Thursday, June 25, 2009

In My Mailbox [o3] Part 1

Alright, well this is going to be put in two parts becuase I have seven books and I hate long posts...Don't you? Well this was started by The Story Siren. And as a refresher, I get my books from the library so I am about to put in What'd Cha Get From The Library? Hey! That sounds like a pretty good idea :P Well, I'll figure that out later, I might not even bring it up again :p But let's get to the books because I ramble too much!

1.) Dull Boy by Sarah Cross: Sometimes I wish I didn't care what would happen if anyone knew the truth about me. But I do care. I have to keep this - super strength, flying - a secret. No one can know - not my parents, not my's just that it's getting harder to hide it.

Super powers are awesome - unless you actually have them, as Avery does. There's only so much he can pass off as "adrenaline" before people start to get suspicious. Probably it's best to lie low so guys in white lab coats don't come to carry him away, to find out what makes is freakish body tick. Who wants to be vivisected? But flying under the radar becomes a whole lot harder when you can actually fly. It's dangerous to be different, so far now he'll pretend to be normal, unremarkable Avery - a dull boy - anything to keep his secret safe.

What he doesn't expect is the horrifying truth about where his powers come from, who else might have them, and the madness of one villain's plan to turn his superpowered dull boy into something even more powerful and amazing.

2.) Purge by Sarag Darer Littman: Janie Ryman hates throwing up. So why does she binge eat and then stick her fingers down her thorat several times a day? That's what the doctors and psychiatrists at Golden Slopes hope to help her discover. But first Janie must survive everyday conflicts between the Barfers and the Starvers, attempts by the head pyshiatrist to fish painful memoires out of her emotional waters, and shifts in friendships and alliances amoung the kids in the ward.

In order to get better, Janie must talk about things she's admitted to no one- not even herself. Laced with danger, insirght, and humor, Purge is one girl's remarkable and daring journey to make herself well again.

3.) Dream Factory by Brad Barkley + Heather Hepler: When the character actos at Disney World go on strike, the teens hired as replacements quickly learn taht it isn't exactly the Happiest Place on Earth. Ella is, appropriately enough, assigned the role of Cinderella, simply because the shoe fits. Every afternoon at three o' clock she gets married to Prince Charming, an unbelieveably handsom boy who speaks fluent Disney. It should be a dream come true, but Ella no longer believes in dreams.

Luke is one of the fur characters Dale (you know, the chimpmunk). His job entails sweating inside a hairy outfit while waving wordlessly to overstimulated children and their exhausted parents. Chip is played by his girlfriend, Cassie, who is perfect in every way. Why, then, does Luke find himself more drawn to imperfect things like the theme park's Phantom and the enigmatic Ella?

A team building scavenger hunt brings Like and Ella together. As they uncover the Magic Kingdom's treausres and trivia, they discover an undeniable magic between the,. Is it real, or just an illusion? From the authors of Scrambled Eggs at Midnight, here is another romantic tale told in two perfectly matched voices full of humor, poignancy, and wit.

4.) The Poison Apples by Lily Archer: We all know the stories of Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel. But have you ever heard of Alice Bingley-Beckerman, Reena Paruchuri, or Molly Miller? Of course you haven't. Not yet. What these girls have in common with their fairy tale sisters is this: They are the strepdaughters of three very evil step mothers. And their not happy about it. They think they are alone in their unhappiness until they arrive in Putnam Mount McKinsey, a posh boarding school located in the lovely rural Massachusetts. Here is where they will plot their revenge. But first, they have to meet.

In her first novel, Lily Archer, tells a story knowing, wickedly funny story about how friendship just may turn ouit to be more happily-ever-after than family.

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