Saturday, November 28, 2009

In My Mailbox (16)

IMM is a weekly meme that explores the contents of one's mailbox. IMM was started by Kristi at The Story Siren.

For Review:

Dear Big V by Ellen W. Leroe
(ARC/Released September 2009/WestSide Books)
Courtney Condon, a funny, off-beat junior, is caught smack in the middle of the war that's raging between the Lewds and the Prudes at Delaware-Valley High School. One of the most committed of Prudes, Court’s the founder of Donuts and Coffee, an abstinence club at Dull-Val. But when Courtney, a reporter for the school newspaper, is assigned an Op Ed piece that forces her to work with Lance, the school “player” and hottest guy at school—and who represents everything Courtney despises—she finds that this up-close and personal contact with Lance throws her into a Whirlwind of Confusion over her chaste ideals. Court wrestles with the conflicting messages her hormones are sending her—the wakeup call neither her friends nor the Lewds have been able to make her understand. As a different battle rages at home, Courtney’s staunchly devout, strict-Catholic mom, who has secrets all her own, is pushing the limits of abstinence and her own form of prudishness to the point of alienating the entire family, from Courtney’s patient father and her banished older brother, even to Courtney herself—especially when Mom catches Court in a lip-lock with Lance in his car, right in her very own driveway! Laugh-out-loud funny, Dear Big V illuminates the conflict between hormones and values that teens face every day.

Sounds entertaining. I received this for review from BookDivas. Thanks!


Nothing Like You by Lauren Strasnick
(HC/October 2009/Simon Pulse)

When Holly loses her virginity to Paul, a guy she barely knows, she assumes their encounter is a one-night stand. After all, Paul is too popular to even be speaking to Holly, and he happens to have a long-term girlfriend, Saskia. But ever since Holly’s mom died six months ago, Holly has been numb to the world, and she’s getting desperate to feel something, anything—so when Paul keeps pursuing her, Holly relents. Paul’s kisses are a welcome diversion, and it’s nice to feel like the kind of girl that a guy like Paul would choose.

But things aren’t so simple with Saskia around. Paul’s real girlfriend is willowy and perfect… and nothing like Holly. To make matters worse, she and Holly are becoming friends. Suddenly the consequences of Holly’s choices are all too real, and Holly stands to lose more than she ever realized she had.

Sounds great! I hope I enjoy it. A big thanks to Lauren and her publisher for sending this my way to review!

Won:

I received a great prize this week from B.A.M. Book Reviews! I won their Vampire's Assistant giveaway and today the package was waiting for me when I got home. In it there was The Vampire's Assistant book, which contains the first three books of the Cirque du Freak series. There was also a Vampire's Assistant backpack, locker mirror, and tshirt, which is super soft! Thanks so much!

7 comments:

  1. I got Nothing Like You too!
    Happy reading!

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  2. Dear big V sounds really cute & funny! Nothing like u looks good 2. happy reading!!!

    I <3 Cirque Du freak series!

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  3. Nothing Like You sounds both sad and interesting at the same, if you get what I mean. The poor girl sounds very confused.

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  4. Oh wow! I've really been wanting Nothing Like You! Hope you enjoy your books. :D

    ~Briana

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  5. Congrats on your contest win! I'll be looking forward to your review of Nothing Like You. Happy reading

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  6. Congrats on winning! I've been wanting to read the Cirque de Freak books, so I hope you'll review 'em and tell us how they are! :)

    And who doesn't love bookish goodies? Major win!

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  7. O Nothing Like You sounds great. Can't wait for your review.

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