Sunday, February 14, 2010

In My Mailbox (26)

IMM is a weekly meme that explores the contents of one's mailbox. IMM was started by Kristi at The Story Siren. Descriptions are from Amazon and book covers.

For Review:

Magic Hands by Jennifer Laurens
(PB/February 2007/Grove Creek Publishing)

Cort, the high school senior jock seems to have it all -- except a summer job. When he lands one doing women's nails, his eyes are opened to the catty, back-stabbing world of females. Girls he thought he knew and trusted turn out to shock and use him. He gets to know Rachel, an elusive girl the others gossip about, a girl with secrets. From her he learns there is more to life than weekend partying and social status, and one of the secrets she shares with him will change his life forever.

I received this for review from Around The World Tours. I'm reading this now, and it's quite fun!

Nailed by Jennifer Laurens
(PB/November 2008/Grove Creek Publishing)

One girl. Two guys. Who says three's a crowd? When Mandy takes an unusual summer job-in construction-she has to prove she's just one of the guys. But she gets more than she bargains for being the only girl on the job. The mixture of hot guys, sunscreen, raw wood and testosterone proves to be an elixir she can't protect her heart from. Brooding Boston and flirty AJ find themselves looking at Mandy as more than just a girl who holds a hammer. Mandy soon finds herself not only lost in a whirlwind of a male-dominated world, but also the center of an inadvertently "constructed" love triangle. Mandy must choose between two guys who want her heart. But what's a girl to do when she wants them both?

I received this from Around The World Tours as well. Sounds steamy.

Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien
(HC/March 2010/Roaring Brook Press)

In the Enclave, your scars set you apart, and the newly born will change the future.

Sixteen-year-old Gaia Stone and her mother faithfully deliver their quota of three infants every month. But when Gaia’s mother is brutally taken away by the very people she serves, Gaia must question whether the Enclave deserves such loyalty. A stunning adventure brought to life by a memorable heroine, this dystopian debut will have readers racing all the way to the dramatic finish.

I received this from the Henry Holt InGroup. I hope I like this. I haven't read a dystopian novel in a long time.

Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood by Eileen Cook
(HC/January 2010/Simon Pulse)

Popularity is the best revenge.

In the final weeks of eighth grade, Lauren Wood made a choice. She betrayed her best friend, Helen, in a manner so publicly humiliating that Helen had to move to a new town just to save face. Ditching Helen was worth it, though, because Lauren started high school as one of the It Girls--and now, at the start of her senior year, she's the cheerleading captain, the quarterback's girlfriend, and the undisputed queen bee. Lauren has everything she's ever wanted, and she has forgotten all about her ex-best friend.

But Helen could never forget Lauren. After three years of obsessing, she's moving back to her old town. She has a new name and a new look, but she hasn't dropped her old grudges. She has a detailed plan to bring down her former BFF by taking away everything that's ever been important to Lauren—starting with her boyfriend.

Watch out, Lauren Wood. Things are about to get bitchy.

Another surprise from S&S. Yay! Looks like a lot of drama.

From Paperback Swap/Swap Tree:
The Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading by Charity Tahmaseb and Darcy Vance
Dead is the New Black by Marlene Perez

I had an awesome week! What about you?


  1. Looks like you have received some great books there. I like the sound of Birthmarked and the idea behind Magic Hands sounds funny.

    I also did IMM this week. Please feel free to swing by my blog and check mine out here:

  2. Nailed looks great and I'm so jealous about Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood; I swear I'm the only person who doesn't have a copy yet, haha. Happy reading.x

  3. Magic Hands makes me think of this song I LOVE by Heart called Magic Man :)

  4. Love the blurb for Birthmarked. Really looking forward to hearing what you think of it.

  5. And Birth Marked shows up again. It is popular this week. I too wouldn't mind reading it. Enjoy. Here's Mine

  6. awesome books! i really want 2 read Jennifer Laurens books. that all look fun and interesting. Hope u enjoy them! Happy reading!

  7. From the description, it sounds like readers of Some Girls Are might enjoy Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood.


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