Monday, 9 March 2009

In My Mailbox (8)

Idea taken from The Story Siren

Books books books. It's time to show off : D Well I don't have many this week but these two are the ones I've been dying to get my hands on.

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler.

"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 ZanzibarBay 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.

Beautifully written and emotionally honest, this is a debut novel that explores what it truly means to love someone and what it means to grieve, and ultimately, how to make the most of every single moment this world has to offer.

This is the result of my stalking Sarah Ockler : ) I'm really really surprised and happy because Sarah accepted my request without hesitation ^^ She's also a very cool person, I like talking to her because she's friendly and fun. Big thank to her for this beautiful copy, and her publicist from Little Brown too. I've searched the package but couldn't find her name : (

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson.

Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest. But what comes after size zero and size double-zero? When Cassie succumbs to the demons within, Lia feels she is being haunted by her friend's restless spirit.

In her most emotionally wrenching, lyrically written book since the multiple-award-winning Speak, best-selling author Laurie Halse Anderson explores Lia's descent into the powerful vortex of anorexia, and her painful path toward recovery.

Who didn't know how awesome Laurie is until a few weeks ago? ME! I can't believe I never heard of her before. But it's okay because now I do, and I got her latest book on my shelf. I love this book at first sight (I say that a lot hey? Feels like I'm an unfaithful reader haha). The story sounds really intriguing and the cover is just as cool...when I touch it I imagine the skin peeling off a person ekkk. Wintergirls is going to haunt me I bet : )

So what did you get in the past 7 days? Tell me you have One Lonely Degree by C.K. Kelly Martin and I'll hunt you down for sure *grins*


prophecygirl said...

Ooh, Wintergirls. Very cool!

Keri Mikulski said...

Both sound good.. :)

Pen Pen said...

Sounds really good!--especially the first one!!!

Steph Su said...

WHAT. I'm so jealous. How did you come by those two bee-yoo-ti-ful books??

Hillary said...

You've never heard of LHA? She's been, like, my FAVORITE author for almost 2 years now! Appreciate the awesome. This is a great book to start with though. I recommend Catalyst, Chains, and Fever 1793 as well! I agree, the Wintergirls cover is absolutely GORGEOUS.... I can't wait until it comes out so I can buy a copy!

I got Twenty Boy Summer as well! You had a great week!

Erika Lynn said...

wow, wow, wow. So jealous of both books!

prophecygirl said...

Me again... lol. I nominated you for another blog award (hope you don't mind!).

girl jordyn said...

Have I mentioned how jealous I am about you getting an ARC of Twenty Boy Summer? SOOO JEALOUS!!!

Anonymous said...

Omg I want both of those books!:P

I nominated your blog for the I Love Your Blog Award. You can go to my blog to get your badge, and the rules on spreading it.

Happy reading :)

Yan said...

ahaha I got One Lonely Degree xD lol but it'll come out really soon so you're patience will be awarded! :D