Monday, 19 October 2009

In My Mailbox (34)

Idea taken from The Story Siren

I'm squealing for these books because they're S&S releases and I've been wanting to read it for forever.

Wake by Lisa McMann.

For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, the naked-but-nobody-notices dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie's seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime.

She can't tell anybody about what she does -- they'd never believe her, or worse, they'd think she's a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she doesn't want and can't control.

Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else's twisted psyche. She is a participant....

I've heard enough great things of this series to jump at whoever got this book that's in my sight. I love dreams, especially dreaming interpreting. But it's nothing close to this. Sadly the sequel isn't available from this publisher so wish me luck so I could find other ways to read the rest of Dream Catcher!

Bloom by Elizabeth Scott.

There's a difference between falling and letting go.

Lauren has a good life: decent grades, great friends, and a boyfriend every girl lusts after. So why is she so unhappy?

It takes the arrival of Evan Kirkland for Lauren to figure out the answer: She's been holding back. She's been denying herself a bunch of things (like sex) because staying with her loyal and gorgeous boyfriend, Dave, is the "right" thing to do. After all, who would give up the perfect boyfriend?

But as Dave starts talking more and more about their life together, planning a future Lauren simply can't see herself in -- and as Lauren's craving for Evan, and moreover, who she is with Evan becomes all the more fierce -- Lauren realizes she needs to make a choice...before one is made for her.

A title by Elizabeth Scott. What else can I say? She's fantastic and I really do hope I'll enjoy her books as much as I enjoy reading her blogs. This book has a real beautiful cover. I love the colour of green. So peaceful yet so sad.

The Center Of The Universe (Yep, That Would Be Me) by Anita Liberty.

Welcome to the story of my life. Well, at least the story of my junior and senior years of high school. It's a profound, touching, and hilarious (if I do say so myself) tale told through cunning poems, revelatory diary entries, perspicacious (look it up) word definitions, shrewd bits of advice, and off-the-cuff (but brilliant) insights.

You'll probably relate to a lot of it. Especially the parts about hating my parents, never feeling cool enough, failing my first attempt at the SATs, having an incredibly romantic (but one-sided) relationship with the coolest guy in school, and getting hexed by my ex-best friend who became a Wiccan.

And if you can't relate? Well, step to the back of that humongous line. You'll probably be right behind my family. If you're lucky, my mom'll bring snacks.

How can I be who I am and who my family wants me to be when the person I am wouldn't be caught dead with the person my family wants me to be?

The synopsis promises a hilarious read (which the title alone can do too) so why not pick it up? I heard that it's like a diary with many SATs words on it so this may be my chance to improve my vocabulary. Perfect book, ain't it?

Millions thanks to Rose from Simon & Schuster Australia for sending these to me<333

So what have you got last week? Spill! :D


Sara said...

I love WAKE and BLOOM! :) Happy reading!

Keri Mikulski said...

Just bought FRONT AND CENTER. Can't wait to dig in. :)

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Bloom is really good, though Wake didn't live up to the hype for me. Hope you enjoy them!

debbie said...

I like bloom hehe !!!

Miriam said...

I'll definitely be adding the Center of the Universe book to my wishlist, it looks funny and I love books with different bits and pieces in it. Bloom looks like an interesting read too.

Diana Dang said...

Great batch! I have bought Wake like months ago but never got a chance to read it. ><