Saturday, January 31, 2009

In My Mailbox: Take Six

This feature was created by The Story Siren and shows all books gained in a week through the library, bookstores, or the mail!
This week I didn't receive any books in the mail (last week was a busy week) but I got these through the library:

Bass Ackwards and Belly Up by Elizabeth Craft & Sarah Fain
   Harper, an overconfident high school grad who has only applied to one college, is (surprise, surprise) rejected. To make matters worse, she lies to her three best friends, convincing them that she has chosen to postpone college to live in her parents' basement in Boulder, CO, and follow her dreams by drafting the Great American Novel. Adding to her guilt, she inspires two of the other three to also ditch their college plans to follow their dreams. The story bounces back and forth among the four girls and their adventures as an actual college freshman, an aspiring author, an aspiring Hollywood actress, and a backpacking European tourist.
I've heard good things about this book, and it looked cute (sort of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants-ish), so I decided to give it a try!

Kiss Me Kill Me by Lauren Henderson
   When 16-year-old Scarlett Wakefield transfers from St. Tabby's to Wakefield Hall Collegiate, she is relieved that no one knows her dark, haunting secret. A few months ago, Scarlett was invited to an elite party with a guest list full of the hottest names in British society, including Dan McAndrew. Before the party, Scarlett had only imagined what it would be like to have her first kiss with Dan, but on the penthouse terrace, Dan leaned in close and she no longer had to wonder. The kiss was beautiful and perfect and magical and then...Dan took his last breath. No one knows how or why Dan died, and everyone at St. Tabby's believes Scarlett had something to do with it. But now that she's safely hidden away at Wakefield Hall, Scarlett would rather forget that it ever happened. Only she can't. Especially when she receives an anonymous note that will set her on the path to clearing her name and finding out what really happened to Dan...
Ooh. I got the sequel in the mail last week so I figured I should just read the first, too. It sounds so interesting and exciting, can't wait to start!

And from Borders...
Talent: Almost Famous by Zoey Dean
   Mackenzie Little-Armstrong's life is almost perfect. She has discovered an almost-movie star, she's on the brink of winning Eighth Grade Social Chair, and the fabulous back-to-school gala is just around the corner, sure to showcase Mac and her BFFs as the Next Big Things. But in the cutthroat world of Hollywood, a girl can go from "almost there" to "nowheresville" faster than you can say "soy is so last year"...
Yay! I just finished Talent and loved it so I'm so excited to begin the second book in the awesome series! Plus I just love the covers, don't you? (:

6 comments:

Steph Su said...

I LOVED Bass Ackwards and Belly Up, and so I hope you do too! :)

Keri Mikulski said...

Fun list! Kiss Me Kill Me is on my TBR. :)

Just wanted to let you know, you won the YAY FOR YA GIVEAWAY on my blog!! :) Please email me your address and I'll send the books ASAP. Thanks for entering! :)

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The Ravenous Reader said...

Ok! what a great title..Bass Ackward and Belly Up, that sounds like an great read. I cannot wait to see what you think of it.

Carrie's YA Bookshelf said...

I bought Kiss Me Kill Me this week too. Can't wait to read it.

Em said...

You've got some good stuff here. :)

Mrs. Magoo said...

I've read Kiss Me Kill Me but have yet to review it...