Sunday, March 8, 2009

In my Mailbox (Week 5)

This is a In My Mailbox, started by The Story Siren Check it out here.
In the Mail:
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Oakler
According to her best friend Frankie, twenty days in Zanzibar Bay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy ever day, there's a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there's something she hasn't told Frankie---she's already had that kind of romance, and it was with Frankie's older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago. Beautifully written and emotionally honest, this is a debut novel that explores what it truly means to love someone and what it means to grieve, and ultimately, how to make the most of every single moment this world has to offer.
I am so happy to get this. I have already read it and Wow is all I can say for now. I love the Sea glass on the Boardwalk very cute.
Sleepaway Girls by Jen Calonita
When Sam's best friend gets her first boyfriend, she's not ready to spend the summer listening to the two of them call each other "pookie." Sick of being a third wheel, Sam applies to be a counselor-in-training at Whispering Pines camp in the New York Catskills. But what she doesn't realize is that it's not going to be all Kumbaya sing-alongs and gooey s'mores. If Ashley, the alpha queen of Whispering Pines, doesn't ruin Sam's summer, then her raging crush on the surfer-blond and flirtatious Hunter just might. At least she has playful Cole, who's always teasing her, but is oh-so-comfortable to hang out with, and the singular gang of girls that become fast friends with Sam-they call themselves the Sleepaway Girls.
This book looks really cute and I can't wait to read it. The cover is so cute. I also really like Secrets of my Hollywood Life Series and I am excited to read this.

Hottie by Johnathan Bernstien
Alison Cole’s got it all: She’s gorgeous, dating a steamy surfer boy, and has just been crowned Beverly Hills High Freshman Class President. Then during a special “symmetry” surgery, a lightning bolt zaps her, and Alison instantly transforms into Hottie—that is, a totally sizzling superhero with the power to shoot fire from her fingers!
Shunned as a Pyro-Freak, Alison must adopt dorky David Eels as her crime-fi ghting sidekick. Worse, she’s falling for the one guy who wants to “extinguish” her forever, Junior Class President of Cuteness— and wannabe fi refi ghter—T. Hull. But she doesn’t realize that a supervillain’s lurking. Has Hottie met her match?

This sounds like a pretty cute book. I am not a fan of the cover, but what can you do... the words count more anyways.

Swoon by Nina Malkin
Sin is Coming...Prepare to Swoon!
Torn from her native New York City and dumped in the land of cookie-cutter preps, Candice is resigned to accept her posh, dull fate. Nothing ever happens in Swoon, Connecticut...until Dice's perfect, privileged cousin Penelope nearly dies in a fall from an old tree, and her spirit intertwines with that of a ghost. His name? Sinclair Youngblood Powers. His mission? Revenge. And while Pen is oblivious to the possession, Dice is all too aware of Sin. She's intensely drawn to him—but not at all crazy about the havoc he's wreaking. Determined to exorcise the demon, Dice accidentally sets Sin loose, gives him flesh, makes him formidable. Now she must destroy an even more potent—and irresistible—adversary, before the whole town succumbs to Sin's will. Only trouble is, she's in love with him.

This book sound amazing. I can't wait to read it. The cover is so pretty.
I also got Project Paris from Zoe and Impluse by Ellen Hopkins from S&S for Readergirlz Street Team. I got Bloom and Going Too Far back from Ashley and Kristi.

The Bought:
Same Diffence by Siobhan Vivian
Emily is ready for a change. She's been in the same town with the same friends for a long time...and none of them really understand her art. But when she goes to Philadelphia for a summer art institute, she suddenly finds like-minded people. One in particular, Fiona, intrigues and challenges her. But there are some things Emily is going to have to find out for herself -- like what the balance is between life and art, and which is more important when push comes to shove.
I love A Little Friendly Advice, that came out last year. So, I had to buy this one. I also heard how amazing it was. I also really loved the cover.

Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby
Quiet, unpopular, non-cheerleading Mia is blissfully happy. She is dating super hot football god Rob, and he actually likes her and asked her to prom! Enter Samantha—cheerleading goddess and miss popularity— who starts making a move for Rob. With prom in a few days, Mia needs to act fast. So she turns to her best friend, Candice, and decides to do a love spell on Rob. Unfortunately, she ends up inflicting a zombie virus onto her whole class, making herself their leader! At first she is flattered that everyone is treating her like a queen. But then zombie hunter hottie Chase explains they are actually fattening her up, because in a few days, Mia will be the first course in their new diet. She’s sure she and Chase can figure something out, but she suggests that no one wear white to prom, because things could get very messy.
Amanda is really sweet and has an awesome blog. I also heard that it was really good. I am excited to read this.

The Season by Sarah Maclean
Seventeen year old Lady Alexandra is strong-willed and sharp-tongued -- in a house full of older brothers and their friends, she had to learn to hold her own. Not the best makings for an aristocratic lady in Regency London. Yet her mother still dreams of marrying Alex off to someone safe, respectable, and wealthy. But between ball gown fittings, dances, and dinner parties, Alex, along with her two best friends, Ella and Vivi, manages to get herself into what may be her biggest scrape yet.
When the Earl of Blackmoor is mysteriously killed, Alex decides to help his son, the brooding and devilishly handsome Gavin, uncover the truth. But will Alex's heart be stolen in the process? In an adventure brimming with espionage, murder, and other clandestine affairs, who could possibly have time to worry about finding a husband? Romance abounds as this year's season begins!

This book sounds amazing and all the reviews so far, say that it is. I love Historical fiction and pretty covers.
I am so excited to read them all.
Take Care, Sarah


  1. Sarah,
    you had an awesome week. So many great books. The Season was really charming to read and right now I am in the middle of Swoon. I am in with Sin and lovin' it. I have heard great things about Twenty Boy Summer and I am bit envious :)

  2. You got some really amazing books, you are so lucky. I have a blog and I don't know how to get books in the mail besides buying them. Maybe you have to be really popular. Anyway have fun reading!

    -Senfaye :)

  3. So many good books! I can't wait to read Twenty Boy Summer!

  4. 20 Boy Summer!
    Swoon..The Season..Zombie Queen of Newbury High
    They all sound awesome :)
    Can't wait to read your reviews.
    (I've already read

  5. I got The Season too and I can't wait to get in to it. Also the cover of The Hottie is totally keeping me from wanting to read this book, it is just so bad.

  6. Amazing week! I am so jealous of Hottie and Sleepaway Girls....I am dying to read both. I really wish they'd kept the original Hottie cover. It was so much better then the one they have now. ): As for SG, it's Jen Calonita and it sounds amazing....*envy*

  7. I'm so jealous - I want to read so many of those books!! Can't wait to see what you think of them!!

  8. Enjoy every moment, Sarah! Can't wait to read the reviews through your rgz Street Team posts, too. Fabbity!


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