Monday, 14 September 2009

In My Mailbox (33)

Idea taken from The Story Siren

New week, new books :D

Sing Me To Sleep by Angela Morrison.

BETH HAS ALWAYS BEEN “THE BEAST”--That’s what everyone at school calls her because of her awkward height, facial scars, and thick glases. Who could love a beast? Beth’s only friend is geeky, golden-haired Scott. That is until she’s selected to be her choir’s soprano soloist and receives the makeover of a lifetime. Suddenly, everyone wants a piece of Beth.

Things only get better when her choir travels to Switzerland and Beth meets the mysterious Derek. They have an incredible whirlwind romance that makes Beth realize, for the first time, she too can find love. She’s no longer The Beast. In Derek’s eyes, she’s a beauty. But then Scott makes a heartbreaking confession to Beth that leaves her completely torn. Should she stand by sweet, steady Scott or follow the dangerous passionate feelings she has for Derek?

And there’s an even bigger problem: Derek’s got a secret . . . one that could shatter everything.

Artichoke's Heart by Suzanne Supplee.

Rosemary Goode is smart and funny and loyal and the best eyebrow waxer in Spring Hill, Tennessee. But only one thing seems to matter to anyone, including Rosemary: her weight. And when your mom runs the most successful (and gossipy) beauty shop in town, it can be hard to keep a low profile. Rosemary resolves to lose the weight, but her journey turns out to be about everything but the scale. Her life-changing, waist-shrinking year is captured with brutal honesty and humor, topped with an extralarge helping of Southern charm. A truly uncommon novel about an increasingly common problem.

Paisley Hanover Acts Out by Cameron Turtle.

Always one of the popular kids, sophomore Paisley Hanover gets a rude awakening when she's booted out of yearbook and into the badlands of drama class. Out of her element but only momentarily out of ideas, Paisley takes action'and an unexpected liking to her drama buddies. The result? An undercover crusade that could bring down the popularity pecking order, and Paisley along with it.

This is the story of how Paisley Hanover gets wise, gets bold, and gets into a hilarious mess of trouble. With a package as fresh and clever as Paisley herself including a cool slipcase, a fabulous novel, and Paisley's notebook of embarrassingly funny ideas and doodles is the start of a series that embraces the Un in UnUsual.

Three books, all published by Penguin :D Sing Me To Sleep is the most yummy one to me since it's a Tenner and like Angela's debut book, it's pretty sad (just my taste, you know). I also love how the other two look, so cute right? My copy of Paisley is a finished one so I got a box of two books which love utterly adorable. If you want to buy something for someone on a special occasion, I guess this one will make the best gift ^^

Thanks to Angela and Sara from Penguin for the lovely books.

So what have you got to add to your TBR pile last week?


So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Sing Me to Sleep sounds amazing! Enjoy your books!

prophecygirl said...

I agree - Sing Me to Sleep does sound really good! Please read it soon :)

Michelle said...

Great books! Sing Me To Sleep sounds very good.

Enjoy =)

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

I have only read Artichoke's Heart, and it was great! Hope you enjoy your books!