Sunday, 22 March 2009

In My Mailbox #9: New Books This Week


In My Mailbox idea from Kristi @ The Story Siren, and all descriptions from Amazon.

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Don't Ask
by Hilary Freeman


Lily believes her boyfriend Jack is perfect, but wonders why he won't talk about his past. Wouldn't it be fantastic, she thinks, if she could talk to his ex and fill in all gaps? Lily devises a way to do just that. But what begins as a bit of fun has unexpected - and disturbing - consequences...

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Flightsend
by Linda Newbery
(for review)

Flightsend is Charlie's new home, whether she likes it or not. Her mother sees it as an end to all that's gone so tragically wrong, a chance for a fresh start. Although Charlie believes that her mother is intent on making dangerous mistakes, she can only offer support - but who will support Charlie, with Sean cut out of their lives? And she's certain that the move to a remote, ramshackle cottage will just make things worse.

She couldn't be more wrong. This first summer at Flightsend proves to be a turning point for both of them, a summer of startling self-discovery, a summer Charlie will never forget.

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Frenemies by Alexa Young

What happens when two besties become full-blown worsties?

Avalon Greene rules the fashion scene at her sunny SoCal middle school with a diamond-clad fist, calling out classmates for their fashion-do's and most unfortunate clothes-pas. She's determined to host the social event of the season—a soiree in honor of her forever-friendship with Halley! Unfortunately, Halley's new look is one thing Avalon just can't celebrate. . . .

Halley Brandon is just back from art camp and can't wait to share her funky new style with her best friend, Avalon. But when Avalon cries fashion foul, Halley realizes her best friend's true colors may clash with her own. Has their ultra-fabulous friendship finally gone out of style?

From sharing custody of their puppy, Pucci, to drawing up a list of who gets which friends, Avalon and Halley discover what happens when you battle the person who knows everything about you—and isn't afraid to use your secrets to get what she wants.

Best friends. Worst enemies. Frenemies.


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Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey (signed, thanks Beth!)

The undead can really screw up your senior year . . .

Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan. But then a bizarre (and incredibly hot) new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu shows up, claiming that Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth—and he’s her long-lost fiancé. Armed with newfound confidence and a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire’s Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica makes a dramatic transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire princess. But when a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire war—and save Lucius’s soul from eternal destruction.

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Something, Maybe
by Elizabeth Scott
(Amazon UK got this really early... how'd that happen?)

Everyone thinks their parents are embarrassing, but Hannah knows she's got them all beat. Her dad made a fortune showcasing photos of pretty girls and his party lifestyle all over the Internet, and her mom was once one of her dad's girlfriends and is now the star of her own website. After getting the wrong kind of attention for way too long, Hannah has mastered the art of staying under the radar...and that's just how she likes it.

Of course, that doesn't help her get noticed by her crush. Hannah's sure that gorgeous, sensitive Josh is her soul mate. But trying to get him to notice her; wondering why she suddenly can't stop thinking about another guy, Finn; and dealing with her parents make Hannah feel like she's going crazy. Yet she's determined to make things work out the way she wants -- only what she wants may not be what she needs....



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Stargazer
by Claudia Gray
(Again, I don't know how Amazon UK got this so quickly, but woohoo!)

Evernight Academy: an exclusive boarding school for the most beautiful, dangerous students of all—vampires. Bianca, born to two vampires, has always been told her destiny is to become one of them.

But Bianca fell in love with Lucas—a vampire hunter sworn to destroy her kind. They were torn apart when his true identity was revealed, forcing him to flee the school.

Although they may be separated, Bianca and Lucas will not give each other up. She will risk anything for the chance to see him again, even if it means coming face-to-face with the vampire hunters of Black Cross—or deceiving the powerful vampires of Evernight. Bianca's secrets will force her to live a life of lies.

