Sunday, September 26, 2010

In My Mailbox #32

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
*I bought this one at B&N and hope to be able to include this one in my classroom library.  I hope so since it's been getting some great reviews.
Goodreads says, "Weird as it is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie's always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a mermaid, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals' glamours, but still. Normal.  Only now paranormals are dying, and Evie's dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She soon realizes that there may be a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths. Not only that, but she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures."

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
*I've had my eye on this book all summer, so when I came across it at B&N, I knew I had to have it! I'm hoping to include this one in my classroom library as well.
Goodreads says, "Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew--just in time for Amy's senior year. Her dad recently died in a car accident. So Amy embarks on a road trip to escape from it all, driving cross-country from the home she's always known toward her new life. Joining Amy on the road trip is Roger, the son of Amy's mother's old friend. Amy hasn't seen him in years, and she is less than thrilled to be driving across the country with a guy she barely knows. So she's surprised to find that she is developing a crush on him. At the same time, she's coming to terms with her father's death and how to put her own life back together after the accident. Told in traditional narrative as well as scraps from the road--diner napkins, motel receipts, postcards--this is the story of one girl's journey to find herself. "

Other by Karen Kincy
*Katelyn from The Bookshelf Sophisticate sent me this book. How awesome is she?! Thanks, Katelyn!
Goodreads says, "Seventeen-year-old Gwen hides a dangerous secret: she’s Other. Half-pooka, to be exact, thanks to the father she never met. Most Americans don’t exactly roll out the welcome mat for Others, especially not the small-town folks of Klikamuks, Washington. As if this isn’t bad enough, Gwen’s on the brink of revealing her true identity to her long-time boyfriend, Zack, but she’s scared he’ll lump her with the likes of bloodthirsty vampires and feral werewolves.  When a pack of werewolves chooses the national forest behind Gwen’s home as their new territory, the tensions in Klikamuks escalate-into murder. It soon becomes clear a serial killer is methodically slaying Others. The police turn a blind eye, leaving Gwen to find the killer before the killer finds her. As she hunts for clues, she uncovers more Others living nearby than she ever expected. Like Tavian, a sexy Japanese fox-spirit who rivals Zack and challenges her to embrace her Otherness. Gwen must struggle with her own conflicted identity, learn who she can trust, and-most importantly-stay alive.

Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
*After reading Steph Su Read's interview with Meg from write meg!, I knew I had to check out this book as both fabulous bloggers said they loved this series.  
Goodreads says, "“My parents suck ass. Banning me from the phone and restricting my computer privileges are the most tyrannical parental gestures I can think of. Don’t they realize that Hope’s the only one who keeps me sane? . . . I don’t see how things could get any worse." When her best friend, Hope Weaver, moves away from Pineville, New Jersey, hyperobservant sixteen-year-old Jessica Darling is devastated. A fish out of water at school and a stranger at home, Jessica feels more lost than ever now that the only person with whom she could really communicate has gone. How is she supposed to deal with the boy- and shopping-crazy girls at school, her dad’s obsession with her track meets, her mother salivating over big sister Bethany’s lavish wedding, and her nonexistent love life? A fresh, funny, utterly compelling fiction debut by first-time novelist Megan McCafferty, Sloppy Firsts is an insightful, true-to-life look at Jessica’s predicament as she embarks on another year of teenage torment--from the dark days of Hope’s departure through her months as a type-A personality turned insomniac to her completely mixed-up feelings about Marcus Flutie, the intelligent and mysterious “Dreg” who works his way into her heart. Like a John Hughes for the twenty-first century, Megan McCafferty taps into the inherent humor and drama of the teen experience. This poignant, hilarious novel is sure to appeal to readers who are still going through it, as well as those who are grateful that they don’t have to go back and grow up all over again."

What did you get in your mailbox?  Have you read any of these books? Let me know what you think.  Have a great day!  This meme is hosted by The Story Siren.

14 comments:

  1. Fab books this week. Hope you enjoy them! My mailbox is here.

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  2. Great books this week! I've heard great things about Megan's books.

    Happy reading! =)

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  3. Great books this week! They all sound so good. Have fun reading them.

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  4. Megan McCafferty is the absolute best. You will not be disappointed. Enjoy your books!

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  5. Great books this week! I enjoyed both Paranormalcy and The Other. I hope you do too. My mailbox is here. Happy reading!

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  6. I've always heard how awesome Sloppy Firsts is,

    Hope you enjoy them! :)

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  7. fab books - I can't wait to get paranormalcy. I am a new follower

    My IMMB is here

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  8. I LOVED Paranormalcy. I can't wait to hear what you think! :)

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  9. Love the books you got this week! I'm especially excited to see your reviews of Paranormalcy and Amy & Roger's epic detour. Happy reading! :)

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  10. Great stuff this week! Paranormalcy was one of my favorites of this year---its just a really fun book! I hope you enjoy all of these!

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  11. What a great bunch of books this week :) I've got Paranormalcy on my bookshelf but keep getting distracted by other books. Can't wait to see what you thought of it :)

    Come See What's In My Mailbox

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  12. i really liked sloppy firsts. its not quite adult and not quite YA. I have the rest of the series but haven't gotten around to reading them yet.

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  13. WoW! Nice mailbox there! I've seen most of those in store and heard most are pretty good...enjoy your bookish loot! ^_^

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