Sunday, May 24, 2009

In My Mailbox (VI)

Thanks to the wonderful Story Siren and Alea for their creation/inspiration of this fun meme. All descriptions are from Amazon!

This week was tons of fun for me, so here's what I got!

Prophecy of Sisters by Michelle Zink

An ancient prophecy divides two sisters-One good...One evil...Who will prevail?
Twin sisters Lia and Alice Milthorpe have just become orphans. They have also become enemies. As they discover their roles in a prophecy that has turned generations of sisters against each other, the girls find themselves entangled in a mystery that involves a tattoo-like mark, their parents' deaths, a boy, a book, and a lifetime of secrets. Lia and Alice don't know whom they can trust. They just know they can't trust each other.



Geektastic edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castelluci
Acclaimed authors Holly Black (Ironside)and Cecil Castellucci (Boy Proof) have united in geekdom to edit short stories from some of the best selling and most promising geeks in young adult literature: M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Tracy Lynn, Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Barry Lyga, Wendy Mass, Garth Nix, Scott Westerfield, Lisa Yee, and Sara Zarr.With illustrated interstitials from comic book artists Hope Larson and Bryan Lee O'Malley, Geektastic covers all things geeky, from Klingons and Jedi Knights to fan fiction, theater geeks, and cosplayers. Whether you're a former, current, or future geek, or if you just want to get in touch with your inner geek, Geektastic will help you get your geek on!

Sleepaway Girls by Jen Calonita
When Sam's best friend gets her first boyfriend, she's not ready to spend the summer listening to the two of them call each other "pookie." Sick of being a third wheel, Sam applies to be a counselor-in-training at Whispering Pines camp in the New York Catskills. But what she doesn't realize is that it's not going to be all Kumbaya sing-alongs and gooey s'mores. If Ashley, the alpha queen of Whispering Pines, doesn't ruin Sam's summer, then her raging crush on the surfer-blond and flirtatious Hunter just might. At least she has playful Cole, who's always teasing her, but is oh-so-comfortable to hang out with, and the singular gang of girls that become fast friends with Sam-they call themselves the Sleepaway Girls.

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

According to her best friend Frankie, twenty days in ZanzibarBay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy ever day, there's a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there's something she hasn't told Frankie---she's already had that kind of romance, and it was with Frankie's older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago. Beautifully written and emotionally honest, this is a debut novel that explores what it truly means to love someone and what it means to grieve, and ultimately, how to make the most of every single moment this world has to offer.



The Reluctant Heiress by Eva Ibbotson
Being an heiress in 1920s Austria with nothing but a broken-down castle to your name and nary a penny in your purse could be frustrating for anyone but the Princess Theresa-Maria of Pfaffenstein. “Tessa,” however, is thrilled with her situation, as it allows her to concentrate on her love of the arts—and no one in the Viennese opera company need know that their delightful and charming under-wardrobe mistress is really a princess. But when the dashing self-made millionaire Guy Farne arrives at the opera in search of suitable entertainment for his high society guests, Tessa realizes that there may be more to life—and love—than just music. But while the attraction between them in undeniable, Guy’s insufferable snob of a fiancĂ©e only solidifies Tessa’s determination to keep her true identity a secret. Yet, after a chance meeting with the handsome Englishman, Tessa’s reserve begins to melt, and she starts to wonder if it’s not too late for a fairytale ending…

My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters by Sydney Salter
It’s the end of junior year, and summer is about to begin. The Summer of Passion, to be exact, when Jory Michaels plans to explore all the possibilities of the future--and, with any luck, score a boyfriend in the process. But Jory has a problem. A big problem. A curvy, honking, bumpy, problem in the form of her Super Schnozz, the one thing standing between Jory and happiness. And now, with the Summer of Passion stretched before her like an open road, she's determined for Super Schnozz to disappear. Jory takes a job delivering wedding cakes to save up for a nose job at the end of the summer; she even keeps a book filled with magazine cutouts of perfect noses to show the doctor. But nothing is ever easy for accident-prone Jory--and before she knows it, her Summer of Passion falls apart faster than the delivery van she crashes. In her hilarious and heartbreaking debut novel, Sydney Salter delivers a story about broadening your horizons, accepting yourself, and finding love right under your nose.

Overall a great week. Now I'm curious to know, what did you get in your mailbox?

22 comments:

Thao said...

I like Geekastic and Sleepaway girls, can't wait for the reviews!

Reverie said...

awww I LOVED Prophecy of the Sisters! hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Liyana said...

Prophecy of the Sisters look totally intriguing! Happy reading!

BookChic said...

So jealous of Geektastic and My Big Nose!

Looks like you got a lot of amazing books this week! Go you! :)

Jenna said...

Geektastic, Sleepaway Girls, and Twenty Boy Summer? You are so lucky!

Ravenous Reader said...

Yeay!! for having such a great week. The Prophecy of the Sisters is Spot on good. I am just finished Twenty Boy Summer and it was such a good read. I hope you enjoy all your treasures :)

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I can't wait to read Geektastic!! And Prophecy of Sisters looks amazing. Great week!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

NO FAIR! I so want Geektastic. You did have a good week.

-Lauren

katie said...

Geektastic looks really good. You got so many great books. Happy reading!

Reader Rabbit said...

Seems like a great week :) Happy reading!

prophecygirl said...

Geektastic looks like a really fun book. Happy reading!

Callie said...

You had a really good week! Can't wait to see what you think of them!

Callista said...

Some interesting books there. I bookmarked your blog, great work.

Rebecca said...

Looks like you had a really great week. Prophecy of the sisters looks really good. Enjoy.

Insert Book Title said...

YOU had a great week!

Aimee said...

I hear great things about "Twenty Boy Summer". Happy Reading!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Twenty Boy Summer looks great. Happy reading!

Amy said...

I really want to read that geektastic book! It looks quite funny:-D
-AMY

Shelley/Book Fanatic said...

I can't wait to read Prophecy of the Sisters! I hope you enjoy it!
I'm Shelley by the way, I just became a follower of your blog.

http://bookfanaticblog.blogspot.com/

vvb32 reads said...

all good ones. but thanks for introducing me to geektastic. i'm gonna have to hunt that one down.

NotNessie said...

I WANT your books...

mare-bear said...

Wow, I'm so excited for all of those books! Especially intrigued by Geektastic, and Twenty Boy Summer. Thanks for the heads up!

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