Thursday, July 30, 2009

Death by Denim

Author: Linda Gerber
Pages: 224
Published: May 2009, Sleuth Speak
Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Romance
Cover Score: A for Awesome, as always! (:
Overall Rating: A

   Aphra Connolly is on the run again. She's gotten in the way of a very crazy-dangerous man named the Mole, who is ready for his revenge on her after she got in the way of stopping him from killing a family who had betrayed him long ago--a family that includes Aphra's on-again, off-again boyfriend, Seth Mulo, who has been running his whole life. Now she's finally safe--she hopes--hiding under a fake name in France. That is, until her CIA agent mom's French contact is found dead in the Seine River. The murder sends Aphra into a whirlwind of action behind her mom's back, including leading a dangerous mission to lure the Mole out of hiding and get rid of him once and for all. But little does she know, the Mole has a plan, too: a plan that will put her in Seth in grave danger...
   My thoughts: I will admit, for the first few chapters of the book, I wasn't quite sure where the plot was going. It was even a little slow for me. I was often confused about what was happening in the story and kept on thinking, Will this be as good as the first two books? But I kept on reading.
   Indeed, I was not disappointed. I honestly don't know how Linda Gerber does it. The creativity and writing in this book blew me away once again. I fell in love with all of the awesomeamazing characters that were so well-created that they felt almost real to me: Seth, Aphra, Ryan...I love them all! This storyline was just as unique, fun, and quick as the previous two. By the time I hit the middle, I was madly flipping pages. Warning: This book is addictive. I was so hooked on the characters and suspense and crazy action that I couldn't stop reading until the very very end. Which brings me to my next point: PLEASE let there be a sequel. I was so sad when the book was over. I'm still craving more!
  All the CIA action and details in this book can be a little confusing, though. I will say, some of the twists and turns in the story happened so fast that I got a little lost. 
   I definitely hope that Linda Gerber will continue this series. They're unique, fast, and pull you into the plot! Plus, I'm not ready to say good-bye to Aphra and Seth just yet!

Must-read! Check it out Don't Bother

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: Cashing In

Cashing In by Susan Colebank
Coming out on November 12, 2009 (Dutton Juvenile)

   There are some problems even winning the lottery can't fix.
   With as many hours as Reggie Shaw puts in at the Cashmart, it's no wonder that her grades and her friendships are slipping. Worst of all, Reggie's mother's inability to keep a job means that Reggie is pulling the weight of two people. Then, Reggie's mom wins big in the lottery. Soon the money-and popularity-comes pouring in. But when Reggie finds out that her mother has been borrowing more money than she actually won, she must face up to the fact that happiness can't be bought--it only comes with hard work.
This one sounds (and looks--love that cover!) really cute, but also seems like it's carrying a good message. Plus, I love the idea of a family winning a lottery! I'm excited to check this one out.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Miles to Go

Title: Miles to Go
Author: Miley Cyrus (with Hilary Liftin)
Pages: 266
Published: 2009, Disney Hyperion
Genre: Nonfiction/Autiobiography
Cover Score: n/a
Overall Rating: B+

   Summary: Miley Cyrus used to be your average 12 year old girl living in Tennessee, coping with mean girls, spending time with her closely-knit family, going to church, and participating in cheerleading. But that was before she reached superstardom, via a hit Disney Channel show called Hannah Montana that would later make millions of dollars and shoot Miley to the top of the tween world. Miles to Go chronicles her journeys in the music and TV worlds, her relationships with costars and the people around her, heartbreak and sorrow, happiness, new experiences, and what she has planned for the future.
   My thoughts: I was pleasantly surprised by Miley's debut novel, a quick read (with color pictures--yay!). My opinion of Miley changed somewhat after reading her autobiography. I really liked the first-person narration that made me feel like I was getting a close, exclusive look into her life, and the personality that she displayed through her writing was really honest, revealing flaws and self-doubts that make Miley seem so much more relatable and likable. She isn't afraid to open up and spill, and I love how she sticks with her beliefs and family, even through the ups and downs of fame.
   However, many parts of the book were dry and boring, particularly whole sections of the book where she talked about her faith and Christianity. I have no problem with religion, it just gets old when whole pages are devoted to quoting Psalms and thanking God. Some parts of the book were plain old cheesy, where she would gush about how lucky she was and how this is a dream come true. It just felt fake and got repetitive.
   Like her or hate her, I found that Miles to Go was a unique look into a teen superstar's life, but I couldn't help but feel slightly disappointed in this book. There just wasn't enough about her experiences in the show business for me. My biggest problem was the price of this book: $24.95 (lucky for me, I got it about $10 cheaper. Thanks, Amazon!). For a children's book, I find this ridiculous. I guess it's really just because it was written by Miley Cyrus, so Disney is trying to make whatever money off of her that they can! 
   All in all, the book was an interesting read, but it wasn't as good as I had hoped.

