Most of my books came from the library (again). I did buy one, and I received one for review as part of a blog tour. All summaries (or partial summaries) come from Good Reads or the book jacket. The links are for Amazon and Borders.
Priscilla the Great by Sybil Nelson*
Publisher: WorldMaker Media
Release date: December 14, 2010
Meet Priscilla Sumner, an ordinary seventh grader with extraordinary gifts. As if middle school isn't hard enough, not only does Priscilla have to fight pimples and bullies, but genetically enhanced assassins trying to kill her and her family. Armed with wit, strength, and a genius best friend, Priscilla must defeat the Selliwood Institute, an organization dead set on turning children into killing machines. Add an older brother annoyingly obsessed with Christina Aguilera, mischievous baby twin brothers who could scare the sin off of Satan, and parents more puzzling than Rubik's cube in the Bermuda triangle and expect a smoking page-turner!
I'll have a review of Priscilla the Great up later today!
Boys, Girls & Other Hazardous Materials by Rosalind Wiseman
Release date: January 12, 2010
Looking for a new beginning after a terrible mean girl past, Charlie Healey realizes there's no escaping high school drama. Charlie Healey thinks Harmony Falls is the beginning of a whole new life. Middle school was brutal. But high school is Charlie's big chance to start over and stay out of drama, except that on her first day, she runs into Will, her ex-best friend, who had moved away. Now a varsity athlete and hotter than Charlie remembered, Will hangs with the crowd running the school. But Charlie doesn't understand their power until an innocent delivery guy falls victim to a near-deadly hazing prank. Torn between doing what's right and her secret feelings for Will, Charlie must decide whether to turn in her very best friend or live with the guilt of knowing what he did.
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: July 13, 2010
The longing. Once Grace and Sam have found each other, they know they must fight to stay together. For Sam, this means a reckoning with his werewolf past. For Grace, it means facing a future that is less and less certain. The loss. Into their world comes a new wolf named Cole, whose past is full of hurt and danger. He is wrestling with his own demons, embracing the life of a wolf while denying the ties of being human. The linger. For Grace, Sam, and Cole, life is a constant struggle between two forces--wolf and human--with love baring its two sides as well. It is harrowing and euphoric, freeing and entrapping, enticing and alarming. As their world falls apart, love is what lingers. But will it be enough?
Matched by Ally Condie
Publisher: Dutton Books
Release date: November 30, 2010
In the Society, officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die. Cassia has always trusted their choices. It's hardly any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one. . .until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path no one else has ever dared follow--between perfection and passion.
I'll have a review of Matched up soon, as well.
Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Release date: December 1, 2010
Things in Delilah Hannaford's life have a tendency to fall apart. She used to be a good student, but she can't seem to keep it together anymore. Her "boyfriend" isn't much of a boyfriend. And her mother refuses to discuss the fight that divided their family eight years ago. Falling apart, it seems, is a Hannaford tradition. Over a summer of new friendships, unexpected romance, and moments that test the complex bonds between mothers and daughters, Delilah must face her family's painful past. Can even her most shattered relationships be pieced together again?
And just for fun, because I'm playing around with idea of reviewing a CD sometime next week (mostly just because I can, but also to do something different for a change), I also bought this:
*Check out Sybil's guest post. Along with her post, I'm giving away the review copy I received of Priscilla the Great.
What did you get this week? Happy reading!