Sunday, February 7, 2010

In My Mailbox (6)

From Publishers:

BEFORE I FALL
by Lauren Oliver
Published March 2, 2010 by HarperTeen
*Counts for Debut Author Challenge

Summary:
What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?

Samantha Kingston has it all—looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12th should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it’s her last. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. In fact, she re-lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she had ever imagined.



BEING SIXTEEN
by Allyson Condie
Published February 3rd 2010 by Deseret Book Company

Summary:
Juliet Kendall has been looking forward to her sixteenth birthday for what feels like forever. At first, it seems like being sixteen will be as perfect as she dreamed---she has great friends, a cute almost-boyfriend, a spot on the varsity girls' basketball team, and even a car of her own. But, as the year goes on, she discovers that her sister Carly, is hiding a secret and realizes that, in fact, being sixteen may be her hardest year yet.

Being Sixteen is a coming-of-age story about two sister and their different struggles. It addresses what it means to have a testimony, what it meant to be a friend and a sister, and what's involved in the dealing with and overcoming an eating disorder.

A GOLDEN WEB
by Barbara Quick
Published April 6th 2010 by HarperTeen
*Counts for Debut Author Challenge

Summary:
Alessandra is desperate to escape—from her stepmother, who’s locked her away for a year; from the cloister that awaits her if she refuses the marriage plans that have been made for her; from the expectations that limit her and every other girl in fourteenth-century Italy. There’s no tolerance in her village for her keen intelligence and her unconventional ideas.

In defiant pursuit of her dreams, Alessandra undertakes an audacious quest, her bravery equaled only by the dangers she faces. Disguised and alone in a city of spies and scholars, Alessandra will find a love she could not foresee—and an enduring fame.

In this exquisite imagining of the centuries-old story of Alessandra Giliani, the world’s first female anatomist, distinguished novelist Barbara Quick gives readers the drama, romance, and rich historical detail for which she is known as she shines a light on an unforgotten—and unforgettable—heroine.

9 comments:

Bookalicious Ramblings said...

Wow, fantastic books! I've already read Before I Fall and it was absolutely amazing! Happy reading! :)

Jami said...

Great books this week! I want Before I Fall, so I will be excited to read your review on it.

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Emily said...

A Golden Web sounds excellent, and I'm looking for authors for the debut author challenge so this is a double shot of good news. Thanks for that information!

Emily
What Book is That?

Lea said...

Great books! I really like the summary for TGW,

Happy Reading! :)

The Story Siren said...

oh! these all sound great! hope you enjoy them all! happy reading!

Sara said...

You got some great books this week! I'm so jealous of Before I Fall and Being Sixteen sounds really good! Happy reading :)

SB said...

i like the cover of before i fall...very simple and engaging.

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. Before I Fall looks really interesting. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

Just SO said...

That Before I Fall sounds really interesting. I think it's one that I may have asked my local library to purchase so I could read it.