Must-Read Check it Out!  Don't Bother

I'm Baaack!

After a nice, long relaxing vacation, I'm ready to dive back into blogging. Although Cover Love and Waiting on Wednesday are cancelled for this week, watch out for a bunch of upcoming reviews, as well as an interview with Jennifer Jabaley that will be posted in the near future!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Coffeehouse Angel Contest & Vacation Time!

It's contest time, just as I promised! In honor of the release of Suzanne Selfors' upcoming novel, Coffeehouse Angel, I'm going to be having a coffee-themed giveaway! OK, here's the deal:
2 lucky winners will receive copies of the book and special Coffeehouse Angel coffee-cup sleeves, courtesy of the awesome Anna Dalziel of Walker Books for Young Readers (thanks, Anna!).

Here's how to enter:
- Comment below with your email address and answer this question:
What's your favorite kind of coffee drink?
-Extra Entries:
+1 for following Bookworm Readers
+2 for linking to your blog (sidebar, post, anything just as long as it's there!)
+2 for commenting on my review of Coffeehouse Angel here
+2 for commenting on my review with Suzanne here

Good luck! This contest will end on (edit) August 21.
Meanwhile, I'm going on vacation tomorrow and I won't be back until the 27th! I won't have any computer access until then, but when I return, I'm jumping right back into reviews (especially since I'll be reading a lot on my trip, hopefully), author interviews, In My Mailbox and Cover Love. See you then!

PS. Sorry about the weird spacing. Blogger is being funky!

Cover Love (5)

Cover Love is a weekly feature that I started recently here on my blog. It is open to anyone and everyone who wants to participate (just as long as you post a link back here to Bookworm Readers). The rules are simple: each Tuesday, post two covers of old, new, or upcoming YA, MG, picture, or adult books!
Here are my picks for this week:

Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
Eyes Like Stars is one of my favorite covers. It's just so gorgeous and mysterious and perfect for the book, which actually just came out on July 7! (Look out for a review coming soon here) Jason Chan, who is the artist of the cover, has also worked on the UK Hunger Games and various other projects! Check out his blog here.

Donut Days by Lara Zielin
The colors on this cover are so cute and fun. I love the donuts and how they hint at humor. I have a copy of this on my shelf and I am so excited to begin! I just adore this cover, it's eye catching and vibrant and fun!

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Monday Muse: Interview with Suzanne Selfors

Today's Muse: Suzanne Selfors
Author of: Coffeehouse Angel (review here)

Bookworm: Welcome, Suzanne! Let's start off with this question: how did you get the idea for the story? What inspired you?
Suzanne: I spend a lot of time in coffeehouses, writing. And I've always wanted to own one, a real funky one with great music and retro furniture and changing art exhibits. So one day, while I took a moment and looked up from my laptop, Katrina popped into my head. I called her "coffeehouse girl" and couldn't get her out of my mind. I knew that I had to write a story about her. That's how it often happens with me. I'll see a character first.

Bookworm: How are you and Katrina alike, and how are you different?
Suzanne: Katrina and I are a lot alike. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life for a very long time. I drifted from interest to interest. I didn't have an actual "closet of failure" but you should see my basement! And Katrina and I are both Norwegian. The people who surround her are very much like people from my own family.
   We are different in that I've never actually met an angel. Or, at least, I don't think I have.

Bookworm: What would you wish for if you had a magical coffee bean?
Suzanne: Well, peace for the world would be the wish but quite honestly, at this very moment in time, I'd love it if someone would finish writing my next book. I'm stuck and it's driving me crazy.

Bookworm: Favorite coffee drink?
Suzanne: Single tall nonfat latte is what I drink most every day.

Bookworm: Who was your favorite character in the book to write?
Suzanne: I always have fun with my secondary characters. Like the old men who hang out in the coffeehouse. But I have to admit that I got attached to Ratcatcher. I'd like to write a picture book  about her.

