Saturday, June 20, 2009

In My Mailbox

We're down to the last ten days of our Color Online Summer Book Drive. It's not possible to list everything we get but I promise to share a good deal. We want you to know how much we appreciate your gifts. In My mailbox is hosted each week by Kristi at The Story Siren and Marcia hosts Mailbox Monday. So on to the mail:
Flash Burnout L.K. Madigan
Synposis
Fifteen-year-old Blake has a girlfriend and a friend whos a girl. One of them loves him; the other one needs him. When he snapped a picture of a street person for his photography homework, Blake never dreamed that the woman in the photo was his friend Marissas long-lost meth addicted mom. Blakes participation in the ensuing drama opens up a world of trouble, both for him and for Marissa.

Indie Girl by Kavita Daswani
Synopsis
Fifteen-year-old Indi Konkipuddi has always dreamed of becoming a fashion reporter. She'd do anything to land an internship with glamorous Celebrity Style magazine — even babysit publisher Aaralyn Taylor's two-year-old son. Indie's neurosurgeon dad can't understand why Indie would want to spend her weekends picking Play-Doh off of someone else's Persian carpets, and pretty soon she starts asking herself the same thing.

Half a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Synopsis
With the effortless grace of a natural storyteller, Adichie weaves together the lives of five characters caught up in the extraordinary tumult of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Ugwu is houseboy to Odenigbo, a university professor who sends him to school, and in whose living room Ugwu hears voices full of revolutionary zeal. Odenigbo's beautiful mistress, Olanna, a sociology teacher, is running away from her parents' world of wealth and excess; Kainene, her urbane twin, is taking over their father's business; and Kainene's English lover, Richard, forms a bridge between their two worlds.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
Synposis
... expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers...

Airhead by Meg Cabot. Currently running a giveway. 3 winners. Just leave your name and email here. See Speed Reader's review at My Favorite Author.

14 comments:

Steph Su said...

Wow, how did you get Flash Burnout? You're lucky! You've got some great books.

Lenore said...

I thought you'd really appreciate FLASH BURNOUT :)

Diana Dang said...

Indie Girl is a good book! I only read part of it but I really like it!

Adele said...

Indie Girl sounds like a book that I would like to read. The Jane Austen + zombies intrigues me a lot but I am not sure if I could read it, not that I am a purist.

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week, they all look really interesting. Enjoy.

Library Lounge Lizard said...

Great books! I really want to read Pride, Prejudice and Zombies it looks so funky!

Amelia said...

Great books! Flash Burnout looks like it will be really good.

Lizzy said...

I've been hearing the rumor of Pride, Prejudice and Zombies is possible being turned into a movie...Happy reading!

susan said...

Thanks all for coming by and chiming in. Yes, a very good read. Hoping the girls are equally impressed.

Thanks for a great stash of books, Lenore.

TheBookworm said...

I can't wait until I can get a copy of Flash Burnout. Love the cover and it sounds great. Happy Readings! :D

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

Wow, you got a lot of books! :)

Happy Reading

-Briana

Callie said...

PPZ looks great. Happy reading!

Kristen said...

Awesome books! I can't wait to read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies!

♔ jessica.marie said...

Oh they all look like they will be amazing reads, I hope you enjoy them!

I really want to read Pride and Prejudice and Zombie, but first I would have to read the original ... which has been on my shelf for ages ;)