Sunday, July 26, 2009

In My Mailbox ( 7/20 to 7/25)

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:

Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis ( ARC/ September 2009/ Harper Teen)

Shelby’s summer plans go totally awry when her horrible stepmother sends her off to “brat camp” as punishment for one too many broken curfews. Camp is full of spoiled rich kids, obnoxious counselors wanting Shelby to talk about her feelings, and a totally inhumane “no cell phones” policy.

Things start looking up, though, when Shelby meets fellow camper (and son of a rock star) Austin Bridges III. But soon she realizes there’s more to Austin than crush material—his family has a dark secret, and he wants Shelby’s help guarding it. Shelby knows that bad boys get her into trouble…but who is she to turn her back on a guy in need, especially such a good-looking one?

Heather Davis’s debut novel mixes together irresistible characters, a pesky full moon, and a delicious taste of the supernatural.

This came in a totally unexpected package form Harper Collins and I think I squealed for about 2 minutes tops when I saw this was in it.

Duplikate by Cherry Cheva ( ARC/ September 2009/ Harper Teen)

Getting into Yale has been Kate Larson’s dream for years—and being overworked and under-rested is the price of admission. But when she opens her eyes after falling asleep on her keyboard one night, she comes face-to-face with, well, herself.

Meet Kate’s computer-generated twin. Kate doesn’t know why she’s here or how to put her back where she belongs, but she’s real. And she’s the last thing Kate has time to deal with right now. Unless. . .could having a double be the answer to Kate’s prayers?

In this hilarious second novel, Cherry Cheva introduces a character who has been granted the wish of every overscheduled teen everywhere—for there to be two of her. But as everyone knows, you should be careful what you wish just might come true and wear all your clothes and steal your boyfriend.

Another book from that package. I already read this and it's great!

I Can't Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous & Obscure by Larry Smith ( ARC/ September 2009/ Harper Teen)

True tales of love, loss, good friends, and bad hair days filled Not Quite What I Was Planning, the New York Times bestselling first book in the Six-Word Memoir series—an international phenomenon. Some of the very best were by teens, so the editors decided to create a book written entirely by those bold, brash truth-tellers. From cancer to creativity, prom dates to promiscuity, and breaking hearts to breaking laws, the memoirs in this collection reveal that often the youngest writers have the most fascinating stories to tell.

Last book from said package. I've already read this and the review should be coming shortly.

Never Slow Dance With A Zombie by E. Van Lowe ( ARC/ August 2009/ Tor Teen)

Romy and Michelle's Hight School Reunion meets Night of the Living Dead in this laugh-out-loud debut YA novel by Emmy Award-nominated TV writer E. Van Lowe

Principal Taft's 3 Simple Rules for Surviving a Zombie Uprising:

Rule #1: While in the halls, walk slowly and wear a vacant expression on your face. Zombies won't attack other zombies.

Rule #2: Never travel alone. Move in packs. Follow the crowd. Zombies detest blatant displays of individuality.

Rule #3: If a zombie should attack, do not run. Instead, throw raw steak at to him. Zombies love raw meat. This display of kindness will go a long way.

On the night of her middle school graduation, Margot Jean Johnson wrote a high school manifesto detailing her goals for what she was sure would be a most excellent high school career. She and her best friend, Sybil, would be popular and, most important, have boyfriends. Three years later, they haven't accomplished a thing!

Then Margot and Sybil arrive at school one day to find that most of the student body has been turned into flesh-eating zombies. When kooky Principal Taft asks the girls to coexist with the zombies until the end of the semester, they realize that this is the perfect opportunity to live out their high school dreams. All they have to do is stay alive....

This comes out the day after my birthday which is on the 17th of August, is that or is that not cool? :)

Tangled by Carolyn Mackler ( ARC/ December 2009/ Harper Teen)

Jena, Dakota, Skye, and Owen are all at Paradise—the resort in the Caribbean, that is—for different reasons, but in Paradise their lives become tangled together in ways none of them can predict. Over the course of four months, through four voices and four stories, what happened in Paradise will change them all.

In this extraordinary novel, the Printz Honor–winning author brings us her most accomplished work yet. Tangled is a story of the secrets we keep, the risks we take, and the things we do for love.