Bookworm: Is there a sequel for Coffeehouse Angel in the works? 
Suzanne: No sequel planned at this point, but it's always a possibility. I'll have another teen novel coming out next year, I just have to finish writing it. It's another girl-meets-"otherworldly"-guy kind of story, but that's all I'm saying. 

Bookworm: Angels or vampires?
Suzanne: Am I the only person in the world who's not into vampires? Being undead just doesn't appeal to me. I know. What's wrong with me?

Bookworm: I kind of agree! What YA book have you recently read and loved?
Suzanne: Ooooh, loved, loved, loved Catching Fire. Hate it that I have to wait a whole year for the third book.

Bookworm: What are your plans for this summer?
Suzanne: I'm writing like crazy, but I get three weeks in August to play. Yeah! We're going to Canada to spend time at a lake resort, bike ride, horseback ride, and I hope to laze around and read some good books. 
Thanks so much, Suzanne! Coffeehouse Angel comes out on July 21, but watch out for a contest coming here first! (Details to be posted tomorrow). Suzanne's trying to get in touch with the model on the cover of Coffeehouse Angel, so if anyone knows who she is, please get in touch with Suzanne. Contact info is on her gorgeous website here!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

In My Mailbox & Blog Updates

Hi everyone! Sorry for being so MIA this week....Anyway, it was a great week in mail!
Here's what my mailbox had for me (meme created by the Story Siren):

Scones and Sensibility by Lindsay Eland (ARC, Egmont December 2009)
   Polly Madassa is convinced she was born for a more romantic time. A time when Elizabeth Bennet and Anne of Green Gables walked along the moors and beaches of the beautiful, wild land. A time when a distinguished gentleman called upon a lady of quality, and true love was born in the locked eyes of two young lovers.
   But alas, she was not.
   This however does not stop our young heroine from finding romance wherever she can conjure it up. So while Polly is burdened with the summer job of delivering baked goods from her parents' bakery (how delightfully quaint!) to the people in her small beach town, she finds a way to romance to blossom. She is determined to bring lovers, young and old, together...whether they want to be or not.
I was so thrilled when this came in the mail! Just the whole plot sounds so sweet, and I loved the cover! Thanks so, so much, Lindsay!!

The Sweetheart of Prosper County by Jill S. Alexander (ARC, September 2009, Feiwel & Friends)
   Almost 15-year-old Austin Gray is tired of standing at the curb and watching the parade pass her by. Literally. She decides this is the year she'll ride on the hood of a shiny pickup truck in the annual parade, waving to the crowd and finally showing the town bully that she's got what it takes to be the Sweetheart of Prosper County.
   But far from simply being a beauty contest, becoming Sweetheart involves participation in the Future Farmers of America (FFA), raising an animal, and hunting or fishing. Austin will do almost anything to become Sweetheart, and has the support of her oldest friend, Maribel, her new FFA friends (including the reigning Sweetheart, and a quiet, cute cowboy), an evangelical Elvis impersonator, a mysterious Cajun outcast, and a rooster named Charles Dickens. If only her momma would stop overprotecting her, and start letting Austin live her own life. But Austin can't move on until Momma moves on, too--and lets the grief of losing Austin's daddy several years before out into the open.
This sounds so amazing! The plot really reminds me of The Beef Princess of Practical County by Michelle Houts. 
And I just adore the cover--it's so adorable! Thanks so much, Jill!! 

The Clique #11: Boys R Us by Lisi Harrison
Massie Block: After disbanding the Pretty Committee, Massie takes charge like Visa, forming OCD's hawtest clique yet: Massie and the Crew. Even though money can't buy you love, it can buy new friends...or at least model-actresses who will act like your besties until you get real ones. Lights, camera, MACtion!

Alicia Rivera: Hearts her new role as alpha of the Soul-M8s, BOCD's first ever boy-girl clique. But when the boys head back to the newly renovated Briarwood Academy, will the remaining Soul M8s become 4Squares?

Dylan Marvil: Is happy times ten to finally have a crush who's crushing back, especially since they luh-v all the same things: marshmallows, lip-kissing, and chugging Red Bull. Buuuurp!

