Sunday, 16 May 2010

In My Mailbox - 6

In My Mailbox is a weekly post hosted by Kristi who's over at The Story Siren.
This week I had a good haul! Spent far too much money shopping in Waterstones at the YA Book Bloggers Meet Up - a ridiculous amount of fun and a lovely day (but more on that later).

This week I bought:

Tenderness - Robert Cormier
Love and Peaches - Jodi Lynn Anderson
Looking for JJ - Anne Cassidy
Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
Wonderland - Joanna Nadin
Unwind - Neal Shusterman
Generation Dead - Daniel Waters

This week I was sent:

A Reluctant Cinderella - Alison Bond (by Penguin)
The Oracle of Dating - Allison van Diepen (by Harlequin)


Tenderness - Robert Cormier
Acquired: Bought in Waterstones, Picadilly Circus
Published: 1997, Random House
Summary: Eric has just been released from juvenile detention. Now he's looking for some tenderness - tenderness he finds in caressing and killing innocent girls.
Lori has run away from home again. She is also looking for tenderness - tenderness that is about more than just sex, tenderness she finds in Eric.
Together, they being a harrowing journey that will either save or destroy them.

Love and Peaches - Jodi Lynn Anderson
Acquired:
Bought in Waterstones, Picadilly Circus
Published: 2008, HarperTeen
Summary: For Murphy, coming home to Bridgewater means leaving her city life behind...and facing the boy she turned her back on. Leeda expects her trip to be short and sweet, until a surprising inheritance saddles her with a huge responsibility. And when heartbreak brings Birdie back to the orchard, she gets a crash course in letting go - and learning when to hold on.
Brimming with all the charm, humour, and heart of Peaches and The Secrets of Peaches, this satisfying conclusion reunites three unlikely best friends for a final sweet farewell.

Looking for JJ - Anne Cassidy
Acquired:
Bought in Waterstones, Picadilly Circus
Published: 2004, Scholastic
Summary: Three children walked away from the edge of town one day - but only two of them came back...
Alice Tully knows exactly what happened that spring day six years ago, though it's still hard for her to believe it's real. She's making a go of things, putting all that behind her at last - but Alice's past is dangerous, and violent, and sad, and it's about to rip her new life apart.

Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
Acquired:
Bought in Waterstones, Picadilly Circus
Published: 2001, Hodder Children's Books
Summary: From her first moment at Merryweather High, Melinda Sordino knows she's an outcast. Her old friends won't talk to her, and people she doesn't know glare at her. If only she could explain...but she just can't find the words.

Wonderland - Joanna Nadin
Acquired:
Bought in Waterstones, Picadilly Circus
Published: 2009, Walker Books
Summary: Jude must get away. She has to ace her exams and an audition at a prestigious drama school or she'll never escape her small town life and follow her dream of becoming an actor.
But then her best friend Stella returns, bringing excitement and danger to Jude's dull existence. For the first time, she can be who she wants to be. But as her life spirals out of control, Jude uncovers a dark secret. Will Stella save her - or destroy her?

Unwind - Neal Shusterman
Acquired:
Bought in Waterstones, Picadilly Circus
Published: 2008, Simon and Schuster
Summary: In a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts, three runaways fight the system that would unwind them. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance.
If they can survive until their eighteenth birthdays, they can't be harmed - but when every piece of them, from their hands to their hearts, is wanted by a world gone mad, eighteen seems far, far away.

Generation Dead - Daniel Waters
Acquired:
Bought in Waterstones, Picadilly Circus
Published: 2008, Simon and Schuster
Summary: All over the country, teenagers who die aren't staying dead. Against her better judgement, Phoebe finds herself drawn to Tommy Williams. He's gorgeous, funny, on the football team. And dead.
But not everybody is as accepting as Phoebe. There are those who would like to rid the community of this sinister phenomenon, and they'll stop at nothing to achieve it...
A deeply compelling, sparklingly original story about discrimination, prejudice, and the power of love.

A Reluctant Cinderella - Alison Bond
Acquired:
Sent to me by Penguin
Published: 27th May 2010
Summary: Samantha Sharp turned seventeen, left her old life behind and moved to London, determined to make her fortune. Ten years later and she's a superagent to the stars, with her name in the papers, millions in the bank, and one success after another. Love has taken a back seat because her past has put her off relationships for good.
Everyone's got a history but Samantha's is particularly murky. What's more, she hasn't got to the top of her game without collecting a few enemies along the way. So when she meets a man who might be a little bit dangerous, someone she's finally close to loving, is there anyone to tell her what a terrible mistake she's making?

The Oracle of Dating - Allison van Diepen
Acquired: Sent to me by Harlequin Teen
Published: 1st May 2010
Summary: No one at Kayla’s school knows she’s the famous Oracle of Dating—the anonymous queen of dating advice, given through her own Web site. Kayla doesn’t even have a boyfriend. Two relationship disasters were enough to make her focus on everyone else’s love life.
But then her advice backfires on her own best friend. And Kayla starts to seriously obsess about Jared Stewart—the very cute, very mysterious new guy in school. Suddenly, the teen queen of advice needs her own oracle of dating--and she knows just where to find one...

14 comments:

  1. A Reluctant Cinderella sounds really good, I LOVE the cover too!

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  2. I read Generation Dead awhile ago, it was a pretty interesting, original read with a big message to send out. I've got the sequel on my TBR shelf at the moment. The rest of your books look great too!

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  3. Generation Dead was a good book, though the main female character gets on my nerves a bit. The reluctant cinderella book looks cool too :)

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  4. Wonderland is amazing! Hope you enjoy it :)

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  5. I hope you like Looking for JJ as much as I do! And that you're as disturbed by Tenderness as I am...

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  6. Nice books. The Oracle of Dating looks cute. Happy reading!

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  7. It was lovely to meet you yeasterday and I hope you en
    joy all those fab books!

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  8. Wow, great books! Tenderness sounds so intense! I'd never heard of it before but it's now on my list. I look forward to your review. :) Happy reading Carly!

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  9. It was great to meet you yesterday - I really fancy Unwind. Hope you enjoy them:)

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  10. I loved Speak. I thought it was very moving and powerful. The Oracle of Dating was a fun, lighthearted book.

    A Reluctant Cinderella sounds really good. You have a nice mix of humorous and serious fiction to read. I hope you enjoy all of them!

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  11. Hi Carly, I'm glad you mentioned Generation Dead in your post - I couldn't remember who I said I'd send my copy of Kiss of Life to! If you email me your address I'll get it in the post to you :o)

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  12. Hey Carly! It was so lovely to meet you Saturday ! I loved Speak, it is so beautifully written, I hope you'll like it too!
    Have a good week !

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Thank you kindly for the comment, you sweet thing.