Sunday, December 14, 2008

In My Mailbox

Remember Me-Sophie Kinsella
When twenty-eight year old Lexi Smart wakes up in a London hospital, she's in for a big surprise. Her teeth are perfect. Her body is toned. Her handbag is Vuitton. Having survived a car accident--in a Mercedes, no less--Lexi has lost a big chunk of her memory, three years to be exact, and she's about to find out just how much things have changed.
Somehow, Lexi went from a twenty-five year old working girl to a corporate big shot with a sleek new loft, and a set of glamorous new friends. And who is this gorgeous husband-who also happens to be a multimillionaire? With her mind still stuck three years in reverse, Lexi greets this brave new world determined to be the person she...well, seems to be. That is, until an adorably disheveled architect drops the biggest bombshell of all.
Suddenly, Lexi is scrambling to catch her balance. Her new life, it turns out, comes complete with secrets, schemes, and intrigue. How on earth did all this happen? Will she ever remember? And what will happen when she does?

Revelations-Melissa De La Cruz
Schuyler Van Alen's blood legacy has just been called into question: is the young vampire in fact, a Blue Blood, or is it the sinister Silver Blood that runs through her veins? As controversy swirls, Schuyler is left stranded in the Force household, trapped under the same roof as her cunning nemesis, Mimi Force, and her forbidden crush, Jack Force.
When an ancient place of power is threatened in Rio de Janiero, however, the Blue Bloods need Schuyler on their side. The stakes are high, the battle is bloody, and through it all Schuyler is torn between duty and passion, love and freedom.

The London Eye Mystery-Siobhan Dowd
Monday 24 May, 11:32 a.m.
Ted and Kat watch their cousin Salim get on board the London Eye. He turns and waves and the pod rises from the ground.

Monday 24 May, 12:02 p.m.
The pod lands and the doors open. People exit in all shapes and sizes--but where is Salim?

Suite Scarlett-Maureen Johnson
Scarlett Martin has grown up in a most unusual way. Her family owns the Hopewell, a small hotel in the heart of New York City. Her nineteen year old brother, Spencer, is an out of work actor facing a family deadline to get his career in order. Eighteen year old Lola has the delicate looks of a model, the practical nature of a nurse, and a wealthy society boyfriend. Elven year old Marlene is the family terror with a tragic past.
When the Martins turn fifteen, they are each expected to take over the care of a suite in the once elegant, now shabby, Art Deco hotel. For Scarlett's fifteenth birthday, she gets both a room called the Empire State and a permanent guest named Mrs. Amberson. Scarlett doesn't quite know what to make of this C-list starlet, world traveler, and aspring audiobiographer who wants to take over her life. And when she meets Eric, and astonishingly gorgeous actor who has just moved to the city, her summer takes a second unexpected turn.
With Mrs. Amberson calling the shots, Spencer's career to save, Lola's love life to navigate around, and Marlene's prying eyes everwhere, things won't be easy. Before the summer is over, Scarlett will have to survive a whirlwind of thievery, Broadway glamour, romantic missteps, and theatrical deception.
The show, as they say, must always go on.

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You-Peter Cameron
In Re: James Sveck-eighteen year old New Yorker, charming, precocious, confused, doesn't quite fit in (doesn't really want to),
If: his future (i.e., college) seems completely meaningless, not to mention terrifying...
Then: he'll start anew (move to the Midwest?).
In re: James Sveck-misunderstood by a capricious mother, a self-absorbed father, a mordant older sister,
Et alia: his Teutonic therapist, his D-list celebrity grandmother, his unnervingly atractive art gallery colleague...
If: What one wants is enigmatic...
Then: Life can be hell.
But: as the summer gets hotter, James comes to recognize the wrenching truth of his emotions.

Looking for Alaska-John Green

Before. Miles "Pudge" Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the "Great Perhaps" (Francois Rabelais, poet) even more. He heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything but borin gworld of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed-up, and uttely fascinating Alaska Young, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launching him into the Great Perhaps, and stealks his heart.
After. Nothing is ever the same.


  1. I loved Looking for Alaska. And I've been wanting to read Revelations, Remember Me?, and Suitte Scarlett for awhile now. These are some great books.

    ~bella aire~

  2. Remember Me has been on my list for a while. I hardly ever read adult lit, but this is one I can't wait to get my hands on.

    I heard Suite Scarlett is really good.

    If you are interested in reading The Adoration of Jenna Fox, The Page Flipper ( is hosting a new book club and that is the January pick. Would be fun to have you!

  3. Looking for Alaska is really, really good. It was hard for me to get into, but after I got into it, I couldn't put it down.

    Revelations is really good, too!




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