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This week i recieved two ARC's in the mail, got one book from the library, and bought three books at Borders. All but one are in the image to the left!
Those in the mail:
Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith: Ida Mae Jones dreams of fl ight. Her daddy was a pilot and being black didnt stop him from fulfilling his dreams. But her daddys gone now, and being a woman, and being black, are two strikes against her.When America enters the war with Germany and Japan, the Army creates the WASP, the Womens Airforce Service Pilotsand Ida suddenly sees a way to fl y as well as do something signifi cant to help her brother stationed in the Pacific. But even the WASP wont accept her as a black woman, forcing Ida Mae to make a difficult choice of passing, of pretending to be white to be accepted into the program. Hiding ones racial heritage, denying ones family, denying ones self is a heavy burden. And while Ida Mae chases her dream, she must also decide who it is she really wants to be.
i won this at Reader Rabbit! I'm not a big historical fiction fan, but i thought i'd give this one a try!
Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman: Strange things are happening in Skeleton Creek and Ryan and Sarah are trying to get to the heart of it. But after an eerie accident leaves Ryan housebound and forbidden to see Sarah, their investigation takes two tracks: Ryan records everything in his journal, while Sarah uses her videocam to search things out … and then emails the clips for Ryan to see.In a new, groundbreaking format, the story is broken into two parts -- Ryan's text in the book, and Sarah's videos on a special website, with links and passwords given throughout the book.
i recieved this ARC from the author, Patrick. So creepy-yet so amazing! Plus, there is going to be a sequel! Oooooo! i will post this review either late tonight or tommorow morning! Thanks Pat!
From the library:
Now and Zen by Linda Gerber: Nori Tanaka is thrilled to be studying abroad in Tokyo, Japan, but it isn't exactly what she had imagined. She expected tranquil gardens and swoopy-roofed houses, not concrete and neon. And everyone assumes that, with her traditional Japanese features, she's a native instead of the naïve Japanese-American that she really is. Even Erik, a gorgeous German student, mistakes Nori for Japanese, and treats her like a personal tour guide. Nori is sure that he'll like her for who she is once he gets to know her, so what harm can come of temporarily pretending to be Japanese? It doesn't take long to realize that she has a lot to learn about Japan, and about herself, before she can pass for a native. But after exploring the karaoke clubs in Tokyo, the peaceful temples in Kyoto, and the tranquil heights of Mt. Fuji, Nori knows she has a good chance of finding the hidden Japanese spirit and Zen mindset within herself.
i really want to read Death by Bikini, but my school library is horrible, so i just checked out another book by Linda Gerber--the closest thing to it! Looks kinda cute, though, right?
Tan Lines by Katherine Applegate: Summer can't wait to get back to the Florida Keys. She, Marquez, and Diana have already decided to get an apartment so they can spend the whole summer together. But even with her friends by her side, Summer is in for more boy trouble.Summer's boyfriend, Seth, is ready to take their relationship to the next level, but he's all the way across the country in California. Enter Austin, the hottie from spring break whom Summer hasn't stopped thinking about. With Austin flirting 24/7 and Seth hundreds of miles away, Summer is about to learn about true love. . .
I recently read Beach Blondes, the first in this series (see blog archive), and just could not wait to get started on the sequel.
Imposible by Nancy Werlin: Lucy is seventeen when she discovers that the women of her family have been cursed through the generations, forced to attempt three seemingly impossible tasks or to fall into madness upon their child's birth. But Lucy is the first girl who won't be alone as she tackles the list. She has her fiercely protective foster parents and her childhood friend Zach beside her. Do they have love and strength enough to overcome an age-old evil?
Lizzie (from The Book Obsession) reviewed this a little while ago, and someone i know is currently reading it. They both loved it, so i say: why not give it a shot? Plus, i love the cover.
Need by Carrie Jones: Now fans of Stephenie Meyer and Melissa Marr have a new author to devour . . .
Zara collects phobias the way other high school girls collect lipsticks. Little wonder, since life's been pretty rough so far. Her father left, her stepfather just died, and her mother's pretty much checked out. Now Zara's living with her grandmother in sleepy, cold Maine so that she stays & safe. Zara doesn't think she's in danger; she thinks her mother can't deal.
She couldnt be any more wrong. Turns out that guy she sees everywhere, the one leaving trails of gold glitter, isn't a figment of her imagination. He's a pixie and not the cute, lovable kind with wings. He's the kind who has dreadful, uncontrollable needs. And he's trailing Zara.With suspense, romance, and paranormal themes, this exciting breakout novel has all the elements to keep teens rapidly turning the pages.
For one thing, this cover is just fantastic! I truly was hooked before i even opened its glossy cover. And after i opened it . . . well, lets just say i was a goner. AMAZING! I will be finished with it by tomorrow night, so keep an eye open for the review!
Okay, thats it for my week! Dont forget to post your IN MY MAILBOX for this week! I'll be looking around!
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