Sunday, July 4, 2010

In My Mailbox

Happy fourth and it's been another great week for books. Thanks go, as ever, to The Story Siren for hosting this meme. The books?

Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter
Fourth in the Gallagher Girl series, I couldn't wait for this. I love Ally Carter and the series, picked it up as it hit the shelves, and have already finished it. I think it's her best to date and I'll post a review later in the week. And what an ending...

Beat the Band by Don Calame
I found Swim the Fly one of the funniest books I read last year so am excited to get my hands on this sequel, where Coop is paired in Health calss with the infamous Hot Dog Helento prepare a presentation on safe sex. Coop is convinced the only way out of this popularity death sentence is to win the Battle of the Bands. The problem: none of them actually play an instrument!

Nomans Island by Lesley Hauge
Sometime in the future, after devastating wars and fires, a lonely, windswept island is populated solely by women. Among these women is a group of teenaged Trackers—expert equestrians and archers—whose job is to protect their shores from the enemy - men. When these girls come upon a partially buried home from the distant past, they are fascinated by some strange objects found there — high-heeled shoes, teen magazines, make-up. What are they to make of these things and what does it mean for their society where friendship is forbidden and rules must be obeyed—at all costs?

Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin
Phoebe finds herself drawn to Mallory, the new kid in school, and the two girls become as close as sisters . . . until Mallory's older brother, Ryland, shows up during their junior year. Ryland has an immediate but dangerous hold on Phoebe, for she begins to question her feelings about her best friend and, worse, about herself. Soon she'll discover the shocking truth about Ryland and Mallory: that they are visitors from the faerie realm who have come to collect on an age-old debt. Generations ago, the faerie queen promised Pheobe's ancestor five extraordinary sons in exchange for the sacrifice of one ordinary female heir. But in hundreds of years there hasn't been a single ordinary girl in the family, and now the faeries are dying. Could Phoebe be the first ordinary one? Could she save the faeries, or is she special enough to save herself?


Anonymous said...

Extraordinary looks fantastic. Jealous

brandileigh2003 said...

Looks like a great week! Happy Reading! Here’s mine if you wanna check it out.