Monday, 4 May 2009

In My Mailbox (15)

Idea taken from The Story Siren.

More books to munch on everyone!

Boy Toy by Barry Lyga.

Josh Mendel has a secret. Unfortunately, everyone knows what it is.
Five years ago, Josh’s life changed. Drastically. And everyone in his school, his town—seems like the world—thinks they understand. But they don’t—they can’t. And now, about to graduate from high school, Josh is still trying to sort through the pieces. First there’s Rachel, the girl he thought he’d lost years ago. She’s back, and she’s determined to be part of his life, whether he wants her there or not.Then there are college decisions to make, and the toughest baseball game of his life coming up, and a coach who won’t stop pushing Josh all the way to the brink. And then there’s Eve. Her return brings with it all the memories of Josh’s past. It’s time for Josh to face the truth about what happened.
If only he knew what the truth was . . .

This book is just...scandalous. Totally something so new and a bit bold for my style. On the other hand I'm really curious. It must be really hard for Josh to deal with everything in his life, especially his past. I can't wait to start reading Boy Toy.

A Bad Boy Be Good For A Girl by Tanya Lee Stone.

Josie, Nicolette, and Aviva all get mixed up with a senior boy–a cool, slick, sexy boy who can talk them into doing almost anything he wants. In a blur of high school hormones and personal doubt, each girl struggles with how much to give up and what ultimately to keep for herself. How do girls handle themselves? How much can a boy get away with? And in the end, who comes out
on top? A bad boy may always be a bad boy. But this bad boy is about to meet three girls who won’t back down.

The title sounds so yummy I cannot let it go. I'm really lucky to have my hands on the copy because it's a Randomhouse title. I think I'm going to enjoy this book really much due to my bad boy obsession (hehe). Which girl do you think will change the guy?

Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors.

From the author of Saving Juliet comes a romantic comedy that is good to the last drop. When Katrina spots a homeless guy sleeping in the alley behind her grandmother’s coffee shop, she decides to leave him a cup of coffee, a bag of chocolate-covered coffee beans, and some pastries to tide him over. Little does she know that this random act of kindness is about to turn her life upside down. Because this adorable vagrant, Malcolm, is really a guardian angel on a break between missions. And he won’t leave until he can reward Katrina’s selflessness by fulfilling her deepest desire. Now if only she could decide what that might be . . .

The synopsis makes me squeal inside - it's simply cute. Sounds like these stories we used to read back then when we were young and naive : ) Just that back then, the guardian doesn't fall in love with the normal girl. I'm kind of sure that this book will warm my heart and teach me a lot of things about coffee too.

Also, I received One Wish by Leigh Brescia - contest prize.

Special thanks to Suzanne Selfors, Leigh Brescia, Caroline Meckler and Jennifer Taber for sending me all these fabulous books.

So what did you guys get? Tell me!


stargirlreads said...

a bad boy can be good for a girl was sooooo good :)

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Coffeehouse Angel sounds like such a cute book!

Steph Su said...

I agree with stargirlreads. I really liked Bad Boy! And I also have Boy Toy on my wishlist. I can't wait to see what you think of it. :)

prophecygirl said...

Great week! They all sound really good!

cupcakewitch said...

These all look great! I really want to read Boy Toy!

perla said...

Boy Toy is absolutely amazing! Barry Lyga is one of my favorite authors. Try reading his other books if you haven't already. This book is really brutal, but really well written.

Keri Mikulski said...

Great books.. Love A BAD BOY CAN BE GOOD FOR A GIRL. Wish I read that one when I was a teen. :)

Carol(ina) said...

Ooh they all look very good! Enjoy!