Monday, 25 May 2009

In My Mailbox (18)

Idea taken from The Story Siren

Some cool book arrived for me last week. Check them out.

My Invented Life by Lauren Bjorkman.

With Roz and Eva everything becomes a contest—who can snag the best role in the school play, have the cutest boyfriend, pull off the craziest prank. Still, they’re as close as sisters can be. Until Eva deletes Roz from her life like so much junk e-mail for no reason that Roz understands. Now Eva hangs out with the annoyingly petite cheerleaders, and Roz fantasizes about slipping bovine growth hormone into their Gatorade. Roz has a suspicion about Eva. In turn, Eva taunts Roz with a dare, which leads to an act of total insanity. Drama geeks clamor for attention, Shakespearean insults fly, and Roz steals the show in Lauren Bjorkman’s hilarious debut novel.

I'm really excited about this one - bestfriends drifting apart sounds good already but bestfriends suddenly no longer bestfriends is even more interesting. This book seems hilarious, mysterious, serious and light-hearted at the same time. I'll read this one fast and lend it to my bestfriend. I bet we'll both enjoy it.

Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund.

With a past too terrible to speak of, and a bleak, lonely future ahead of her, Aerin Renning is shocked to find she has earned a place at the most exclusive school in the universe. Aerin excels at Academy 7 in all but debate, where Dane Madousin—son of one of the most powerful men in the Alliance— consistently outtalks her. Fortunately Aerin consistently outwits him at sparring. They are at the top of their class until Dane jeopardizes everything and Aerin is unintentionally dragged down with him. When the pair is given a joint punishment, an unexpected friendship—and romance—begins to form. But Dane and Aerin both harbor dangerous secrets, and the two are linked in ways neither of them could ever have imagined. . . .

I'm dying to read something about school - especially exclusive school so Academy 7 came just at the right time. It also has secrets, competition and romance - I couldn't ask for more couldn't I? The cover is really intriguing too, love the pose of the couple.

Initiation by Susan Fine.

The halls of St. Stephen's reek of money, secrets, and desperation. Competition to be top dog at the Manhattan private school is fierce. But Mauricio Londoño—Latino, middle-class, and new to the brutality of prep school life—just wants to survive ninth grade.

Apartments the size of a city block...Vacations in the Hamptons... Being near all this extravagance, intellect, and beauty is a thrill. But navigating their sparkling world is another story. When two warring freshmen use the Web as a weapon, Mauricio gets burned in the online crossfire and learns firsthand how the privileged don't always play by the rules.

This book is not my usual type but something about it still interests me. I saw quite a few negative reviews on it but I'll try hard not to judge before actually getting to read it.

Thanks Lauren, Anne and Susan for sending their lovely children to me :)

Have a bookastic week ahead everyone!


Liyana said...

Great collection this week! Initiation's cover is great.

prophecygirl said...

Another great week Thao! I agree about Academy 7, it sounds very good, and I love the cover too. I'm looking forward to your reviews of these :)

Anonymous said...

I want to read all three of those. Enjoy them! =D