Sunday, 13 May 2012
In My Mailbox 115
This meme was started by the fabulous Kristi who was inspired by Alea. Check out their blogs for more information. All summaries are from the book jackets unless otherwise stated.
Emma Hearts LA – Keris Stainton (ARC)
Emma’s just arrived in Los Angeles, a million miles away from all her friends, and any cance of a boyfriend. Unless you count geeky Oscar – which she doesn’t. Not at first, anyway. Teen heartthrob Alex might ave potential too. If she can get him away from te prying eyes of the paparazzi, that is.
Two boys, unlimited sunshine and a new life amongst the stars. Maybe LA’s not that bad, after all.
Yay, so excited! Thanks, Orchard!
Saving June – Hannah Harrington
If she’d waited less than two weeks, she’d have been June who dies in June. But I guess my sister didn’t consider that.
When sixteen-yer-old Harper’s sister June, the perfect, popular, pretty one to Harper’s also – ran*, commits suicide just before her high-school graduation, nothing in Harper’s world makes sense anymore.
With er family falling apart, Harper has a plan – steal June’s ashes and take her sister to the one place she always wanted to go: California.
Embarking on a wild road trip of impromptu gigs and stolen kisses with mysterious musician Jake, the one person who could hold answers about June, Harper’s determined to find peace for her sister.
But will she also find peace for herself along the way?
Love the sound of this – thanks Mira/Midas!
* I copied this bit from the book cover, but it makes no sense to me. Can anyone enlighten me?
Unwholly – Neal Shusterman (ARC)
Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa, and teir hig-profile revolt at Happy jack arvest Camp, people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Ridding society of troublesome teens and, in the same stroke, providing muc-needed tissues for transplant might be convenient, but its morality has finally bee brought into question. But unwinding has become big business, and there are powerfuk political and corporate interests that want to see it not only contiue, but expand.
Connor has is hands full running the Graveyard, a safe haven for AWOLs, kids like him who escaped unwinding. Low on supplies and always afraid of discovery, it’s all he can do to keep the place afloat. Risa, paralyzed from te waist down after te attack on Happy Jack Harvest Camp, is struggling to stay positive ad help Connor, but she is afriad that she may be more of a burden to him than a help. And Lev finds himself involved in an underground movement to rescue tithes, were he is practically worshipped as a god.
One of them will be betrayed. One of them will go on the run. And one of them will cross paths with Cam, a teen who doesnt exist, and make a startling discovery about the truth behind unwinding.
I adored the first book when it came out years ago so I was extremely excited to win a US ARC from S&S! Thank you!
Shine – Jeri Smith-Ready
Life can change in an instant, and no one understands this better tha Aura. It’s been almost a year since her boyfriend, Loga, tragically died and Aura is finally letting go of his violet-hued ghost, but not her search to uncover the truth about the Shift – and her past.
As the first I a generation who can see ghosts, Aura is convinced that she has a connection to the Shift, and with the gorgeous Zachary by her side, she is on the brink of discovering its mysterious secrets. But when Zachary’s life is threatened in an attempt to expose Aura’s secrets, she realizes she must stop at noting to protect herself and the one she loves...eve if that meas betraying her own heart.
I really adore this trilogy and I can’t wait to see how it all ends. Thanks, S&S!
I also received a gorgeous finished copy of Changeling by Philippa Gregory from S&S.
The DUFF – Kody Keplinger
Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper knows she’s not the hottest girl at school, but when school jock and resident moron Wesley casually refers to er as a Duff – Designated Ugly Fat Friend – the gloves are off!
If there’s a thin line between love and hate then Bianca has crossed it. She was just never thought she was capable of breaking anyone’s heart...
I’ve heard such varied things about this so I decided to go ahead and grab myself a copy!
One Perfect Summer – Paige Toon
Ever wondered what happened to your first love?
Alice is 18 and about to start university while Joe’s life is going nowhere. A Dorest summer, a chance meeting, and the two of them fall into step as if they have known each other forever.
But their idyll is shattered unexpectedly, Alice heads off to Cambridge and slowly picks up the pieces of her broken heart. When she catches the attention of Lukas – gorgeous, gifted, rich boy Lukas – she is carried along by his char, swept up by his ambitious plans for a future together.
Years later, at just the wrong time, Joe is back, but out of reach in a way that Alice could ever have imagined. Life has moved on, te divide betwee them is now so grear.
Surely it is far too loate to recapture that perfect summer of long ago?
I love Paige Toon. She’s the only adult author that I read, really.