Sunday, June 6, 2010

In My Mailbox (20)

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 good week! I love that feeling of getting a new book in the mail (:

Received/for review:

The Karma by Jessica Brody
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

Madison Kasparkova always thought she understood how Karma works. It’s that mysterious, powerful force that brings harmony to the universe. You know—do good things and you will be rewarded, do something bad and Karma will make sure you get what’s coming to you. A sort of cosmic balancing act.

But when Mason Brooks, Maddy’s boyfriend of two years, gets caught tongue-wrestling with Miss Perfect Body Heather Campbell, and absolutely nothing happens to either of them—except that they wind up the hot new couple of Colonial High School, it seems like Karma has officially left Maddy in the lurch. That’s why Maddy and her best friends, Angie and Jade, decide to start the Karma Club—a secret, members-only organization whose sole purpose is to clean up the messes that the universe has been leaving behind. Whether they’re modifying Heather Campbell’s acne cream as part of “Operation Butterface,” or righting a few wrongs when it comes to Angie and Jade’s own slimy exes, they know they’re just doing what Karma should have done in the first place. They’re taking care of one another.

Sometimes, though, it isn’t wise to meddle with the universe. Because it turns out, when you mess with Karma, Karma messes back. Now Maddy must find a way to balance her life for good, even as everything around her seems to be toppling to the ground. 

I won this from Goodreads first reads. I never win anything so I was really surprised. It's even signed! Oh and it came with two bookmarks. I already started reading it and it's good so far.

Sea Change by Aimee Friedman
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

16-year-old Miranda Merchant is great at science...and not so great with boys. After major drama with her boyfriend and (now ex) best friend, she's happy to spend the summer on small, mysterious Selkie Island, helping her mother sort out her late grandmother's estate.

There, Miranda finds new friends and an island with a mysterious, mystical history, presenting her with facts her logical, scientific mind can't make sense of. She also meets Leo, who challenges everything she thought she knew about boys, friendship...and reality.

Is Leo hiding something? Or is he something that she never could have imagined? 

A special thanks goes to Scholastic/Point for sending me this one! It sounds really good and the cover is gorgeous. And I also have two books to giveaway so look out for a contest coming soon! 

The Worst of Me by Kate Lee Vann
Summary: (taken from back of book) 

Cassidy has been feeling unsettled and adrift, but things look up when she meets an older boy called Jonah. She loves spending time with him and his friends, flattered to be included in their discussions. Jonah is sweet and sensitive and she’s never felt so happy.

But then Cassidy hears disturbing news about Jonah which shakes her trust in him and makes her question her own judgment. If you love someone, how far should you go to overlook their faults?

A sharply insightful story about the sometimes painful process of growing up and thinking for yourself.

Thank you SO much Kate for sending me this one! She even signed it and sent the nicest card ever. It definitely made my day. I can't wait to read it.

Library/for review:

Two Way Street by Lauren Bornhaldt
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

There are two sides to every breakup. This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Sure, they were an unlikely high school couple. But they clicked; it worked. They're even going to the same college, and driving cross-country together for orientation. Then Jordan dumps Courtney -- for a girl he met on the Internet. It's too late to change plans, so the road trip is on. Courtney's heartbroken, but figures she can tough it out for a few days. La la la -- this is Courtney pretending not to care. But in a strange twist, Jordan cares. A lot. Turns out, he's got a secret or two that he's not telling Courtney. And it has everything to do with why they broke up, why they can't get back together, and how, in spite of it all, this couple is destined for each other. 

This sounds so so good! I love books with two POVs, especially with a male and female one.  

What's in your mailbox?


Jessica said...

I won 3 books in a row from Goodreads, and then I never won anything again! I keep entering, but it's been over a year. :-( I think it's time to give up. I'm glad you won, though! The Karma Club is cute!

I really liked Two Way Street, too. I'm the same...I really like those various POV books.

Faye said...

congrats on the win! i barely win anything from goodreads. I hope u enjoy Karma Club. I'm reading it now, its good so far :D

Happy reading!!

Adriana said...

Congrats on winning! I've only won 3 books from Goodreads. I'm really interested in reading Sea Change, so I'll be looking forward to what you think.

Spellboundbybooks Melissa said...

I've got The Karma Club in my TBR pile but I haven't read it yet since there are so many books I bought before it lol. Might have to bump it up the list though. Hope you enjoy reading yoru books

Dazzling Mage said...

Oooh, Sea Change looks so lovely!

Happy reading. =)

Erika said...

great books this week! congrats on the win :) the karma club sounds really good. i can't wait to hear your thoughts on it!

i've read sea change and two way street, and i really enjoyed both. hope you like them as much as i did, if not even more! happy reading :)

Tez said...

The Karma Club looks like great fun :D I haven't read it, but I've read The Seventeen Secrets of the Karma Club by Karen McCombie, which looks pretty similar.
Happy reading! I hope you enjoy your books!

Little Miss Becky :) said...

I love the cover of Sea Change and have been meaning to read this one! All great books this week---have fun reading them all!

A.J. said...

I liked Sea Change. The cover is really pretty. :) Two Way Street sounds good. Can't wait to read your reviews!

BrittLit said...

Congrats on the win! That's so awesome. Can't wait to see your reviews for The Karma Club and Sea Change. Happy Reading!

Robby said...

The Karma Club, Sea Change, AND Two Way Street!? What a great week. :D

Anonymous said...

You always have such great books.:) I've heard amazing things about The Karma Club as well as Two Way Street. Happy reading Sara! :D

Milli said...

Great books! I think you're really going to like The Karma Club:)

Book Sake said...

Sea Change is on my TBR list, I'm hoping you like it! - Jessica

Paula said...

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Christina T said...

All of these look really good. The Karma Club sounds like a cute book. I have it on my TBR list. I look forward to your reviews of all of these. Enjoy your reading!

Kelly said...

You have some fantastic reading ahead of you, enjoy!

Jami said...

Awesome books Sara! You got some great ones for review too!

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Nice books! I love the sound of Two Way Street!

Hope you enjoy them all :D

Anonymous said...

The Karma Club sounds so good! I hope you like it.

Juju at Tales of said...

Sea Change rocks. Enjoy!

Kelley Vitollo said...

Great books. I loved Two Way Street and like you, I LOVE books with both the male and female POV. I always write both POV's.

Kris (Voracious YAppetite) said...

I'd like to read Two Way Street. It looks really good! Happy reading!