Sunday, February 6, 2011

In My Mailbox (34)

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.

Here are all the books I bought for a total of 8 dollars! :)

Bought/for review:

Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder 
Summary: 

Restless souls and empty heart.

Brooklyn can't sleep. Her boyfriend, Lucca, died only a year ago, and now her friend Gabe has just died of an overdose. Every time she closes her eyes, Gabe's ghost is there waiting for her. She has no idea what he wants or why it isn't Lucca visiting her dreams. 

Nico can't stop. He's always running, trying to escape the pain of losing his brother, Lucca. But when Lucca's ghost begins leaving messages, telling Nico to help Brooklyn, emotions come crashing to the surface. 

As the nightmares escalate and the messages become relentless, Nico reaches out to Brooklyn. But neither of them can admit that they're being haunted. Until they learn to let each other in, not one soul will be able to rest.

I've been wanting to read this for awhile and when I saw a hardcover for so cheap I knew I had to get it! I've heard great things, so I can't wait.


The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
Summary:

Lifelong best friends Nina Bermudez, Avery Dekker, and Melanie Forrest face their first separation the summer before their senior year when Nina attends a ten-week summer program at Stanford. Nina returns home bursting with stories about Steve, her summer romance. But she soon learns the shocking truth about what her friends were up to while she was gone when she sees Mel and Avery . . . kissing. The friendship is rocked by what feels like the ultimate challenge. But it's only the beginning of a sometimes painful, sometimes funny, always gripping journey as three girls discover who they are and what they really want. 

I love Maureen Johnson, so I'm sure this one is great. It also happens to be a splashproof read- aka 100% water proof! :)


How To Take the Ec Out of Ex-Boyfriend by Janette Rallison
Summary: 

Sixteen-year-old Giovanna Petrizzo finds it hard enough to fit in. Three years since her family moved to Texas, she's still the newcomer compared to everyone around her. It doesn't help matters when her twin brother, Dante, takes on the mayor's son by running for class president. The least she could expect, though, would be for her boyfriend, Jesse, to support their cause. But Jesse's apparent defection triggers Giovanna's rash emotional side, and before she knows it, she's turned Jesse from the boy of her dreams to the exboyfriend she dreams of winning back.

I haven't heard much about this one, but I"m in love with the cover!


The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
Summary:


A funky pair of dungarees and a strong friendship lie at the heart of this compelling coming-of-age novel. During the first summer they'll be separated from each other, four friends share a pair of second-hand jeans...and experience happiness, heartbreak, and all the complications of growing up.

I've already read and loved this one, but I couldn't pass a 50 cent book to keep on the bookshelf :) 

Meet Me at the Boardwalk by Erin Taft
Summary: 

Growing up in the resort town of Seashell Point, Jade, Megan, and Miles are best friends, and spend their summers working at the Clam Shack, making fun of the snooty summer people, and chilling on the boardwalk. But this summer, everything's different. Not only does Jade have her house to herself -- can you say parties? - but there's that tiny little issue of Megan's giant crush on Miles. Then there's the mysterious new girl who catches Miles's eye, and the threat that their beloved boardwalk will be torn down. This is one summer the friends will NEVER forget! 

I love these fluffy summer reads to lighten up the mood.  

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
Summary:

When it comes to relationships, Remy doesn't mess around. After all, she's learned all there is to know from her mother, who's currently working on husband number five. But there's something about Dexter that seems to defy all of Remy's rules. He certainly doesn't seem like Mr. Right. For some reason, however, Remy just can't seem to shake him. Could it be that Remy's starting to understand what those love songs are all about?


I love Sarah Dessen and I'm surprised I haven't read this one yet! It sounds great.

Red: Teenage Girls in America Write on What Fires up Their Lives Today edited by Amy Goldwasser
Summary: 

For every teen girl who thinks she’s alone, and every adult who’s dared to try to figure her out, comes this eye-opening collection in the spirit of New York Times bestseller Ophelia Speaks. In Red, fifty-eight girls—ranging in age from thirteen to nineteen, and writing from across the spectrum of geographic, socioeconomic, racial, and religious upbringings—share “heartbreaking, hilarious, and often harrowing” (Francine Prose) essays about everything from politics to pop culture; from post-Katrina New Orleans to Johnny Depp; from the loneliness of losing a best friend to the loathing or pride they feel about their bodies.

The authors of Red are brave and honest documentarians of their own lives. These girls are the best shades of red (not pink): a little bit angry, a lot passionate. They’re on fire, and their essays speak gloriously for the future.


I've already read some of this and I LOVE it. It's kind of like Chicken Soup, but more brutal and honest.   

What's in your mailbox?

12 comments:

Jessica Love said...

This Lullaby is my VERY FAVORITE Sarah Dessen book! I can't wait to see what you think about it!

Corrine said...

I really liked Chasing Brooklyn. I hope you enjoy it too, as well as the rest of the books you received this week. Happy reading! :D

Dazzling Mage said...

GREAT books this week! Especially curious about How To Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend. Sounds like a fun read.

Good Golly Miss Holly said...

This Lullaby is one of a few Sarah Dessen novels I still need to read, I'm sure it'll be awesome.

BrittLit said...

So many fantastic books this week, and all for eight dollars!?!?! Wow. So Happy Reading!

Lost In Literature said...

WOW, great IMM!! So many books I want to read too!! The Bermuda Triangle looks great. And I have the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants on my TBR list as well. I'm excited to see what you think of them!! Enjoy your books this week! :)

Lisa @ Lost in Literature
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Alison said...

These look great. Lots of contemp fiction books. I loved Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants too.

YA Book Queen said...

Wonderful books! This Lullaby is really good, same with The Bermudez Triangle :)

Hope you enjoy them all!

Sas (Tea Mouse) said...

Wow, for $8! What a bargain!
I've heard some good things about Chasing Brooklyn. :)

Enjoy!

shylockbooks said...

I absolutely LOVE This Lullaby. The best of Sarah Dessen's books by far. You have a great blog!


Rose Kingsley

My "In My Mailbox" Post
http://shylockbooks.wordpress.com/2011/02/06/in-my-mailbox-2/

Bere said...

All of these for just 8 bucks? Awesome! I've been wanting to read Chasing Brooklyn for as long as I can remember. I loved This Lullaby. I hope you will too. Happy reading, Sara, and I hope you enjoy them all =].