Monday, 26 October 2009

In My Mailbox (35)

Idea taken from The Story Siren

Again, I got new books (who didn't? lol)

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen.

Last year, Annabel was "the girl who has everything; at least that's the part she played in the television commercial for Kopf 's Department Store. This year, she's the girl who has nothing: no best friend because mean-but-exciting Sophie dropped her, no peace at home since her older sister became anorexic, and no one to sit with at lunch. Until she meets Owen Armstrong. Tall, dark, and music-obsessed, Owen is a reformed bad boy with a commitment to truth-telling. With Owen's help, maybe Annabel can face what happened the night she and Sophie stopped being friends.

In this multi-layered, impossible-to-put-down book, Sarah Dessen tells the story of a year in the life of a family coming to terms with the imperfections beneath its perfect facade.

Another lovely book from Sarah Dessen. Lot of fans say this is one of her best books so of course I have to pick it up. I love the quotes in Just Listen and I'm curious to see how great Owen is since he sounds very great.

Vampire Academy (book 1) by Richelle Mead.

St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.

I'm a not a fan ov vampires but Yan and Sharon seem to love this series so much I have to try. Hopefully I'll fall in love with it too. Oh and did I tell you I'm in love with Spirit Bound cover? It's HAWT!

Teach Me by R.A Nelson.

Whut down. From the very first page, Nine speaks in a voice that is at once raw, at happens when a high school student and her teacher cross that line?

Teach Me by R. A. Nelson is a powerful debut novel that readers will not be able to phonest, direct, and unusually eloquent. "There has been an earthquake in my life," she says, inviting you inside an experience that fascinates everyone-an affair between teacher and student-and giving a personal answer to the question: How does this happen?

R. A. Nelson's strong writing is paired with a story we all want to hear, resulting in a novel that will speak to every teenager. A novel about a love so intense that the person you're with becomes your world, and when you lose that person, you lose your world.

This is a hard subject, I wonder how R.A Nelson dealt with it. In another aspect, I love seemingly scandalous books, so I requested for this copy.

Thanks awesome Erin for the books. Once again, you rock :D

Tell me buddies, how was your last book week?


LovesSam said...

I've never read any Sarah Dessen books, but I may just have to purchase me one, they sound fab.

Plus, I LOVE the Vampire Academy books, they're great, I am sure you will love them.

Great blog btw

Fauxreal said...

Like sam, I haven't read any Sarah Dessen yet. I'm probably going to choose Just Listen or Lock and Key first, as they seem to be among her best works. I can't wait to see your review. :)

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

I love Just Listen by Sarah Dessen! Its my favorite by her! And VA-1 is awesome! I hope you like it! I really want to read Teach Me, it sounds great! Enjoy your books! :)


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