Sunday, May 8, 2011

In My Mailbox

My book buying ban is still in action(although I had to fight an EXTREME urge this week!) But I did receive 3 for review.

Hilarious new series from Queen of Teen – laugh your tights off at the (VERY) amateur dramatic antics of Talullah and her bonkers mates. Boys, snogging and bad acting guaranteed!

Picture the scene: Dother Hall performing arts college somewhere Up North, surrounded by rolling dales, bearded cheesemaking villagers (male and female) and wildlife of the squirrely-type. On the whole, it’s not quite the showbiz experience Tallulah was expecting… but once her mates turn up and they start their ‘FAME! I’m gonna liiiiive foreeeeeever, I’m gonna fill my tiiiiights’ summer course things are bound to perk up. Especially when the boys arrive. (When DO the boys arrive?) Six weeks of parent-free freedom. BOY freedom. Freedom of expression… cos it’s the THEATRE dahling, theatre!!
I can't wait to read this one! Sounds like a fun read!

2 girls + 3 guys + 1 house – parents = 10 things April and her friends did that they (definitely, maybe, probably) shouldn't have.
If given the opportunity, what sixteen-year-old wouldn't jump at the chance to move in with a friend and live parent-free? Although maybe "opportunity" isn't the right word, since April had to tell her dad a tiny little untruth to make it happen (see #1: "Lied to Our Parents"). But she and her housemate Vi are totally responsible and able to take care of themselves. How they ended up "Skipping School" (#3), "Throwing a Crazy Party" (#8), "Buying a Hot Tub" (#4), and, um, "Harboring a Fugitive" (#7) at all is kind of a mystery to them.

In this hilarious and bittersweet tale, Sarah Mlynowski mines the heart and mind of a girl on her own for the first time. To get through the year, April will have to juggle a love triangle, learn to do her own laundry, and accept that her carefully constructed world just might be falling apart . . . one thing-she-shouldn't-have-done at a time.

This one sounds like another great one!

Every flame begins with a spark.

Ashline Wilde is having a rough sophomore year. She’s struggling to find her place as the only Polynesian girl in school, her boyfriend just cheated on her, and now her runaway sister, Eve, has decided to barge back into her life. When Eve’s violent behavior escalates and she does the unthinkable, Ash transfers to a remote private school nestled in California’s redwoods, hoping to put the tragedy behind her. But her fresh start at Blackwood Academy doesn’t go as planned. Just as Ash is beginning to enjoy the perks of her new school—being captain of the tennis team, a steamy romance with a hot, local park ranger—Ash discovers that a group of gods and goddesses have mysteriously enrolled at Blackwood…and she’s one of them. To make matters worse, Eve has resurfaced to haunt Ash, and she’s got some strange abilities of her own. With a war between the gods looming over campus, Ash must master the new fire smoldering within before she clashes with her sister one more time… And when warm and cold fronts collide, there’s guaranteed to be a storm.

This book was a surprise in the mail. I didn't know anything about it until it came, but I can't wait to dig into it. Sounds awesome!

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  1. everyone is getting wildfire! i want!!! lol. hope you enjoy

  2. All three of those books look good to me! I really like the Wildfire cover. Happy reading!

  3. Jealous! I want Ten Things and Wildefire so bad.
    Happy reading.

  4. All three of these are on my wishlist! I LOVE Louise Rennison and her hilariousity (as Georgia would say) I really need to get my hands on Withering Tights :) Hope you enjoy!

  5. I like the description of Wildefire and Withering Tights has such a cute cover!
    Hope you enjoy them!

    Splash of our Worlds Mailbox

  6. Withering Tights sounds cute and Ten Things is already on my wishlist. I am loving all the great realistic fiction that is coming out in the next few months.

    My IMM

  7. Yay for surprise books!! I'm really looking forward to Sarah Mlynowski's latest novel so I can't wait to hear how much you enjoyed the novel! Widefire unexpectedly arrives for me too this week! Happy reading Cathy! :)

    And I'm admiring your skills right now on your book buying ban... I don't think I'd last very last long... lol

  8. i am so excited for ten things we did! it sounds like a fun read. and i'm looking forward to your review on it. happy reading!

  9. I'm really looking forward to '10 Things...' -- Sarah Mlynowski's books are always fun.

    'Withering Tights' is QUITE funny... I can't wait for everyone over here to read it.


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