Sunday, September 13, 2009

In My Mailbox and Week in Review

This week was a certainly busy, but I got a lot done!

Here's what the mail brought (meme courtesy of the Story Siren):

Going Bovine by Libba Bray (September 22, 2009)
All 16 year old Cameron wants is to get through high school--and life in general--with a minimum of effort. It's not a lot to ask. But that's before he's given some bad news: he's sick and he's going to die. Which totally sucks. Hope arrives in the winged form of Dulcie, a loopy punk angel/possible hallucination with a bad sugar habit. She tells Cam there is a cure--if he's willing to go in search of it. With the help of a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf and a yard gnome, Cam sets off on the mother of all road trips through a twisted America into the heart of what matters most.
I shamefully admit I haven't read any Libba Bray, but this one looks hilarious! I already have a copy, so keep your eyes open for a contest!

Rage by Julie Anne Peters

Johanna is steadfast, patient, reliable; the go-to girl, the one everyone can count on. But always being there for others can't give Johanna everything she needs--it can't give her Reeve Hartt.
Reeve is fierce, beautiful, wounded, elusive; a flame that draws Johanna's fluttering moth. Johanna is determined to get her, against all advice, and to help her, against all reason. But love isn't always reasonable, right?
Wow, that cover is so eyecatching--I absolutely love it! I'm not a big fan of abusive-relationship-type books, but this sounds very unique and interesting. Expect to see it in my coming-soon "Awesome September Releases" contest!

Confessions of a First Daughter by Cassidy Calloway
Morgan Abbot has no social life and no privacy, and her one major talent is screwing things up. Unfortunately for Morgan, every mistake makes front page headlines--because her mom is the president of the United States. To top it all off, she's been assigned a braniac secret service agent who's barely older than she is and won't let her out of his sight (never mind that he's kind of cute). Torture!
But when her mom has to slip away on secret business and needs a decoy to cover for her, Morgan is the only one who can help. With a bit of makeup, a little ingenuity, and a lot of family resemblance, Morgan soon has everyone calling her "Madam President". Can she pull it off? Or will she mess everything up...again?
Yay! I finally bought myself a copy at Borders, and I'm so excited to begin. This one looks so cute and funny, plus I love this sort of "first daughter" stories!

Muchacho by LouAnne Johnson
Eddie Corazon is angry. He's also very smart. But he's working pretty hard at being a juvenile delinquent. He blows off school, even though he's a secret reader. He hands with his cousins, who will always back him up--when they aren't in jail.
Then along comes Lupe, who makes his blood race. She sees something in Eddie he doesn't even see in himself. A heart, a mind, and something more: a poet. But in Eddie's world, it's a thin line between tragedy and glory. And what goes down is entirely in Eddie's hands.
This book looks really interesting and thought-provoking, I'm eager to see what happens. Many thanks to Random House.
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Here's what went on around the blog this week:

Monday: I interviewed Jill Alexander, author of The Sweetheart of Prosper County. We're giving away a copy of her newly-released book, so go check it out!

Tuesday: I posted 5 newly-released covers of upcoming YA books that I absolutely love!

Wednesday: The Bedeviled Traveling to Teens tour swung by my blog, and I reviewed the book and interviewed author Shani Petroff here.

Thursday: This um...Thursday, I am waiting on I So Don't Do Spooky by Barrie Summy, coming out December 8th!

Saturday: I posted the book trailer I made for I So Don't Do Spooky. Check it out here and tell me what you think!

6 comments:

Casey said...

Fantastic books this week. I can't wait to read Rage: A Love Story and I just love the cover to it. Also this is the first time I've heard about Muchacho but it sounds like it would be good. Added it to my wishlist.

Happy Reading!

xox friends said...

Oh my gosh, these sounds like awesome books! I would definitely read Confessions of a Daughter, Going Bovine and Rage!! :)

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I can't wait to read Going Bovine and Confessions of a First Daughter. Happy reading!

Michelle said...

Awesome books! I can't wait for Going Bovine to come out. I'm so excited to read it. :)

jlarkin said...

One of my 8th grade students read an ARC of Going Bovine...check out our blog to see her review!

http://blogs.ellingtonschools.org/larkin/2009/08/18/going-bovine-by-libba-bray-another-arc-preview/

Juju from Tales of Whimsy said...

I can't wait for the Going Bovine review. I just love the cover.