Sunday, January 31, 2010

In My Mailbox (5)

In  My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme that talks about books that have been bought, swapped, received for review or borrowed from the library.

This week I bought:

Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder (Simon & Schuster, Jan 5, 2010)

Summary from GoodreadsRestless souls and empty hearts.

Brooklyn can’t sleep. Her boyfriend, Lucca died a year ago, and now their friend Gabe has died of an overdose. Every time she closes her eyes, Gabe's ghost is there, waiting for her. She has no idea what he wants or why it isn't Lucca chasing her through her dreams.

Nico can’t stop. He’s always running, trying so hard not to feel the pain of missing Lucca. But when he begins receiving messages from his dead brother, telling him to help Brooklyn, emotions come crashing to the surface.

As the nightmares escalate and the messages become relentless, Nico reaches out to Brooklyn. But neither of them can admit that they're being haunted. Until they learn to let each other in, not one soul will be able to rest.

I have been reading a lot about Chasing Brooklyn on many blogs.  So when I was at Barnes and Noble, I took a look it.  Just reading the cover copy gave me chills.  I can't wait to read it!

From the library:

Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers (St. Martin's Griffin, Jan 5, 2010)

Summary from GoodreadsClimbing to the top of the social ladder is hard--falling from it is even harder. Regina Afton used to be a member of the Fearsome Fivesome, an all-girl clique both feared and revered by the students at Hallowell High... until vicious rumors about her and her best friend's boyfriend start going around.

Now Regina's been "frozen out" and her ex-best friends are out for revenge. If Regina was guilty, it would be one thing, but the rumors are far from the terrifying truth and the bullying is getting more intense by the day. She takes solace in the company of Michael Hayden, a misfit with a tragic past who she herself used to bully. Friendship doesn't come easily for these onetime enemies, and as Regina works hard to make amends for her past, she realizes Michael could be more than just a friend... if threats from the Fearsome Foursome don't break them both first.

Tensions grow and the abuse worsens as the final days of senior year march toward an explosive conclusion in this dark new tale from the author of Cracked Up To Be. 
I have been reading more realistic fiction recently and was interested in reading Some Girls Are. I started reading it, but put it down to concentrate on school work.  From the piece that I've read, I'm glad that I'm not in high school.
I though that was going to be it for the week, until I walked into work on Thursday and found this sitting on the Children's Reference Desk:
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan (Dutton, April 6, 2010) ARC
Summary from Goodreads: One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.
Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithan’s collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won both them legions of faithful fans.
I think I let out a squee or two (luckily, it was the middle of the day and the Children's Room was pretty empty).  I am about a third of the way through and wish that I had more time to actually sit and finish.  But, I have a paper due Tuesday and a project proposal due Wednesday that need to get done first :-(  As soon as I'm done with all of that I'll send some time with the Will Graysons.
What's in your mailbox this week?


  1. Wow! Your library must be great! An arc everyone is dying for and you can go check it out!! LUCKY! I am a new follower!

  2. Extreme Reader - Actually, I'm one of the librarians. Every few months or so the head of Youth Services for the system puts out a list of ARCs he has received. On a first come first served basis, we request ARCs from the list. We asked for Will Grayson, Will Grayson and a few others on Tuesday. I was surprised that they came so quickly. But, yes I realize how lucky I am for having Will Grayson, Will Grayson!

    Thanks for following my blog!

  3. Chasing Brooklyn and Some Girls Are are on my tbr list as well. 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. :)

  4. Great books! I loved Chasing Brooklyn. I've been wanting to read Some Girls Are. And what a great ARC lucky! Happy reading :)
    Here's mine:

  5. All three of these look great! I have heard great things about them all!

  6. Great selection! I really want to read Chasing Brooklyn so I'll be keeping an eye out for your review :o)

  7. I am a new follower of your blog. Are you a YA librarian? I am a librarian also but not currently working in a library.

    Some Girls Are is on my TBR list. Chasing Brooklyn looks really interesting too.

    Here is my IMM this week:

  8. Oooh you got some great books this week! I can't wait to read Chasing Brooklyn! I wish my library had Some Girls Are, I think I'm going to go buy it. Happy reading :)

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

  10. Amazing books this week, happy reading :)


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