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Sunday, September 27, 2009

In My Mailbox (10)

IMM is hosted by Kristi, aka The Story Siren.
I got some great books this week!

Boys, Girls and Other Hazardous Materials by Rosalind Wiseman (Putnam, 1/10)
 Looking for a new beginning after a terrible mean girl past, Charlie Healey realizes there’s no escaping high school drama

Charlie Healey thinks Harmony Falls is the beginning of a whole new life. Middle school was brutal. But high school is Charlie’s big chance to start over and stay out of drama, except that on her first day she runs into Will, her ex–best friend, who had moved away. Now a varsity athlete and hotter than Charlie
remembered, Will hangs with the crowd running the school. But Charlie doesn’t understand their power until an innocent delivery guy falls victim to a near-deadly hazing prank.
Torn between doing what’s right and her secret feelings for Will, Charlie must decide whether to turn in her very best friend or live with the guilt of knowing what he did.
Rosalind Wiseman’s first novel for young adults is a fresh, funny, and juicy read about friendship, betrayal, and how far some will go to be accepted.

Thank you to Penguin Putnam for offering me a chance to review this book! I'm so excited that it was given a good review by Tina Fey - it makes me feel like it is definitely going to be a good one!

La Petite Four by Regina Scott (Razorbill, out now)
Lady Emily is determined to be belle of the ball in this irresistible romantic romp.
La Petite Four is the sweet, playful tale of sixteen year old Lady Emily's self-discovery on her way to finding love and having a ball - literally!

Emily and her three best friends can't wait for the year's biggest party: the Coming-Out Ball that will plunge them into the seductions, scandals, and decadence of nineteenth-century London Society. But when dashing Lord Robert puts a wrinkle in their plans, Emily and her crew hatch an investigation to expose his dark side - a move which puts them right in the path of the stubborn, yet curiously attractive James Cropper. Readers will have to fluff up their ball gowns and hang on to their corsets as Emily decides between Robert and James, love and independence, and ultimately discovers just how far she'll go to follow her own heart.
Thanks Cindy for allowing me to mooch this one from you! :)

The Secret Rites of Social Butterflies by Lizabeth Zindel (Viking, out now)
When does truth become gossip? Maggie's parents have just split up, and she's moved from New Jersey to New York City with her mom. Desperate to make new friends and to distract herself from troubles at home, she falls in with a group of social butterflies at the ritzy private school she now attends. These girls keep a top-secret record of their classmates' most intimate details on a wall in one of their apartments. Maggie's friends insist they are collecting the truth, not gossip, about the lives of today's teenagers. But she soon learns that certain information in the wrong hands can do irreparable damage.
Thank you Cindy for letting me mooch this one from you! :)

Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater (Flux, 10/1/09)
In this mesmerizing sequel to Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception, music prodigy James Morgan and his best friend, Deirdre, join a private conservatory for musicians. James' musical talent attracts Nuala, a soul-snatching faerie muse who fosters and feeds on the creative energies of exceptional humans until they die. Composing beautiful music together unexpectedly leads to mutual admiration and love. Haunted by fiery visions of death, James realizes that Deirdre and Nuala are being hunted by the Fey and plunges into a soul-scorching battle with the Queen of the Fey to save their lives.
I have to say that Ballad is just as beautiful as it looks in the images on the internet. I jumped up and down a little when I finally had it in my hands! :) Thank you Flux for sending me a copy!


  1. Wow, nice books! Enjoy Ballad and Rosalind's book. :)

  2. Yay you got boys and girls! I want that one! LOL!

  3. Nice books! La Petite Four looks good(:

  4. Just so you know, you are on my "I am jealous of" list this week! I so can't wait for Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials! And I absolutely love the cover for The Secret Rites of Social Butterflies. It is so flippin' adorable. Enjoy!

  5. oooh, nice books! I love the first book's title, and The Secret Rites of Social Butterflies looks good! And Ballad! Ah!

    Have fun reading!

  6. Makes me want to play some Chopin...

  7. What a great pile this week. I love Tina Fey's quote on Boys, Girls and Other Hazardous Materials.

  8. Boys, Girls and Other Hazardous Materials sounds so good. Enjoy your books!


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