Sunday, May 31, 2009

In My Mailbox: Week 28

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 from either Barnes and Noble, Amazon or Goodreads.

For Review:

Second Skin by Jessica Wollman ( ARC/ Random House/ July 2009)

Beauty is only skin deep. Popularity goes much deeper. . . .

Appearances can be deceiving. Sam Klein's found that out firsthand. All she wanted was to be popular. But sometimes what we want is the absolute worst thing for us.

Sam discovers that Kylie, It-girl of Woodlawn High, owes her popular status not to her expensive clothes, highlighted hair, and spot on the cheerleading squad but to a magical second skin. Nobody can actually see it - but they can feel it. And if you're wearing the skin, you feel incredible. Invincible. Popularity is yours.

So Sam stole the skin from Kylie. Now she's the most popular girl at school, while Kylie's social life takes a serious hit. Sam can barely recognize herself. Her old geek clique is history - but are her new friends really people she can count on? The skin is clinging tighter to her each day . . . can Sam get it off before it's too late?


This looks so good!! I can't wait to read it.

Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin ( Paperback/ March 2005/ St. Martins Griffin)

Something Borrowed tells the story of Rachel, a young attorney living and working in Manhattan. Rachel has always been the consummate good girl---until her thirtieth birthday, when her best friend, Darcy, throws her a party. That night, after too many drinks, Rachel ends up in bed with Darcy's fiancé.

Although she wakes up determined to put the one-night fling behind her, Rachel is horrified to discover that she has genuine feelings for the one guy she should run from. As the September wedding date nears, Rachel knows she has to make a choice. In doing so, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren't always neat, and sometimes you have to risk all to win true happiness. Something Borrowed is a phenomenal debut novel that will have you laughing, crying, and calling your best friend.

The Borrowed:

Waiting For You by Susane Colasanti ( Hardcover/ May 2009/ Viking)

Derek
Friendly and popular
Style: Cali surfer boy
Awesome at flirting
Future career: landscape architect
Boyfriend potential: high

Nash
Shy but sweet
Style: totally geeked out
Only talks to girls when absolutely necessary
Future career: robotics engineer
Boyfriend potential: none

Derek is clearly the boy Marisa's been waiting for, but there's just one problem. He has a girlfriend. Nash is wrong for Marisa, but he wants to take care of her. As if life wasn't complicated enough, Marisa's also dealing with overcoming a major problem from her past, a family that's falling apart, and a best friend who won't stop talking to sketchy guys online. Only the anonymous DJ, who has the school's ear with his underground podcasts, seems to get what Marisa's going through. But she has no idea who he is - or does she?


I already started this one and it's fantastic!! I love Susane Colasanti books. :)

21 comments:

  1. I've had my eyes on Something Borrowed and Something Blue for a while. The series has such a good plot. Enjoy reading the book, and the other two as well ^^

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  2. Sounds like you have a great batch of books! Second Skin look really good. Happy reading!

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  3. Something Borrowed is good =) Happy reading!

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  4. Waiting for You is really good. I hope you like it :]

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  5. Waiting For You is really good and I really want to read Second Skin. Happy reading!

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  6. Second Skin looks good! Happy reading!

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  7. I've heard something borrowed was a bestseller so it must be good...
    -amy

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  8. So jealous of Second Skin! Happy Reading!
    Lili

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  9. I really like the sound of Second Skin. And the cover!

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  10. Second Skin and Waiting For You are both ones I want to read!

    Something Borrowed is very good. Emily Giffin does a great job of making you completely get into a character and agree on their actions.

    Amber

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  11. I really really want to read Something borrowed!

    Enjoy your reading!

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  12. Second Skin looks like it will be good. Hope you enjoy your books!

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  13. Looks like you got some good books this week. Second Skin looks really good. Enjoy.

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  14. love the pastel covers of the something borrowed series. enjoy.

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  15. I've ALWAYS wanted to read Something Borrowed!! Hope you enjoy it!! :)

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  16. Oh wow, Second Skin has definitely got my attention! Looking forward to your review - Thanks for sharing! :)

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  17. Yeay! for having a great book week. The something series by Emily Giffin are on my wish list. I always drawn to them and will get them one day. Have a good time reading them :)

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