Kristen Gregory: Scored three goals on the soccer field last week--and Massie's crush...which earned her an ejection from her ex-BFF's heart. Can Massie forgive and forget, or is Kristen out of the game forever?

Claire Lyons: Has declared herself neutral in the battle of the cliques. But dividing her time between Massie, the Soul M8s, and Cam has left her stretched thinner than an extra-small Spanx. Can she get her friends to reunite, or will she be forced to pick a side once and for all?
...Whew, long summary. One word to describe getting the new Clique book: yyyyyyayyyyy! They're kinda shallow, but I love 'em!

Here's what's being going on around the blog this week (meme created by Reviewer X):

Monday: I posted a review for Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors
Tuesday: I was in San Diego, so on Wednesday I...
Wednesday: Posted my weekly "Cover Love" feature. This week, I was loving the covers of Amanda Marrone's Devoured and Cherry Cheva's DupliKate
Friday: I reviewed 30 Days to Finding and Keeping Sassy Sidekicks and BFFs by Clea Hantman! 

Other news: 
-I'll be going on a 2-week vacation on Wednesday, July 15, so after that you won't be seeing me until July 21! 
- Tomorrow I'm getting back to my weekly Monday Muse author feature. Tomorrow's interview is with Suzanne Selfors!
- Bookworm Readers is almost at 200 followers--yay!

Have a great Sunday!

Friday, July 10, 2009

30 Days to Finding and Keeping Sassy Sidekicks and BFFS

Author: Clea Hantman
Pages: 176
Published: Delacorte Press, 2009
Genre: Non fiction/Interactive
Cover Score: A
Overall Rating: B+

   30 Days is a fun, interactive guide for girls jam-packed with friendship tips and  step-by-step instruction in the basics of meeting new friends and keeping the old, even through sticky situations and fights.
   My thoughts: I must admit, I'm not a big interactive/nonfiction book fan. I found this book to be a little preachy and obvious sometimes in content and felt that sometimes the author was trying too hard to sound "hip". However, all the different activities were very fun, and even though I didn't do any of them, I'd say that 30 Days would provide a lot of entertainment on a rainy day! My favorite part was all the little boxes that listed things like "famous frenemies", and of course, "song of the day", which I really liked. 
   The interior was so cute and pretty in pink and black, which gave it a girly touch and makes it more personal and cute. 
   A field guide appropriate for girls and women young and old, 30 Days is a great gift for your BFF!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Cover Love (4)

Week 4 of my latest feature, Cover Love, is here! Want to participate in book-cover judging? Here are the rules:
- Each week, I pick two covers that I love. These covers can be from old, new, or upcoming YA, adult, or picture books!
- This meme is open to anyone and everyone, just as long as you remember to post a link back here to Bookworm Readers!
Here are this week's picks:
DupliKate by Cherry Cheva

I just love the Andy Warhol-ish colors and simplicity of this cover! Plus the title is awesome. I couldn't find a summary on Amazon, but I can't wait to check this one out!

Devoured by Amanda Marrone

Oooh, this one is just so pretty. The dark colors and the apple just make me wonder what the story's about. It just gives off such a mysterious vibe that makes me want to read it!

...See you next Tuesday for more Cover Lovin'! 

PS. Oh, and I'm sorry that I didn't post this on Tuesday, when I was supposed to. I was in San Diego all of yesterday and came home really late!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Coffeehouse Angel

Title: Coffeehouse Angel
Author: Suzanne Selfors
Pages: 288
Published: July 21 2009, Walker Books for Young Readers
Genre: Realistic Fiction/Fantasy
Cover Score: B+
Overall Rating: A

