Saturday, 8 May 2010

In My Mailbox (38)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren

Review

Swapped by a Kiss by Luisa Plaja (Corgi childrens: 29 April)
From Goodreads: When Rachel's on/off boyfriend David goes to a music festival in England, she jumps on a plane to surprise him - but she gets a shock of her own. Not only does she find David kissing someone else, but it's their friend Jo! Super-lovely, super-loved, all-round-perfect Jo.

Rachel runs away, wishing she could leave her life behind - and she suddenly finds herself in Jo's body! Can she keep this swap a secret? Can she unravel what's really going on? Can she get to grips with Jo's out-of-control curly hair?

And if she discovers that being in someone else's shoes isn't all it's cracked up to be, can she ever be herself again?








Bought

Runaway by Meg Cabot
From Goodreads: Emerson Watts is on the run: from school, from work, from her family, from her friends, from herself.

With everyone she loves furious with her for something she can't explain, and nothing but the live Stark Angel fashion show on New Year's Eve to look forward to, Em's reached the end of her rope... what's the point of even going on?

But when she discovers the truth about Nikki's secret, she knows there's only one person she can turn to.

Will Christopher be able to put aside his personal feelings and help her expose her employer to the world? Is it even fair to get Christopher involved—since if he agrees, there's every chance that Stark Enterprises will try to have them both killed—this time, permanently?

Maybe it would be better for Em to just keep on running.


Oh My Goth by Gena Showalter
From Goodreads: A fiercely individualist Goth girl wakes up to discover that the whole world has gone Goth and she's actually -- gag -- popular.

Jade Leigh is a nonconformist who values individuality above all else. She has a small group of like-minded Goth friends who wear black, dabble in the dark arts, and thrive outside the norm. They're considered the "freaks" of their high school. But when Jade's smart mouth lands her in trouble -- again -- her principal decides to teach her a lesson she'll never forget.

Taken to a remote location where she is strapped down and sedated, Jade wakes up in an alternate universe where she rules the school. But her best friends won't talk to her, and the people she used to hate are all Goth. Only Clarik, the mysterious new boy in town, operates outside all the cliques. And only Mercedes, the Barbie clone Jade loathes, believes that Jade's stuck in a virtual reality game -- because she's stuck there, too, now living the life of a "freak." Together, they realize they might never get back to reality...and that even if they do, things might never be the same.


Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott
From Goodreads:
You know, I always thought I told you everything, but there are some things I should have said but never did. I should have told you about the time I lost your new sunglasses. I know you really liked them. I should have apologized the time I ruined your brand-new skirt, the one with the beading. I should have apologized for a lot of stuff.

I’m sorry. I’m sorry for everything.

It's been seventy five days. Amy's sick of her parents suddenly taking an interest in her, and she's really sick of people asking her about Julia. Julia's gone, and Amy doesn't want to talk about it. No one knew Julia like she did. No one gets what life is without her.

No one understands what it's like to know that it's all your fault.

Amy's shrink thinks she should keep a journal but instead, Amy starts writing letters to Julia. As she writes letter after letter, she begins to realize that the past holds its own secrets--and that the present deserves a chance.


How did you all do?

10 comments:

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Runaway and Swapped by a Kiss are both brilliant. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Lauren said...

I'm reading Swapped at the moment (yay!) and I'll hopefully get around to Runaway some day. I actually read Oh My Goth quote a while back and though I wasn't crazy about it, I did like the virtual reality idea a *lot*.

prophecygirl said...

Great week and fab selection! I hope you enjoy them all. :)

I want to start that Meg Cabot series one day. I've heard it's amazing!

Trillian said...

Some great books you got there. Hope you enjoy them!

Chas @ LLL in the 808 said...

Oh My Goth is on my list to read! I adore Gena Showalter!

Enjoy your books!=)
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Spellboundbybooks Melissa said...

Great books for this week. Oh My Goth looks good

Enjoy

Jan von Harz said...

Love Meg Cabot. I read Airhead and have being Nikki on my TBR shelf. Oh My Goth looks very interesting and this is a new title for me. I will have to check it out.

Steph said...

The premise of Oh My Goth sounds humorous and fun. Enjoy!

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Those are some fantastic books! Swapped by a kiss sounds really good. Love the discription for Love You Hate You Miss You.

Heres mine if your interested, I think a made off just as good as you!

Alayne said...

Happy reading! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

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