Saturday, April 16, 2011

In My Mailbox Saturday (1)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. I post mine on Saturdays.

Yea! Who wouldn't love to wake up to a big box on their porch with this in it?

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (Goodreads | Amazon)
(Originally, I wasn't interested in this book. That was, until I read Liz Tea's review.)
Anna was looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she's less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris -- until she meets Etienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Etienne has it all... including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss? Stephanie Perkins keeps the romantic tension crackling and the attraction high in a debut guaranteed to make toes tingles and hearts melt.

-Inside front cover

The Red Queen's Daughter (Goodreads | Amazon)
"If I am to be so grand, then I shall have little time to stand about and make loose conversation." It took all of my self-control to refrain from covering the necklace from Edmund's invasive eyes.

Before I could pull away, he seized my hand and pressed my palm to his lips. The sapphire on his own finger seemed to blind me with its light.

"Let go of my hand," I demanded.

Edmund Seymour spoke gallantly, but he did not loose his hold. "My dear cousin," he purred, "you are to be so grand as to have all the time in the world, for you will soon be one of the richest, as well as one of the most comely young women in all England. When that occurs, I hope you will waste your time with me alone. In fact, I intend to make that my vocation."

-Quoted from the book, found on back cover 

Three Witches by Paula Jolin (Goodreads | Amazon)
(I'm really not sure about this one, but, it was a good buy for a hardcover.)
Aliya is in love with him even though he's not Muslim,
Gillian needs the money he was supposed to get for her so she can get back to Trinidad,
and Simona wishes she hadn't drunkenly screamed at him that night.

Three very different girls, all haunted by the same boy.

But Trevor Saunders is dead and he's not coming back.

Unless these girls have their way.

-Inside front cover

Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen (Goodreads | Amazon)
Halley and Scarlett have been best friends ever since they met. Halley has always been the quiet one, Scarlett braver and more outgoing. Halley has always turned to Scarlett when things got rough, and Scarlett has always known just what to do. It's the perfect setup. But everything changes at the beginning of their junior year. Scarlett's boyfriend is killed in a motorcycle accident; then Scarlett really needs Halley. Now Halley has to learn how to be strong for Scarlett. It won't be easy, but Halley knows that she can't let Scarlett down. Becase a true friend is a promise you keep forever.

-Back cover

Privilege by Kate Brian (Goodreads | Amazon)
(The first in a series.)
Ariana Osgood ruled exclusive Easton Academy -- until she was arrested for murdering Thomas Pearson. She's spent the past two years at the Brenda T. Trumbull Correctional Facility for Women plotting her escape and is determined to get a second chance at the glamorous life she left behind. And Ariana will do anything to get her way.

-Back cover

All About Vee by C. Leigh Purtill (Goodreads | Amazon)
Meet Veronica May -- Vee to her friends. Vee is a bubbly, gorgeous, eighteen-year-old theater actress from Chester, Arizona who put off college, her life, and her questions about her mother's death twelve years ago to care for her widowed father.

Then Daddy decides to remarry, and Veronica feels replaced. She decides then and there, it's time for Big Vee to shine! She escapes Chester and follows in the footsteps of her mother, an aspiring actress herself, to Hollywood, California!

But is LA ready for an extra large dose of Vee's can-do confidence? Can a big-boned girl like Veronica survive among the size zeros and (gulp) double zeroes?

-Back cover

Dramarama by E. Lockhart (Goodreads | Amazon)
Two theater-mad, self-invented, fabulositon Ohio teenagers. One boy, one girl. One gay, one straight. One black, one white. And SUMMER DRAMA CAMP.
It's a season of hormones, gold lamé, hissy fits, jazz hands, song and dance, true love, and unitards that will determine their future -- and test their friendship.

-Inside front cover

Leslie's Journal by Allan Stratton (2008 revised text edition) (Goodreads | Amazon)
(Think Freedom Writers. This is supposed to be a journal kept by a student who's teacher promises not to read them.)
Leslie can't seem to avoid trouble, whether it's at school or at home. Just as life seems at its lowest, Jason McCready, the exceedingly cool new guy at school, enters her life.

Now Leslie is the envy of all the girls. But Jason's appearance is deceiving -- he is determined to control every aspect of Leslie's life, and he begins terrorizing her in unimaginable ways.

When a substitute teacher reads the private English-class journal in which Leslie reveals Jason's abuse, Leslie is suddenly forced into hard choices and terrifying action to take back her life.

-Goodreads summary




Vy (Vy's Blog) said...

I really want to read Anna and the French kiss but haven't gotten around to do so yet. Hope you'll enjoy it :)

Mickey @ imabookshark said...

Privilege is an interesting series, and I've enjoyed it. Did you read the Private series though? That's before Privilege if you mind order to the books. :o)

Jennifer said...

Mickey - No! I haven't. I'll look into reading those first if I can! Thanks for letting me know. (: