In My Mailbox (7)
The idea for In My Mailbox came from The Story Siren.
This week I am doing my post a little early. Mainly because I know I won't be venturing out anywhere tomorrow. Also, there's no post on a Sunday. So, this week I ended up going a little overboard at the library, one day I went in to collect two books I had on hold and ended up with five books. So anyway, I feel that I had a really good week in the way of books this week.
Rumors: A Luxe Novel by Anna Godbersen
After bidding goodbye to New York's brightest star, Elizabeth Holland, rumors continue to fly about her untimely demise.
All eyes are on those closest to the dearly departed: her mischievous sister, Diana, now the family's only hope for redemption; New York's most notorious cad, Henry Schoonmaker, the flame Elizabeth never extinguished; the seductive Penelope Hayes, poised to claim all that her best friend left behind—including Henry; even Elizabeth's scheming former maid, Lina Broud, who discovers that while money matters and breeding counts, gossip is the new currency.
As old friends become rivals, Manhattan's most dazzling socialites find their futures threatened by whispers from the past.
I just recently finished The Luxe and I was dying to know what happens next, so I managed to pick up the sequel, Rumors. I also have to mention the cover, I love the cover, the dress is so cool.
Graceling by Kristin CashoreIn a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.
I love the cover of this book. Ever since I read the description for the first time I have been wanting to read this. I've waited for so long to get hold of it and now I have and I hope that it will be really really good.
Airhead by Meg CabotSixteen-year-old Emerson Watts, an advanced placement student with a disdain for fashion, is the recipient of a "whole body transplant" and finds herself transformed into one of the world's most famous teen supermodels.
I've read a couple of reviews for this book and thought it sounded quite interesting, I've never read anything by Meg Cabot so this will be a new thing for me. I do have The Mediator series on my list though. One thing that makes me really want to read Airhead is that it seems to have a tiny element of science fiction and I do love science fiction.
Teach Me by R.A NelsonWelcome to my head.
Let's hit the ground running.
With these words, high school senior Carolina "Nine" Livingston invites readers to take an up-close-and-personal glimpse at a secret and taboo affair.
Nine is immediately drawn to her new English teacher, Mr Mann; to his brilliant exploration of poetry in class, and to the way he talks to her like an equal. What begins as a friendship between student and teacher soon becomes more, as the two tumble headlong into a passionate romance that goes against every basic notion of what's right and what's wrong.
I thought that I'd read this one because it seems to be different to the things I'd normally read and so should make for an interesting read.
Pretty Little Liars by Sara ShepardWhen one of their tightly-knit group mysteriously disappears, four high school girls find their friendship difficult to maintain when they begin receiving taunting messages from someone who seems to know everything about their past and present secrets.
I've been meaning to read this series for quite a while because it sounded like quite an interesting one, so I picked up the first one and shall see how it goes.
Her father's "Bunny Rabbit."
A mildly geeky girl attending a highly competitive boarding school.
Frankie Landau-Banks at age 15:
A knockout figure.
A sharp tongue.
A chip on her shoulder.
And a gorgeous new senior boyfriend: the supremely goofy, word-obsessed Matthew Livingston.
No longer the kind of girl to take "no" for an answer.
Especially when "no" means she's excluded from her boyfriend's all-male secret society.
Not when she knows she's smarter than any of them.
When she knows Matthew is lying to her.
And when there are so many, many pranks to be done.
Frankie Landau-Banks at age 16:
Possibly a criminal mastermind.
This is the story of how she got that way.
I've been seeing this book around for ages now, and I must admit that I was a little put off by the cover. But then I read the synopsis and thought "oh this actually sounds like quite a good read."
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
"Just listen," Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel. I open my eyes wide now. I sit up as much as I can. And I listen."Stay," he says. Everybody has to make choices. Some might break you. For seventeen-year-old Mia, surrounded by a wonderful family, friends and a gorgeous boyfriend decisions might seem tough, but they're all about a future full of music and love, a future that's brimming with hope. But life can change in an instant. A cold February morning ...a snowy road ...and suddenly all of Mia's choices are gone. Except one. As alone as she'll ever be, Mia must make the most difficult choice of all. Gripping, heartrending and ultimately life-affirming, If I Stay will make you appreciate all that you have, all that you've lost - and all that might be.
The picture for this one is really small because it's hard to find one for this cover. For a while I thought that this might not be my kind of book but the more I hear about it, the more I want to read it to see what I think of it.
On A Good Day by Deborah BurnsideLee is fed up with her out-of-control alcoholic mother, her absent father and having to shift towns and schools whenever life gets sticky.
Thank goodness for Evie, her surrogate nana next door. Evie's house is Lee's safe haven, and her sewing machine the only way for Lee to enter the school wearable art competition - although being paired with Hinemoa, who is definitely not model material, is almost enough to stifle anybody's creative streak.
Then there's Gunna, heart-stoppingly gorgeous Gunna, her secret crush.
Lee struggles to keep up appearances, desperately hoping that one day things will be different...
Deborah Burnside is a New Zealand author and this is her first novel. It was written a couple of years ago, but there is a good reason for why I want to read and review this book. Which will be revealed all in good time.
So that was my week in the way of books. Hope everyone else had a great week.