Monday, 27 April 2009

In My Mailbox (14)

Idea taken from The Story Siren.

I've got some good books last week, check them out!

Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta.

Francesca battles her mother, Mia, constantly over what's best for her. All Francesca wants is her old friends and her old school, but instead Mia sends her to St. Sebastian's, an all-boys' school that has just opened its doors to girls. Now Francesca's surrounded by hundreds of boys, with only a few other girls for company. All of them weirdos--or worse.

Then one day, Mia is too depressed to get out of bed. One day turns into months, and as her family begins to fall apart, Francesca realizes that without her mother's high spirits, she hardly knows who she is. But she doesn't yet realize that she's more like Mia than she thinks. With a little unlikely help from St. Sebastian's, she just might be able to save her family, her friends, and--especially--herself.

I heard of this book from Reviewer X and it sounded pretty awesome so I decided to write to Penguin Australia and asked for a review. Surprisingly they accepted. I'm reading it right now and this book is just as amazing as I expected. It's interesting from page one! My copy has a different cover but I'm too lazy to find, I like this one better though.

Eyes Like Stars by Lisa MantChev.

All her world’s a stage.
Bertie Shakespeare Smith is not an actress, yet she lives in a theater.
She’s not an orphan, but she has no parents.
She knows every part, but she has no lines of her own.
That is, until now.

Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the actors of every play ever written can be found behind the curtain. They were born to play their parts, and are bound to the Théâtre by The Book—an ancient and magical tome of scripts. Bertie is not one of them, but they are her family—and she is about to lose them all and the only home she has ever known.

I love books about theater and the likes so cannot let Eyes Like Stars escape : D Doesn't it sound sad and mysterious? I just wish ARCs got real covers, mine is just blank blue. But it's still good because it's a thick one.

One Butt Cheek At A Time by Amber Kizer.

GERT GARIBALDI ISN'T ONE OF those people who believe high school is the best part of life. She has a whole notebook full of rants about high school, and she's fully aware of how ridiculous the experience is, thank you very much. Gert just wants to survive the next three years, one butt cheek at a time, with her best friend, Adam, by her side - and maybe Luscious Luke attached to her lips. With a stapler. Or something. But muddling through isn't even as easy as it seems - there are geriatric parents to deal with, Homecoming festivities (admit itÑthose words just sent a little chill down your spine), crushes, ed (both sex and driving), and potential new boyfriends - for both Gert and Adam. Frank, funny, and totally unique, Gert's ready to pull on the Pants of Life and start dancing.

This book is super duper cute. The rough cover makes it look like a old diary and I like it a lot. The synopsis sounds cute too. I think I'm gonna save it for summer and read it with my best friend.

Swoon by Nina Malkin.

Sin is Coming...Prepare to Swoon!

Torn from her native New York City and dumped in the land of cookie-cutter preps, Candice is resigned to accept her posh, dull fate. Nothing ever happens in Swoon, Connecticut...until Dice's perfect, privileged cousin Penelope nearly dies in a fall from an old tree, and her spirit intertwines with that of a ghost. His name? Sinclair Youngblood Powers. His mission? Revenge. And while Pen is oblivious to the possession, Dice is all too aware of Sin. She's intensely drawn to him—but not at all crazy about the havoc he's wreaking. Determined to exorcise the demon, Dice accidentally sets Sin loose, gives him flesh, makes him formidable. Now she must destroy an even more potent—and irresistible—adversary, before the whole town succumbs to Sin's will. Only trouble is, she's in love with him.

I'm so excited to read this one. I thought I was not going to have a chance to read and review this book but I actually did! Lucky hey? The release day is nearing so if you haven't got your copy yet go and grab one. Oh did I mention that I love the cover and the characters names?

So what have you got? I hope you're drown in new books haha.

Huge thanks Anyez, Ksenia, Amber Kizer and Nina Malkin for the books. Love you all for your kindness<3


Steph Su said...

Aww authors are so good to you, you're lucky! I hope you enjoy Saving Francesca; it's one of my most favorite books of all time. :)

Polo.Pony said...

Ohh! Good books!

prophecygirl said...

Nice week! And I agree with Steph - authors are so good to you! :)

I've heard great things about Saving Francesca, so I think I'll have to get myself a copy.

susan said...

Saving Francesca is on my tbr list. Happy reading.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I really want to read Swoon and Eyes Like Stars. They sound brilliant.

Erika Lynn said...

Eyes Like Stars is AMAZING! happy reading!

Carrie said...

Swoon is awesome. Hope you enjoy it and I can't wait to read Eyes Like Stars. It looks fantastic.

Jen said...

Oh wow, Eyes Like Stars! Saving Francesca looks great too ^_^

Callie said...

You got a great selection of books!

Rebecca said...

Great haul, I've heard some really good things about Swoon, enjoy.

Jessica Kennedy said...

Eyes Like Stars is AMAZING! Be prepared to be enthralled!

Ello said...

Ok first off - thanks for the link!

Secondly - WOW! AWESOME blog!!! I'll definitely have to link you on my blog roll and I will be following you. Just look for my little piggy!

Ello said...

Also - you have the cutest blog header! The art is so cute and beautiful!

robin_titan said...

Enjoy those!
One butt cheek at a time was pretty cool :) And very funny!