Wednesday, June 22, 2011

159 -- Scars

Day 183 -- Book 159
Scars -- Cheryl Rainfield

Kendra cuts to release the pressure. She was sexually abused as a child. She doesn't know the identity of her abuser.

At fifteen, Kendra has a support group of her therapist, art teacher, and her (possible more than) friend Meghan. Kendra's mother believes that the world revolves around her.

Matters get worse when Kendra begins receiving disturbing notes. She knows that someone is following her and watching her every move.

Kendra is forced to face her past.

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"Waiting on" Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone's excited about. (Created by Jill at Breaking the Spine)

"Everyone has something, someone, somewhere else that they’d rather be. For four high-school seniors, their goals of perfection are just as different as the paths they take to get there.
Cara’s parents’ unrealistic expectations have already sent her twin brother Conner spiraling toward suicide. For her, perfect means rejecting their ideals to take a chance on a new kind of love. Kendra covets the perfect face and body—no matter what surgeries and drugs she needs to get there. To score his perfect home run—on the field and off—Sean will sacrifice more than he can ever win back. And Andre realizes to follow his heart and achieve his perfect performance, he’ll be living a life his ancestors would never understand.
Everyone wants to be perfect, but when perfection loses its meaning, how far will you go? What would you give up to be perfect?" -- From Goodreads

Release Date: September 13, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

158 -- Starcrossed

Day 183 -- Book 159
Starcrossed -- Josephine Angelini

Helen lives in Nantucket with Jerry. Her mother left years ago.

Helen has always been a loner. She has one close friend, Claire.

When the Delos family moves to the island, Helen can't seem to figure out why everyone else is fawning over them. Helen would just assume they didn't exist. That is until Helen tries to kill Lucas Delos in the hallway at school.

Helen discovers that she has a connection with the Delos family. One that is destined to repeat history.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Catching Up (149 - 158)

Day 183

You'd think that since I'm on summer break I'd be better at keeping up. I've been reading...just not posting. So, I'm going to use this post to catch up.

149 -- So Much Closer --

Daelyn has tried several times to kill herself.  

This time, she's determined to do it right. She starts using www.

She meets Santana at school. He knows that something isn't right with Daelyn and tries to let her know that there are people who care for her. 
Is it too late?

158 -- Putting Makeup on Dead People -- Jen Violi

Sunday, June 19, 2011

In My Mailbox -- Week of June 12

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme that is hosted by The Story Siren. Check out the post to see what others received in their mailboxes this week!

Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have) -- Sarah Mlynowski
Awaken -- Katie Kacvinsky
Bitter End -- Jennifer Brown

How They Croaked -- Georgia Bragg
The False Princess -- Eilis O'Neal
The Ghost and the Goth -- Stacey Kade

Harmonic Feedback -- Tara Kelly
Ivy: Secrets -- Lauren Kunze
Putting Makeup on Dead People -- Jen Violi
The Girl in the Steel Corset -- Kady Cross
Unlocked --Ryan Van Cleave
You Don't Know About Me -- Brian Meehl

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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"Waiting on" Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone's excited about. (Created by Jill at Breaking the Spine)

From Goodreads
The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They've overcome the secrets riddled in Patch's dark past...bridged two irreconcilable worlds...faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust...and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they've worked for—and their love—forever.

Release date: October 4, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

In My Mailbox -- Week of June 5

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme that is hosted by The Story Siren. Check out the post to see what others received in their mailboxes this week!

Mercy -- Rebecca Lim
Queen of the Dead -- Stacey Kade
Rotters -- Daniel Kraus

Starcrossed -- Josephine Angelini

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (16)

"Waiting on" Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone's excited about. (Created by Jill at Breaking the Spine)

The Son of Neptune -- Rick Riordan
Book #2 in Heroes of Olympus series

In The Lost Hero, three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo made their first visit to Camp Half-Blood, where they inherited a quest:

Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.

Who are the other four mentioned in the prophecy? The answer may lie in another camp miles away, where a new camper has shown up and appears to be the son of Neptune, god of the sea...

Release Date: October 4, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

148 -- Bumped

Day 161 -- Book 148
Bumped -- Megan McCafferty

Melody and Harmony, twin sisters separated at birth, just met. Their backgrounds couldn't be farther away from each other.

They live in a time where all women over the age of 18 cannot give birth. Teenagers are paid to have babies.

Melody has a contract to be a surrogate for a couple. Harmony believes in marriage and waiting.

When a case of mistaken identity takes place their lives are changed.

This is the 1st book in the series.  

Sunday, June 5, 2011

147 -- Here Lies Bridget

Day 161 -- Book 147
Here Lies Bridget -- Paige Harbison

Bridget has always been the popular girl in school. Not necessarily for the right reasons. She's known for being the school bully, until Anna Judge arrives.

When Bridget has a car accident, she's left in limbo. Her guide is none other then Anna. Anna takes Bridget on a tour through the lives of the people she has wronged. She literally walks a mile in their shoes.

Bridget must make amends with these people to determine her fate.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

146 -- Compulsion

Day 160 -- Book 146
Compulsion -- Heidi Ayarbe

Jake Martin is waiting for Saturday. It's going to be magic. His soccer team will be competing in the championship game for the 3rd year in a row.'s a prime number. That has to be a good sign. Jake has OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). His obsession is with prime numbers.

He believes that by making it through the game all his problems will be over. Will it work?

Friday, June 3, 2011

145 -- Clarity

Day 159 -- Book 145
Clarity -- Kim Harrington

Clarity Fern and her family have special gifts. Clare can see things that others can't. Her mother can hear the thoughts of others, and her brother Perry talks to the dead.

When a murder happens in their town, their lives are turned upside down. Clare is asked to help solve the case. Perry is accused of murder. Can she help prove his innocence?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

144 -- My Life Undecided

Day 158 -- Book 144
My Life Undecided -- Jessica Brody

Brooklyn has not been making the best decisions. She's burned down a house and must complete 200 hours of community service.

Since her ideas aren't getting her anywhere but in trouble, she puts it a vote in cyber space. Brooklyn starts a blog asking her readers to make her decisions for her.

Although she doesn't always agree with what her followers vote on, she does take their advice.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

143 -- Attack of the Vampire Weenies

Day 157 -- Book 143
Attack of the Vampire Weenies -- David Lubar

A collection of 33 stories. This is #5 in the Weenies series.

142 -- The Day of the Pelican

Day 157 -- Book 142
The Day of the Pelican -- Katherine Paterson

Meli Lleshi and her family are Albanians living in Kosovo. She is certain that the picture she drew of her teacher started all the problems with the Serbians and her family.

They become homeless. Then brought to the United States by a church group. There lives become difficult again after September 11, 2011 because they are Muslim.

141 -- Storyteller

Day 157 -- Book 141
Storyteller -- Patricia Reilly Giff

Elizabeth has just moved in with her aunt Libby while her dad is in Australia for work.

While there, she discovers a portrait of a distant relative, Zee. Their lives intertwine as Elizabeth learns more about Zee and her family as they are torn apart by the Revolutionary War.

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"Waiting on" Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone's excited about. (Created by Jill at Breaking the Spine)

Lola and the Boy Next Door -- Stephanie Perkins

From Goodreads:

For budding costume designer Lola Nolan, the more outrageous, the outfit - more sparkly, more fun, more wild - the better. But even though Lola's style is outrageous, she's a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins move back into the house next door.
When the family returns and Cricket - a gifted inventor and engineer - steps out from his twin sister's shadow and back into Lola's life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

Release Date: September 29, 2011