Saturday, April 17, 2010

In My Mailbox (13)

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.

First on an unrelated note, I wanted to apologize for not posting or commenting for the past couple of days. I just painted my room! I'm very happy about it, I love the color. I had to take everything and I mean everything out of there, including my computer. It'll probably take awhile to get everything settled back in.  

Ok on to the books. I had a pretty decent week! It was really weird, for once I didn't have any books left to read. I took a very quick trip to the library to fix my dilemma :P

Library/For review:

The Heist Society by Ally Carter
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip to the case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own--scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. Unfortunately, leaving "the life" for a normal life proves harder than she'd expected.

Soon, Kat's friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, appears out of nowhere to bring her back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has good reason: a powerful mobster has been robbed of his priceless art collection and wants to retrieve it. Only a master thief could have pulled this job, and Kat's father isn't just on the suspect list, he is the list. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat's dad needs her help.

For Kat there is only one solution: track down the paintings and steal them back. So what if it's a spectacularly impossible job? She's got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully just enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in history-or at least her family's (very crooked) history.

I've heard amazing things about this book, so I just had to get it. I was actually pretty surprised my library actually had it. 

I'd Tell You I Loved You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is a fairly typical all-girls school—that is, if every school teaches advanced martial arts in PE, chemistry always consists of the latest in chemical warfare, and everyone breaks CIA codes for extra credit in computer class. So in truth, while the Gallagher Academy might say it's a school for geniuses what they really mean is spies. But what happens when a Gallagher Girl falls for a boy who doesn't have a code name?

Cammie Morgan may be fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways (three of which involve a piece of uncooked spaghetti), but the Gallagher Academy hasn't prepared her for what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, and track him through a mall without him ever being the wiser, but can she have a regular relationship with a regular boy who can never know the truth about her? Cammie may be an elite spy in training, but in her sophomore year, she's doing something riskier than ever—she's falling in love. 

I've also heard great things about this series, so I decided to try it out. I love boarding school stories, so I have a feeling I'm going to love this.  

Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

You know, I always thought I told you everything, but there are some things I should have said but never did. I should have told you about the time I lost your new sunglasses. I know you really liked them. I should have apologized the time I ruined your brand-new skirt, the one with the beading. I should have apologized for a lot of stuff.

I’m sorry. I’m sorry for everything.

It's been seventy five days. Amy's sick of her parents suddenly taking an interest in her, and she's really sick of people asking her about Julia. Julia's gone, and Amy doesn't want to talk about it. No one knew Julia like she did. No one gets what life is without her.

No one understands what it's like to know that it's all your fault.

Amy's shrink thinks she should keep a journal but instead, Amy starts writing letters to Julia. As she writes letter after letter, she begins to realize that the past holds its own secrets--and that the present deserves a chance. 

This is one of the few Elizabeth Scott books I haven't read yet. It sounds seriously amazing. 

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human ... until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.  

I've heard wonderful things about this book, but I"m kind of hesitant. It's not really my cup of tea, but I finally caved in due to all the hype. 

The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

Thirteen-year-old Kyra has grown up in an isolated polygamous community without questioning her father’s three wives and her twenty brothers and sisters. Or at least without questioning them much—if you don’t count her secret visits to the Mobile Library on Wheels to read forbidden books, or her meetings with the boy she hopes to choose for herself instead of having a man chosen for her. But when the Prophet decrees that Kyra must marry her 60-year-old uncle—who already has six wives—Kyra must make a desperate choice in the face of violence and her own fears of losing her family. 

I went to my Goodreads page for this book, and ALL of my friends on there, gave this book five stars! I knew I had to check it out. 

Paper Towns by John Green
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of the night—dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows her. Margo’s always planned extravagantly, and, until now, she’s always planned solo. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Q . . . until day breaks and she has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. But there are clues. And they’re for Q.

The only other John Green book I've read was The Abundance Of Katherines and I loved it. I'm sure this will be great :) 

What's in your mailbox?


Jami said...

Shiver! For sure one of the best! I read and enjoyed Heist Soceity as well. The rest I haven't read yet. Can't wait to see what you thing of them! Happy reading :)

katie said...

You got a ton of great books this week. I loved Shiver, Heist Society, and Love You Hate You Miss You. Can't wait to see what you think of them all. Happy reading!

A.J. said...

I need to get around to reading Paper Towns. I did enjoy An Abundance of Katherines as well. :)

BrittLit said...

Tons of excellent books this week. I look forward to your review of the Ally Carter books. I really enjoyed Paper Tons, I hope you do too. Happy Reading!

Emidy said...

It looks like you got so many good books! Love You Hate You Miss You sounds really good, and I'm sure you'll like Paper Towns. I haven't read anything by John Green, but apparently his books are really good. Enjoy!

Jamie said...

Yay for Paper Towns! Can't wait to hear what you think :)

Kari (Flamingo1325) said...

What a fantastic set of books this week! The Chosen One is on my list of books to get- I hope you enjoy it! And I hope end up liking Shiver and it lives up to the hype for you. I really liked it, especially because it is a pretty unique take on the wolf thing. Enjoy your awesome books this week!

Spellboundbybooks Melissa said...

Some really good sounding books there. Oh, I hope you really enjoy reading Shiver, I did!!

Rhiana said...

Lots of great sounding books! I have the bottom three to read too. Love you Hate You Miss You sounds amazingly good.

Book Monster said...

Heist Society is a great book :) and The Chosen One looks really interesting as well. Enjoy your haul, Happy Reading XD

Leah said...

I have Shiver, too, thanks to the hype!! Both of Ally Carter's books look fab!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed Love You, Hate You, Miss You & i hope you do too. :) The rest all look great as well. I look forward to your reviews!

Jessica said...

Sara! You got so much good stuff this week, I don't even know where to start! Some of my VERY favorite books and authors! :-D You'll love them all.

Heather said...

sounds like a terrific selection of reads.

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Great week! Love You Hate You Miss You is one of my favorite books from Scott. When you dive into Shiver, don't give up on it. It took me a while to really get into it, but once I did, I was hooked. :)

Jillian said...

i love your blog, and I have an award for you on mine! :)

Anonymous said...

I just added Love You Hate You Miss You to my wish list. I'm reading another Elizabeth Scott book at the moment, and she's an amazing writer.

Christina T said...

I only read Ally Carter's books for the first time this year too. So far I've enjoyed Heist Society and the first two books in the Gallagher Girls series. I liked Shiver and I hope you enjoy it also.

Linna (21 ♡ pages) said...

You got so many awesome reads! Now I really want to read The Chosen One. And I've heard great things about Paper Towns.