IN MY MAILBOX: 8/23/09

In My Mailbox lets you peek into the contents of my mailbox on a weekly basis. I am listing all the lovely books that I have aquired this week. If you would like to participate and have your own “In My Mailbox” post, you can find more information here on the Story Siren's blog, where it all began..(This post was inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie.)

This week was a good week. I recieved a few books that I am very eager to read.



THE ESPRESSOLOGIST by Kristina Springer

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (October 27, 2009)



What’s your drink of choice? Is it a small pumpkin spice latte? Then you’re lots of fun and a bit sassy. Or a medium americano? You prefer simplicity in life. Or perhaps it’s a small decaf soy sugar-free hazelnut caffe latte? Some might call you a yuppie. Seventeen-year-old barista Jane Turner has this theory that you can tell a lot about a person by their regular coffee drink. She scribbles it all down in a notebook and calls it Espressology. So it’s not a totally crazy idea when Jane starts hooking up some of her friends based on their coffee orders. Like her best friend, Em, a medium hot chocolate, and Cam, a toffee nut latte. But when her boss, Derek, gets wind of Jane’s Espressology, he makes it an in-store holiday promotion, promising customers their perfect matches for the price of their favorite coffee. Things are going better than Derek could ever have hoped, so why is Jane so freaked out? Does it have anything to do with Em dating Cam? She’s the one who set them up! She should be happy for them, right?
With overtones of Jane Austen’s Emma and brimming with humor and heart, this sweet, frothy debut will be savored by readers.


NOTHING LIKE YOU by Lauren Strasnick

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse (October 20, 2009)



When Holly loses her virginity to Paul, a guy she barely knows, she assumes their encounter is a one-night stand. After all, Paul is too popular to even be speaking to Holly...and he happens to have a long-term girlfriend, Saskia. But ever since Holly's mom died six months ago, Holly has been numb to the world, and she's getting desperate to feel something, anything--so when Paul keeps pursuing her, Holly relents. Paul's kisses are a welcome diversion...and it's nice to feel like the kind of girl that a guy like Paul would choose.



THE MERIDIAN by Amber Kizer

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (August 11, 2009)



Half-human, half-angel, Meridian Sozu has a dark responsibility.

Sixteen-year-old Meridian has been surrounded by death ever since she can remember. As a child, insects, mice, and salamanders would burrow into her bedclothes and die. At her elementary school, she was blamed for a classmate’s tragic accident. And on her sixteenth birthday, a car crashes in front of her family home—and Meridian’s body explodes in pain.

Before she can fully recover, Meridian is told that she’s a danger to her family and hustled off to her great-aunt’s house in Revelation, Colorado. It’s there that she learns that she is a Fenestra—the half-angel, half-human link between the living and the dead. But Meridian and her sworn protector and love, Tens, face great danger from the Aternocti, a band of dark forces who capture vulnerable souls on the brink of death and cause chaos.
But things aren't so simple with Saskia around. Paul's real girlfriend is willowy and perfect... and nothing like Holly. To make matters worse, she and Holly are becoming friends. Suddenly the consequences of Holly's choices are all too real, and Holly stands to lose more than she ever realized she had.

That was my IMMB post for this week, what was in yours?

14 comments on "IN MY MAILBOX: 8/23/09"

So Many Books, So Little Time wrote: August 23, 2009 at 6:44 AM

I really want to read meridian. It sounds so good. Happy reading!


· Alba · wrote: August 23, 2009 at 7:19 AM

Ohh, The Espressologist seems nice ^^!
And Meridian... Wahh, I want that book *O*!


Thao wrote: August 23, 2009 at 7:43 AM

Luck you, I've always wanted to read Nothing Like You. Hope you enjoy the books : )


Sunkissed wrote: August 23, 2009 at 8:18 AM

oooh i would love to read the esspressologist and nothing like you!! Happy reading :)


...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... wrote: August 23, 2009 at 8:21 AM

Nice books..happy reading!


Orchid wrote: August 23, 2009 at 9:47 AM

Happy reading. :)


Khy wrote: August 23, 2009 at 10:02 AM

ooooh Nothing Like You! you must tell me how that one is, because I might go to Lauren's launch fiesta. :D


Book Butterfly (Kim) wrote: August 23, 2009 at 10:46 AM

I'm dying to read Meridian. I read the first three chapters online and fell in love with the story. Great books you got--looking forward to your reviews :)

Kim


katie wrote: August 23, 2009 at 10:56 AM

Ooh great books this week. Meridian sounds great and so does Nothing Like You. Enjoy!


Serena wrote: August 23, 2009 at 12:16 PM

Meridian looks like a good book...happy reading


Brenda Estacio wrote: August 23, 2009 at 3:12 PM

Hi,

I would like to invite you to read my new fantasy novel, "Gateway to DreamWorld." It has received rave reviews and has a shot at becoming a movie.

http://www.eloquentbooks.com/GatewayToDreamWorld.html

Brenda Estacio


~The Book Pixie wrote: August 23, 2009 at 3:18 PM

All three of those are ones I really REALLY want to read. They all sound so good. Great set of books and I hope you enjoy them. :D

~Briana


Bookworm wrote: August 23, 2009 at 3:34 PM

I can't wait to read the Espressologist. It looks so amazing! Although I'm not a big fan of the new cover. ):


vvb32 reads wrote: August 23, 2009 at 6:23 PM

i'm looking forward to esspressologist! love the jane austen tie-in.


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