31 July 2011

In My Mailbox (3)

Welcome to this weeks in my mailbox where we discuss all the new books we acquired through the week. This weekly meme is hosted by Kristi at the Story Siren.

This week after scouring charity shops and the internet I got the following haul -

Secret Society Girl by Diana Peterfreund
In a fabulous blend of the bestselling traditions of Prep and The Devil Wears Prada, Secret Society Girl takes us into the heart of the Ivy League’s ultraexclusive secret societies when a young woman is invited to join as one of their first female members.

Elite Eli University junior Amy Haskel never expected to be tapped into Rose & Grave, the country’s most powerful—and notorious—secret society. She isn’t rich, politically connected, or…well, male.

So when Amy receives the distinctive black-lined invitation with the Rose & Grave seal, she’s blown away. Could they really mean her?

Whisked off into an initiation rite that’s a blend of Harry Potter and Alfred Hitchcock, Amy awakens the next day to a new reality and a whole new set of “friends”—from the gorgeous son of a conservative governor to an Afrocentric lesbian activist whose society name is Thorndike. And that’s when Amy starts to discover the truth about getting what you wish for. Because Rose & Grave is quickly taking her away from her familiar world of classes and keggers, fueling a feud, and undermining a very promising friendship with benefits. And that’s before Amy finds out that her first duty as a member of Rose & Grave is to take on a conspiracy of money and power that could, quite possibly, ruin her whole life.

A smart, sexy introduction to the life and times of a young woman in way over her head, Secret Society Girl is a charming and witty debut from a writer who knows her turf—and isn’t afraid to tell all.... - Goodreads

The Nine Lives of Chloe King (Books 1-3) by Jo Braswell
Chloe King is a normal girl. She goes to class (most of the time), fights with her mom, and crushes on a boy…or two. But around her sixteenth birthday, Chloe finds that perhaps she isn’t so normal after all. There’s the heightened night vision, the super fast reflexes – oh, and the claws.
As she discovers who she is – and where she comes from – it is clear she is not alone. And someone is trying to get her.
Chloe has nine lives. But will nine be enough? - Goodreads

All American Girl (All American Girl #1) by Meg Cabot 
Samantha Madison is an average, cool Washington, D.C., teen: She loves Gwen Stefani (who doesn't?), can draw like nobody's business, and enjoys being opposite to her sister's annoying ultra-social personality. When she ditches art class one day, however, she doesn't expect to be jumping on the back of a wannabe presidential assassin. Soon, the young hero is receiving worldwide acclaim for her bravery, having dinner with her family at the White House, and is even being named teen ambassador to the UN. As if this weren't enough, she and David, the president's son, strike up a friendship that everyone wants the dirt on, which starts to give her romantic "frisson" feelings. Unfortunately, Sam thinks her sister's boyfriend, Jack, is the true love of her life, and she makes a few wrong turns that could screw up what she's developing with David. Will she ever stop following what she knows and start following what she sees? - Goodreads
 I am looking forward to getting started on reading these books. What did you get this week?


  1. I read All American Girl a few years ago and loved it! (: Have a nice reading.

  2. I'm curious about that Diana Peterfreund book. I really liked her Killer Unicorn books, but I haven't read anything else she's written yet. Hope you enjoy your books!

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  3. I love All American Girl! Meg Cabot's books are always so much fun to read. I hope you enjoy it! Here's my IMM if you want to check it out! Happy reading!

    -Jessica (Peace Love Books)

  4. I read the Nine Lives of Chloe King and it was good! I liked it, and I think I'm going to start watching the TV show. I hope you like it! :)

  5. SECRET SOCIETY GIRL looks really good! Enjoy!

  6. Great set! All American Girl is a fun book. Hope you love it.
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  7. I have already managed to read Secret Socitey Girl and I really liked it. Review to follow soon!!

  8. I've been wanting to read the Nine Lives of Chloe King. After all, I love the show! :) (Also, I like the girl's eye makeup on the cover) Happy reading!