Monday, August 3, 2009

Mailbox Monday (19)

Hush, Hush
Becca Fitzpatrick
For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along.

With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.
Requested via Shelf Awareness. The cover is as awesome as everyone has been saying.

Pam Bachorz
Oscar Banks has everything under control. In a town where his father brainwashes everyone, he's found a way to secretly fight the subliminal Messages. He's got them all fooled: Oscar's the top student and the best-behaved teen in town. Nobody knows he's made his own Messages to deprogram his brain. Oscar has even found a way to get rich. For a hefty price, he helps new kids escape Candor, Florida before they're transformed into cookie-cutter teens. But then Nia Silva moves to Candor, and Oscar's carefully-controlled world crumbles.
Requested from the publisher, Egmont USA. If Candor is anything like the town of Stepford, I would love to live there. ;)

Wish You were Dead
Todd Strasser
From popular author Todd Strasser comes a new spine-tingler for the techno age. No one at Jefferson High takes the recent death wishes of an anonymous blogger seriously, until the very students talked about start mysteriously disappearing. After dropping off Lucky after a night of partying, Madison is wracked with guilt when her popular classmate vanishes. And Madison makes it her mission to discover what really happened. . . .

In the spirit of stories like I Know What You Did Last Summer, Strasser updates the teen thriller, delving into the world of blogging and social networking to create an exciting new page-turner.
Requested from the publisher, Egmont USA. Perfect book for a blogger. ;)

Amy Efaw
An infant left in the trash to die. A teenage mother who never knew she was pregnant . . .

Before That Morning, these were the words most often used to describe straight-A student and star soccer player Devon Davenport: responsible, hardworking, mature. But all that changes when the police find Devon home sick from school as they investigate the case of an abandoned baby. Soon the connection is made—Devon has just given birth; the baby in the trash is hers. After That Morning, there's only one way to define Devon: attempted murderer.

And yet gifted author Amy Efaw does the impossible— she turns Devon into an empathetic character, a girl who was in such deep denial that she refused to believe she was pregnant. Through airtight writing and fast-paced, gripping storytelling, Ms. Efaw takes the reader on Devon's unforgettable journey toward clarity, acceptance, and redemption.
Requested via Shelf Awareness. I have already started this one and it is way more amazing than you would think it is.

Lisa McMann
For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, the naked-but-nobody-notices dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie's seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime.

She can't tell anybody about what she does -- they'd never believe her, or worse, they'd think she's a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she doesn't want and can't control.

Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else's twisted psyche. She is a participant....
I actually bought this one since I got a little money for my birthday, and because I wanted to use my birthday coupon from Borders. ;)

What did you receive in the mail this week?


Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

AHHHHHHH! I want to read Hush, Hush soo soo bad! And I've heard great things about Candor, it sounds really interesting. Great week and happy reading!


kay - Infinite Shelf said...

I'd love to read these books!
The only one I've read is Wake and I really enjoyed it, especially the writing.

celi.a said...

Hush, Hush can't come too soon. Enjoy your reads!

Book Chick City said...

Great selection of books! Enjoy reading them. You can view mine here:

Vivienne said...

I am jealous. I so want Hush, Hush.

Lit and Life said...

Looks like you've gotten some great reads.

Kelly said...

I got After and Hush Hush, along with a couple others. Your selection looks great!! My mailbox is here.

Anna said...

Hush, Hush is everywhere this week. Looking forward to your thoughts. Happy reading.

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Serena said...

I also received Hush Hush...looking forward to your thoughts.

Rebecca :) said...

I got Hush, Hush, too. Not my usual read but it looked too good! I look forward to reading it. I have my eye on After too but I think I want to read some reviews on it before trying it out myself. I look forward to yours!

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