Sunday, February 8, 2009

In My Mailbox ( 2/2 to 2/7)

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. All summaries are either from Barnes and Noble or Amazon.

The Received:

After The Moment by Garret Freymann- Weyr

A new novel by the Printz Honor author Garret Freymann-Weyr, about a boy who discovers what happens when love fails us—or we fail love.

Maia Morland is pretty, only not pretty-pretty. She's smart. She's brave. She's also a self-proclaimed train wreck.Leigh Hunter is smart, popular, and extremely polite. He's also completely and forever in love with Maia Morland.Their young love starts off like a romance novel—full of hope, strength, and passion. But life is not a romance novel and theirs will never become a true romance. For when Maia needs him the most, Leigh betrays both her trust and her love.Told with compassion and true understanding, After the Moment is about what happens when a young man discovers that sometimes love fails us, and that, quite often, we fail love.

I loved Garret Freymann-Weyr previous novel, Stay With Me.( which you should defintly read if you haven't yet. It's an amazing book!) So, I was so happy when this showed up in my mailbox.


Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev

All her world's a stage.
Beatrice Shakespeare Smith is not an actress, yet she lives in a theater.
She's not an orphan, but she has no parents.
She knows every part, but she has no lines of her own.
Until now.

Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the characters of every play ever written can be found behind the curtain. They were born to play their parts, and are bound to the Théâtre by The Book--an ancient and magical tome of scripts. Bertie is not one of them, but they are her family--and she is about to lose them all and the only home she has ever known.

Oh My Gosh!! I am so excited about this. Plus, isn't the cover stunning? Too bad it's not on the ARC.

TMI by Sarah Quigley

Friends call Becca the Overshare Queen, but her tendency for TMI never seemed like a problem to her until she blabs about her sweet band-geek boyfriend’s sloppy kisses—and gets dumped! Realizing it may be better to resist the temptation to overshare face-to-face, Becca decides to blog anonymously about everything instead. On her blog, Too Much Information, Becca unleashes her alter ego, Bella. Bella tells it like it is . . . though perhaps with a bit more drama. After all, no one’s going to read it, right???

This was a very awesome surprise! I can't wait to start it.

The Bought:

Evermore by Alyson Noel

Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s life story by touch. Going out of her way to shield herself from human contact to suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste…

Ever sees Damen and feels an instant recognition. He is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy, and he holds many secrets. Damen is able to make things appear and disappear, he always seems to know what she’s thinking—and he’s the only one who can silence the noise and the random energy in her head. She doesn’t know who he really is—or what he is. Damen equal parts light and darkness, and he belongs to an enchanted new world where no one ever dies.


Evermore was a great book and I can't wait until the sequel. My review is written and should be posted soon!

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created “perfect” life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for—her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more. In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart.

You can check out my review of this here.

I had a pretty good week, don't you think?

13 comments:

  1. After the moment sounds great. I would love to read that one. I also really liked Kiss & Blog (Alyson Noel) and TMI sounds like that so I would definitely give that a go too.

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  2. Eyes Like Stars has a lovely cover!

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  3. I wish the Eyes Like Stars arc has the pretty cover. Oh well either way I can't wait to read it!

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  4. Great week!! you got some awesome boks!! TMI looks so cute! Love Evermore and Perfect Chemistry!

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  5. Wow! Your books this week are basically my wishlist! I am SO excited about EYES LIKE STARS and TMI, though, they look amazing!

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  6. You had an awesome book week. Eyes like stars has been on most everyone's blog and I am salivating for it. Evermore is reading bliss and I cannot wait to see what you think of it. I did purchase Perfect Chemistry, but gave it to my co-workers daughter since she had been talking about it so much.

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  7. Oh man I want to read TMI! That's very awesome. You can imagine me pouting in a corner right now :)

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  8. Ohhh you did have a great week. I really want pretty much all of those!

    -lauren

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  9. Such a great week, I also got Perfect Chemistry! I can't wait to see what you say about TMI and Evermore, I really want to read them

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  10. I can't wait for After the Moment!!!

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  11. Eyes Like Stars looks really interesting.

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  12. I love the cover of Eyes Like Stars.

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