Sunday, 4 October 2009

In my mailbox (9)

In my mailbox is hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren


This week I bought:


The Hate List by Jennifer Brown

From Amazon: Five months ago, Valerie Leftman's boyfriend opened fire on their school cafeteria, killing five students and one teacher before turning the gun on himself. Valerie, who was shot trying to stop him, is initially implicated in the shootings because of the hate list she helped create. The hate list her boyfriend used to pick his targets. As Valerie integrates back into school, more of an outsider than she ever thought she was before, she is forced to confront her feelings of guilt and loneliness. Exploring the gray area between hero and villain, she navigates the rocky relationships with her family, her former friends, with the memory of the boyfriend she still loves, and with the girl whose life she saved five months ago. As she moves toward graduation and the year anniversary of the shooting, Valerie must come to grips with the tragedy that took place and her role in it all in order to make amends and move on with her life.



My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent
From Goodreads:
She doesn't see dead people, but…
She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.
Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next…


Troy High by Shana Norris
From Amazon: This title presents a contemporary retelling of the famous Troy myth, set in two rival high schools. Homer's "Iliad", the classic tale of love and revenge, is shrewdly retold for teens in "Troy High". Narrated by Cassie, a shy outsider who fears that an epic high school rivalry is about to go up in flames, the story follows the Trojans and Spartans as they declare war on the football field. After the beautiful Elena - who used to be the captain of the Spartan cheerleaders - transfers to Troy High and falls madly in love with Cassie's brother Perry, the Spartans declare that the annual homecoming game will never be forgotten. The Trojans and Spartans pull wicked pranks on each other as homecoming approaches. And the Spartans' wildcard football star, Ackley, promises to take down the Trojans' offensive line. But the stakes are raised when Cassie is forced to choose between the boy she loves (a Spartan) and loyalty to her family and school. "Troy High" will seduce readers with its incendiary cast, worthy of mythic proportion.


Shrinking Violet by Danielle Joseph
From Amazon: For seventeen-year-old Teresa Adams, high school is an excruciating daily ordeal. Her debilitating shyness makes every conversation and every confrontation an agonizing event. But at home, in the security of her bedroom, she daydreams of a secret life as a DJ for Miami's hottest radio station, SLAM FM, which just so happens to be owned by her stepfather. Some day, she believes, she'll get her big break. And then it happens - her stepfather allows her to sit in as an intern. Before long, she's helping out on air under the guise of Sweet T, her confident radio persona. At school, Teresa has to do a group oral presentation. It doesn't help that she has a crush on Gavin, the boy in her group. Will her secret life as a DJ help her overcome the shyness of her daily life-and possibly propel her straight into the arms of her crush?


How did you do?

13 comments:

austenfan said...

Great books this week! I've been wanting to read My Soul To Take and Shrinking Violet. :) Seen a lot of positives reviews of The Hate List too. :) Enjoy!

Rebecca said...

Awesome books you got this week. They all look really good. I have My Soul to Take on my shelf waiting to be read. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

ReggieWrites said...

Great books! Hate List is amazing! Happy reading :-)

The Book Bug said...

oooooooh, I so want MY SOUL TO SAVE !!!!!!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I really want to read all of them! Happy reading!

Lauren said...

Great selection. Troy High looks like something I'd definitely read when I need a cute, fun book to escape in.

Chicklish said...

Oh, you've got some books I really want to read! I especially love the look of Troy High and Shrinking Violet. Hope you enjoy them!

WilowRaven said...

Good books this week. Interested in seeing how you like My Soul to Take - I have been avoiding it for some reason

Lizzy said...

You got a bunch of good books this week! I've heard good things about Hate List, hope you enjoy it. Happy reading!

Anonymous said...

Shrinking violet sounds really good, let me know what it's like when you've read it. s xx

prophecygirl said...

Hope you enjoy Hate List and Troy High - they're both very good! :)

Callie said...

They all look good. I have Hate List and it looks great. Enjoy!!!!

Michelle said...

Hate List is fantastic! I hope you enjoy it as well as your other books. :)

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