Saturday, February 20, 2010

In My Mailbox (7)

In My Mailbox is a meme originally hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren (click for more information) that shares all the new books you've bought, borrowed, received, or traded for the week. 

Hey guys! I'm so excited, I had such a good week! I finally caved and bought all (almost) the books on my wishlist. I got jealous from all the great books everyone was getting to read :)

Bought/For review:

Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu
Summary: (taken from Goodreads) 

Everyone has secrets. Some are just bigger and dirtier than others.

For sixteen years, Lucy has kept her mother's hoarding a secret. She's had to -- nobody would understand the stacks of newspapers and mounds of garbage so high they touch the ceiling and the rotting smell that she's always worried would follow her out the house. After years of keeping people at a distance, she finally has a best friend and maybe even a boyfriend if she can play it right. As long as she can make them think she's normal.

When Lucy arrives home from a sleepover to find her mother dead under a stack of National Geographics, she starts to dial 911 in a panic, but pauses before she can connect. She barely notices the filth and trash anymore, but she knows the paramedics will. First the fire trucks, and then news cameras that will surely follow. No longer will they be remembered as the nice oncology nurse with the lovely children -- they'll turn into that garbage-hoarding freak family on Collier Avenue.

With a normal life finally within reach, Lucy has only minutes to make a critical decision. How far will she go to keep the family secrets safe?

I'm so excited to read this one, I've seen some amazing reviews about this one! It looks so different and interesting.

Heartless by Sara Shepard
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

The newest installment in Sara Shepard’s bestselling Pretty Little Liars series is packed with juicy drama and delicious surprises that will keep readers guessing to the very end.

Hanna, Aria, Emily, and Spencer have been telling some outrageous tales; only, the proof always seems to go missing. The friends insist they’re telling the truth, but all of Rosewood thinks they’re just out for attention—and nobody likes a girl who cries wolf. So when the big bad killer comes after them, will anyone believe the girls. . . or will they be the next to disappear?

Yes, I finally got my hands on this one! have absolutely fallen in love with the Pretty Little Liars series! All of the books in the series are awesome and I heard this one was even better. I can't wait to see what happens next!

Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
Summary: (taken from Goodreads) 

Climbing to the top of the social ladder is hard--falling from it is even harder. Regina Afton used to be a member of the Fearsome Fivesome, an all-girl clique both feared and revered by the students at Hallowell High... until vicious rumors about her and her best friend's boyfriend start going around.

Now Regina's been "frozen out" and her ex-best friends are out for revenge. If Regina was guilty, it would be one thing, but the rumors are far from the terrifying truth and the bullying is getting more intense by the day. She takes solace in the company of Michael Hayden, a misfit with a tragic past who she herself used to bully. Friendship doesn't come easily for these onetime enemies, and as Regina works hard to make amends for her past, she realizes Michael could be more than just a friend... if threats from the Fearsome Foursome don't break them both first. 

This definitely sounds like my kind of book! I've only heard good things about this one :) 

The Naughty List by Suzanne Young

Summary: (taken from Goodreads) 

As if being a purrfect cheerleader isn’t enough responsibility!

Tessa Crimson’s the sweet and spunky leader of the SOS (Society of Smitten Kittens), a cheer squad–turned–spy society dedicated to bringing dastardly boyfriends to justice, one cheater at a time. Boyfriend-busting wouldn’t be so bad . . . except that so far, every suspect on the Naughty List has been proven 100% guilty!

When Tessa’s own boyfriend shows up on the List, she turns her sleuthing skills on him. Is Aiden just as naughty as all the rest, or will Tessa’s sneaky ways end in catastrophe?

The Naughty List. Is your boyfriend on it? 

