole place is in desperate need of Ellen's attention. Ellen seems to have been born to nurture all of Hallendorf; soon everyone from Leon the lonely young musical prodigy to harassed headmaster Mr. Bennet to Marek the mysterious groundsman depends on Ellen for - well, everything. And in providing all of them with whatever they need, especially Marek, for whom she develops a special attachment, Ellen is happier than she's ever been...

When I was younger I read Eva's Middle Grade titles like Island For Aunts. So, when I saw these at the library I thought I should check out at least one because they sound great. Plus, the covers are really pretty.

So, that is what I got this week. I think I'm going to start Let It Snow today because where I live where getting a snow storm and I have nohting else to do. Plus, what's better than to read a book that has snow in the title when it's actually snowing???


  1. I'm reading Let it Snow right now! I'm on the 3rd story and I'm really enjoying the book!

  2. You got some good ones this week! I've read the Poseur books and I think you would be okay to read it out of order.... you would probably understand it better, but if I remember correctly it kind of goes over what happened in the first book.

  3. I got the adult book Grub from bookdivas.

    Skinned was great. It is actually quite different from Jenna Fox. In fact, I enjoyed it a lot more.

  4. I just finished Let It Snow yesterday! My favorite story was probably the first one by Maureen Johnson.


  5. I really wanna read Skinned and Let It Snow! I am so jealous!

  6. I really want Let it Snow and Skinned as well. I'm always seeing Let It Snow at the bookstore these days and I just want to buy it!!!


  7. Yay for Lauren! You got some really great books this week. I am excited to read Let It Snow as well. It has been collecting dust on my shelf for a while.

  8. Surprise!!

    Lexi <3


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