Sunday, July 03, 2011

My Week in Books (37)

Credit for IMM goes to The Story Siren

Books received for review

by Ellen Hopkins
Publisher: Atria Books
Released: October 18, 2011

Thank you, Galley Alley! :)


Ellen Hopkins has made her mark as the wildly poplar author of several novels for young adults - every one of them a New York Times bestseller and every one a hard-hitting exploration of tough-to-tackle topics. Now, in Triangles, Hopkins applies her fearless brand of storytelling to adult dramas.

In this emotionally powerful novel, written in Hopkins's signature poetic verse style, three women face the age-old question: If I'm in the middle of my life, is this really all I've got to show for it? Holly, filled with regret for being a stay-at-home mom, sheds sixty pounds and loses herself in the world of extramarital sex. Andrea, a single mom and avowed celibate, watches her friend Holly's meltdown with a mixture of concern and contempt. Holly is throwing away what Andrea has spent her whole life searching for - a committed relationship with a decent guy. So what if Andrea picks up Holly's castaway husband? Then there's Marissa. She has more than her fair share of challenges - a gay teenage sun, a terminally ill daughter, and a husband who buries himself in his work rather than face the facts. As one woman's marriage unravels, another's rekindles. As one woman's family comes apart at the seams, another's reconfigures into something bigger and better. In this story of connections and disconnections, one woman's up is another one's down, and all of them will learn the meaning of friendship, betrayal, and forgiveness.

Books bought

Darkness Becomes Her (Gods & Monsters, #1) The Inferior After Oceans of Fire (Drake Sisters, #3) 

Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
The Inferior by Peadar O'Guilin
After by Francine Prose
Oceans of Fire by Christine Feehan

Hidden Currents (Drake Sisters, #7) Sea Witch (Children of the Sea, #1) Heart of the Dragon (Atlantis, #1)

Hidden Currents by Christine Feehan
Sea Witch by Virginia Kantra
Heart of the Dragon by Gena Showalter

Pre-order arrivals

Fins Are Forever (Fins, #2) Withering Tights (The Misadventures of Tallulah Casey #1) Sharks & Boys Star Trek: Starfleet Academy: The Gemini Agent Forbidden

Fins are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs
Withering Tights by Louise Rennison
Sharks & Boys by Kristen Tracy
The Gemini Agent by Rick Barba
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

What I read this week

Bloodlust (Vampire Beach, Book 1) Heart of the Dragon (Atlantis, #1) Siren (Siren Trilogy, #1) Undercurrent (Siren Trilogy, #2) 

Bloodlust by Alex Duval
Heart of the Dragon by Gena Showalter
Siren by Tricia Rayburn
Undercurrent by Tricia Rayburn

Mishka: An Adoption Tale Jalapeno Bagels Apple Pie Fourth of July

Mishka: An Adoption Tale by Adrienne Ehlert Bashista
Jalapeno Bagels by Natasha Wong
Apple Pie Fourth of July by Janet S. Wong

Books I started but haven't finished (yet!)

Forgive My Fins (Fins, #1) The Cove (FBI Thriller, #1)

Forgive My Fins Tera Lynn Childs
The Cove by Catherine Coulter

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