Sunday, November 1, 2009

In My Mailbox/Week in Review!

Happy Halloween, everyone! Speaking of which, I got some nice treats in the mail this week (meme created by Kristi of The Story Siren):

Charmed and Dangerous: The Clique Prequel by Lisi Harrison (Oct 27, 2009)
Happy New Clique!
Once upon a time, in Westchester and Orlando, there were four betas just waiting for their alpha. It took a miracle to bring the Pretty Committee together--or rather, a New Year's Yves party. Because sometimes when you meet someone, it just cliques.
Massie Block: Is destined to lead, but trapped as a beta in the Ahnabees, the top clique at PMS (Presbyterian Middle School). She has ah-mazing ideas--Friday night sleepovers, Gossip Points, and matching charm bracelets. When will it be her time to rule?
Alicia Rivera: Is dying to lead the Body Alive Dance Studio Squad. With the captain on vacation, BADSS's live performance on Merri Lee Marvil's New Year's Yves show is her chance to shine. Will she prove herself alpha-worthy--or will she need to find a whole new clique?
Dylan Marvil: Is done, done, and done with people kissing her teeny-tiny butt just because her mom is famous. But who would be brave enough to stand up to someone so Marvilous?
Kristen Gregory: Has made a New Year's resolution to make friends and get a life. Escape from Planet Loser!
Claire Lyons: Is psyched times ten to win a last-minute invitation to the New Year's Yves satellite party in Orlando. But first she needs to sneak out of the house. And the countdown to midnight begins in ten...nine...eight...
I love the Clique, so I can't wait to see how it all started! My one complaint: what's up with an 175-page hardcover? Ergh.....

We Were Here by Matt de la Peña
When it happened, Miguel was sent to Juvi. The judge gave him a year in a group home--said he had to write in a journal so some counselor could try to figure out how he thinks. The judge had no idea that he actually did Miguel a favor. Ever since it happened, his mom can't even look at him in the face. Any home besides his would be a better place to live.
But Miguel didn't bet on meeting Rondell or Mong or on any of what happened after they broke out. He only thought about Mexico and getting to the border to where he could start over. Forget his mom. Forget his brother. Forget himself.
Life usually doesn't work out how you think it will, though. And most of the time, running away is the quickest path right back to what you're running from.
This book sounds very intriguing and interesting. Plus I love the cover. Many thanks to Random House!!
Here's what went on around Bookworm Readers this week:

Tuesday- I posted my weekly Cover Love (yay-it's back!). This week's featured cover was Finally by Wendy Mass. Even more perfect, the cover ties in with Bookworm Reader's second birthday! (:
Wednesday- In honor of Bookworm Readers' birthday, I'm giving away a copy of Demon Princess by Michelle Rowen! Click here to find out how to enter!
Friday- I reviewed Hex Education by Zareen Jaffrey and Emily Gould. It was a cute read perfect for Halloween!!!

Have a great rest of the weekend!


Yan said...

I have yet to start the Clique series lol I feel left out xP

Anonymous said...

Love the Clique series! As you know I got the prequel too this week. I'd be interested to know if you like it. Enjoy!

Ms. Yingling said...

Yeah, but a hardcover Clique book works well for my library. My daughter can't WAIT to read this one.

Thao said...

We were here sounds good. The cover looks sad though. Oh and we have the Vietnamese version of the Clique here too but I've yet to try it. Happy reading.