Sunday, June 21, 2009

In My Mailbox (5)

From the Bookstore:

***Don't Judge A Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter!

When Cammie Morgan arrives at her friend Macey's five star hotel for the Democratic National Convention-where Macey's father is about to receive the vice presidential nomination-she thinks she's in for an exciting end to her summer break. But if you're a Gallagher Girl, "exciting" and "deadly" are never far apart.

Things quickly go south when Macey is summoned to the hotel roof to shoot a PR piece with the presidential candidate's son. But instead of cameras, attackers descend from a helicopter and swarm the girls, commanding, "Grab her." After a narrow escape, Cammie and Macey find themselves at a top secret hideout owned by the Gallagher Academy. and thus begins Cammie's junior year at spy school.

Cammie doesn't need her genius IQ to see that the kidnapping attempt has changed everything, especially now that Macey is a major celebrity, and the school has been besieged by news crews. More disturbing, Cammie can't shake the suspicion that her mom and Mr. Solomon know more about the attack than they're letting on. After all, why weren't the attackers surprised to find themselves in combat with two teenage girls who handled themselves like seasoned pros?

But these suspicions won't stop Cammie from jumping at the chance to join Bex and Liz as Macey's private security team on the campaign trail. Before long, the girls are using their espionage skills at every turn, as Cammie gets closer and closer to the shocking truth...

I've been waiting for this one for a while . . . and then when it FINALLY came out, my local Borders had it on backorder or something . . . then today, when i go to pick out some books for my dad for father's day (there's nothing like books from the heart!), i saw it and was like OHMIGOD, MOM, I NEED TO GET IT! and she was like 'with what money?' and being as cool as i am, i said THE MONEY THAT I WILL HAVE IN TWENTY YEARS FROM NOW WHEN I HAVE FIVE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS and then i launched into my future plans. while i was talking, she grabbed the book from my hands and put it down next to the cashier, probably just to shut me up. i'm SO FRICKEN EXCITED TO READ IT!

***Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

It’s been so long since Auden slept at night. Ever since her parents’ divorce—or since the fighting started. Now she has the chance to spend a carefree summer with her dad and his new family in the charming beach town where they live. A job in a clothes boutique introduces Auden to the world of girls: their talk, their friendship, their crushes. She missed out on all that, too busy being the perfect daughter to her demanding mother. Then she meets Eli, an intriguing loner and a fellow insomniac who becomes her guide to the nocturnal world of the town. Together they embark on parallel quests: for Auden, to experience the carefree teenage life she’s been denied; for Eli, to come to terms with the guilt he feels for the death of a friend.

EEEEE! i love you, eli! sorry guys, if i'm babbling right now . . . hahahhahahahahh. i'm just really hyper for some reason. anyway, i am on page 263 EXACTLY, and am loving it! Auden is very easy to relatable . . . for one, i have really bad insomnia, only i cant drive a car yet so i'm stuck in my room, reading until like 3 in the morning . . . not that thats a bad thing at all! for another, the reason for my insomnia is the same--ever since last winter (like early 2008, late 2007) when things with my parent's divorce started getting really bad, i had a harder time falling asleep, and eventually ended up not sleeping at all . . . and now its just begun a habit. and then there are a lot of similarities involving Thisbe and my parents divorce . . . i think Auden and i could be really great friends!

***Take Me There by Susan Colasanti

In one short week . . . three lives change. Rhiannon is devastated after the breakup with her boyfriend and wants him back. Nicoles ex is still in the picture, but she can't help having a new crush. James and Rhiannon are just friends, though he may try to take it to the next level. Will their desire to take a mean girl down a notch bring these three friends what they want . . . and more?

i'm not very far into this, but it has that sarah dessen/meg cabot-y feel, and i can already tell im going to love it!

From my mom:

***The Book Theif by Markus Zusak

Death, a sardonic and articulate character who is afraid of humans, narrates this WWII coming-of-age story about faith, love, hope amidst tragedy. Zusak has created a work that deserves the attention of sophisticated teen and adult readers. Death himself narrates the World War II-era story of Liesel Meminger from the time she is taken, at age nine, to live in Molching, Germany, with a foster family in a working-class neighborhood of tough kids, acid-tongued mothers, and loving fathers who earn their living by the work of their hands. The child arrives having just stolen her first book –- although she has not yet learned how to read -– and her foster father uses it, The Gravediggers Handbook, to lull her to sleep when she's roused by regular nightmares about her younger brother's death. Across the ensuing years of the late 1930s and into the 1940s, Liesel collects more stolen books as well as a peculiar set of friends: the boy Rudy, the Jewish refugee Max, the mayor's reclusive wife (who has a whole library from which she allows Liesel to steal), and especially her foster parents.

looks really good . . . my sister and mom have read it . . . they gave me it this week:) im excited to read it

In the Mail:

***Deadly Little Lies by Laurie Faria Stolarz!

CLICK HERE TO READ MY REVIEW!!! click here to read my review of Deadly Little Secret, the first in the series.

Last fall, sixteen-year-old Camelia fell for Ben, a new boy at school who had a very mysterious gift – psychometry, the ability to sense the future through touch. But just as Camelia and Ben's romance began to heat up, he abruptly left town. Brokenhearted, Camelia has spent the last few months studying everything she can about psychometry and experiencing strange brushes with premonition. Camelia wonders if Ben's abilities have somehow been transferred to her.

Ben returns to school, but he remains aloof, and Camelia can't get close enough to share her secret with him. Camelia makes the painful decision to let him go and move on. Adam, the hot new guy at Knead, seems good for her in ways Ben wasn't. But when Camelia and Adam start dating, a surprising love triangle results. A chilling sequence of events uncovers secrets from Ben’s past – and Adam's. Someone is lying, and it's up to Camelia to figure out who – before it's too late.

Deadly Little Lies will be available in November 2009 in hardcover wherever books are sold. Published by Hyperion. Pre-order from Amazon. summary

IF I SAY SO MYSELF . . . NOT A BAD WEEK:)

Happy Father's Day!!! its sunday exactly right . . . NOW!

ON ANOTHER NOTE . . . ITS THE SUMMER SOLSTICE--OFFICIALLY THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!!!!!!!!

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2 comments:

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

You had a good week! I really want to read The Book Thief!

Happy Reading :)

Briana

prophecygirl said...

I can't even tell you how amazing The Book Thief is. Seriously - read it soon!

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