Sunday, 2 August 2009

In My Mailbox (28)

Idea taken from The Story Siren

It's been a kind of lousy week but I have my new books to keep me up and happy. Here they are~!

TMI by Sarah Quigley.

Friends call Becca the Overshare Queen, but her tendency for TMI never seemed like a problem to her until she blabs about her sweet band-geek boyfriend's sloppy kisses—and gets dumped! Realizing it may be better to resist the temptation to overshare face-to-face, Becca decides to blog anonymously about everything instead. On her blog, Too Much Information, Becca unleashes her alter ego, Bella. Bella tells it like it is . . . though perhaps with a bit more drama. After all, no one's going to read it, right???

Me, My Elf and I by Heather Swain.

It's not often you see an elf in the middle of Brooklyn, let alone a tall, blond, gorgeous elf in the middle of one of the most prestigious performing arts high schools in the country. And yet, that's just where Zephyr Addler finds herself: smack dab in the middle of a bustling New York City school, worlds away from the secluded woodland community she knows so well. But Zephyr knows that she has to figure out how to live in the world. And dress in the world. Thanks to a little friendly advice from her new friend Mercedes, Zephyr starts to get the hang of Brooklyn. That is, until Zephyr snags a role in a commercial, beating out the most popular girl in school, Bella Dartagnan. Now with Bella and her friends out to get her, can Zephyr out-maneuver the mean girls (and catch the eye of a certain cute boy) without losing herself?

Living On Impulse by Cara Haycak.

Mia Morrow is impulsive, plain and simple. While her friends are concerned with grades and colleges, Mia would rather focus on the things that make her happy— like chasing boys or snatching something off a department store shelf. No big deal, right? But then Mia gets caught shoplifting, and her thoughtless behavior doesn't just push her friends away, it gets her into a lot of trouble, too. In this eye-opening tale of friendships, family, and negative impulses, Cara Haycak subtly shows that the power to heal is within all of us, and it almost always starts with forgiveness.

Viola In Reel Life by Adriana Trigiani.

When fourteen-year-old Viola is sent from her beloved Brooklyn to boarding school in Indiana for ninth grade, she overcomes her initial reservations as she makes friends with her roommates, goes on a real date, and uses the unsettling ghost she keeps seeing as the subject of a short film—her first.

Two fun books, one intense and one thought-provoking. Great isn't it? Have you guys read any of these? Which one do you want me to review first? Voice your thought ^^

Thanks Sara from Penguin Kelly - Adriana's assistant for sending the books to me.


Steph Su said...

I'm interested in what you think of TMI and Viola in Reel Life. Nice books! They all have such pretty covers.

Lauren said...

You got some awesome books this week- Living on Impulse and Me, My Elf, and I all look great! I can't wait to read your reviews for them.

Bookworm said...

Oooh, I can't wait to read Viola in Reel Life. It sounds so cool. I also have copies of Me My Elf & I and TMI on my shelf, and I'm looking forward to reading both!