Sunday, May 23, 2010

In My Mailbox (18)

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.  

Library/For review:

Gimme a Call by Sarah Mlynowski
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

A new life is just a phone call away!

Devi's life isn't turning out at all like she wanted. She wasted the past three years going out with Bryan—cute, adorable, break-your-heart Bryan. Devi let her friendships fade, blew off studying, didn't join any clubs . . . and now that Bryan has broken up with her, she has nothing left.

Not even her stupid cell phone—she dropped it in the mall fountain. Now it only calls one number . . . hers. At age fourteen, three years ago!

Once Devi gets over the shock—and convinces her younger self that she isn't some wacko—she realizes that she's been given an awesome gift. She can tell herself all the right things to do . . . because she's already done all the wrong ones! Who better to take advice from than your future self?
Except . . .what if getting what you think you want changes everything? Fans of Sarah Mlynowski's Magic in Manhattan series will love this hilarious new novel with a high-concept premise . 

This sounds like such a fun read! It seems really unique too. I have a feeling I'll like this one :)
Being Nikki by Meg Cabot
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

Things aren't pretty for Emerson Watts. Em was sure there couldn't be anything worse than being a brainiac the body of a teenaged supermodel.

But it turned out she was wrong. Because that supermodel could turn out to have a mother who's gone mysteriously missing, a brother who's shown up on her doorstep demanding answers, a former best friend who's intent on destroying Stark Enterprises to avenge the death of his lost love, and a British heartthrob who's written a song about her that's topping the charts.

How can Em balance all that with school, runway shows, and weekend jaunts to St. Johns — especially when she's got ex-boyfriends crawling out of the woodwork who want more than just a photo op; a sister who is headed to the high school cheerleading championships; a company she represents that seems to be turning to the dark side... Not to mention trying to convince the love of her life that models aren't really airheads after all...especially one model in particular. But then, nobody said it was going to be easy being Nikki. 

I just finished Airhead (the first book in the series) and loved it so I had to get this one! I'm very excited to see what happens next. 

Borderline by Allan Sratton
Summary: (taken from Barnes and Noble)

Life's not easy for Sami Sabiri since his dad stuck him at a private school where he's the only Muslim kid. But it's about to get a lot worse.

When Sami catches his father in a lie, he gets suspicious. . . . He's not the only one. In a whirlwind, the FBI descends on his home, and Sami's family becomes the center of an international terrorist investigation. Now Sami must fight to keep his world from unraveling.

An explosive thriller ripped from today's headlines, borderline is the story of a funny, gutsy Muslim-American teen determined to save his father, his family, and his life.   

Holly over at Good Golly Miss Holly was giving this one away on her blog and it caught my interest. I always like reading books that can kind of relate to me. I'm not too sure about this one, but I think it could be good.

Top 8 by Katie Finn
Summary: (taken from Goodreads) 

Madison MacDonald is seriously freaking out 
Madison MacDonald
Putnam, CT

Status: Single?

About Me:
Everything in my life was working out. I had my three best friends, a brand-new boyfriend, and the lead in the school play. Aside from that history paper I hadn't started, things felt perfect.

Then I returned from spring break to find my Friendverse profile hacked. Someone clearly out to ruin me had spilled the most damaging secrets - AND posted the worst photos of me ever taken - online.

Now my boyfriend and I are broken up, half the school hates me, and I'm in deep trouble.

Get my boyfriend back, figure out who could have done this, and clear my name!

Also, pass history. 

This sounds like a really fluffy read, but after reading a couple of really hard books this is just what I need. 

What's in your mailbox? 


Keitra said...

i have Top 8. but i haven't started it yet. haha.

Spellboundbybooks Melissa said...

Great Books. Happy Reading.

Tez said...

Borderline sounds interesting, and Top 8 looks like fun. I hope you enjoy them!

Christina/Book Addict said...

Great books this week! My friend just read Gimme a Call and loved it. I hope you enjoy your books!

Lauren said...

Great books! I loved Borderline and Being Nikki so I hope you do too. Also, Gimme a Call looks great! Happy reading! :)

Morgan said...

You got some really great books! I've been wanting to read Gimme A Call so I hope you enjoy it and can't wait to read your review!

tubathespian said...

That Sarah Mylinowski book looks really intriguing; I can't wait to hear what you think of it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Awesome books! I've heard Gimme a Call is amazing,

Hope you enjoy them all :)

Anonymous said...

These look great! As always, I look forward to your reviews. Enjoy! :D

prophecygirl said...

Gimme a Call and Borderline both sound good - will have to check those out. Happy reading!

Christina T said...

Gimme a Call sounds fantastic! I look forward to hearing what you think of it. Sometimes I wish I could prevent my younger self from making mistakes too :)

Kelley Vitollo said...

I've never heard of Gimme a Call. It looks really good. I'll have to check it out.

A.J. said...

Someone I know said that Gimme a Call was a good book. :D Hope you enjoy 'em all!

BrittLit said...

Great books this week Sara. Enjoy! Gimme a call sounds good so does Top 8!

Stephanie said...

Borderline sounds intriguing. I'll wait to read your review before deciding whether to add it to my wish list. :-) I really like your taste in YA novels, and I am curious whether, as a Muslim girl, you feel the story rings true.

Anonymous said...

Borderline sounds really good!

Emidy said...

Great books, Sara! I haven't read any of them so I'll be anxiously waiting for your reviews.

Katelyn said...

Great books this week Sara, I haven't read any of these so I'll be anxious to check out your reviews!

Katie said...

Ooooh, I want to read Gimme a Call! Also... just wanted to let you know that there's an Along for the Ride shout out on my blog:

I have loved reading your insights and reviews!

Bere said...

Oooh I really want to read Gimme a Call ! Sounds like so much fun and I really like Sara. I will be looking out for this review. Borderline caught my interest the other day as well. Can't wait to hear what you think of it. I hope you enjoy all the books, happy reading =)

Jessica Lawlor said...

These all look really good. I just saw Top 8 in the bookstore the other day!