In My Mailbox is a weekly meme created by Kristi at The Story Siren that gives readers the chance to share the books they bought/received/swapped/rented over the past week.
This week has been crazy busy!
Pheww, craziness over!
But, I did manage to nab a few books this week. Yay me!
In Trouble by Ellen Levine
Publication Date: September 2011Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
Jamie and Elaine have been best friends forever, and now they’re finally juniors in high school. Elaine has a steady boyfriend, and Jamie could have one—if she'd just open her eyes and see Paul. But Jamie has a bigger problem to worry about. Then Elaine gets "in trouble"—something they thought only happened to "other" girls. Are there any good choices for a girl in trouble?
In Trouble is a novel born of author Ellen Levine’s interviews with women who came of age in the late 1950s and early 1960s, including those who knew what it was like to be a teen facing a horrible choice. In the decades before Roe v. Wade, a young woman "in trouble" had very few options—and all of them meant shame, isolation, and maybe much worse. Jamie and Elaine's stories are just two among the thousands of stories of teenagers facing unplanned pregnancies.
Misfit by Jon Skovan
Publication Date: August 1, 2011
Publisher: Amulet Books
Jael has always felt like a freak. She's never kissed a boy, she never knew her mom, and her dad's always been superstrict-but that's probably because her mom was a demon, which makes Jael half demon and most definitely not a normal sophomore girl. On her sixteenth birthday, a mysterious present unlocks her family's dangerous history and Jael's untapped potential. What was merely an embarrassing secret before becomes a terrifying reality. Jael must learn to master her demon side in order to take on a vindictive Duke of Hell while also dealing with a twisted priest, best-friend drama, and a spacey blond skater boy who may have hidden depths.
Author Jon Skovron takes on the dark side of human nature with his signature funny, heartfelt prose.
Jon Skovron is the author of Struts & Frets, about which the Washington Post Book World said, "Skovron perfectly captures that passion-sometimes fierce, sometimes shy-that drives so many young artists to take the raw stuff of life and ‘transform it into something beautiful.'" He lives in Washington, DC.
Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson
Publication Date: September 1, 2011
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
"Once upon a time there was a girl who was special. This is not her story. Unless you count the part where I killed her."
Sixteen-year-old Alison wakes up in a mental institution. As she pieces her memory back together, she realizes she’s confessed to murdering Tori Beaugrand, the most perfect girl at school. But the case is a mystery. Tori's body has not been found, and Alison can't explain what happened. One minute she was fighting with Tori. The next moment Tori disintegrated—into nothing.
But that's impossible. No one is capable of making someone vanish. Right? Alison must be losing her mind—like her mother always feared she would.
For years Alison has tried to keep her weird sensory abilities a secret. No one ever understood—until a mysterious visiting scientist takes an interest in Alison's case. Suddenly, Alison discovers that the world is wrong about her—and that she’s capable of far more than anyone else would believe.
I am pretty excited about these reads. I am especially excited for Misfit. This book is right up my alley and I so hope it lives to my expectations.
The Summer I Turned Pretty and It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Publication Dates: April 6, 2010 & April 4, 2011 (paperback)
I bought these two books for my first Giveaway ever! I am very excited about it, and hope you will visit and enter. The post will go up on Monday night. Whoot!
The Nine Lives of Chloe King: #1-3 by Liz Braswell
Publication Date: June 7, 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Chloe King is a normal girl. She goes to class (most of the time), fights with her mom, and crushes on a boy…or two. But around her sixteenth birthday, Chloe finds that perhaps she isn’t so normal after all. There’s the heightened night vision, the super fast reflexes – oh, and the claws.
As she discovers who she is – and where she comes from – it is clear she is not alone. And someone is trying to get her.
Chloe has nine lives. But will nine be enough?
I just recently started watching this new tv show. And, I love it!
So, in celebration of the new show, I will be doing a Giveaway in a few weeks for the book. Make sure to come visit me for the giveaway!!
What amazing reads did you find yourself receiving this week??