   Katrina's grown up around coffee. As the granddaughter of Anna Svensen of Anna's Old World Scandinavian Coffeehouse, she's used to waking up at 6:00 AM to brew coffee. But one morning changes everything for Katrina, when she spots a homeless man sleeping in the coffeehouse's alley and decides to leave him some coffee and pastries. Little does she know, the homeless man is actually an angel named Malcolm, who is around her age and has an important message to deliver in Katrina's town, Nordby. But he insists he must pay back her good deed. Katrina could ask for anything--customers for their slowly sinking business, her friendship troubles to be resolved, the popular rival Java Heaven coffee shop next door to go out of business, her parents to come back, or for her grandmother's health to improve. But what happens when what she really wants is for Malcolm to stay?
   My thoughts: I was so pleasantly surprised by Coffeehouse Angel! The summary on the back totally mislead me, making it seem like the whole book was a light story about an angel and romance, etc. However, I found the plot to be quite different! I loved how Ms. Selfors combined lots of different conflicts into the story (coffeehouse closing, angel, friendship issue, love, finding yourself...) into one delicious, satisfying combination.
   The characters in this book were phenomenal. Katrina was so realistic and relatable, and I loved how clever, determined and creative she was in trying to keep the coffee shop open. And who couldn't love Malcolm?
    The only issue I had was that Katrina and Malcolm's relationship seemed very quick. At first she hates him and then she adores him? It didn't really make sense to me.
   I was so sad when this book ended. It was magical, charming, and a super-quick and enthralling read--I couldn't put it down! Coffeehouse Angel is one of those books that makes you feel warm and fuzzy like you're drinking a hot cup of coffee. (: Ms. Selfors writes with love and honesty, making her book enjoyable and lovely. I can only wish for a sequel, and that Nordby isn't fictional!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

In My Mailbox & Weekly Roundup

Missed all the action? Here's what happened over here at Bookworm Readers this past week (meme created by Reviewer X):

Monday: ...Was my birthday! Yay! I'm taking a short break from Monday Muse author interviews, but we'll be back up and running by July 13 for a chat with Suzanne Selfors!

Tuesday: Posted the third installment of my new weekly feature, Cover Love. This week I was majorly loving the covers of Secrets of Happiness by Sarah Dunn and The Stolen One by Suzanne Crowley (Happy release, Suzanne!).

Wednesday: This week, I'm waiting on Bedeviled by Shani Petroff and Boys R Us by Lisi Harrison!

Thursday: Posted a review for Bratfest At Tiffany's by Lisi Harrison.

Friday: I reviewed the movie Confessions of a Shopaholic.

Saturday: Came down with strep throat. Didn't feel like doing anything but eating cough drops and Popsicles. Ick. Happy 4th of July, late! (:
And here's what was in my mailbox this week. It was a short week, but a good one! (Meme created by the Story Siren).

Me My Elf and I by Heather Swain
   It's not easy fitting in when you're the new girl in a strange school, especially when you're a tall, blonde, gorgeous elf. That's Zephyr Addler's dilemma when she finds herself smack-dab in the middle of a prestigious new York City performing arts school, worlds away from the secluded woodland community she knows so well. Luckily Zephyr's new friends Mercedes and Ari are there to help her look and act the part of a normal teenager. Until they talk her into auditioning for a role against Bella Dartagnan, the most popular--and meanest--girl in school, who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Pushed to her limit, can Zephyr out-maneuver the mean girls (and catch the eye of a certain cute boy) without exposing her secret and betraying her elfin self, or will the wilds of Brooklyn send her running back to the woods?
I was so excited to order this off of Amazon because it sounds so cool! I mean--elves? Can't wait to begin!

The Treasure Map of Boys by E Lockhart
   Ruby is back at Tate Prep, and it's her thirty-seventh week in the state of Noboyfriend. Her panic attacks are bad, her love life is even worse, and what's more: Noel is writing her notes, Jackson is giving her frogs, Gideon is helping her cook, and Finn is making her brownies. Rumors are flying, and Ruby's already sucky reputation is heading downhill. 
   Not only that, she's also: running a bake sale, learning the secrets of heavy metal therapy, encountering some seriously smelly feet, defending the rights of pygmy goats, and bodyguarding Noel from unwanted advances. In this companion novel to the Boyfriend List and The Boy Book, Ruby struggles to secure some sort of mental health, to understand what constitutes a real friendship, and-if such a thing exists--to find true love.
This doesn't sound like the kind of book I'd normally read, but it seems like a cute, funny summer read, so I'll definitely give it a try! Plus, how could you NOT love that adorable marshmallow snowman on the cover? (:
Thanks to Random House for sending me a finished copy! This is a repeat, so watch out for a contest coming soon! 

