August 09, 2009

In My Mailbox (13)

I had a pretty good week. I got some books for review and I bought some.

For Review: (All from Scholastic or Point)

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf--her wolf--is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again.
Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

This looks really good and I have read a lot of great reviws.

How To Steal A Car By Pete Hautman

Some girls act out by drinking or doing drugs. Some girls act out by sleeping with guys. Some girls act out by starving themselves or cutting themselves. Some girls act out by being a bitch to other girls.
Not Kelleigh. Kelleigh steals cars.

This looks pretty good. I had never heard of it before I got it in the mail. It also only has like 200 pages altogether with the pages up front too. This comes out in September if you want to know.

Love In The Corner Pocket by Marlene Perez

Chloe is used to seeing all the angles on the table, so she's shocked when Alex turns up at Gino's Pizza and turns her life upside down. Not only does he confuse her and steal her best friend Bridget, but -- perhaps worst of all -- he threatens to beat her at pool.

This looks really cute.

The School For Dangerous Girls by Eliot Schnefer
Hidden oak is a reform school for dangerous girls. But even if it was founded with good intentions, its methods are questionable, as Angela Cardenas discovers within hours of arriving at the isolated campus. The school is structured like a jail, intended to keep the “dangerous” girls in and intruders out. Physical punishment and strange psychological exercises are commonplace. No one really knows what’s going on, but it soon becomes apparent that there is no escape from Hidden Oak. And even if some of the girls have been deemed capable of getting better, the others’ situations have been manipulated so these girls seem even more dangerous than ever, especially to outside eyes. It’s an endless cycle that feeds itself; it’s a dangerous incarcerating institution—and some girls are inmates for life.

I am not sure about this book because I have heard it wasn't the best.

And I received another copy of Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten (hope you don't mind I don't put up cover and summery)

The Bought:

Prohecy Of The 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.

This looks amazing and I have also read a lot of great reviews.

L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad

Los Angeles is all about the sweet life: hot clubs, cute guys, designer . . . everything. Nineteen-year-old Jane Roberts can't wait to start living it up. She may be in L.A. for an internship, but Jane plans to play as hard as she works, and has enlisted her BFF Scarlett to join in the fun.
When Jane and Scarlett are approached by a producer who wants them to be on his new series, a "reality version of Sex and the City," they can hardly believe their luck. Their own show? Yes, please!
Soon Jane is TV's hottest star. Fame brings more than she ever imagined possible for a girl from Santa Barbara—free designer clothes, the choicest tables at the most exclusive clubs, invites to Hollywood premieres—and she's lapping up the VIP treatment with her eclectic entourage of new pals. But those same friends who are always up for a wild night are also out for a piece of Jane's spotlight.
In a city filled with people chasing after their dreams, it's not long before Jane wakes up to the reality that everyone wants something from her, and nothing is what it seems to be.

I have never seen the Hills or Laguna Beach. But I still want to read the book. It is a lot like the type of books I really love. And I love the cover.

Sorry about all the picture sizes looking weird and way different.


Sara said...

Very jealous of Shiver and Prophecy of the Sisters!

Can't wait to read those!

Shalonda said...

They all sound so good! Can't wait to read Shiver!

Brooke Reviews said...

Woo we both got Shiver! :D Great week! The School for Dangerous Girls sounds good.

Bookworm said...

LA Candy looks pretty good....I've never seen the Hills either, but I love that cover, too! I can't wait for your review.

Lizzy said...

I hope you post a review of L.A Candy. I haven't been able to bring myself to read it. But I might be more inclined if I see a few good reviews pop up. Happy reading!

Kate said...

Very nice week. Hope you enjoy Shiver. Can't wait to read PotS. Happy reading.

Lizzy said...

Even though I already commented, I wanted to let you know I have an award for you here

Kristen said...

Lots of great books this week! I'm looking forward to reading Shiver and PotS as well!

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. They all sound so good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Shiver looks great and Prophecy of the Sisters is brilliant. Enjoy!