Is it or is it not funny that I got this the same day I posted a WOW post about it? :)

Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse by Kaleb Nation ( ARC/ September 2009/ Source Books)

In a bustling metropolis where magic is outlawed, a six-year-old child is found inside a locked bank vault. A scrap of paper reveals his name: Bran Hambric. The child remembers nothing of his life before the vault. Only magic could have done this. But why would any mage risk breaking the law to place a child in a bank vault?

Eight years later the City of Dunce has forgotten about Bran. Even his foster parents don't seem to know he exists. But there are those who have been watching, biding their time, waiting to strike, people who know where Bran came from and why he was sent away. And they will do anything to get Bran back, dead or alive…

Books I Won in an Awesome Contest on Read This Book:

The Debs by Susan McBride

LAURA DELACROIX BELL—this dazzling trust fund girl’s size 14 figure doesn’t stop her from attracting the sexiest scoundrel in town, or the admiring eye of the Glass Slipper Club. However, a salacious secret could take her out of the running.

Michelle “Mac” Mackenzie—brainy, cynical, and maybe a tad judgmental, Mac would rather bury her nose in a good book than embrace her deb destiny. But being a debutante was her late mother’s dream.

Ginger Fore—this adorable tree-hugger wants to wear her grandmother’s vintage ball gown instead of splurging on an expensive dress. Yet when she gets tangled up with an older guy, Ginger will have plenty more to think about.

Jo-Lynn Bidwill—a former child beauty queen, Jo-Lynn is a bitchy vamp who makes it her mission in life to take out the debu-trash. And Jo-Lynn’s sights are set on Laura Bell.

The Debs: Love, Lies and Texas Dips by Susan McBride

The Debs are back!

Now that her dream of becoming a deb is finally coming true, Laura’s confidence is at an all-time high. But when she dares to mess with Jo Lynn’s football star boyfriend, Dillon, Laura finds herself at the center of some heinous gossip.

As predicted, becoming a deb is a shallow undertaking that Mac can barely muddle through. Still, things go from bad to worse when the new girl at school starts working her charms on Mac’s best friend, Alex. When Ginger’s grandmother asks her to sit for a formal portrait with the son of a local legend, she discovers that she already knows him—and what she knows isn’t good.

The stakes are raised for Jo Lynn when she finds Laura’s digits in Dillon’s cell phone. Is her boyfriend cheating on her with a debu-tank? She will soon find out.

The Bought:

The Eternal Kiss: 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire by Trisha Telep (Editor)( Paperback/ July 2009/ Running Press Kids)

There’s an allure to vampire tales that have seduced readers for generations. From Bram Stoker to Stephanie Meyer and beyond, vampire stories are here to stay. For those fresh-blooded fans of paranormal romance or for those whose hunt and hunger never dies, these stories have what readers want! This collection of original tales comes from some of the hottest, most popular, and best-selling YA writers. They will make everyone a sucker for eternal kisses.

This looks amazing, I can't wait to start it.
Overall, I had a fantastic week!


  1. You really did have a fantastic week! The Eternal Kiss, The Debs and Never Slow Dance With a Zombie all look fab! Enjoy!

  2. Great stash! I hope you enjoy reading reading them!

  3. Fantastic Week! I ordered The Eternal Kiss and can't to read it! Happy Reading!

  4. Never Cry Werewolf looks really good! Happy Reading :)

  5. You've got tons of books that I want girl! Never Cry Werewolf looks AMAZING, so you need to read that one first and tell me if you like it. :)

  6. I like Tangled and DupliKate, they both sound great. Can't wait for the reviews.

  7. You've got an amazing batch! Happy reading!

  8. Congrats on an amazingly good week in books!

  9. You had a great week! I think the cover of Tangled is really unique, and DupliKate sounds interesting. Enjoy your books!

  10. Can I count the ways I'm jealous of your haul this week? (It's a lot. Heh.)

    However, I hadn't heard of "Six Word Memoirs" before and that looks so interesting! Thanks for pointing it out to me.

    Happy reading!

  11. Wow!!! They all sound so good! Happy reading!

  12. You had a really great week. Kaleb's so cool, and I hope you enjoy his book!

  13. Wow! Great week for you...Never Slow Dance with a Zombie looks pretty interesting! Enjoy :o)

  14. Nice set of books this week! Enjoy reading.


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