Saturday, January 23, 2010

In My Mailbox [26]

"Before Juliet Capelletti lie two futures: a traditionally loveless marriage to her father's business partner, or the fulfillment of her poetic dreams, inspired by the great Dante. Unlike her beloved friend Lucrezia, who looks forward to her arranged marriage, Juliet has a wild, romantic imagination that knows not the bounds of her great family's stalwart keep.

The latter path is hers for the taking when Juliet meets Romeo Monticecco, a soulful young man seeking peace between their warring families. A dreamer himself, Romeo is unstoppable, once he determines to capture the heart of the remarkable woman foretold in his stars. The breathless intrigue that ensues is the stuff of beloved legend. But those familiar with Shakespeare's muse know only half the story...

"Katie Ellison is not a liar.

It's just that telling the truth is so . . . tricky. She knows she shouldn't be making out with a drama club hottie behind her football-player boyfriend's back. She should probably admit that she can't stand eating quahogs (clams), especially since she's running for Quahog Princess in her hometown's annual Quahog Festival. And it would be a relief to finally tell someone what really happened the night Tommy Sullivan is a freak was spray-painted on the new wall outside the junior high school gymnasium—in neon orange, which still hasn't been sandblasted off. After all, everyone knows that's what drove Tommy out of town four years ago.

But now Tommy Sullivan has come back. Katie is sure he's out for revenge, and she'll do anything to hang on to her perfect (if slightly dishonest) existence. Even if it means telling more lies than ever. Even if, now that Tommy's around, she's actually—no lie—having the time of her life."

"Act on your impulse, swallow the bottle, cut a little deeper, put the gun to your chest.

Tony's painful childhood memories can be quelled only through pills. Vanessa has a secret that keeps her comin back to the blade. And Connor seems to have the perfect life on the outside, but his inward battle with his parents, his peers, and himself give him on last choice-to pull the trigger.

These are three lives that would have been cu short if not for the hasty intervention by loved ones. Or fate. Now they are given a second chance at a better life-but only if they help one another, and if they find the strength to let go of their inner demons. For good."

That's all I got this week. The first is for review [: What'd you get?


  1. Oh, I loved Pants on Fire! It was the first novel by Meg Cabot I read, definitely wasn't the last! Happy Reading.

  2. O, Juliet...I have to admit I'm a Shakespeare nut, so this sounds excellent :)


    You got an award!

  4. O, Juliet sounds wonderful! I can't wait to read your review.


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