Saturday, March 20, 2010

In My Mailbox (11)

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.

Hmm I had a not too bad week. I'm so happy with the books I read this week though! I've read the best books since I've joined the blogging community :)

Library/For review:

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Summary: (taken from Goodreads) 

A fresh, urban twist on the classic tale of star-crossed lovers.

When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created “perfect” life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for—her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more. In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart. 

Wow I've read so many five star reviews, I decided I had to check it out! I heard it was even a trilogy, which is just an added bonus :) 

Lessons From a Dead Girl by Jo Knowles
Summary: (taken from Goodreads) 

An unflinching story of a troubled friendship — and one girl’s struggle to come to terms with secrets and shame and find her own power to heal.

Leah Greene is dead. For Laine, knowing what really happened and the awful feeling that she is, in some way, responsible set her on a journey of painful self-discovery. Yes, she wished for this. She hated Leah that much. Hated her for all the times in the closet, when Leah made her do those things. They were just practicing, Leah said. But why did Leah choose her? Was she special, or just easy to control? And why didn’t Laine make it stop sooner? In the aftermath of the tragedy, Laine is left to explore the devastating lessons Leah taught her, find some meaning in them, and decide whether she can forgive Leah and, ultimately, herself. 

Oh my goodness, this sounds so intense and powerful. I can't wait to read this! 

Scandal by Kate Brian
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

After her harrowing kidnapping, Reed returns to Easton to find the worst thing she can think of—Billings has been torn
down. Finally, after years of controversy, the school’s wealthiest female alumni have been overruled, and the historical dorm is gone from Easton Academy.

How will Reed and the rest of the Billings Girls handle it? Will they still be as powerful, as popular, and as wicked—with literally no ground to stand on? 


 Ahh I love love The Private series. The last book ended with a huge cliffhanger, so I can't wait to see what happens next. Eee I'm just so excited!  

What's in your mailbox? 

26 comments:

Shantal said...

Great books! I've been wanting to read Perfect Chemistry and Lessons From a Dead Girl, I hope you enjoy them!.
Looking forward to your reviews.

Mine is here

Happy reading!!. :)

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Ahhh! Perfect Chemistry is made of awesome! Enjoy, my dear!

Rhiana said...

I got Perfect Chemistry too. Lessons From A Dead Girl sounds interesting. Enjoy!

Bookalicious Ramblings said...

Yay for lovely books! I hope you enjoy them!

Serpentine Librarian said...

I have Perfect Chemistry in my TBR pile, all the reviews have been so positive, its a book I'm looking forward to reading very much! Hope you enjoy all your books this week.

Maria the Bookworm said...

Perfect Chemistry is awesome! Enjoy :D

A.J. said...

I really want to read Perfect Chemistry! I enjoyed all of Elkeles other books. :D

Emidy said...

Whoa, Lessons From a Dead Girl sounds so emotional... I'm sure it'll be very good, but hard to read. Enjoy all your new books!

Here's my IMM post.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Nice selection :) happy reading :)

Book Crazy Jenn said...

OHH Well I know Perfect Chemistry is good...but I cant wait to hear your thoughts on the other 2 :) Enjoy!

Lauren said...

Awesome books! I adored Perfect Chemistry and I hope you do too. Oh, and I love the Private series too, though I'm so behind on them. I think I only on book #5 or 6. Anyway, happy reading! :)

Leah said...

I got myself Perfect Chemistry, too, after all of the fab reviews. Happy reading!

BrittLit said...

lessons from a Dead Girl was great. Hope you enjoy all your books. Happy Reading!

Kelsey said...

Great books! I've heard awesome things about Perfect Chemistry. I really liked Lessons From a Dead Girl- it was really intense!

Enjoy :)

Lauren said...

I'm reading Perfect Chemistry right now. I didn't quite get why everyone loved it so much before, but now I do. Hope you enjoy it!

Diana said...

I loved Perfect Chemistry! Hope you enjoy it and all the other books you got!

Christina T said...

Perfect Chemistry looks like such a romantic book. I am on the waiting list for that one at my library. Lessons from a Dead Girl looks like a very painful story. Not sure I'd be able to read it. I haven't read any of the books in the Private series but they sound fantastic. I hope you enjoy your reading this week and I look forward to your reviews.

Faye said...

YAY! u got Perfect Chemistry! I know ur going 2 love it!

Hope u enjoy them! Happy reading!

Krista/Tower of Books said...

I want to read the first two books. Hope you enjoy all of your books. :P

Corrine said...

Perfect Chemistry and Lessons from a Dead Girl look really good! I hope you enjoy the books you received this week! :)

...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... said...

Nice books this week, I <3 Perfect Chemistry, hope you enjoy it!

Dazzling Mage said...

Lessons from a Dead Girl looks interesting.

Great books this week!

ck.twilighter (Chasity) said...

Wow!! Perfect Chemistry!! I have been seeing that one around. I wonder what you will think about it because I am not sure yet if it's up my alley!


Enjoy your reads this week!!
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Melissa said...

Ooooh excellent books, Sara! So exciting to have new reading material, eh? :)

Lori said...

I hope that you enjoy your books. Happy Reading! Here's mymine

Medeia Sharif said...

I'd like to read Perfect Chemistry.

I read Lessons from a Dead Girl. It's intense, twisted, and amazingly written.