Sunday, August 16, 2009

In My Mailbox (7)

Hey guys! So I got five books this week and they all look really good! And thanks, always, to The Story Siren for hosting this meme!

For Review:
Hottie by Jonathan Bernstein

Alison Cole's got it all: She's gorgeous, dating a steamy surfer boy, and has just been crowned Beverly Hills High Freshman Class President. Then during a special "symmetry" surgery, a lightning bolt zaps her, and Alison instantly transforms into Hottie—that is, a totally sizzling superhero with the power to shoot fire from her fingers!

Shunned as a Pyro-Freak, Alison must adopt dorky David Eels as her crime-fi ghting sidekick. Worse, she's falling for the one guy who wants to "extinguish" her forever, Junior Class President of Cuteness— and wannabe fi refi ghter—T. Hull. But she doesn't realize that a supervillain's lurking. . . .

Has Hottie met her match?

I got this one from 1 ARC tours-my review will be up soon!

How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford

New to town, Beatrice is expecting her new best friend to be one of the girls she meets on the first day. But instead, the alphabet conspires to seat her next to Jonah, aka Ghost Boy, a quiet loner who hasn't made a new friend since third grade. Something about him, though, gets to Bea, and soon they form an unexpected friendship. It's not romance, exactly - but it's definitely love. Still, Bea can't quite dispel Jonah's gloom and doom - and as she finds out his family history, she understands why. Can Bea help Jonah? Or is he destined to vanish?


Swapping:

You Are So Undead to Me by Stacey Jay

Fifteen-year-old Megan Berry is a Zombie Settler by birth, which means she's part-time shrink to a bunch of dead people with a whole lot of issues.

All Megan wants is to be normal—and go to homecoming, of course. Unfortunately, it's a little difficult when your dates keep getting interrupted by a bunch of slobbering Undead.

Things are about to get even more complicated for Megan. Someone in school is using black magic to turn average, angsty Undead into flesh-eating Zombies, and it's looking like homecoming will turn out to be a very different kind of party—the bloody kind.

Megan must stop the Zombie apocalypse descending on Carol, Arkansas. Her life—and more importantly, homecoming—depends on it.

Pledged by Alexandra Robbins

Alexandra Robbins wanted to find out if the stereotypes about sorority girls were actually true, so she spent a year with a group of girls in a typical sorority. The sordid behavior of sorority girls exceeded her worst expectations -- drugs, psychological abuse, extreme promiscuity, racism, violence, and rampant eating disorders are just a few of the problems. But even more surprising was the fact that these abuses were inflicted and endured by intelligent, successful, and attractive women.

Why is the desire to belong to a sorority so powerful that women are willing to engage in this type of behavior -- especially when the women involved are supposed to be considered "sisters"? What definition of sisterhood do many women embrace? Pledged combines a sharp-eyed narrative with extensive reporting and the fly-on-the-wall voyeurism of reality shows to provide the answer.



Shine, Coconut Moon by Neesha Meminger

Seventeen-year-old Samar — a.k.a. Sam — has never known much about her Indian heritage. Her mom has deliberately kept Sam away from her old-fashioned family. It's never bothered Sam, who is busy with school, friends, and a really cute but demanding boyfriend.

But things change after 9/11. A guy in a turban shows up at Sam's house, and he turns out to be her uncle. He wants to reconcile the family and teach Sam about her Sikh heritage. Sam isn't sure what to do, until a girl at school calls her a coconut — brown on the outside, white on the inside. That decides it: Why shouldn't Sam get to know her family? What is her mom so afraid of? Then some boys attack her uncle, shouting, "Go back home, Osama!" and Sam realizes she could be in danger — and also discovers how dangerous ignorance can be. Sam will need all her smarts and savvy to try to bridge two worlds and make them both her own.


Happy Reading Everyone!!

12 comments:

Melanie said...

How to Say Goodbye in Robot sounds really interesting! I love the title, so different. Enjoy your books!

Sunkissed said...

You are so undead to me, i liked but was way creeped out at the same time!haha im such a scardie!

xoxox
rachel
Sunshineedition132@blogspot.com

Allison said...

Ooh, I want to read Pledged and Shine, Coconut Moon definitely! Happy reading :)

Brooke Reviews said...

The cover for Hottie bothers me so much lol. I don't know why. You Are So Undead To Me looks good though :D

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

They all look so great!

-Briana

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. they all look really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

a flight of minds said...

How to Say Goodbye in Robot sounds really cute! So does Hottie. :) Great books this week! Happy reading!

- Alex

jessjordan said...

Shine, Coconut Moon looks interesting. Thanks for the head's up!

Rebecca :) said...

I found your blog through Bookworming in the 21st Century. I stopped by to say...fantastic name for your blog. Mine is Lost in Books! lol Great minds think alike!

ccqdesigns said...

An interesting group of books, not a group that would normally be on my shelves though. I did love the title of How to Say Goodbye in Robot.

rebecca[dot]cox[at]charter[dot]net

Sheere said...

Can't wait to read your review about Hottie and You are so undead to me,
Enjoy your books!

Maria said...

Nice IMM! How to Say Goodbye in Robot sounds pretty interesting!
Enjoy your books! :)

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