Sunday, May 9, 2010

In My Mailbox (16)

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 didn't have the best week, but I have so many awesome books left from last week that I can't wait to read. 

Library/For review:

Airhead by Meg Cabot
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

Emerson Watts, 16 and female, loves playing video games, hanging out with her best friend, Christopher, and has made peace with her less-than-supermodel-esque looks. But when she's involved in a mysterious accident, she wakes up to find she's now in the body of...a supermodel. Who was behind this switch? What was the motive? And how can she get Christopher to realize she's still the same person inside?


After reading such awesome reviews about this series, I knew I had to check it out. It sounds really good and I love Meg Cabot. If I like it, I'll definitely be getting the next two books. 

Gone by Michael Grant
Summary: (taken from Goodreads) 

In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE.

Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what's happened. 

Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day. 

It's a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else... 

I've been loving dystopian type books lately and this looks just simply amazing! I'm super excited about this one :D 

The Boys Next Door by Jennifer Echols
Summary: (taken from Goodreads) 

Cute, available, and one cabin over....
Lori lives for summertime on the lake. She spends all season wakeboarding, swimming, and hanging with her friends — including the two hotties in the house next door. With the Vader brothers, Lori's always been one of the guys.


But while Lori and the "baby" brother, Adam, are inseparable friends, she can't deny a secret crush on Sean, the older Vader boy. This year Sean's been paying Lori a lot of attention, and not in a brotherly way.


But just as Lori decides to prove to Sean she's girlfriend material, she realizes that her role as girl friend to Adam may be even more important. And by trying so hard for the perfect summer romance, she could be going way overboard... 


I haven't officially gotten this one yet, but I'll be picking it up off the hold shelf tomorrow morning. This would  be my first Jennifer Echols book. I've heard such good things about this author. This book kind of reminds of The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han, which I loved.

What's in your mailbox?

24 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

You got some good books. I enjoyed Airhead even though it wasn't at all what I was expecting. Happy reading!

Chas @ LLL in the 808 said...

Airheads is really popular!=) I will have to check them out or get then for my sister to read and tell me about it!=)


I've been seeing some great books by Jennifer Echols on other blogs so I hope you enjoy that one!

Enjoy your reads and if you have time come on over to my IMM post! Aloha!

Manda (Manda's Movements) said...

I'm gonna be reading Gone myself soon. Hope you enjoy your books.
Here's mine :)

Spellboundbybooks Melissa said...

Gone is a great book. I hope you enjoy these books

Good Golly Miss Holly said...

I've been thinking about checking out Airhead for quite some time, I'm still yet to be won over though.

ReadingRainbow said...

I just bought my mom the book Gone. I am curious as to what you and she will think about it. Happy reading!

Also I am having a giveaway of Jennifer Echols book "The Ex Games" on my blog. She's a great authoress.

Tez said...

Oh! You've got Gone! Yay! It rocks-I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :D

Tez said...

Oh! You've got Gone! Yay! It rocks-I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :D

Kelly said...

Gone looks great, I've added it to my wishlist! :)

Steph said...

Hi Sara! I am very intrigued by Gone; I enjoy dystopian fiction. The Boys Next Door looks like a fun summer read. Enjoy!

Emidy said...

Those all sound so good! I've been meaning to read some more Meg Cabot. Hope you enjoy them!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I need to try some Meg :)

Serpentine Librarian said...

The Boys Next Door does sound like The Summer I Turned Pretty, hopefully it's just as good. And Gone is very popular at my library, it never seems to be on the shelf! Hope you enjoy all of your books.

Christina/Book Addict said...

Awesome books this week. My students really liked Gone and Airhead. I hope you enjoy them as well.

Megan Hoover-Swicegood said...

Okay, I keep seeing The Boys Next Door. I think it's a sign I need to get it. What do you think of the airhead series? I haven't read any Meg Cabot, but I know a lot of people love her. I'm starting with Pants on Fire. I keep seeing all the Airhead books but I wasn't sure if I wanted to commit to a series.

The Book Obsession said...

Jennifer Echols is a great author. I have The Boys Next Door on my shelf and haven't picked it up yet. Hope you enjoy and great week.

Ky said...

Hey Sara! I gave you an award over at my blog! ^.^

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Awesome books! I've heard Gone is fantastic, as well as Jennifer Echols' books. Plus, you cannot go wrong with Meg Cabot ;)

Happy reading!

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Awesome books! Gone IS great, and Jennifer Echols writes some great, lighthearted romantic comedies. Enjoy! :D

Krista/Tower of Books said...

I love Jennifer Echols's romantic dramas. I haven't read any of her romantic comedies, but I'm sure they're good!

Alayne said...

Happy reading! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

Susan said...

Just found you through the Blog Hop. I'll be back!

Oh, and I love the GONE series. Hope you enjoy it, too.

BrittLit said...

I'm looking forward to your review of Gone, I haven't read it yet but would love to know what you think! Happy Reading!

Bere said...

These books sounds great Sara. I'm actually interested in reading Gone. I will be looking out for your review on this one. I hope you enjoy all the books Sara =)