Sunday, April 11, 2010

In My Mailbox (12)

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.

I had a not too bad week. I finally got to read most of the books in my TBR pile, so it's definitely time to stock up again!

Library/For review:

Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

What's the worst thing you've ever done?

When "Perfect" Parker Fadley starts drinking at school and failing her classes, all of St. Peter's High goes on alert. How has the cheerleading captain, girlfriend of the most popular guy in school, consummate teacher's pet, and future valedictorian fallen so far from grace?

Parker doesn't want to talk about it. She'd just like to be left alone, to disappear, to be ignored. But her parents have placed her on suicide watch and her counselors are demanding the truth. Worse, there's a nice guy falling in love with her and he's making her feel things again when she'd really rather not be feeling anything at all.

Nobody would have guessed she'd turn out like this. But nobody knows the truth.

Something horrible has happened, and it just might be her fault. 

Whoa, this sounds great! I just finished Some Girls Are and loved it, so I went out and picked this one up. I hope it's just as good. :) 

The Secret Life of Prince Charming by Deb Caletti
Summary:(taken from Goodreads) 

Maybe it was wrong, or maybe impossible, but I wanted the truth to be one thing. One solid thing.

Quinn is surrounded by women who have had their hearts broken. Between her mother, her aunt, and her grandmother, Quinn hears nothing but cautionary tales. She tries to be an optimist -- after all, she's the dependable one, the girl who never makes foolish choices. But when she is abruptly and unceremoniously dumped, Quinn starts to think maybe there really are no good men.

It doesn't help that she's gingerly handling a renewed relationship with her formerly absent father. He's a little bit of a lot of things: charming, selfish, eccentric, lazy...but he's her dad, and Quinn's just happy to have him around again. Until she realizes how horribly he's treated the many women in his life, how he's stolen more than just their hearts. Determined to, for once, take action in her life, Quinn joins forces with the half sister she's never met and the little sister she'll do anything to protect. Together, they set out to right her father's wrongs...and in doing so, begin to uncover what they're really looking for: the truth.

Once again, Deb Caletti has created a motley crew of lovably flawed characters who bond over the shared experiences of fear, love, pain, and joy -- in other words, real life.

I absolutely love Deb Caletti, and this is one of the few books of hers I haven't read yet. This looks like just my type of read, I can't wait to get started on it. 

Crash Into Me by Albert Borris
Summary: (taken from Goodreads) 

Owen, Frank, Audrey, and Jin-Ae have one thing in common: they all want to die. When they meet online after each attempts suicide and fails, the four teens make a deadly pact: they will escape together on a summer road trip to visit the sites of celebrity suicides...and at their final destination, they will all end their lives. As they drive cross-country, bonding over their dark impulses, sharing their deepest secrets and desires, living it up, hooking up, and becoming true friends, each must decide whether life is worth living--or if there's no turning back. 

Hmm I've heard mixed reviews about this one. I think I'll try it out.

If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen-year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck...

A sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make—and the ultimate choice Mia commands.

I finally got a hold of this. I've heard so many good things about this! It sounds pretty amazing, so I can't wait! 

What's in your mailbox?


A.J. said...

I loved If I Stay!
Hope you like all your books. :)

Anonymous said...

If I Stay & Cracked Up To Be = amazing! The Secret Life Of Prince Charming sounds really great. I have to read more Deb Caletti books because they all sound so good.

Hope you enjoy! :D

BrittLit said...

Great books this week. These are all waiting to be read by me... one day I'll have all the time!

Emidy said...

Cracked Up To Be sounds so great! It sounds very mysterious too, so I'm sure that'll be a compelling read. Hope you enjoy them all!

Here's my IMM post.

Jessica said...

Cracked Up To Be and The Secret Life of Prince Charming are both SO GOOD! Enjoy!

(and welcome back!)

Serpentine Librarian said...

If I Stay was wonderful! And Deb Caletti's books are so much fun to read. Have a great week!

Jami said...

All of these books look good! Especially Cracked Up To Be and If I Stay. Gale Forman is in Florida today, unfortunately I can't go. :(

Happy Reading Sara!! :)

Christina T said...

Great books! I've been wanting to read Cracked Up To Be and The Secret Life of Prince Charming. Everyone says If I Stay is a really good book too. I hope you enjoy them.

Ky said...

Crash into me sounds great. Kind of like Impulse by Ellen Hopkins, but obviously not written in prose. Lolz.

Morgan said...

Great books! I read Crash Into Me over the summer and really enjoyed it-It's one of those books that make you think. I really hope you enoy it and all your other books!

Stephanie said...

You got some terrific books -- I recently read and reviewed If I Stay and The Secret Life of Prince Charming -- they were great.

Amira said...

wow these books look awesome!

Book Monster said...

I saw the paperback cover of If I stay this week and it's absolutely gorgeous. I hope you enjoy it. Happy Reading XD

Bere said...

The books look awesome Sara! I can't wait to read If I Stay! I've heard many great things on it. I hope you enjoy reading all of them =)

Jennifer (Crazy-for-Books) said...

I read Cracked Up to Be and If I Stay. Both are good. I LOVED If I Stay a lot, though!! Happy Reading!