This looks like such a fun, light read! Lucky me it is even a series :) 

Devious by Cecily von Ziegesar
Summary:(taken from Goodreads)  

The ninth engrossing novel in the #1 bestselling It Girl series. Popular Gossip Girl

It's January, and a new semester at Waverly Academy means one thing: new students. Make that hot new students. A gorgeous brother-sister pair is taking Waverly by storm, and the campus is abuzz with fresh gossip and even fresher crushes. But while all the girls are busy drooling over the new it-guy, they'd better watch their backs-because his sister is going to give them all a run for their money. After all, there can only be one It Girl... 
character Jenny Humphrey never goes looking for trouble; but trouble always seems to find her. What Waverly Academy mischief will Jenny, Tinsley, and Callie stir up now?  

I love love the It Girl series! It never gets old, I can't wait to read this one! 

Library/For review:

Wake by Lisa McMann
Summary: (taken from Goodreads) 

Ever since she was eight years old, high school student Janie Hannagan has been uncontrollably drawn into other people's dreams, but it is not until she befriends an elderly nursing home patient and becomes involved with an enigmatic fellow-student that she discovers her true power. 

Since everyone in the bloggoshpere has been so excited about the third book coming out, I decided had to try out this series. It looks really intriguing!

Hate List by Jennifer Brown
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

Five months ago, Valerie Leftman's boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things she and Nick hated. The list he used to pick his targets.

Now, after a summer of seclusion, Val is forced to confront her guilt as she returns to school to complete her senior year. Haunted by the memory of the boyfriend she still loves and navigating rocky relationships with her family, former friends and the girl whose life she saved, Val must come to grips with the tragedy that took place and her role in it, in order to make amends and move on with her life.

I've read reviews claiming that this was one of their favorites. It look so good, I can't wait :)

The September Sisters by Jillian Cantor
Summary: (taken from Goodreads) 

Abigail Reed and her younger sister, Becky, are always at each other's throats. Their mother calls them the September Sisters, because their birthdays are only a day apart, and pretends that they're best friends. But really, they delight in making each other miserable. Then Becky disappears in the middle of the night, and a torn gold chain with a sapphire heart charm is the only clue to the mystery of her kidnapping. Abby struggles to cope with her own feelings of guilt and loss as she tries to keep her family together. When her world is at its bleakest, Abby meets a new neighbor, Tommy, who is dealing with his own loss, and the two of them discover that love can bloom, even when it's surrounded by thorns.

I love books about relationships with sisters, this looks really intense.  

Received/For review:

Sofi Mendoza's Guide to Getting Lost in Mexico by Malin Alegria
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

Do you guys have Internet?"..."How about TiVo?"..."You do get American TV?" The house was dark. Wait a minute -- do they even have electricity?Even though Sofi Mendoza was born in Mexico, she's spent most of her life in California -- the closest she gets to a south-of-the-border experience is eating at Taco Bell. But when Sofi and her friends sneak off for a weekend in Tijuana, she gets in real trouble. To Sofi's shock, the border patrol says that her green card is counterfeit. Until her parents can sort out the paperwork and legal issues, Sofi is stuck in Mexico.

In the meantime, Sofi's parents arrange for her to stay with long-lost relatives in rural Baja. It's bad enough that Sofi has to miss senior prom and even graduation, but her aunt, uncle, and cousins live on a ranch with no indoor plumbing! As the weeks pass, though, she finds herself adapting to her surroundings. Sofi starts helping out on the ranch, getting along with her bratty cousins, and she even meets a guy with more potential than anyone from school. Through the unexpected crash course in her heritage, Sofi comes to appreciate that she has a home on both sides of the border. 

This looks really interesting. Much thanks go to Courtney ( honorary sister #18) for giving me this book to read and review- it was even signed by the author :)

Whoa, so many good books to choose from! Now how in the world am I going to pick one to read first, any suggestions? 

What's in your mailbox?


Jessica said...

GREAT haul!

Start with Some Girls Are! It's amazing.

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. Hate List is so great. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

Book Monster said...

The Naught list, Some Girls are, Heartless and Dirty little secretes look awesome. Enjoy and Happy Reading!!

