Saturday, July 4, 2009

In My Mailbox (20)

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Only two books in my mailbox this week, but that's okay. Slow weeks can be good too.

For Review:

Ruined by Paula Morris


Release Date: August 1, 2009 from Point (Scholastic)

Synopsis:

Rebecca couldn't feel more out of place in New Orleans, where she comes to spend the year while her dad is traveling. She's staying in a creepy old house with her aunt. And at the snooty prep school, the filthy-rich girls treat Rebecca like she's invisible. Only gorgeous, unavailable Anton Grey seems to give Rebecca the time of day, but she wonders if he's got a hidden agenda. Then one night, in Lafayette Cemetery, Rebecca makes a friend. Sweet, mysterious Lisette is eager to talk to Rebecca, and to show her the nooks and crannies of the city. There's just one catch: Lisette is a ghost. A ghost with a deep, dark secret, and a serious score to settle. As Rebecca learns more from her ghost friend - and as she slowly learns to trust Anton Grey-she also uncovers startling truths about her own history. Will Rebecca be able to right the wrongs of the past, or has everything been ruined beyond repair?

This was a WOW pick for me, so I am so glad to finally have it in my hot little hands. I'm really looking forward to reading this one.

Purchased:

L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad


Release Date: Available Now from HarperTeen!!

Synopsis:

Los Angeles is all about the sweet life: hot clubs, cute guys, designer . . . everything. Nineteen-year-old Jane Roberts can't wait to start living it up. She may be in L.A. for an internship, but Jane plans to play as hard as she works, and has enlisted her BFF Scarlett to join in the fun.

When Jane and Scarlett are approached by a producer who wants them to be on his new series, a "reality version of Sex and the City," they can hardly believe their luck. Their own show? Yes, please!

Soon Jane is TV's hottest star. Fame brings more than she ever imagined possible for a girl from Santa Barbara—free designer clothes, the choicest tables at the most exclusive clubs, invites to Hollywood premieres—and she's lapping up the VIP treatment with her eclectic entourage of new pals. But those same friends who are always up for a wild night are also out for a piece of Jane's spotlight.

In a city filled with people chasing after their dreams, it's not long before Jane wakes up to the reality that everyone wants something from her, and nothing is what it seems to be.

L.A. Candy is a deliciously entertaining novel about what it's like to come of age in Hollywood while starring in a reality TV show, written by a girl who has experienced it all firsthand: Lauren Conrad.


I just couldn't resist. It's too wonderful to pass up and I've heard some pretty good things about it.

That's it for me this week. Can't wait to see what everyone else got.

27 comments:

  1. They look like a couple of good books! Happy reading!

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  2. Ruined sounds good~
    I want to read it. =P
    Can't wait to read your reviews!

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  3. Ruined sounds really good. Enjoy!

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  4. Is there anything better than a New Orleans ghost story? :) Sounds great!

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  5. Ruined sounds really great. It has ghosts. :) L.A. Candy seems interesting and I'm trying to get over the fact that the author is Lauren Conrad so I can maybe read it. :P Happy reading!

    - Alex

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  6. I really want to read Ruined! Happy reading!

    ~Briana

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  7. oooh LA Candy.. cant wait to see what you think.

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  8. Great books, I can't wait to read Ruined myself. Have fun reading this week!

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  9. Oh, Ruined looks really good, and this is the first I'm hearing of it. Can't wait to see what you think!

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  10. Ruined sounds good but I'm more curious about L.A Candy. Looking forward to your reviews!

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  11. You had two very interesting books, both so different from one another. I cannot wait to see what you think about L.A. Candy. I also have ruined and have it in my TBR pile to read soon.

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  12. Ruined looks really creepy and I love the cover. Enjoy!

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  13. I hope Ruined is really good. It certainly looks it! :)

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  14. I am becoming quite envious of everyone's aquisition of Ruined! Ahh! :) Enjoy!

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  15. Ruined looks really interesting, and I love the cover art. I'm still a little skeptical of Lauren Conrad's book...so I'm waiting to read some reviews before I go out and get it. Happy reading!

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  16. Ruined sounds awesome! and I have a copy of L.A. Candy too, which I'm really looking forward to reading. Hope you enjoy! happy reading!

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  17. Can't wait for your LA Candy review...I keep on debating whether or not to read it or not....(:

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  18. great books, I so want to read L.A.Candy!
    (but it is very expensive here in holland, ha!)
    can't wait to read your review!

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  19. Ruined looks good. Happy reading!

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  20. Oh you got Ruined! Your so lucky, I've been wanting to read that.

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  21. Ruined looks and sounds great! I might have to give in and read LA Candy this summer!

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  22. Both look really good. Enjoy!

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  23. L.A. Candy has been flying off the shelves in my store. I think that "Ruined" might be more on my level personally though, but it could be surprising. I hope you enjoy!

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  24. Great books you got this week. Ruined looks really really great. Enjoy.

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  25. Eek, Ruined has already managed to creep me out! It looks super good.

    Happy reading!

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