09 February 2010

In My Mailbox (001)

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi over at The Story Siren and it explores the contents of my mailbox or shopping bag on a weekly basis. Here's what I acquired this week:

    From the Library:

    From left to right: 
Very LeFreak by: Rachel Cohn.
Leviathan by: Scott Westerfeld.
Tangled by: Carolyn Mackler.
Chasing Brooklyn by: Lisa Schroeder.

I'm actually about 15 pages from the end of Chasing Brooklyn. I started it this morning, and though I like novels-in-verse I find them a little hard to read sometimes. It's kind of like one really really long poem. I had to tweet her on Twitter to ask how to pronounce Lucca's name. It's lou-kuh, by the way. But in a way I love novels-in-verse more, simply because you get the same depth of a story, with less words, and more emotion. But a good novel has it's strong points!

I loved My Butt, The Earth, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler and I've read a couple other books by her, so when I saw this interesting cover on her website I had to get it. Shallow right..."Don't judge a book by its cover..." I have read the jacket description but I don't remember what it's about, but I'll be reading it soon.

Scott Westerfeld's book Peeps is amazing--to say the least. So I figured I'd give a book so far out of my realm a try, why not have it be a Scott Westerfeld book. Leviathan is about World War I, 1914...but with machines and monsters! (Watch the trailer here.) Alek is a prince on the run and his own people have turned on him. All he has is a battletorn war machine and a loyal crew of men. Deryn, a girl, is a commoner disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She’s a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered. And the big question is: Do you oil your war machines or do you feed them?

I have read a few books by Rachel Cohn and my favorite is the one she co-wrote with David Levithan called Ely & Naomi's No Kiss List. Which, I read somewhere is supposed to be a movie. [: Very LeFreak was just released last month and I'm excited to be the first to read this specific library book. I get quite an unusual thrill out of that.  Its about a girl who is seriously addicted to electronics and it becomes to much so she is sent to a rehab called E.S.C.A.P.E for "electronicaholics." (Check out the trailer here.) I think a lot of teens can relate to this. Technology and social networking has completely taken over our lives! 

I have a problem where I give up on books if they don't completely take me in within the first ten pages...but I cannot and will not give up on these books. I should've learned with The Host by: Stephenie Meyer. After the first twelve chapters it got really really good.

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