Monday, September 14, 2009

In My Mailbox

Yes, I'm late again (sorry) -- and again thanks to the very creative Story Siren and Alea of Pop Culture Junkie, the blogs where this meme started -- but here are the books I got this week:

1. 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 she help Jonah? Or is he destined to vanish?

2. Rescuing Seneca Crane by Susan Runholt

When Kari and Lucas first see Seneca Crane up on stage, playing the piano in front of hundreds of people, they are in awe. She is beautiful. She is amazingly talented. And she is only thirteen! But then they get to know her at the Edinburgh Arts Festival and realize that she envies them. Soon the three become friends -- until Seneca disappears. Kari and Lucas jump on the trail and try to track her down. Even though it seems to lead to the heart of the Scottish highlands!

3. All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab
Carly: She was sweet. Smart. Self-destructive. She knew the secrets of Brighton Day School’s most privileged students. Secrets that got her killed.
Neily: Dumped by Carly for a notorious bad boy, Neily didn’t answer the phone call she made before she died. If he had, maybe he could have helped her. Now he can’t get the image of her lifeless body out of his mind.
Audrey: She’s the reason Carly got tangled up with Brighton’s fast crowd in the first place, and now she regrets it—especially since she’s convinced the police have put the wrong person in jail. Audrey thinks the murderer is someone at Brighton, and she wants Neily to help her find out who it is.
As reluctant allies Neily and Audrey dig into their shared past with Carly, her involvement with Brighton’s dark goings-on comes to light. But figuring out how Carly and her killer fit into the twisted drama will force Audrey and Neily to face hard truths about themselves and the girl they couldn’t save.

However, am still reading Candor, which is really good.
So that's what was in my mailbox - what was in yours this week?


Ravenous Reader said...

I see the word Seneca and think of the Hunger Games...

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

How to Saw Goodbye in Robot sounds brilliant. Happy reading!