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Sunday, 9 May 2010

In My Mailbox #1

Hosted by The Story Siren  I don't normally do these post but I have had such a fantastic book week that I thought I would share my to-be read pile with you.
As things are on a tight budget in my house at the moment I am really lucky to find such a great book swapping site like Read It, Swap It via which I have picked up some truly awesome books :) and made some new friends with similar taste in reading :) I would particularly like to thank Clover of Fluttering Butterflies for continually swapping with me and letting me harass her for her books. THANK YOU.

This weeks bounty:

Synopsis: From GoodReads
Bulletproof, that's how Jenna Kassarian sees herself. It's all about control: As long as she works hard, nothing can hurt her. So Jenna constantly pushes — for perfect grades, the ideal boyfriend, the best, best friend.
The only problem is, she doesn't know if she can stop. If she relaxes even for a second, she's afraid she'll lose control completely.
Then Jenna decides it's now or never. She goes to a party and has one drink. But one drink is all it takes for her perfect facade to shatter. Suddenly she realizes straight A's can't protect you in the real world.

Synopsis: From Barnes & Noble
Emily Abbott has always been considered the Girl Most Likely to Be Nice — but lately being nice hasn't done her any good. Her parents have decided to move the family from Chicago back to their hometown of Boston in the middle of Emily's senior year. Only Emily's first real boyfriend, Sean, is in Chicago, and so is her shot at class valedictorian and early admission to the Ivy League. What's a nice girl to do?
Then Sean dumps Emily on moving day and her father announces he's staying behind in Chicago "to tie up loose ends," and Emily decides that what a nice girl needs to do is to stop being nice.
She reconnects with her best friends in Boston, Josie and Lucy, only to discover that they too have been on the receiving end of some glaring Guy Don'ts. So when the girls have to come up with something to put in the senior class time capsule, they know exactly what to do. They'll create a not-so-nice reference guide for future generations of guys — an instruction book that teaches them the right way to treat girls.
But when her friends draft Emily to test out their tips on Luke Preston — the hottest, most popular guy in school, who just broke up with Josie by email — Emily soon finds that Luke is the trickiest of test subjects . . . and that even a nice girl like Emily has a few things to learn about love.

Synopsis: From Amazon
High school senior Meg revels in being a rebel. She sports choppy blue hair, and tight t-shirts, cuts class, and is often found where she's not supposed to be. Like hanging out on a railroad-tracks-covered bridge that's off-limits to trespassers. When she and her friends are busted for trespassing and underage drinking, she's sentenced to spend her spring break riding along with a rookie police officer on his nightshift patrol. Compounding the punishment is the fact that the cop, John After, is only two years older than Meg, and a former classmate to boot. He thinks he has Meg's number and has nothing but contempt for her childish rebellion. Meg in turn has nothing but contempt for Officer After's straight-laced, by-the-book attitude. But Meg has her reasons for lashing out, and John has his reasons for his need for law and order. And they're about to discover that they have a lot more in common than either one of them could have dreamed...

Synopsis: From Amazon
Seven months ago on a rainy March night, Willow's parents drank too much wine at dinner and asked her to drive them home. But they never made it - Willow lost control of the car, and both of her parents were killed. Now seventeen, Willow is living with her older brother, who can barely speak to her. She has left behind her old home, friends, and school. But Willow has found a way to survive, to numb the new reality of her life: She is secretly cutting herself. And then she meets Guy, a boy as sensitive and complicated as she is. When Guy discovers Willow's secret, he pulls her out of the solitary world she's created for herself, and into a difficult, intense, and potentially life-changing relationship.

Synopsis: From Barnes & Noble
Sara and Tobey couldn't be more different. She is focused on getting into her first-choice college; he wants to win Battle of the Bands. Sara's other goal is to find true love, so when Dave, a popular jock, asks her out, she's thrilled. But then there's Tobey. His amazing blue eyes and quirky wit always creep into her thoughts. It just so happens that one of Tobey's goals is also to make Sara fall in love with him. Told in alternating points of view, Sara and Tobey's real connection will have everyone rooting for them from the minute they meet!

Look what else I got.....SQUEEE!!!!!

A special thank you to Girls without a Bookshelf for including me in their UK Book Tour. I have already read it and am drafting my review for next week :) It was HOT!!!!!!

Synopsis: From Barnes & Noble
When swim team captain Zoey wakes up from a car accident with partial amnesia, she is torn between the boy she remembers...and the one she doesn't.

So now I have to go pack up my children so I have time to read :)


  1. Scarred is meant to be brilliant. I'm waiting til I'm in a less 'fluffy' mood to try that one, but by all accounts it's a great read.

  2. Wow! You appear to have some great reads!=)


  3. I can't wait to get my hands on Scarred. Going too Far looks really good too.

    Hope you enjoy all of these.

  4. Ooh, Fantastic books! I really want to read Forget You! Happy reading!

  5. These look great, especially Scarred. I've been reading terrific reviews of Willow, and I think I want to read it soon.

  6. When It Happens is great and I've only heard great things about Scarred and Going Too Far. Hope you enjoy your books!

  7. You're welcome! I thought I'd already commented on this post, but I guess I didn't. I'm working on some mini-reviews of most of those. The way things are going, you might have read and reviewed them before I get the chance :)


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