Monday, July 20, 2009

Mailbox Monday (17)

Twenty Boy Summer
Sarah Ockler
“Don’t worry, Anna. I’ll tell her, okay? Just let me think about the best way to do it.”
“Promise me? Promise you won’t say anything?”
“Don’t worry.” I laughed. “It’s our secret, right?”

For Anna Reiley and Frankie Perino, the ingredients for the Absolute Best Summer Ever are simple: Two girls. Two bikinis. And twenty days in Zanzibar Bay, California. The best part? According to Frankie, if they meet one boy every day, there’s a good chance Anna will find her first summer romance.

Anna lightheartedly agrees to the fun, but there’s something she hasn’t told Frankie… she’s already had her romance, and it was with Frankie’s older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death last year.

TWENTY BOY SUMMER explores what it truly means to love someone, what it means to grieve, and ultimately, how to make the most of every beautiful moment life has to offer.
Won from a contest hosted at Write for a Reader.
I am pretty excited about this one after all of the great reviews around the blogosphere.

Malindo Lo
In the wake of her father’s death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, re-reading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted.

The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King’s Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash’s capacity for love—and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love.

Entrancing, empowering, and romantic, Ash is about the connection between life and love, and solitude and death, where transformation can come from even the deepest grief.
Sent to me for review from Malinda Lo and Little, Brown.
I didn't even know that this one was coming, so when I opened the package I literally squealed, then my boyfriend looked at me like I was crazy... :)

Viola in Reel Life
Adriana Trigiani
When fourteen-year-old Viola is sent from her beloved Brooklyn to boarding school in Indiana for ninth grade, she overcomes her initial reservations as she makes friends with her roommates, goes on a real date, and uses the unsettling ghost she keeps seeing as the subject of a short film—her first.
Sent to me for review from Adriana Trigiani and Harper Collins.
I really love this cover and I also love the fact that the main character is named Viola (which is the only instrument I can kinda play).

What did you receive in the mail this week?


Trin said...

Wow, Ash has an amazing cover and I really have to go out and buy 20 boy Summer.
Have a great week reading, you can stop by my Monday Mailbox if you would like.

Carolyn (Book Chick City) said...

What a great selection of books. They all sound like good reads. Have a great week!

bermudaonion said...

Ooh, those all look good. I love Adriana Trigiani!

Anonymous said...

These sounds like great books. I just participated for the first time today. :)

Kaye said...

Adriana is the best! Your other books look awesome too. Have a good week and happy reading.

Mary said...

I'm looking forward to reviews for Trigiani's YA book. Is this the first YA she's written?

Zia said...

20 Boy Summer was a great read and the other two look fantastic too!

Anna said...

These sound good. I'm looking forward to your thoughts.

My Mailbox post is here.

Diary of an Eccentric

Scrap girl said...

I definitely want Ash now!

soundistheword3 said...

Great bunch - Twenty Boy Summer and Ash are both really good. And yay for violists!


avisannschild said...

Nothing for me this week. Enjoy your books!

wisteria said...

Enjoy your new books.
Here are mine.

purplg8r said...

I got Twenty Boy Summer too...and I'm very jealous that you got Ash!

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

I LOVE the cover of Ash...gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Happy Reading!

Lit and Life said...

Enjoy the new reads!

Dar said...

Great books. I'd love to read Ash. I just love the cover on it. Enjoy!

Kelly @ The Novel Bookworm said...

You've got some good ones!

Serena said...

Viola and Ash look like good ones. happy reading

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