CarlyB said...

Some Girls Are is a brilliant book, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

I really, really want to read Dirty Little Secrets so can't wait for your review!

Hope you enjoy them all :) x

Jami said...

Okay, now you're making me jealous! Awesoms books this week! Happy Reading :)

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Awesome selection of books this week! Some Girls Are, Hate List, Naughty List - they are fantastic! Enjoy :)

A.J. said...

(I really like your blog design! Orange's a great color. :D)

I've been wanting to read Dirty Little Secrets. Gotta remember to check that one out from the library. :3 I hope you enjoy Wake; it's one of my faves!
Usually I start with the book that I got first. ;D Have fun reading!

Anonymous said...

Wow, amazing books. I loved a lot of these. And as far as picking one to start with I'd go with either Some Girls Are, The September Sisters, or Hate List. They're all fantastic.

Happy reading Sara! :D

Christina/Book Addict said...

Great books this week. I really want to read Some Girls Are so I will keep my eye out for your review. I also want to read the Pretty Little Liars series b/c the author grew up in my hometown! Enjoy your books this week!

The Library Lurker said...

You got some really great books! A lot of those are on my wishlist! Some Girls Are is on my TBR. Happy reading!

Emidy said...

Aw, you got Heartless? Lucky! I've read all the books in the series except that one and have been meaning to read it. I'm so excited to find out what happens next! If I were you, I'd start with that one first.

Une Parole

Juju at Tales of said...

Ooooo I need to look in to the last one :) I love the cover!

Dazzling Mage said...

Ooh, I'd say start with Wake. It's short, fast and super enjoyable.

Happy reading. =)

Swimmer said...

I just started Dirty Little Secrets it is amazing

Melissa said...

Oh my gosh, I can't wait to read Dirty Little Secrets! Great books, Sara! :)

Serpentine Librarian said...

Awesome list of books! I'm waiting for our library copy of Dirty Little Secrets to come in. As for what to read first, start with Wake, it is a quick read and then move on to something a bit lighter like The Naighty List. Have a great reading week :)

Kathy Martin said...

Wow! You got some really good books this week. I really want to read The Hate List and Dirty Little Secrets. I hope you enjoy them all. Happy reading!

Patty said...

Those are amazing books! Happy reading!

Anonymous said...

They all look great, but I've only read Wake. It was highly enjoyable.

ck.twilighter (Chasity) said...

Wow... you seriously have an excellent book haul this week!!!=)

Dirty Little Secrets, Some Girls Are, The Naughty List... Wow!!!


ck.twilighter (Chasity) said...

Oh... I just noticed that you listed the author incorrect for The Naughty List=)

Sara said...

Thanks for all the comments everyone! I'm thinking of either going with Some Girls Are or Wake...I'm still undecided.

A.J.: Thanks, orange is my favorite color :)

Chasity: Thank you for noticing that. Haha I don't know why I was thinking of The Hunger Games.

Krista/Tower of Books said...

All these books look good. Happy reading!

Lauren said...

Ooooh, so many great books! I've read a lot of those (Hate List, The September Sisters, Wake, The Naughty List, Some Girls Are, Heartless, AND Dirty Little Secrets) and all of them were nothing short of fantastic! So I hope you enjoy them all too. Happy reading. :)

Lea said...

Awesome books! Dirty Little Secrets is great, I hope you like it!

Happy reading! :)

BrittLit said...

Great, great books this week. Some Girls Are was so awesome. So many of these are on my TBR list. Happy Reading!

Lori said...

Awesome haul. I want to read Wake. Enjoy your books. Here's Mine.

Bookalicious Ramblings said...

Wow, amazing books!!! Big yay for The Hate List and The Naughty List, lol. Happy reading! :D

CAM said...

Sara! thanks for the shout-out! ;) I hope you like the book, and ALL the others you have on your list!

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Maria the Bookworm said...

Wake is amazing! :) Nice blog :D