Tuesday, 19 May 2009

In My Mailbox (17)

Idea taken from The Story Siren

Cheers for the great books~!!!!

After by Amy Efaw.

Who would leave their own baby in the trash to die?

Certainly not someone like Devon--a straight-A student, soccer player with Olympic dreams, more mature than her own mother. But desparation and panic drover her to do what most people can't even imagine. Now Devon's in a juvenile detention center, charged with attempted murder. If she's tried as an adult, she faces life in prison.

Does Devon deserve that punishment? Your answer depends on whether you believe her story--that she didn't even know she was pregnant. Was she buried in a denial so deep that she was unable to register the seemingly obvious signs of pregnancy? Or were her actions the result of a more devious, premeditated plan?

I caught a glimpse of this book at Reviewer X's blog and knew I had to get my hands on this one other else I'd be crazy. The synopsis created such a strong impression on readers and the cover looked as if it was calling to you "Get.Me.Home. I demand!". The subject of pregnancy is so touchy, therefore I'm really attracted to this book. I'm saving it for a free weekend since it looks long.

Shrinking Violet by Danielle Joseph.

High school senior Teresa Adams is so painfully shy that she dreads speaking to anyone in the hallways or getting called on in class. But in the privacy of her bedroom with her iPod in hand, she rocks out — doing mock broadcasts for Miami's hottest FM radio station, which happens to be owned by her stepfather. When a slot opens up at The SLAM, Tere surprises herself by blossoming behind the mike into confident, sexy Sweet T — and to everyone's shock, she's a hit! Even Gavin, the only guy in school who she dares to talk to, raves about the mysterious DJ's awesome taste in music. But when The SLAM announces a songwriting contest — and a prom date with Sweet T is the grand prize — Sweet T's dream could turn into Tere's worst nightmare....

A contest prize, again. Actually, I won the second price which included Shrinking Violet goodies but because I lived so far, Danielle offered a signed copy of the book instead. So great isn't it? I love reading about shy girls and how they learn to break their shells. Don't you?

Undone by Brooke Taylor.

Kori Kitzler is the "dark angel" of her high school: beautiful, mysterious, the subject of rumors. Serena Moore is just an average girl, until a run-in with Kori in the bathroom in eighth grade. When Kori tells her that they are more alike than she thinks, Serena is instantly intrigued, and their fateful friendship begins.

When the girls are asked to complete a writing assignment listing the five things they would want to happen--their five ways to tempt fate--Serena doesn't take it seriously. But when something tragic happens to Kori, Serena is left with her loneliness and Kori's five things. Can Serena complete her best friend's tasks, or will she leave her list undone?

This book sounds mysterious. The synopsis left me in awe not knowing what to expect. I have a feeling that it's going to be really sad and deep. I adore the cover really much, too. Have you ever read this one? Care to tell me your opinion?

So that's all I got. Next week should be better cos I'm expecting a few review copies to come.
How about you?

Thanks to Danielle Joseph, Brooke Taylor, Amy Efaw and Jullian from Viking for giving me a chance to have these books.