YA book reviews, reading and recommending since 2009

In My Mailbox (31)

In My Mailbox meme was started by the awesome Story Siren.

Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
It’s almost the end of Miranda’s sophomore year in high school, and her journal reflects the busy life of a typical teenager: conversations with friends, fights with mom, and fervent hopes for a driver’s license. When Miranda first begins hearing the reports of a meteor on a collision course with the moon, it hardly seems worth a mention in her diary. But after the meteor hits, pushing the moon off its axis and causing worldwide earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes, all the things Miranda used to take for granted begin to disappear. Food and gas shortages, along with extreme weather changes, come to her small Pennsylvania town; and Miranda’s voice is by turns petulant, angry, and finally resigned, as her family is forced to make tough choices while they consider their increasingly limited options. Yet even as suspicious neighbors stockpile food in anticipation of a looming winter without heat or electricity, Miranda knows that that her future is still hers to decide even if life as she knew it is over.

Doesn’t this book sound good? Can’t wait to read it!

How To Say Goodbye In Robot by Natalie Standiford
New to town, Beatrice is expecting her new best friend to be one of the girls she meets on the first day. But instead, the alphabet conspires to seat her next to Jonah, aka Ghost Boy, a quiet loner who hasn’t made a new friend since third grade. Something about him, though, gets to Bea, and soon they form an unexpected friendship. It’s not romance, exactly – but it’s definitely love. Still, Bea can’t quite dispel Jonah’s gloom and doom – and as she finds out his family history, she understands why. Can Bea help Jonah? Or is he destined to vanish?

This book is really pink. And if you take out the jacket flap, you can see a pink telephone! The beginning pages are pink too. I think if I really love this book, I’ll buy a copy for myself! I haven’t read it yet but check back for my review in 2-3 weeks. 😉

Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor
Three tales of supernatural love, each pivoting on a kiss that is no mere kiss, but an action with profound consequences for the kissers’ souls:

Goblin Fruit: In Victorian times, goblin men had only to offer young girls sumptuous fruits to tempt them to sell their souls. But what does it take to tempt today’s savvy girls?

Spicy Little Curses: A demon and the ambassador to Hell tussle over the soul of a beautiful English girl in India. Matters become complicated when she falls in love and decides to test her curse. (NEXT->)

Hatchling: Six days before Esme’s fourteenth birthday, her left eye turns from brown to blue. She little suspects what the change heralds, but her small safe life begins to unravel at once. What does the beautiful, fanged man want with her, and how is her fate connected to a mysterious race of demons?

People weren’t kidding about the beautiful illustrations in Lips Touch! Oh my, sooo well drawn. Seriously. Next time you’re at the bookstore, you might consider flipping through it and see the pretty drawings. My review will come soon.

Survival of the Fiercest: A Sloane Sisters Novel by Anna Carey
Sibling rivalry never looked so good.
Now that they’re officially family, the Sloane sisters are stuck living together in an Upper East Side town house and sharing everything—from cute clothes to even cuter crushes. Is New York City big enough for all four of them?
Cate: The once and future queen bee of Ashton Prep is at war with her ex-besties. Cate’s weapon of choice: the hottie next door. Because nothing says social dominance like serious arm candy.
Stella: London’s former It Girl is tasked to recruit cool friends for her and Cate’s new crew. Her mission: Make a nobody into a somebody. But will her protÉgÉe measure up? Or has Stella created a monster?
Andie: The petite beauty has what every girl wants: a crush who likes her back. Too bad he was stepsister Lola’s crush first. Um, dibs!
Lola: The class klutz is defying her rep by embarking on a high-fashion modeling career. When she becomes the muse of the craziest man in fashion, will Lola end up runway worthy or style roadkill?

I love this series, it’s like The Clique but I love the characters.

I support buying books from the bookstore! 😀 Today is National Bookstore Day! I may not be from USA but I still support this! Buy books from bookstores before they become a thing in the past!

This fall, we invite you to join Publishers Weekly in celebrating the first annual National Bookstore Day, a day devoted to celebrating bookselling and the vibrant culture of bookstores. This year’s day will take place on Saturday, November 7, and to make it a success we need your help and participation.


Comments on: "In My Mailbox (31)" (10)

  1. Great books you got this week. Enjoy.

  2. Life As We Knew It *is* awesome, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I like the sound of Lips Touch a lot too.

  3. I got how to say godbye in robot, and i agree; how pink i the cover. hope you enjoy!

  4. great books this week! i hope you enjoy them all! happy reading!!

  5. Good week! I am interested in Life as We Knew It.

  6. I like Nat, book day… honestly its worried about bookdtoer being obeeleat> really no way.

  7. I did not know Lips Touch was illustrated! You learn something new every day I guess. Thanks for the post!

  8. awesome books this week!

    P.S. Here is mine if you want to take a peek

  9. Great IMM this week! And I’m glad to here you support buying books from the bookstore…I do too! There is nother better than new book smell. : D

    Jessica W. – Book Bound

  10. I hope you enjoy Life as We Knew it, I thought it was a great read.

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