Saturday, October 10, 2009

In My Mailbox #9

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi over at the Story Siren!

by Pam Bachorz

Oscar Banks has everything under control. In a town
where his father brainwashes everyone, he's found a way
to secretly fight the subliminal Messages. He's got them
all fooled: Oscar's the top student and the best-behaved
teen in town. Nobody knows he's made his own Messages
to deprogram his brain. Oscar has even found a way to
get rich. For a hefty price, he helps new kids escape
Candor, Florida before they're transformed into
cookie-cutter teens. But then Nia Silva moves to Candor,
and Oscar's carefully-controlled world crumbles.

I finally received Candor! I can't wait to read it!

Blue Plate Special
by Michelle D. Kwasney

This emotional and evocative novel explores the lives of three young women. Madeline, Desiree, and Ariel - who narrate alternating chapters - may live in separate decades, but they struggle with issues that transcend time and place. Madeline is worn down by caring for her alcoholic mother and has been teased since childhood for being overweight. Angry, foul-mouthed Desiree will do anything to avoid her neglectful mother and the unwanted advances of her mother's boyfriend. And sensitive Ariel struggles with the pressures of taking AP classes and coping with a domineering boyfriend. As the girls' individual stories progress, the truth unfolds that they are actually three generations of one family. And when the tales ultimately intersect, present-day Ariel's breakthrough is also a triumph for her mother and grandmother. Beautifully written and impossible to put down, "Blue Plate Special" offers teen readers a fresh look at familiar topics, while also imparting a powerful message about self-respect, empathy, and forgiveness.

You can win Blue Plate Special by entering my contest! It ends soon!


  1. Ooh! Yay for Candor! It's definitely a good book. :) I hope you enjoy reading your books!

    - Alex

  2. I really want to read both of those books. Enjoy. :D


  3. Awesome books you got this week they both sound really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  4. Ooh, Candor - I've heard great stuff about it!

  5. Candor sounds awesome. I keep forgetting about it when I order books, but I really want to read it. Hope you enjoy it!

  6. Two great books! Enjoy reading them, they sound very good. :)

  7. Love the cover for candor. :-D

  8. I really want to read Candor. And the plate one looks really good too. Enjoy!!

  9. Candor sounds amazing!! I cant wait till I can read it! lol, And I cant wait to read your review on it!! Enjoy your books! :)


  10. Sounds like some good books! I gave you an award here:!

  11. I want to read Candor...I have heard such great things about it. Hope you enjoy!!!