Sunday, August 9, 2009

In My Mailbox ( 8/3 to 8/8)

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:

Gert Garibaldi's Rants and Raves: One Butt Cheek at a Time (Hardcover/October 2007/ Delacorte Books for Young Readers)

GERT GARIBALDI ISN'T ONE OF those people who believe high school is the best part of life. She has a whole notebook full of rants about high school, and she's fully aware of how ridiculous the experience is, thank you very much. Gert just wants to survive the next three years, one butt cheek at a time, with her best friend, Adam, by her side - and maybe Luscious Luke attached to her lips. With a stapler. Or something. But muddling through isn't even as easy as it seems - there are geriatric parents to deal with, Homecoming festivities (admit it - those words just sent a little chill down your spine), crushes, ed (both sex and driving), and potential new boyfriends - for both Gert and Adam. Frank, funny, and totally unique, Gert's ready to pull on the Pants of Life and start dancing.

Meridian by Amber Kizer ( Hardcover/ August 2009/ Delacorte Books for Young Readers)

Half-human, half-angel, Meridian Sozu has a dark responsibility.

Sixteen-year-old Meridian has been surrounded by death ever since she can remember. As a child, insects, mice, and salamanders would burrow into her bedclothes and die. At her elementary school, she was blamed for a classmate’s tragic accident. And on her sixteenth birthday, a car crashes in front of her family home—and Meridian’s body explodes in pain.

Before she can fully recover, Meridian is told that she’s a danger to her family and hustled off to her great-aunt’s house in Revelation, Colorado. It’s there that she learns that she is a Fenestra—the half-angel, half-human link between the living and the dead. But Meridian and her sworn protector and love, Tens, face great danger from the Aternocti, a band of dark forces who capture vulnerable souls on the brink of death and cause chaos.

I got the Amber Kizer book package this week. lol. Anyway, they both look like great books. Can't wait to read them!

Boy Toy by Barry Lyga ( Hardcover/ 2007/ Houghton Mifflin Books for Children)

Five years ago Josh’s life changed. Drastically. And everyone in his school, his town—seems like the world—thinks they understand.

But they don’t—they can’t.

And now, about to graduate from high school, Josh is still trying to sort through the pieces. First there’s Rachel, the girl he thought he’d lost years ago. She’s back, and she’s determined to be part of his life, whether he wants her there or not.

Then there are college decisions to make, and the toughest baseball game of his life coming up, and a coach who won't stop pushing Josh all the way to the brink.

And then there’s Eve. Her return brings with it all the memories of Josh’s past. It’s time for Josh to face the truth about what happened.

If only he knew what the truth was . . .

Barry is running this really awesome program for bloggers on his site where he'll send you one of his extra copies of books he has written and you'll have a contest for it. Well, I signed up for this ( So, yay, I have a copy of Boy Toy to give away)and in doing this I got signed up to enter a monthly giveaway he does for people who are giving away books, and lucky for me, I won a copy! So, now, I have to copies of Boy Toy (Both Signed!).

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick ( ARC/ October 2009/ Simon & Schuster Children's)

For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.

I'm so so so excited about this!! AND IT'S SIGNED!!

Overall, these books were all a pleasant surprise to come home to. Thanks to all the authors and publishers for sending me copies of their books! Oh, and I'm officially back from vacation, though I have been regularly using the computer the past week, so it's kind of feels like I didn't miss that much.


  1. I love reading your blog (especially your IMM posts). You and I seem to have similar interests, and I tend to agree with your opinions. That said, I look forward to reading your future reviews of these books.

  2. I hope you love Hush, Hush - it's brilliant! Really looking forward to Meridian too :)

    Have a great week!

  3. Great books this week. I also got Meridian this week and I'm so excited. I haven't heard of One Butt Cheek at a Time (love the title...hilarious) until last night and it sounds good.

    Congrats on getting the signed copy of Hush, Hush. I am so excited for this book. Hope you enjoy it!

  4. How awesome that Hush Hush was signed!!! I hope you enjoy it-and all your great books this week!:)

  5. Wasn't Becca sweet to sign our copies?! You got some great books this week! Meridian and Boy Toy are pretty good :) Happy Reading!

  6. I am so excited to start my copy of looks so amazing. Great week!

  7. Great books this week! I want to read Meridian and I'm currently digging into Hush, Hush myself... so darn good! :-D

  8. I'm looking forward to Hush, Hush and Meridian. Nice selection!


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