Sunday, April 25, 2010

In My Mailbox

Sunday again and time to talk about the books in my mailbox this week. With thanks, as ever, to The Story Siren and Pop Culture Junkie who host and inspired this meme.

This week I've been reading adult mystery novels (yes I do) - by Elizabeth George and Lisa Lutz (very very different but both fabulous). Yet I received two fabulous YA reads in the my mailbox - look!

Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidis

Joy is used to Hearing Whispers. She's used to walking down the street and instantly knowing people's deepest, darkest desires. She uses this talent for good—to make people happy and give them what they want. But for her older sister, Jessica, the family gift is a curse, and she uses it to make people's lives—especially Joy's—miserable. Still, when Joy Hears Jessica Whisper I want to kill my Hearing dead, and kill me too if that's what it takes, she knows she has to save her sister, even if it means deserting her friends, stealing a car, and running away with a boy she barely knows—a boy who may have a dark secret of his own.

A Love Story Starring my Dead Best Friend by Emily Horner

For months, Cass has heard her best friend, Julia, whisper about a secret project. When Julia dies in a car accident, her drama friends decide to bring the project—a musical called Totally Sweet Ninja Death Squad—to fruition. But Cass isn't a drama person. She can’t take a summer of painting sets, and she won’t spend long hours with Heather, the girl who made her miserable all through middle school and has somehow landed the leading role. So Cass takes off. In alternating chapters, she spends the first part of summer on a cross-country bike trip and the rest swallowing her pride, making props, and—of all things—falling for Heather.

This is a story of the breadth of love. Of the depth of friendship. And of the most hilarious musical one quiet suburb has ever seen.


Miss Remmers said...

I haven't heard of "A Love Story Starring my Dead Best Friend." It looks really good, I look forward to hearing your thoughts!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

a love story looks interesting! enjoy your books!