Monday, 27 July 2009

In My Mailbox (27)

Idea taken from The Story Siren

Say hello to my new books coming from Hachette Australia, everyone~!

The Summoning by Kelley Amstrong.

After years of frequent moves following her mother’s death, Chloe Saunders’s life is finally settling down. She is attending art school, pursuing her dreams of becoming a director, making friends, meeting boys. Her biggest concern is that she’s not developing as fast as her friends are. But when puberty does hit, it brings more than hormone surges. Chloe starts seeing ghosts–everywhere, demanding her attention. After she suffers a breakdown, her devoted aunt Lauren gets her into a highly recommended group home. At first, Lyle House seems a pretty okay place, except for Chloe’s small problem of fearing she might be facing a lifetime of mental illness. But as she gradually gets to know the other kids at the home–charming Simon and his ominous, unsmiling brother Derek, obnoxious Tori, and Rae, who has a “thing” for fire–Chloe begins to realize that there is something that binds them all together, and it isn’t your usual “problem kid” behaviour. And together they discover that Lyle House is not your usual group home either…

The Awakening by Kelley Amstrong.

If you had met me a few weeks ago, you probably would have described me as an average teenage girl—someone normal. Now my life has changed forever and I'm as far away from normal as it gets. A living science experiment—not only can I see ghosts, but I was genetically altered by a sinister organization called the Edison Group. What does that mean? For starters, I'm a teenage necromancer whose powers are out of control; I raise the dead without even trying. Trust me, that is not a power you want to have. Ever.

Now I'm running for my life with three of my supernatural friends—a charming sorcerer, a cynical werewolf, and a disgruntled witch—and we have to find someone who can help us before the Edison Group finds us first. Or die trying.

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen.

Remy doesn't believe in love. And why should she? Her romance novelist mother is working on her fifth marriage, and her father, a '70s hippie singer, left her with only a one-hit wonder song to remember him by. Every time Remy hears "This Lullaby," it feels like "a bruise that never quite healed right." "Wherever you may go / I will let you down / But this lullaby plays on..." Never without a boyfriend, Remy is a compulsive dater, but before a guy can go all "Ken" on her (as in "ultra boyfriend behavior") she cuts him off, without ever getting close or getting hurt. That's why she's stunned when klutzy, quirky, alterna-band boy Dexter inserts himself into her life and refuses to leave. Remy's been accepted to Stanford, and she plans on having her usual summer fling before tying up the loose ends of her pre-college life and heading for the coast. Except Dexter's not following Remy's tried-and-true rules of break-up protocol. And for the first time, Remy's questioning whether or not she wants him to.

Wait, Audrey by Robin Benway.

The wait is over for the paperback of this irresistible, fast-paced, hit-worthy debut!

When funny, charming, absolutely-normal Audrey Cuttler dumps her boyfriend Evan, he writes a song about her that becomes a number-one hit—and rockets Audrey to stardom!

Suddenly, tabloid paparazzi are on her tail and Audrey can barely hang with her friends at concerts or the movies without getting mobbed—let alone score a date with James, her adorable coworker at the Scooper Dooper. Her life will never be the same—at least, not until Audrey confronts Evan live on MTV and lets the world know exactly who she is!

It's so so so fantastic because I finally got to review these books, those I've been lusting for such a long time, especially This Lullaby and Wait, Audrey. I'm so HAPPY *grins till my jaw hurts*. I heard that the books are kick ass so I think I'm going to enjoy myself really much. Time for some music and fantasy~! By the way these ain't Australian covers, I'll put the actual ones up with my reviews so stay tuned.

Happy reading my lovelies ^^


katie said...

All of those look amazing. The Sarah Dessen book and the Kelley Armstrong books are some of my favorites. Enjoy!

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Whoot! Awesome loot this week! I haven't read the Kelley Armstrong ones yet, but I do have the first one. You're going to freaking LOVE LOVE This Lullaby and Audrey, Wait! They are soooo good.


a flight of minds said...

I haven't read the two by Kelley Armstrong but am wondering if I should. I'll have to wait and see how you like them first maybe. On the other hand, I've read both This Lullaby and Audrey, Wait! and I'm able to say I love them both dearly. I hope you do too!

- Alex

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

This Lullaby was pretty good! I haven't gotten to The Summoning yet but I do own it.


Anonymous said...

I have those four but have only read "Audrey, Wait!" and it was excellent! Light and fun and cute!