Friday, July 3, 2009

Confessions of A Shopaholic Movie Review

Title: Confessions of a Shopaholic
Rated: PG
Overall Score: A-

(Out on DVD June 23, 2009) 

Rebecca Bloomwood is a born shopaholic. Shoes, clothes, accessories....she just can't stop herself when she enters a store, especially when it's designer and way too expensive. So when Becky finds herself up to her ears in a $16,000 credit card debt, she knows she's got to get a job. But instead of landing a spot in her dream position as a columnist at a famed fashion magazine, Becky accidentally and ironically lands a job at Sucessful Savings, where she's supposed to write about personal finance. Surprisingly, Becky's column, "The Girl With the Green Scarf", is a smash hit! In between falling for her boss and trying to avoid her debt collector, Becky's keeping a hefty secret ($16,000 of a secret, in fact) that's going to cause tons of hilarious issues...
   My thoughts: I haven't read the book, but I found the movie version of Confessions of a Shopaholic to be absolutely adorable and funny! Isla Fisher did an awesome job of playing Becky, who herself was a charming and lovable character. I loved how down-to-earth and relatable she was, Ms. Fisher totally got into character and was so darling! All of her schemes were so amusing and overall hilarious! Of course, Luke (Hugh Dancy) was well-cast and great opposite Ms. Fisher as well!
   The plotline was predictable, but the whole thing was so clever and funny that I just couldn't help but think, Why didn't I think of that?
   This movie was 1 hour and 45 minutes and seemed to drag on a bit for me. Some parts seemed a little unnecessary, but overall I loved the whole atmosphere of the film: light, sweet, but with a good overall message (and lots of cute clothes!). 
PS. I'm going to be trying to post more movie reviews up on my blog in the future, but of course my blog will always be primarily book reviews!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Not-So Mini Review: Bratfest At Tiffany's

Title: Bratfest At Tiffany's (The Clique, #10)
Author: Lisi Harrison
Pages: 227
Published: 2008, Poppy/Little, Brown
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Recommended to: Girls 12 & up
Cover Rating: A-
Overall Score: A-/B+

   The Clique is back, and in the 10th book, they're ready for change as they enter a new year at OCD as eighth grade alphas. Unfortunately, they've got a problem. Ever since the boys from OCD's brother school, Briarwood, have been moved in to the girls' school (due to an unfortunate flood), they've been more popular than anyone--even the Pretty Committee. How can they be alphas if everyone is paying attention to the boys? So leader Massie comes up with a plan: the girls will be going on a boyfast, while she hatches a genius plan to get the attention back where it belongs--on them. But problems quickly arise: Claire's itching to get Cam back, and Alicia's crush Josh is cuter than ever. But is it worth betraying Massie and getting kicked out of the Clique for good?
   My thoughts: I love this series. They are totally my guilty pleasure: quick, easy, and totally light. The characters in these books are awesome and well-developed. All of Massie's plans and dialogue (including all the "ehmagawds" and "ah-mazing"s) are so clever, and I especially love the style of this writer, who makes everything that her characters do sound glamorous with sparkling descriptions. She totally gets eighth-grade girls! 
   My one problem is that these books tend to be shallow, and I wish that Ms. Harrison would focus on real issues like she did in the first few books (ie bullying, fitting in...). I am also getting annoyed with Massie's character. After 10 books, her character hasn't changed in any way, and I'd like to see her grow and become a better person instead of continually being a snob. There just seemed to be something missing in this plotline, maybe because it moved too quickly, it seemed. We were plunged back into Westchester, but I think there should've been more action around the middle and end. However, I'm definitely picking up the next book, PS I Loathe You, and can't wait for Boys R Us to come out on July 7!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wishlist Wednesday!

...Because I have two books I'm "waiting on" this Wednesday! (:
The first one is...

Bedeviled: Daddy's Little Angel by Shani Petroff (Comes out August 20)
   "Mom always said my dad is the devil. I never knew she meant it literally!"
   All Angel's father (aka the Devil) wants is to be a part of her life. And in return he has the power to give her anything she wants--including popularity and a date with her long-time crush, Cole Daniels. But Angel will only accept him on her terms: get out of the devil business and leave his special powers out of the equation. Is Angel condemning herself to an eternity of lunch at the losers' table? Or can she and Daddy Dearest strike some kind of deal?
I LOVE how this book sounds, very ironic, light, and funny. It almost reminds me of Demon Princess. Hmm....are demons the new vampires? I sense a new trend...(Love the cover of this one, too!)

Boys 'R' Us by Lisi Harrison (Comes out July 7)
...Aka the 11th book in the Clique series: yayyyy! I couldn't find an official summary, but all I know is that I'm definitely making a trip to the bookstore on July 7!