Monday, 23 March 2009

In My Mailbox (10)

I got five books the last 7 days, all published by PUTNAM.

Just One Wish by Janette Rallison.

Seventeen-year-old Annika Truman knows about the power of positive thinking. With a little brother who has cancer, it's all she ever hears about. And in order to help Jeremy, she will go to the ends of the earth (or at least as far as Hollywood) to help him believe he can survive his upcoming surgery.

But Annika's plan to convince Jeremy that a magic genie will grant him any wish throws her a curveball when he unexpectedly wishes that his television idol would visit him. Annika suddenly fi nds herself in the desperate predicament of getting access to a hunky star actor and convincing him to come home with her. Piece of cake, right?

I want this book so bad. First, the plot is so sweet and touching. Second, the cover is beautifully bluish (even though I heard that it doesn't do a really good job in portraying the story). After a long time asking around I finally got it on my shelf now. I can't wait to start the book. All thanks to Janette Rallison for the great chance!

Torched by April Henry.

When Ellie's parents are busted for possession of marijuana, the FBI gives her a choice: infiltrate the Mother Earth Defenders (MED), a radical environmental group, or her parents will go to jail. At first Ellie is more than willing to entrap the MEDics, but the more time she spends undercover-particularly with Coyote, the green-eyed MEDic that she can't stop thinking about-the more she starts to believe in their cause. When talk turns to murder, Coyote backs out, but Ellie is willing to risk everything to save her family-even if it means losing Coyote and putting her own life on the line.

I'd never known about the book until I got it. Sounds so awesome. I'm interested a combo of action and romance, especially when the heroin has to make choices. And don't you just love the burning hot cover? ^^

Sharp Shot by Jack Higgins with Justin Richards.

Jack Higgins, master of the modern thriller, teams up with Justin Richards, bestselling author of Dr Who, to deliver a pulse-pounding new instalment in the adventures of the teenage Chance twins! This third gripping novel about the adventures of teenage twins Rich and Jade Chance takes the action and adventure to a new calibre -- then pulls the trigger! With their secret agent dad in trouble, Jade and Rich are flung into a headlong series of chases, fights and captures that leads them to the arid deserts of the Middle East. There, the pair come up against terrifying new villains and surprising allies as an assassination attempt threatens international relations and a buried secret of the first Gulf War comes explosively to light...

Time for more action! To be honest I'm not a fan of fights and stuff but since the book looks pretty good, I'm willing to give it a try. Who knows, I may be hooked on the series. Haha.

Also received:

This week wouldn't be a great one without the kindness of Janette's publicist Shauna, so huge thanks to her!

More books in the next 7 days for us all, hopefully : )


Keri Mikulski said...

Just One Wish is on my list. :) Enjoy!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Nice week you had. How awesome. :)


susan said...

_Torched_ sounds interesting. Would be interested in reading your review.

Thanks for the link.

Bookworm said...

I got Just One Wish, too! It looks super-inspiring and cute....can't wait to begin!

Carol(ina) said...

Wow you got some really good books! Can't wait to read the reviews! :)