Sunday, April 12, 2009

In My Mailbox!

   This week was great, book-wise! Thanks for Kristi for starting this fun weekly peek inside book bloggers' mailboxes. (:

From Barnes and Noble: 

Paisley Hanover Acts Out by Cameron Tuttle
   Always one of the popular kids, sophomore Paisley Hanover gets a rude awakening when she's booted out of yearbook and into the badlands of drama class. Out of her element but only momentarily out of ideas, Paisley takes action-and an unexpected liking to her drama buddies. The result? And undercover crusade that could bring down the popularity pecking order, and Paisley along with it.
   This is the story of how Paisley Hanover gets wise, gets bold, and gets into a hilarious mess of trouble.
I am so excited to read this, it sounds so fun! Paisley sounds like quite a colorful, funny character, so I'm looking forward to finding out what kind of messes she gets herself into...Plus I absolutely adore the two books-in-one packaging! So cute!

Hottie by Jonathan Bernstein
   Alison Cole's got it all: she gorgeous, dating a steamy surfer boy, and has just been crowned Beverly Hills High Freshman Class President. Then during a special "symmetry" surgery, a lightning bolt zaps her, and Alison instantly transforms into Hottie--that is, a totally sizzling superhero with the power to shoot fire from her fingers! Shunned as a Pyro-Freak, Alison must adopt dorky David Eels as her crime-fighting sidekick. Worse, she's falling for the one guy who wants to "extinguish" her forever, Junior Class President of Cuteness--and wannabe firefighter--T. Hull. But she doesn't realize that a supervillain's lurking. Has Hottie met her match?
Ever since I've heard of this one, I knew I wanted to read it. Sure, it doesn't sound like the most serious book out there, but every once in a while, I like light, fun reads!

From Sophie (aka Mrs. Magoo), my BFF!:

Gorgeous by Rachel Vail
   She's looking good....but Allison Avery can't believe it. Growing up with beautiful, blond sisters, Allison has always been the dark-haired, "interesting-looking" Avery. So when the devil shows up and offers to make her gorgeous, Allison jumps at the chance to finally get noticed. But there's one tiny catch, and it's not her soul: the devil wants her cell phone. 
   Though the deal with the devil seems like a good idea at the time, Allison soon realizes that being gorgeous isn't as easy as it looks. Are her new friends and boyfriend for real, or do they just like her pretty face? Allison can't trust anyone anymore, and her possessed phone and her family's financial crisis aren't making things any easier. Plus, when she finds out she might be America's next teen model, all hell breaks lose. Allison may be losing control, but how far is she willing to go to stay gorgeous forever?
This sounds fun! And has a gorgeous cover! Once again, sounds a bit fluffy for me, but we'll see...

The Real Real by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
   When Jesse O'Rourke gets picked for a "documentary" being filmed at her school in the Hamptons she's tempted to turn down the offer. But there's a check attached and Jesse needs the cash for college. All she has to do is trade her best friend for the glam clique, her privacy for the 24/7 mike, and her sense of right and wrong for "what sells on the camera". At least there's one bright spot in the train wreck that is her suddenly public senior year: Jesse's crush has also made the cast. 
   As fame and (fake) fortune come her way, Jesse must struggle to remember one thing: the difference between real and the REAL real.
This one, another chick-litty type, sounds really fun--I'm excited to begin!

Hancock Park by Isabel Kaplan
   Becky Miller lives in the best neighborhood, goes to school with the children of movie stars, and has her psychiatrist on speed dial. She may live in the City of Angels, but this sixteen-year-old's life is far from perfect.
   By day, Becky navigates the halls of one of L.A.'s most elite schools, where the mean girls are a special breed of mean. At night, she deals with sparring parents, a grandmother who is man-crazy, and a younger brother, Jack, who only answers to J-zizzy. As Becky's life seems to come crashing down around her, she struggles to put it back together and learn to grow up while trying to stay sane.
What really amazes me about this one is that the author is only 18! Isn't that amazing? But judging from the plot, I have no idea where the story's gonna go. I mean, how is the author going to go on about that for 265 pages? 

Well, I guess it was a real girly-girl kind of week! (: Which is good. I need some light, spring-break types of books to read over vacation!


Shooting Stars Mag said...

Nice books. I like the package for Paisley too. I need to try and check that out sometime.

Sarahbear9789 said...

Awesome books. A lot of them I want...

deltay said...

Pretty awesome haul this week, they all sound pretty intriguing. the REAL real... haha

prophecygirl said...

I know how much you've been wanting to read Hottie, so I hope you enjoy it!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic week for you!
I want like all of them!
Can't wait for your reviews
(especially the last three)

Shalonda said...

Geez, what a week!

I want all of them! Ok, I already have Paisley but the packaging is so cute, I'd take two!

Lucky for you! Happy reading!

Lianne said...

I read Gorgeous and loved it! Happy Reading!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous sounds cute. I cannot wait for that review!

robin_titan said...

Awesome week!

Happy reading :D

Erika Lynn said...

great books. I got Hottie too and can't wait to read it.

Anonymous said...

I really want to read The Real Real. I hope you enjoy it!

Wrighty said...

Wow, great books last week! I want to read all of them. I'll wait for you to tell me how good they are!

bookloverforever. said...

Aww I want Gorgeous lol
It has such a pretty cover :]

vvb32 reads said...

no problem with girly weeks. i find that when i'm in the mood for such books, the reading goes faster than usual. i can't keep my eyes off the gorgeous cover.

The Story Siren said...

oh wow! you got a lot of great books this week! happy reading!

Laina said...

I have Paisley Hanover Acts Out, too, but I've yet to read it.

Anonymous said...

Hancock Park is, perhaps, the worst teen novel that I've ever read. what was harper collins thinking when they published this? t-e-r-r-i-b-l-e