Sunday, December 13, 2009

In My Mailbox!

Phew! It's been a super-busy week, what with studying for midterms and getting into the holiday spirit.
However, it was a great week, mailbox-wise! Here's what the mail brought me this week (meme courtesy of Kristi at The Story Siren):

Front and Center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
After five months of sheer absolute craziness I was going back to being plain old background D.J. In photographs of course I'm always in the background...
But it turns out other folks have big plans for D.J. Like her coach. College scouts. All the town hoops fans. A certain Red Bend High School junior who's keen for romance and karaoke. Not to mention Brian Nelson, who she should not be thinking about! Who she is done with, thank you very much. But who keeps showing up anyway...
I got this at the library and am so super-excited to begin! I loved the first two Dairy Queen books as well as Ms. Murdock's separate Princess Ben, so I can't wait to see how the end of this fab trilogy is going to turn out. I hope D.J. gets a happy ending...

Fallen by Lauren Kate (December 8, 2009)
There's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.
Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.
Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce--and goes out of his way to make that very clear--she can't let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret...even if it kills her.
Oooh, fallen angels! This one sounds so cool, I can't wait to dive in! Plus it has an awesome trailer that was even a Kirkus 2009 Video Awards finalist--definitely check it out here! And for those of you eagerly waiting to read Fallen, keep your eyes peeled for an awesome contest featuring the book that I'll be posting about tomorrow!
Many thanks to Random House! (:

In Other News:
Definitely keep on checking back, I'll be posting a bunch of more reviews over the winter holidays when I have more time! Also keep your eye out for a 2010 cool upcoming book preview and a bunch more! Have a great week!


Anonymous said...

I got Fallen too! Can't wait to start it.

Enjoy! :D

Juju at Tales of said...

Great picks!