Sunday, July 5, 2009

In My Mailbox 7/5

Okay, so this week I am unable to make a video. =/ But that's fine. I'll just do it the "normal" way. :]

Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers

Perfect Parker Fadley isn’t so perfect anymore. She’s quit the cheerleading squad, she’s dumped her perfect boyfriend, and she’s failing school. She's making a nice guy fall in love with her. Her parents are on a constant suicide watch and her counselors think she’s playing games…but what they don’t know, the real reason for this whole mess, isn’t something she can say out loud. It isn’t even something she can say to herself. A horrible thing has happened and it just might be her fault. If she can just remove herself from everybody--be totally alone--then everything will be okay...The problem is, nobody will let her.

I already read this book and thought it was AMAZING. Here's the review.

In Your Room by Jordanna Fraiberg

Molly and Charlie have fallen head over heels in love—even though they've never met Molly is a fashion-conscious city girl in L.A. Charlie is an earthy, mountain-biking dude from Boulder, Colorado. Each of them has big plans with their respective friends for the summer—until they discover that their parents decided to swap houses!

Luckily there's no amount of homesickness that a bit of snooping can't cure. Charlie and Molly begin crawling under beds and poking around in closets to find out a little more about each other—and they like what they find.

Can Charlie and Molly's long-distance romance survive jealousy, misunderstandings—and the thousand miles between them?

I read this book already, also. Can't really see what all the hype is over it. Nothing special to me.

Evernight by Claudia Gray

Bianca wants to escape.

She's been uprooted from her small hometown and enrolled at Evernight Academy, an eerie Gothic boarding school where the students are somehow too perfect: smart, sleek, and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn't fit in.

Then she meets Lucas. He's not the "Evernight type" either, and he likes it that way. Lucas ignores the rules, stands up to the snobs, and warns Bianca to be careful—even when it comes to caring about him.

"I couldn't stand it if they took it out on you," he tells Bianca, "and eventually they would."

But the connection between Bianca and Lucas can't be denied. Bianca will risk anything to be with Lucas, but dark secrets are fated to tear them apart . . . and to make Bianca question everything she's ever believed.

This looks really interesting. I am probably the only person in the world who hasn't read this yet. Maybe the cover had thrown me off.

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go -- especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil -- and also her father.

To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is

Valentine behind the killings -- and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Swo

rd, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?

I really enjoyed City of Bones! Hopefully this is just as good (or better!!)!!


The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti

Jade DeLuna is too young to die. She knows this, and yet she can't quite believe it, especially when the terrifying thoughts, loss of breath, and dizzy feelings come. Since being diagnosed with Panic Disorder, she's trying her best to stay calm, and visiting the elephants at the nearby zoo seems to help. That's why Jade keeps the live zoo webcam on in her room, and that's where she first sees the boy in the red jacket. A boy who stops to watch the elephants. A boy carrying a baby.

His name is Sebastian, and he is raising his son alone. Jade is dr

awn into Sebastian's cozy life with his son and his activist grandmother on their Seattle houseboat, and before she knows it, she's in love. With this boy who has lived through harder times than anyone she knows. This boy with a past.

Jade knows the situation is beyond complicated, but she hasn't felt this safe in a long time. She owes it all to Sebastian, her boy with the great heart. Her boy who is hiding a terrible secret. A secret that will force Jade to decide between what is right, and what feels right.

This looks amazing. Once again, probably the last person to read this...

Tan Lines by J.J. Salem

Liza is beautiful, fearless, and slays rival media commentators with her firebrand feminist spin. So why is it that this summer, in the Hamptons, Liza is falling into all the old traps and clich├ęs that she cautions other women to avoid?

Kellyanne hoped that this summer would be different. Waiting tables and playing mistress to a rich developer helps her to stay afloat before her big break as an actress. But why are the phenomenal looks that were supposed to take her all the way leading her to the edge of disaster?

Billie rocks the indie music scene with an appetite for self-destruction. Sex is candy, drugs are fuel, and even her closest friends are disposable. So how is she supposed to find real success when she’s only looking out for number one?

Honey, Baby, Sweetheart
by Deb Caletti

Ruby McQueen is tired of being The Quiet Girl at high school. Maybe that's what prompts her to get on the back of Travis Becker's motorcycle. Thing is, once she's on the back of the bike it's pretty difficult to stop.

But Ruby's family isn't prepared to let her ride off into the sunset (not with Travis, anyway) and so she finds herself on a rode trip to California with her mom, little bro ther, and a bunch of old people who call themselves the Casserole Queens. It's going to be a
looooong ride.

This book looks really good! Can't wait to read it.



  1. The Nature of Jade is wonderful, and while I haven't read Honey Baby Sweetheart, I know Deb Caletti is a great writer. I have that one on my shelf and plan to read it soon.

  2. Great books this week. I can tell you that you are not the last person to read the Deb Caletti books because I haven't either. I bought two of them but I just haven't read them yet. Enjoy!

  3. Great books this week! I'm planning to read some of Caletti's books this week as well. Enjoy!

  4. I've read Cracked Up to Be, In Your Room, City of Bones and Evernight... The first three are AMAZING! Evernight was okay - there are, in my opinion, better vamp books out there (L.J. Smith and Richelle Mead!!). Deb Caletti seems to be hit and miss, but I have those two on my book table right now too! :) I'm more excited about The Nature of Jade...

    I hope you enjoy them all though!

  5. Evernight and City of Ashes rocked my socks! Enjoy your books!

  6. Great books you got this week, they all look really good. Evernight is a good book. Enjoy.

  7. I loved Evernight. It was really good. =)

    I haven't read City of Ashes yet but it's on my list~

    Happy Reading!

  8. I was just reading The Nature of Jade. I stopped so I could finish the book I have to read for school, but as soon as I'm done with that, I'll be right back to Jade!


  9. awesome books!! love cracked up to be! fabulous! hope you enjoy them all! happy reading!

  10. Great books, tell me how the Deb C books are. I want to read her books someday!


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