Yet Bianca isn't the only one keeping secrets. When Evernight is attacked by an evil force that seems to target her, she discovers the truth she thought she knew is only the beginning. . . .



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The Weather Warden series by Rachel Caine (adult, for review)

Joanne Baldwin is a Weather Warden. The Wardens Association has been around pretty much forever. Some Wardens control fire, others control earth, water or wind - and the most powerful can control more than one element. Without them, humanity would be wiped off the face of the planet. But now Joanne is on the run from another kind of storm: accusations of corruption and murder. Her only hope is Lewis, the most powerful Warden. Unfortunately, he is also on the run, having stolen three bottles of Djinn and become the most wanted man on earth. Joanne must find him, and find him fast, as some really bad weather is closing in...

27 comments:

Adele said...

Ahhhh you got Jessica - such a fun read. You've got some great stuff there also. Can't wait to see your thoughts on Jessica's Guide though

Chicklish said...

I got Something, Maybe yesterday too! And I also received Flightsend.

Great selection of books, and I can't wait to hear your thoughts on them!

the epic rat said...

I love love love the cover for Flightsend. How pretty! And it reminds me of fond memories of lying on my back and staring at the sky :)

Don't Ask sounds super-good! I'll have to check that out :)

And I've not heard of the Warden series...you'll have to let us know how that goes!

Cat said...

I LOVE the Warden series - and these are cool covers compared to the ones I have. I like the spines very much. I hope you enjoy them! (I have reviewed them on my blog, as well.)

Brooke Reviews said...

Oooh, those Weather Wardencovers are different from the ones I have. Interesting. I LOVE that series!

Reverie said...

love the WW covers. and you got quite an awesome stash. can't wait to see what you think about those books.

Thao said...

Something Maybe!!! You got the hardcover too, how lucky you are!

Steph Su said...

Oh my gosh! You got Jessica's Guide to Dating! I just finished it last night and it was FANTASTIC! :)

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

I've never heard of Flightsend but it sounds really good! And ahh I've been wanting to read Jessica's Guide to Dating. I also got Something, Maybe in the mail too! Awesome week!

Amy said...

all look great...again:)
something maybe will definitely be a great read..

H said...

Please let me know what you think of Something, Maybe and Jessica's Guide. I'm thinking of getting both =)

Bookworm said...

I loved Frenemies and I'm sooo jealous of Something Maybe...it looks amazing!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Don't Ask and Fightsend sound amazing. ME WANT THEM.

And I've been dying to read Jessica's Guide. I need to get that soon.

-Lauren

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I got Flightsend too, it looks great and I ordered Don't Ask a couple days ago.

I really want Jessica's Guide and Something, Maybe.

Great week!

deltay said...

Great haul this week - I've actually just reviewed Frenemies. ;)

karinlibrarian said...

Great books. I loved JESSICA'S GUIDE TO DATING ON THE DARK SIDE. I'm so jealous you have a signed copy.

Hope over to my site to read about the award I nominated you for.
Karin

towerofbooks said...

Flightsend looks interesting. Happy reading. :)

Catherine (On The Nightstand) said...

Wow, you lucky thing! All those books, including a whole series!

the epic rat said...

*poke* Me again. I gave you an award! Thanks for being cool :)

Erika Lynn said...

Don't Ask looks really good and I am getting ready to start Jessica's Guide, can't wait. Happy Reading!

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

This is a great pile of books! I want every book there. Lucky! Happy Reading and I can't wait to see what you think of each book.

Cheryl

Laura said...

Nice booty of books! I need to get more books!

Ladytink_534 said...

They all sound really interesting! Enjoy your new books :)

robin_titan said...

whoa! those all look awesome. I hope you like jessica's guide I LOVED it!

Bookgeek said...

Great list. I loved Jessica's Guide. Hope you do too

KB said...

I want every blue book that you have!! Blue is my favorite color and those look like wonderful books!

Laina said...

Oh, lucky!! I love the weather warden series.