Saturday, January 9, 2010

In My Mailbox January 9, '10

Hiya Everyone!

I know I haven't blogged since Thursday, but I've been BUSY! And I'm doing bloggiesta now, so you should be seeing a lot of me. In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren. I got a lot of books this week!

by Alyson Noel

Goodreads Description:

"Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s life story by touch. Going out of her way to shield herself from human contact to suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste…

Ever sees Damen and feels an instant recognition. He is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy, and he holds many secrets. Damen is able to make things appear and disappear, he always seems to know what she’s thinking—and he’s the only one who can silence the noise and the random energy in her head. She doesn’t know who he really is—or what he is. Damen equal parts light and darkness, and he belongs to an enchanted new world where no one ever dies."

I know I've taken this one out from the library before, but I gotten this one as an audiobook, so hopefully I'll get through it!

The First Part Last by Angela Johnson

Goodreads Description:

"Bobby's a classic urban teenager. He's restless. He's impulsive. But the thing that makes him different is this: He's going to be a father. His girlfriend, Nia, is pregnant, and their lives are about to change forever. Instead of spending time with friends, they'll be spending time with doctors, and next, diapers. They have options: keeping the baby, adoption. They want to do the right thing.

If only it was clear what the right thing was."

I've heard a lot about Angela Johnson, and this is a new angle to teenage pregnancy. Got it from the library as an audiobook!

The Espressologist by Kristina Springer

Goodreads Description:

"What’s your drink of choice? Is it a small pumpkin spice latte? Then you’re lots of fun and a bit sassy. Or a medium americano? You prefer simplicity in life. Or perhaps it’s a small decaf soy sugar-free hazelnut caffe latte? Some might call you a yuppie.

Seventeen-year-old barista Jane Turner has this theory that you can tell a lot about a person by their regular coffee drink. She scribbles it all down in a notebook and calls it Espressology. So it’s not a totally crazy idea when Jane starts hooking up some of her friends based on their coffee orders. Like her best friend, Em, a medium hot chocolate, and Cam, a toffee nut latte. But when her boss, Derek, gets wind of Jane’s Espressology, he makes it an in-store holiday promotion, promising customers their perfect matches for the price of their favorite coffee.

Things are going better than Derek could ever have hoped, so why is Jane so freaked out? Does it have anything to do with Em dating Cam? She’s the one who set them up! She should be happy for them, right? With overtones of Jane Austen’s Emma and brimming with humor and heart, this sweet, frothy debut will be savored by readers."

This looks so cute! I love it when I get brand new books from the library.

Twenty Boy Summer
by Sarah Ockler

Goodreads Description:

""Don't worry, Anna. I'll tell her, okay? Just let me think about the best way to do it."
"Promise me? Promise you won't say anything?"
"Don't worry." I laughed. "It's our secret, right?"

According to her best friend Frankie, twenty days in is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy ever day, there's a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there's something she hasn't told Frankie---she's already had that kind of romance, and it was with Frankie's older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago."

I ADORED this book. I originally bought it for the 09 Debs book signing today, but Sarah wasn't there! Oh well, it's not like it isn't a book worth my library.

Donut Days
by Lara Zielin

Goodreads Description:

"Emma has a lot going on. Her best friend’s not speaking to her, a boy she’s known all her life is suddenly smokin’ hot and in love with her, and oh yes, her evangelical minister parents may lose their church, especially if her mother keeps giving sermons saying Adam was a hermaphrodite.

But this weekend Emma’s only focused on Crispy Dream, a hot new donut franchise opening in town, where Harley bikers and Frodo wannabes camp out waiting to be the first ones served. Writing the best feature story on the camp for the local paper might just win Emma a scholarship to attend a non- Christian college. But soon enough Emma finds the donut camp isn’t quite the perfect escape from all her troubles at Living Word Redeemer."

I met Lara today, and my goodness she was fantastic! I'm now reading this one immediately after I finish Emma. It looks great, doesn't it?

Emma Out!


  1. Great books! I loved Evermore and Twenty Boy Summer, so I hope you enjoy them too. Happy reading!

  2. Thanks Lauren! I can't wait to read Evermore!

  3. O I've been wanting to read Donut Days forever!

  4. I think it's going to be amazing! The author was great.

  5. Twenty Boy Summer I really want to read that - I cant wait to hear what you think! :)

  6. Thanks! Actually, I already read it. I just bought it for keeps. I wrote a review here:

    Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Evermore a good book, enjoy. Happy Reading

  8. Great books! The First Part Last was actually really good.

    Here's what I got this week:

    Take care! :D

  9. =O Were you at the Eaton's Indigo signing? ME TOO. Though I was there for Neesha Meminger and Megan Crewe, lol. It's awesome that you got your books signed! =D

    I looooooove Angela Johnson. The First Part Last was my first book by her and I fell in love with her writing. Seriously beautiful.

    Have fun reading~

  10. ... ETA about the signings, it's too bad about Twenty Boy Summer though. =/

  11. Thanks so much everyone!

    Ah Yuan: Oh my goodness you were there? That is too cool! I've been waiting to find some YA book lovers in Ontario! I love your blog. Thanks so much for following me! And yeah, I really wanted to meet Sarah, but oh well.

  12. I still cant believe that I haven't read Twenty Boy Summer yet! I hope you love it!


  13. Great books you got. Pretty much all of those books look so good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  14. Briana: You haven't? I already read it in the summer time, just got the copy for keeps. You SHOULD! It was one of my favorites of 2009.

    Rebecca: Thank you!