Monday, 10 August 2009

In My Mailbox (29)

Idea taken from The Story Siren

Four great books landed on my windows pane last week. Check them out ^^

Give Up The Ghost by Megan Crewe.

Cass McKenna much prefers ghosts to “breathers.” Ghosts are uncomplicated and dependable. They know the dirt on everybody . . . and Cass loves dirt.
She’s on a mission to expose the dirty secrets of all of the poseurs in her school. But when the vice president of the student council discovers her secret, Cass’s whole scheme hangs in the balance. Timwants her help to contact his recently deceasedmother, but Cass is less than enthusiastic.
Kicking and screaming, Cass becomes increasingly entwined in Tim’s life. And she’s more surprised than anyone when she realizes that maybe some living people aren’t so bad if she’d only give them a chance.

Major Syndrome by Alicia Thompson.

Using the skills you've learned so far in Introduction to Psychology, please write a brief self-assessment describing how things are going in your freshman year.

Presenting Concerns:

The Patient, Leigh Nolan (that would be me), has just started her first year at Stiles College. She has decided to major in psychology (even though her parents would rather she study Tarot cards, not Rorschach blots).

Patient has always been very good at helping her friends with their problems, but when it comes to solving her own...not so much.

Patient has a tendency to overanalyze things, particularly when the opposite sex is involved. Like why doesn't Andrew, her boyfriend of over a year, ever invite her to spend the night? Or why can't she commit to taking the next step in their relationship? And why does his roommate Nathan dislike her so much? More importantly, why did Nathan have a starring role in a much-more-than-friendly dream?

Aggravating factors include hyper-competitive fellow psych majors, a professor who's badly in need of her own psychoanalysis, and mentoring a middle-school-aged girl who thinks Patient is, in a word, naive.


Psych Major Syndrome

Donut Days by Lara Zielin.

Emma has a lot going on. Her best friend's not speaking to her, a boy she's known all her life is suddenly smokin' hot and in love with her, and oh yes, her evangelical minister parents may lose their church, especially if her mother keeps giving sermons saying Adam was a hermaphrodite.
But this weekend Emma's only focused on Crispy Dream, a hot new donut franchise opening in town, where Harley bikers and Frodo wannabes camp out waiting to be the first ones served. Writing the best feature story on the camp for the local paper might just win Emma a scholarship to attend a non- Christian college. But soon enough Emma finds the donut camp isn't quite the perfect escape from all her troubles at Living Word Redeemer.
In a fresh, funny voice, newcomer Lara Zielin offers up a mesmerizing, fast-paced narrative full of wit and insight.

Wonderful books aren’t they? They’re all published in August and September so I’m really eager to start reading them right away. I actually finished Donut Days last night and I thought it was really cute. Please look out for the review soon. Donut Days also came with a Donut coupon and Give Up The Ghost some bookmarks and a button, I’ll show you when possible.
Happy eating and reading~!

Thanks Hallie from Hyperion Books, Lara and Megan for these great YA novels. Also, my friend Debbie, for posting for me once again<3


Kristen said...

Great books this week! I want to read Give Up the Ghost as well, which I have at home. I'm so behind on reading!

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

Awesome books! I'll be looking out for your review of Donut Days :)


Taschima Cullen said...

Give up the Ghost!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steph Su said...

Oh, wow! All three of those books are ones I really want to read. I can't wait to see what you think of Psych Major Syndrome! ^_^

prophecygirl said...

Cool week - Give Up the Ghost looks really good! Hope you enjoy!

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Awesome week Thao! I really want to read Give Up the Ghost - can't wait to see your review on it.


towerofbooks said...

These books look interesting! Hope you enjoy. ;)

ReggieWrites said...

Great books Thao!!! I wanna read Psych Major Syndrome! Can't wait!

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

Great books! I want to read those 3, too, especially "Psych Major Syndrom".