Sunday, April 5, 2009

In My Mailbox (I)

So I finally decided to join the bandwagon and participate in the fun meme that The Story Siren created with inspiration from Alea.

While my weeks aren't always filled with books I did get a few this week, all of which I am super excited about.

Things aren't pretty for Emerson Watts. Em was sure there couldn't be anything worse than being a brainiac the body of a teenaged supermodel. But it turned out she was wrong. Because that supermodel could turn out to have a mother who's gone mysteriously missing, a brother who's shown up on her doorstep demanding answers, a former best friend who's intent on destroying Stark Enterprises to avenge the death of his lost love, and a British heartthrob who's written a song about her that's topping the charts. How can Em balance all that with school, runway shows, and weekend jaunts to St. Johns - especially when she's got ex-boyfriends crawling out of the woodwork who want more than just a photo op; a sister who is headed to the high school cheerleading championships; a company she represents that seems to be turning to the dark side...Not to mention trying to convince the love of her life that models aren't really airheads after all...especially one model in particular. But then, nobody said it was going to be easy being Nikki.

Quinn is surrounded by women who have had their hearts broken. Between her mother, her aunt, and her grandmother, Quinn hears nothing but cautionary tales. She tries to be an optimist -- after all, she's the dependable one, the girl who never makes foolish choices. But when she is abruptly and unceremoniously dumped, Quinn starts to think maybe there really are no good men.It doesn't help that she's gingerly handling a renewed relationship with her formerly absent father. He's a little bit of a lot of things: charming, selfish, eccentric, lazy...but he's her dad, and Quinn's just happy to have him around again. Until she realizes how horribly he's treated the many women in his life, how he's stolen more than just their hearts. Determined to, for once, take action in her life, Quinn joins forces with the half sister she's never met and the little sister she'll do anything to protect. Together, they set out to right her father's wrongs...and in doing so, begin to uncover what they're really looking for: the truth.

Tabitha and her four best friends all wear Purity Rings, symbols of the virginity-until-marriage pledge they made as tweens. Now the girls are fifteen, and their rings have come to symbolize not only their purity, but also the friendships and identities they've built based on their shared faith. Simmering tensions rise to the surface and the group is split apart when one of Tab's friends admits that she and her long-term boyfriend have broken the pledge. In the midst of the confrontations, betrayals, confessions, and revenge that follow, each girl is forced to reexamine her friendships, her faith, and what exactly it means to be pure. 

All in all I had a good week and can't wait for next! Now I'm curious to know what did you get in your mailbox?


deltay said...

Mmm, awesome haul this week :)

wdebo said...

You got really good books this week!

And "Being Nikki" (just like me!) I hope you enjoy it, it was pretty good!

Wdebo :)

Bookworm said...

Great week, huh?

Nancy said...

Those books you recieved are really good. Meg Cabot is always amazing.

Erika Powell said...

all really good books that I want to read! happy reading!

Shalonda said...

Whoo! Awesome books in your mailbox this week!

Have fun reading!

Anonymous said...

Sorry this is 5 days later, I know that must be annoying, but I just can't find out: What is a "mailbox" like mentioned in this post? The book review blogs I follow have one they get cool recommendations from. I have a book review blog too, how do I get one? Thanks in advance!

The Book Babe said...

Hey Being Nikki is really good! I just got a blog, and am trying to figure out how everything works! check mine out, and maybe we can talk about some upcoming good reads.


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