Saturday, January 30, 2010

In My Mailbox 23

In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie.

Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood by Eileen Cook
Pub. date: January 10
"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."
I'm sooo excited about this book! And not just because it sounds really good. It's the first book I've ever won! A big THANK YOU! goes out to Lori of Pure Imagination for hosting the contest. ^_^


13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Pub. date: October 07
"Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker–his classmate and crush–who committed suicide two weeks earlier.
On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list.
Through Hannah and Clay's dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers."Borrowed this from Zombie Girrrl after she borrowed it form the library. It was okay.

Eclectically yours,


Corrine said...

Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood looks really good! 13 Reasons Why looks really intriguing too. I think I'll be adding them to my tbr list. I hope you enjoy them! :)

I have a contest running on my blog right now for the book Break by Hannah Moskowitz. Feel free to check it out. :)

Ravenous Reader said...

You had some good books this week. I own Thirteen Reasons why but have yet to read it. Why? I do not know, make it reason fourteen.

Holly said...

Getting Revenge has been on my wishlist for awhile and I just got Thirteen this week, ha!

Parade the Day

Lori said...

I hope you enjoy Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood!

I really want to read Thirteen Reasons so I can't wait to read your review!

Chrissie said...

Looks like you got some great books this week!

Nadia Murti said...

I really want to read those!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Thirteen Reasons Why is sitting at home - I really want to read that one soon!

Brooke Reviews said...

Hope you enjoy Getting Revenge :)

I really liked 13 Reasons...was so sad though.

Happy Reading!

Stephanie said...

These look good. I want to read Thirteen Reasons. Enjoy!

trishalynn0708 said...

I want to read both of these books!! Great mailbox..

Please stop by my blog and check out mine! :)

prophecygirl said...

13 Reasons is a really great book, hope you like it!


Great books! I really LOVE the cover for Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood :)

Alayne said...

Nice mailbox. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. 13 Reasons Why is a pretty good book. Hope you enjoy reading your books.

Book Monster said...

Oooh Nice reads, enjoy :)

Lauren said...

Great books! 13 Reasons Why is amazing, and I'm dying to read Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood. Happy reading! :)