Saturday, May 23, 2009

In My Mailbox!

    It was a light week, but a good one! In My Mailbox" was created by Kristi of the Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie!

Slept Away by Julie Kraut
   Laney Parker is a city girl through and through. For her, summertime means stepping out of her itchy gray school uniform and into a season of tanning at rooftop swimming pools, brunching at sidewalk cafes, and-as soon as the parents leave for the Hamptons-partying at her classmates' apartments.
   But this summer Laney's mother has other plans for Laney. It's called Camp Timber Trails and rustic doesn't even to begin to describe the un-air-conditioned log cabin nightmare. Laney is way out of her element--the in-crowd is anything but cool, popularity seems to be determined by swimming skills, and the activities seem more like boot camp than summer camp.
    Splattered with tie dye fall out, stripped of her cell, and going through Diet Coke withdrawl, Laney is barely hanging on. Being declared the biggest loser of the bunk is one thing, but when she realizes her summer crush is untouchably uncrushable in the real world, she starts to wonder, can CAMP cool possibly translate to COOL cool? Summer camp might just turn this city girl's world upside down!
Whew. Long summary, but doesn't this sound amazing? I am a total sucker for camp stories, so when this came in the mail (thanks, Random House!), I was so excited and now I can't wait to begin!

One Lonely Degree by C.K. Kelly Martin
   Finn has always felt out of place, but suddenly her world is unraveling. It started with The Party. And Adam Porter. And the night in September that changed everything. The only person who knows about that night is Audrey--Finn's best friend, her witness to everything, and the one person Finn trusts implicitly. So when Finn's childhood friend Jersy moves back to town--reckless, beautiful Jersy, all lips and eyes and soft hair--Finn gives her blessing for Audrey to date him. How could she possibly say no to Audrey? With Audrey gone for the summer, though, Finn finds herself spending more and more time with Jersy, and for the first time in her life, something feels right. But Finn can't be the girl who does this to her best friend...can she?
Love the cover for this one! The plot sounds just OK, so I don't know whether to read it or not. Thanks, Random House! This one comes out on May 26. 


Carrie said...

Slept Away looks really good. I can't wait to read that one.

Thao said...

These two books make great summer reads. I hope you enjoy them.

Rebecca said...

I've seen both of those books around and they both seem really good. Enjoy.

Lenore said...

Slept Away looks like so much fun. I have a bunch of bizzare camp stories myself!

Jessica said...

Wow great books! Happy reading! There's an award for you on my blog
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Julie said...

Aw, thanks for the Slept Away love. Can't wait to read your review.

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