Saturday, February 27, 2010

In My Mailbox 26

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

Won

Stupid Cupid by Rhonda Stapleton
Pub. date: December 09
"Felicity's no ordinary teen matchmaker...she's a cupid!

Felicity Walker believes in true love. That's why she applies for a gig at the matchmaking company Cupid's Hollow. But when Felicity gets the job, she learns that she isn't just a matchmaker...she's a cupid! (There's more than one of them, you know.)
Armed with a hot pink, tricked-out PDA infused with the latest in cupid magic (love arrows shot through email), Felicity works to meet her quota of successful matches. But when she bends the rules of cupidity by matching her best friend Maya with three different boys at once, disaster strikes. Felicity needs to come up with a plan to set it all right, pronto, before she gets fired, and before Maya ends up with her heart split in three."

What Would Emma DO? by Eileen Cook
Pub. date: December 08
"Thou Shalt Not Kiss Thy Best Friend's Boyfriend...again...

There is no greater sin than kissing your best friend's boyfriend. So when Emma breaks that golden rule, she knows she's messed up big-time...especially since she lives in the smallest town ever, where everyone knows everything about everyone else...and especially since she maybe kinda wants to do it again. Now her best friend isn't speaking to her, her best guy friend is making things totally weird, and Emma is running full speed toward certain social disaster. This is so not the way senior year was supposed to go.
Time to pray for a minor miracle. Or maybe, just maybe, it's time for Emma to stop trying to please everyone around her, and figure out what she wants for herself."

Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott
Pub. date: March 08
"Kate Brown's life has gone downhill fast. Her father has quit his job to sell vitamins at the mall, and Kate is forced to work with him. Her best friend has become popular, and now she acts like Kate's invisible.

And then there's Will. Gorgeous, unattainable Will, whom Kate acts like she can't stand even though she can't stop thinking about him. When Will starts acting interested, Kate hates herself for wanting him when she's sure she's just his latest conquest.
Kate figures that the only way things will ever stop hurting so much is if she keeps to herself and stops caring about anyone or anything. What she doesn't realize is that while life may not always be perfect, good things can happen — but only if she lets them...."

Perfect Shot by Debbie Rigaud
Pub. date: December 09
"Who doesn't want to be a cover girl?

London Abrams's fi rst love is volleyball, so why does she enter an online modeling competition? Answer: superhottie Brent St. John. London spots Brent signing in contestants at a store, and she gets in line simply to say hi. But she never dreams she'll make it into the competition!
London's now up against fourteen hungry fashionistas willing to do whatever it takes to win. All she wants to win is Brent's heart...but the money prize couldn't hurt. If London plays this right, she can win the contest, the boy, and the cash. GAME ON!"

Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler
Pub. date: December 08
"A love beyond life...a danger beyond doubt.
In a romantic and suspenseful collection of the New York Times bestselling trilogy, love's unbreakable bonds are put to the test.
When her boyfriend, Tristan, died, Ivy thought she'd lost everything, even her faith in angels. But now she's discovered that he's her guardian angel — his presence so strong that she can feel the touch of his hand, the beat of his heart. Ivy needs Tristan now more than ever because he knows she's in terrible danger. Only Ivy's guardian angel can save her now that his killer is after her.
But if Tristan rescues Ivy, his mission on earth will be finished, and he must leave her behind forever. Will saving Ivy mean losing her just when he's finally reached her again?"
I won these from Steph Su Reads. Thanks so much, Steph! They all sound like they'll be pretty good. ^_^

A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker (signed!)
Pub. date: February 10
"When the principal announces that every senior must participate in a mandatory year-long Marriage Education program, Fiona Sheehan believes that her life can't get any worse. That's until she marries her "husband": jerky jock Todd, whose cheerleader girlfriend, Amanda, has had it in for Fiona since day one of second grade. Even worse? Amanda is paired with Fiona's long-term crush, Gabe. At least Fiona is doing better than her best friend, Marcie, who is paired up with the very quiet, very dorky, very big Johnny Mercer.

Pranks, fights, misunderstandings, and reconciliations ensue in an almost Shakespearean comedy of errors about mistaken first impressions, convoluted coupling, and hidden crushes."
This came with a bunch of swag, including:
A purple megaphone
Two Post-It matchbooks
Some pencils
Some bookmarks
A t-shirt
An engagement ring
And some gum
BIG GINORMOUS THANKS! go to Kristin Walker and Tina of Fantastic Book Review! Once again, no swag pics due to my camera being stupid. :P

Borrowed

Crocodile Tears by Anthony Horowitz
Pub. date: November 09
"It's just another day in the life of an average kid. If you're Alex Rider, that is.

A con artist has realized there is big money in charity— the bigger the disaster, the greater the money flow! So that is what he will produce: the biggest disaster known to man, all thanks to genetically modified corn that can release a virus so potent it can knock out an entire country in one windy day. But Alex Rider will face whatever it takes—gunfire, explosions, hand-to-hand combat with mercenaries— to bring down his most dangerous adversary yet.
Often imitated, never equaled, the series that triggered a reading phenomenon is back, exhilarating and addictive as ever."
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! I'M SOOOOOO EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!! I ♥LOVE♥ this series! Thanks go out to Orchid and Holland for getting this for me when they saw it at the library.

A great week, if I do say so myself. My TBR pile sure is getting big.

Eclectically yours,

11 comments:

Zombie Girrrl said...

WOW! I knew your luck would turn! Congrats on all the winnings, D! You'll be hard pressed to top this IMM. ;)

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. I must read Crocodile Tears. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

Orchid said...

Congratulations on breaking your no win streak. Awesome books. I'm so jealous that you won the Elizabeth Chandler book. :)

ck.twilighter (Chasity) said...

I have Kissed by an Angel and I would love to read your thoughts on it when you are done.... Right now I just dont have the time to read it but if it is awesome I will bump it up!!=)

Enjoy all your reads!!

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Sarah said...

Perfect You is one of my favorite YA books of all time. Great choice! I also have A Match Made in High School, Haven't had the chance to read it yet. Great books!

Michelle said...

Nice titles! Happy Reading ;)

Peace
Michelle

Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

Awesome books!

Here's what I got this week: http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2010/02/in-my-mailbox-2-28-10.html

Have an awesome booktastic Monday! :D
The Bookie Bunch

Lori said...

Enjoy your books. Here's Mine.

Dazzling Mage said...

Ooh, the Alex Rider series still going strong. I read the first 3, but then kinda lost interest. Loving this cover though.

Happy reading!

Kara said...

I heard that A Match Made in High School was really funny. Hopefully I can read in a couple of... months.

Nadia Murti said...

Those all sound SO good! I really want to read...well, everything by Elizabeth Scott.

Crocodile Tears rocked.