December 11, 2011
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren. It’s awesome. Every week, we all get a chance to tell everyone what new books we’ve gotten so that we can tell you guys and we can all drool and squee together! Huzzah for squees!
This week is not so much about the quantity, guys, but let me tell you, I am EXCITED about all of these books! In fact, I was so stinkin’ psyched that I’ve already read two of them!! Yay!
Graffiti Moon, by Cath Crowley (February 14, 2012 from Knopf). This book has already been described as “literary O-face” so I’m not sure what else I can say about this one from Aussie author Cath Crowley, except that it’s about a girl, Lucy, who goes out to find the mysterious graffiti phantom (but, you know, he’s not a ghost. He’s a real person) Shadow. And then, you know, “o-face.” It’s like, oh what is that guy’s name?! Banksy! This one sounds really good guys. Can’t wait to read it!
Ripper, by Amy Carol Reeves (April 8, 2012 from Flux). I feel like there’s been an uptick in books about or related in someway to Jack the Ripper. I LOVE THIS. I once tried to write a history paper about him but there’s practically no legit information anywhere! It’s really amazing when you think about it. But this book takes place in London in 1888, right in the middle of Jack the Ripper’s murders. Abbie Sharp gets caught up in the gruesome killings when she starts having visions of the murder scenes before they happen. So this one is kind of a historical fiction with a paranormal twist! Fantastic! Plus, if you guys are doing the Debut Authors Challenge, add this one to your lists. Sounds so good.
The One That I Want, by Jennifer Echols (ebook is out now; print version coming February 7, 2012 from Simon Pulse).
You guys, I’m a big Jennifer Echols fan. Her books are fun, sweet, quick reads that feature some solid sexytimes. She writes what she calls “romantic comedies” that are usually slightly younger and a little lighter on the sexytimes; her “romantic dramas” are decidedly older and are heavier on the sexytimes. I appreciate that her characters act their ages, whatever they might be. This one is a romantic comedy about two high school juniors who flirt one day from afar but wind up with other people and have to find their way back together again. I read this one already and it was SUPER CUTE. Yay!
Catching Jordan, by Miranda Kenneally (December 1, 2011 from Sourcebooks Fire). So I bought this one, guys, and read it the same day, and I’m so glad I did. I even reviewed it already! But this book, which is the first in a trilogy of companion novels, is great. If you loved The Dairy Queen books, get a copy of this book right away. You won’t be disappointed. CATCHING JORDAN is the story of a high school senior, Jordan Woods, who is the VERY GOOD quarterback of her school’s football team. The other guys on her team are her bffs, and everything is going great until a new guy shows up and threatens her role on the team and sends her personal life into chaos of the heart. It’s sooooo good!
Did you guys get anything awesome this week?