Sunday, 11 July 2010

In My Mailbox - 12


In My Mailbox is a weekly post hosted by Kristi who's over at The Story Siren.


This week I received:


Cycler – Lauren McLaughlin

Recycler – Lauren McLaughlin

The Dark Days of Hamburger Haplin – Josh Berk

Never Slow Dance with a Zombie – E. Van Lowe

Rage: A Love Story – Julie Anne Peters

Party – Tom Leven

That’s Life, Samara Brooks – Daniel Ehrenhaft

The Market – J. M. Steele
Rules of Attraction – Simone Elkeles


Cycler – Lauren McLaughlin


Acquired: Sent for review

Published: August 26th 2008, Random House

Pages: 256 pages, paperback


Summary (from Goodreads): As far as anyone at her high school knows, Jill McTeague is an average smart girl trying to get her dream date to ask her to the prom. But what no one knows, except for Jill’s mom and dad, is that for the four days Jill is out of school each month, she is not Jill at all. She is Jack, a genuine boy—complete with all the parts—who lives his four days of the cycle in the solitude of Jill’s room.


But Jack’s personality has been building over the years since the cycling began. He is growing less and less content with his confinement and his cycles are more frequent. Now Jill’s question about prom isn’t about who she will go with, but who will she be when the big night arrives?


Recycler – Lauren McLaughlin


Acquired: Sent for review

Published: August 25th 2009, Random House

Pages: 273 pages, paperback


Summary (from Goodreads): Jill McTeague is not your average high school graduate, she’s a scientific anomaly. Every month for four days she turns into Jack, a guy—complete with all the parts. Now everyone in her hometown knows that something very weird is up with her.


So what’s a girl (and a guy) to do? Get the heck out of town, that’s what! With her kooky best friend, Ramie, Jill sets out for New York City. There both she and Jack will have to figure out everything from the usual (relationships) to the not so usual (career options for a “cycler,” anyone?).


The Dark Days of Hamburger Haplin – Josh Berk


Acquired: Sent for review

Published: February 9th 2010, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Pages: 248 pages, hardback


Summary (from Goodreads): Being a hefty, deaf newcomer almost makes Will Halpin the least popular guy at Coaler High. But when he befriends the only guy less popular than him, the dork-namic duo has the smarts and guts to figure out who knocked off the star quarterback.


Will can’t hear what’s going on, but he’s a great observer. So, who did it? And why does that guy talk to his fingers? And will the beautiful girl ever notice him?


Never Slow Dance with a Zombie – E. Van Lowe


Acquired: Sent for review

Published: August 18th 2009, Tor Teen

Pages: 256 pages, paperback


Summary (from Goodreads): When most of their high school classmates turn into flesh-eating zombies, Margot and best friend Sybil see an opportunity to finally become popular and find boyfriends--if they can just stay alive.


Rage: A Love Story – Julie Anne Peters


Acquired: Sent for review

Published: September 8th 2009, Alfred A. Knopf

Pages: 304 pages, hardback


Summary (from Goodreads): Johanna is steadfast, patient, reliable; the go-to girl, the one everyone can count on. But always being there for others can’t give Johanna everything she needs—it can’t give her Reeve Hartt.


Reeve is fierce, beautiful, wounded, elusive; a flame that draws Johanna’s fluttering moth. Johanna is determined to get her, against all advice, and to help her, against all reason. But love isn’t always reasonable, right?


Party – Tom Leveen


Acquired: Sent for review

Published: April 27th 2010, Random House BFYR

Pages: 240 pages, hardback


Summary (from Goodreads): It's Saturday night in Santa Barbara and school is done for the year. Everyone is headed to the same party. Or at least it seems that way. The place is packed. The beer is flowing. Simple, right?


But for 11 different people the motives are way more complicated. As each character takes a turn and tells his or her story, the eleven individuals intersect, and reconnect, collide, and combine in ways that none of them ever saw coming.


That’s Life, Samara Brooks – Daniel Ehrenhaft


Acquired: Sent for review

Published: February 9th 2010, Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Pages: 224 pages, hardback


Summary (from Goodreads): Is playing blackjack in the school cafeteria that bad? Samara Brooks doesn’t think so. She isn’t out to hurt anybody. She just wants to create some drama. And she does. Drama . . . and trouble.


When the principal threatens to call her parents, Samara proposes a way to save herself. She’ll prove she’s not a bad person by conducting a scientific experiment to show that she has the same DNA as one of the friendliest girls at school: class president Lily Frederick. But then Nathan Weiss, a kid obsessed with UFOs and mysterious codes, gets involved. And things get really weird.


The Market – J. M. Steele


Acquired: Sent for review

Published: April 1st 2008, Hyperion

Pages: 336 pages, hardback


Summary (from Goodreads): High school senior Kate Winthrop is about to find out just how much she's worth.


After stumbling across the Millbank Social Stock Market, Kate is horrified to discover that out of the 140 girls in her class, she's ranked a bleak 71. Sure, she's not drop-dead gorgeous, and her "fashion" choices leave a bit to be desired...but 71?! Determined not to accept her fate as a "junk bond," she and her best friends quickly set out to make her the fastest rising stock on the Market.


Rules of Attraction – Simone Elkeles


Acquired: Sent for review

Published: April 17th 2010, Walker & Company

Pages: 324 pages, paperback


Summary (from Goodreads): When Carlos Fuentes returns to America after living in Mexico for a year, he doesn’t want any part of the life his older brother, Alex, has laid out for him at a high school in Colorado . Carlos likes living his life on the edge and wants to carve his own path—just like Alex did.


Then he meets Kiara Westford. She doesn’t talk much and is completely intimidated by Carlos’ wild ways. As they get to know one another, Carlos assumes Kiara thinks she’s too good for him, and refuses to admit that she might be getting to him. But he soon realizes that being himself is exactly what Kiara needs right now.

10 comments:

  1. Wow! That's a lot of books. Cycler looks really interesting so I'll be looking out for your review.

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  2. great mailbox this week hunny, i cant wait to read the reviews

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  3. Gosh, Cycler looks like an interesting read. I'll definitely be looking forward to reading your review on that! Enjoy your reads!

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  4. Cycler sounds really intriguing! Happy reading ;)

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  5. Lots of awesome books that I'm dying to read (especially Party) The Market sounds really good as well, awesome concept.

    Hope you enjoy all of your new books and I look forward to all of your reviews! :D

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  6. You got an interesting bunch of books. I hope you enjoy all of them. My mailboxes are here and here. Happy reading!

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  7. Ahh you got so many good books! I got Cycler and Recycler recently too. It looks really good. I'll be looking out for your reviews. Happy reading! :)

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  8. NEVER SLOW DANCE WITH A ZOMBIE calls out to me if for nothing but the title. Glad to have found your blog. Roland

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  9. Great week! I have been wanting to get my hands on cycler and recycler! You have some sweet reading in your future! Here is what I got.

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  10. The Market sounds really interesting! Happy reading. :]

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Thank you kindly for the comment, you sweet thing.