Sunday, September 19, 2010

In My Mailbox (58)

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi of The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. Sadly the only books I order are those that are hard to find. The following books are from the library and bookstores.

Used Bookstore:
The Ghost and the Goth by Stacy Kade, 2010.
After a close encounter with the front end of a school bus, Alona Dare goes from Homecoming Queen to Queen of the Dead. Now she’s stuck as a spirit (DON’T call her a ghost) in the land of the living with no sign of the big, bright light to take her away. To make matters worse, the only person who might be able to help her is Will Killian, a total loser outcast who despises the social elite. He alone can see and hear (turns out he’s been “blessed” with the ability to communicate with the dead), but he wants nothing to do with the former mean girl of Groundsboro High.

Alona has never needed anyone for anything, and now she’s supposed to expose her deepest, darkest secrets to this pseudo-goth boy? Right. She’s not telling anyone what really happened the day she died, not even to save her eternal soul. And Will’s not filling out any volunteer forms to help her cross to the other side. He only has a few more weeks until his graduation, when he can strike out on his own and find a place with less spiritual interference. But he has to survive and stay out of the psych ward until then. Can they get over their mutual distrust—and the weird attraction between them—to work together before Alona vanishes for good and Will is locked up for seeing things that don’t exist?
At first I wasn't going to get The Ghost and the Goth, but then I read the synopsis and it sounded pretty funny so I got it. I'll be adding this book to my list of Tenner books to be read for the Debut Author Challenge.
Rules of the Road (Jenna Boller, 1) Joan Bauer, 1998.

Meet Jenna Boller, star employee at Gladstone s Shoe Store in Chicago. Standing a gawky 5'11'' at 16 years old, Jenna is the kind of girl most likely to stand out in the crowd - for all the wrong reasons. But that doesn t stop Madeline Gladstone, the president of Gladstone's Shoes 176 outlets in 37 states, from hiring Jenna to drive her cross country in a last ditch effort to stop Elden Gladstone from taking over his mother's company and turning a quality business into a shop-and-schlock empire. Now Jenna Boller shoe salesperson is about to become a shoe-store spy as she joins her crusty old employer for an eye-opening adventure that will teach them both the rules of the road - and the rules of life.
I love Rules of the Road so much that I just had to get it when I saw it at the used bookstore, plus it has the nice new cover.
Best Foot Forward (Jenna Boller, 2) by Joan Bauer, 2005.

In this sequel to the beloved Rules of the Road, Jenna Boller is dripping with newfound maturity after her life-altering summer on the road. She has a job she loves at Gladstone Shoes, a best friend who makes her laugh, and a dysfunctional family she's learning how to handle. Jenna feels ready for anything--until Tanner Cobb, a guy with a past, a police record, and dangerously good looks, walks into her life. Suddenly Jenna's surrounded by crises, including a shoe empire on the verge of crumbling. Tanner's street smarts seem to be what Jenna needs, but can she trust him enough when the going gets tough?

Oh my gosh! I cannot believe that I didn't know there was a sequel to Rules of the Road. So you can imagine that when I saw Best Foot Forward and that it was the continuation Jenna's adventures, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to buy it. Can't wait to read it.

Mystify the Magician (Everworld, 11) by K.A. Applegate, 2001.

David, Christopher, April, Jalil and Senna managed to escape Neptune's deadly clutches and have washed ashore...in Eire. It's ancient Ireland, complete with giants, leprechauns, a band of gods and goddesses and druids. Senna chooses this haunting location to unleash a power-hungry scheme that gets everyone in far more danger than Senna had ever imagined.
I just need three more books in the Everworld series and then I will finally know how it ends. Too bad I don't have books 9-10. So excited about finding Mystify the Magician.

Contest:
Firelight (Draki, 1) by Sophie Jordan, 2010.
A hidden truth.
Mortal enemies.
Doomed love.
Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki—a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form.
Forced to flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her new surroundings. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she is irresistibly drawn to him, Jacinda knows Will's dark secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But her inner draki is slowly slipping away—if it dies she will be left as a human forever. She'll do anything to prevent that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy.
Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide.
Thanks to Monica (Bibliophilic Book Blog) and Meaghan (A Bookworms Haven), I won Firelight, which I'm really excited about, during the Twitter Party with author Sophie Jordan.

I big thanks also goes out to Lisa Desrochers for the Personal Demons signed bookmarks and temp tattoos. I completely forgot to take pictures so.....

Can I just say how much I love going to the Used Bookstore, I traded in a few books and had enough credits to get all four books that you saw mentioned above. Now if only I could find somewhere to put them all.
Well now you have seen the contents of my mailbox for the week. hope you have had just as great of a week in books.

4 comments:

  1. i'm excited to see you got The Ghost And The Goth and look forward to seeing what you think about it. Great seleciton of books so have fun reading this week :)
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  2. Firelight and Ghost and the Goth were both awesome books. Enjoy all of these!

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  3. I'm desperate to read 'The Ghost and the Goth'. The books by Joan Bauer look pretty interesting too. Enjoy!

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