Monday, 23 February 2009

In My Mailbox (6)

Idea taken from The Story Siren
These three fabulous books come from the fabulous Lenore : ) 

Fringe Benefits by Valerie Frankel (paperback)

You can take the girl out of Brooklyn-or can you?

Waitressing at an exclusive tennis and squash club isn't all it's cracked up to be. Just ask Adora Benet. For as long as she can remember, summer has meant European vacations and sleepaway camp. But this summer is different. While her friends scatter the globe for adventures of their own, Dora finds herself stuck in Brooklyn, learning the true meaning of a dollar.

Fortunately for this working girl, there are fringe benefits that come with the territory: cool older friends who really know how to party, for one thing. And an unexpected gig at a veterinarian's office with a totally hot doctor. Soon Dora's boring summer turns into her first taste of real life. But with all these new responsibilities and thrilling relationships, freedom can get a little scary sometimes . . .

What do you think? Sounds pretty interesting hey? I love reading bout interesting summer that tends to change teenager's life.

Princess Of The Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George (ARC)

A tale of twelve princesses doomed to dance until dawn…

Galen is a young soldier returning from war; Rose is one of twelve princesses condemned to dance each night for the King Under Stone. Together Galen and Rose will search for a way to break the curse that forces the princesses to dance at the midnight balls. All they need is one invisibility cloak, a black wool chain knit with enchanted silver needles, and that most critical ingredient of all—true love—to conquer their foes in the dark halls below. But malevolent forces are working against them above ground as well, and as cruel as the King Under Stone has seemed, his wrath is mere irritation compared to the evil that awaits Galen and Rose in the brighter world above.

Captivating from start to finish, Jessica Day George’s take on the Grimms’ tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses demonstrates yet again her mastery at spinning something entirely fresh out of a story you thought you knew.

Ever since I saw this book at Lenore I've been attached to it. I always love modern stories but this has something so special that got me all excited. And great too cover too yeah? My cousin couldn't stop staring at Princess Of The Midnight Ball.

Triple Shot Bettys In Love by Judy Gerhman (ARC)

Geena is freaking out. She's been going out with Ben for five months, their relationship is comfortable and perfect, and then Bam! he's suddenly putting the pressure on to be way more physical. She's not sure she's ready.

Enter Mr. Rex Sands, Geena's delectably hot and brilliant English substitute teacher (he speaks to her soul!), on whom her best friend Amber develops an immediate crush when he stops by the Triple Shot Betty coffee shack. Amber needs Geena's help talking to him because he is such an intellectual, so Geena finds herself writing love notes, MySpace messages, and texts to Mr. Sands under Amber's name. And he writes back! Geena is just doing it all for Amber (sort of), so it's not technically cheating on Ben . . . right? In this romantic and playful update of Cyrano de Bergerac, Jody Gehrman reintroduces readers to Geena, Amber, and the Sonoma gang as they walk the rocky and confusing path toward true love.

Cute and relatable, who can resist this book? I also have a crush on it because one of the character name is same as mine in English. I've not read the prequel so let's hope that doesn't effect my review on this one.

Thanks again for sending me these books Lenore, you simply rock! *kisses and hugs*
You guys must have received some just as fabulous or more fabulous than mine, so spill!!! : D


Steph Su said...

I remember really enjoying Fringe Girl and being sad that I never had enough time to continue on with the series, so I hope you enjoy that book! And the Princess one looks great too!

Erika Lynn said...

Princess Of The Midnight Ball looks really good and I really need to read both the Triple Shot Betty books.

Bookworm said...

Grrreat week, they all look great! Fringe Benefits sounds cool, and so does the second (amazing cover BTW)! I really need to start the first Triple Shot Betty book, it looks adorable!